SF Outside Lands Day 3

When you plan to go to anything outside in San Francisco, the first thing you worry about is the weather, namely how cold it will be.  For this reason, I warned two visiting friends (one from Virginia, one from Los Angeles) that they could not wear shorts; they had to wear jeans and closed toe shoes, and should bring sweaters, scarves, gloves, coats, etc.

But San Francisco proved me wrong on this particular day.  The weather was perfect, holding sunny in the mid-70s.  This alone would have been enough to ensure an excellent Outside Lands, but that turned out to be merely the beginning.

tUnE-yArDs' Merrill Garbus performing at the Sutro Stage. Photo by Alexa Dooseman.

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tUnE-yArDs – 4/26/11 – Great American Music Hall [Review]

Merrill Garbus stepped on stage at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, looking like a hybrid between a jazz lounge singer and exotic jungle bird, in a long black gown complete with fluorescent feathered sleeves and her trademark face-paint. The woman behind the highly buzzed and grammatically irritating tUnE-yArDs, Garbus, who is now based out of Oakland, beamed at selling out a prominent venue in the area she calls home, keeping a permanent grin affixed to her face throughout the evening’s performance.

Photo by Ashley Jordan Gordon.

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