The weekend of August 28th sure will be a busy one for the sunshine state, and if you were one those those not too dazzled by the headliners making up that one certain San Francisco festival set to take place that weekend but were of the middle tiers, then perhaps you should head south, to San Diego, for the 25th annual Street Scene.
Black Eyed Peas, M.I.A., Thievery Corporation, and Modest Mouse head the some 40+ acts scheduled to descend on downtown San Diego between August 28th and 29th, while The Dead Weather, Silversun Pickups, Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band, Girl Talk, Band of Horses, and Mastodon make up some of the other highlights.
Also included will be a slew of indie favorites such as Ra Ra Riot, No Age, Deer Hunter, Los Campesinos!, and Matt & Kim. Even Wavves, hot off their big European meltdown, are scheduled to take part.
As it stands now, the bill for Street Scene ’09 looks something like this:
Band of Horses, Bassnectar, Black Eyed Peas, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Blue Scholars, Cake, Calexico, Carney, Chromeo, Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band, Crocodiles, The Dead Weather, Deerhunter, Devendra Banhart, Donald Glaude, Extra Golden, Grand Ole Party, Holy Fuck, LA Riots, Los Campesinos!, M.I.A., Mastodon, Matt & Kim, Modest Mouse, MSTRKRFT, No Age, Ozomatli, Ra Ra Riot, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Shooter Jennings, Silversun Pickups, Thievery Corporation, Wavves, West Indian Girls, Zee Avi