Ezra Koenig and Chris Baio at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina (Photos by neonreggaesunsplash for Team Vampire Weekend)
Vampire Weekend at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina (Photos by neonreggaesunsplash for Team Vampire Weekend)
Last June 12th, Vampire Weekend had their last venue show at Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina. The dubs were kind enough to help me arrange a photo pass and a meet and greet for my friend who helps me on the blog.
Here’s what she wrote about her experience:
Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend) Talks Phish’s Fuego, for The Talkhouse: [x]
Chris Tomson currently plays drums for Vampire Weekend. When he was a child he and his mom decided his spirit animal was a cheetah. He loves sandwiches, bowling, the Nets and his future wife.
I used to be obsessed with Phish. I once responded to a $1000 cash offer for my ticket to their NYE ’02 show with a terse yet decisive, “No fucking way, bro.” I once drove 12 hours to see a weekend of Phish shows in northern Maine and competed in the attendant Runaway Jim 5K for a chance to get onstage. I still know what YEM, PYITE, TMWSIY and DWD are acronyms for and who Jeff Holdsworth is. I’ve seen 25-30 Phish shows in the last 15 years. And, to a lot of people, that still makes me a newbie who doesn’t know shit.
via Rostam’s twitter
“thanks for bring the funk @oiab !!! #chrisbaio #baio #theverybest #newalbum #bass #vampireweekend” (via The Very Best)
Ezra Koenig performing at ‘If I Loved You: Gentleman Prefer Broadway — An Evening Of Love Duets’, Luminato Festival 2014. (Photo by Sarah Rix)
Ezra Koenig performing at ‘If I Loved You: Gentleman Prefer Broadway — An Evening Of Love Duets’, Luminato Festival 2014. (Photos by Sarah Rix)
Ezra Koenig at the ‘If I Loved You: Gentleman Prefer Broadway-An Evening Of Love Duets' after party at The Shore Club in Toronto, Canada (Photo by George Pimentel)
Yeah I did but I wasn’t able to make a post about it because I was too busy and sick! :(
Anyway for those who missed it:
Independent music labels such as XL, Domino and 4AD were in dispute with YouTube over the launch of a new subscription service. The labels refused to sign the agreement over highly unfavorable licensing terms.
If the labels don’t sign, Youtube would have the right to remove videos from each of the labels’ respective rosters which includes Vampire Weekend (XL), Arctic Monkeys (Domino) and The National (4AD), among others.
To counter the drama, Youtube released a statement (published on Rolling Stone) saying that they will only block content from the unsigned labels in certain countries.
According to a statement, Youtube’s ban will happen “in a matter of days”.
Hmm I think I can help you with that and post download links for the stuff you need except for the b-sides (because I might get in trouble for that).
Just let me know and I’ll see if I can do something about it. :)
I already updated the link: