Outside Lands 2014: Your Guide to SF’s Biggest Summer Musical Experience

Outside Lands 2014 show poster (DKNG Studios) It's that time of year again – the yearning masses will descend upon San Francisco this weekend for the City's now hallmark summer musical experience Outside Lands. Yep, the seventh edition of the gigantic gig in Golden Gate Park kicks off Friday at noon and, as you've undoubtedly learned by now, it will be headlined by none other than Kanye, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and The Killers. Headliners can be hit-or-miss, but the strength of Outside Lands (or any festival, for that matter) typically lies in the undercard. Sure, you may get [...]

Photos: Warpaint at the Independent, 9/17/13

Photos by: Paige K. Parsons San Francisco got a welcome treat on Tuesday when Warpaint played their first full show in over a year. They treated the rapt crowd to four new songs, "Keep it Healthy," "Love is to Die," "High," and "No Way Out." The new material prominently featured synths and harmonized vocals. While the sound mix was a bit muddy, this four-piece female tour-de-force was unstoppable. There is so much joy, ease, and laughter when Warpaint plays live. If this is what they sound like after being off the road for a year, I can't image what will [...]

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Win tickets to see Tinariwen, Warpaint, Chelsea Wolfe, and more at Desert Daze, 4/20/13

The good folks who put on the annual Moon Block Party in Pomona, CA are once again hosting Desert Daze—a psych fest out in the desert, where shit gets real trippy. The festival happens around the same time as Coachella, and is meant as a much more affordable way to see some killer bands under the Southern California sun without all the hassle. As you can tell from the pics I posted from last year's Moon Block Party, these people know how to throw one hell of a show. This year, the Desert Daze lineup is absolutely mindblowing: Tuareg psych [...]

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