Dance-punk pop singer from Brooklyn, the quirky, sassy, and stylish Ms. Santigold, rocked the Main Stage at Coachella with her dancers (whom we heard she’s had since about 2006), booty shaking beats, neon-lime fringe pantaloons, someone dressed as a white horse galloping onto the stage, and two invitations for audience members to come up and dance onstage.
All the players on the stage were wearing outfits in different shades of green and blue and, at one point, Santogold took a diva break to change into another outfit.
Santigold played songs like “Lights Out,” “Get It Up,” “Creator,” “Say Aha,” “L.E.S. Artistes,” “Freak Like Me,” “Disparate Youth, “Shove It,” and her latest hit, “Big Mouth.”
Her stage presence was impeccable with choreographed dances and quips with the audience that highlighted Santigold’s comfortability, even in such a huge environment.
“You guys are awesome,” said Santigold in a motherly way to her massive audience. “We need like 320,000 of these water sprayers.”
“You drinking water?,” Santigold said with a laugh. “You drinking alcohol? Why are humans so stupid?”
Later on in the set, when she invited about thirty-something people up on stage to dance, Santigold laughed at what activity her fans chose to partake in while up there.
“That’s the most people we ever had onstage,” said Santigold with a giggle that would become her signature throughout her set. “Y’all are funny; y’all didn’t come up and dance. You came up to take pictures.”
“Whats going on?,” said Santigold. “Live first, then capture it.” Which is exactly what Santigold has managed to perfectly capture in her music; the essence of living in a pure, unadulterated fun state.
–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles