Monday, March 1, 2010

Extraordinary Events At The (Vampire) Weekend

I unfortunately missed out on Crookers due to a bloodsucking tyrant boss of mine who insisted I work on Saturday morning.  Any verdicts?

In an attempt to make up for this, and to celebrate my cuñada's birthday, myself and DJ Natufa played at a house party in a tiny flat in town, either side of a mate of a mate's band.  Quite an ambitious set-up for a wee space but one that worked last year and this year too.

Some travelling Americans turned up halfway through the night, and were persuaded to bang out a couple of numbers, to an appreciative and enthusiastic crowd.  Yes, the fresh-faced jovenzuelo we can see in the picture above belongs to Ezra Koenig, lead singer of one of our favourite groups of the times, Vampire Weekend, who played 'A-Punk' and 'Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa'.

Footage of this mini-impromptu moment of magic exists and will be posted when I can track it down.

Everyone go cop their new album 'Contra' as they deserve every success for being talented and sound in equal measure.

P.D. David, one of the hosts of the party, was interviewed on Radio 3 Nacional this morning about the happening!  On the blog of the show they have put a little article and this is the footage from youtube:

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