Voodoo Experience 2010: Saturday In Photos

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Voodoo Experience 2010: Saturday

It’s been a pretty hectic couple of weeks, but now with the upcoming holiday I’ll be finishing up on our festival experiences from a few weeks ago. Saturday of Voodoo was much more lax, taking our time checking out both new and old acts we’ve mostly never seen before. I ended up catching sets from River City Extension, The Whigs, Cage The Elephant, Die Antwoord, Buckwheat Zydeco, Street Sweeper Social Club, Crystal Method, Eagles of Death Metal and Paul Van Dyk.

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Here We Go Magic @ South Side Music Hall

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I entered the South Side Music Hall, located in the Palladium/Gilley’s complex to a wall of noise. Here We Go Magic had just begun playing their first song, “Only Pieces” where they were joined with Dr. Dog drummer, Eric Slick. If I can say anything about this band, I will say they are a band that differs drastically from their recorded and live performances.

In order to explain that comment, I need to go back to their beginning. Here We Go Magic started with Luke Temple singing and recording the first self-titled album by himself on a 4-track recorder. He then expanded the project to include other performers – Kristina Lieberson (keyboards), Michael Bloch (guitar), Jennifer Turner (bass guitar), and Peter Hale (drums) – were signed, and went on tour with Grizzly Bear, which is where I had my first encounter with this band. I listened to their live show not knowing anything about them. One moment I heard the afro-pop influences that one might associate with Peter Gabriel, and at the next I heard the spacey stream-of-conscious music that might be compared to Animal Collective. Needless to say, the first album covers a spectrum of music and styles. Their second album, Pigeons, was released earlier this year and recorded with the entire band.

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The Dandy Warhols | Tomorrow Night @ Granada

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Late this past summer Sausage and I went to Monday movie night at Good Records (they have bean bags and free beer – go!) when they showed the documentary DiG!. The film showcases an astounding amount of footage from the early 90″s beginning of two “frienemy” bands: The Dandy Warhols and Brian Jonestown Massacre. It was a fascinating introspective; especially the odd, competitive friendship of BJM”s Anton Newcombe and The Dandy Warhol”s Courtney Taylor-Taylor. It put a whole new light on both bands, and I”m pumped that The Dandy Warhol”s are coming to Granada tomorrow night. Grab some tickets for $20 with taxes.

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of Montreal @ Granada

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I can never really get into a conversation with someone about of Montreal before I naturally dive into telling them about what I saw at the concert–how Kevin Barnes was sexy, how bizarre the artwork is, how they did a song once for Outback Steakhouse. I’m going to try to change that. Seeing of Montreal at the Granada in Dallas was, again, a wonderful time. One can always expect a visual spectacle, sexual madness, and auditory gladness.

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Voodoo Experience 2010: Saturday In Review

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Voodoo Experience 2010: Saturday

The 2010 edition of the Voodoo Experience featured an array of performers in all genre’s of music and a heavy focus on the city that lays host to the festival, New Orleans. With headlining sets from Ozzy Osbourne, Muse and My Morning Jacket, and standout sets from the likes of Weezer, Hot Chip, Metric, Jonsi, Galactic and Rusko among others on Friday, Street Sweeper Social Club, Die Antwoord, Eagles of Death Metal, The Crystal Method, The Whigs and Boyz Noize on Saturday, and Paul Oakenfold, MGMT, Deadmau5 and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band featuring Jim James on Sunday.

Waking up after a 6:30 am bedtime found the group to be a bit tired and hungover, but after stepping up our game with some brunch-time Four Lokos, we were all set to take on day two of the festival.

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