Monday, August 15, 2011

Windmills of Outside Lands

The Windmills at Outside Lands
On Sunday, i went to the annual Outside Lands Music Festival in Golden Gate Park. Now in its fourth year, it seems to be hitting a good stride and is a huge asset to San Francisco's busy Summer season. Of the dozen or so acts I saw, no duds and many gems: the ebullient tUne-YarDs, the ridiculously danceable !!!, the solid Lord Huron among the new finds; the howling wonder of Wye Oak, the hits of John Fogerty, and the Sunday sermon of Mavis Staples among the rich classics. As a finale, the festival could hardly have chosen a more appropriate band with The Arcade Fire.

A music fan couldn't have asked for a better day in the park.

Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak

Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak.

tUnE-YarDs in Concert

tUnE-yArDs on The Sutro Stage in Lindley Meadow.

Merrill Garbus of tUnE-YarDs

Merrill Garbus of tUnE-YarDs. So wildly impressive!

Nic Offer of !!!

Nic Offer of the Sacramento dance band, !!!

Mavis Staples plays Outside Lands

Mavis Staples on the big screen at Outside Lands 2011.

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