Posted in music | pictures on March 25, 2011

photos by Amanda Hatfield and Timothy Griffin

Menomena (by Tim)
Menomena

After 14 hours of BrooklynVegan shows on Wednesday with barely a break (Emo's and then Swan Dive), and while BBG was holding down a stage at Emo's again, we returned to Swan Dive on Thursday, but this time with the addition of the two connecting stages at Barbarella for another full day BrooklynVegan Day Party. The 3-stage affair featured 19 bands, DJ Anika, and comedian Brody Stevens as host.

The day couldn't have started better, as we had one of the artists I was most excited to see playing live on the Swan Dive stage right at noon, and that was the tall, well-dressed and significantly bearded Josh T Pearson. I only wish I wasn't still hecticly dealing with issues after the doors opened so I could have been one of the people sitting down and enjoying his solo set of songs taken from his new album Last of the Country Gentlemen which is out on Mute on March 29. What I did hear sounded great.

Meanwhile, Savoir Adore kicked things off on the outside stage while Shannon & the Clams got things going inside Barbarella. Navigating the three stages and not getting lost was definitely one of the challenges we gave attendees at the venues we camped out at for day shows all week.

After Shannon came Hunx & His Punx who Shannon also plays with. As Andrew pointed out, "Hunx seemed pretty annoyed about the five-show day ahead of him. "Come see the last one," suggested Hunx, saving the goods for that final push. The Punx band showed off admirable chops though, with the drummer pounding away and girl-group-style backups by the bassist." Andrew continues:

"Out at the venue's back stage, Dominique Unique Young had a two-man band providing soulful hooks for her club bangers, which were just fine in the brutal sunlight. And then at Swan Dive, Rural Alberta Advantage made a push for anyone, like me, who hasn't checked out their new disc, Departing, yet to do so soon (live, drummer Paul Banwat easily does the work of two guys)."
Before Dominique came Alex Winston, complete with full band three backing singers. Dominique ended her set early, giving Brody lots of time to talk before late-addition Beans went on. Beans was great and is the coolest guy I met in Austin. That's around when Bill got there:
"...arriving just in time to catch the end of Fergus & Geronimo and Beans' sets. Trying to navigate between the two connected clubs -- blazing sunshine at the patio stage, pitch black for the Barbarella inside stage -- was a bit tough.

I watched most of Yuck's set and thought they sounded great. Not the most exciting band to watch, but that's okay, not everyone can bounce around the stage like Superchunk to whom they owe more than a little sonic dept. Speaking of, Mac McCaughan was their for their whole set which I thought was kind of awesome. I asked him if he was there to collect royalties from Yuck. He laughed and said, "No way, I love these guys!"

From there it was out to the Patio for Obits' set. There's something about their pedal-to-the-metal rock that sounds a little better in Texas. Plus they played the two songs I really wanted to hear: "You Gotta Lose" from the new album Moody, Standard and Poor, and their first-ever single "One Cross Apiece."

After scarfing down some tacos (courtesy of the El Diablo truck in Barbarella's backyard, yes a sister truck to the one here at Union Pool), I caught a little of Screaming Females, rip-roaring as usual, and Menomena."

Menomena went on to a packed Swan Dive after Damien Jurado and one of Sub Pop's newest signings Memoryhouse played (both of whom I pretty much missed while dealing with technical difficulties on other stages). Gentleman Jesse & His Men and Pete & The Pirates (a UK band who many I know consider one of their favorites, and their set this day definitely didn't disappoint) also played the inside stage.

Mellowhype (by Tim)
Mellowhype (Odd Future)

But the main attraction of the day goes to... Mellowhype who were playing their second-ever show as Mellowhype (their first was a day earlier at their new label Fat Possum's party at Club DeVille), and who brought the whole Odd Future crew with them (anyone who was in Austin anyway), Tyler included. It was a beyond-packed house full of excitement...

"The assembled crowd of hipsters, blipsters, and media types went nuts when the beats dropped, as this still-teenaged hip-hop collective has been drawing favorable comparisons to early Wu-Tang, especially in terms of production aesthetic and overall energy." [Houston Calling]
You can watch some of the action in videos below.

Thanks to Izzoz, Line 6 (the mics), Korg (keyboard), Vox (amps), Blackstar (and amps), Sensible Portions, Honest Tea, ASCAP, NadaMoo, Raw Revolution, Sailor Jerry, SPARKS, all the bands, Zach, Nevona, our bartenders, sound guys, Ramone, everyone who stopped by and anyone else I'm forgetting.

Lots more pictures and videos from the whole day, below...

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STAGE 1 (Swan Dive)
12:00 PM Josh T. Pearson
1:00 PM Pujol
2:00 PM The Rural Alberta Advantage
3:00 PM Damien Jurado
4:00 PM Memoryhouse
5:00 PM Menomena

STAGE 2 (Barbarella Patio)
12:00 PM Savoir Adore
1:00 PM Alex Winston
2:00 PM Dominique Young Unique
3:00 PM Beans
4:00 PM Obits
5:00 PM Mellowhype (Odd Future)
HOSTING & JOKES BY: Brody Stevens

STAGE 3 (Barbarella Inside)
12:00 PM Shannon & The Clams
12:30 PM Hunx & His Punx
1:15 PM Gentleman Jesse & His Men
2:00 PM Pete & The Pirates
3:00 PM Fergus & Geronimo
4:00 PM Yuck
5:00 PM Screaming Females


BrooklynVegan Day Party - Swan Dive and Barbarella

BrooklynVegan Day Party - Swan Dive and Barbarella

STAGE 1 (Swan Dive)

Josh T. Pearson

Josh T. Pearson

Josh T. Pearson

Josh T. Pearson

Pujol

Pujol

Pujol

Pujol

Pujol

Pujol

Pujol

Pujol

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The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage (Tim)

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

The Rural Alberta Advantage

Damien Jurado

Damien Jurado

Damien Jurado

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse (Tim)

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Memoryhouse

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena (Tim)

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

Menomena

BrooklynVegan Day Party - Swan Dive and Barbarella

BrooklynVegan Day Party - Swan Dive and Barbarella

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STAGE 3 (Barbarella Inside)

Anika djing between sets

Anika

Anika

Anika

Anika

Shannon & The Clams

Shannon and the Clams

Shannon and the Clams

Shannon and the Clams

Hunx & His Punx

Hunx and his Punx

Hunx and his Punx

Hunx and his Punx

Hunx and his Punx

Hunx and his Punx

Hunx and his Punx

Hunx and his Punx

Hunx and his Punx

Gentleman Jesse & His Men

Gentleman Jesse and His Men

Gentleman Jesse and His Men

Gentleman Jesse and His Men

Gentleman Jesse and His Men

Gentleman Jesse and His Men

Gentleman Jesse and His Men

Gentleman Jesse and His Men

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Pete & The Pirates

Pete and the Pirates

Pete and the Pirates

Pete and the Pirates

Pete and the Pirates

Pete & The Pirates (Tim)

Pete and the Pirates

Pete and the Pirates

Pete and the Pirates

Fergus & Geronimo

Fergus and Geronimo

Fergus and Geronimo

Fergus and Geronimo

Fergus and Geronimo

Yuck

Yuck

Yuck

Yuck

Yuck

Yuck

Yuck

Screaming Females

Screaming Females

Screaming Females

Screaming Females

Screaming Females

Screaming Females (Tim)

Screaming Females

Screaming Females

Screaming Females

Screaming Females

Screaming Females

Screaming Females

Screaming Females

Screaming Females

STAGE 2 (Barbarella Patio)

BrooklynVegan Day Party - Swan Dive and Barbarella

BrooklynVegan Day Party - Swan Dive and Barbarella

BrooklynVegan Day Party - Swan Dive and Barbarella

BrooklynVegan Day Party - Swan Dive and Barbarella

BrooklynVegan Day Party - Swan Dive and Barbarella

BrooklynVegan Day Party - Swan Dive and Barbarella

BrooklynVegan Day Party - Swan Dive and Barbarella

Savoir Adore

Savoir Adore

Savoir Adore

Savoir Adore

Savoir Adore

Savoir Adore

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston (Tim)

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Alex Winston

Brody Stevens

Beans

SXSW

Dominique Young Unique (Tim)

Dominique Young Unique

Dominique Young Unique

Dominique Young Unique

Dominique Young Unique

Dominique Young Unique

Dominique Young Unique

Dominique Young Unique

Dominique Young Unique

Dominique Young Unique

Brody Stevens

Brody Stevens

Brody Stevens

SXSW

Brody Stevens

Har Mar Superstar
Brody Stevens

Brody Stevens

Brody Stevens

Brody Stevens

Beans

Beans

Beans

Beans

Beans

Beans

Beans

Beans (Tim)

Beans

Beans

Beans

Beans

Beans

Beans

SXSW

Obits

Obits

Obits

Obits

Obits

Obits

Obits

BrooklynVegan Day Party - Swan Dive and Barbarella

this pic of Mellowhype by Patrice Jackson
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BrooklynVegan Day Party - Swan Dive and Barbarella

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

Mellowhype (Odd Future) (Tim)

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

SXSW

sxsw

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

Mellowhype (Odd Future)

MellowHype Featuring Tyler The Creator - Fuck The Police from Brook Bobbins on Vimeo.

OFWGKTA - EARL - SXSW from Brook Bobbins on Vimeo.

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Comments (9)

not a good photo when the blue saturation is bleeding out of the subject's skin.

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Camera sensors have a tough time with saturated blues, even ones that cost $5K like the Nikon D3S, which was used for that photo.

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