San Diego Street Scene Lookin’ Awfully Pretty


For the scant few who haven’t heard yet, San Diego’s annual Street Scene festival will once again be rearing its enormous head on September 19th and 20th.

The colossal all-ages event brings a whopping forty bands on four stages to downtown San Diego, including Beck, Spoon, TV On The Radio, MGMT, The New Pornographers, The National, Cold War Kids, Justice, X, and longtime Owl&Bear favorites/interviewees Man Man. And for anybody who feels overwhelmed by the sheer number of great bands performing and would like to introduce a little suckiness into their diet—and would like that suckiness to sound like Paul Simon vomiting—have no fear, because Vampire Weekend will also be performing.

Overachievers who bought tickets when the lineup was first announced a couple of months ago were able to get 2-day passes for a cool sixty-five dollars. Unfortunately, the folks at Street Scene are now “sold out” of the sixty-five dollar 2-day tickets but they do have plenty of the otherwise identical ninety-five dollar 2-day tickets to go around. 1-day passes are also available for sixty-five dollars apiece. Tickets can be purchased here.

The festivities start at 4 o’clock both days, and are set to end around midnight. So stock up on sunblock, bottled water, and earplugs, and come find out just how much great music you can stomach in one weekend. Here’s the lineup, conveniently pre-sorted from most famous to least famous by the Street Scene folks so you don’t have to do it in your head:

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th
Beck
Spoon
Justice
TV On The Radio
Cat Power
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Vampire Weekend
MGMT
Hot Chip
The New Pornographers
GZA performing “Liquid Swords”
Diplo
Antibalas
Devotchka
Foals
Nortic Collective presents Bostich + Fustible
The Films
The Muslims
Chester French

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th
The Black Crowes
The National
Atmosphere
Tegan and Sara
The Hives
X
STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9)
Cold War Kids
Ghostland Observatory
Eagles of Death Metal
Spiritualized
The Mother Hips
Tokyo Police Club
Man Man
Del Tha Funky Homosapien
The Night Marchers
Does It Offend You, Yeah?
The Whigs
Dengue Fever
West Indian Girl



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