Sonar Quickies

Thursday, June 23, 2005


Le Tigre.

Here’s just a quick post before I go to bed. I’m leaving for Poland tomorrow and doubt I’ll have easy internet access until I get back to Berlin.

So. Sonar happened. Photos of Sonar can be found here. Sorry they’re not labelled — just make up some band names and tell yourself that’s whom I photographed. (Eventually I’ll devote a chunk of time to labelling all of these shots…)

Maybe I’ll have time to give more details later, but I got to see Mouse on Mars, Le Tigre, To Rococo Rot, Cut Chemist, De La Soul, Miss Kitten, Goodiepal, LCD Soundsystem, Hood, and a nice 5.1 presentation of Richie Hawtin’s DE9 project amongst various DJs and bands I saw a few minutes of here-and-there. I’ve seen Mouse on Mars live numerous times (and they’re always really fun), but I had not seen most of these other performers before. I missed the Soft Pink Truth due to my heavy cold, which sucked, but I think I got my money’s worth.

Anyway. I’m very sleepy. Probably between 10,000 and 20,000 people attended, based on the number of people who showed up to the nighttime events (for example, check out Miss Kitten’s crowd. And bumper cars! And live musical performance with food and vegetables

More later…

PS: I’ll be in Cairo from July 11th until July 25th — both Mondays. If you have a moment, please explain Arabic to me in a comment below…