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A few acts to check out at Outside Lands 2018

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Oakland’s Shannon and the Clams play Outside Lands’ Twin Peaks Stage at 12:40 p.m. Friday. (Courtesy Q Prime)

Haven’t decided who to catch this year? Try these acts:


Nick Mulvey (12:15 p.m., Sutro)
The acclaimed English singer-songwriter, before he went solo in 2011, was a founding member of 2008 Mercury Prize nominated Portico Quartet.

Shannon and the Clams (12:40 p.m., Twin Peaks)
The East Bay garage rockers’ new fifth album “Onion,” recorded in Nashville, is filled with girl group-inspired melodies and doo-wop rhythms, yet has a dark side, having been written in the wake of the tragic Ghost Ship Fire.

The Mattson 2 (5:45 p.m., Cocktail Magic)
The Southern California jazz duo twin brothers Jonathan and Jared Mattson recently released “A Love Supreme,” their full album cover of John Coltrane’s 1964 masterpiece.

Father John Misty (6:50 p.m., Twin Peaks)
Josh Tillman brings irony and sweet melodies to the stage as Father John Misty; the former Fleet Foxes drummer, who released “God’s Favorite Customer” in June, gained prominence in 2012 with “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings.”

Beck (8:40 p.m., Twin Peaks)
The versatile multi-instrumentalist — whose catalog spans folk, funk, soul, hip hop, electronic, alt rock, country and psychedelia — is on tour with his 13th pop-ish album “Colors”; one critic said of his show, “Like a fine wine, Beck gets better with age.”


Kikagaku Moyo (Noon, Sutro)
The five-piece band, part of Tokyo’s experimental scene, recently released “Masana Temples,” a collection of sounds exploring different facets of psychedelia.

Jessie Reyez (12:40 p.m., Twin Peaks)
The Canadian R&B artist of Colombian-descent broke out with her soulful 2016 single “Figures” and won a Juno Award for 2018 Breakthrough Artist of the Year 2018.


Hot Flash Heat Wave
(1:20 p.m., Panhandle)
The fun indie group which solidified its power pop, dream pop, post-punk and indie rock sound in The City in 2015, recently released a video for the new single “Glo Ride.”

Portugal. The Man (6:10 p.m., Lands End)
The alt rockers out of Portland with the catchy smash “Feel It Still” are known for their psychedelic live performances; the band released the album “Woodstock” last year.

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