PREVIEW: Outside Lands 2019

A Bay Area favorite music festival Outside Lands returns this year on August 9-11th. Outside Lands is celebrating their eleventh anniversary here in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Back in 2008 when it began, Outside Lands keeps out doing itself every year with their countless of headliners from Radiohead, Tom Petty, Incubus, The Killers, Tenacious D, Metallica, Lorde, etc. Now Outside Lands 2019 will feature many Grammy winners and nominees to perform like Twenty One Pilots, Childish Gambino, Blink 182 The Lumineers, Hozier, Counting Crows, Kacey Musgraves, and the list goes on. Outside Lands is so much more than our love

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Hobo Johnson at Outside Lands 2018

Hobo Johnson made a huge impression online earlier this 2018 with a recording of his performance of "Peach Scone" with his band The Lovemakers, for submission into the NPR Tiny Desk Contest. The live video accumulated over 14.6 million views on Facebook and YouTube, growing his follower count from 10,000 total to well over one million followers in a short period of time. Their fervent new fans boosted the band's album, The Rise of Hobo Johnson(2017) to #8 on the iTunes Hip-Hop chart and #11 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. Born in San Jose, CA as Frank Lopes,

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Whethan at Outside Lands 2018

DJ and producer Whethan is the brainchild of the 19-year-old producer and DJ Ethan Snoreck. He started off the year with a lot of attention due to his clever marketing in bringing on the year's early viral sensation, Mason Ramsey (Yodeling Walmart Boy) on stage at Coachella 2018. The artist has already achieved numerous high-profile chart-topping collaborations, including one with Dua Lipa (“High”) from the “Fifty Shades Freed” soundtrack, as well as “love gang” (ft. Charli XCX), “Savage” (ft. Flux Pavilion & MAX), “Be Like You” (ft. Broods) and “Good Nights” (ft. Mascolo), along with his latest release,

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Freya Ridings at Outside Lands 2018

Singer/songwriter Freya Ridings has seen her profile grow exponentially in 2018, as her breakout single “Lost Without You” has garnered over 25 million streams thanks to the song's use in the British reality TV show, Love Island. The London-based artist just finished recording her debut album that slated for release in Spring 2019, but has released a handful of singles thus-far, including the aforementioned “Lost Without You,” “Blackout,” and her impressive cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ classic “Maps.” Ridings has already performed at high-profile festivals, including Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and will be at Austin City Limits later

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Mikky Ekko at Outside Lands 2018

Mikky Ekko made a strong impression from his collaboration with Rihanna on the track "Stay" in 2012 but took time to find the right songs and sound for his debut album, Time that was released in 2015. During the time, Ekko was very cautious in using every opportunity to climb up the ladder, stating, "A lot of people expected me to hit the road with Rih or do more collaborations with other pop people. But just because you can, doesn't mean you should...and I spent a lot of time trying to balance who I should be vs. who

PHOTO REVIEW: Outside Lands 2018 – Headliners Set Up Perfectly By Emerging Artists, Taste Of The Bay Area Shines

The 2018 edition of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival was one for the books on many levels. Suffice to say, the headliners in The Weeknd, Florence and the Machine and Janet Jackson gave solid outstanding performances that lived up to the audience's anticipation for each artist. There weren't the Coachella-staple surprise guest artists on the Lands End stage but each artist brought the flare and excitement that complemented the day's lineup. The Taste of the Bay Area continues to lead other festivals in its showcase of the amazing indigenous culinary, as there were long lines

TOP 12 Artists To See at Outside Lands 2018

August in San Francisco is the traditionally the foggiest time of year where the weather is brisk and the nights can get chilly. It’s also the time of year when Golden Gate Park transforms into the location of Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, now in its eleventh year. This year’s lineup stands out for bringing in two female headliners in the legendary Janet Jackson along with Florence + the Machine, as The Weeknd headlines the first day. Festival attendees will get its first look at a new experience this year in Grass Lands that will showcase a brand new

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Sofi Tukker at Outside Lands 2017

If there is a single band that the collective music scene(and their fan base) is holding their breath for a proper album from, it is Sofi Tukker. The indie-dance-pop duo consisting of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern was founded only a few years ago when the two met as students during their senior year of college at Brown University. Tucker had been a basketball player his whole life but picked up making music while he was recovering from a severe injury that ended his career, and Sophie had accepted a job to teach yoga in Brazil the following year. The

PHOTOS: Outside Lands 2017 – Veterans and New-comers Entertain The Masses

The tenth anniversary of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco took place over the weekend, and represented the diverse music tastes as well as the artists' fans. Veteran acts like headliners Metallica and The Who expressed their approval over the number of younger attendees who weren't even born when the bands were in their prime. As fireworks capped off Metallica's Saturday night set, the famous San Francisco fog rolled in early on Sunday creating a misty but truly memorable two hour set by The Who, where Roger Daltry's vocals were on point and

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Mondo Cozmo at Outside Lands 2017

It's been a banner year for Joshua Ostrander, aka Mondo Cozmo. After spending the majority of 19 years just on the cusp of recognition, radio play and attaining a consistent sound, the track "Shine" catapulted Mondo Cozmo to the forefront in early 2017. Mondo Cozmo was Ostrander's new project, formed almost immediately after his previous band Eastern Conference Champions ended. "Shine" was released with almost immediate radio airplay and Mondo Cozmo was suddenly in the throws of getting booked for the 2017 festival circuit. His debut album, Plastic Soul, which features "Shine" was released on the

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Ben Thatcher of Royal Blood at Outside Lands 2017

Royal Blood has been one of the fastest growing bands in the international music scene today. Formed just four short years ago in 2013, the hard-rocking duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher have launched from nothing into playing to sold out shows at large venues and prime scheduling to huge audiences at major festivals from Lollapalooza, Outside Lands and Glastonbury. Kerr and Thatcher had known each other for years, but one day decided to start a band together and won over members of Arctic Monkeys before their first single was even released! In 2014, Royal Blood,

VIDEO: INTERVIEW – MUNA at Outside Lands 2017

MUNA is a Los Angeles dark-pop trio who formed in 2013 after all meeting at a party at USC, where Katie Gavin (vocals), Josette Maskin (guitar), and Naomi McPherson (guitar) all attended school together. They began to jam as a trio and a catchy brand of pop laced with dark lyrics emerged. The band all identify as queer and see themselves as role models for their community. McPherson describes how, “It would have meant a lot to me when I was, say, 12, to know of someone in a band and think they were cool and know

Top 10 Artists to See at Outside Lands 2017

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is celebrating its tenth anniversary this weekend August 11-13 in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Along with plenty of food, beer, and wine, the musical line up stretches across many categories as well.  The headliners, include The Who, Gorillaz, Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest, Alt-J, and even Metallica, but there are plenty of lesser known artists who deserve some love over the weekend too. 15493

Metallica, Gorillaz, The Who Headline Outside Lands 2017

The tenth anniversary edition of Outside Lands is delivering some heavy hitters to headline with locals Metallica performing for their second time, The Who and a rare appearance by Gorillaz. Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest, Queens of the Stone Age, alt-J, The Avett Brothers, Solange and a slew of other artists will perform the festival at Golden Gate Park August 11-13, 2017. Tickets go on sale Thursday April 6, 2017 at 10am/PT. Check out the entire lineup! 14701