With the first day of Treasure Island Music Festival behind us (and our first attempt at the live blog), Joe and Christian are taking the reigns of the website and will be capturing everything that Day 2 has to offer. To start, we are absolutely thrilled to see so many local bands will be performing today including John Vanderslice, The Dodos, Or the Whale, The Morning Benders, and Port O'Brien. So stay tuned for some great coverage of all of the acts performing today!

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And now...onto the live blogging!

11:40 (JH) OTW literally squeezed their way onto the bus for an opening slot on the island by beating out over a thousand bands. Suffice to say, these country-fried rockers would fair just as well at a Nashville-style rodeo hoedown.

12:00 (CC) The ferris wheel is already going 30 min before the first band.

12:26 (CC) And Day 2 begins...

12:48 (JH) Lap steel guitar, tango, hair blowin' in the wind...the early comers are feeling lucky.

12:52 (JH) JV is on! A venerable SF indie icon, kicking things off with "White Dove". Just gorgeous.

12:57 (CC). I have to agree with Joe. JV is a veritable local icon in the local music scene whose music is one of the reasons The Bay Bridged started in the first place. Rumor has it this might be one of his last local performances before he releases his next album in spring 2009.

1:16 (CC) To the pleasure of us and the audience we've gotten to hear a couple of new songs JV's been working on...

1:23 (JH) Port O'Brien up next, is touring Europe all of October. Their latest release is being distributed in Japan, Australia and Europe. Ok, it's beer thirty...

1:42 (CC). Port O'Brien lovingly dedicates one of their songs to Obama.

1:53 (JH) Hailing from Ontario, catchy garage poppers Tokyo Police Club, are playing both a Unitarian church and Madison Square Garden on this tour...

2:16 (JH) Who says keyboard players can't dance?! This guy is everywhere. People out here are starting to move the limbs more too...

2:18 (CC) ...which is pretty amazing considering most of the crowd is comprised of hipsters...

2:20 (CC) The monsters are back for another day of fun.

2:39 (JH) The Benders take stage...wondering if they'll play their cover of the Cardigans' sleeper pop hit, "Lovefool"...from their recent Bedroom Covers" record.

2:48 (JH) Some of the tunes are recalling that early millenium New York sound, a la the Walkmen / French Kicks...

3:02 (JH) Incredibly amped for Will Sheff and Co. The new one,The Stand Ins, even has some underpinnings of Motown, which should get us swerving about...

3:30 (JH) It's hard to believe Fleet Foxes debuted out of town at Noise Pop earlier this year. Like that night, we're expecting to be every bit as impressed...however Okkervil may be hard to follow at this point--they are killing it.

3:39 (CC). Okkervil has taken the crowd by storm. All hands are in the air and everyone is having a blast. Today festival feels more cohesive both sound and energywise compared to yesterday.

4:08 (CC) Fleet Foxes are swooning the crowd with their multipart harmonies and heavy reverbed guitar. A nice calming set after the energy packed Okkervil.

4:36 (JH) Wow. opening with Amazing Grace, now settling in with a psych-tinged groove, Spiritualized sounds better than ever...welcome back to the early 90s friends...

4:48 (JH) The wind is beginning to whip itself into the set, swirling into the band's sound quite well actually...

4:56 (CC) Double Dutch with monsters during Spiritualized?

5:01 (JH) We've seen the Dodos over a dozen times this year, but that's not to say it will be any less amazing. going to seek out some real estate now...as the gospel comedown of Spiritualized lulls us into a late afternoon stupor...

5:28 (CC) Feels like most of the crowd has left the Bridge Stage and are now lovin' Bay Area favorites The Dodos over at the Tunnel Stage.

5:40 (CC) People are making their own art within the displayed art.

5:47 (JH) It's officially a tinge chilly, but the Dodos are bouncing around in tees as if it's July, well July anywhere but here. The crowd are slowly meandering to the vampire stage...

6:35 (JH) Dr. Dog is about to kick it Philly style. We expect an eclectic fuzzy montage of garagey blues, psych and blue-eyed soul. Stay tuned...

6:50 (CC). Dr. Dog has secured a spot in the top three performances all festival. This is by far the most packed I've seen the tunnel stage all day.

7:25 (CC) Well after two days, The Bay Bridged has had it's fill and is headed home for the weekend. Overall we had a blast throughout weekend, saw some incredible bands, and were thrilled to document it on the site. Upon leaving the festival we did note two things we forgot to talk about -- the live mural painting (seen below in its final form) and some of the quirkier art vendors such as the Poem Store where "You give them the topic they'll write you a poem" as seen below.

Thanks Treasure Island -- we'll see you next year!!

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