PICS: Vampire Weekend at Cal Coast Open Air Theatre

A-Punks Vampire Weekend came through Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre recently, and you can scroll all of the photos here.

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Vampire Weekend were formed in 2006 by vocalist/guitarist Ezra Koenig, multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij, drummer Chris Tomson and bassist Chris Baio.
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The original members all met while students at Columbia University.
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Creative collaborations began with Koenig and Tomson rapping on a project called L'Homme Run.
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The name Vampire Weekend came from a short film Koenig worked on between his freshman and sophomore years at Columbia.
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Once they graduated, they released their self-produced debut album, "Vampire Weekend," while working full-time jobs.
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They went on to release two more critically acclaimed albums before Batmanglij departed the group.
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Their third studio album, "Modern Vampires of the City," won a Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.
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Their second album, "Contra," was nominated for the same award, but lost to the Black Keys' "Brothers."
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Since Batmanglij's departure, Brian Robert Jones has taken over guitar duties.
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And Greta Morgan has picked up keys and some guitar as well.
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In May, Vampire Weekend released their sprawling fourth album, "Father of the Bride."
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It features cameos from Danielle Haim, Steve Lacy, Dave Macklovitch, Mark Ronson and more.
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Apparently, Koenig is already at work on the band's fifth.
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We might have to wait until "2021" for that, though.
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