Posted in music | pictures on September 2, 2010

photos by Vincent Cornelli

The Strokes

"You ready for some Grateful Dead action after this?" asked singer Julian Casablancas early in the Stokes set, referring to Furthur, the band led by the Dead's Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, already in progress at the eastern edge of the polo field. The uncertain response suggested fans were staying put - just as others were for Furthur. The Strokes sounded exceptionally muscular in the park's expansive setting. Fabrizio Moretti contributed heavy beats to "Vision of Division" and "Reptilia," as Casablancas eased his vocals from deadpan to excited and back again. "This is It" slowly built to a sing-along as Albert Hammond Jr. and Nick Valensi created an intricate overlap of guitars. "I remember playing these songs in front of four people," Casablancas said, looking out on the tens of thousands of fans. "It's really surreal." Even, apparently, after all the year's of the band's success. -[Rolling Stone]
The Strokes and Furthur were two of many participants (including Bassnectar and My Morning Jacket and Al Green) at the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco on August 14th & 15th. In addition to sets from Gogol Bordello, Social Distortion, Phoenix, Kings of Leon, and many more (photo sets of all those bands are below), Outside Lands also featured an appearance from "one of the day's best acts" Chromeo ...
"...At about 5:50 PM, one of the day's best acts appeared at the Outside Lands Festival.

The music was thumping, adrenaline pumping, the sun shining, and many in the crowd -- tapping into a singular energy -- could hold back no longer. They put their inhibitions aside and let themselves be drawn to the beats blasting from the Twin Peaks Stage. Some ran, jumped and moved like they never had before, heading toward a common purpose.

Of course, I'm referring to the bum rush of fans that managed to scramble past the guards and bust down part of the fence along John F. Kennedy Drive, allowing scores of people to hustle in before the riot control guards on horsies and the rent-a-guard dudes in orange t-shirts could stop the inflow." - [San Francisco Chronicle]

Kings of Leon

Videos of the incident, with the rest of our pictures from the 2010 Outside Lands Festival, below...

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Day 1

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

Gogol Bordello

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Gogol Bordello

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Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

Wolfmother

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Outside Lands

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The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

The Strokes

Outside Lands

Outside Lands

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Day 2

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Eduard Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Eduard Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Eduard Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Eduard Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Eduard Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Eduard Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Eduard Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Eduard Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Phoenix

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Social Distortion

Social Distortion

Social Distortion

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Social Distortion

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Social Distortion

Social Distortion

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Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

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Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

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Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Outside Lands

Outside Lands 2010 - Rushing the Fence during Chromeo

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Comments (29)

Julian Casablancas ain't aging to well. He's starting to look like a mix of Richard Butler from Psychedelic Furs and Ian M. from Echo & The Bunnymen...and I'm not talking their youthful 80s prime.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 4:10 PM


LOLS! Must of have been all the Heineken's down at Max Fish in the early 00's

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 4:24 PM

wher are the furthur pics?

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 4:29 PM

These pictures make me sad. All these bands look like fuckwads. So many bad styles.

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Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 4:45 PM

that first video is pretty cool. it's like blair witch at a concert festival. sorry for the dated reference

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 4:55 PM

The cops on horseback should have tazed the people who tried to break in.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 5:15 PM

The little girl with the pink earmuffs, that's Pearl Decker, she's a star!

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 5:20 PM

nyc cops would have never let the bumrush happen.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 5:22 PM

From as long I can remember bands play concerts just before releasing a new record for warm up and especially try out new tunes. So WTF Strokes are playing all this concerts and they don't play 1 new song?

I remember seeing Strokes with KOL opening for them some years ago. Both were in their second record. Now KOL is releasing record number 5 while strokes still are in number 3.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 5:23 PM

fukn cops ruin all the fun

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 5:26 PM

totally tubular

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 5:34 PM

1) Gogol BORE-dello

2) Jonelle Monae has the worst haircut in music. And, she bears a peculiar facial resemblance to '50s-era Peanuts characters.

3) Kings of PEON

4) This looks like one of the worst festivals of the year.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 5:42 PM

I swear those "Box Office" signs are reused from a past Lollapalooza.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 5:51 PM

wow that first pic is a bad one of julian, he looks OOOOOLD

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 5:59 PM

julian forgot the lyrics to 'under control' imo their best song. they r def down/out. hopefully they will eventually realize solo records =/= success or fan satisfaction.
having said that (thanks larry)...they were on fo sho

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 6:38 PM

Julian is still hot as fuck and all yall's girlfriends would happily blow him

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 8:44 PM

Fuck you Julian ^^

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 9:07 PM

Senior Julian can afford a proper coke habit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 11:25 PM

Gate crasher video is the best video I have seen in months.

“The new corporate music structure is performance oriented.”

(At least that’s what they tell musicians if they come looking for royalty checks.)

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2010 11:33 PM

Bad genes give you Strokes and Wolf Mothers.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 5:30 AM

FURTHUR! nitrous mafia pics?

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:08 AM

Didn't go this year. The first year...they had I think a fence break also and I think a ton of people got in free for Radiohead.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:21 AM

Great live recordings from top festivals, concerts and in-studio performances...The Dead, Widespread Panic, Phish, Allman Brothers, DMB...Bonnaroo, Woodstock, Mountain Jam...many others...long jams, complete sets...24/7 Internet radio channel Radio Woodstock LIVE...also Radio Woodstock 69 with music from the original Woodstock era...both available at http://www.radiowoodstock.com or google Radio Woodstock to listen. Peace, love, music...life is a festival.

Posted by RFWoodstock | September 3, 2010 10:22 AM

Hummus Mehs are way better.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:45 AM

Dear lord, I beseech thee, get me out of NY and back to the Bay Area!

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 11:30 AM

""This is It" slowly built to a sing-along as Albert........"

you should know better.

Posted by john | September 3, 2010 11:41 AM

The best part about this story is Julian mocking the Grateful Dead, while all of the "indie" community nowadays is bowing down to them for some idiotic reason.

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2010 10:27 PM

10:27: how about the howling irony of an flash in the pan poser band slagging off a truly independent, historical, musical and cultural revolution like the grateful dead?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2010 3:28 PM

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