Treasure Island Music Festival 2015: Sunday review

Another year in the books for the island-sequestered music festival, as presented by Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment. Many components of Treasure Island Music Festival were the same as the last: a staggering line-up of music, no overlap between sets, Karl The Fog swaggering in and out like he had an all-access pass, a Silent Disco (which always looks like a cult of interpretive dancers from far away), and some of the most enticing food trucks and stands in the Bay (I'm looking at you, Coca-Cola braised pork steamed buns from The Chairman. Mmm.) However, this fest saw a few notable changes. [...]

Photos: Two days of music at the 2015 Treasure Island Music Festival

The 2015 Treasure Island Music Festival brought a variety of bands and genres from all corners of Rock, EDM and Hip Hop. Some acts have been with us for a while, others new, and others are collaborations that are entirely new projects, but no matter how look at it there was certainly something for everyone to enjoy.  Take a look at these photos from Daniel Kielman! Day 1:  Big Grams, Run The Jewels, FKA Twigs, Shamir and more Day 2:  The National, CHVRCHES, Father John Misty, The War On Drugs and more

TIMF Interview: Shamir, the 20-year-old killing the game

There are many musicians and bands playing at Treasure Island Music Festival, and all of them are worth knowing, but Shamir is the one you need to keep an eye out for. The 20-year-old has been active for the last two years, with one album out on XL Recordings that has garnered nothing but acclaim. Shamir's solo project originally was meant to just be a side project to the punk band Anorexia, but after sending some demos to Nick Sylvester of Godmode Music, everything changed for Shamir. The Bay Bridged: So I hear you like Fefe Dobson? S: Um, Fefe Dobson is my everything, [...]

Soon to be FKA, Viet Cong playing Treasure Island Music Fest early Sunday

When Viet Cong issued a statement last month that they’d be changing their name, the decision didn’t exactly come as a surprise. From the onset, the Calgary-based quartet conceded that the name had no personal connection to any of the band members, and, in actuality, the moniker was chosen on a whim and with little knowledge of the painful associations related to the North Vietnamese guerilla group. The controversy has dogged the group nearly since its existence, which is a shame since the post-punk outfit have produced two of the most exciting albums in indie rock in recent years — [...]

Giveaway: Cruise on over to Treasure Island Music Festival with tickets on us (Update: Set times announced!)

It's already endured not one but two lineup changes since the initial lineup was revealed in June, but the Treasure Island Music Festival is still revving up to go next weekend, October 17 & 18! The Noise Pop and Another Planet-presented island festival is celebrating its ninth year with some great new offerings. Along with the electronic/hip-hop-leaning Saturday and indie rock-heavy Sunday (and let's not forget about Silent Frisco!), both days will feature a batch of up-and-coming comedians in their "Blah Blah Blah" comedy tent. (Update: Set times for all of the performers were released this morning -- check them out below!) [...]

Treasure Island Music Festival announces first ever comedy tent

Good news for comedy-fans and Bay Area festival-goers alike: Treasure Island Music Festival announced today that this year's event will feature a comedy tent — named The Blah Blah Blah Tent and co-presented by Funny or Die — for the first time. Comedy stages and tents have become a staple at music festivals in recent years, typically offering a chance to sit down, cool off in an air-conditioned tent (probably not needed for Treasure Island), and have a few laughs. It's a good move for the festival and puts them in line with bigger festival names like Outside Lands, FYF, [...]

Breaking news: FKA twigs replacing Robyn at Treasure Island Music Festival

In a surprise announcement, Treasure Island Music Festival sent out notice this afternoon that acclaimed electronic pop artist FKA twigs will be replacing Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique for the #3 spot in the lineup. It is not immediately clear why Robyn had to cancel. The set will mark the 27 year old rising star's last scheduled North American show in 2015. Fresh off an FYF headlining gig — which saw her combining her sleek dance pop with a live dance choreography performance onstage — and a best new music tag from Pitchfork for her M3LL155X EP, FKA twigs is having a [...]

2015 Treasure Island Music Festival lineup: The National, Robyn, CHVRCHES, The War On Drugs and many more!

 It's not even summer yet, but we now know what we're doing in October. The Treasure Island Music Festival returns October 17 and 18 for its ninth annual weekend of great music on the island. The National and Deadmau5 are headlining the festival, and the lineup is stacked with exciting indie rock, electronic and hip-hop artists. Check out the full 2015 lineup below: The National Deadmau5 Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique CHVRCHES The War On Drugs Azealia Banks Father John Misty Sound Tribe Sector 9 Run The Jewels Panda Bear Gorgon City Jose Gonzalez Hudson Mohawke Deerhunter Cashmere Cat Drive [...]

Review & Photos: The 2014 Treasure Island Music Festival

Photos by Daniel Kielman Do you ever find yourself sometimes watching the people at a music festival more than the bands playing onstage?  Maybe my attention span truly has dwindled to a dangerously low level, but I found myself doing this quite a bit during the Treasure Island Music Festival.  Not because the bands/artists weren't interesting (though some definitely weren't) but rather because music festival crowds have developed such a distinct, sometimes cliche personality over the years that it's hard not to notice. This personality has only grown since the festival business has proliferated so widely and almost come to [...]

Four types of Treasure Island Music Festival acts we’re most excited to see

Now in its eighth year, the Treasure Island Music Festival has become one of the most reliably exciting annual events in San Francisco music. Part of that consistency comes from the atmosphere -- a gorgeous locale, a crowd that's big but not overwhelming, no conflicting set times -- but an even bigger factor is the always-interesting lineup of artists. This year's lineup is as varied and compelling as one might get, but if you're overwhelmed by the 26 names on the poster above, here's a handy guide to some of the categories of artists we're most excited to see. And [...]

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