Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk
Last month’s seventh annual PearlPalooza was quite possibly the best one yet with perfect early-autumn weather and a cavalcade of great bands graced both stages throughout the day.
The Los Angeles quartet Warpaint – vocalist-guitarists Emily Kokal and Theresa Wayman, bassist-vocalist Jenny Lee Lindberg and drummer-keyboardist-vocalist Stella Mozgawa – turned PearlPalooza into a big CD release party for their new album, Heads Up, on the Rough Trade label.
And New Orleans favorites Galactic turned PearlPalooza into a massive, full-fledged dance party led by the Crescent City backbeat of drummer Stanton Moore. The quintessential Big Easy band served up a veritable gumbo of spicy sounds from jam to jazz, revitalizing the classic street-strut of the Meters. And when singer Erica Falls stepped up to the microphone, well, the funk just boiled over…