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Midpoint Music Fest 2014: Thursday In Review

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This was my intention.

5pm Fairmount Girls – Midpoint Midway
615 Indigo Wild – Midpoint Midway
715 The Range – Washington Park
730 Pike 27 – Midpoint Midway
815 Vic and Gab – Mainstay Rock Bar
830 Chromeo – Washington Park
915 Darlene – Know Theater
930 Panda Bear – Moerlein Tap Room
10 Violent Mae – Know Theater
1045 Barrence Whitfield and the Savages – The Taft
1130 Sun Kil Moon – Memorial Hall
1130 Mutual Benefit – CAC
1145 Lost In The Trees – Know Theater
12 St Paul and the Broken Bones – The Taft

So you see, wha happen was… I missed Pike 27, Vic and Gab, Lost In The Trees, Sun Kil Moon, and Mutual Benefit got moved to tonight. I caught a little bit of HEAF, which were my pleasant surprise of the evening. I think I managed pretty well all things considered. One of those things to be considered was that I failed to feed myself yesterday. I had sushi provided by Fusion in the VIP tent, which was lovely but ill-equipped to combat the free beer I was also consuming. Another thing to be considered was that I got out of bed at 445am yesterday. I was on my 20th hour of being awake at St. Paul and the Broken Bones.  There just isn’t enough coffee to set that right.

Regardless, yesterday was huge fun. Chromeo and St Paul and the Broken Bones put up stellar performances, as I expected. I was a little disappointed with Panda Bear and The Range. It’s not that their performances were bad; they both sounded excellent. I like seeing people playing instruments; it’s my favorite thing about live music. And both The Range and Panda Bear were a lone dudes with lots of technology. I don’t find that compelling to watch in a live setting. I will jam out in my car to it all day. I like hearing it. I just don’t need to see it. I will let the pictures do the talking from this point forward.

 

Fairmount Girls kicked things off.

Fairmount Girls kicked things off.

Indigo Wild. The sun setting behind them was beautiful, but it also was the cause for much squinting.

Indigo Wild. The sun setting behind them was beautiful, but it also was the cause for much squinting.

Folks at Washington Park enjoying The Range.

Folks at Washington Park enjoying The Range.

Violent Mae killing it at the Know

Violent Mae killing it at the Know

HEAF! These guys were a fun surprise. Get it Stubenville.

HEAF! These guys were a fun surprise. Get it Stubenville.

Let's be honest, phone videos of rock shows suck in almost every way. Why do people keep trying to do it? Why??

Let’s be honest, phone videos of rock shows suck in almost every way. Why do people keep trying to do it? Why??

Audience getting ready for Chromeo.

Audience getting ready for Chromeo.

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Chromeo, in spite of being two dudes with lots of technology, made for a fun performance.

Chromeo, in spite of being two dudes with lots of technology, made for a fun performance.

Oh the lights and the hands.

Oh the lights and the hands.

"Reach out and touch faith"

“Reach out and touch faith”

Chromeo! Also, that guy, he's really tall.

Chromeo! Also, that guy, he’s really tall.

Panda Bear wasn't really my thing, but his look and stage set-up was visually appealing.

Panda Bear wasn’t really my thing, but his look and stage set-up was visually appealing.

My suspicions were confirmed. My first impression in hearing Barrence Whitfield, was that he would be touring with crusty musicians who had been honing their skills for decades. Confirmed. This was a great show.

My suspicions were confirmed. My first impression in hearing Barrence Whitfield, was that he would be touring with crusty musicians who had been honing their skills for decades. Confirmed. This was a great show.

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St Paul and the Broken Bones serving up a hearty serving of soul.

St Paul and the Broken Bones serving up a hearty serving of soul.

St Paul and the Broken Bones at The Taft.

St Paul and the Broken Bones at The Taft.

Washington Park stage just before Chromeo came out.

Washington Park stage just before Chromeo came out.

 

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