After a "preview night" on Friday, Houston's Day for Night festival -- now in its second year -- got properly underway on Saturday (12/17) with performances by Run the Jewels, Blood Orange, The Jesus & Mary Chain, John Carpenter, DJ Windows 98 (aka Win Butler), Tobacco, Chelsea Wolfe, and "Welcome to Houston" which features some of the city's rappers from the last 25 years.

Of course, the most hyped happening on Saturday was Aphex Twin's first U.S. live performance in eight years, which unfortunately was dampened a little by rain:

Laser beams shot into the crowd, Aphex Twin’s signature face superimposed itself onto audience members like a twisted exhibition of Windowlicker and the music was appropriately futuristic. In addition to playing classics like “Polynomial-C,” he sampled songs including Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up.” Just as the wind picked up and rain poured, he mixed Edge Of Motion’s “Set Up 707.” The storm didn’t stop the headliner’s most loyal fans — it only added to the set’s otherworldly magic. - [Paste]

You can watch video of Aphex Twin's Day for Night AV spectacle, below. He was also selling a new mysterious new 12" at the merch table.

Day for Night wrapped up its sophomore edition on Sunday night with performances from Butthole Surfers, Travis Scott, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Squarepusher, Liars, S U R V I V E, and more. We'll have pictures from Sunday up soon but you can check out Saturday pics in the gallery above.


photos by Tim Griffin

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