It may have been one of the most unexpectedly endearing moments on the first day of San Francisco’s Outside Lands.
When Los Angeles-based rock duo Best Coast descended on the Panhandle stage Friday night, much of the performance was focused on reflection. It’s been a decade since the release of “The Only Place,” and 12 years since their debut record “Crazy for You” delighted fans with its retro revival-meets-surf rock sound. Vocalist Bethany Cosentino’s cat, Snacks, made an iconic appearance on the album cover, and swiftly became the band’s unofficial mascot and one of indie rock’s most famous pets. Over the years, her pet has become the subject of fans’ tattoos, adorned Wavves’ 2010 album cover for “King of the Beach” and even got a shout-out on David Letterman.