Posted in music | pictures on August 18, 2014

photos by Amanda Hatfield

"Both talented and righteous, Dev Hynes made sweet soul music AND denounced the police state at #Summerstage/#OKPat15 tonight" - Michael Azzerad

Blood Orange / Sean Nicholas Savage
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In the latter half of the set, after dedicating "Chosen" to Michael Brown and two others, Devontè Hynes had to have a say about what's been happening recently in the world. "I hate what's happening in Ferguson right now. F-k Ferguson. F-k Lollapalooza. I hate this f-cking police state we're living in - not New York, I mean the world. I'm going after Lollapalooza and I'm going to f-cking destroy them." Really, he explained, that he just wanted to dance and couldn't because of the pain in his leg, ostensibly caused by he and his girlfriend being attacked by a security guard at Lollapalooza in retaliation for Hynes speaking out against racism and police brutality. [FDRMX]

Dev Hynes' Blood Orange project played a free Central Park Summerstage show on Saturday (8/16). It was opened by Arbutus-signed prolific lo-fi pop songwriter Sean Nicholas Savage (who played Death by Audio a night earlier) and Moses Sumney whose one-man/loop-pedal set included a Majical Cloudz cover. Blood Orange played to a capacity crowd, bringing out frequent collaborator Samantha Urbani for a few songs, Charlift's Caroline Polachek for "Chamaky," and grime vet Skepta for "High Street." As you can read in the quote above, Dev gave some politically charged speeches in between songs, as he was clearly emotional about the situation in Ferguson as well as his brush with police at Lollapalooza, where he was wearing a shirt emblazoned with the names of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and others.

Pictures of the show are in this post and continue below...

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Comments (23)

this event looks politically charged, exciting and relevant

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 1:57 PM

Excellent show. Both openers were complete snoozefests, but Blood Orange played a great set on a perfect night to a packed house.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 2:02 PM

Wearing a leg brace because you got your ass kicked at Lollapalooza = total hipster move

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 2:16 PM

At capacity my ass fuck you security

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 2:22 PM

bring back Test Icicles

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 2:23 PM

leg brace....lol! At least he's taking advice from his personal injury lawyer/PR person. He use a cane or wheelchair ramp to get on the stage?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 2:33 PM

Generation why god why

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 3:02 PM

^^^ no he used a fat people scooter

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 3:02 PM

Troll bait!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 3:09 PM

Fuck this loser and his hanger-on girlfriend. Should've been hurt a little more.

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 3:12 PM

how embarrassing for everyone

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 3:29 PM

I was totally focused on cleaning some prosecco and brie stains on my picnic blanket, what did he say about Ferguson?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 3:29 PM

He said he was annoying and shouldn't snoop in Clarissa's room, can't say I disagree

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 4:11 PM

1:45 - Gets what? Hipster beard 101?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 4:37 PM

Tight Rollz Moses

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 4:40 PM

Why the dumb 80's clothes?

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 5:25 PM

Shut up and sing

Posted by Anonymous | August 18, 2014 7:15 PM

what is this bullsit? niggas in some banana republic gear.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 12:25 AM

Why do people like this band? This is actually a serious question. I've tried listening, and heard nothing of value. Mediocre songs, no hooks. Not bad, just not great.
Can someone who likes this guy provide me with a perspective as to why they think this is good?

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 12:28 PM

Brutal riffs, jam packed spliffs, interracial harmony, a message that cannot be ignored

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 1:29 PM

Sounds poetic, 1:29. No, but really.

Posted by Anonymous | August 19, 2014 10:46 PM

why has everyone turned their attention away from Boyd Rice??

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2014 4:49 PM

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