September 15, 2008

Arguably the best moment of Monolith ’08

…And Fuel/Friends video was there.

Port O’Brien is from Oakland, CA, and they are riotously full of joy and good tunes. They brought a wooden box full of pots and pan lids to their show on Saturday and invited the audience to come up on stage in a collaborative percussion-and-yelling celebration. It was just fantastic.

We survived Monolith, and will be reporting more soon.


  • I’m so jealous that looks like fabulous fun!

    Katherine — September 15, 2008 @ 3:09 pm

  • Agreed. I was there and it definitely was one of the highlights of the weekend.

    J. Neas — September 15, 2008 @ 4:45 pm

  • Holy Crap! I was right there, up against the stage, must’ve been just a couple feet from you, judging by the photo …

    Indeed, I’ve not been a big Port O’Brien fan, but my friend is, so I went with her … I still can’t see myself with PO on my iPod, but man oh man, if that wasn’t the most energetic show I’ve seen I don’t know what is … that was a fabulous show.

    … BTW, the Vampire Weekend show went great, and I was digging the Morning Benders …

    Highlight of the night, during a break between SSPU and devotchka, local Rob Drabkin brinks up a special guest for his acoustic set, his dad on the sax …

    good times all around.

    Chase Squires — September 15, 2008 @ 9:38 pm

  • Wow that was fantastic — really got me up and hopping even early in the morning. So great when music can just make you down and dirty happy.

    I’ve just discovered your blog recently and I really love it. Thank you!

    Seven Days — September 16, 2008 @ 5:40 am

  • BTW, when we got to RRx early Sat, they were handing out free tix to a show this Tuesday (23rd) at the Ogden, Spiritualized and Grand Ole Party … can’t say I’m loving Spiritualized, but Grand Ole Party is a great listen, I will be there for sure, free gig? count me in.

    Chase Squires — September 17, 2008 @ 1:21 pm

  • Yeah, Chase — I’ll be there! And may have some tix to giveaway. I’m looking forward to Spiritualized.

    heather — September 17, 2008 @ 1:29 pm

  • Totally exceeded expectations! One of my favorite moments of the weekend as well.

    CassK — September 17, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

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