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Passion Pit have had a great year, thanks largely to the release of their brilliant album, Manners. The band will play the Treasure Island fest on Saturday before heading off to the UK to kick off a three week tour of Europe. Of course many people are looking forward to The Flaming Lips, Beirut and The Decemberists, among others, and electro and dance fans will be treated to the likes of Dan Deacon and Brazilian Girls.
The fest will feature some popular Bay Area artists and bands, including SF's The Limousines, Thao, Tommy Guerrero and Santa Cruz band Sleepy Sun. Incidentally, the Sleepy Sun will be sharing a double-bill with Edward Sharpe and The Magnificent Sevens at the Brookdale Lodge in the Santa Cruz mountains tomorrow night before they head up to play Treasure Island on Sunday. Plus, Yo La Tengo will also be playing the historic Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz.
Treasure Island Music Festival 2009 Line-up/Schedule:
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17th, 2009
The Limousines - 12:00-12:40 PM
Murs - 1:20-2:05 PM
Passion Pit - 2:50-3:35 PM - "Moth Wings"
The Streets - 4:25-5:15 PM
Brazilian Girls - 6:05-6:55 PM - "Cross-Eyed"
MSTRKRFT - 7:45-8:35 PM
MGMT - 9:25-10:40 PM - "Time To Pretend"
Crown City Rockers - 12:40-1:15PM
Federico Aubele - 2:05-2:45 PM
Dan Deacon - 3:35-4:20 PM - "Hey Let's Go For a Ride"
DJ Krush - 5:15-6:00PM
LTJ Bukem Feat. MC Conrad - 6:55-7:40 PM
Girl Talk - 8:35-9:20 PM - "Shut The Club Down"
SUNDAY OCTOBER 18th, 2009
Sleepy Sun - 12:00-12:40 PM - "New Age"
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - 1:15-1:55PM - "Know Better, Learn Faster"
Edward Sharpe & The Magnificent Zeros - 2:30-3:15 PM - "Day Dream"
Grizzly Bear - 4:00-4:45 PM - "Two Weeks"
Beirut - 5:30-6:20 PM - "A Sunday Smile"
The Decemberists - 7:10-8:10 PM - "The Rake Song"
The Flaming Lips - 9:05-10:35 PM - "Halloween on the Barbary Coast"
Tommy Guerrero - 12:40-1:10 PM - "Paper Switchblade"
Spiral Stairs - 1:55-2:25 PM - "True Love"
Vetiver - 3:15-3:55 PM - "Everyday"
Bob Mould - 4:45-5:25 PM - "I'm Sorry Babe, But You Can't Stand in My Light Anymore"
The Walkmen - 6:20-7:05 PM - "Morning Tide"
Yo La Tengo - 8:10-9:00 PM - "Periodically Double Or Triple"
Here are the Last.fm pages for each artist and band on the bill for Treasure Island Music Festival 2009:
The Flaming Lips, MGMT, The Decemberists, Yo La Tengo, The Streets, Beirut, The Walkmen, Grizzly Bear, DJ Krush, MSTRKRFT, Girl Talk, Brazilian Girls, Passion Pit, Vetiver, Federico Aubele, Murs, LTJ Bukem, Dan Deacon, Bob Mould, Tommy Guerrero, Thao with The Get Down Stay Down, Crown City Rockers, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Sleepy Sun, MC Conrad, Spiral Stairs and The Limousines
In somewhat related news, The Flaming Lips announced this week that they will cover the historic, legendary album Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. Now that'll be something; let's only hope they play at least one of the Floyd songs on Sunday as a teaser. Here's an audio clip only of Wayne Coyne talking about Syd Barret and performing a piano solo of the Floyd classic "Shine on You Crazy Diamond" on KCRW in 1999, and a live YouTube video of The Flaming Lips playing another Dark Side track, "Breathe."
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