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Outside Lands: Oldie vs. Newbie Edition
Annie Tittiger | August 6, 2012
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.