Yeah Yeah Yeahs Give The Ohana Fest The Best Of What They’ve Got Oh yeah ... And Karen O Is A Rock Goddess
DANA POINT, CA-
“… As a Korean American, I have a lot of respect for Korean American artists doing their artist thing. I become a true fanboy when they rock as f*cking hard as the inimitable Karen O. When Nick Zinner and Brian Chase are with her rocking as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, I lose my sh*t. Every time. Loud riffs, hypnotic rhythms and anthemic choruses are enough to get an audience pumped, but when Karen O growls into the and spit her water into the air, it’s enough to get the adrenaline boiling through your veins.
After a relatively long hiatus from performing together as a band, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs got back together last year to start celebrating the 15th anniversary of their seminal album Fever to Tell, and have been spot dates in North America. Thankfully, they decided to make on of those gigs The Ohana Festival.
Their performance was essentially a greatest hits set, and with it they gave another fantastic frenetic performance giving the Dana Point crowd 100% of themselves. From “Y Control” to “Sacrilege” to “Maps” to “Heads Will Roll”, it was a setlist that could satisfy even the most die-hard Yeah Yeah Yeahs fan. While the focus may have been predominantly on Karen, especially when she was destroying her microphone in her trademark fashion during the set’s conclusion, I was consistently captivated by Nick Zinner’s sublime and inconspicuous shredding. He seems like the quite type, but he rocks as loud as they come.
As a side note … while the audience may not have noticed it … I loved the fact that Karen had her name stitched in Hangul (the Korean alphabet) on her outfit. LOVED it …”