Headstash On The Road: Rock n Roll Resort Day 3
- By Super User
- Published on April 02, 2012
|Photo Credit: Melanie McCarthy|
Dopapod’s second set at 3:00 p.m. coaxed the sleepy masses from their cozy beds on the rainy Sunday afternoon. Following the resort theme of the day almost all arose in their footy, flannel, floral and fuzzy pajamas, returning back up the stairs to the stage where they begged Dopapod not to leave them 12 hours prior.
At 6:00 p.m., musicians of diverse bands got together on one stage for Viral Sound’s Super Jam. The set included collaborations from Chris Sellas and Matt Beckett of Cosmic Dust Bunnies, Adam Wien, Bryan Hershkowitz and Wiley Griffin of MUN, Jeff "Mudd" Mahajan of Turtle Soup and Matt Carey of Nights Without Television to name a few.
The musicians were at ease with one another as the music unfolded organically. Matt Carey stood out strong with his endearing persona, striking vocals and consistent liveliness on the keys and creativity on the soundboard.
Highlights of Conspirator’s second set included solid versions of “Orch Theme,” “Digital Buddha” and Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath teasers. The clean and rapid drumming was on point Saturday night, making for a special second performance.
Afterward, Brother’s Past was the flawlessly executed “Squeeze.” Tom Hamilton’s vocals shined in this song for its honesty and passion. Examples of the tongue-in-cheek projections during the BP sets included the images of a busty woman and her Shake Weight during “Squeeze” and assembly line production of computer towers during “Machine.”
The second Lespecial set on Monday morning had everyone dreading the thought of having to leave the resort. Lespecial was a common favorite of the weekend – if they were to stay another day, many attendees probably would have as well.
Then again, there is little room for disappointment when a band begins a set with the Star Wars “Imperial March” and includes The Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer” as one of the songs to cap off the set. Members of Dopapod also jumped on stage to raise the musical bar even higher.
The group on Sunday was reasonably smaller – many attendees were pried away from the resort to return to their 9:00 to 5:00’s. The atmosphere on Sunday was therefore intimate and the crowd seemed gracious for what felt like extra time to soiree.
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