Another take on Sunday's indie-palooza at the Bank of America Pavilion with Vampire Weekend, Beach House and Dum Dum Girls. Check out Alex Cavallo's Phlipcam video here.
If you look at the giant curvature of the ceiling covering the seats at the Bank of America Pavilion at just the right angle, you can almost feel like you are in the belly of some terrible whale when you are at the wrong show.
Vampire Weekend--Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
The weather was fittingly inclement for the last show of the summer at the
Bank of America Pavilion last night. In fact it was damn freezing. Not
that it deterred any of the very amped up Vampire Weekend fans who
turned out in droves to see the clean-cut indie kids play the last gig
on the last leg of their summer tour.
VAMPIRE WEEKEND don't do a ton of these, but prior to headlining the Orpheum last week, they stopped by Woodward at the Ames Hotel to play a quick, mostly-unplugged set for a select few lucky WFNX listeners. Ezra had a cold, so they only did three songs: the new "White Sky" off Contra, plus "I Stand Corrected" and "A-Punk" from their debut.
Say what you will about Vampire Weekend - and really, so many people have given their opinion that there really isn't anything new to add at this point - but, despite their generally preppy aesthetic, they're pretty legit punk and hardcore fans. So it shouldn't have been much of a surprise when they covered Rancid's 1995 classic "Ruby Soho" over the weekend at a Radio 1 session.
Amy Winehouse managed to keep her bedraggled self out of the
tabloids for an admirable run, but sooner or later water finds its
level. Britain's favorite crack-addled songbird has stepped in it
again, pleading guilty Wednesday to the assault of a theater manager this past December
The lineup for this year's installment of the Coachella music and arts festival was announced today. The headliners: Jay-Z on Friday, Muse on Saturday, and the Gorillaz on Sunday. Reunited favorites Faith No More and Pavement play on Saturday and Sunday, respectively, while chart-toppers Vampire Weekend show up on Friday.
Highlights from this week's music pile:
"I guess I always had a kind of fantasy of being, you know, a modern composer — not like I can really pull that off or anything."
-- Julian Casablancas, talking to the Phoenx about his new solo record
"There are a few words I did not expect to use in describing Vampire Weekend's second album.