Before They Were Stars: White Williams, Vampire Weekend's Opening Act

Opening tonight's Vampire Weekend show at the Pageant -- did everyone read our pro/con piece in the paper? You should! -- is White Williams. Currently, he's an electro whizz incorporating gothy new-wave, modern disco and '80s retro beats. But I once knew him as Joey Williams, a grade schooler who hung out with my little brother. You see, he and I grew up in the same small Cleveland suburb and went to the same high school. In fact, here's his freshman year in high school photo, courtesy of the 1998 Rocky River High School yearbook. Go Pirates!

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-- Annie Zaleski

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