The bands you wish you had seen for Outside Lands 2021

Outside Lands is just around the corner, but the popular San Francisco music festival is not necessarily for everyone.

If it’s literally just around the corner from you, you might have some complaints about it. Or if you’re too old to rock a bucket hat or giant jeans, there may not be many recognizable names. Then there are sufferers of Jaded Music Fan Syndrome, who believe that even performances of acts they love would be tainted by the impersonal nature of the festivals. Moreover, you may not reasonably be ready to stand in a crowd of people again, regardless of safety precautions.

But aside from all these worries when Friday night comes, there are odds that even the most confident San Franciscans will feel the sinking fear of missing something when videos from the festival start hitting social media. On that note, here are 13 choices from the SFGATE staff of actions that you wish you saw from a scene in Golden Gate Park.


In this video, released on Sunday, June 28, 2020 by BET, Lizzo speaks during the BET Awards.

In this video, released on Sunday, June 28, 2020 by BET, Lizzo speaks during the BET Awards.

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Lizzo

Saturday at 20.25, Lands End stage


All the rumors are true: Lizzo is charismatic, triumphant and supernaturally gifted beyond all measure. So much is clear. But to see her live is to witness a rare superstar in her natural habitat, a multi-tie that can sing, dance, rap and twerk – often at the same time, all without sweating. After a 2020 without many concerts, her energy is likely to feel more miraculous and more transcendent than it did before the pandemic. Hopefully she’s taking Sasha – her whistle – on a walk in the park. – Joshua Bote

Moses Sumney

Friday at 16, Sutroscenen

Moses Sumney’s voice is a marvel to behold, alternating between low-pitched vibrato and dramatic flair. The Ghanaian American singer-songwriter is a rising star who has opened up to the likes of James Blake, Solange Knowles and Sufjan Stevens (he also happens to be performing a stunning rendition of Stevens’ “Make Out In My Car”). Next time he comes through SF, expect him to be a full-fledged star. – Madeline Wells

Waajeed

Friday at 15.45, SOMA tent

Detroit legend Waajeed has been making music for a very long minute, but odds are, you’ve heard the names of his collaborators more than his own. Slum Village, John Legend, Cee Lo Green and Mayor Hawthorne are all indebted to his beat-creating skill. But in recent years, the boom-bap of his Platinum Pied Piper hip-hop moniker has evolved into stable four-four kick drums on tasteful tracks on house labels like Lumberjacks in Hell. He’s the type of DJ you do not have to have a synthesizer fetish to enjoy, a perfect set to get into and hold a 15-minute dance party before going to another stage. – Dan Gentile

Julian Casablancas and Albert Hammond Jr.  from The Strokes will perform at Lollapalooza 2019 in Grant Park on August 1, 2019 in Chicago.

Julian Casablancas and Albert Hammond Jr. from The Strokes will perform at Lollapalooza 2019 in Grant Park on August 1, 2019 in Chicago.

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The blows

Friday at 20.25, Lands End stage

It’s been 20 years since New York City-rich kids, The Strokes, released “Is This It” to critical acclaim and spearheaded the early-August garage-rock revival. Since the early fever peak, the band has only released six LPs for largely declining returns (though last year’s “The New Abnormal” quickly became a fan favorite and even got them a long-awaited Grammy). Grizzled veterans from 2001 will tell you that the only place to see the somehow middle-aged punk-pop gentleman is in a sweaty beer-soaked bar, and that they’ve never been a festival band. But The Strokes only play occasional festival and arena dates these days, and after years of gang fights and breaks, we should be thankful that they still play at all. – Andrew Chamings

Caroline Polachek

Sunday at 14.10, Twin Peaks scene

The former lead singer of Chairlift is known for his eerie ability to sing as a synthesizer (“haters will say it’s autotune”). Polachek released “Pang”, her third solo album and the first under her first name, in late 2019, but her campaign tour in the spring of 2020 was hit by the pandemic. More than a year later, she has released a new, yummy single, which potentially suggests a lot more new music in store, and she will hopefully also perform the hits from “Pang” that never made their moment shine. – Victoria Sepulveda

Egyptian lover

Sunday at 18. The House of Heineken

Come at 6pm on Sunday, Egypt will be the place to be. Few electroacts have had the longevity of Egyptian Lover, whose early hits like “Egypt Egypt” and “I Need a Freak” made trunks rattle in 1980s Los Angeles and somehow still sound like bangers that day in day. Although he has been touring regularly for the last couple of years, 58 years old, he could hang up his pharaoh’s headscarf at any time, so it’s best to catch him now if you have not. – Dan Gentile

Kehlani will perform during the Sweet Sexy Savage Tour at the Greek Theater on June 23, 2017 in Berkeley, California.

Kehlani will perform during the Sweet Sexy Savage Tour at the Greek Theater on June 23, 2017 in Berkeley, California.

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Kehlani

Sunday at 20.20, Sutro scene

Not much else can be compared to the return of an adored, local star. With the release of her infatuated, apocalyptic “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t”, Oakland’s very own Kehlani has risen in a big way – a master of R&B who has consistently proven that her singing skills and voice are an emotional tumult . There’s a reason why so many extensive rappers, pop stars and DJs turn her up for features. But her heart still belongs to the Bay Area, and her first appearance back in San Francisco will be a celebration in her hometown that you must not miss. – Joshua Bote

Mxmtoon

Sunday at 16.25, Sutro scene

Mxmtoon’s music career began in her parents’ Oakland guest room, where she recorded songs on her laptop and filmed music videos for YouTube. Then her original songs began to go viral on TikTok – especially “prom dress”, a catchy ode to crying at prom. Things have not slowed down for the singer-songwriter since, and it’s easy to see why. Come for her serious and funny presence on social media, stay for her intimate acoustic pop with lyrics that are so relatable that it hurts. – Madeline Wells

Khruangbin is a most instrumental rock band from Houston that creates a sound that draws from all corners of the world.  The band is guitarist Mark Speer, bassist Laura Lee and drummer Donald "DJ" Johnson.

Khruangbin is a most instrumental rock band from Houston that creates a sound that draws from all corners of the world. The band is guitarist Mark Speer, bassist Laura Lee and drummer Donald “DJ” Johnson.

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Khruangbin

Friday at 17.10, Lands End stage

If the 2021 Summer Olympics had a category for the world’s coolest band, Khruangbin would probably have reached the podium, even though they could compete under almost any flag at this point. The atmospheric trio, coming from Houston, broke out in the mid-aughts for their press-friendly inspiration (vintage Thai funk), but have since folded every genre under the sun into a dubby, boundless style perfect for an outdoor, late. afternoon set. Next time they come on the festival circuit, expect them to be a headliner. – Dan Gentile

Flo Milli

Friday at 17.20, Twin Peaks scene

Flo Milli s — t! Alabama rapper Flo Milli’s cool, noisy bang is contagious – a talent who knows her charms are next-to-back-to-back of viral TikTok hits that are rightly as entertaining as they are in 15 -second excerpt. to-none. There’s a thrill of hearing hundreds of cool teens rap into a viral smash, as if they’re all in on an internal joke – and Flo Milli is the main character. Jump early on the wave so you don’t get behind with the rap’s next big thing. – Joshua Bote

Tyler, the Creator will perform on stage at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.

Tyler, the Creator will perform on stage at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.

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Tyler, the Creator

Friday at 20.25, Twin Peaks Scene

Tyler has come a long way since his days as Odd Future provocateur. This summer, he dropped “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST”, a hurricane on an album that invokes the glory days with rap sketches, expert-level events and even Lil Wayne returning to the grandeur of the “Tha Carter III” era. But what is perhaps more compelling is his development visually, directing a series of videos for the album, whose aesthetics are softened over in a Wes Anderson-y stage show that blew the minds of the Coachella and BET Awards. – Dan Gentile

Angel Olsen

Saturday at 17.50, Sutro scene

Imagine this: a hazy view of Golden Gate Park, with a late afternoon breeze settling in, and Angel Olsen’s lonely, spectral voice being the only thing cutting through the air. Whether she pays homage to the pastiche of the 1980s (her rendition of “Gloria”), an early folk tune (“Iota”) or a colossal Wall of Sound number (“All Mirrors”), her voice stands alone, beautiful, destructive. All this is to say: Her performance is worth capturing, a perfect companion to an eerie weekend at Outside Lands. – Joshua Bote

Marc Rebillet

Saturday at 19.10, Sutro scene

Marc Rebillet’s cheeseball dance music could not be better suited for a festival scene. The self-proclaimed “Loop Daddy” is the most virtuoso improvisational electronic performer since Reggie Watts. Like many musicians, he turned his efforts online during the pandemic and gathered more than 1.5 million viewers for his very first Twitch show. Now without a cage from his bedroom, Rebillet has garnered rave reviews for appearances at other parties like the Austin City Limits, and will likely deliver one of the most talked about sets of the year. – Dan Gentile




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