Outside Lands Music Festival 2014
In the alternate reality that has become the gigantic music festival aimed to please a wide spectrum of fans, artists as disparate as Kanye West, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Tiësto, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis all have a very good chance of rubbing shoulders. Those six performers top the lineup of this year's Outside Lands Music Festival, the annual extravaganza held August 8-10 this year in the beautiful (if often foggy) outskirts of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The rest of the field is fairly heavy on indie pop darlings (Death Cab for Cutie, Haim, Jenny Lewis) and folkie-leaning favorites (Deer Tick, Phosphorescent), plus a few more rocking institutions for good measure (Spoon, The Flaming Lips, Tedeschi Trucks Band). Hip-hop gets just a little coverage (including Atmosphere, and Run the Jewels, featuring El-P and Killer Mike), while electronic and dance music are represented in myriad ways (Disclosure, Duck Sauce). Press play for a sampling of this year's lineup, and transport yourself to the City by the Bay. Don't forget your jacket!