Posts Tagged ‘Radiohead’

So, Is the Outside Lands Music Festival Coming Back in 2009?

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Was the recent, successful Outside Lands music festival a transcendent musical experience, chaotic logistical nightmare, or a little bit of both?

Despite some discord, things went the way you would have expected. The kids that came up from Stanford University liked it and the solons of Sacramento thought the whole deal was worth the trip.  

Even though thousands of people snuck in, Parks and Rec made more money than anticipated. This paves the way for more concerts in Golden Gate Park. See you there!

These young lovers skated down to the festival. Will they be able to come back next year?  

 

San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music Festival a Huge Success

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

The Outside Lands music festival, not to be confused with the Western Neighborhoods Projectopened yesterday in Golden Gate Park with a large attendance.

Look for the live webcast today and tomorrow. Check out the photo gallery.

It’s Beck! See videos of his set here.

from Jenn L’s photostream

Now, it’s Radiohead! See videos of their set here.

from Jenn L’s photostream

The reviews are already in at 58 Hours, a Radiohead Gig Database:

“Great Show. Idioteque, Talk Show Host, Android, Gloaming and Plastic Trees were amazing. The light show really was stunning. A few drawbacks (to be honest), the sound (I mean, the entire sound) went completely out twice. Also, festival crowd was very chatty….killed the atmosphere on quieter songs like Exit Music. However, Plastic Trees was so show-stopping-breathtaking that the place really seemed to go silent.”

Grab your $85 and see you there! (And be sure to head over to the Foggy Bridge Canteen for some hyper local wine.)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 @ 5PM

RADIOHEAD
BECK
MANU CHAO
THE BLACK KEYS
COLD WAR KIDS
STEEL PULSE
LYRICS BORN
BLACK MOUNTAIN
BENEVENTO/RUSSO DUO
THE FELICE BROTHERS
HOWLIN RAIN
THE DYNAMITES FEATURING CHARLES WALKER
CARNEY

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 @ 1PM

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
BEN HARPER & THE INNOCENT CRIMINALS
PRIMUS
CAKE
STEVE WINWOOD
CAFÉ TACVBA
LUPE FIASCO
REGINA SPEKTOR
GALACTIC’S CRESCENT CITY SOUL KREWE
M. WARD
DEVENDRA BANHART
MATT NATHANSON
TWO GALLANTS
DREDG
ABIGAIL WASHBURN & THE SPARROW
QUARTET FEATURING BÉLA FLECK
THE WALKMEN
KAKI KING
THE COUP
LIARS
DONAVON FRANKENREITER
NELLIE MCKAY
GOAPELE
SEAN HAYES
RUPA & THE APRIL FISHES
THRIVING IVORY
EVEREST

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 @ 1PM

JACK JOHNSON
WILCO
WIDESPREAD PANIC
RODRIGO Y GABRIELA
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
ANDREW BIRD
SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS
DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS
TOOTS & THE MAYTALS
STARS
ROGUE WAVE
ALO
JACKIE GREENE
LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES
MIKE GORDON
THE COOL KIDS
GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS
LITTLE BROTHER
BON IVER
VIENNA TENG
THE MOTHER HIPS
THE MIGHTY UNDERDOGS FEATURING GIFT OF GAB, LATEEF AND HEADNODIC
NICOLE ATKINS & THE SEA
SILA & THE AFROFUNK EXPERIENCE
K’NAAN
CULVER CITY DUB COLLECTIVE

Will Radiohead Give Away Concert Tickets to Bicycle Riders in San Francisco?

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Radiohead’s recent attempt to give away concert tickets failed in France because people were too lazy to pedal their bikes on over to pick them up. Quelle horreur!

But things will be different if Radiohead tries the same stunt in San Francisco this summer.

A rainbow over Golden Gate Park from the San Francisco Botanical Garden. The park will be In Rainbows once again when the Outside Lands music festival starts up on August 22nd.

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In fact, if Radiohead tries to give away tickets to people who cycle to some office building in San Francisco, a riot will probably break out.

There Will Be Blood, or at least a squabble or two. But, rest assured, all available free tickets will get distributed and used.

See you there!