Photo: Stevie Wonder at Outside Lands 2012

 

Giant Step contributor Emmanuel Blackwell shares some words on his Outside Lands experience, including photos from performances by Stevie Wonder and Santigold.

As cliché as it sounds, it has been a little over 72 hours and it still hasn’t quite set in that I was roughly 20 feet from the stage watching an American icon perform the songs that have helped mold the musical fabric of generations past, present and future.

Being at San Francisco’s Outside Lands is like being a kid in a candy store—for three whole days. There’s food, art, booze, and more distinguised musicians than you literally can even attempt to watch perform. On the final day of the prolific festival just a few of the names scheduled to hit the stage included: Franz Ferdinand, Skrillex, fun., City and Colour, Regina Spektor, Jack White, Santigold and the aforementioned living-legend Stevie Wonder to close out the show.

With thousands of people filling acres of The City’s historical Golden Gate Park with their ears and eyes wide open, Stevie delivered, dare I say, a Wonder-ful performance that left no attendee disappointed.

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Emmanuel Blackwell is a San Francisco native and photographer who documents music, street scenes, and the fine art of every day life. Find his work at emmanuelblackwell.com.

Video: Tupac Hologram Live + More Videos from Coachella

 

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The first weekend of Coachella 2012 has hit its conclusion and man, what a bar it has set. Above, catch a crazy video of a Tupac hologram performing “Hail Mary” and “Gangsta Party” on a mind-blowing onstage collaboration with Snoop Dogg. Live performance effects just got that much more serious, y’all.

Below is the video from an incredible performance by SBTRKT, which follows with our other favorite Coachella 2012 performances so far after the jump – Tune-Yards, Florence & The Machine, Frank Ocean, and The Black Keys.

Other performers this weekend included A$AP Rocky, AraabMUZIK, Azealia Banks, Beats Antique, Bon Iver, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, Feist, Fitz and the Tantrums, Flying Lotus, Gary Clark Jr., Justice, Kaskade, Kendrick Lamar, M83, Metronomy, Nero, Radiohead, Santigold, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, The Shins, The Weekend, Thundercat, and Wallpaper, to name just a little handful.

 

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More Coachella 2012 videos after the jump

Video: Santigold – “Disparate Youth”

 

So glad for the consistent dosage of Santi of late! About a week ago you got to tweak out to Santigold’s lyric video for “Disparate Youth” and it was quite the kooky occasion.

In the official video, Santigold wakes up to a snowy bedroom and then hops on her motorbike for a stroll in gorgeousland. The edit looks like a foggy disposable camera print, amplifying her fantasy of white powdered men. Holla!

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Video: Spank Rock – “Car Song” ft. Santigold

 

An absolutely precious Santigold accompanies Spank Rock on the track and video for “Car Song.” These two are owning with their swanky attire and too cool for school nonchalance. Ready yourself for some NSFW shenanigans towards the end, though – let’s just say: two nekkid blondes and some blue body paint, yeah?

Not sure what any of this has to do with ‘keys to a car’ but seriously – who cares, guys?! Gold foil showers and body paint for life!

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