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Outside Lands: Oldie vs. Newbie Edition

Aging headliners, promising newcomers—Outside Lands is once again packed with talent (and completely sold out). But if watching some geezer on the jumbo screen isn’t your idea of a great concert, check out these kindred spirits earlier in the day.

Main act: Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Younger version: Father John Misty

The drummer from Fleet Foxes has struck out on his own to create an album that has the ethereal harmonies that his former band is known for but the quirky lyrics of Young circa 1979.

 

Main act: Metallica

Younger version:Thee Oh Sees

With heavy-hitting garage band percussion, surfer- esque guitar slides, and scratchy vocals from lead singer John Dwyer, this local band isn’t as head- banging as Metallica, but it’s still bona fide rock ’n’ roll.

 

Main act: Stevie Wonder

Younger version: Allen Stone

True, Stone’s a goofy-looking white kid from Chewelah, Washington, but boy, does he have soul. With his church choir roots and classic Motown influences, he evokes Stevie at his most wonderful.

 

Main act: Foo Fighters

Younger version: The Walkmen

Like the Foo Fighters’, the lesser-known New York band’s sound has transformed over time, moving from chaotic drums and wild guitar riffs to more subdued, vocally driven tunes.

 

Main act: Jack White

Younger version: Ty Segall (in October)

No one at this year’s Outside Lands can hold a candle to White. Lucky for us locals, Segall—our very own guitar hero—will be playing the Treasure Island Music Festival this fall.