The early crowd was there and ready for CYHSY who opened with Let the Cool Goddess Rust Away. Highlights for me include the Skin of My Yellow Country Teeth and the previously unheard (by me) Satan Said Dance. I think they played every song from their CD except Heavy Metal, Gimmie Some Salt, and Clap Your Hands. It was 8000 damn degrees during the set and we thought about leaving after CYHSY, but we ended up sticking around for Grand Buffet and most of Magnolia Electric Co.
Grand Buffet was a hip hop duo spouting funny and offensive songs about treehouses and religious fanatics. Imagine an Insane Clown Posse that you wouldn’t be embarassed to like.
Magnolia Electric Co. fit into that indie-alt-country vein like My Morning Jacket, but probably lean more towards country (or maybe Western, who know?). Anyway, a few weeks ago someone described them as sounding like Neil Young and I thought that description held up well.
It was definitely a diverse lineup.
I’m so glad I stuck around to see the singer from Magnolia Electric Co. whip out a $100 bill and buy everyone in the room water. He picked a random dude out of the audience, gave him the $100, and told him to go buy water. The guy came back with a tub of water bottles and handed them out to everyone. That had to be one of the coolest and most unexpected things I’ve ever seen at a show.
Update: Why wasn’t this guy at the show?