All Points West Friday Photos Pt. 3 (Ra Ra Riot, Shearwater, Heartless Bastards, Seasick Steve)

Ra Ra Riot at All Points West (07/31/09)
Ra Ra Riot at All Points West
Photos: Paul Crispin Quitoriano

I was downright giddy when Ra Ra Riot, who have become one of my favorite bands of the past year, hit the stage with their triumphant cover of Kate Bush’s “Suspended in Gaffa”. The perfect marriage of quirk and skill, Ra Ra Riot and Kate Bush equal crazy genius. With a fully plugged in string section, Wes Miles’ chirping, blue-bird balladry and princely presence, Ra Ra Riot is a kind of modern day band of minstrels, redefining indie-pop as we speak. Was that a bagpipe I saw on stage? Wait, a flageolet?[PopWreckoning.com]

More Friday photos of Ra Ra Riot, Shearwater, Heartless Bastards and Seasick Steve after the jump.

Ra Ra Riot at All Points West (07/31/09)
Ra Ra Riot at All Points West

Ra Ra Riot at All Points West

Ra Ra Riot at All Points West

Ra Ra Riot at All Points West

Ra Ra Riot at All Points West

Shearwater at All Points West (07/31/09)
Shearwater at All Points West

Shearwater at All Points West

Shearwater at All Points West

Shearwater at All Points West

Shearwater at All Points West

Heartless Bastards at All Points West (07/31/09)
Heartless Bastards at All Points West

Heartless Bastards at All Points West

Heartless Bastards at All Points West

Heartless Bastards at All Points West

Heartless Bastards at All Points West

Seasick Steve at All Points West (07/31/09)
Seasick Steve at All Points West

Seasick Steve at All Points West

Seasick Steve at All Points West

Seasick Steve at All Points West

Seasick Steve at All Points West

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