Phono Del Sol 2014, with Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Wye Oak, Nick Waterhouse, Blackbird Blackbird, White Fence, Tony Molina, Yalls, A Million Billion Dying Suns, The Tambo Rays, Bill Baird
Christopher Victorio Thao and the Get Down Stay Down at Phono Del Sol
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Potrero Del Sol Park
Dogs, kids, scrubby looking rock 'n' rollers, more dogs, kids, their parents, rock 'n' rollers, and skateboarders: Saturday's Phono Del Sol festival drew a mellow, diverse crowd to Potrero Del Sol park, which consists of a few grassy knolls and a skatepark tucked in between the 101 freeway and Potrero Avenue in the lower-right corner of the Mission. The afternoon weather was typically indecisive for summer in S.F. -- it was possible to find both breezy shade and warm sun. But the real draw was of course the music, and a few acts -- most notably Thao and the Get Down Stay Down and Nick Waterhouse -- broke through the inevitable distractions and chatter of an afternoon in the park to put on thrilling sets. A few others, like Wye Oak, didn't.