Monday, September 22, 2008
This video misses the first verse of Neko Case's classic "Hold On, Hold On" from 2006's still stellar Fox Confessor Brings The Flood, but you only have to hear most of it to still get chills down your spine. Her set Saturday night was one of many highlights from this year's Block Party, including the awesomely psychotic breaking-of-the-fourth-wall performance from Monotonix (i.e. three dudes looking like Borat and playing music that sounds like Vol. 4-era Black Sabbath as filtered through The Stooges); the never-ending Michael Jackson tribute on Sunday, which started with insurgent country artist Robbie Fulks doing some Jackson 5 hits, before the performance culminated with "Thriller" and the Hideout dance doing the zombie dance from the video for said song; Rhymefest performing tracks from his criminally overlooked online mixtape Man In The Mirror; The New Pornographers running through one power-pop great after another, with Case making a rare appearance with the group; and RATATAT, who make the block party into a giant dance party, all the while displaying an impressive array of head banging.
I'll post more videos as I find them, but in the meantime, check out Case at the top of the post.