Northside Festival Recap
This past week (June 13-20) was Brooklyn, NY's Northside Festival, featuring over 50 films and 350 bands performing at venues, warehouses, rooftops and parks all over the borough. With so many places to go and new bands to check out, we teamed up with the @uonewyork crew to cover as much music as our feet could drag us to. Together, we saw so many amazing bands, artists, and outfits that we felt the need to share our experience with you. So, here we go!
Next up was Twin Sister and Ava Luna at 285 Kent. There was a great local fan turnout. The band recently got into a car accident so the guitar players from Twin Sister and Ava Luna could not perform. Andrea, the singer for Twin Sister, performed with a broken leg!
Pop.1280 at 285 Kent. The show was filled with great screamy goth metal and mosh pit action!
White Fence and Las Rosas at the BK Knitting Factory. Las Rosas consists of members of Brooklyn locals Wild Yaks, and their singer is from the Austin band Harlem. Overall, a great rock and roll show!
Afterwards was Son Volt at the Music Hall of Williamsburg We ended up going to this on a fluke, but this country band was actually pretty enjoyable. Not an aspirational crowd, but it was nice to see some diversity in the festival.
The Soft Moon played 285 Kent Great, and their name was a bit misleading! They're an industrial, post-punk, goth band. They did an encore set playing drums on folding chairs and plastic buckets which surprisingly worked up the croud!