Vampire Weekend

At first glance, it might seem like Beach House and the Dum Dum Girls are the biggest beneficiaries in this lineup – opening a summer tour for arguably the hottest band in pop music certainly won’t hurt their fanbases. But it’s also a smart move for Vampire Weekend – booking two of Sub Pop’s hippest, cred-proof acts ensures that some of the indie snobs who lost interest in Vampire Weekend after a Jonas brother appeared in one of their music videos will actually show up and maybe even stay for their headlining set and enjoy some of their sunny and innocuous jams, kind of like they ended up doing at the band’s killer Sasquatch set this year. Either way, it’s a win-win for everyone involved and a rockin’ way to close out the summer. With Beach House, Dum Dum Girls. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Sun., Aug. 29, 6 p.m., 2010

 
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