timf2014-sfweekly-fullpgLineups for major music festivals often boast 100+ artists, which although in theory is a great concept, can end up being overwhelming and frustrating when you realize the impossibility of seeing every act on the bill. San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival, a collaboration between Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment, provides one of the few exceptions to this conundrum electing to go with fewer artists and alternating sets at only two stages. Having attended last year, we found this to be a genius, albeit seemingly obvious, solution making the experience far more relaxed for festival-goers without sacrificing any quality in the music. Aside from the unique arrangement, the backdrop of Treasure Island overlooks both the Bay and Golden Gate bridges and has one of the more stunning sunsets the Bay Area has to offer. For anyone who will be attending this year, we also highly recommend checking out the non-stop Silent Disco stage courtesy Silent Frisco.

To help you all prepare for what should be an amazing weekend of music, we’ve put together a massive playlist including every single artist on the TIMF lineup because, with no overlapping sets, you will actually have the opportunity to see them all. Whether you’ve already got your ticket, are still on the fence or can’t make it this year, we hope this serves as a fun, introduction to a dynamic collection of musicians. One and two-day passes for Treasure Island Music Festival are still available so, if you like what you hear below, grab your tickets HERE.

Day 1: 

Painted PalmsNoon @ Bridge Stage. 

Sounds like: San Francisco-based, psychedelic pop.

’Painted Palms
’Painted Palms – Here It Comes’

Tobacco (of Black Moth Super Rainbow), 12:40PM @ Tunnel Stage.

Sounds like: In his own words, “I want to make you feel paranoid in a good way.”

’Tobacco – Self Tanner’
’Black Moth Super Rainbow – Gangs in the Garden’


MUST-SEE: Ratking1:10PM @ Bridge. 

Sounds like: Gritty, high energy New York hip-hop.

’Ratking – So It Goes’
’Ratking – Pretty Picture’
’Phantogram – Fall in Love (RATKING Falling Off Remix)’

MUST-SEE: XXYYXX, 1:50PM @ Tunnel.

Sounds like: An evil beat genius and production prodigy particularly adept with R&B samples.

’XXYYXX – About You’
’XXYYXX – Good Enough’
’XXYYXX – Zygote’

MUST-SEE: , 2:35PM @ Bridge.

Sounds like: Electro-pop paired with beautiful female vocals.

’MØ – Fire Rides’
’Elliphant – “One More” Featuring MØ’

Ana Tijoux3:20PM @ Tunnel.

Sounds like: A female Chilean emcee with an impressive flow and a powerful message.

’Ana Tijoux – 1977’
’Ana Tijoux – Vengo’

MUST-SEE: Jungle4:05PM @ Bridge.

Sounds like: Soul and funk with a hint of electronic for the biggest dance party at TIMF.

’Jungle – Busy Earnin”
’Jungle – Accelerate’
’Jungle – Time (Lxury Remix)’

MUST-SEE: Ryan Hemsworth4:50PM @ Tunnel.

Sounds like: A broad range of intricate electronic production.

’Ryan Hemsworth – Ryan Must Be Destroyed’
’Ryan Hemsworth
「Every Square Inch」(with Qrion)’
’Grimes – Genesis (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)’

Janelle Monae5:35PM @ Bridge.

Sounds like: Psychedelic, electronic R&B from an incredibly talented artist.

’Janelle Monae – Electric Lady (ft. Solange)’
’Janelle Monae – Primetime (ft. Miguel)’

Classixx6:25PM @ Tunnel.

Sounds like: Nu-disco with a splash of house.

’Classixx – Long Lost (ft. Active Child)’
’Classixx – Holding On’

Zedd7:15PM @ Bridge.

Sounds like: Highly produced EDM.

’Zedd – Spectrum (feat. Matthew Koma)’
’Zedd – Follow You Down (ft. Bright Lights)’

St. Lucia8:15PM @ Tunnel.

Sounds like: Indie electronic soundscapes with soaring vocals.

’St. Lucia – The Night Comes Again’
’St. Lucia – September’
’The Knocks – Modern Hearts ft. St. Lucia’


MUST-SEE (duh): Outkast9:05PM @ Bridge.

Sounds like: Legendary hip-hop from a duo that whose performances have only been improving since launching their reunion tour. (see our ideal Outkast setlist)

’Outkast – Aquemini’
’Outkast – Ghetto Musick’

Day 2

MUST-SEE: CathedralsNoon @ Bridge.

Sounds like: San Francisco big-room indie rock.

’Cathedrals – Harlem’
’Cathedrals – Unbound’

Bleached, 12:40 @ Tunnel.

Sounds like: Lo-fi surf pop. 

’Bleached – Dead In Your Head’
’Bleached – For The Feel’

White Denim1:20PM @ Bridge.

Sounds like: Lo-fi, dynamic indie rock. 

’White Denim – Street Joy’
’White Denim – At Night In Dreams’

MUST-SEE: Asgeir2PM @ Tunnel.

Sounds like: Beautiful Icelandic folktronica. Asgeir has broken records in Iceland as the fastest-selling artist of all time.

’Ásgeir – King and Cross’
’Ásgeir – Dreaming’


MUST-SEE: BANKS2:45 @ Bridge.

Sounds like: Melancholically gorgeous female vocalist with minimalist electronic production.

’BANKS – Warm Water’
’BANKS – Goddess’
’BANKS – Beggin For Thread (Bag Raiders Remix)’

The Growlers3:30PM @ Tunnel.

Sounds like: Creative alternative rock.

’The Growlers – Chinese Fountain’
’The Growlers – Humdrum Blues’

The New Pornographers4:15PM @ Bridge. 

Sounds like: Power, far-out pop.

’The New Pornographers – Sing Me Spanish Techno’
’The New Pornographers – Fantasy Fools’

MUST-SEE: Chet Faker5PM @ Tunnel.

Sounds like: Electro-soul at its finest.

’Chet Faker – No Diggity’
’Chet Faker – 1998’
’Chet Faker x WKND – Lover’

MUST-SEE: TV On The Radio5:50PM @ Bridge.

Sounds like: Veteran pioneers who meld rock, funk and electronica.

’TV On The Radio – Crying’
’TV On The Radio – Careful You’

Poliça6:40PM @ Tunnel.

Sounds like: Synthy, catchy magic with unique vocals.

’Poliça – Dark Star’
’Poliça – Smug’

MUST-SEE: Alt-J7:30PM @ Bridge.

Sounds like: Not many things you’ve ever heard of before. Epic harmonies, unconventional melodies and occasional electronic elements.

’Alt J – Taro’
’Alt J – Every Other Freckle’

MUST-SEE: Washed Out8:30PM @ Tunnel.

Sounds like: Ethereal chillwave that is surprisingly energetic live.

’Washed Out – Far Away’
’Washed Out – It All Feels Right’


MUST-SEE: Massive Attack9:20PM @ Bridge.

Sounds like: Trip-hop pioneers.

’Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy’
’Massive Attack – Paradise Circus’


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