Photos: Coachella Day One
Unlike most people, for me the first day of Coachella did not end with The Verve. After they started, I still had two other bands to cover – the first being the lovely Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
I had heard lots of blog-gushing about 100 Days, 100 Nights but hadn’t managed to get myself a copy yet. But it didn’t matter. With this type of music, it’s not about knowing the words to the songs – it’s about moving your feet (and ass) to the rhythm. And marveling at Jones’ voice. I twittered it then, and I’ll reiterate (retwitterate?) it now – if Tina Turner and James Brown ever had a love child, it would pretty much be Sharon Jones. Her voice was amazing, and even more amazing was how solid it was while she danced and jittered about the stage.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings @ Coachella 2008, shot by Natalie Kardos