Outside Lands Pageant, held in San Francisco, kicked off Friday, Aug. 7 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 9 that includes over 70 artists on six stages together with Mumford & Sons, Sam Smith, Elton John, St. Vincent Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and more.
With a lot superb talent happening in a single place, it may be overwhelming to determine who you must see and when. So In case you are headed to Golden Gate Park this Saturday and wish some help narrowing down your plans, check out our picks for the ten should-see artists on day two of Outside Lands.
12 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. @ Panhandle Stage
The name is new however the band – fka The Tropics – is not any stranger to hoards of San Francisco’s young and delightful. In late 2014, the group released their inaugural EP, “Wind House,” to national acclaim, solidifying their status because the Bay Space’s favourite new band. Their critically adored live shows take a sonic victory lap through the very best of pop music from each decade because the ’70s, crossing the end line within the present golden age of west coast music. The band has been staying busy in 2015 with a sold out Noise Pop show at The Independent, an look on the Phono Del Sol Music Pageant and the recent ending of their forthcoming record.
1 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. @ Lands Finish Stage
Mandy Lee (Vocals), Etienne Bowler (Drums), Will Hehir (Bass) began making music together in late 2012. Lee, the powerhouse vocalist, was born and raised in Queens and acts because the band’s principal songwriter. She studied songwriting and opera at NYC’s only specialized public high faculty for music and performing arts, laying a foundation for her unimaginable vary and giving her the power to explore all kinds of vocal styles. Now, fresh off their energetic, emotional and utterly sold-out headline “Our Own House” tour, MisterWives will head to San Fran in a part of their new “The Scrapbook” tour this fall together with a few of the country’s most iconic venues.
6:05 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. @ Panhandle Stage
The San Francisco-based mostly producer and beat guru, Charlie Yin’ sound of electronic pop has won him praise from musical tastemakers everywhere. He burst onto the music scene with his debut “Pretty Things” EP. It was immediately followed by his dreamy synth-pop debut album, “Comfort.” In February 2013, he released his lush Wants mixtape via Alpha Pup Records, showing his versatility as a producer. Giraffage’s endurance was absolutely cemented when he remixed one the sexiest albums of the last decade, “The-Dream’s Love/Hate,” and turned it on its head. He most recently dropped his “No Reason” EP via Fool’s Gold, the first release to ever feature Charlie’s original work. He has toured with Phantogram, Flume, XXYYXX and served as the primary support on Porter Robinson’s large “Worlds Tour.”
6: @ Lands Finish Stage
Tame Impala are Kevin Parker, Cam Avery, Julien Barbagello, Dominic Simper, and Jay Watson. Loosely formed in 2007 from a set of Perth bands, with some changes in members and configurations along the way, one thing remains consistent — a shared love for rock, blues, jazz, psychedelic — just about, music. Tame Impala’s first release, a self-titled EP, debuted in 2008, followed by their first album “Innerspeaker” in 2010. The second, typically feared however sublimely successful long-player “Lonerism ” was released in 2012. They have been touring to support ever since. Tame Impala’s third album is titled “Currents,” and on it Parker addresses a blindingly vibrant panorama of transition within the most audacious, adventurous fashion he is yet to capture on record.
Langhorne Slim & The Law
1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. @ Sutro Stage
The singer-songwriter, (born Sean Scolnick) and self-described born-to-be-in-motion rambler first gained public notice through several years of touring with the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players and an look on the Bonnaroo Music Pageant. Langhorne Slim and his band, The Law, released “The Way We Move” which was recorded at Old Soul Studio, a 100-year-old Greek Revival house retooled for recording in Catskill, New York. The album hit #5 on the Top New Artists Albums chart and reached the #1 spot on Amazon.com’s singer-songwriter category. Through the years, Langhorne Slim & The Law have built a loyal fanbase and has received high praise from such a big amount of media outlets, together with Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and the New York Every day News who wrote that “hoarse-throated Slim plays roughhewn American rock with guts.” His new album, “The Spirit Moves” is a raw and relatable album about transition, growth and life and one that ought to appeal to anybody who’s lived a bit. Brutal honesty, passionate, soulful vocals, and impressed rock’n’roll, that’s Langhorne Slim. “The Spirit Moves” also marks the first album in his career that was written and recorded utterly sober.
The British art rock band of David Maclean (drummer and producer), Vincent Neff (singer and guitarist), Jimmy Dixon (bassist), and Tommy Grace (synthesizer operator) was first formed at Edinburgh College of Art in 2009 and describes themselves as “late-’60s, early-’70s pop weirdos.” The band’s self-titled debut album 2012 that includes the singles “Waveforms” and “Default.” The debut album reached #33 on the U.Okay album charts in the first week of release and was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize. Their latest album, “Born Beneath Saturn,” was released this Might.
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. @ Lands Finish Stage
His lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping persona vaulted him into the mainstream as certainly one of MTV’s first megastars, making him one of many most recognizable faces in pop music, while selling out arenas everywhere he played. He has sold 40 million albums while scoring such a big amount of platinum albums worldwide, 9 top forty singles within the U.S. and 10 within the U.Okay. The rock icon recently released his first studio album in virtually a decade, “Kings & Queens Of the Underground.” The 11-song album, which entered the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart at #34, marking his highest-debuting album ever, is filled with thumping, cinematic songs about sin, redemption and the love of rock ‘n’ roll. Along with the new album, Idol is gearing as much as release his highly anticipated autobiography “Dancing With Myself” later this fall.
Toro Y Moi
5:15 p.m. – 6:05 p.m. @ Twin Peaks Stage
Artist and producer Chazwick Bradley Bundick’s music has taken on many forms since he began recording, however he’s typically identified with the rise of the chillwave movement in 2010 and 2011. The past April he released his album “What For?,” which was written and recorded over the course of eight months at his home studio in Berkeley, Calif. with Bundick’s meticulous production capturing the texture of a rock band enjoying together within the same room. Stereo-panned guitars sit high within the combine next to buzzing synthesizers, funky keys and live drumming. He cites Big Star, Talking Heads and Todd Rundgren, in addition to the psychedelic soul of Brazilian legend Tim Maia and the ’70s-era jazz-funk of France’s Cortex, as inspirations.
5:40 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. @ Sutro Stage
The German duo Milky Probability, who first met at an Advanced Music Course initially of eleventh grade, have taken the world by storm with their infectious song “Stolen Dance” which went viral with over 133 million views on YouTube and over 100 million streams on Spotify. Currently, it has reached nearly 160+ million views on YouTube, and the band has recently performed at Coachella, Sasquatch, and more this summer! Earlier this year they made their SXSW debut, for which they were listed as “Artists-to-Watch” by Metro Us. Their debut album ” Sadnecessary” reached Top 10 at iTunes and internationally has already gone Top 10 in over 50 countries and platinum in Australia, Canada, Germany, The Netherlands and more! They were also nominated for “Best German Act” by the 2014 MTV EMA Awards.
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Ben is back with his orginal band who until this year hadn’t shared a stage together since 2008 are back The band’s classic line-up has returned for the new incarnation: percussionist Leon Mobley, bassist Juan Nelson, drummer Oliver Charles, keyboardist Jason Yates, guitarist Michael Ward and Ben Harper on guitar/vocals. Harper and the band toured the globe nonstop for 15 years, earning legions of fans because of their explosive live performances. Harper’s acclaimed studio output helped drive this with albums similar to “Fight For Your Mind,” “The Will to Live,” “Burn to Shine,” “Diamonds on the Inside” and the GRAMMY® nominated “Lifeline.” The Innocent Criminals also backed Ben and The Blind Boys of Alabama on the 2-time Grammy triumphing collaborative album “There Will Be A Light.” Ben also won a Grammy last year for Best Blues album for his collaboration with Charlie Musselwhite, “Get Up!” While Harper has sold millions of records throughout the world, it’s on stage that he and The Innocent Criminals established themselves as one of many world’s most versatile and exhausting-working bands around.