Outside Lands 2014 Announces Daily Lineups, Single-Day Ticket Sales

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Christopher Victorio
Only a week after the lineup for Outside Lands 2014 was released, we've got the daily lineups. Maybe because general admission tickets sold out in a record 24 hours? Anyway, single-day tickets go onsale tomorrow, Thursday, April 17, at 10 a.m. Expect them to go briskly. Here's a preview: Friday, Aug. 8, is Kanye and Arctic Monkeys. Saturday, Aug. 9, is Tom Petty and Macklemore. Sunday, Aug. 10, is the Killers and Tiësto. Below are the full daily lineups as they stand so far. Which day do you think is the best?


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Five Quick Thoughts on the Outside Lands 2014 Lineup

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1. Plenty of Trans-Am and Budweiser music.
Tom Petty may be second-gen classic rock, but he's certainly classic enough. Meanwhile the Killers are nu-classic rock, with their pretensions to Springsteenian epic-ness and that old-school radio dominance. So basically, there's enough down-the-middle guitar music that the thirty- and forty-something moms and dads in attendance will have plenty to raise their Buds Heinekens to. Expect whoopin' and hollerin' in the VIP tent. The rest of Speedway Meadow will be too stoned and sun-dazed to object, and if anyone does, well, there's always the EDM igloo.


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Outside Lands 2014 Lineup Announced: Kanye West, Tom Petty, Macklemore, The Killers, More

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The Outside Lands 2014 lineup is out! Headliners for the Aug. 8-10 festival include Kanye West, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Killers, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Arctic Monkeys, Tiësto, the Flaming Lips, Death Cab for Cutie, and more. Tickets for the festival go onsale at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10, on the Outside Lands website.

See also: Five Quick Thoughts on the Outside Lands 2014 Lineup


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Outside Lands 2014 Early Passes Go Onsale Friday

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Earlier this week we scratched our chins and tried to figure out just who might be playing Outside Lands this year. We still don't know for sure, but we do know this: early tickets for the festival (including parking passes) go onsale tomorrow.


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OutKast at Outside Lands Is Looking Pretty Unlikely

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Many of us had hoped, with Atlanta hip-hop duo OutKast reuniting for some 40 festival dates this year, that San Francisco's Outside Lands would be one of them. After all, why should Coachella be the only major California festival to get an OutKast performance?

As of today, though, OutKast has announced half of those festival dates. And unfortunately, they don't look encouraging for an Outside Lands appearance.


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The Outside Lands 2014 Dates Are Now Official

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Christopher Victorio
You knew, didn't you? Yes, you did. You knew. But Ranger Dave just went and made it official: the Outside Lands festival is coming back this Aug. 8-10 in Golden Gate Park.

Now, since we all could have guessed that, comes the real question: who's gonna play?


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A-Trak at Outside Lands: Shouting-Out Fellow Festival Acts, to the Crowd's Delight

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Christopher Victorio
The Outside Lands masses on Sunday
By DANIEL LEVIN BECKER

The high point of A-Trak's late-afternoon set Sunday at Outside Lands came at the very end, when, after exactly fifty minutes of 3/4-throttle party collage and stutterstep turntablism, he beheaded Karen O. (Poetic license! Everyone is fine!) He had worked Yeah Yeah Yeahs' "Heads Will Roll" into the lather of things about 20 minutes earlier, and now, as everything else tapered away, he reintroduced the first word only -- "off," as in "off with your head" -- initially as just another pulsing rhythmic sound, then slower and slower until its source became obvious. Then he scratched the shit out of it, Bay Area-style. (A-Trak was an honorary member of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, I'll have you know.)


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The Best of Outside Lands Day 3: Foals, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vampire Weekend, and More

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FOALS at Outside Lands on Sunday
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Why don't Foals get more love? Why are they not Radiohead, or at least Interpol, or at least the Police, or at least Phish? Why would ASD fearless leader Ian Port scoff (graciously, always graciously) when I express an eagerness to see Foals and dismiss them, cryptically, as "the beans and toast of modern rock"? What aren't they delivering? Don't we have a place somewhere in our collective heart for a deft, pasty, slightly dour English prog-blues jam band? (Singer Yannis Philippakis, riling the crowd: "You guys ready?" [vague roar] "You don't sound it.") My best guess is that it's a saturation thing: if we took the noodling out of the equation, or the menace, or the vaguely tropical polyrhythm vibe, maybe Foals' songs would be less diffuse and more captivating, less like remixes of themselves and more like the smart, lithe, ass-whooping anthems they aspire to be. Nobody's perfect, though. Given a little patience and attention what Foals do can be thrilling, as it was in their closing pair ("Inhaler" and "Two Steps, Twice," both songs that never quite stop gaining momentum). Given a lot, who knows what could happen? Daniel Levin Becker


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The Best of Outside Lands Day 2: Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Phoenix, and More

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Nine Inch Nails at Outside Lands on Saturday
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The main stage of Outside Lands is a blood-colored curtain of electronic screens, with the cropped, menacing head of one Trent Reznor lolling around on it. His words punch out of the speakers, and the crowd shouts them right back: "I wanna fuck you like an animal" -- there's nothing swallowed or subtle or shy about that line tonight -- "My whole existence is flawed."

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Jurassic 5 Take Outside Lands Back to the Schoolyard, 8/10/13

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Jurassic 5 at Outside Lands on Saturday.
By DANIEL LEVIN BECKER

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I think of Jurassic 5, in the relatively rare event that I think of Jurassic 5, as a gateway drug. They were a huge part of my musico-sentimental education, my first real and sustained interaction with hip-hop -- as I suspect was the case for much of the crowd at Lands End -- but somewhere along the way they receded into the background, still sounding impeccable and friendly and inessential. Then they broke up in 2007. Even before that, though, there was the vague sense that they had somehow served their purpose, had given me the vocabulary and affinities to deal with parts of rap culture that were more serious or colorful than, well, Jurassic 5.

Not saying I don't still feel that way, but Jesus, what a pleasure it was to see them yesterday. Just to be near their brand of meticulously effortless-sounding, relentlessly positive hip-hop for an hour was to be as content as I've ever been at a music festival, and that's not just nostalgia. There's something exemplary in their non-specific stage presence, their six-way interactions and tradeoffs and extended overlaps; there's something weirdly charming about four people bragging in song, in unison, that they sound like one person. Plus their output from around the turn of the century is wall-to-wall hits, and they played most of them. (I don't count that Nelly Furtado song from Power In Numbers, and neither did they.)


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