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Thievery Corporation is one of those bands that I have loved for years, and still feel that I found much later than I would have liked. The chance to shoot them at this year’s Decibel Festival was one that couldn’t be passed up, especially considering it was the first time I had the chance to catch a live show locally. Advice: make it out next time they come anywhere near you. Thievery Corporation’s Eric Hilton and Rob Garza are insanely talented artists who have the added skill of being able to continually curate exceptional musicians to add to their electronic concoctions. For this set, the duo brought out dueling drums, Rob Myers on the electric (who also manned the illustrious sitar), coverall wearing, dancing bassist Ashish Vyas, and an assortment of 7 or 8 vocalists who rotated out for each song, including LouLou Ghelichkhani, Elin Melgarejo, rapper Mr. Lif and reggae artist Archie “Zeebo” Steele. Having recently released a new album, Saudadeunder their self-owned record label, Eighteenth Street Lounge, Hilton and Garza made sure to cover a few of the new tracks, but were generous with longtime favorites that had the crowd in synchronous sway. I was sorry to have missed the openers of this particular show, but thankfully TC offered more than enough entertainment than I could have asked for in a show. I’ll let the photos take it from here.

@trulybogus

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