Outside Lands has come along way from the time the area received its nickname. 130 years ago, Outside Lands was an uninhabitable and inaccessible patch of sand dunes. Today, the beautiful state park is host to one of the West Coast’s largest music festivals, held annually in San Francisco.
Two members of Led Zeppelin made surprise appearances — albeit separately — at San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival over the weekend. On Saturday, Robert Plant joined folk singer Patty Griffin during her solo acoustic performance at the free festival. Meanwhile, John Paul Jones, who has spent more time supporting other artists than making his own records in recent years, made three guest appearances.
Singer Scott McKenzie, famous for singing “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” — a hit in 1967 during the city’s “Summer of Love” — has died.
All-American rock and roll legends Metallica, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young & Crazy Horse topped the bill at this year’s Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco with lots of volume, scores of classic songs and even some good, old-fashioned love.
The self-billed “world’s only gourmet music festival” held in Golden Gate park in August has tapped some classic names to headline the three day music event. Stevie Wonder and Neil Young and Crazy Horse will […]
In memory of Whitney Houston, a flash mob gathered in the Castro district of San Francisco and performed to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”.
Steve Perry has had two tenures as the lead singer of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Journey[/lastfm], from 1977 to 1987 and the second from 1995-1998. The song “Lights,” written by Perry and Neal Schon, was one of the […]
The 25th Annual Bridge School Benefit was held at San Francisco’s Shoreline Amphitheatre this weekend with a who’s who of artists from the past and present. Those included were [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Tony Bennett[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Eddie Vedder[/lastfm], […]
The artists we revere the most tend to be the most serious ones. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Bob Dylan[/lastfm], poet of a generation. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jimi Hendrix[/lastfm], guitar god. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]John Lennon[/lastfm], philosopher. There’s nothing wrong with that. Being […]
Mavis Staples And Win Butler Of Arcade Fire Wow Audience At Outside Lands With Performance Of “The Weight”
Photos: Arcade Fire Live From…view gallery It’d be an understatement to say that gospel legend [lastfm]Mavis Staples[/lastfm] has had just a prolific music career. Since her breakthrough with [lastfm]The Staple Singers[/lastfm], she’s performed with everyone […]
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