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Friday, August 7, 2015

The Top 10 Music Acts NOT at Outside Lands This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Aug 7, 2015 at 8:00 AM

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Some incredible music (and traffic) is preparing to descend upon San Francisco this weekend, but its not all happening at Outside Lands. Here are our top 10 acts in San Francisco this weekend to catch for those avoiding Golden Gate Park.


Friday, Aug. 7

The Drums at Brick & Mortar Music Hall - With subtle music features taken from The Smiths, The Drums provide melodramatic '80s synths complemented with reverb-heavy guitar riffs and even-tempered bass lines. Those who attend will also be in for an amazing treat that night with Portland-based band, Wild Ones performing a few tracks from their highly anticipated upcoming EP, which will be released later this month.

Leon Bridges at The Independent - This charming 25-year-old from Fort Worth, Texas dances the fine line between the soulful vocals of Sam Cooke and the guitar licks of old New Orleans blues.  

Weekend at Bottom of the Hill - These once San Francisco natives are returning home with their post-punk melodic vocals and '90s guitar distortions for a special ProFans: Presents event that will also include performances by Big Ups and must-see locals, Never Young.

Wolf + Lamb at Public Works - This undulating stream of house music sends you through a mix of hip-hop, R&B, and vintage pop providing the perfect night for steady dance beats and feel good vibes.  

Saturday, Aug. 8

Classixx and STRFKR, Mezzanine - Los Angeles duo Tyler Blake and Michael David from Classixx will provide the modern soulful house music complemented by the indie vocals and dance pop from STRFKR for the Outside Lands after party, with tickets sold separately.

Holly Herndon, The Chapel - The ambient and exploratorative music from Herndon will be sending the Chapels audience through an expedition of surrealist sound and visuals.

Mark Farina, Monarch - A staple DJ of the San Francisco electronic scene, Farina is a seasoned performer and will provide a variance of genres throughout the night.

Lindsey Stirling & Robert Delong, Greek Theatre - The seamless marriage between electronic beats and classical violin playing from Stirling and the multi-instrumentalist, video game control wielding Delong will keep audiences dancing on their feet from start to finish.

Sunday, August 9

Con Brio, Stern Grove - This incredible San Francisco band of electronic, funk, and psychedelic rock will be the second to last chance to catch the 2015 Stern Grove Festival Acts. Let us not forget that Morris Day & the Time will be hitting the stage that day as well.

The Gooch Palms, The Chapel - The colorful and absurdly wonderful performances by Leroy McQueen and Kat Friendly from Australia will provide a garage-punk filled performance for anyone to enjoy.

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