I'd never heard Warpaint before, didn't know about all those Hollywood connections, etc. Which is good, I probably would've gotten all judgmental, and that's not fair since Warpaint were excellent.
Take a healthy dose of 90s style shoegaze (Lush, MBV, Laika come to mind), add some better beats (out of the Cabs/Gang of Four post-punk school of white funk), and dip the whole thing in huge amounts of reverb. It was hypnotic, noisy, and very very good. Their set was surprisingly long, and even more surprisingly I didn't get too bored.
Akron/Family are a band I've seen every time I could since the beginning. By his account, they seem to have changed Michael Gira's life for the better (and helped inspire him to start Swans back up), but it's pretty hard to imagine these days that they came out of the Young God world. Hipsters, weirdos, noise-niks, hippies... all kinds of people seem to flock to their quasi-religious, borderline cheesy positivity, and it works. They played a long time, but between their excellent harmonies and their long, trancelike rhythmic workouts, you hardly notice time going by. "Ed Is A Portal" must have lasted 20 minutes. Frankly, I found Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free to be a little weak and I was worried they wouldn't survive the lineup change after seeing them at SXSW last year. But the truth seems to be that only the shortened sxsw set hurt them: they need a little time to open up and do their thing. Overall, this was the best A/F show I've seen since the Love Is Simple tour.
Akron/Family inspires me to say a lot of cheesy things about reaffirming my love of music, my belief in going to shows, and even my faith in humanity when I look around the room and see nothing but smiles and dancing, while still letting me enjoy experimental, far-out music that isn't some hippie jam band. If you've never seen them, don't ever miss a chance.
Bottom line: Warpaint were great, A/F were even better, as always.