Though Wild Beasts' brand of baroque, sensual dream-pop is better suited for a dark and smoky bar, I consider it an honor to catch the UK band in any setting. A sizable crowd gathered around the Tunnel stage at Treasure Island Music Festival to enjoy songs from this year’s Smother, along with older material like breakout hit “The Devil’s Crayon.” Hayden Thorpe’s heavenly falsetto rang out over chiming guitar provided by Ben Little. Read more »
Treasure Island Music Festival rewards the stout of heart and non-possessive of blanket space. The way the island fest is set up, no two concerts overlap – if one feels up to it, one can traverse the 100-some meters between the Bridge and Tunnel (get it?) stages to catch any given day's entire. Music. Lineup. Upshot? I spent a solid hour in the press tent with my feet on a card table, tapping away on my smart phone as though taking notes, incredibly unstout. Read more »
Festival fatigue got you down? But wait, Treasure Island Festival is still coming up! Don't worry, you have a brief break before it's time to again drag out your fringe-y daytime festival frocks and headbands with feathers and animal hats and booty shorts with chunky boots (please, please don't wear those things).
While the festival doesn't go down until Oct. 15 and 16, the organizers did drop some juicy information today: the night show lineups – on sale this Friday, Aug. 26 at noon. Read more »