Tag Archives: Outside Lands
Posted: August 13, 2012
Prior to Jack White’s performance on the Lands End stage at Outside Lands music festival, the always-innovative musician ventured out into the Golden Gate Park woods, where he put on an impromptu show for a few lucky fans.
White reportedly jammed to gems such as the White Stripes’ “Hotel Yorba” and “Broken Boy Soldiers” from the Raconteurs.
Once White got on stage for his scheduled appearance, he turned in a 70-minute performance for the ages. Playing with his all-male band, the Buzzards, White threw out a few tracks from his solo debut, Blunderbuss.
The capacity crowd was also treated to versions of the Stripes’ “We’re Going to Be Friends” and “Seven Nation Army.”
At the end of the night, White took a bow with his band and tipped his cap to the night’s headliner.
“Steve Wonder!” he shouted with anticipation.
Watch a few clips from the secret show below …
Posted: August 11, 2012
Los Angeles-based PAPA has been quickly building a following after releasing an EP titled A Good Woman is Hard to Find less than a year ago.
That showed Friday at San Francisco’s Outside Lands music festival, as a solid crowd assembled at the Twin Peaks stage to see the Darren Weiss- and Danny Presant-led band.
The quartet has apparently been working on some new tunes, as a song called “Young Rut” that will appear on a forthcoming full-length album made the setlist.
The more-familiar songs played included “Let’s Make You Pregnant,” a particularly fiery version of “The Collector” and “I Am the Lion King,” the latter of which closed with Weiss jumping out from behind his drum kit to slap high-fives with the first row of fans.
It was PAPA’s first of three shows on Friday, and this after playing a pre-Outside Lands event Thursday night with Of Monsters and Men.
The guys were also scheduled to perform sets at the AT&T Lounge and Stub Hub Tent.
Judging by their following as one of Outside Lands’ first shows, the more shows the better.
Posted: August 11, 2012
Washington D.C. indie rockers The Walkmen walked out on the Sutro stage at San Francisco’s Outside Lands music festival about 20 minutes late, but it did not deter them from turning in a solid set.
Having just released Heaven earlier this year, The Walkmen dropped a few notable tracks from that album, with frontman Hamilton Leithhouser’s soaring voice punctuating “We Can’t Be Beat,” “The Love You Love” and “Heartbreaker.”
They also touched on earlier favorites, such as “Angela Surf City” from 2010’s Lisbon and their screaming closer, “All Hands and the Cook” off their 2006 debut, A Hundred Miles Off.
The Walkmen also performed last weekend during Lollapalooza, and their vintage sound is obviously on point during their current tour in support of Heaven.