While we were rocking the Catskills, enjoying what Wayne Coyne said was “the greatest collection of underground music ever assembled,” dozens of other great indie bands (and a few hip-hop luminaries) put on a much larger mountain festival in Morrison, Colorado. In its third year Monolith delivered rain from the get-go, but that only served to boost attendance at the smaller indoor stages for performances by Cymbals Eat Guitars, the Antlers, and HEALTH. Neon Indian was a draw too; it was the Alan Palomo project’s third ever live show, which explains why his band needed lyric sheets. MSTRKRFT cancelled due to illness, so Phoenix took their spot, upgrading to the main Esurance Music Stage, which also hosted headliners Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Mars Volta. Photographer David Hutchinson took it all in and delivered these pics.
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