Thursday, July 30, 2009

XX Merge Night 4

Night 4 had a lot of special guests including Ben Gibbard introducing Telekinesis with the guitarist from Nada Surf and Ian from The Rosebuds.
M. Ward played and for his last few songs, Zooey Deschanel came up onstage for backup vocals.

My favorite part of the evening was see Destroyer, Dan Bejar playing a nice acoustic set.
Sorry no pictures from night 5 because cameras were forbidden at the venue that night.

XX Merge Night 3

Night 3 of XX Merge was ok.
Saw the reunion of New Jersey band, Spent which was really fun. They had that nice wall of sound to their guitars which I really like.
The best set hands down went to Lambchop. Someone took a vid of their finale, a revelatory cover of the Talking Heads "Once in a Lifetime".

Lambchop @ XX Merge from sassafrassv on Vimeo.

Pipe- much beer was thrown during this set.

XX Merge Night 2

Night two of XX Merge was highlighted by performances by Richard Buckner, the New Zealand band, the 3Ds, Versus, and Superchunk.
The 3Ds.

XX Merge Night 1

I was lucky to go to Carrboro, NC for XX Merge, the 20th anniversary concert series for Merge Records. Here are some highlights from the first night.
Lou Barlow.
The Clientele.
The Magnetic Fields.

The Rosebuds.