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Sunday, July 25, 2010

All Shook Down Festival: More Crowds, Even More Cupcakes

Posted By on Sun, Jul 25, 2010 at 4:14 PM

I've made my way slowly but surely --

navigating around the exponentially growing crowds filling the North Beach

streets and random hula hoopers-- to Mojito again, where people are getting down to The Park. Just five

minutes until Janelle Monae hits the big stage. We can't wait. But we've hardly

been biding our time. Since the last update, I saw Odessa Chen, who I had the

pleasure of interviewing last week, play at Savoy Tivoli. Of course there had

to be cupcakes there, too. They're everywhere, just asking us to eat them. But

I digress.

Odessa Chen at Savoy Tivoli - TAYLOR FRIEDMAN
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  • Odessa Chen at Savoy Tivoli

No end in sight!
  • No end in sight!

The petite and elegant Chen played

"Deer Perspectives" from her CD Archives

of the Natural World for a relaxed crowd. In our interview, Chen had told

me that the song is based off the Key Deer, which are miniature deer only found

in the Florida Keys.

click to enlarge Savoy Tivoli club is bringing out all walks of life
  • Savoy Tivoli club is bringing out all walks of life

The scene at Maggie McGarry's, where

Mister Loveless is playing right now, was a complete 360. Here we found Dave, who was

twirling his heart out, barely paying notice to the indie chicks pulling girls

away from their boyfriends to join them where they had paved a dance floor for


click to enlarge Dave dancing
  • Dave dancing

We didn't want to interrupt Dave's

blissful spinning, but we had to know what was going through his mind.

"I came to see The Jazz Mafia All

Stars and am checking everything else out now. From jazz, to punk, to alt - I'm

really impressed by the diversity here."

He said it!

Monae time! And just in time. Drunk girl down!

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