Outside Lands 2011 Day 2 – The Black Keys, Muse Deliver Raucous Sets
If you’re into rocking out, day 2 of Outside Lands was definitely for you. The sun beat down over San Francisco much to the delight of festival goers who expected the city’s trademark foggy conditions. Bands like OK Go, The Black Keys, The Roots, Muse and tons more rocked on four different stages in the middle of Golden Gate Park. Our friends in San Francisco were there to capture all the action!
If day one of Outside Lands was for jamming, then day two was definitely tailored for those of like to rock. The guitar had a heavy presence thanks to OK Go, The Black Keys and Muse.
How can you not love [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]OK Go[/lastfm]? Some might take them for merely a novelty act but these guys proved that they’re much more than that. Their flavor of catchy rock-pop tunes could lighten up anyone’s mood. Clad in bright, multi-colored suits the foursome ripped through their treadmill-hit “Here It Goes Again” and a slew of other ridiculously addictive tracks.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Black Keys[/lastfm] brought their unique flavor of soulful blues-rock to the OSL main stage. The Ohio-based duo ripped and roared through crowd favorites like “Tighten Up,” “Howlin’ For You,” from their high acclaimed album Brothers. There’s no doubt that Dan Auerhach and Patrick Carney know how to deliver a gritty and commanding performance.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Muse[/lastfm] electrified the main stage with an epic set that spanned their 5 album catalog. From “Time Is Running Out” to “The Resistance,” the band’s performance was arena rock at it’s finest. LIVE 105’s very own Aaron Axelson sat down with the band backstage before their headlining set for an exclusive interview. The band revealed details about their side projects, going back into the studio this year, their deep love for Rage Against The Machine and playing against Coldplay at Lollapalooza in Chicago this year. Check that out by clicking here.
Now off to day three of Outside Lands 2011!