Day #1 of the 2009 Monolith Festival at Red Rocks on Saturday was rainy and diverse, with great performances from Cotton Jones, Caitlin Rose, Girl Talk, Of Montreal and (especially) the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who unexpectedly and completely blew me away.
[Above: M. Ward in the afternoon rain]
[Above: Girl Talk, the biggest thing to come out of Pittsburgh since the Steelers, invites the crowd onstage]
[Above: Cotton Jones brings the Cumberland soul to the underground stage]
[Above: the Yeah Yeah Yeahs explode]
[Above: Karen O is Iggy, Marilyn Manson and Chrissie Hynde rolled into one worthy rockstar]