All photos by B “Cafe Con Leche” Gutierrez | Follow @BOTcafe
Last Friday, Pretty Lights opened the 2011 season at the Arkansas Music Pavilion. The show started out early with two openers, Spankalicious, who’s part of this year’s Wakarusa line up and Michal Menert, who introduced himself as part of the Pretty Lights movement. Menert’s album, Dreaming of a Bigger Life, is one of three releases by Pretty Lights Music, and it’s available online.
Colorado-based producer Derek Vincent Smith is Pretty Lights. The AMP was filled with tons of young people equipped with everything glow-in-the-dark, from glow sticks to glow hula-hoops. The electro-hip/hop sounds of PL, in combination with the impressive light show, made the AMP bounce for over two hours.
Pretty Lights first came to Arkansas through Wakarusa a couple of years ago, then sold out a show at George’s Majestic Lounge in November 2009. And exactly a year ago he came to the Fayetteville Town Center. After his AMP-takeover on Friday, it seems like we’re going to need a bigger venue for his next visit to Arkansas. If you can catch him live in your town, do so! Don’t miss out. You can find all his music available on his site for download.
Continue after the break to see more photos from Friday night.