The nice people at Burgerama gave me a photo pass so I had access to the photo pit, which is certainly a delight but also a terrible temptation to take as many pictures as possible… This is just what I did, and I ended up with hundreds of photos to sort out today! The pictures reflect the best moments of these two days, and although it is terribly difficult to pick a few, here are my best snapshots, in order of apparition:
First of all, the crowd who didn’t stop surfing and moshing all day long, the kids were restless despite the heat and I have a few perfect-pauses like this one!
Palma Violets were my favorite discovery, there was so much energy in their sing-along choruses, and I am pretty sure they made a few heads and hearts explode.
Gang of Four was the legend visiting the small label festival, and they sure delivered.
FIDLAR is always fun to watch but so hard to photograph live as they were constantly jumping and bouncing all over the place, Zach Carper looks like a skateboard kid and is never afraid to do the back rolling.
Weezer pleased the crowds with their happy hooks and Rivers Cuomo brought his father on stage for the ‘first time ever in the universe’.
I have a sort of crush on Thee Oh Sees’ John Dwyer, so I took so many good pictures of him it is ridiculous! This guy is a fury and his tattoos hardly follow his crazy moves.
Ariel looked so pretty in pink, and pastel blue, he may be a weirdo that composes addictive and totally unclassifiable music for hipster crowds, but I finally like him.
J Mascis was quite incredible, he didn’t move an eyelid but managed to get the most amazing sound out of his guitar as if several people were playing at the same time, although he was alone on stage.
There wasn’t a dull moment with the Black Lips who behave like wild outlaws, coming back with a vengeance and a lot of toilet paper.
Ty Segall closed the night with the look of a blonde angel coming back from rock & roll heaven to give us the gift of music. He jumped in the crowd after covering Bowie and Sabbath…What a show!
a warning for other women
Her colossal stage presence is timeless
Marshall Crenshaw’s “40 Years in Showbiz! (1982-2022)” At City Winery, Monday, September 26th, 2022, Reviewed
the musical equivalent of how Crenshaw at 67 years of age continues to live life as an artist
The Streaming Charity Performance Of The Year, A Six Hour, Worldwide Extravaganza To Help Children For $5
music and care for a world in pain
at the top of the singles charts and at the top of the movie box office
a tribute to black British excellence
Total EAUs? 102K
Beach House is replacing Iggy Pop at Desert Daze