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Hangout Music Festival recap day 1: The Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age, etc

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On the bright and sunny beaches of Gulf Shores on the coast of Alabama and bordering Pensacola, FL, Hangout Music Festival kicked off on Friday, May 16 with a pre-party taking place Thursday evening with performances by Iron and Wine, Ivan Neville's side project with Dumpstaphunk, Wolfmother and others.

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Friday saw another day of sunshine, and eclectic performances from London outfit, The 1975, in which lead singer, Matthew Healy, seems to be channeling his inner Jim Morrison. We like it, and most of the other ladies do too.

Other notable performances were by the sweet-as-southern-pie, Valerie June, who's debut album, Pushin' Against a Stone, was produced buy the indomitable The Black Keys' lead singer and guitar player, Dan Auerbach, who closed out Friday evening, with an always exciting performance.

The best band of the day who performed was LA rockers Queens of the Stone Age who played a lively and energetic set. Check out our photos from Day 1 of the Hangout via our slideshow. Let us know which are your favorite photos. Were you there? Let us know in the comments below!

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