All Points West Sunday Lineup Picks & Some Friday Photos

Jay-Z at All Points West (07/31/09)
All Points West
Photos: Paul Crispin Quitoriano

HOVA came out with the Beastie Boys’ classic “No Sleep Til Brooklyn” booming an proceeded to rap along to a good chunk of it, the crowd energetically taking care of the chorus for Jay. This led perfectly to one of Jay-Z’s newer hits “Brooklyn, Go Hard” and everything was off and running at that point. The crowd were throwing up their diamonds, Jay was hitting every lyrics of every verse, and the band were the tightest hip-hop band I have ever seen outside of The Roots! Their drummer might even give ?uestlove a run for his money! And I’m not kidding at all.

I have no idea how long the set lasted, I’m guessing it was like an hour and half, there was of course an encore, there was only one guest appearance (from Memphis Bleek, who spent most of the night on the stage), but the set list was unbelievable. It seriously spanned Jay’s entire career from Reasonable Doubt to a brand new accapella rhyme off of The Blueprint 3! It also included just about every hit single, “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)”, “Jigga What, Jigga Who”, “Big Pimpin'”, “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”, “99 Problems”, “Dirt of Your Shoulders”, on and on and on! It was insane, new tunes mixing with old tunes and everything coming off so crisp. Man did I love that set. [PopTartsSuckToasted]

All Points West Festival Sunday, August 2

Check out some more photos from Friday at All Points West and my festival plan of attack for Sunday, August 2 after the jump. View the full festival schedule over here.

Fleet Foxes at All Points West (07/31/09)
All Points West

Vampire Weekend at All Points West (07/31/09)
All Points West

Q-Tip at All Points West (07/31/09)
All Points West

Yeah Yeah Yeahs at All Points West (07/31/09)
All Points West

Sunday, August 2 All Points West Festival Lineup Picks
Queen of the Valley
1:45 Todd Barry

Bullet
2:00 PT Walkley

Blue Comet
2:30 Steel Train

Bullet
3:45 Kitty, Daisy Lewis

Blue Comet
3:10 The Gaslight Anthem

Bullet
4:30 Akron/Family

Blue Comet
5:00 Silversun Pickups

-or-

Queen of the Valley
5:05 Hey Champ (They sound OK, but I probably will be at SSPU)

Bullet
5:50 We Are Scientists

Blue Comet
6:15 Elbow

-or-

Queen of the Valley
6:20 La Roux (Interested to hear what she sounds like live, but I’m sure most folks will be at Elbow)

Bullet
7:05 Mogwai

Queen of the Valley
7:35 Lykke Li

Bullet
8:20 The Black Keys

Blue Comet
9:15 Coldplay

Bullet
9:35 MGMT (It might be possible to photography both Coldplay and MGMT, but I’ll probably just stick around for the full Coldplay set)

Queen of the Valley
10:25 Etienne De Crecy (If I haven’t passed out by then)

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