From our calculations, there are two things that define summer—outdoor music festivals and barbecuing. Farmer tans comes in a close third, but we aren’t going to get into that. With this in mind, we hit All Points West to ask some of our favorite artists for their most-memorable music festival set and what they like to throw on the grill. Interviews include: Vampire Weekend, Echo & The Bunnymen, Chairlift, Silversun Pickups, St. Vincent, Cage the Elephant, The Cool Kids, Ra Ra Riot, Lykke Li, MSTRKRFT, Telepathe, White Rabbits. —Interviews by Matt Rodbard; portraits by Ryan Muir
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