The Rapture were great, as usual. Everything was on point and although it may not seem like it from the crowd shots, everyone was having a good time and there was a lot of dancing. Or about as much as you could ever expect from a NYC audience.
This band’s name is terrible, awful, dumb. Poor, poor choice for a band name. I read somewhere that they picked it as a joke because they seriously thought they would never get anywhere. Oops. That being said, their music is great. And nothing like what you would imagine it sounds like if you were going by their name alone. They should’ve named themselves Mink Robot or something. Cause they have four keyboards on stage and their music is soft but not too soft. I’m kidding of course, but it’s still a better name than Star…ugh.
Many special guests joined the Cabin Down Below band for Dylan Fest this year. To name a few, or actually most of them: Norah Jones, Nicole Atkins, Binki Shapiro, Adam Green, Jack Dishel, Regina Spektor, Zane Carney, Will Forte and the New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Most of the same people played on the second night and a few others showed up, including Reeve Carney, Justin Long and Alia Shawkat.