Leave it up to Jack White to surprise his fans. Prior to his Sunday night performance on the Lands End stage at this weekend’s Outside Lands music festival, White put on a pop-up show in the woods of Golden Gate Park.
White included a White Stripes hit in “Hotel Yorba” and even broke out “Broken Boy Soldiers” from the Raconteurs, all in the shadows of drooping trees.
Later, White was even more electric on stage, playing with his all-male band and dropping “Sixteen Saltines,” the electric single off his solo debut, Blunderbuss.
The capacity crowd was also treated to versions of the Stripes’ “We’re Going to Be Friends” and “Seven Nation Army.”
At the end of the night, White took a bow with his band and tipped his cap to the night’s headliner.
“Steve Wonder!” he said, as if he too couldn’t wait to see what came next.
But they gave a huge audience at the Lands End stage on Sunday a chance for another karaoke performance with a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”
Singer Nate Reuss channeled his inner Mick Jagger to cap a killer set.
So killer, in fact, that Metallica frontman James Hetfield stopped by the band’s tour bus with his children in tow to congratulate the band.
Tom Morello – a.k.a. The Nightwatchman – was in full effect Sunday, as the one-man revolution performed his protest songs to an eager fanbase at the Sutro stage.
Morello dipped into his solo catalog with “Black Spartacus The Heart Attack Machine” and “Save the Hammer for the Man.”
But the guitar wizard also offered his take on Bruce Springsteen’s fiery “The Ghost of Tom Joad,” which Morello has played with the Boss on stage several times.