Free James Blake show tonight at the Fox Theater for TIMF ticket holders!

Treasure Island Music Festival attendees were understandably disappointed yesterday when James Blake's set was cancelled due to high winds on the island. To help make up for this unlucky situation, however, the festival organizers have arranged for a FREE James Blake set tonight for all Treasure Island Music Festival ticket holders. Full details on the APE website: Treasure Island Fan Appreciation Show James Blake Airhead Fox Theater Oakland, CA Monday, October 17, 2016 Doors: 8:00pm Show: 9:00pm Free & exclusive to Treasure Island Music Festival ticket holders! * Entry will be first come, first serve with proof of festival ticket [...]

Treasure Island Music Festival 2016 lineup announced

Pay attention, party people: The Treasure Island Music Festival lineup has landed. Featuring performances from Neon Indian, Car Seat Headrest, Kamaiyah, Sigur Ros, and many, many more, this years's roster is outpaces most of the festival's lineups in recent history. With varied artists spanning several genres but all sharing a common theme of being emerging and long-respected talents — this year's Treasure Island is set to be a stunner. Now in its 10th year, Treasure Island has grown into one of the most attractive festivals in the Bay Area and beyond. This will be its last year on the island [...]

Review: The 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival

This year's Treasure Island Music Festival attracted a diverse crowd, most of which partied way too hard during the high-energy dance sets of Saturday to attend Sunday's more guitar-oriented lineup. Sunday was also much colder, with lines for coffee often stretching beyond lines for beer. Schools of glowing white jellyfish drifted through the festival grounds on handheld sticks, as music fans wandered back and forth between the two stages. Giraffage kicked things off at noon during Saturday's stretch of the festival after an introduction from Noise Pop/Salty Artist Management's Chad Heimann aka Chad Salty, performing sample-driven dance music for the [...]

What we love about Treasure Island's Sunday lineup: Haim, Real Estate, & more

Every year, Treasure Island Music Festival brings two days' worth of scenic music consumption to that island out in the Bay. The way the booking pans out, Saturday rounds up most of the electronic and dance-inducing performers of the weekend, leaving Sunday for indie rock enthusiasts. This year's lineup looks slightly different. Especially for those who enjoy electronic music, the second day lineup for this year's festival is experiencing a slight spillover of said genre artists -- including the relentlessly innovative Animal Collective, the aggressively pop-electro duo Sleigh Bells, and the current king of electronic pop, James Blake. Full disclosure: [...]

Taking stock of South by Southwest 2011: Highlights, photos, and an attempt to make sense of things

When, last Saturday afternoon, Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein remarked mid-set, "This is our seventh of eight shows at South by Southwest," it was difficult not to hear some sense of relief in her voice. There is an inherently numbing effect to the South by Southwest experience; at some point, I think, both the body and mind, additionally encumbered by the baggage of Tex-Mex and beer, begin to reject new musical experiences. This year's South by was, we have been told, the biggest festival yet. For those of us rooted in indie culture, however, bigger doesn't always mean better, and there [...]

Sade Sundays: That’s How I Remember It, Season Finale (Best of 2010).

Part One: Michael Tapscott 1. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (DefJam) [wpaudio url="http://www.islanddefjam.com/artist/discography_single.aspx?artistID=7307&productID=12417" text="Kanye West - 'Runaway'" dl="0"] The most controversial and real public figure almost caused a fist fight between Joshua and I at this year’s Thanksgiving. While Josh contended, correctly so, that Kanye’s public persona ruins his art, I contended, also correctly, that it heightens his palette and that the persona is in and of itself a fine work of art. We worked it out, but I was prepared to never speak to one of my best friends again for the cause. 2. Jerry Lewis [...]

Sade Sundays: Post-Apocalyptic American Pastimes v.9.21.10

Part One: Joshua Rampage When I think of attending baseball games I picture Indian Summer nights, patterned green grass under bright lights, hotdogs + beer + peanuts, and thousands upon thousands of rabid fans cheering for their respective teams. Not anymore. Those memories were obliterated this past Tuesday when Michael and I attended the A’s vs. White Sox game in Oakland. The wind was ripping off the bay at a chilly 20 knots while we attempted our own version of tailgating, Mike leaving his party-ready station wagon at home, opting for his wife’s 4-door sedan instead. Brilliant. Popping the trunk, [...]

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