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It’s hard to believe an entire year has passed since we were last picking out our festival outfits, grabbing our blankets, and heading into gorgeous (albeit freezing) Golden Gate Park for S.F.’s own Outside Lands. And, while we have no doubt that Paul McCartney, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and the other headliners will bring down the house, the smaller stages will also host some majorly talented musicians that you don’t want to miss.
So, as you grab your schedule and join the throngs of festival-goers headed into the trees for three tune-filled days, don't get overwhelmed with the abundance of options. Here is a list of some under-the-radar bands that you’ll want to check out. Prepare for good tunes and good times.