The Best of Treasure Island Music Festival, Day 2: Haim, Sleigh Bells, Japandroids, and More

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Christopher Victorio
We continue our Treasure Island Music Festival coverage here with short takes on the best of Sunday, Oct. 20. Also check out our Saturday TI best-of, our review of Atoms for Peace's amazing headlining Saturday set, and our run-down of all the goofiness Beck got up to on Sunday.


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Beck Gets a Little Goofy on Sunday at Treasure Island Music Festival, 10/20/13

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Christopher Victorio
Beck
Treasure Island Music Festival
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013

Maybe it has something to do with Scientology, but Beck doesn't age like normal humans. He looked a little tired for a moment, to be sure, taking a breath after the set-opening "Devil's Haircut" -- on which the bass was far too loud and everything else was muddy and we had a sinking feeling about what the rest of the hour would bring -- but 15 minutes later, ripping a harmonica solo on "One Foot in the Grave," he had found his swagger. "I'm gonna try to keep you guys warm," he said, tossing his scarf over one shoulder of his red suit jacket, before sliding into a delightfully sneering version of "Tainted Love," backed by lean and effective guitar, bass, drums and keys.

See also:
* The Best of Treasure Island Music Festival, Day 1: Holy Ghost!, Antwon, Danny Brown, and More
* Atoms for Peace Rule Over Saturday at Treasure Island
* The Best of Treasure Island Music Festival, Day 2: Haim, Sleigh Bells, Japandroids, and More


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Atoms for Peace Rule Over Saturday at Treasure Island, 10/19/13

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Christopher Victorio
Atoms for Peace
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
Treasure Island Music Festival

Every festival needs a "slam dunk" act, and for Saturday at Treasure Island, Atoms for Peace served that purpose. The combination was irresistible. Thom Yorke, Flea, and their never-fail roll call of producers, percussionists, and all-around gifted musicians who fill the ranks of the alt-jam-band outfit (dare I say "supergroup") were ready to take stoned concertgoers, weary from a day of congested pop appreciation, to cloud nine.

See also:
* Atoms for Peace Rule Over Saturday at Treasure Island

* The Best of Treasure Island Music Festival, Day 2: Haim, Sleigh Bells, Japandroids, and More
* Beck Gets a Little Goofy on Sunday at Treasure Island Music Festival


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The Best of Treasure Island Music Festival, Day 1: Holy Ghost!, Antwon, Danny Brown, and More

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Christopher Victorio
Major Lazer at Treasure Island this weekend.
Treasure Island Music Festival took over that spot of dry land in the middle of San Francisco Bay this weekend. Here are SF Weekly writers' takes on the best of the festival's first day, Saturday, Oct. 19.

See also:
* Atoms for Peace Rule Over Saturday at Treasure Island
* The Best of Treasure Island Music Festival, Day 2: Haim, Sleigh Bells, Japandroids, and More
* Beck Gets a Little Goofy on Sunday at Treasure Island Music Festival


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Spend Your Day Listening to This 26-Artist Treasure Island Music Festival Mix

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The best view from a festival, ever?
This weekend, Treasure Island Music Festival will offer a chance to bounce from a live set by Danny Brown to one by Disclosure, from Sleigh Bells to Beck -- and to miss pretty much nothing, given the festival's small size and alternating stage setup. To get you prepared, Sunset Promotions DJ Matt Haze put together this hour-long mix that includes all 26 featured artists on this year's Treasure Island lineup. His mix showcases newer and older songs, and unusual remixes you might not have heard. Check it out below -- or download it to listen on the go. And if you like what you're hearing, Haze will be DJing at the festival's Silent Frisco's stage from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.


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Tricky Cancels Treasure Island Appearance; Danny Brown To Replace Him

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He's coming.
Tricky has postponed a number of U.S. tour dates due to visa issues, including his set at Treasure Island Music Festival this weekend. So it's sigh, sigh, for the Massive Attack/English rap maven, but this post is not all bad news. Replacing him on the TI bill is none other than Detroit madman and notorious performer Danny Brown, who is riding high on -- well, on marijuana, because he's Danny Brown and he smokes marijuana a lot -- but also on the nice things certain people have said about an album he released last week.


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Treasure Island Music Festival: Your 2013 Schedule Is Here

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The end of Hardly Strictly means one thing in the Bay Area: Our last big outdoor festival of the year is imminent. That of course is Treasure Island, the annual cool-kid confab on that flat pancake of fill in the middle of the Bay. And this year TI is bringing out folks like Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace, Beck, Animal Collective, Japandroids, and Major Lazer for Oct. 19-20. Organizers just released the schedule for the festival, which -- to our great relief every year -- is staggered so that you can manage to see every live act. (That's one very nice thing about a smallish, two-stage festival.)


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Treasure Island 2012 Review: Good Bands Versus Great Weather

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Christopher Victorio
The xx at Treasure Island Sunday night.
Treasure Island Music Festival
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 14, 2012
Treasure Island, San Francisco

Better than: Getting an October sunburn anywhere else this weekend.

It was around sunset on Sunday evening when Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino sang what everyone at Treasure Island Music Festival right then must have been thinking -- and captured the prevailing vibe of the weekend in the process.

"Why would you live anywhere else?" Cosentino sang, as a fiery orange glow slowly appeared in the skies over San Francisco. "This is the only place for me."

See also:
* Slideshow: Scenes From Treasure Island 2012
* Slideshow: The People of Treasure Island Festival 2012

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Treasure Island Festival Shuttle Stop Moved to Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

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Due to the unexpectedly awesome San Francisco Giants, there's been a slight change in plans for those heading to Treasure Island Music Festival this weekend: Instead of picking up festivalgoers at the AT&T Park parking lots, shuttles will instead leave from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in S.F.'s Civic Center.

See also:
* 10 Artists To See at Treasure Island Music Festival
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Treasure Island Festival 2012 Schedule: Five Things to Know
* The xx Return to Headline Treasure Island

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Watch: The Coup's "Guillotine" Is A Funky Agitprop Masterpiece

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Riley on Oakland's yellow brick road
With the election only weeks away, it's a perfect time for a new video from the Coup, the radical Oakland hip-hop group whose leader, Boots Riley, was one of the loudest agitators in the city's Occupy movement. The group is back with a new album, Sorry to Bother You, on Oct. 30, and the first taste is a funky, hip-hop hybrid that anchors itself pretty much immediately in your ears.

The group's new clip for "Guillotine" also doesn't bother with much subtlety in its indictment of the 1 percent: Riley and crew come as characters from an Oakland version of Wizard of Oz -- with Riley as the scarecrow -- and head to the money-grubbing wizard's inner sanctum to take their revenge on the top-hatted banker. What does that revenge entail? We bet you can guess.

See also:
* The Coup's Boots Riley on His Next Record, Hip-Hop for White Kids, and Loving Battlestar Galactica
* 10 Artists To See at Treasure Island Music Festival
* The Coup's Boots Riley Will Perform for the Occupy Oakland Crowd This Evening

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