We celebrated FADER 65 (guest edited by Animal Collective, did you hear?) at Lower East Side staple Max Fish—with one of their (and our!) old friends, artist/DJ/awesome dude Andrew Kuo, playing a lot of their music, plus a bunch of rap and, delightfully, drum and bass. In between our friends yelling "Jungle Remix!" and jostling our way through the uber-packed bar to responsibly indulge in some Budweiser, we reminisced on the days of yore when AC was just a rad little local band hanging out and drinking some beers. It truly was a meeting of new and old, and though we involuntarily touched about 700 people that night, it was a wonderful and joyous time.
Photographer John Francis Peters
January 14, 2010