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Monday, July 13, 2009

Treasure Island Music Fest Lineup: MGMT, Beirut, Girl Talk, Griz Bear, Flaming Lips

Posted By on Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 10:24 AM

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Yeah, the folks behind the Treasure Island Music Festival have pulled off another excellent lineup for this year's scenic San Francisco music event. Concertgoers can watch the following indie/electro acts from the Ferris wheel or the front lawn during the height of Indian Summer (Oct. 17-18).

Here's the official lineup for Saturday: MGMT, MSTKKRFT, Girl Talk, Brazilian Girls, The Streets, Passion Pit, LTK Bukem feat. MC Conrad, DJ Krush, Federico Aubele, Dan Deacon, Murs, Crown City Rockers, and the Limousines.

Sunday is all about the indie: The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists, Beirut, Grizzly Bear, Yo La Tengo, the Walkmen, Bob Mould, Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, Vetiver, Spiral Stairs (of Pavement), Sleepy Sun, Tommy Guerrero, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.

From my end, I'd say this is a pretty great spread of the old school (Flaming Lips, DJ Krush) and the heavy new(er)comers (MGMT, Grizzly Bear, Beirut).

My criticisms are for the smaller end of the lineup: there could be more locals playing the festival (especially on the electronic side, and especially with our dancefloor-focused culture) and some of the sleepier live acts (the Walkmen, the Streets) could be replaced by artists that are on the rise. 

Overall, though, there are plenty of reasons to hit the Island again this year--Flaming Lips and MGMT being two big ones. 

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