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KAABOO DEL MAR – Atmosphere Image Galleries

Atmosphere
KAABOO Del Mar
Del Mar Racetrack
Friday , Sept. 19th to Sunday, Sept. 20th

Here are a few final images from the inaugural weekend of KAABOO Del Mar – We hope you enjoy!

Performers

 

People enjoying KAABOO
Food, Drink, Fun, etc. …

 

Art

 

Tim Meadows

 

Check out our other stories on KABOO Del Mar:

  1. KAABOO Del Mar
  2. Natty Vibes Interview 
  3. Natty Vibes
  4. Fairground Saints Interview
  5. Fairground Saints
  6. Ron Funches Interview
  7. Vendor Interviews
  8. Ki
  9. Fitz and the Tantrums
  10. Neon Trees
  11. Delta Rae
  12. Chris D’Elia
  13. X
  14. The Apache Relay
  15. Minnie Driver

 

 

 

Minnie Driver

Minnie Driver
KAABOO Del Mar
Del Mar Racetrack
Sunday, September 20, 2015

 

Check out our other stories on KABOO Del Mar:

  1. KAABOO Del Mar
  2. Natty Vibes Interview 
  3. Natty Vibes
  4. Fairground Saints Interview
  5. Fairground Saints
  6. Ron Funches Interview
  7. Vendor Interviews
  8. Ki
  9. Fitz and the Tantrums
  10. Neon Trees
  11. Delta Rae
  12. Chris D’Elia
  13. X
  14. The Apache Relay
  15. Atmosphere Galeries

 

The Apache Relay

The Apache Relay
KAABOO Del Mar
Del Mar Racetrack
Sunday, September 20, 2015

 

Bands Bio:

Michael Ford Jr. was a music business major when he met The Apache Relay in a Belmont University dorm. They were already deep into “a very Americana, very rootsy” sound, and before long the band was backing up Ford around campus, and soon everywhere else. Ford Jr. dropped out of college, and the group, which at the time included Mike Harris (guitar, vocals), Brett Moore (keys, guitar, mandolin), Kellen Wenrich (fiddle, keys) gigged relentlessly behind their 2009 debut 1988 and 2011’s breakthrough American Nomad. Midway through their touring in support of American Nomad Ford, Jr’s brother joined the band rounding out the group’s line up and sound. While touring in support of the album The Apache Relay found themselves opening for Mumford & Sons and hitting such festivals as Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Firefly Music Festival, Voodoo Music Experience, among others.

The writing sessions for their new album, The Apache Relay, were the first time the Nashville-based group stopped to catch their breath in years. Inspired by Shelby Lynne and Richard Swift, and working with producer Kevin Augunas at Fairfax Recordings, formerly known as the famous California studio Sound City, The Apache Relay shows a band eager to push past their boundaries, and commitment to always evolving their sound.

Check out our other stories on KABOO Del Mar:

  1. KAABOO Del Mar
  2. Natty Vibes Interview 
  3. Natty Vibes
  4. Fairground Saints Interview
  5. Fairground Saints
  6. Ron Funches Interview
  7. Vendor Interviews
  8. Ki
  9. Fitz and the Tantrums
  10. Neon Trees
  11. Delta Rae
  12. Chris D’Elia
  13. X
  14. Minnie Driver
  15. Atmosphere Galeries

 

Punk Royalty X play KAABOO

X
KAABOO Del Mar
Del Mar Racetrack
Saturday, September 19, 2015

 

X, the icons of an age, recently graced the stage at KAABOO. As one of the most influential bands of the late 1970s (and well into the 1980s), X crafted a unique blend of Punk and Rockabilly, tinged with honky-tonk and soul. Today their sound is as contemporary and vital as ever. You never know what you’ll get when a veteran act like this takes the stage.  Time has been kinder to some acts than others – and Rock ‘n’ Roll is not an easy business – but X  still pulls it off without missing a beat.

They smashed through a set packed with hits including “Johnny Hit & Run Pauline”, “Adult Books”, “White Girl”, “In This House That I Call Home”, “The Hungry Wolf” and “The New World”. Notable was the absence of ace guitarist Billy Zoom who is fighting cancer. Exene Cervenka, John Doe, and DJ Bonebrake were joined on stage by guitarist Jesse Dayton holding down the spot for Zoom.

Jesse Dayton’s rockabilly guitar was just the perfect fit for the signature X sound. Dayton has been in the company of many musical giants, including Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Rob Zombie.

You can catch X on tour the end of November through New Year’s Eve. When Dayton is not touring as their guitarist, you can find him touring as a solo act along with Johnny Two Bags in early November. He’s also performing on the Outlaw Country Cruse in early 2016 along with Lucinda Williams, Shooter Jennings, and Steve Earle.

 

 

Keep up with X online:

Find Jesse Dayton here

 

Check out our other stories on KABOO Del Mar:

  1. KAABOO Del Mar
  2. Natty Vibes Interview 
  3. Natty Vibes
  4. Fairground Saints Interview
  5. Fairground Saints
  6. Ron Funches Interview
  7. Vendor Interviews
  8. Ki
  9. Fitz and the Tantrums
  10. Neon Trees
  11. Delta Rae
  12. Chris D’Elia
  13. The Apache Relay
  14. Minnie Driver
  15. Atmosphere Galeries

 

Chris D’Elia got a funny feeling

Chris D’Elia
KAABOO Del Mar
Del Mar Racetrack
Friday, September 18, 2015

Chris D’Elia had a funny feeling and shared it with festival goers.

KAABOO Del Mar brought both art and comedy to this world-class music event. The slightly acerbic tongue of D’Elia was featured on the stage on the first of the three days. This comedian, writer and actor’s humor can tread close to htting a raw nerve. Not one to ignore the elephant in the room, D’Elia ‘outs it’ for all to see, shames it a little, and perhaps beats it just a bit after it’s dead. OK, so perhaps that last part was a bit much, but it’s not entirely far off. This man has a quick wit and an overly developed sense of sarcasm. He both literally and figuratively raises a skeptical eyebrow to all around him. Seriously, he does do a great raised brow. Anyone caught in his comedic cross-hairs is fair game to become part of his act.

Straight from the comedy school of curmudgeons, Chris D’Elia must be in a club with comedian Lewis Black (who headlined the Humor Me stage the same day). However, there is something more charming, jovial, and pinch impish in the way Black approaches his distaste in things.

Chris D’ Elia came onstage in the nicely appointed, but overly warm room looking disheveled and a bit scruffier than usual. He wasted no time in poking the room’s metaphorical pachyderm (the KAABOO festival itself). The greater part of his routine was about the event, the room, the name KAABOO, and the people attending. There were also some stories about himself and his relationships to balance it all out.

He had a funny exchange with a young audience member, who was far too young to be in the room and there was no way he was going to ignore that. He bonded with the kid through jokes, later stating that he was his ‘bud’. He even said that should something happen and he could only save one person in the room it would be him, assuming he could save himself – otherwise he’d just save himself, which he stated with an apology and a shrug. D’Elia did not hold back on his subject matter or language on the count of the pre-teen though.

The set traversed from jestingly absurd, to more crude, always blunt, and dipped south to foul. He commits his acts of randomly cynical comedy for his own enjoyment and if you happen to be entertained then great, otherwise he didn’t really seem to care. That’s the vibe he had, especially on this given day. This may have come off as self-serving, or perhaps overly bitter for the sake of sharing the distaste in his mouth. Either way, it had its moments of humorous effects.

Find Chris D’Elia online:

Delta Rae play Kaaboo Del Mar

Delta Rae
KAABOO Del Mar
Del Mar Racetrack
Saturday, September 19th
By Harriet Kaplan

 

What’s so striking about Delta Rae, that hails from Durham, NC, is anyone of the band members is so incredibly strong as a lead vocalist and instrumentalist in their own right they could easily have a solo career apart from the band but together they are unbeatable combination as a musical unit. That worked in their favor live at a huge festival like KAABOO Del Mar recently with a unforgettable sound, great arrangements and beautiful melodies steeped in pop, blues, country and roots rock that is sonically big and played out with well with larger-than-life dramatic gestures that came across as exciting and riveting. It really felt like an arena rock show. That isn’t a bad thing but if the music was performed in smaller more intimate setting where subtlety and nuance are key that could of been more a liability than asset.

The band consists of three siblings Ian Hölljes (vocals and guitar), Eric Hölljes (vocals, guitar, piano and keys) and Brittany Hölljes (vocals), as well as Elizabeth Hopkins (vocals), Mike McKee (percussion) and Grant Emerson (bass guitar). Each took a turns in the spotlight showcasing their individual talents and have an engaging, charismatic presence. They switched gears effortlessly from solo singing tonpicking up different instruments and then returning to background once again resuming their supporting positions within the band. Delta Rae performed a few songs off their latest album released this year, “After It All,” including “Chasing Twisters” and “Morning Comes” and “Holding On To Good” from 2012’s “Carry The Fire.” Their unique, on-fire set at KAABOO Del Mar will be remembered as one of the festival’s standout performances.

Catch up with Delta Rae:

Check out our other stories on KABOO Del Mar:

  1. KAABOO Del Mar
  2. Natty Vibes Interview 
  3. Natty Vibes
  4. Fairground Saints Interview
  5. Fairground Saints
  6. Ron Funches Interview
  7. Vendor Interviews
  8. Ki
  9. Fitz and the Tantrums
  10. Neon Trees
  11. Chris D’Elia
  12. X
  13. The Apache Relay
  14. Minnie Driver
  15. Atmosphere Galeries

 

Neon Trees lit up the stage at KAABOO

Neon Trees
KAABOO Del Mar
Del Mar Racetrack
Friday, September 18, 2015

Brilliant! Neon Trees -Tyler Glenn (lead vocals, keys), Chris Allen (guitars), Branden Campbell (bass), and Elaine Bradley (drums, vocals) played the racetrack stage at KAABOO. I never have learned why the band took the descriptive moniker of Neon Trees, but it seems apropos to the sonic vibrancy of this band.  This quartet’s well-played set was expertly performed; they are a tight act and really play as a unit as they hyperactivity work the stage. They mixed up the hour-long set with songs from all three of their albums including “Animal”, “Sleeping with a Friend” and their biggest radio hit “Everybody Talks”. Neon Trees are deliciously eclectic, colorful and captivating to watch on stage.

Check out our other stories on KABOO Del Mar:

  1. KAABOO Del Mar
  2. Natty Vibes Interview 
  3. Natty Vibes
  4. Fairground Saints Interview
  5. Fairground Saints
  6. Ron Funches Interview
  7. Vendor Interviews
  8. Ki
  9. Fitz and the Tantrums
  10. Delta Rae
  11. Chris D’Elia
  12. X
  13. The Apache Relay
  14. Minnie Driver
  15. Atmosphere Galeries

 

Fitz and the Tantrums as seen at KAABOO

Fitz and the Tantrums
KAABOO Del Mar
Del Mar Racetrack
Friday, September 18, 2015

We recently got to check out the Fitz & the Tantrums at KAABOO Del Mar this September. The band played an outstanding set of their genre-defying music, merging soul, rock, hip-hop, and high-energy pop. Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs gave a spectacular performance. The fronting duet and the band deliver every moment with passion; they’re electric on the stage with a sound to match.

Check out our image gallery of the band in action.

 

Find Fitz and the Tantrums online:

 

Check out our other stories on KABOO Del Mar:

  1. KAABOO Del Mar
  2. Natty Vibes Interview 
  3. Natty Vibes
  4. Fairground Saints Interview
  5. Fairground Saints
  6. Ron Funches Interview
  7. Vendor Interviews
  8. Ki
  9. Neon Trees
  10. Delta Rae
  11. Chris D’Elia
  12. X
  13. The Apache Relay
  14. Minnie Driver
  15. Atmosphere Galeries

 

Ki at KAABOO

Ki
KAABOO Del Mar
Del Mar Racetrack
Friday, September 18th

San  Diego band Ki played at one of the smaller stages at the new festival, KAABOO Del Mar. They caught our attention with their tunes that ranged from sweetly melodic, to slyly rocks, and even slipped in to a bit of quirky, but was always 100% from the heart. High on enthusiasm, Ki has a comforting rock, pop-driven sound that softly marries in a bit of a country, and soul vibes. Feel good sounds.

Band  member Erik Pierce (Lead guitarist, and Background Vocals), Tony Salomone (Keys, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals), Ben Boon (Bass), Curran Kiel (Drums), and  Kiley Halpern (Vocals,Ukulele, Rock Flute), plaid their hearts out on the small stage near the entrance of the festival on the opening day.

Erik Pierce and Kiley Halpern are the songwriting team that has started out on a creative romance back in 2012  following  their musical chemistry to later evolved into the current line up.   Halpern fronts the band with nice balance of  warmth and charm  that is genuine and nicely matched by her somewhat breathy vocals and easy phrasing and pace. Lovely to hear and enjoying to watch.

We are excited to see where Ki turn up next.  Thanks for he nice set guys!

 

 

Check out our other stories on KABOO Del Mar:

  1. KAABOO Del Mar
  2. Natty Vibes Interview 
  3. Natty Vibes
  4. Fairground Saints Interview
  5. Fairground Saints
  6. Ron Funches Interview
  7. Vendor Interviews
  8. Fitz and the Tantrums
  9. Neon Trees
  10. Delta Rae
  11. Chris D’Elia
  12. X
  13. The Apache Relay
  14. Minnie Driver
  15. Atmosphere Galeries

 

Closer look at event vendors at Kaaboo Del Mar

12th TRIBE

In the Indulgences section of KAABOO Del Mar laid an indoor and outdoor section featuring music, technology, sports, activities, and women’s fashion.The Art of La, www.theartofla.comm had a chance to speak with featured Women’s Fashion brand, 12th Tribe. We spoke with the Owner, Demi Marchese, where she provided insight into her nation wide establish brand only one year after college.

Demi Marchese of 12thTribe gave a direct explanation of what her fashion line represents and the audience she is trying to reach.

“Each piece is hand selected and curated to create an easy to wear and versatile collection for women on the go,” Marchese said. “We want you to feel like you can throw any piece in your suitcase, and jet to your next adventure in style. 12th Tribe’s collections focuses on forgiving fits and work with a wide range of body styles. They transcend from beach wear to a night out into the city like that. We love the eclectic vibe of our tribe, and we’ve established a collection unique to your treasure chest. Selected statement pieces come from around the world and include pieces from Taxco, Turkey, Southeast Asia,  and our very own backyard, Venice. Throughout the mix of clothing and jewelry, you’ll find a fair share of beach side bohemian flare, and downtown city edge.”

On the origin and beginnings of 12th Tribe: While studying at San Diego State University, I was fortunate to pursue international marketing classes abroad in Spain. During the two month study, I bounced around to 11 different places. I fell in love with traveling. As I graduated from school last May, the passion from Travel remained, but my forever long love with the fashion industry pulled as well. Battling the decision to pursue a career in one or the other, I took inspiration from travel and incorporated it throughout 12th Tribe.  I pulled from a mix of different places I went to. Everywhere I travelled I saw relaxed styles. I saw very eclectic pieces. I saw neutral colors, but with splash of vibrancy. That’s what has truly inspired my brand. Not only that, but a break up. As I graduated college I was lost as to what direction to pursue career wise, but I also was in the midst of a break up. Devastated. I started 12th Tribe as a hobby and a few months later I told my dad I’m not longer sending out resumes or interviewing with Nasty Gal (Crazy, I know.) I was living at home during this time and as I was beginning the business I had never felt the closeness of my family like I did then. In fact, they inspired the meaning behind the “Tribe”, because lets face it, A tribe is made up of people who have your back, catch you when you fall and empower you to live your life how you choose. My family and friends have always been exactly that.

As far as battling “competition” in “the most competitive industry” – Yes we are an online retailer, like Nordstrom and Revolve. However, we’ve drawn back each piece to a smaller scale. In other words, the likely hood of you walking down the street in what someone else is wearing is unlikely. Creating a style that is unique and diverse is hard to do nowadays with department stores. I swear I leave my house in new shoes and every girl has them on too. What’s the fun in that? We’re constantly bringing new styles to the Tribe’s treasure chest, but if you like it grab it because the chances it will be there in a week are slim. Only the lucky few are going to get it;) Aside from that, I’m fortunate to incorporate pieces from places people may not get to visit. I work with designers all over the world . I did a buying trip in Southeast Asia, Thailand, Spain, and Singapore to name a few.

Aside from the the unique vibes of our tribe, customer service is the biggest thing I have gotten positive feedback from other people about. In this day and age, a lot of people don’t respond to emails right away. And if they do, it’s an automated response. To me, it just doesn’t seem sincere. We do our best to respond to everything as quick as possible, but at this point I even have texting relationships with my customers. I just got a text from a customer in India wearing one of our pieces. She sent me a video of Ghandi’s birthday – it was very cool.  Side note – everyone thinks these customers are around my age (22). Disclaimer –  one of my best customers is 65-years-old. She texts me every week: what did you get in? I said you are the trendiest 65-year-old I have ever met (smile).”

Getting into KAABOO: “Simple. I saw an advertisement for San Diego’s first Festival so I sent an e-mail and pitched the idea,” Demi said. “I had just moved to L.A. to push further this business. I wanted to do more offline events and shake hands with people and meet our Instagram followers etc. Connecting with people that support the brand is very important to me. Events like these are what keep me truly motivated. Today this girl came up to me and hugged me as if I knew her. It took me a while to understand what was happening. I thought: I cant ask this woman what her name is because I think we know each other but I don’t know! She bought something and asked if I could put it on hold and I said yes. I said put down your name for me and I looked down and said: oh my God, you’re all over our Instagram! I do know you! We had never actually exchanged words, but the fact she came up to me so comfortably and like we had known each other for so long was a great feeling. My main goal was for women to feel like they connect with the brand and at that moment I felt like it was really working.

12thtribe.com


COOLA

There were several vendors that exhibited and participated in the recent first inaugural KAABOO Del Mar festival on September 18-20. COOLA was one of them offering an innovative clean, healthy option for suncare and sunscreen. The company line of products are 97% certified organic and are manufactured using solar power. In addition to solar powered, the company says it also incorporated farm to face which describes its sourcing policy for local ingredients and vendors. In 2012 COOLA introduced plant protection after revolutionizing the use of plant stem cells and plant phyto-protectors to boost sun protection naturally.

COOLA offers three distinct lines of certified organic sun protection, including its new Plant UV line and recently reformulated Mineral and Classic collections. Each line is formulated with different active ingredients and offers unique products, such as our award-winning Mineral Baby or best-selling Classic Face Cucumber. Additionally, they just launched our Environmental Repair Plus line (ER+) for pre+post sun skincare. Today COOLA says it continues to pave the way in the suncare industry. And because they produce in limited quantity batches in sunny and cool San Diego, they said they are able to reformulate often, taking advantage of new developments in sun science. Persistently striving to make every customer a satisfied one, COOLA offers high performance suncare products that are still both delicate and luxurious enough to compliment anyone’s daily skincare regimen, no matter how fussy.

www.theartofla.com interviewed founder and CEO Chris Birchby of COOLA via e-mail. Birchby spoke about how the company got involved with KAABOO, asked what their demographic audience is, who are they trying to reach with their brand and how did KAABOO fit the profile and how well did the company do business-wise at the festival.

“We love partnering with like-minded San Diego brands, and as soon as we heard about KAABOO, we knew it was an experience we wanted to be part of!” explained Chris Birchby. “Promoting a healthy Southern California lifestyle is part of our brand DNA and KAABOO embodies the same philosophy.

“COOLA’s demographic is primarily active women and men who care about the products and ingredients they put on, and in, their bodies.  They look for high performance, healthy products that are multi-functional for their active lifestyles.

“KAABOO was a very successful event for COOLA to connect with our local San Diego fans. We love hearing direct feedback regarding what products people love the most and the adventures they’ve had while wearing COOLA!”

coolasuncare.com


 

PAYNE-MASON Cigars, Inc.

PAYNE-MASON Cigars, Inc.

PAYNE-MASON Cigars, Inc. is a cigar manufacturer based out of San Diego, CA and has been in business for 18 years. The company doesn’t sell its product in traditional retail stores like liquor stores or a cigar shops. The company sells its products primarily through destination location properties like casinos, resorts and fine golf properties through the U.S.

Bob Payne, president of PAYNE-MASON Cigars, Inc., spoke with the www.theartofla.com at KAABOO Del Mar to discuss his product, providing  more background and insight into the audiences they reach, the company’s perfect fit for the festival.

All our cigars are 100% handmade by Master Rollers,” Bob Payne said. “We service the upscaled marketing, a good fit for the KAABOO Music Fest. Mercedes-Benz is the Title Sponsors, along with high-end spirit companies being involved, makes for a good product offering for this upscale market audience. We’ve rolled for national events such as the EMMYs, Masters, Superbowl and Concour D’ Elegance, along with other high-profile clients. KAABOO has been a successful event for us. Tremendous crowds. The crowds in the evening have been very strong. It’s been a positive event and the management for the event is totally qualified. It’s a big event. The first one they put on and it’s very well ran and coordinated.”

paynemason.com

Check out our other stories on KABOO Del Mar:

  1. KAABOO Del Mar
  2. Natty Vibes Interview 
  3. Natty Vibes
  4. Fairground Saints Interview
  5. Fairground Saints
  6. Ron Funches Interview
  7. Ki
  8. Fitz and the Tantrums
  9. Neon Trees
  10. Delta Rae
  11. Chris D’Elia
  12. X
  13. The Apache Relay
  14. Minnie Driver
  15. Atmosphere Galeries

 

Talk with Ron Funches

Ron Funches
KAABOO Del Mar
Del Mar Racetrack
Friday, September 18, 2015

Like a hot fudge sundae with funny as the cherry on top.

The endearing charm and easygoing manner of comedian Ron Funches is completely infectious. To see him is to adore him, and then boom comes the FUNNY! For the most part his sense of humor matches his jovial demeanor, but that’s not to say it’s not without some edge. Even when he treads into more difficult territory his delivery smoothens the sharp edges.

In addition to his career in stand-up, Funches is also an actor and writer. He can be found on TV regularly. Not only he hold the title for the most ‘wins’ on Comedy Central’s @ Midnight, Funches has also appeared on Bob’s Burgers, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, New Girl, Enlisted, Drunk History, and Portlandia. He’s had a recurring role on Crash and Bernstein and is a writer for the Kroll Show too. Although he’s about to enter filming on season three of the live comedy series Undateable, he also continues to do stand-up whenever possible.

We got a few quick words with the affable funny man before he took the “Humor Me” stage at the inaugural KAABOO Del Mar festival.

When did you realize you could make a living being funny?

It’s just what I do. I’ve always had a sense of humor about me and it was just natural for me to go into comedy. About three weeks ago I realized I could make a living at it.

Do you feel a sense that people act like they know you because your persona is so approachable?

Maybe, but I tend to attract weird and intelligent fans and it’s usually pretty easy meeting and talking with them. I do get lots of hugs from guys and from girls. I wish it was more from girls, but I’m an equal opportunity hugger.

How would you describe your comedic?

Chill and very hilarious.

When watching comics, what makes an impression on you?

Personal style and confidence.

You just recorded a comedy album “Funches of Us”

Yes, I recorded this August at two live shows in Denver, CO. It’ll be out this holiday season and is a collection of my favorite bits that I’ve worked on for the past 9 years.

Tell us about the character you portray in Undateable.

I read the description and said, that’s for me me, I’m in! I play a guy who happens to just hang out in a bar since he’s “undatable”, it’s just fun. And I get to hang out all day with my closest friends.

What will season three hold for Shelly of Undateable?

More fun, more jokes, and hopefully way more dates.

What have you been doing between filming breaks?

Comedy shows and other TV shows. I’m always around. I’m out there you can see me on @midnight. And people can catch me at the Comedy Store in Hollywood regularly.

What can the fans expect when they see you live at KAABOO?

I’m pretty amped up to play a show like this, I’m just gonna dive in and enjoy the moment.

What will you check out this weekend at KAABOO when not on stage?

Snoop dogg!

 

Check out our other stories on KABOO Del Mar:

  1. KAABOO Del Mar
  2. Natty Vibes Interview 
  3. Natty Vibes
  4. Fairground Saints Interview
  5. Fairground Saints
  6. Vendor Interviews
  7. Ki
  8. Fitz and the Tantrums
  9. Neon Trees
  10. Delta Rae
  11. Chris D’Elia
  12. X
  13. The Apache Relay
  14. Minnie Driver
  15. Atmosphere Galeries

 

Fairground Saints at KAABOO DEL MAR

Fairground Saints
KAABOO Del Mar
Del Mar Racetrack
Friday, September 19th
By Harriet Kaplan

Fairground Saints played an enjoyable and satisfying set of music off their debut album at KAABOO Del Mar. The focus was on memorable, sometimes serious and often fun and catchy songs with a focus on the universality of love and relationships. As lovely and beautiful sounding as the music was, due in part to the beautiful and shimmering three-part harmonies, it didn’t come across as too precious though it was polished but never sterile or generic.

Fairground Saints

Easygoing and loose, the band seemed to enjoy themselves and occasionally spoke between numbers as the set wore on and the audience grew with a lot of crowd dancing and moving rhythmically to the music. “One Of Your Seasons,” “Can’t Control The Weather,” “Ain’t Much For Lyin'” and “I Wish I Was” was among the many songs performed that would sound right at home on Top 40 radio.

Find the band here:

 

Check out our other stories on KABOO Del Mar:

  1. KAABOO Del Mar
  2. Natty Vibes Interview 
  3. Natty Vibes
  4. Fairground Saints Interview
  5. Ron Funches Interview
  6. Vendor Interviews
  7. Ki
  8. Fitz and the Tantrums
  9. Neon Trees
  10. Delta Rae
  11. Chris D’Elia
  12. X
  13. The Apache Relay
  14. Minnie Driver
  15. Atmosphere Galeries