If you feel you’ve heard of nothing but Outside Lands for the last 2 weeks, don’t despair—12 jillion happens to be the last number, like ever.

But oddly enough, watching the above slideshow managed to get Tenacious D stuck in our heads all day. Which is strange, because they were only a very minor part of the music and arts festival. In any case, you can watch a 3-or-so-minute-long crash ‘Outside Lands’ experience in the above video, albeit only the headliners, no traffic/waiting for BART to get into SF or, you know, the actual festival. Enjoy!

Outside Lands 2009 [YouTube]
Earlier: News in our Shorts: Did We Mention Outside Lands … ?

shorts11-235x300Just in case we didn’t slather on the emphasis quite heavily enough. [Daily Cal]

In other awesome performance news, the Individual World Poetry Slam 2009 looms ever nearer on the horizon. We’d insert some sweet flow here, but it’s a little too early in the a.m. to be embarrassing ourselves. [InBerkeley]

Something completely unrelated to music: UC Berkeley’s Phoebe A. Hearst Museum wants to return a collection of Japanese remains from World War II to their country of origin. Only problem is, the bones might not be Japanese. Minor detail, right? [SFGate]

You know that fire? The one blazing away just a jaunt and a half to the south? Turns out Mt. Wilson, home to an observatory where UC Berkeley and other schools are invested in “multimillion-dollar astronomy projects,” is in significant danger of going up in flames. Not that this is more important than people’s lives, or anything. Our narcissism (read: douchebaggery) isn’t quite that advanced. [LA Times]

Earlier: Internet Beats Paper, Again

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Broke? Us too. Thankfully, we can all scratch “wallow in regret” off of our calendars this weekend; sure-to-be-riveting performances by bands-still-in-their-prime such as Built To Spill, Silversun Pickups, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews Band and, yes, Atmosphere shall not be missed! Our friends at YouTube have yanked the price tag off of the Outside Lands Music Festival in Golden Gate Park and offered a slice of it, real gratis, via the interwebs right here.

However, it looks like if you want to catch the big names (Pearl Jam, Tom Jones, The Black Eyed Peas, TV on the Radio, M.I.A, Modest Mouse) you’re going to have to throw down cash and hop on BART … right now.

Image Source: jsampsonak under Creative Commons.
YouTube to Broadcast Outside Lands Festival Live [SFist]


So much to do, so little time! Wait, a minute …. The sedated rhythms and eerie quiet of summertime Berkeley will do their best to corrode this sentiment and leave you twiddling your evenings away.  Luckily, you have the Clog to keep you updated on what the kids are doing these days. We suggest a healthy dose of cochlear damage with some summer concerts. Here is a tiny (but potent) sample of who’s bringing the noise in the coming months: read more »