Day For Night: Sunday In Photos

day-for-night-sun-282Second big gallery, this one is nuts cause we had a full day of festing planned out.

First of all, you can’t plan the weather, but you can plan for it. It was frrrreaky cold. I was sporting my fluffy socks, gloves, the wind proof jacket and the X-Men scarf (thanks, Beth). The suffering was worth it as once again, the fest proved to be a fantastic place to have a camera.

The Sunday gallery from Day for Night features Nothing, S U R V I V E, Ariel Pink, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Matmos, Lightning Bolts, Liars, Night Drive, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Little Dragon and Butthole Surfers. Wow.

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ACL 2015 WE2 In Pictures: Saturday Edition

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Saturday’s lineup was feeling a bit weak as I rubbed the sleep from my eyes, but I soldiered on and ended up having a great day. Despite being first, I still contend that FIDLAR was the most rock and roll we got in any 45 minute slice at ACL this year. Come at me, I’ll argue it and win. The “Sweater Song” done with meows for the verses? Can’t beat that. It was also home to the most legit beer-throwing. After that, I chased music and photos equally ending the night with a brief amount of deadmau5‘s crazy stage setup in the viewfinder and a stroll through the Waterloo Records tent. My real headliner was TV on the Radio; such a great set and about the best we have seen from the band in years – concise and on point. In between, we have Ryn Weaver, Glass Animals, Houndmouth, locals Sounds Del Mar, a very solid set from Unknown Mortal Orchestra and a revisit of Jose Gonzalez.

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SxSW 2013: The Spin Party @ Stubb’s

While it is usually a rather homogenized list of artists, this year’s Spin Party featured some names I wanted to see. Parquet Courts and CHVRCHES were included in the day’s agenda which also gave me a shot to double back on Unknown Mortal Orchestra and check out Solange (Beyoncé’s “indie” sister, y’all). Sorry, had to skip Kendrick Lamar for Girls Names and Small Black . I am sure there were some freebies which I ignored. I got to skip the line with my fancy Red pass and there is a photo pit at Stubb’s, so thank you Spin Mag.

Read on for plenty of pics and my notes on each artist…

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Show Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra @ Mohawk (2.20) + Tiger Waves

Rainy weather won’t keep us down, especially if we’ve got rock n’ roll on our minds.  The Mohawk gradually swelled to capacity with Foxygen and Unknown Mortal Orchestra having a huge draw in town, both touring behind pretty solid album releases in 2013.  I even stuck around to watch our friends Tiger Waves do their thing on the indoor stage afterwards.

Read on for brief thoughts and Brian’s rad photos.

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Contest: UMO & Foxygen @ Mohawk (2/20)

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It’s contest time yet again here at ATH and today we’ve got some tickets for a show that we’ve really been looking forward to for a long time.  Below you can find some deets on the contest:

Up For Grabs: One spot on the guest list with +1

Show Lineup: Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen, and Wampire opening

Show time: Doors @ 6:30pm

How to enter: Leave a comment with why you should win and we’ll pick a winner at random on Wednesday morning.

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Download: Foxygen – Make It Known [MP3]

Show Preview: Toro y Moi @ the Mohawk (10/8)

Date Saturday, October 8th
Location Mohawk
Doors 800p
Tickets $14 from Frontgate

I’ve already caught one amazing show over at the Mohawk this week, but even that might not compare to the gloriousness that will be this Toro y Moi show.  Chaz has been putting out effortless pop tunes for some time, and lately he’s been playing with a full-on band, which always entertains.  As if that wasn’t enough to get you there, new indie darlings Unknown Mortal Orchestra will be bringing their quirky pop jams to the stage just before, getting you a chance to see one of the new “best” bands around.  Oh, and did I mention that my favorites, Bass Drum of Death, are going to kick the whole night off?  Well, you gotta be there; there’s not another option.

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Download: Toro Y Moi – All Alone [MP3]