Last week, Sinkane headed to Portland to play Pick-A-Thon music festival. It was an eclectically curated, really amazingly run festival. They are a forward eco friendly, family friendly camping festival south of Portland. Everyone there was so accommodating and where else could I see bands like; Leon Bridges, Tinariwen, The Quebe sisters, and SHabbaz Palaces? We played twice in the weekend and I came home to New York and sat in with Hot Chip at Webster Hall on pedal steel and guitar for their encore. The second night they played, I ran into David Byrne and asked him to come and play percussion for the final encore song, “Dancing In The Dark”/”All My Friends”! It was a fun surprise to have David come back into the dressing room with me and see everyone’s faces as he followed me in.
Here is a link to a piece and some photos from the Hot Chip concerts.
Sinkane then got to play another Summerstage Production opening for Caribou at the East River Amphitheater. Caribou was absolutely incredible, such amazing musicianship, really great band. The crowd was there in full effect for us as well, and we played with the full 9 piece band. I am looking forward to getting some time to practice and relax! Here is a photo of the crowd!