Day 2 of any festival is where you separate the amateurs from the pros. Are you the busted-ass adult-child who doesn’t show up to day 2 because they got too drunk to fuck, downing that entire bottle of fireball the night before? If you are, know that while you’re wrapped around the base of your toilet, like half of a yin and yang; the cutie whose number you got yesterday is now hanging out with us and has those bedroom eyes.
Day 2 is all about the music. The festival is at full throttle and is absent of all the caffeine jitters from day one. Just by showing up with a positive attitude, you’ve proven that you can handle your shit. Your reward is a much more fluid day, allowing you to peel back all the bullshit that has nothing to do with the music and vibe out real hard. Now all you need is to know which bands to see in that gap that you don’t have planned; we’ve got you covered.
Kendrick Lamar – G-Funk in skinny jeans and no socks
Ben Harper – Stoner lullabies and Tom Petty; shouldn’t he just play Outside Lands every year???
G-Eazy – What people mean when they talk about cultural appropriation.
Milky Chance – Germans, really? This is rad.
Cold War Kids – Stomp, clap rawwk.
Mac DeMarco – Don’t buy the hype.
Angus & Julia Stone – Just like, so adorable.
Laura Marling – RIP Lilith Fair…and sad dying dog videos.
Django Django – Just weird enough to think there might be more weird.
Classixx – Warbling robot noises.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Jamiroquai without the silky edges.
Mister Wives – Of Monsters and Men just don’t care dance party.
Langhorne Slim & The Law – Needs more yelling.
Hurray For The Riff Raff – Prairie music.
Giraffage – Feels like this dude is begging to be sampled by some conscious rapper, otherwise what the fuck else is electronic bedroom dream pop other than air filler for some lounge in the no-fun part of town.
Twin Peaks – Kind of a cockier version of the Smith Westerns, but not as punk as their publicist probably says they are.
WATERS – Why does simple guitar-driven pop-rock without synth feel so novel right now? Why do I even have to add that there isn’t synth? Fuck me, just see this band, ok?
Fantastic Negrito – Oakland soul finally getting it’s due, and holy shit, yes!
Devon Baldwin – Boring American Idol winner destined to be forgotten.
Heartwatch fka The Tropics – Figure it out man.