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The first band I checked out was Holy Ghost! - I will admit I thought it was going to be a dj set from the interviews I've read previously - BUT I was pleasantly surprised to catch a well polished set from some real stars of the indy rock scene. They were also humble - mentioned it was an honor to open for the Roots and would be for anyone who was a teenager in the late 90s. Also - they brought a modular synth out to Prospect park which is just damn cool. They actually used it too - along with the fancy drum kit in the middle of the stage pictured above. Also I noticed the drummer was really tight - almost cut copy like and his kit sounded great.
Wow! Another total surprise and such a good one - I feel like this kind of magic is going to be surrounding me at Bonnaroo on the 6th - 8th of June. Actually Googa Mooga is organized by the same people that are bringing me to Manchester. Dylan Rau (Lead Vocals//Korg//Guitar) launched into What a Drag and his hometown crowd caught a hold of the energy in an incredible way. Like Holy Ghost! they had extra percussion on stage and musicians (like Val Loper on Bass//High Hats) played multiple instruments. Caught some video - sorry for the terrible audio quality.
I've seen the Roots three times now. Actually I met Black Thought once - he was in Pittsburgh with
?uest for a guest set at the former Privelege nightclub (I believe Nugget and Zimmie were involved with this one) The legendary crew always brings a party, and Googa Mooga was no exception. They launched into their well known renditions of Sir Duke, Apache, Jimmy Castor Bunch's "It's Just Begun, and Brass Constructions "Movin"
The video I shot captures "You Got Me" the breakthrough single, as well as some of the apache medley.
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