The Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park featured many indie rock up-and-comers, as well as established acts like Neil Young, Metallica, and Stevie Wonder.
In addition to music — the publicized lineup plus small pop-up concerts — the August 10-12 festival also featured gourmet food vendors, a “Choco Land” of desserts, free ice-cream from Ben and Jerry’s, and corporate promotions (Intel gave away computers and
Toyota hosted several bands in a small concert/interview forum).
The Texas band, White Denim — which opened for Wilco in San Diego in January — performed its brand of guitar centered jams early on Friday, and could be heard soundchecking as concertgoers arrived. Set highlights included “Street Joy,” from 2011′s D.