Ah, Outside Lands 2011
. Pending consistent weather (looks like it'll be solid San Francisco summer weather -- gray and cold), it should be a blast. At least I know I'll be well-prepared.
Meanwhile, all my friends have been asking two questions: 1) are you going? and 2) who are you most excited to see?
Frankly, I hadn't looked closely at the lineup until late last night. I knew some of the major bands I wanted to see: The Shins, Arcade Fire, Ellie Goulding, and Deadmau5. But what about all the little bands that people may not necessarily know about? Or for that matter, what about the bands I didn't know that much about?
The five tracks below are my pick for bands-to-see-that-you-may-not-yet-know. Some of them I know pretty well. Others I just discovered for the first time. Also, be sure to check out Hannah's Outside Lands pre-festival coverage, Top 10 Female Artists
performing (it makes a killer female vocalists playlist!).