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First City Festival Photos – Beck, Phantogram, The National, Cults, Geographer, Lo-Fang, and More


Sarah Barthel of Phantogram at the First City Festival.

All photos by Leopold Ruiz

The weekend before Labor Day, the second annual First City Festival took place at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Monterey, California. The line-up included headliners like Beck, The National, Phantogram, Geographer, as well as performances from a bunch of other mostly indie rock artists including Cults, Best Coast, Liars, Tokyo Police Club, Lo-Fang, Sleepy Sun, Dale Earnhart Jr. Jr., Liars, and many others.


Beck rocks out during his classic track, "Devil's Haircut".


Sarah Barthel and Phantogram at First City.


Beck and his backup band converge during "Loser"


The National's Matt Berninger on stage at First City.



The National's guitarist Bryce Dressner.


Geographer's cellist Nathan Blaz on stage.


Geographer's Michael Deni performing at First City.


Cults' singer Madeline Follin on stage at First City.


Dale Earnhart Jr. Jr. playing the sax.

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