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PHOTOS: The Sea And Cake / James Elkington at the Pinhook - 5/20/2018

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The Sea And Cake









James Elkington


The Sea And Cake / James Elkington at the Pinhook - 5/20/2018

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The Sea And Cake
With James Elkington
The Pinhook
5/20/2018
Between the way the Cat’s Cradle has been running their performances and the schedule-based festivals I've attended lately, I’ve gotten used to everything starting on time…which makes it extra excruciating that this show started a full hour late. Apparently this was the result of miscommunication rather than intentional fuckery, but that didn’t make that hour of standing around any more palatable. Plus I was tired as shit from a long weekend of Moogfest. Complaining complainer complains!
Eventually James Elkington took the stage – he’s been in a bunch of bands (most notably Brokeback with Doug McCombs, who was playing bass with the Sea And Cake on this tour), but this was just the man and his acoustic guitar. He was a very personable fella with quality banter…clearly a man very comfortable on stage. His music was in the same vein as Nick Drake (but not on par obviously), wispy and delicate on top of some excellent finger-p…

PHOTOS: Moogfest 2018, Day Three in downtown Durham - 5/19/2018

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Pete Rock





Psychic TV






Jenny Hval






J Rocc


KRS-One

Moogfest 2018, Day Three in downtown Durham - 5/19/2018

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Moogfest 2018, Day Three
Downtown Durham
5/19/2018

My second day of Moogfest (the actual third day of the festival) included more artists and much less rain, just how I like it.  Also, I ate a giant burrito from a taco truck so it was a damn good day.

After I picked up my daily press passes at the American Tobacco Campus, I had enough time to pop into “The Cage” (aka the covered, outdoor basketball court) to catch some of the DJ action happening there.  And I stopped for good reason – the legendary Pete Rock was spinning classic nineties jams.  Did CL Smooth show up and they performed the all-time great “Mecca And The Soul Brother” album in its entirety, and everyone collectively lost their shit?  No, it was just a DJ set, but it was still pretty cool and obviously he was playing nothing but that good good that was a huge part of my formative years.  There were lots of folks there, from little kids to those even older than me, all having themselves a good time.  The best part were the li…

PHOTOS: Moogfest 2018, Day Two in downtown Durham - 5/18/2018

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Annie Hart







Yves Tumor



Shabazz Palaces