Warpaint – All Female Band – Utopiafest 2014


Warpaint – Utopiafest 2014

Warpaint, an all-female quartet, has a Sirens gift for sounds filled with subtle pleasures. The hypnotic and lovely vocals float within gorgeous psychedelic reverb and skeletal guitar lines. The music is typically classified as indie, art, and dream rock.

Their early level of success began in 2008 with a self released EP called Exquisite Corpse. The EP, mixed by Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, ranked number one on Amoeba Records local artist chart. The quartets 2010 debut The Fool peaked at number 176 on the Billboard 200, and gained international recognition.

Warpaint performed an immense and breathtaking show at Utopiafest 2014. The expansive and dynamic musical interplay was a harmonically juicy jam band session. Austin based concert and festival photographer Chris Hooper resisted the Sirens call long enough to bring you the following images.

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Cold War Kids – Utopiafest 2014


Cold War Kids – Rocked Utopiafest 2014

The Cold War Kids seemed to explode onto the scene in 2006 with their major label debut album Robbers & Cowards. Their blues-rock influenced indie sound earned them a cult like following. As album sales quickly approached 200,000 copies, the band embarked on a worldwide non-stop tour that lasted two years.

The Cold War Kids continue as a successful band. Their albums chart in the upper end of the Billboard 200 with two reaching the 21st positions. A few highlights of their success include a US headline tour, performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live and festival appearances in Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza and Utopiafest.

Their live show at Utopiafest 2014 was full of energy and synergy that was nothing short of dynamic. Chris Hooper, a concert and festival photographer based in Austin Texas encapsulated the vibe in the following images:

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Beats Antique | Electro-Acoustic Psychedelic trio

Beats Antique collage by Chris Hooper

Beats Antique – World Fusion, Electronic Dance Music

Beats Antique, one of the significant acts of our time, delivers delicious, soul reaching rhythms and a multitude of live instrumental grooves blended together with electronic elements.  Add to that a breathtaking spectacle of tribal fusion and performance art of mysticaldelic proportions and you have a show that appeals to Burners, world music lovers and EDM-ers alike.

Known worldwide, they got their start with Tribal Derivations a sort of Middle Eastern inspired trip-hop belly dance music. –A fusion of old school jazz, hip-hop, and psychedelia, all rolled up into a framework of Middle Eastern influence.

Chris Hooper, a concert photographer based in Austin, created compelling images of the trio as they performed live during the Euphoria Music and Camping Festival 2014 (EMCF14).

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BoomBox – American Band – Psychedelic Sounds

Concert photograper AoxoA's collage of BoomBoxBoomBox

BoomBox – Euphoria Music & Camping Festival 2014

BoomBox is an American band that defies genres—they are an experience. It’s groovy rock and roll, a fusion of vintage psychedelic rock and electronica with a healthy dose of funky house and good, old-fashioned blues.  Indeed, songwriter Zion Godchaux on guitar/vocals, and DJ Russ Randolph on the sequencers and turntables, really know how to jam.

The people love BoomBox.  So much so that they play sold-out shows nationwide and successfully crowd-funded (via Kickstarter) their new album Filling In The Color.

AoxoA’s festival photography immortalized a slight tracer of their performance at the Euphoria Music Festival. The duo’s unique live jam and electronic elements epitomize Euphoria’s new formula.

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Zeds Dead Review – Electronic Music Duo

Collage of Zeds Dead photographs by Chris Hooper

Zeds Dead Review– Euphoria Music Festival 2014

Zeds Dead are internationally popular electronic music producers who regularly release free music downloads. The duo, Dylan Mamid (DC) and Zach Rapp-Rovan (Hooks) are renowned for their fusion of bass music, dubstep, drumstep, drum and bass, electro house.

Zeds Dead are also known for intense touring of over 70 dates reaching hundreds of thousands of people in a season.  Millions have viewed their productions on YouTube.  The dynamic duo top the charts on Beatport and ranked in or around the top 100 DJs by most EDM magazines and critics. Their music was even used in GQ Magazine’s 2010 video shoot.

Concert and nightclub photographer, AoxoA (aka Chris Hooper), created a few images of their show at the Euphoria Music and Camping Festival 2014 (EMCF14).

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