Treasure Island Music Festival 2008, mp3 Sampler

by oz on September 17, 2008

If music blogs had wet dreams,’s would be a festival that included Okkervil River, Port O’Brien, Dr. Dog, The Morning Benders and Fleet Foxes. Throw in the Raconteurs, Tokyo Police Club, Spiritualized, Or The Whale, John Vanderslice, and The Dodos, and things get really messy.

San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival has an incredible lineup on Sunday. I actually passed over widely talked about, Lolla-esque, Wilco and Radiohead-wielding Outside Lands Festival for this one that has a more unique (and colder) location and hopefully smaller crowds.

If you aren’t going, here’s a smattering of music to entice you to hop on a bus over to the island on Sunday afternoon. (The festival actually starts on Saturday, but that day’s lineup isn’t my cup of tea).

Or The Whale – Call and Response

The Morning Benders – Damnit Anna

Exclusive: The Morning Benders – Waiting On A War (from our live session with The Morning Benders)

Port O’Brien – I Woke Up Today

Port O’Brien – Close the Lid

Exclusive: Port O’Brien – From Port (from our live session with Port O’Brien)

The Dodos – Horny Hippies

The Dodos – The Ball

John Vanderslice – White Dove

The Kills – Ticket Man

The Kills – Love Is A Deserter

Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal

Fleet Foxes – He Doesn’t Know Why

Dr. Dog – The Ark

Dr. Dog – The Old Days

Dr. Dog – Heart it Races (Architecture in Helsinki Cover)

Okkervil River – Lost Coastlines

Okkervil River – Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe

Vampire Weekend – Oxford Comma (from the Daytrotter Session)

Tegan and Sarah – The Con


Spiritualized – Soul On Fire


Tokyo Police Club – In A Cave


The Raconteurs – Level


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DBT Chicago September 17, 2008 at 12:33 pm

My fantasy fest as of today. It would be held at Chicago’s Millenium Park in early October. Here it is in order (45 minutes for openers, 1 1/2 hours for headliner):

Siderunners (1st band I saw live in Chicago when I moved)
Dodos (great other stripped-down starter)
Andrew Bird (another hometown boy)
Catfish Haven (more hometown love, this time bluesy)
Okkervil River (picking up the pace)
O’Death (knocking out some teeth)
Two Cow Garage (shooting whiskey through your gaping mouth)
Drive-by Truckers (just straight kicking ass to put me to bed).

Incidentally, I’m going to see the Dodos on Oct. 8 in Chicago for the first time. Can’t wait.

oz September 17, 2008 at 12:43 pm

You and woody might be soul mates.

This TI fest is about as good as it gets for a real festival. If I could add in DBT and Blitzen Trapper, oh boy.

oz September 17, 2008 at 12:44 pm

And toss in the Avett Bros.

Drinking Buddy September 17, 2008 at 5:50 pm

DBT Chicago – did Woody pay you to make that list? Solid lineup.

I like the idea of the fantasy fest…similar to the fantasy supergroup. Venue/lineup/time of year are a great start, would be curious to hear who the sponsors would be and libations served – cleary whiskey would be one of them. Woody – true or false your fantasy fest would be an all ages show so you could bring Teddy and ogle high school babes at the same time.

Woody September 18, 2008 at 7:59 am

DBT’s list is very close.
In order, this is how it would play out.
Port O’Brien
The Fleet Foxes
The Hold Steady
Okkervil River
Will Sheff, Teddy and I going out for ice cream

Teddy and I will be at Lolla for one day next year. Look for us.

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