This weekend, the second annual CBGB Fest took over musical venues around the city. One of the highlights was yesterday's massive show in Times Square—thousands of people showed up to watch My Morning Jacket, Grizzly Bear, Divine Fits, The Wallflowers, Lisa Loeb, and a DJ set by James Murphy. Jim James of My Morning Jacket described playing in Times Square as "incredibly surreal and beautiful, like playing Red Rocks if Red Rocks was made of computers and light. The crowd had great spirit! God Bless NYC!"
Loeb was careful with her words during her set: "It’s very strange to be playing a CBGB Festival in Times Square. When I lived in New York City, those two things were...different." But as Ed Droste from Grizzly Bear pointed out, almost everyone had an amazing time. Check out lots of amazing photos by Sachyn Mital above, and some videos of many of the bands below.
Lisa Loeb, "Stay"
The Wallflowers, "One Headlight"
The Wallflowers, "Sixth Avenue Heartache"
Divine Fits, "Flagging A Ride"
James Murphy DJ set:
Grizzly Bear, "On A Neck, On A Spit"
Grizzly Beart, "Sleeping Ute"
More Grizzly Bear:
My Morning Jacket, "Victory Dance"
My Morning Jacket with Jakob Dylan, "Don't Do It"