Le Guess Who? & Volkskrant: video portraits

Le Guess Who? & Volkskrant: video portraits

LGW? & de Volkskrant bring you video portraits of artists performing at Le Guess Who? 2015, featuring The Pop Group, Lightning Bolt, Kamasi Washington and Ought.

Welcome: Kamasi Washington live & backstage at Le Guess Who? 2015
We met up with jazz sensation Kamasi Washington backstage, and talked about his first European tour, trying to get the planets to align, making a record for Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder Records and John Coltrane. Afterwards, we captured the band's euphoric live performance at TivoliVredenburg's beautiful Main Hall:

Welcome: Ought at Le Guess Who? 2015
We met up with Montreal post-punk quartet Ought before their show, and talked about Constellation Records, the dynamics of the band how fun talk-shouting is. Afterwards, we captured their live performance at TivoliVredenburg:

Welcome: The Pop Group/Mark Stewart at Le Guess Who? 2015
We interviewed The Pop Group's Mark Stewart and spoke about Matt Groening curating All Tomorrow's Parties, revisionist history and bass music: "I don't want to be put in any kind of box until I'm dead." Afterwards, we captured the band’s live performance at TivoliVredenburg.

Welcome: Lightning Bolt at Le Guess Who? 2015
We met Rhode Island-based noise dissidents Lightning Bolt backstage, and spoke with Brian Gibson and Brian Chippendale about distortion, masks and new album Fantasy Empire (Thrill Jockey). Afterwards, we captured the band’s explosive live performance as part of the program presented by Levitation (formerly Austin Psych Fest):