The annual festival held on Treasure Island, an old military base in the San Francisco Bay, featured two days packed with bands like the xx, M83 and Girl Talk.
Treasure Island Music Festival came to an iPhone-friendly close last weekend with a jaw-dropping sunset on Sunday evening. A testament to the young festival’s flexibility, San Francisco’s satellite island supported both an Explosions in the Sky rock conflagration as well as a nostalgia-inducing tour with Death Cab for Cutie on its closing night.
With the lights of its iconic Ferris wheel splashing across the Bay, Treasure Island will reclaim the entertainment spotlight this weekend. For two days, the artificial isle off San Francisco proper will again play host to Treasure Island Music Festival (TIMF), a small-scale bonanza of just-left-of-mainstream rock and dance
Jamming in an interview an hour before their scheduled set at Treasure Island Music Festival 2010, the members of Surfer Blood were just enjoying the moment.
Treasure Island Music Festival, keeping to its formula of small-scale, high quality acts can count this year in its win column. Intermission recaps TIMF2010 below.
As miserable as standing ankle deep in mud surrounded by clear plastic-bag people was, Treasure Island Music Festival was definitely a fascinating study in the intersection of hobo and hipster.