HAPPENINGText: Julio Cesar Palacio

11 The Julie Ruin
The Julie Ruins

And all this started with one of the most influential ladies in the NY (and worldwide) underground, the Riot Grrrl Kathleen Hanna the leader of extinct legendary bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, this time came with his new project The Julie Ruins. Hanna was excited and she talk a lot with the audience in between songs, and said to the people to “forget the past and we are in 2015, time for new things”… in part was trying to let a little behind all the labels that she have on her back since the 90’s with such a influential bands. The true is that Hanna is still a fierce front woman and band leader, the gig was wild and fun and she is amazing!

12 Belle & Sebastian
Belle & Sebastian

One of the crowd favorites indie bands at least for local people, who have packed every concert this band have done during the years is the one lead by Stuart Murdoch Belle & Sebastian (Scotland) is a veteran institution with the pockets full of perfect dream pop hits. It was time for see the audience singing and people hugging and I don´t say this as a bad critic, I really mean that Belle & Sebastian is such a solid band with an incredible career and indie anthems. Their records are a mix of emotions from bitter to sweet, broken dreams and melancholy to big hopes and big dreams! Their concerts are always elegant and charming!

13 Sleater-Kinney

And yes, let’s go back to the woman power, another Riot Grrrl big moment in a big stage… the same that last night hosted the show by Anthony and The Johnsons with a whole Orchestra, this time received the power of 3 ladies that erupted like a volcano, non-other than the legendary Sleater-Kinney. This wild trio was silent for over a decade, leaving the guitars and drum until they recorded “No Cities No Love” this year with Sub Pop. What a pleasure to see them rocking the stage.

14 Pharmakon

The Adidas Original stage located at the other corner of the Forum, was a perfect place to see the anger and terror than someone like Margaret Chardiet brings with her project Pharmakon, harsh noise, metal sounds and screams coming from the stage in front of the sea. A really powerful proposal to see in an open space.

23 Run the Jewels
Run The Jewels

It was time for beats and rhymes at their best wen the ATP stage hosted the hot duo formed by Killer Mike and El-P with their project Run The Jewels. The place was packed to see this to titans on stage and the duo did not disappointed anyone with their killer set, energy, attitude and unique rhythms with their sharp rhymes! Great show.

16 Ariel Pink
Ariel Pink

The Pitchfork stage hosted one of the most creatives names in weird lo-fi psychedelic pop from the last years, the one and only Ariel Pink. The truth is that this time the concert was a bit loose and vague for a show at Friday´s midnight. 

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