Outside Lands enlists RÜFÜS DU SOL, Kaytranada, Dr. Dog, Blacklizt & more for 2021 night shows

Outside Lands 2021 night shows - lineup

Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival //
Golden Gate Park – San Francisco
October 29th-31st, 2021 //

As the calendar turns from summer to fall and the weather starts to cool, less than six weeks stand between us and Outside Lands’ official return to Golden Gate Park.

But after what will be an 808-day hiatus for the three-day music festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSL is gearing up for its 13th edition with another run of night shows next month to keep the party going past 10 p.m.

This year’s late-night slate over Halloween weekend will boast 16 performances across eight different venues throughout the Bay Area and feature must-see acts such as RÜFÜS DU SOL, Kaytranada, Dr. Dog, Blacklizt (ZHU’s techno side project), Marc Rebillet, A R I Z O N A, Yves Tumor & Its Band, and a whole lot more.

Tickets for OSL’s 2021 night shows will go on sale to the public this Friday, September 24th at Noon PT with special presales for both 2020 Eager Beaver and 2021 ticket holders beginning this Thursday and Friday, respectively, at Noon PT.


Here is the schedule for the upcoming night shows with links to purchase tickets:

October 27th: DRAMA with Brijean at Bimbo’s 365 Club, 8 p.m., $35, 18+ // BUY TICKETS

October 28th: mxmtoon at The New Parish, 8 p.m., $30, All Ages // BUY TICKETS

October 28th: Marc E. Bassy at The Independent, 8 p.m., $29.50, All Ages // BUY TICKETS

October 28th: Bartees Strange at Rickshaw Stop, 8 p.m., $15, All Ages // BUY TICKETS

October 28th: Nap Eyes with Boy Scouts, The Reds, Pinks and Purples, Advertisement at Balboa Theater, 8 p.m., $20, All Ages // BUY TICKETS

October 29th: Kaytranada at 1015 Folsom, 10 p.m., $40-50, 21+ // BUY TICKETS

October 29th: Dr. Dog with Tōth at The Warfield, 10 p.m., $39.50-69.50, All Ages // BUY TICKETS

October 29th: The Midnight with Jupiter Winterat The Independent, 10 p.m., $35, 21+ // BUY TICKETS

October 29th: Noga Erez with McKinley Dixon, DJ Aaron Axelsen at Rickshaw Stop, 10 p.m., $24, 18+ // BUY TICKETS

October 30th: RÜFÜS DU SOL at Fox Theater Oakland, 10 p.m., $99.50, 18+ // BUY TICKETS

October 30th: A R I Z O N A at The Independent, 10 p.m., $39.50, 21+ // BUY TICKETS

October 30th: Goth Babe at Rickshaw Stop, 10 p.m., $20, All Ages // BUY TICKETS

October 30th: The Hu with The Haunt at Bimbo’s 365 Club, 10 p.m., $35, +21 // BUY TICKETS

October 31st: Blacklizt at The Independent, 10 p.m., $59.50, +21 // BUY TICKETS

October 31st: Marc Rebillet with LP Giobbi (Live), Mary Droppinz, Izzy Wise at 1015 Folsom, 10 p.m., $35-45, +21 // BUY TICKETS

October 31st: Yves Tumor and Its Band with ECCO2K at Bimbo’s 365 Club, 10 p.m., $27.50, +21 // BUY TICKETS

*All OSL 2021 night shows will require proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (must be two weeks past your final dose) or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours from the time of entry into the venue. Masks will also be required for all patrons in attendance.

Outside Lands 2021 night shows

Noise Pop 2017: Celebrating 25 years of Bay Area indie culture

Noise Pop 2017Written by Molly Kish //

Noise Pop //
Bay Area venues – San Francisco & Oakland
February 17th–27th, 2017 //

Marking its 25th anniversary this month as the West Coast’s premiere independent music and arts festival, Noise Pop returns to take over more than 30 clubs, theaters and art spaces in the Bay Area. With residencies at various locations in SF and Oakland, the festival officially kicks off with its 2017 film series and art exhibits leading into 11 days of live musical performances from nationally recognized and locally curated acts.

This year’s roster includes members of Animal Collective, Vince Staples, BADBADNOTGOOD, Dawes, Kelis, Hudson Mohawke, Ty Segall and more, Noise Pop continues its legacy as one of the nation’s leading purveyors of independent music, culture and arts.

To help you navigate this year’s Noise Pop lineup, we have locked in our top picks for the fest’s happy hours, art shows, film series and concerts. Check out our full list of favorites below and prepare yourself for what’s to come!


Noise Pop 2017 - Mission Bowling Club

Art Shows

The Flavors of Noise Pop: February 1st-March 7th @ Mission Bowling Club


Noise Pop 2017 - film series

Films

Festival (featuring Q&A with director Michael Raspatello and panelists Allen Scott, Jordan Kurland & Kevin Arnold): February 17th (FRI) @ Swedish American Hall (8 p.m., $12, All Ages)

The Art of Listening: February 17th (FRI) @ Roxie Theatre (6:30 p.m., $12, All Ages)

My Buddha Is Punk: February 18th (SAT) @ Artists’ Television Access (2 p.m., $12, All Ages)


Noise Pop 2017 - Tricycle Records

Happy Hours

Tricycle Records Presents Hot Toddies, Great Apes & Brasil: February 23rd (THU) @ Bender’s Bar & Grill (5 p.m., 21+)

Different Fur Presents: OCD, Trash Vampires & Phosphene: February 24th (FRI) @ Bender’s Bar & Grill (5 p.m., 21+)


Noise Pop 2017 - Sunday Smörgåsbord

Other Events

Sunday Smörgåsbord: February 26th (SUN) @ Swedish American Hall (FREE RSVP, 21+)

Schedule:
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. — “Showga” Yoga Set to Live Music (by Everyone Is Dirty’s Sivan Lioncub)
12-6 p.m. — 1-2-3-4 GO! Pop-Up Vinyl Store
12-6 p.m. — Vinyl Tapestry Part II: The Scarpati Brothers Rock Photo and Art Show
1-3 p.m. — The MailChimp Brunch Time Happy Hour
3-4 p.m. — Noise Pop Live Podcast
4-6 p.m. — Litquake: I Thought It Sucked


Cloud Nothings


Cloud Nothings

Music

Cloud Nothings with Itsaca, Never Young, Kid Trails: February 20th (MON) @ The Independent (7:30 p.m., $20, 21+)

Weyes Blood with Half Waif, 20 Minute Loop, Young Moon: February 21st (TUES) @ Swedish American Hall (7 p.m., $15, All Ages) // WIN TICKETS

Hazel English with Elsa Y Elmar, Tanukichan, Maggie y/o: February 21st (TUES) @ Rickshaw Stop (8 p.m., $12, All Ages) // WIN TICKETS

Diet Cig with Plush, Joyride!, Shutups: February 22nd (WED) @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall (7 p.m., $15, 18+)

Desert Daze Caravan Festival featuring Temples, Night Moves, Deap Valley, Froth, JJUUJJUU: February 22nd (WED) @ The Chapel (7 p.m., $34, All Ages) // WIN TICKETS

The Palms with The Young Wild, Warbly Jets, NYRE: February 22nd (WED) @ Rickshaw Stop (8 p.m., $12, 18+)

Kelis with Rayana Jay, Cellus: February 22nd (WED) @ 1015 Folsom (10 p.m., $10, 21+) // WIN TICKETS

PWR BTTM with Chaos Chaos, Soar, The Total Betty’s: February 23rd (THU) @ Starline Social Club (21+, SOLD OUT)

Tash Sultana with Monster Rally, John Cashman, Affectionately: February 23rd (THU) @ Swedish American Hall (All Ages, SOLD OUT)

BADBADNOTGOOD with Hodgy, London O’Connor: February 23rd (THU) @ The Fillmore (18+, SOLD OUT)

Crocodiles with AJ Dávila, Hot Flash Heat Wave, NRVS LVRS: February 23rd (THU) @ Bottom of the Hill (7:30pm, $15, All Ages) // WIN TICKETS

Kevin Abstract with Bearface, Hugo, Hobo Johnson: February 23rd (THU) @ The New Parish (8 p.m., $18, 21+) // WIN TICKETS

Barclay Crenshaw with AABO, Chiller Whale, Jackson Waites, Roeviscious: February 23rd (THU) @ 1015 Folsom (10 p.m., $15, 21+) // WIN TICKETS

Hanni El Khatib


Hanni El Khatib

Hanni El Khatib with The Buttertones, The Molochs, Innovative Leisure DJs: February 24th (FRI) @ The Chapel (7 p.m., $20, All Ages)

Matt Pond PA with Before the Brave, Hideout, The Bye Bye Blackbirds: February 24th (FRI) @ Bottom of the Hill (7:30 p.m., $16, All Ages)

Deafheaven with This Will Destroy You, Emma Ruth Rundle: February 24th (FRI) @ The Independent (8:30 p.m., $20, 21+)

Hudson Mohawke with Francios K, Teklife, DJ Spinn, And Taye, Jay Daniel, Seven Davis Jr., Benji B. & Judah: February 24th (FRI) @ 1015 Folsom (10 p.m., $20, 21+) // WIN TICKETS

Vince Staples with Kilo Kish: February 25th (SAT) @ Fox Theater Oakland (7 p.m., $30, All Ages)

Tennis with Hoops, Great American Canyon Band & Owl Paws: February 25th (SAT) @ Great American Music Hall (18+, SOLD OUT)

MSTRKRFT with Maniacs, MPHD, NVO: February 25th (SAT) @ Mezzanine (9 p.m., $25, 21+)

The Radio Dept. with Germans, The Bilinda Butchers, Future Shapes: February 25th (SAT) @ The Independent (7:30 p.m., $25, 21+)

Grandaddy with Minihorse, N.Lannon, Goon: February 26th (SUN) @ Bimbo’s 365 Club (7 p.m., SOLD OUT, 18+)

Radical Face: February 26th (SUN) @ The Fillmore (8 p.m., $25, All Ages)

Ty Segall with Shannon and the Clams, White Fence, Axis: February 27th (MON) @ Fox Theater Oakland (6 p.m., $25, All Ages)


Download the Noise Pop mobile app to get special updates, including details on Noise Pop After Hours performances, and create your own customized schedule here. Super Fan Badges are still available for purchase here.

Noise Pop - 2017 lineup


Garage rock collides with indie pop as Black Lips, Ariel Pink drop by Bimbo’s 365 Club

Black Lips


Black Lips

Photos by Victoria Smith // Written by Emmanuel Castro //

Black Lips & Ariel Pink //
Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco
October 14th, 2015 //

Atlanta’s Black Lips exploded into SF’s hidden gem of Bimbo’s 365 Club, creating an unlikely contrast of a spit-in-your-face, garage-rock band in a club that would be suited for the rat pack.

Garage punk to their core and looser than geese, the band that is known for its high-energy, unpredictable and anything-goes shows seemed a bit tame for a group with such a reputation. That was until the crowd filled in and the band played the sought-after song “Katrina”. Finally, it was the Black Lips again giving the show everyone expects: crowd surfers, shirt losers and guitarist Cole Alexander catching his own spit from the air. Being true to its lyrics, the band ended with “Bad Kids” and earned the sea of beer that was chucked at them from the crowd. Thus began the weirdest intermission and largest exodus of the entire crowd of potential smokers or mere fresh air seekers exiting out front, leaving just four souls holding fort in front of the stage.

It would probably be pretty entertaining and informative to see a debate between somebody like astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson and Ariel Pink. Somewhere between the lines of Pink’s songwriting, there is a bottled-up genius, and nobody but a genius could write such strange songs except for maybe R. Stevie Moore, whom Pink made a 61-track double EP with in 2011 entitled KuKlux Glam.

Ariel Pink


Ariel Pink

Pink’s set began uncertain of direction with the crowd wondering when they would play a more recognizable favorite. Suddenly, as if it were never going to happen, the band broke into “Number in my Phone” and “Only in My Dreams”, waking the eager crowd up from any confusion.

Pink’s backing band is the perfect blend of an American Apparel ad mixed with Hedwig and the Angry Inch ensemble, with Ariel holding their passports for ransom to ensure full dedication. They are clearly from Los Angeles — in the great way. During “White Freckles” the large-pupiled crowd jumped at the chance to mosh like it was its only opportunity, knocking over drinks, other people and innocence in the process.

Pink’s ever-endearing shyness made it unclear whether he enjoyed the show or not. Between the last song of the set and the encore, which seemed like an eternity in terms of show standards, half the audience left thinking the band wouldn’t reemerge. When it finally did, the true believers were treated to a three-song ending with “Four Shadows” and a “goodnight.”

Ariel Pink continues down path of oddities

Ariel Pink - Bimbo's 365 - February 7th, 2015Photos by Justin Yee // Written by Kevin Quandt //

Ariel Pink with Jack Name //
Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco
February 7th, 2015 //

I fear that the average Beverly Hills homeowner would call the authorities if they saw Ariel Pink sauntering down their wealthy streets, but Pink is as authentic of a Hollywood persona as any star of the screen. What makes Pink and his music so profound is how outright poppy it is, achieving this from some of the farthest fringes in the music industry. Furthermore, his outlying nature is magnified by his lack of consistency and the ability to keep his fans on their feet at almost every move he makes. Well, as a Bay Area storm broke for a few hours, the loyal followers made their way to the edge of North Beach to congregate at the Church of Freak (aka Bimbo’s 365 Club) for one night only.

Ariel Pink - Bimbos 365 - February 7th, 2015

It’s not terribly often that lovers of psych-pop (or whatever you wanna call this) get to convene in this historic space, so there was some expected buzz whirling around this night. Many lingered in the space early on to catch a performance by up-and-coming Castle Face artist Jack Name. The eclectically out-there artist, whose real name is John Webster Johns, is coming off a brand-new release called Weird Moons, which much like Pink, is turning the term “pop music” on its head. Another shared theme is the chameleonic nature at which they drive their artistry, constantly in ebb and flow. This night featured the band as a three-piece, fuzzed-out, bomb-throwing, new-wave shrapnel into the faces of those in early attendance. At times the listener could hear elements of “Melody Day”-era Caribou. Jack Name is equally as sonically pleasing onstage as they are in a set of audiophile headphones.

By the time Pink had taken the stage, the anticipation for the LA native to return to SF was palpable. Now performing sans The Haunted Graffiti, Pink casually walked onto stage in an outfit that looked more like it belonged on the set of “Blow” than on Ariel Pink. It was apparent early on that we were not getting the pink-haired, quasi-drag version that many know and love. Did that diminish from the show? Well, maybe not definitively, but the bizarro-dial did seem to be turned down a certain percentage as he launched through the majority of the tracks from late-2014’s pom pom. “White Freckles” stood out early in the show as the band seemed tighter on this night than at a show this writer saw in LA in November. There also seemed to be few more Haunted Graffiti songs featured on this night than the previous show seen on this album cycle. Tracks like “Sexual Athletics” and “Jell-O” might alienate the casual listener, but if you hoist your freak flag for an hour plus, you are sure to walk away knowing you experienced something unique.

Setlist:
Plastic Raincoats in the Pig Parade
White Freckles
Four Shadows
Lipstick
Not Enough Violence
Put Your Number in My Phone
One Summer Night
Picture Me Gone
Black Ballerina
Menopause Man (Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti song)
Life in L.A. (Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti song)
Negativ Ed
Sexual Athletics
Dayzed Inn Daydreams

Encore:
Bright Lit Blue Skies (Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti song)
Goth Bomb
Nude Beach A Go-Go
Dinosaur Carebears (Extended Jam)

Paying Tribute: Tainted Love & Petty Theft at Bimbo’s

Tainted-LoveBy Tom Dellinger

Tainted Love & Petty Theft //
Bimbo’s 365 Club – San Francisco
February 14th & 15th, 2014 //

Tribute bands. There are many to choose from here in the Bay Area who enjoy the support of a loyal fan base, and this past Friday and Saturday night, two of them, Tainted Love (an 80’s tribute band) and Petty Theft (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers) delivered two sold out nights where they demonstrated why this format can be so popular. A sampling of some of past performances on YouTube will give a hint at how well they resonate with the music seeking public. Tainted Love, for instance, performed at The Regency where they had what appears to be a sold out house having a seriously rocking good time. Petty Theft too, has multiple fine examples from the Mystic Theater in Petaluma and beyond.

It has to be a bit tricky being a tribute band, and Petty Theft is a prime example of how to do it. How does a band figure out how much they want to sound like the original and will their own personalities add or detract from the experience? Petty Theft, while remaining true to the original songs in form, offers enough talent in the band that they deliver what remains very much their own sound. They perform these songs with style, punch and play play them like they own them. And just as TP & the Heartbreakers are known for a very keen sense of dynamics, the same is true for this band, where each and every song is tasty musical journey. Excellent lead vocals from Dan Durkin with supporting harmonies in the band, along with three guitars ensure that traditional rich Heartbreaker sound.

Petty-Theft

The eighties. Not necessarily considered a “high water” mark for rock and roll, and yet in the right hands, it can be as good as any you’ll ever hear. And, in the hands of the band, Tainted Love, that is exactly what you get. Who knew it could be that good? On Saturday night, the band came out swinging right from the start and kept it up for the duration of their set. Not a slow song on the list. With three singers sharing lead vocals, it was a non stop romp through a wide sampling from many artists of that decade. It was high energy punctuated by excellent musicianship all around and a spectacular light show for enhancement.

The fans too, must be acknowledged. Much as the Seattle Seahawks have a strong relationship with their fans the same can be said of Tainted Love shows. Many fans were there in their best 80’s attire and ready to party down and dance with the band. There was an energy in the room that elevated it to a plane beyond what a band would likely achieve on their own.