Monday, July 14, 2008

Rise Festival

Some friends and I went to the Rise Festival in Finsbury Park on Sunday to see Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings and CSS. Sharon Jones played the shortest set I've ever seen, even at a festival. While the songs and band were great, the shortened set was highly disappointing. CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy, which came from a Beyonce quote and translates to: "I got tired of being sexy"), on the other hand was a ton of fun. The closest I can get to describing them is brazilian-electro-punk-pop. The lead singer (Lovefoxxx) is a trip. She had a yellow and black striped bodysuit, a yellow construction worker's hat with black stripes painted on it that continued down her face, and gold lame sadle bags that went around her neck and hung down like two saggy boobs. From the saddle bags, pulled out bananas and threw them into the crowd. They also had helium balloons tied to every large piece of stage equipment. They were obviously having fun with each other on stage, and as you know, I'm a sucker for that (sometimes, regardles of the music).

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