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Outside Lands Music Festival - Saturday

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Aug 11, 2012 – Sat 11:00 AM

Transverse & Kennedy Drives
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  • Explosions in the Sky
  • Michael Kiwanuka
  • The Be Good Tanyas
  • Alabama Shakes
  • Tame Impala
  • Thee Oh Sees
  • Sean Hayes
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Metallica
  • The Kills
  • Passion Pit
  • Grandaddy
  • Portugal. The Man
  • Zola Jesus
  • Sigur Rós
  • Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons
  • Norah Jones
  • Mimosa
  • Big Boi
  • Dr. Dog
  • Geographer

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Explosions in the Sky: In February 1999, three longtime friends from West Texas went to a pizza place in Austin, Texas, for a prearranged meeting with a young man from Illinois. The Illinoisan had just moved to Austin, and he had put up a flyer that caught the interest of the others. They ate pizza and discussed movies and arcana. They also decided to meet the next day with their various instruments (two guitars, bass, and drums). This happened, and over the coming months they picked a band name, then picked a better band name, then wrote and recorded an album. That album, called How Strange, Innocence, was largely out of tune, but the band members didn't really notice at the time. They optimistically printed 300 copies, and gave most of them away. It turned out they really liked playing together, so they kept doing so. A friend of theirs sent a recording of one of their live shows to a record label in Baltimore, and that label offered to put out albums for the band. The band agreed. A year later they put out a second album (Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever). They began to tour often, all over the world. In 2003 another album came (The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place), and in 2007 they put out All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone. Their fifth album, Take Care, Take Care, Take Care, will be released in April 2011.

The Be Good Tanyas: Their music has been described as beguiling, haunting, rustic, ambient, hobo-erotica, and goth-folk. They are Frazey Ford, Trish Klein, and Samantha Parton.

They first met in the mountains of BC, at tree-planting camps and open-stages. After traveling separately they met again one particularly dark rainy, dismal winter in Vancouver. At Trish's Chinatown house they would get together to share songs and stories over red-wine and Chinese tea. Here they were joined by fellow-traveler, singer/fiddler, Texas-born minstrel Jolie Holland. Jolie introduced them to the songs of another mad traveler Obo Martin from whose song Be Good Tanya their name was culled. Bonded by their passion for old-tyme music and their love of vintage clothes they soon began performing everywhere they could from thrift stores,cafes, galleries and bars to the streets of East Vancouver, front porches and house parties.

In the spring of 2000 they set out on the road to tour across America in Sam's 1977 Dodge Van. Braving fires, ice storms, bad road food, and laundry they gigged their way through the heartland of the south and down to New Orleans. When they made it back alive they hunkered down to record their debut album Blue Horse in the small studio/shack of their friend Futcher. Around this time Jolie left to return to San Francisco, but not before recording on a number of tracks most notably her stirring vocals on Lakes of Ponchartrain and her vocals on the Littlest Birds which she co-wrote with Sam Parton.

After the release of Blue Horse, they continued to tour constantly around North America, over to the UK and once around Australia. They have graced the stages of numerous festivals and also played in many a stinky dive, but everywhere they have been received with enthusiasm and genuine approval. Throughout all this madness they managed to find time to record their second album; Chinatown. It's a good bunch of songs, old-tymey and new-tymey, lush harmonies, and raw soul delivery. Trumpet chops provided by the legendary Olu Dara.

Tame Impala: Tame Impala tour dates are currently scheduled internationally and they are hoping to hit it big with a high profile performance at Coachella Valley Music Festival. Australian rock's latest export will be in your area this Spring and Summer, 2011.

The foursome got its start in high school music class in Australia's western city of Perth. They draw heavily on sixties psychedelic rock, folk, and Beatles influenced melodies. They are a self-described "psychedelic hypno-groove melodic rock" band. The original band formed in 2005 and got their start after coming in second at the 2005 Australian music competition, Ampfest. The band unveiled their current name, as well as a new drummer in 2007 and inked a deal with Modular Recordings the following year.

The newly incorporated Tame Impala hit the studio to record their debut EP, "Tame Impala [H.I.T.S. 003]" which was an immediate success. The EP hit #10 on The ARIA charts and released three singles to national radio. The band described the EP as "a beautiful snapshot into what lies within this beast." Tame Impala tour dates were booked nationally, and the band served as the opener for supergroups The Black Keys and MGMT when they traveled down under to perform. The Tame Impala concert schedule also included performances at "Southband" and "Falls Festival" and included a small Australian headlining tour in support of the debut EP.

The band returned to the studio in 2009 to record new tracks and scored a hit with "Sundown Syndrome," which was included on the soundtrack for "The Kids Are All Right," which was nominated for the Best Picture at the 2011 Academy Awards. They booked a national tour in support of the single and their second self-titled EP. Tame Impala concert dates included outings at 2010's "Big Day Out" festival as well as co-headlining performances with Rise Against and Muse.

Their highly anticipated debut LP, "Innerspeaker," was finally released to Australia in May, 2010 and the US in June, 2010 and was an immediate success. It hit the top ten of the ARIA albums chart and was awarded four stars by Rolling Stone magazine. The Tame Impala concert schedule boasted a 2010 headlining tour in Australia and they served as the opening act for MGMT on their American tour. The guys returned to the US for a twenty date headlining tour in late 2010 and were nominated for four ARIA Music Awards at the 2010 ceremony.

The band is a prolific touring act and Tame Impala tour dates are booked internationally through July, 2011. They will appear at California's famed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, 2011. They also have dates scheduled at other international festivals and individual shows. They are on the forefront of a musical revolution, don't miss out when they come to a venue near you. Use Eventful as your source for Tame Impala concert dates and venue information .

Sean Hayes: While indie-folk singer-songwriter, Sean Hayes, may not be a household name, his carefully crafted albums have garnered him attention through TV shows and commercials. The folk singer has been recording music since 2003 and will be on tour throughout 2011 at selected venues. Don't miss a date on the Sean Hayes concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Sean Hayes tour dates and venue information.

Born in NYC and raised in North Carolina, Sean Hayes music evokes the stylized indie-rock of the big city infused with traditional American folk. Hayes began playing in a Irish music band, Boys of Bluehill, before migrating to San Francisco in 1992. Since releasing his first album, Alabama Chicken, in 2003, Hayes has achieved commercial success in the arena of music licensing. His single, "3 A.M." was featured on the TV show, Kyle XY, and his single "A Thousand Tiny Pieces" was featured on Brothers & Sisters.

Hayes has also found time to participate in high-profile collaborations. He was asked to contribute to the Natalie Portman sponsored anti-poverty album, Big Change: Songs for Finca and he recorded the duet, "Ballantines", for Aimee Mann's Smilers album. More recently, he released, Run Wolves Run, and has been on the road to promote the disc ever since. Stay on top of this up-and-coming folk musician when Sean Hayes tour dates are scheduled at a venue near you. Use Eventful as your Sean Hayes concert calendar.

Animal Kingdom: England's Animal Kingdom craft dreamy and emotive stadium pop songs that echo the works of similarly atmospheric modern rock acts like Mercury Rev, Snow Patrol, and Coldplay. Formed in the late 2000s around the talents of Richard Sauberlich (vocals, guitar, piano), Hamish Crombie (bass), Wayne Yardley (guitar), and Geoff Lea (drums), the quartet inked a deal with Warner Bros. in 2008 and released its debut album, Signs & Wonders, the following year.

Metallica: Metallica is arguably the pioneer of heavy metal in the United States. While every one of their albums has defined the genre, their most popular albums, Master of Puppets and the Black Album have sold millions of copies and initially brought heavy metal into the public eye. Metallica's tour dates have sold-out the world over and brought fans back again and again for twenty years. Currently, Metallica is blowing the minds of metal fans with their 2011 concert dates as a part of the "Big 4": Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer.

In 1981, drummer Lars Ulrich persuaded Brian Slagel to let him record a song for the producer's upcoming Metal Massacre compilation. With no band to record the song with, Ulrich placed an ad in a Los Angeles newspaper, to which guitarists James Hetfield and Dave Mustaine's responded. With Hetfield on bass and vocals, the trio recorded "Hit the Lights" for the compilation. The song gained the group a small amount of popularity and they soon hired bassist Cliff Burton. Shortly before recording began on Metallica's debut album, Dave Mustaine was ejected by the other band members for excessive drug and alcohol use and violence and replaced by Kirk Hammett. Kill 'Em All was released in 1983 and, along with explosive tour dates, earned Metallica an underground following in the world of metal.

The success of the album paled in comparison to what Metallica experienced with the release of Master of Puppets in 1986. The album personified heavy metal at the time and is considered to be one of Metallica's crowning achievements. The international success of the album and its promotional tour dates was marred by tragedy when Cliff Burton was killed after Metallica's tour bus lost control and flipped over several times. With the consent of Burton's family, Metallica chose to continue and hired Jason Newsted to play bass. As if Metallica hadn't become popular enough, the release of Metallica (commonly known as The Black Album because of its cover) cemented their place as metal gods. The album marked a clear dividing line between "new" and "old" Metallica, as their newer albums showed a wider range of accessibility. Shortly after world wide tour dates, but before heading to the studio to record a new album, bassist Jason Newsted left the band and the Metallica hired former Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo to replace him. Metallica then released St. Anger in 2003, which won a 2004 Grammy for Best Metal Performance, making it the band's ninth Grammy win. After promotional tour dates for the album, Metallica has significantly reduced their concert dates in recent years.

Metallica is currently setting Europe ablaze with 2011 concert dates as a part of the "Big Four". The Big Four has five more tour dates in early July, including stops in Germany, Sweden, Italy, the UK, and France. Metallica will then go on to play a few more tour dates, including the Festival d'ete de Quebec on June 16, Rock in Rio on September 25, and F1 Rocks in Delhi on October 28. Metallica will also make a special tour date appearance at Yankee Stadium in New York on September 14, and a concert date at Bangalore Palace in India on October 30.

The Kills: Despite Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart being the only two members of the indie rock band The Kills, the duo creates a bigger sound than most seven-piece bands on tour dates. While two-piece bands often invoke the memory of The White Stripes, The Kills have created their own original sound, guided by the skillful and creative use of a drum machine in cleverly written, down and dirty songs. The Kills' concert dates have become hugely popular, with Hince and Mosshart tearing down the traditional relationship between performer and audience. Hince (known in the band as "Hotel") and Mosshart (aka "VV") have a winning approach that has made them successful in previous projects and that will take them well into the future. The Kills are currently playing a number of worldwide tour dates in 2011 to promote their new album, Blood Pressures, available for streaming and purchase on April 4.

Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart were no strangers to the music scene when they met. Mosshart was on tour dates with her punk band Discount while Hince was touring England with his band Scarfo. Alison heard Jamie practicing in the hotel room above hers and, intrigued, went up to investigate. The duo began a trans-atlantic correspondence of recorded music and increasing collaboration prompted Mosshart to move to London. Playing under the moniker "VV and Hotel," The Kills recorded a demo tape in 2001, but refused courting from major record companies. VV and Hotel eventually released their debut EP, The Black Rooster, on British indie label Domino Records. The Kills become known for their non-traditional stage performances, where concert dates included little interaction with the audience and mostly chain-smoking and performing.

The Kills' first full-length album, Keep on Your Mean Side, was released in 2003 and - while maintaining the group's signature style - showcased a variety of experimental styles. No Wow, released in 2005, was a success despite the fact that Hince and Mosshart weren't able to perform the tracks on a Moog synthesizer, as they had originally intended. Even with their popularity on the rise, The Kills next album, Midnight Bloom, became an even bigger success due to publicity received from the incorporation of the album's singles into television shows and movies.

Blood Pressures is the latest album from the Kills, released on April 4, 2011. The popularity of the lead single "Satellite" has critics and fans buzzing; so much so, that a sold out concert date in London has inspired even more UK tour dates in 2011. The newly announced UK tour dates will only last about a week beginning on May 27, which will be followed by concert dates at a few European music festivals, including the Hurricane and Southside festivals in Germany and Rock En Seine in France. In late July, The Kills will head to Australia for a few tour dates in 2011, including appearances at On the Bright Side in Perth and the Splendour in the Grass Festival in Woodford. Immediately after Australian tour dates, The Kills have a scheduled concert date at the Fuji Rock Festival in Niigata, Japan. The Kills are constantly adding tour dates in 2011, so make sure to check Eventful for all the updates.

Passion Pit: The Boston, MA-based Passion Pit began as a one-man project of singer and songwriter Michael Angelakos to produce a Valentine's Day gift for his girlfriend. The gift, an EP entitled Chunk of Change, soon wound up in the hands of friends and acquaintances, who were enthralled with the work. Eventually, Passion Pit became not only a vehicle for the romantic expressions of Angelakos' heart but a full-fledged band -- at least for live gigs -- and opened for a number of well-known artists including Death Cab for Cutie. This momentum led to label interest, and in 2008 the Frenchkiss label picked up Chunk of Change for re-release, even going so far as to tack on two bonus tracks. A full-length from Passion Pit was in the planning stages and a 2009 release date was said to be in the cards.

Portugal. The Man: Portugal. The Man has successfully brought back psychedelic rock to mainstream music, both through acclaimed festival tour dates and on albums like their latest major label debut, In the Mountain, In the Cloud. Portugal. The Man is also becoming well known for their diligent touring and recording schedule, having released 12 albums and EPs in the past six years. The band is also going on months worth of domestic and international tour dates in 2011, to the delight of fans who have come to expect this level of attention from these rising talents.

Portugal. The Man began as a side project for lead singer and guitarist John Gourley. The band began receiving widespread recognition after the release of their second album, Church Mouth, which afforded Portugal. The Man with their first headlining tour dates in the US and Europe. It was all down hill from there, as their next four albums would experience great reviews and a positive response from audiences. 2009's The Satanic Satanist received particular attention, as it was their first album to include pre-production and was praised for its sound.

Portugal. The Man's freshly released In the Mountain, In the Cloud marks the band's major label debut. Those critics that have heard the album in advance have already given it great reviews, and the fan hype has built to a fever pitch. Portugal. The Man has already been performing months worth of tour dates in 2011, and will continue to do so for months after the album's release. While there are too many concerts to name, the band will be traveling around the world, performing solo shows and at festivals until they end their 2011 tour dates on December 4.

Sigur Rós: Sigur Rós (Sigur ros.ogg [ˈsɪːɣʏr rouːs] (help·info)) is an Icelandic post-rock band with melodic, classical, and minimalist elements. The band is known for its ethereal sound and lead singer Jónsi Birgisson's falsetto voice.

Jón Þór (Jónsi) Birgisson (guitar and vocals), Georg Hólm (bass) and Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson (drums) formed the group in Reykjavík in August 1994.[1] Their name is Icelandic wordplay: While the individual words Sigur and Rós mean, respectively, Victory and Rose, "Victory Rose" wouldn't be grammatically correct.[citation needed] The name is thus taken from Jónsi's younger sister Sigurrós, who was born the same day as the band was formed, and then split into two words. They soon won a record deal with the local Sugarcubes-owned record label, Bad Taste. In 1997, they released Von (pronounced [vɔːn], meaning "hope") and in 1998 a remix collection named Von brigði (IPA: [vɔːn ˈprɪɣðɪ]). The name is Icelandic wordplay: Vonbrigði means "disappointment", but Von brigði means "variations on Von". The band was joined by Kjartan Sveinsson on keyboards in 1998. He is the only member of Sigur Rós with musical training, and therefore has contributed most of the orchestral and string arrangements for their later work.

(From Wikipedia) http://www.myspace.com/sigurrosmoosick

Cory Chisel & the Wandering Sons: Like notable musicians before him, singer-songwriter Cory Chisel forged his first connection to the power of song through the music he heard – and made – in church. His father was a Baptist minister, his mother played piano during services, and an upbringing surrounded by sermons and spirituals instilled in Cory the passion and portent of language and melody, and a fluency in the gospel’s rich vernacular of loss and redemption.

Based in Appleton, WI with his band, The Wandering Sons, Chisel’s upcoming six song EP, “Cabin Ghosts” reflects the inspiration of his upbringing with a spare Americana-saturated sound that is its own exquisite blend of folk-country and Delta blues. With his voice full of soul and longing, Chisel’s expressive vocals and the Sons’ loosely orchestrated, impeccable playing emerge fully formed yet somehow familiar and as confident in its sonics as in its lyrical echoes of existential grace and mystery.

Recorded mostly live at Robinwood, his family’s cabin in the wilds of Elco, WI and at a live concert in his hometown, a collection of stark and haunted melodies grew from the beautiful woods of his home state into the songs now captured on the “Cabin Ghosts” EP.

Norah Jones: Geethali Norah Jones Shankar (born March 30, 1979), better known by her stage name Norah Jones, is an American singer-songwriter, pianist, keyboardist, guitarist, and actress of Anglo-American and Indian-Bengali descent. She is the daughter of sitarist Ravi Shankar and the half-sister of Anoushka Shankar.[1] Her career began with her 2002 debut album Come Away with Me, an adult contemporary vocal jazz album with a sensual, plaintive soul/folk/country tinge, that received five Grammy Awards, including "Record of the Year" and "Best New Artist". This was followed by her second album, Feels like Home, released in 2004. In 2007, she released her third album, Not Too Late. She has sold more than 16 million albums in the US[2] and over 36 million records worldwide; altogether, she has sold more albums than any other female jazz artist during the 2000s.

Come Away with Me: 2002–2004

Jones was a lounge singer before becoming a recording artist.[6] She played with artists and bands including Wax Poetic and the Peter Malick Group. She performed frequently with guitarist Charlie Hunter in 2001.

Jones' debut album, Come Away with Me, debuted in February 2002 and was instantly celebrated for its blending of mellow, acoustic pop with soul and jazz. It hit number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, with the single "Don't Know Why" hitting number one on the Top 40 Adult Recurrents in 2003 and #30 in the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. It won Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. She made a cameo appearance in the 2002 movie Two Weeks Notice playing the piano and singing "The Nearness of You" at the fundraiser.

Feels like Home: 2004–2006

Jones released a second album, Feels like Home, on February 9, 2004. Rather than repeat the softer, jazz mood of Come Away with Me, her second album was influenced by Country music. Within a week of its release, Feels like Home had sold over a million copies, making it the highest-selling album in the history of Blue Note Records. Jones toured globally again, to promote the album with the Handsome Band, and the addition of backing singer Daru Oda. Time magazine included Jones on the Time 100, a list of the most influential people of 2004.[7] "Feels Like Home" debuted at number-one in most countries around the world[citation needed] and has sold 13 million copies.

Not Too Late: 2006–2008

Jones' third album, Not Too Late, was released by Blue Note Records on January 30, 2007. The album is her first for which she wrote or co-wrote every song, and according to her, some of them are much darker than those on her previous albums.[8] Not Too Late was mostly recorded at Jones's home studio and is the first album Jones recorded without producer Arif Mardin, who died in the summer of 2006. Jones described the sessions as "fun, relaxed and easy" and without a deadline; executives at Blue Note Records reportedly did not know they were recording an album. The song "My Dear Country" is political commentary; she wrote it before the United States Presidential election day in 2004.

Not Too Late reached the #1 position in twenty countries. It is the third best first week album sales of 2007 after Avril Lavigne's third album The Best Damn Thing and Linkin Park's third album Minutes to Midnight. The album became the 800th album to reach the top spot on the UK chart. It also reached #1 in the U.S. with 405,000 copies sold. According to a press release from EMI, Not Too Late is certified gold or platinum in twenty-one countries as of February 2007.[9] The album has sold 5 million copies worldwide.

(From Wikipedia)

Big Boi: Big Boi is an American rapper, song-writer, record producer, actor, and one half of the alternative hip hop duo Outkast.

Dr. Dog: Dr. Dog has been creating music in various incarnations for a good four years now. Beginning with The Psychedelic Swamp, a concept album realized in the damp ruin of a flooded basement with waterlogged guitars and a digital delay pedal, the band has simmered on the back burner of our musical lives for most of its existence but we've recently renewed our resolve to forge ahead and give Dr. Dog the attention we think it deserves.

Although Dr. Dog has as many as 20 honorary "members" who have assisted in various (mostly spiritual) capacities through the years, the core of the band consists of five musicians. Our standard instrumentation includes two guitars, bass, drums, keyboard and three part harmonies. The Beach Boys, Beatles, Tom Waits, David Bowie and Neil Young are influences, but we would be remiss in not acknowledging our debt to Pavement, Palace Brothers, R. Stevie Moore or Roy Wood.

Currently, the lineup is as such: Toby Leaman on bass and singing, Scott McMicken on woof+mud distortion solo guitar and voice, Andrew Jones on lean clean occasionally tremolo'd guitar, Juston Stens on trapset and harmonies and Zach Miller on keyboard(s). We've all done our share of playing. Toby and Scott have played together in a myriad of bands including Raccoon, Unleash the Bastards, and Beard; Andrew played bass in Raccoon and manages the phenomenal The Teeth; Zach has played with Bradford Trojan and Traffic Jam and studied jazz guitar; and Juston is the man behind the punk outfits It's Turbo Time and Oddnormal.

We've played around Philadelphia at a good number of places, including the TLA, North Star, the Fire, Khyber, Mill Creek Tavern and Doc Watson's, the Lucky Cat and StarFoods (Brooklyn and Manhattan, respectively), Rex's (West Chester, PA),. We have accompanied My Morning Jacket on two short tours, - the second of which also featured M. Ward - who personally requested that Dr. Dog open for them.

Aside from the aforementioned Swamp album - a self-produced, self-recorded low-fi four track recording - we have two other recordings. Toothbrush is a compilation of fourth generation eight-track recordings culled from the past few years. Easy Beat was recorded earlier this year and is our first proper album.

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