The schedule has been set, the stages are just about finished, and half of San Francisco is gearing up for this weekend Treasure Island Festival. The only thing left is for RBGmagazine to set you right, with our list of the Must See Performances.
- The Flaming Lips- confetti cannons, forest creature costumes, and a crowd surfing in a giant hamster ball. The Flaming Lips take pride in their live performance and are sure to give you your money’s worth. Whether a fan of the music or not, this is sure to be a performance to will not soon forget. Check them out and their new album Embryonic at http://www.flaminglips.com/embryonic.
- Passion Pit- this band is on as good of a role as any band could be on. Playing at almost all of the years best festival, Passion Pit defining the synth, electronic pop-rock scene. And their live show will have you sold if the album doesn’t already. Being such sudden stars with the release of their debut album, Manners, the band and the crowd are ecstatic with the stardom, giving their live performance an on stage and in crowd energy that will likely go unmatched at Treasure Island. Check out some of their singles at http://www.passionpitmusic.com/
- MGMT- leading the headlining performance of the first night at Treasure Island, MGMT will be sure to create a big enough dance party to nearly sink the island. This will likely be one of the biggest show the duo will play all year, so they will be sure to pull out all the stop. Check out their 3-d interactive website at http://www.whoismgmt.com/
- MSTRKRFT- playing at almost every festival imaginable this summer, MSTRKFRT has taken over the festival scene, and rightly so. With a legion of loyal followers, they really know who to bring in a crowd, and are a good name to have on the set list. MSTRKFRT lives up to their name, mastering the kraft of party and dance. Check them out at http://www.mstrkrft.com.
- The Streets- humble down to earth lyrics, and speaking his mind with little regard to sending it out for the world to hear, The Streets is pioneering a fresh take on the rap scene, if you’d call it that. With a truly ‘white boy’ way of rhyming, Michael Skinner of The Streets has a massive following over seas, and is finally getting proper recognition here in the states. His performance is not to be missed or under-minded. Check out his blog at http://www.skinnermike.com/.
- The Brazilian Girls- they’re not Brazilian, and their is only one girl in the band, but they aren’t frauds. Fun, heart shaped costumes, with flashing vulgar images on their light show, the Brazilian Girls are anything but shy with their music. Just watching their performance you can tell their having a good time, and they want the audience to also.
- The Decemberist- its hard to cultivate your own sound in the indie rock scene, though The Decemberist have done this effortlessly. True and original to the stranger chemistry as a seven piece band, they make no shortage in their sound. Full, with plenty of suprises, The Decemberist is a band you do not want to miss.