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Natalie Prass’ self-titled debut is an equal parts giddy and dour testament to the often-devastating power of love. It’s a massive album, desperate and joyful and wholly unafraid of its towering sincerity, which led to us naming it one of the year’s best (so far) back in June. Prass’ personality onstage is as playful a… More »

Speedy Ortiz played not one, not two, but three shows in San Francisco yesterday. After their Outside Lands festival set, they did a stripped-down performance for Stereogum at the Toyota Tent then at night played the local venue Rickshaw Stop. The Boston-based band’s latest album, Foil Deer, is one of the best of the yearMore »

Nearly 200 years ago, back when the shoreline dunes of San Francisco were considered uninhabitable, they came to be known as the Outside Lands — terrain fit only for the bravest pioneers. These days that territory is a lot more comfortable: Among other landmarks, it’s become home to Golden Gate Park, an oasis of urba… More »

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Artist Portraits From Outside Lands 2015

This weekend marked Outside Lands' eighth year taking over the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Headliners this year included Elton John, the Black Keys,…
Stereogum | August 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

10 Memorable Moments From Outside Lands 2015

Outside Lands took place this past weekend in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, which happens to be situated next to the neighborhood that I grew…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm
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Stereogum At Outside Lands 2015: Toyota Tent Schedule

This weekend Stereogum returns to Outside Lands in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Once again we're teaming with Spin and Brooklyn Vegan to host Toyota'…
Scott Lapatine | August 6, 2015 - 9:59 am
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Outside Lands 2015 Lineup

Outside Lands has just announced the lineup for the eighth iteration of the San Francisco-based festival. This year's headliners are Elton John, Mumford & Sons,…
James Rettig | March 24, 2015 - 1:02 pm
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Artist Portraits From Stereogum #Soundwave At Outside Lands 2014

At this year's Outside Lands, Stereogum teamed with Toyota to present performances at the Soundwave tent. Throughout the weekend there were intimate jams, DJ sets,…
Stereogum | August 13, 2014 - 9:08 am

Mikal Cronin Takes Requests, Debuts Solo “Better Man” At Stereogum #Soundwave At Outside Lands

The charm of the first hour or so of the first day of a music festival often comes from the fact that no matter what…
Miles Bowe | August 11, 2014 - 12:32 pm
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Chvrches Cancel Outside Lands Set Due To Border-Crossing Trouble

Chvrches had to cancel today's performance at Outside Lands because of border-crossing trouble. In a Facebook post, the band apologized and said that only half…
James Rettig | August 10, 2014 - 7:11 pm

Watch Danielle Haim Drum For The Killers In San Francisco

The Killers will close out Outside Lands tonight in San Francisco, and they showed up a day early to play a relatively intimate gig at…
Chris DeVille | August 10, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Stereogum x Toyota Presents Soundwave At Outside Lands ’14: Christopher Owens, Mikal Cronin, Tycho, Wayne Coyne

Outside Lands returns to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend, with sets by Kanye West, Disclosure, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Spoon, Run The…
Scott Lapatine | August 8, 2014 - 1:10 pm
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Outside Lands Lineup 2014

The excellent Outside Lands festival is returning to San Francisco this summer, and its lineup has just been revealed via a Funny Or Die video…
Michael Nelson | April 8, 2014 - 12:54 pm
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Outside Lands 2013 Artist Portraits

San Francisco’s Outside Lands went down over the weekend with performances from Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails, Vampire Weekend, and more. (Check out our list…
Stereogum | August 13, 2013 - 11:49 am

The 10 Best Things At Outside Lands 2013

Between music, comedy, food, and artwork, Outside Lands really is one of the more interesting American summer festivals. You checked out our coverage and photo…
Miles Bowe | August 12, 2013 - 5:41 pm
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Outside Lands 2013 Sunday: Vampire Weekend, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Willie Nelson, & More

The final day of Outside Lands was definitely a more mellow affair than Saturday with its NIN headlined attack. Most people entering in the afternoo…
Miles Bowe | August 12, 2013 - 1:03 pm

Outside Lands 2013 Saturday: Nine Inch Nails, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, & More

Saturday at Outside Lands was a typical second day at festivals. The sets ran smoother, there were less technical problems, and the crowds seemed a…
Miles Bowe | August 11, 2013 - 3:12 pm
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Outside Lands 2013 Friday: Paul McCartney, The National, Chromatics, & More

Yesterday Outside Lands '13 kicked off in San Francisco, and there's already been a ton of memorable moments, from food to comedy to many great…
Miles Bowe | August 10, 2013 - 3:17 pm

Watch Bob Weir Join The National At Outside Lands

Last weekend, we learned a few more vague details about the National's forthcoming Grateful Dead tribute album -- it will likely feature members of Bo…
Liz Pelly | August 10, 2013 - 1:35 pm
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The 10 Less Obvious Must-See Sets At Outside Lands 2013

This weekend, thousands of people will be flocking to San Francisco. No they’re not going there to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Room -–…
Miles Bowe | August 8, 2013 - 1:14 pm
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