Posted in music | pictures on May 9, 2012

photos by David Andrako

Beirut
Beirut

The inaugural, Dessner-curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival concluded on Saturday night (May 5) with performances from Beirut, Atlas Sound, My Brightest Diamond, Caveman and more.

There were whispers there'd be an unannounced set from The National, but the secret guest Phi Slamma Jamma was actually Arcade Fire's Will Butler, Jeremy Gara, Tim Kingsbury, and Richard Reed Parry who performed a bunch of covers (Ramones, R.E.M., Devo, Beatles and the Stones, among others) to cap out the Fest.

Night Two pictures HERE. Night one HERE. Lots of pictures from all of Saturday night's performers (including Sufjan), plus video of Atlas Sound (who also kept busy in others ways while in town), Caveman, Beirut and Phi Slamma Jamma performing a song each, below...

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The Yehudim

The Yehudim

The Yehudim

The Yehudim

The Yehudim

The Yehudim

Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Brooklyn Youth Chorus

Bryce Dessner

Bryce Dessner

Caveman

Caveman

Caveman

Caveman

Caveman

Caveman

Caveman

Caveman - "A Country's King of Dreams"

Benjamin Lanz

Benjamin Lanz

Benjamin Lanz

Benjamin Lanz

Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan Stevens

Skeletons

Skeletons

Skeletons

Skeletons

My Brightest Diamond + yMusic

My Brightest Diamond + yMusic

My Brightest Diamond + yMusic

My Brightest Diamond + yMusic

My Brightest Diamond + yMusic

My Brightest Diamond + yMusic

My Brightest Diamond + yMusic

My Brightest Diamond + yMusic

My Brightest Diamond + yMusic

My Brightest Diamond + yMusic

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang

Janka Nabay & The Bubu Gang

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound

Atlas Sound - "Te Amo"

Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never

Oneohtrix Point Never

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut

Beirut - Elephant Gun

Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang

Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang

Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang

Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

Phi Slamma Jamma

Phi Slamma Jamma

Phi Slamma Jamma

Phi Slamma Jamma

Phi Slamma Jamma

Phi Slamma Jamma

Phi Slamma Jamma

Phi Slamma Jamma

Phi Slamma Jamma

Phi Slamma Jamma

Phi Slamma Jamma

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Comments (23)

Wow Arcade Fire played. Such a great band. Did they play Rebellion (Lies)???

Did Arcade Fire play 13 or 14 songs? I can't remember.

What did Arcade Fire encore with?

I love the Arcade Fire.

I love that they just played Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 5:58 PM

Wait, where's his scarf? He went on stage without his scarf!

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 6:04 PM

Yes! The members of the Arcade Fires playing covers? Oneohtrixpointnevur sitting down while he hits his buttons?! My Brightest Diamond's ZANY dress?!?!? SUFJAN!?!?!??!??!?!
Sorry I missed this one...

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 6:05 PM

WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!?

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 6:10 PM

This fest was a blast.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 6:19 PM

what the fucking fuck is wrong with people?

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 6:24 PM

@ 6:24 - a lot. a lot is fucking the fuck wrong with people. saturday night was positively GREAT. if you like music..

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 6:32 PM

looks kinda lame, but what do I know, I wasn't even there

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 6:44 PM

Wait? Am I supposed to like this or not? I just can't tell!

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 7:23 PM


- If you were a poseur, living through their 20-something "what's my life all about?" crisis, then yes! this would have to be the festival of the decade

- much over-coffee discussion today, and tomorrow, and the next day

- ah, those idle days in Brooklyn

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 7:47 PM

3rd day might have been the winner.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 10:27 PM

PARK SLOPE: THE MUSICAL

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 10:54 PM

what the fuck was bam margera doing there?

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2012 11:33 PM

Next

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 12:18 AM

This looks liked it sucked a pretty substantial cock

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 1:36 AM

Next WAVE

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 3:01 AM

The show was great absolutely great

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 3:51 AM

It was absolutely the best show I've ever seen. Really felt great to be there when that happens.

Posted by Northwest Concert & Events Blog | May 10, 2012 4:45 AM

phi slamma jamma was lame

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 8:25 AM

"but what do I know, I wasn't even there"


Some chances are not worth taking.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 9:20 AM

7:47: Yeah, but try injecting some personality into those comments. I agree, but they come off as too sterile.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2012 9:38 AM

Pretty sick of Beirut

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2012 5:32 PM

Did Beirut play the song The Ripe Tide? I would love to hear that song live.

Posted by ontario honey | November 1, 2012 8:11 PM

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