Pickathon 2013

Pickathon 2013: The Relatives

Colette Pomerleau / August 14, 2013
The Relatives. All photography by Colette Pomerleau.
The Relatives. All photography by Colette Pomerleau.

Pickathon time traveled back forty years when The Relatives took the main stage.
A large crowd gathered to watch the gentlemen clothed in lavender suits, and it was apparent that most were not sure what to expect. What everyone did experience, however, was a high-energy, dance-athon to psychedelic, funky gospel music with lyrics involving heavy themes such as war and inequality.
Their recent comeback is highly attributed to producer and drummer for Spoon, Mr. Eno. He had come across their performance while opening up for another heavier soul band, and from there an album was recorded.

The Relatives. All photography by Colette Pomerleau.
The Relatives. All photography by Colette Pomerleau.

Their set list showcased a good amount of their history as well as songs from their newest album, The Electric Word. The musicians performing behind them were also given impressive solos, and the crowd never seemed to stop cheering.

The Relatives. All photography by Colette Pomerleau.
The Relatives. All photography by Colette Pomerleau.

 

The Relatives. All photography by Colette Pomerleau.
The Relatives. All photography by Colette Pomerleau.

Their songs were persuasive enough to command everyone to sway their hips to the ground, and then even lower.

The Relatives. All photography by Colette Pomerleau.
The Relatives. All photography by Colette Pomerleau.

This was the most fun that could have been had in the sun that day.

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