Outside Lands -- San Francisco's colder, more surge-price-prone cousin to Coachella -- just announced its 2015 lineup. Even the hardiest Los Angeles festival partisan would have to doff their straw sunhat in praise of it.
The festival booked a few of winter's most talked-about artists as headliners. Top-billed acts include Kendrick Lamar (which kind of stings, to be honest, considering how his last L.A. festival appearance was such a mess), the returned and rejuvenated D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Grammy almost-clean-sweeper Sam Smith,
There's a few interesting acts on the undercard as well, from rising indie heroes Alvvays and the soulful Natalie Prass to the newly rocking
While we can all admire San Francisco's archtitecture and groundbreaking food-delivery mechanisms, we never thought we'd be jealous of their contemporary music festival prowess. Well done, Bay Area.