Photo essay: High Sierra Music Festival

Last weekend saw the 24th annual High Sierra Music Festival up in Quincy, and all the stompin’ bluegrass, guitar legends, dreadlocks and oxytocin that came with it. I wrote about the four-day affair in this week’s Sound Advice, and here are a few snaps because words are never descriptive enough. 

Typhoon, 12-piece, Portland, Ore.-based chamber post-pop, played two sets over the weekend.

There was a full-fledged kids’ area, but the little ones were equally amused by the festival’s many slackliners.

With banjo and steel guitar, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down brought an ideal blend of indie rock and Americana to the big stage.

Canada-based band The Duhks fused together soul, gospel, old-timey folk and Cajun zydeco.

Funky bands bringing world beats kept folks dancing in the blistering heat, such as San Francisco’s 12-piece collective Afrolicious.

A couple tries out acroyoga, one of many free classes (yoga, Thai massage, etc.) at the festival.

And finally, the surprise booty-shakers of the whole damn weekend: Moon Hooch, a New York trio that performs a new kind of house music with two saxophones and drums.

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