If it wasn't for some great music so far, this weekend could go straight to hell without passing GO and without collecting $200. Oh and speaking of $200 that is exactly the amount of cash I had on me yesterday when I realized that I lost my debit and credit cards...FML. Thank god I saw some good music and had a few cold ones after I realized they were gone.
We started off the day at Bigfoot Stage to see a band called Reptar based out of Athens, Georgia. Their Facebook describes their music genre as "disco dust" and they were interesting to say the least. The one particular song that sticks out is "Houseboat Babies". Next up on the Bigfoot Stage was Portland based STRFKR, an electro indie pop band. I was actually quite impressed with these dudes. Each member rotated through the instruments from keyboards to guitars to drum and drum machines. This skinny little bastards can play their ass off.
Freshly returned from Europe, Grynch hit the Maine Stage directly after Fatal. I only stayed for a couple of songs because I had to get out to see some other stuff but I have no doubt that he rocked it well.
THEESatisfaction. I was looking for some way to describe them to my buddies but couldn't find something that totally described ever facet of their music until I read their website. THEESatisfaction describes their music as "funk-psychedelic feminista sci-fi epics with the warmth and depth of Black Jazz and Sunday morning soul, frosted with icy raps that evoke equal parts Elaine Brown, Ursula Rucker and Q-Tip" and I would 100% agree. These ladies put on such a great show. Needless to say, my buddies are now fans.
The lasting impression of the day was AraabMuzik. The hip-hop/trance/eletro-house beat maker came to the Banana Shack with MPC in hand. Dudes hands move at like a million miles an hour. I can't make you understand, I can only hope to show you here and here.
This was about the time that I realized that my cards were missing. I won't bore you with the remainder of the details but it involved a lot of walking, a lot of talking to people at the lost and found, a little cussing, and a whole lot of beer drinking. Oh yeah, then I went and saw Jack White. It was cool but, not my thing. I just kept thing how he reminded me of this guy and this guy.
The Roots closed out Day 2 on the Bigfoot Stage. Who doesn't want to see The Roots, they are so dope. They opened with "Paul Revere" as a tribute to The Beastie Boys's recently deceased member MCA. It was fucking awesome. They then continued to play for almost 2 hours straight. They impress me every time I see them and they never get old...
All right, it's time for me to run, got a few things to see today. Fly Moon Royalty, Spac3man, Dyme Def, Deer Tick, Little Dragon, and Chitty Bang on the schedule. Peace.
PS: Oh and you can check out all my photos from this weekend at the AYCE Flickr page.