Friday, September 14, 2007

The Weekend You've Been Waiting For: Treasure Island Is Here

The view from the TI Festival site.

Depending on your perspective, the Treasure Island Festival (which takes place this weekend) is either another corporate gathering of carefully selected marketable musicians, or it's San Francisco's first outdoor, weekend spanning, indie fest by local promoters Another Planet Entertainment. I guess the reality is that it's a bit of both. If the beautiful weather holds up, it should stand to be an awesome weekend out of doors with some fantastic music.

The action kicks off tonight with a pre-party show by Kid Koala. Tomorrow is the first official day of the festival, featuring more dance-oriented and electronica acts. HEadliners include Thievery Corporation, Gotan Project, DJ Shadow, and M.I.A. Saturday night sees Grizzly Bear playing an after-show at Mezzanine. Sunday is the more "rock" day of the festival, with appearances by Modest Mouse, Spoon, M. Ward, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and others. The weekend closes out with a show by Built To Spill at the Independent. H.A.D. will be in attendance at Grizzly Bear and the Sunday festival, so expect pics and reviews to come down the wire!

Full Festival Schedule:
Tickets for the festival are still available on-line.