Weekly Roundup | Outside Lands Wrapup
Yesterday was the third and final day of the inaugural Outside Lands music festival, and there were a lot of mixed reviews on how well the event went for those in attendance. Personally, I had a lot of fun and I felt that I got to see most everything I wanted to see on all three days. The question on whether or not I enjoyed everything I saw on Friday would be questionable, but only because the promoters seemed to put Beck on the wrong stage resulting in logistical issues and a host of agitated festival patrons. Other than that, I seriously loved every second of the fest, and I hope to see it return sometime next year.
More updates will be coming from me and sure to be coming from the Coventry and Hidden Track folks, who I got to meet up with and chat with while the festival was happening. Great great times.
Read on for a roundup of our posts from last week and stay tuned for tons more updates this week.
- Drive-By Truckers, Hold Steady to Tour Together This Fall
Just saw this news coming through the inbox and it just rocks — plain and simple: You’ve heard the rumours – and this rock and roll wet dream is coming true.Drive-By Truckers and The Hold Steady have teamed up…
- My Morning Jacket | More Dates, New Video, Punctuality Promised
Just as My Morning Jacket returned to the US in support of Evil Urges, they announced 12 additional dates in Europe during the months preceding their hopefully earth shattering New Year’s Eve show at Madison Square Garden. To the…
- LeRoi Moore, R.I.P.
We are unbelievably sad to have to report this news right now. LeRoi Moore, saxophonist for Dave Matthews Band, has reportedly passed away at a Los Angeles hospital following a string of complications from an ATV accident back in June….
- Video and Thoughts on Dave Matthews Addressing the Crowd Last Night
I’m still sorta reeling from the news that LeRoi Moore passed away yesterday, which is odd considering I haven’t spent much time with the band in recent years. I think the nostalgia is coming back, though. I saw three great…
- From the Pit | All Points West, Day 1
I wasn’t sure what to expect from Day One of All Points West. I usually hit the smaller Northeast festivals like Mountain Jam and the Vibes. But the setting was without compare. From almost anywhere on the festival grounds, a…
- Trinumeral 2008 | Small Festival Perfection in NC
All photos by James Y LMB contributor, Mike S., has continued to hook us up with interesting festival reviews. Here’s his latest from the smaller Trinumeral festival outside of Asheville, NC. Last week, as I realized how quickly another…
- Outside Lands 2008 | Festival Preview
Today marks the beginning of the inaugural Outside Lands music festival right here in my new stomping grounds of San Francisco. The festival, which is set in the historically hippie-tastic Golden Gate Park, is already on pace to become the…
- Phish Friday | Old School Gems from August ’87
For this week’s Phish Friday, I thought I’d drop a quick post with a look back at the old-school, a show the band played back on 8/21/87 at Ian McLean’s Farm. This was one of the first truly old-school Phish…
- Outside Lands: Radiohead Kills It Despite Some Sound Problems
The anticipation for the Radiohead headlining set at today’s Outside Lands festival was clearly in the air and on the minds of everyone in the crowd today, and I think that’s why I felt the entire crowd freak out…
- Outside Lands: Video of the Radiohead Sound Issues
I managed to get a :30 clip of the second Radiohead sound failure last night, taken during “All I Need.” I was a little upset and I think I screamed a little bit before I took this, so to my…
- Outside Lands: Photos from Day One (Radiohead, Cold War Kids, Steel Pulse)
Radiohead I’m not going to say that any of these photos are really that good, but I still think it gives a good overview of the vibe of the festival and the highlight of everyone’s nights — Radiohead. Read…
- Outside Lands Video Roundup
Hidden Track has a roundup of the Outside Lands videos that have surfaced on YouTube so far. The video of “15 Step” is particularly fantastic to me, clearly one of the many highlights of the set for me….
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Justin Ward is the Editor at Live Music Blog and has been with the site from the very beginning. He currently lives in San Francisco and regularly tweets other stuff over @justinpward.
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