Posted in music | pictures on September 11, 2011

photos by Diana Wong

Great Lake Swimmers @ the U.S. Open
Great Lake Swimmers
Great Lake Swimmers

"Serena Williams failed to put a storybook finish on her injury comeback and instead decided on Sunday to once again turn center court at the U.S. Open into a vulgar outlet for her frustrations.

Williams, whose outburst in the U.S. Open semi-final two years ago cost her the match, is praised for her power-hitting and fighting qualities on the court but has also come to be reviled for a lack of self control toward officials.

Her latest incident, which came during a 6-2 6-3 loss to Australian Sam Stosur in the final, featured repeated outbursts toward a chair umpire who reversed a point against her for shouting "Come On!" while the ball was in play.

"If you ever see me walking down the hall, look the other way because you're out of control. You're out of control. You're a hater and unattractive inside, the 29-year-old told the chair umpire during a changeover. "Code violation for this? I expressed myself, we're in America last time I checked. Don't look at me. Don't look my way."" [Reuters]

Wye Oak kicked off a week+ of musical performances at the US Open that included outdoor sets by Great Lake Swimmers (who also played City Winery last week), Ava Luna (who are heading out on tour with Toro y Moi), Miniature Tigers and others. You saw pictures of Wye Oak already. Pictures from the rest of the week continue below...

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers 9/2

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Miniature Tigers

Ava Luna 9/3

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Ava Luna

Great Lake Swimmers 9/4

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

Marcellus Hall and the Hostages 9/5

Marcellus Hall and the Hostages

Marcellus Hall and the Hostages

Marcellus Hall and the Hostages

Marcellus Hall and the Hostages

Marcellus Hall and the Hostages

Marcellus Hall and the Hostages

Marcellus Hall and the Hostages

Marcellus Hall and the Hostages

Marcellus Hall and the Hostages

Marcellus Hall and the Hostages

Marcellus Hall and the Hostages

The Aviation Orange [Cancelled due to weather] 9/6

Pretty Good Dance Moves 9/8

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

Pretty Good Dance Moves

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Comments (11)

serena williams is the ultimate ugly american. should be sent back to the jungles of africa to live on a tree and peel off bananas.

Posted by eretz zion | September 11, 2011 10:42 PM

Serene is a real Compton City G....

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2011 11:06 PM

10:42-- That is really uncalled for, idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2011 11:14 PM

ava luna sucks but it's cool that they have one of each girl

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2011 11:19 PM

Classy, commenters.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2011 11:23 PM

cool shots! esp like the globe one.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2011 11:41 PM

ha @ 1119

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 1:34 AM

sweet pics. glad to see a little tennis action included in the set too. i love that shadow in the 4th to last shot.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 10:24 AM

do bands really think anyone is paying attention to them at gigs like this?

total waste of time for everyone involved

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2011 11:09 AM

nobody's paying attention to them but someone is paying them

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2011 3:41 PM

Just wonderful

Posted by Greg | February 8, 2014 5:21 PM

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