Last night we headed to Le Poisson Rouge to catch a lineup of epic proportions: Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson warmed up the crowd with a bunch of songs from his OUT RIGHT NOW GO BUY IT self-titled release, as well as a couple new ones we'd never heard before. While we frantically rushed the bar for some Bass Ale between sets, we enjoyed the sweet sounds of forever FADER fam DJ Lindsey and Diddy's premiere dudes Grind Music aka Sean C & LV. Meanwhile, Estelle presumably spent a bit of time in the green room creating futuristic sunglasses and finding a drummer who could pull off crazy drum fills, and even though we couldn't see him we knew he was great. Estelle breezed through all the songs we wanted to hear—she did some raps and some singing and unsurprisingly ended with "American Boy"—no Kanye surprise appearance, but it didn't matter. By the end of the night everyone was dancing and happy, smiling faces all around and looking like the last hour of a wedding reception. After the jump, see more of Dorothy Hong's photos from the party, and stay tune for exclusive video on FADER TV.
August 12, 2008