This weekend is looking to shape up to be just as awesome as last weekends, just with less Future Islands and hopefully unchill crowds.
On Saturday, at The House that Animal Collective built (Merriweather Post Pavillion, of course), our favorite Afropop influenced Quartet, Vampire Weekend takes the stage with local dreampop heroes Beach House and buzzband Dum Dum Girls opening. Pretty much everyone under the sun knows of these guys, and its probably going to be crowded with hardcore bros, but I’m still quite excited because they’re an awesome band in an awesome venue. Plus, Beach House has a chance to redeem themselves after Whartscape’s firefighter halted set.
On Sunday, my tour of indie rock superheroes gets even bigger with the immortal Panda Bear (a.k.a. Noah Lennox) playing the always epic Ottobar. Deakin (Josh Dibb, also of Animal Collective), Indian-influenced upstarts Prince Rama and DJ Dog Dick open up for Panda Bear as he continues to tour in support of his eternally delayed Tomboy album, although the last few shows have included some of the songs from his prior album Person Pitch, including “Comfy in Nautica,” “I’m Not,” and “Ponytail” along some AnCo favorites such as “Daily Routine,” “Chores,” and “I Think I Can.” Should be a wonderful time, as all of the artists in it bring something to the table (also, fun factoid: seeing Deakin for the fourth time, and the second at the Ottobar, this year).
So if you’re in the Baltimore/D.C. area, try to find a ticket somehow to either or these (Panda Bear show is Sold Out) and enjoy the deletable beats.