Maybe it was the heat. Or, it could have been the heat and all the coffee-shop rock playing earlier in the afternoon at Union Park. Either way, the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival had a rather sluggish start. Thankfully, we had Liars and their wildly entertaining frontman, Angus Andrew. Sporting weather appropriate, short shorts, and a vintage Men At Work tee, dude is to art-rock and dance-punk what Andrew WK is to party rock. Whether it was head-banging, air-guitar, air-drums he made sure those in the crowd took notice of his expanded, five-piece band. Granted Liars need no help selling their music when their playing fractured, feedback wrecked dance-punk, but on this night, Andrew made improvisational psychedelic rock, dubby beats, and hip-hop rhythms and howls stand out moments.
All Photos © Mara Robinson.
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