OL15_Website_AdMat_SeeYouInAugust (1)It’s that time of the year in San Francisco when everyone’s either scrambling to find a ticket or stressing schedule overlaps for Outside Lands Music Festival. Hosted in the heart of Golden Gate Park’s picturesque forest, OSL has quickly become the Bay Area’s most sought-after festival ticket since its inception 7 years ago. In the last couple years particularly, though, the demand has exploded with tickets selling out faster than ever and a ravenous (and frankly obnoxious) secondhand ticket market. That’s all with good reason, though, considering Another Planet Entertainment raises the stakes every year and 2015 is looking to be no different with one of the strongest lineups in the festival’s history.

As always, the Outside Lands bill combines local acts, up ‘n coming bands from around the world and established contemporary stars with a few legends sprinkled on top. There’s a marked depth to the lineup this year including the Heineken House, which will serve as the designated non-stop dance tent for the weekend. As Ninjas, and senseis in the art of festival-ing, we’ll always vouch for at least one stop a day at these stages. We’ve crafted a playlist, including our favorites from the Heineken House, in chronological order of performance that we hope helps get you prepared for OSL 2015. For all of you who won’t be able to make it, you can live stream performances from the Outside Lands website.


Earlybird Pick: Broods

12:45PM-1:30PM || Twin Peaks Stage

Sounds like: The indie electronic set to not be missed. Mixes the synths of Caribou with the vocals of Phantogram. – Dom

’BROODS – Mother & Father’
’Leon Bridges – River’
’First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar’

wolfclapDJ Pick: Wolf + Lamb vs. Soul Clap

4:30-8PM || Heineken House

Sounds like: Two production duos coming together to provide nearly four hours of straight electronic funk and groove.

’Wolf + Lamb – In the Morning’
’Soul Clap – Action / Satisfaction’
’St. Vincent – Birth In Reverse’

alvvays_large_1.jpg-600x420Don’t Sleep On: Alvvays

4:30-5:10PM || Panhandle Stage

Sounds like: The most underrated indie rock band of this year’s festival. – Dom

’Alvvays – Adult Diversion’
’Glass Animals – Gooey’

rl-grimeEvening Pick: RL Grime

5:15-6PM || Twin Peaks Stage

Sounds like: All the bass, horns, and drops you love about trap with none of the screeching lasers that you don’t. – Dom

’RL Grime & What So Not – Tell Me’
’The Drums – There Is Nothing Left’
’Chet Faker – 1998 feat. Banks’

FhZ0aXheHeadliner Pick: D’Angelo & the Vanguard

7:45-9PM || Sutro Stage

Sounds like: One of the greatest soul/R&B vocalists ever with masterfully crafted message backed by a jazzy ensemble.

’D Angelo – Aint That Easy’


’Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Can’t Keep Checking My Phone”‘
1035x1035-Screen-Shot-2015-04-22-at-9.25.48-AMEarlybird Pick: Mac DeMarco

2:20-3:10PM || Lands End

Sounds like: Breezy, bended guitar combined with odd, yet equally pleasant, vocals perfect for a sunny day. Expect a lot of new music as the show comes a couple nights after the release of his latest album.

’Mac DeMarco – Freaking Out The Neighborhood’
’Mac DeMarco – The Way Youd Love Her’
’Django Django – First Light’

Moon-Boots-Is-CoolDJ Pick: Moon Boots

4:30-5:30PM || Heineken House

Sounds like: Traveling through the solar system with a disco ball attached to the front of your rocket ship. – Dom

’Moon Boots – Magic’
’George Maple – Talk Talk (Moon Boots Remix)’
’Jonas Rathsman – Feeling You’
’Toro Y Moi – Empty Nesters’
’Milky Chance – Flashed Junk Mind’

Screenshot 2015-08-04 20.20.33Don’t Sleep On: Giraffage

6:05-6:50PM || Panhandle Stage

Sounds like: Playful, R&B-tinted electronic music from a Bay Area native that makes for a magical live performance.

’Giraffage – Tell Me’
’Giraffage & Viceroy – Impression Of You (feat. Patrick Baker)’

600_kevinEvening Pick: Tame Impala

6:30-7:40PM || Lands End

Sounds likeA new-age take on psych rock’s greats with incredible emotional depth and intoxicating sonics.

’Tame Impala – Apocalypse Dreams’
’Tame Impala – Let it Happen’

homepage_large.5ba6f1c6Headliner Pick: Kendrick Lamar

8:40PM-9:55PM || Twin Peaks

Sounds like: The greatest emcee of this generation who’s latest album takes the musicality to mind-blowing places.

’Kendrick Lamar – Kush & Corinthians’
’Kendrick Lamar – i’


’Shake Graves – Family and Genus’

tumblr_n3uscnYlvc1rjk8s8o1_1280Earlybird Pick: SZA

12:40-1:20PM || Twin Peaks

Sounds like: A soulfully alternative R&B singer (think Emily King) who has mastered the technique of harmonizing over hip-hop beats. – Dom

’SZA – Babylon (feat. Kendrick Lamar)’
’Hot Chip – Huarache Lights’
’Hot Chip – Love Is the Future’


Don’t Sleep On: Ryn Weaver

4:20-5PM || Panhandle Stage

Sounds like: A combination of Banks and Mark Johns, with a more expansive vocal range to boot. – Dom

’Ryn Weaver – The Fool’
’BenZel – Touch ft. Ryn Weaver’
’ODESZA – Without You’
’Slow Magic – Waited 4 U (ODESZA Remix)’
’Dan Deacon – Feel The Lightning’

hp_getty_dan_snaith_caribou_1200Evening PickCaribou

6:40-7:40PM || Twin Peaks

Sounds like: Synth-laden soundscapes with distinct dance percussion that when translated live proves irresistible.

’Caribou – Can’t Do Without You’

Get-Real-Green-Velvet-Claude-VonStroke1DJ Pick: Get Real (Green Velvet & Claude Von Stroke) 

7:40-8:30PM || Panhandle Stage

Sounds like: Living legends in techno and house respectively, Green Velvet and Claude Von Stroke are a duo who’s rare collaborative performances promise for a crazy ride.

’Claude VonStroke – Big Ten’
’Green Velvet & Weiss – Forbidden Fruit (Original Mix)’

elton-johnHeadliner Pick: Elton John

7:35-9:35PM || Lands End

Sounds like: Ummmm, well, Elton John.

’Elton John – Bennie And The Jets’
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