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- Posted on Feb 24th 2011 3:10PM by Steve Baltin
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Cameron and wife Suzy Amis-Cameron, who came out to make a presentation on environmental fashion that featured an eco-friendly red-carpet design, left the rocking to the trio of guitar-heavy indie acts. The show kicked off with L.A. buzz band Best Coast, fronted by Bethany Cosentino, who brought their '60s-tinged melodies that just as easily segue into frenetic energy and seamless distortion.
Following a wall of sound from Alaska's Portugal. the Man, headliners Black Rebel Motorcycle Club took the stage just before midnight. Despite the fact that many in the audience had left due to the late hour, BRMC delivered an hour-long howling mix of blues and rock. Among the highlights of their set were the title track of their latest album, 'Beat the Devil's Tattoo,' and a version of 'Spread Your Love' that had everyone in the place moving up to the front of the stage.
Where others during the night spoke about environmental issues such as carbon footprints, BRMC let their music do all of the talking, save for when singer/guitarist Peter Hayes simply said, "Thanks for all you do." Global Green has frequently been a favorite of musicians, with the Swell Season and Sheryl Crow among those having taken the stage in the past -- but we're willing to bet this was the loudest Oscar party of the season.