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- Posted on Sep 13th 2009 10:00AM by Spinner
The three-day festival began Friday afternoon with four of ATP's signature full-album sets. The first was the Drones' 2005 'Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By,' followed by the Feelies, who reanimated 1980's 'Crazy Rhythms' while dressed in comfy shoes and baggy button-downs.
Audience buzz over Nick Cave played out as the singer sat down at a white baby grand piano to accompany the Dirty Three on 1998's 'Ocean Songs.' Next, Suicide screamed and smashed through their eponymous 1977 debut.
Panda Bear stunned with new interpretations of his back catalog while psychedelic flashes whizzed behind him on the video screen. The Jesus Lizard closed out the main stage portion of the night.
Down on the basement-like stage two, comedy raged politely as David Cross and friends Eugene Mirman, Derrick Brown and the Fuggedabuddies talked bread-making, Father's Day and getting beaten up by a fourth grader when you're in fifth grade.
Upstairs in the Criterion Cinema, film nerds gathered for a late showing of Nobuhiko Obayashi's cult classic 'House' and Jacques Tati's bank-breaking fancy footwork, 'Play Time.' In an improvised club below, night owls danced, keeping their eyes peeled in case members of Shellac and the Flaming Lips should decide to hit the floor.