Arizona Artist Chanel The Flaming Lips at Artist For ActionAugust 28, 2010
Last friday night was the Artists For Action show at The Marquee Theatre in Tempe. The night featured performances by Calexico, Miniature Tigers, Sergio Mendoza Y La Okestra, Kinch, The Sand Rubies, Snow Songs and Big Son (which featured an all start line up with Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World, Sam Means of The Format, Jeff and Chris from Reubens Accomplice, Evan Owens of ROAR and Asleep In The Sea, and Robin Vining of about every single downtown band ever). The night also included speakers such as Arizona Democratic Governor Nominee Terry Goddard.
I managed to make it to the show for the last act, Calexico. I was glad I did because the night ended with Calexico bringing out just about every musisan listed above to do a cover of The Flaming Lips Do You Realize. The song happens to be one of my favorite songs and was great to see done by just about all my favorite musisans in Arizona at once.
You can watch a video of the set hear, the sound quality does not do the performance justice.