Thursday, October 9, 2008

Full Detour Festival Coverage

Photos by Dave Pinder and Lindsay Weston.

Let's get straight to it.

Noah & the Whale.







This band was a great start to the day.

The members had so much energy,

and the strange variety of instruments made it fun.

9 out of 10.
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Datarock.







Datarock was incredible.

It was their last US performance before getting back into the studio, so they put everything into it.

They were so passionate when they played.

Not one song was bad.

10 out of 10.
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Hercules and Love Affair.



Lowest point of the day.

I was most excited for them, and was not happy.

They have a brilliant album, but it turns out the lead male vocal performer (Antony of Antony & the Johnsons) does not perform with them live.

6 out of 10.
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Cut Copy.





Best performance of the day.

Every song was outstanding.

The lights were amazing.

The music was flawless.

I need to see them again.

11 out of 10.
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The Bloody Beetroots.







These guys are crazy DJs.

Although we saw them for a short amount of time,

they blew my mind.

They are the next big DJs.

Coachella?

We think so.

9 out of 10.
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Not pictured performances:

Grand Ole Party: I love this band. They are really fun to listen to. Their stage performance gets annoying after a while, however. 8 out of 10.

The Presets: How are these guys not as big as Justice? They need to be known. Excellent live electro performance. 10 out of 10.

The Mars Volta: Excellent band. They are one of the most talented rock groups of our time. Modern day Zeppelin. 10 out of 10.

It was an outstanding year for Detour. I recommend attendance in following years.

That is all.

1 comment:

charissa said...

david pinder i am jealous.
and those pictures were quite nice!