Those of us blessed with a long weekend had plenty to do with it. Like see Julian Casablancas at Terminal 5, take in Vampire Weekend’s “emotionally grueling” marathon at the United Palace Theater, watch Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon cover Kelly Clarkson, or help send off Monkeytown by zoning out to the crescendoing jams of Woods’ psych-fi offshoot Woods Family Creeps. (Dear four obnoxious asshats sitting beside me at Woods last night, blabbing wildly for 75% of the stellar 10:30 pm performance: Annoyed neighbors accidentally got your $6 check for cheapskate Miller High Lifes, but let you pay their more expensive tab because you deserved it. P.S. Thanks for the Chimay!) There were other tremendous options too, like the Yummy Fur reunion at the Market Hotel, the Beets at St. James Church, and an Underscore Quarterly release party at the Silent Barn. Our photographer Rebecca Smeyne attended the latter three. Her shots, as always, below.