The Shins Open Williamsburg Park

The Shins kick off the outdoor concert series at Williamsburg Park

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The Shins kick off the outdoor concert series at Williamsburg Park. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Opening the show was Philadelphia based experimental band, Man Man. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Throughout their set, various members of Man Man played unorthodox instruments such as the xylophone and trumpet. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Due to the small amount of stage that Man Man were afforded, they pushed their drummer all the way to the very front of the stage. Photos by Michel Dussack
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While their sound was unique, the group seemed like an odd fit with The Shins, though fans embraced them. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The crowd relaxes as the sun sets behind the stage in between bands. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The Shins hit the stage at 8:15 sharp and delivered a 19 song set that focused on last year's "Port of Morrow." Photos by Michel Dussack
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Mark Watrous plays guitar for The Shins on their current tour that's seen them stopping at several festivals. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Vocalist and guitarist James Mercer is the brains behind The Shins, and has remained the only constant member of the group. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Drummer Joe Plummer completes his drum kit with a fake hand sticking out from the bass drum. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The Shins originally planned to play in front of a backdrop featuring artwork from their 2012 album "Port of Morrow," however it was too windy to hang it. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The Shins' bassist Yuuki Matthews. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Rounding out the band is multi-instrumentalist Richard Swift who plays everything from synthesizers to tambourine. Photos by Michel Dussack
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While newer material including singles "Simple Song" and "It's Only Life" made up the majority of the set, the band still went back to include cuts off their other three studio albums. Photos by Michel Dussack
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James Mercer uses a fake hand to store his extra guitar picks. Photos by Michel Dussack
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"New Slang" and "Know Your Onion!," the bands first two singles off their debut album "Oh, Inverted World" made appearances in their main set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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When it came time for their three-song encore, oddly enough it was opened with two newer songs. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The night ended at the beginning, however, with classic track "One by One All Day", much to the crowd's delight. Photos by Michel Dussack
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