Desert Daze 2016 pics (Television, The Sonics, BJM, Primus and MUCH more)
Not to be confused with Desert Trip, psych festival Desert Daze went down the same weekend in Joshua Tree, CA that Desert Trip was having its second weekend in Indio, CA, with a pretty amazing lineup of bands. There was Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Television, Primus, The Sonics, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Deerhunter, Foxygen, Dios, and still so many more.
The LA Music Blog was there and they say the most memorable moment was Television playing Marquee Moon:
The most memorable moment was pretty much exactly what I expected it to be: Television performing “Marquee Moon” as the last song of their set. Due to their late start, the group was unable to return for an encore, and that was absolutely fine because there is no way they could have topped their impeccable performance of the 10.5-minute track off the eponymous 1977 album.
Billy Ficca on drums lived up to his reputation, especially on Marquee Moon’s opening track, “See No Evil,” and Tom Verlaine’s voice has sustained almost to a tee over the years. Television doesn’t tour much, so if there is ever an opportunity to see them perform, do yourself a favor and make sure you don’t miss it.
Pictures of Television and tons of other bands at Desert Daze are in the gallery above.