Posted in dance | music | pictures on July 26, 2009

photos by Zach Dilgard

Cheveu
Cheveu

"Beautiful sunny weather and live music from local and international musicians drew crowds of more than 4,000 to this year's third installment of the P.S. 1 Warm Up summer concert series in Long Island City.

Four musical acts entertained the crowds, who came from throughout the Metropolitan area, on Saturday, July 18 to hear the music, which is part of the Museum of Modern Art's summer programming. The festival is in its 12th year.

Cheveu, a native French group, was one of the first bands to go on stage at 4 p.m. Their unorthodox style drew the crowd in with the lead singer's three microphones - each one connected to a different effects pedal, typically used for guitars.

In addition, lead singer David LemoƮne controlled the drum machine that kept the beat throughout their set. As for guitarist Etienne Nicolas, he held the rhythm and also played numerous guitar leads. Their keyboardist, Oliver Demeaux, sported a vintage Roland synthesizer from the 1970's, which is a rarity in live music.

The end product was a hybrid of house and rock music that had the audience doing a dance that seemed like a mix of the two." [Queens Courier]

Cheveu also played a set at Silent Barn while they were in town. More pictures from the June 18th edition of Warp Up, and a video, below...

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DJ Pieter

DJ Pieter

DJ Pieter

DJ Pieter

DJ Pieter

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Spank DJs SeanB and Will

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Spank DJS Sean B and Will

Spank DJS Sean B and Will

Spank DJS Sean B and Will

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Xeno and Oaklander

Xeno and Oaklander

Xeno and Oaklander

Xeno and Oaklander

Xeno and Oaklander

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Cheveu

Pics from Week 1 of the series are HERE.

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Comments (7)

There's more than a few unsettling photos up there!

Posted by blackhat | July 27, 2009 12:03 AM

I am French and I can tell you Cheveu is a bunch of worthless hipster wanna-bees, ripping off everything and everyone, and only pretending to be creative. It is a big shame that this is mostly the only French band that crosses the ocean. Believe, there are much better bands than that over there. I don't know why this buzz with Cheveu started last year, but America, you are wasting your time here.

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 8:14 AM

wtf

Posted by Anonymous | July 27, 2009 11:56 AM

is that Chris Pontius third pic from bottom?

Posted by patmos | July 28, 2009 1:07 PM

This was truly amazing event, Xeno & Oaklander, Cheveu and Wierd Pieter were all absolutely fantastic - they had all 4000+ people who came out in the whole place goin fuckin nuts for hours and hours - Bravo and thank you PS1 and Agnes b.!

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2009 6:13 PM

Great to see my favorite DJ (Pieter) and bands from two of my favorite labels -- Wierd Records and Rococo Records -- represented in this article! But there was more than one band with a vintage Roland synth, based upon the photos... There in spirit...

Posted by Mark | July 28, 2009 6:43 PM

Yes! I love Xeno & Oaklander and WIERD so cool to see them on such a big stage finally!

Posted by Christine L. | July 28, 2009 7:06 PM

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