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The Top 11 Acts at Outside Lands 2015 

Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo, Sam Smith, and St. Vincent make this year one of the best.

Wednesday, Aug 5 2015
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One of San Francisco's biggest music events of the year is finally here: Outside Lands. And although the yearly lineups almost always have some worthwhile acts, it can sometimes be hard to pick out the truly must-see artists from the sprawling schedules. But don't worry – we're here to help. We chose the top 11 acts performing this year and broke down why exactly you can't afford to miss them. And because we were feeling extra helpful, we also created a handy schedule guide for music nerds and general radio listeners alike. See ya at Golden Gate Park!

Kendrick Lamar: From Youngest Head Nigga In Charge to Outside Lands’ King (Kunta)

St. Vincent: Canonize Her Already

D'Angelo: A Resurrected Soul Finally Makes It to Outside Lands.

Sam Smith: A Refugee No More.

Leon Bridges: A Fresh Voice For Old Soul(s)

Tame Impala: Kevin Parker Doesn’t Think His Band Is Psychedelic

Natalie Prass: A Delicate Voice In the Park

WATERS: Summertime On the Water With Van Pierszalowski

Laura Marling: On Stage and In Control

Hurray for the Riff Raff: Socially Aware Music From A Well-traveled Mind

Amon Tobin: A Trip-Hop Treat Like You’ve Never Seen Before

An Outside Lands Schedule Guide For Stereotypical Music Fest Fans

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Matt Saincome

Matt Saincome

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Matt Saincome is SF Weekly's former music editor.

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