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This is a static archive of the domnit.org blog,
which Lenny Domnitser wrote between 2006 and 2009.

Siren, Noisettes, Surveillance

Siren fest was a bunch of fun. We got there a bit late and left a bit early, and spent too much time on trains and buses, but it was worth the $80ish I dropped to come to this free festival, considering the travel costs also bought me a few hours at my technically permanent but effectively rare residence and a trip to the beach.

I only knew Dr. Dog and Matt & Kim (even them not well), and had just listened to a little bit of the other stuff after reading the line-up announcement. Dr. Dog met my high expectations, and M&K were good, except that I only heard the last few songs and was pretty far away.

The Twilight Sad and Voxtrot were OK, not something I’d listen to. We Are Scientists were rather good. The Black Lips have a nice sound, though I enjoyed the set for reasons unrelated to the music.*

The big discovery of the day was The Noisettes. They bring their guitar-wailing, drum-jumping, stage-climbing energy from London with beautiful instruments, excellent tunes, and Shingai’s powerful voice.

We had a great time hanging out at Coney Island. Supposedly this was the last Siren, because of impending condos. Damn.

* Siren 07 Mosh @ YouTube

I’m the one with the backpack at 00:01 and 00:20 (not the one with a backpack who is shirtless, annoyingly drunk, and mostly responsible for starting the mess).