soul rebels - think preservation hall jazz band but younger. if their "sweet dreams are made of this" cover doesn't make you move then don't bother showing up.
greensky bluegrass - all strings (guitar/upright bass/mandolin/banjo etc). saw at the fillmore, put on a TRIPPY set, sounds you'd never expect a strings only band to make. they'll jam.
nicki bluhm & the gramblers/tedeschi trucks band - both are gal lead singer marries more established musician make beautiful music-type deal. both have a little bonnie rait to them, folk + rhythm & blues.
big freedia - don't really know how to describe his style...other than if he doesn't have people moving early in the day i'll be shocked.
cap cities/jagwar ma - both riding pretty high after their glowing 'chella reviews. different styles but both utilize the instrument/synth mix. dance parties
valerie june - got the bold singer/songwriter vibe down cold.
the brothers comatose - a mix between greensky & gramblers/trucks bands.
givers - indie pop outta new orleans, 5 person band, lighthearted sound.
gardens & villa - saw them briefly at sxsw, rocked the flute at one point and i didn't hold it against them. little synth mixed with some funky rock.
vance joy - male version of valerie june. his song riptide is one of the favorite new discoveries and will be my new go-to "about to smash a chick" jam.
Thanks for the write up JP. It sounds like alot of the early stuff is chill type stuff which is great for that time of the day.
Run The Jewels - An excellent collaboration between two well-established rappers, Killer Mike and El-P
Chromeo - Electro-funk spectacular. Their new material is the best they've ever done, an they will definitely have people dancing
Gold Panda - There's not an easy way to describe this talented electronic musician. Post-dubstep? Folktronica? What's important is that he's great.
Boys Noize - One of the best electronic DJs in the game. Worth checking out if you feel like dancing.
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9/12: Shifted @ Mercer
9/24 - 28: Decibel Festival
10/3-5: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
10/4: Ought @ BoH
10/5: The War on Drugs, Cass McCombs @ The Fillmore
10/18-19: Treasure Island Music Festival
You're not supposed to list an act without a brief description, guedita.
Why all the hate? I'm going for the rock acts (particularly excited for The Arctic Monkeys and the Soul Rebels), but I didn't want to just parrot JackiePapers. I happen to also like some electronic music. Sorry for chiming in, I guess?
Also, it seems like Jesus Christ would probably bill pretty high. Surprising for a late add. It is San Francisco though, so maybe not as many fans.
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When we are looking for recommendations for early of the day stuff, I think we are looking at the bottom five - ten acts per day.
JC is coming as one of Kayne's backup dancers.
Whenever I think about Chromeo at OSL, this is what comes to mind. So weird seeing it from the other point of view. Also, look how nice and roomy it was.
I know it's a long shot, but since it's a festival and in his hometown, I'm hoping for Christopher Owens to play at least ONE Girls song... Since I never got to see them :'(
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Also it appears he played multiple Girls songs during multiple sets when he performed on his last tour.
When I saw Girls in Seattle, they covered Bobby Darin's, Dream Lover and it made my whole day.
9/18 CHVRCHES @ the Fox Theatre
9/22 Tove Lo @ the Fillmore
9/27 Simian Mobile Disco @ The Mezzanine
10/5 The War On Drugs @ The Fillmore
10/21 Jessie Ware @ The Chapel
10/24 Little Dragon @ the Fox Theatre
10/24 Rüfüs Du Sol @ The Mezzanine
10/29 PHISH @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
10/31 AlunaGeorge @ 1015 (?)
11/29 London Grammar @ the Fox Theatre
Someone, please reassure me right now:
Kanye won't be at the same time as Arctic Monkeys, right? Disclosure will probably go against him?
Because I swear to freakin' God having to choose between Phoenix and NIN last year was ridiculous. But see, that was more understandable because it was kinda logical putting them next to each other
But AM and Kanye are two extremely popular acts that more than likely share a similar fan base. What do we think? Because I'm going to tackle someone if they conflict
I bet you they will. It's either them or disclosure and there's less fan base crossover between am and kanye
Outside lands has always been a rock festival so to have no rock option would be inconsistent and to the dismay of many festival goers
I just think MAYBE they'll do like they did in 2012. with Foo Fighters playing on the mainstage before Neil Young, and Jack White playing before Stevie Wonder.
Paul McCartney is coming back to SF to close out Candlestick on August 14th.
It would be a pain in the ass, but with it. I really want to see him again.