Get ready for crowded Muni lines and a trashed out Golden Gate Park!
So the summer is about to roll in here in San Pancho (despite the sun’s rare appearance) and it’s that time again to save some centavos for round 2of Outside Lands, the 3-day music festival, which will kick off on August 28th. Last year, we breathed a sigh of relief that San Pancho finally got its own music festival at Golden Gate Park. If you missed last year’s big lineup, don’t trip, Juan Data has you covered, as he recapped for Remezcla all the Manu Chao, Cafe Tacvba and Rodrigo y Gabriela action.
For this years lineup big hitters will take the stage like MIA, Modest Mouse and from the creative minds of Omar Rodríguez-López and Cedric Bixler-Zavala, the Mars Volta. But not only that, check out the great Latino acts who will be perfoming as well:
When you first listen to Os Mutantes you feel like you’ve entered a vortex back to Woodstock. During the late 60’s, these Brazilian legends practically defined psychedelic pop, inspiring countless contemporary musicians such as Beck and gaining cult status everywhere. Even after their decades of fame, and without lead singer Rita Lee, Os Mutantes are coming back for this year’s Outside Lands.
Los chicos de Monterrey are returning to San Francisco, so if you missed them at the Regency a few months ago, you got no excuses this time around. Their latest album Barracuda still incorporates Kinky’s experimental mix of cumbia, electronica, and rock, but with some noticeable pop influences. “Bailar hasta quemarnos….”
You might know her from the soundtrack of Salma Hayek’s Frida. Born from a Mixteca mother and North American Scottish father, Lila Downs sprang up from the tierra of Oaxaca and became one of the most innovative Mexican singers in recent memory. Her strong, soulful voice echoes her bicultural background and progressive political views. Her unique style is instantly noticed from her latest album Shake Away, where Downs has a range of songs that weave in cumbias, rancheras and ballads.
Straight from the West Coast, SambaDa has recently exploded into one of the biggest afro-Brazilian groups out in the scene. SambaDa sounds like an everlasting vibrant Rio Carnival with influences of funk, hip-hop and reggae. If you haven’t checked out their local performances don’t miss them here!
For tickets and more info, check out the Outside Lands website.