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Photos of Yeasayer at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

Dancing With Dinosaurs

Feb 08, 2010 Yeasayer Photography by Wendy Lynch Redfern Bookmark and Share

This past Friday Brooklyn’s Yeasayer performed at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County as part of their First Fridays series, in which on the first Friday night of each month the museum hosts performances from bands and DJs. It was Yeasayer’s first live show of 2010 and was performed in honor of the band’s second album, Odd Blood, due out tomorrow on Secretly Canadian.

As the rain drizzled outside, the band performed in one of main exhibition halls, one that included many glassed in scenes of stuffed animals in their natural habitat. “This is cool. We like playing at places like this, with antelope and elk…. They are going to start dancing,” said co-vocalist Chris Keating.

The set was bookended by Odd Blood tracks “The Children” and “O.N.E.,” and included “Madder Red,” “Ambling Alp” (which began with a colorful camouflage-clad co-vocalist/keyboardist Anand Wilder ringing a hand bell), “Sunrise,” and others. Below is a photo of the set list, although, it should be noted, that they didn’t end up having time to play an encore. At one point the band’s monitors went out, but they soldiered on and the crowd was amped none-the-less, with plenty of energy (and ill-advised attempts at stage diving) for such a potentially stuffy setting. Yeasayer + Natural History Museum = Dancing With Dinosaurs. Alas, openers, and Los Angeles natives, Warpaint failed to impress many.

Photographer Wendy Lynch Redfern captured all the action and you can view a full gallery of her photos here.


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