PICTURE THIS: All Tomorrow’s Parties 2011, Curated by Portishead, Asbury Park, NJ

October 05. 2011 | By Chris Atto

All Tomorrow’s Parties presented their inaugural US I’ll Be Your Mirror festival this past weekend at various venues along the boardwalk in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The venues were as diverse as the artists and included Convention Hall, the Paramount Theater, Asbury Lanes, and The Berkeley Hotel, all within a few blocks of each other and easily walkable.

Portishead

Battles

Swans

A Hawk and A Hacksaw

Portishead headlined the last two nights of the festival and as is customary with All Tomorrow’s Parties festivals, they also hand-picked several of the bands in the lineup. The other main draw to this one-of-a-kind festival was a pair of solo performances by Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel in the Paramount Theater.

Shellac

The Horrors

DJ Shepard Fairey

Public Enemy

Awesome Tapes From Africa DJs

The small festival felt very intimate and as none of the venues had any sort of VIP area, festival-goers were free to socialize with members of their favorite bands who could be found mixed in with the crowd and enjoying the festivals amenities right alongside everyone else. The festival is slated to return to Asbury Park for the next few years.

Ultramagnetic MCs

Deerhoof

Chavez

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

Check out even more badass photos HERE.

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