We hear you: Outside Lands is expensive/dusty/exhausting/crowded. Music festivals might not be your cup of tea and that's fine. Or maybe you just can't get to the festival and you desperately need to see Vampire Weekend live. Thanks to the miracle of the internet, where everything is basically free all the time, you can do that with these handy video and audio streams this weekend.
First up, TuneIn.com will be pumping out live tunes from the festival all weekend via their Outside Lands station. The station is currently playing a preview selection of tunes from artists on the lineup, but expect it to switch over to the livestream as things get underway tomorrow afternoon. If you can't glue yourself to your computer all weekend, there are also a pair of apps for iPhone and Android.
As for video, the Outside Lands livestream will be on Ustream start at 2 p.m. on Friday via this link right here. While not every band can be featured on a single video, obviously, the streamed lineup includes many of the big names, including The National, Yeasayer, Grizzly Bear, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Hall & Oates, Vampire Weekend, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
We'll be sure to update you if anything changes, or the stream is embeddable.