San Francisco's gorgeous Golden Gate Park plays host to the annual Outside Lands Festival from August 12-14. The event boasts a great lineup, including victory lap performances by some of 2011's biggest touring bands Arcade Fire, Black Keys, Muse plus SPIN faves like Arctic Monkeys, MGMT, Big Boi, and the Joy Formidable.
To help you dig deeper into the festival's bill, we offer up 10 wide-ranging SPIN recommendations. Check them out, listen to their music, and watch their videos!
Preview by Peter Gaston
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »