Two of my favorite moments at Outside Lands 2012 took place on Saturday, when The Kills and The Alabama Shakes played. View photos from both shows below! I have been a fan of The Kills for a while now but this was my first time seeing them live, so I was incredibly excited for their set on the main stage. Jamie Hince came out first and the rhythmic bass of their song “No Wow” filled the air with anticipation as Alison Mosshart took the stage. Wearing skinny black jeans, boots and a striped buttondown with a leather jacket and fedora, she took the stage like a wildcat stalking its pray, pacing back and forth before breaking into the opening verse. She has such an incredible stage presence it’s hard to take your eyes off of her as she slinks around and tosses her wild (newly dyed ombre) hair. The drastic change in her hair from black to fiery yellow/orange definitely made a statement and I loved it! Their set included some favorites from their latest album Blood Pressures like “Future Starts Slow” and “DNA,” as well as some great older tunes like “Monkey 23.” View the full setlist below, as well as some photos from their show!
Setlist: No Wow/ Future Starts Slow/ Heart Is A Beating Drum/ Kissy Kissy/ DNA/ Satellite/ Baby Says/ Last Day Of Magic/ Tape Song/ The Last Goodbye/ Pots & Pans/ F— The People/ Monkey 23
The Alabama Shakes played the Sutro Stage, which is one of the festival’s smaller stages (although not the smallest), and they had one of the largest crowds I saw all weekend. The crowd was clearly excited for them and the air had an amazing energy. I got to hang out with the Alabama Shakes at SXSW and not only are they incredibly talented but they’re such awesome people, and it was great to see them play to such a large crowd. They opened with “Goin’ To The Party” before launching into their hit “Hold On” to a roaring crowd. Brittany Howard has an incredible, soulful voice that always gives me chills.
Check out our post on how to get Alison Mosshart’s look.
Photos by Julia.
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