Anyway, Pictureplane went on first, semi-anonymously.
He had girls dressed in costumes dancing on the stage while he played.
Eventually, Fang Island took the stage.
For a band with three guitar players they were surprisingly un-self-indulgent and in fact made very tight and efficient anthemic and melodic rock music.
Afterwards, WHY? took the stage and played almost every song I wanted to hear--no "Fatalist Palmistry," unfortunately.
But they at least played:
WHY? - January Twenty Something (oddly enough, before "These Hands")
They stuck mostly to stuff from Alopecia and Eskimo Snow, while only playing one song from another album. Since those are my favorite two albums, I'm not complaining.
United States Senator for the State of New York, Chuck Schumer, made a brief appearance at this point.
(Un)fortunately, his microphone had some technical problems and he was not able to successfully say anything. He just smiled and waved from the stage.
Finally, the Xiu Xiu + Deerhoof super-group took the stage.
They played perhaps the most un-summery album I can think of, Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures. Summery or not, it includes one my favorite Joy Division songs, "Shadowplay."
In the end, it's the best music overall experience I've had since I arrived. Now to get some rest after spending a few hours in the sun being a part of all that.