Photos: Wild Flag/Ducktails/Grand Father

“Respect. They mopped the floor w/ those Wesleyan kids.”

In which Riot Grrrl is resurrected at Wes (again, amiright?) and parties like it’s 1994 while Ducktails (Real Estate’s Matt Mondanile) hovers over a stereo sampler like his flannel depends on it. Carrie Brownstein power shots at no extra cost. (I think these were taken during pre-encore set-closer “Racehorse.” Whatasong.) Extra special thanks to 2014’s Grand Father for a spirited opening set.

I’m not entirely down to post a review of a show I organized, so I’ll let the artists speak for themselves: through post-show tweets, Facebook posts, and images/videos from the show itself. Click past the jump tweet for more coverage.

Here’s Wild Flag’s setlist, scribbled by Ms. Brownstein herself in Eclectic’s living room. Only the encore selections are unlisted: covers of The Misfits’ “She” and Television’s “See No Evil.”

Ducktails warmed up the crowd with a solo performance of deep cuts from his most recent record, Arcade Dynamics. I can’t entirely follow his mid-show revelations, so here’s set highlight “Killin’ the Vibe”:

Oh, and Grand Father opened the show (GF = Henry Hall ’14, Evan Low ’14, and Robby Caplan ’14). THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING, GRAND FATHER:

Also in attendance (on behalf of Ducktails, I think) was Bryan Waterman, professor of English at NYU. Waterman recently completed a book on Television’s Marquee Moon for Continuum’s excellent 33 1/3 series, so it all made some cosmic sense when Wild Flag performed a literally-just-learned take on Television’s “See No Evil.” Waterman’s thoughts on Wild Flag, Eclectic House, and literally being the only person as old as the headliners follow.

Finally, more photos from all three sets by me and Rachel Pincus ’13.

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