And it's good: Archers of Loaf, Budos Band, Built to Spill, Cursive, Die Antwoord, Surfer Blood. and many, many more. Early bird badges are on sale here already; tickets to individual shows go on sale Monday.
Here's the full list, courtesy of Spin:
Here's a good reason to cut out of work early today: Coup frontman and all-around activist Boots Riley will be playing a free show starting at 4:45 at the Occupy Oakland site in Frank Ogawa Plaza. He'll be joined by Eddie Falcon, Gabby LaLa, Jabari, and MC Lovelle.
Everything you know about Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is wrapped into a two minute and thirty-one second music video, described in minute, pungent detail by writer Kelefah Sanneh, who profiled the group for The New Yorker. A group of Los Angeles teens pours random, noxious ingredients into a blender — prescription pills, dirt, cough syrup, weed, malt liquor — liquefies the admixture, and distributes it in red plastic cups. Once they've drunk everything, the kids go outside with their skateboards and proceed to wreck themselves, spewing blood, teeth, saliva, fingernails, and other bodily excretions. Warning: It's not for the feint of heart.
And, just like last year, it includes a lot of really cool overlapping headliners (Gillian Welch, Irma Thomas, Broken Social Science, A.A. Bondy, and the Punch Brothers all play at around the same time on Saturday, for instance) which means you'll set yourself up for failure if you try to see everything. But by all means, try! With six stages and a totally star-studded line-up (that's no overstatement!) the festival is aiming to outdo itself once again. Given that last year's event drew in about 800 thousand people over the course of three days, we'll see how it fares this time.
Mission Creek Oakland just released its schedule for this year's event. The music festival — now in its fifteenth year, but only its third in the East Bay — runs September 2-October 1 in various local venues. Although its Kickstarter campaign fell short of its goal, Oakland Mission Creek music director Kiyomi Tanouye says the show will still go on.
Local bands to perform include Bare Wires, Dreamdate, Ty Segall, Street Eaters, and tons more.
Full sched after the jump...
All right, kids. Tickets for this year's Treasure Island Festival go on sale this Wednesday, July 27, at 10 a.m. and if you don't buy one, here's what you're missing: A dance-heavy Saturday line-up, featuring Empire of the Sun, Chromeo, Flying Lotus, Aloe Blacc, Dizzee Rascal, Cut Copy, Death from Above 1979, Buraka Som Sistema, Yacht, Battles the Naked & Famous, Shabazzz Palaces, and Geographer, followed by canonical indie rock on Sunday, with Death Cab for Cutie, Explosions in the Sky, Beach House, The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Friendly Fires, St. Vincent, The Head & the Heart, Warpaint, Wild Beasts, The Antlers, Thee Oh Sees, and Weekend. It all goes down the weekend of October 15 and 16, and two-day early bird tickets are only $99. Go get ’em.
For those who've spent the last week in some kind of hermetically-sealed no-news bubble, yes, it's Pride Week, and not just in San Francisco. If you recoil at the thought of a crowded BART train, or a traffic jam on the Bay Bridge, there's always the Hella Gay party at Uptown Nightclub (1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland). Launched two years ago as a birthday party, this monthly house music event has skyrocketed in popularity — and not just among gay people. Pride edition features DJs GStar, Astro, plus special guests. It happens *tonight,* Friday, June 24. Only $5 before 10 p.m., or $7 thereafter. Go forth and be fabulous. UptownNightclub.com
Live 105 announced the lineup for its annual BFD concert, set to be held this year on June 5 at Shoreline. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on April 23, and the full lineup is below:
The sixth annual Bluegrass for the Greenbelt Festival, to be held June 4th at the Dunsmuir-Hellman Estate in Oakland, announced its lineup this weekend. Among the acts to perform are Marley's Ghost, The Kathy Kallick Band, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, Jimmie Dale Gilmore with The Wronglers, plus The Tuttles with AJ Lee and Arann Harris and The Farm Band. Proceeds from the event benefit the Greenbelt Alliance, which works to protect the area's natural habitat and farms and to create more sustainable cities. Tickets for the family-friendly event are on sale now. $25 until May 13. After that, $30 in advance or $40 at the door. Kids under 12 are free. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Outside Lands folks just announced the lineup for this year's festival, which is set for August 12-14 in Golden Gate Park. Drumroll, please:
Phish (2 sets)
The Black Keys
The Original Meters
Big Audio Dynamite
Warren Hayes Band
Toro Y Moi