I recently flew to New York City to catch the Black Lips, Deerhunter, and King Khan & the Shrines play a free show August 3, at McCarren Pool in Brooklyn.
It was worth the trip. The bands played to an insanely packed crowd of thousands of kids, young and old. It was so surreal standing onstage looking out at the wave of people covering the pool so thick you could barely see the cement floor.
The show was sweaty, loud, unpredictable, and a little bit chaotic sounds like an Atlanta show to me.
I spent ten days in the city. This is what I saw:
and the picture doesnt even capture everyone
King Khan played a frenzied set, backed by his band of nine members and his very own cheerleader who dances throughout the set.
Jack Hines, a former member of the Black Lips, crowd surfs during King Khans set.
Bradford Cox and Joshua Fauver of Deerhunter.
Cole dons a black wig during the Black Lips set.
During the Black Lips' song "Bad Kids," friends (from members of Deerhunter to King Khan to old Atlanta band mates and natives) pelted the crowd with toilet paper and hit each other with pillowcases.
Moses and Bradford backstage
They joined the Black Lips during their set to perform their song, Love You So.
Jessica Juggz (left to right), Jared Swilley and Megan Stephens show love for Die Slaughterhaus. Juggz and Stephens have played in various Atlanta bands, most recently the all girl group, Baby Dinosaurs vs. Extinction.
Cole, Bradford, and King Khan backstage during an interview with MTV where they begged to be invited to the VMAs.
The Black Lips at the end of the day
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Shuddup ya dumb beatnik