San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival is a bit under-appreciated by outsiders, but that’s how we like it. The festival’s proximity to the city’s trademark bay makes the transition from day to night unforgettable, as the autumn-tinged sunset that hugged the surrounding skyline on Sunday evening was a picturesque reverie.
While most of the bands on this year’s lineup are currently or have been touring for the past year, there were a few rare performances thrown into the mix. Public Enemy stormed out unabashed and full of attitude, Joanna Newsom remained in her own world, and The xx brought Coexist to life. Even this year’s festival staples like Best Coast, Youth Lagoon, or araabMUZIK managed to add subtle, mature differences that only perfected their now expected sets.
So check out some of my scribblings, and be sure to check out the gallery. It’s a good one.
– Summer Dunsmore