We’re still catching our breath from running around Williamsburg (mostly because we’re stuffed real good with Vinnie’s), but here are our picks of our favorite acts we were able to catch (so please forgive us) this past weekend!
We’ve been keeping on with this Brooklyn duo since the release of Hoss, and couldn’t be more thrilled to see the success they’ve garnered since then. Their intimate show at Main Drag was the perfect setting to exhibit their rich vocals and transcendent ambiance that swallowed us whole.
A modern day Elvis (yeah, we went there), Cut Worms impressively, but not surprisingly, got all of MHoW movin’ and groovin’ to his incomparable sound.
Mild High Club
The Chicago/Los Angeles quintet channeled some Tame Impala/Mac DeMarco vibes with their eccentric jazz-infused psych-rock, even bringing out a brass section to pile on to their oodles of quirkiness.
Horse Jumper of Love
Boston slow rockers are still touring behind their paced self-titled debut but only until now we’ve finally been able to catch them. Their set was the heaviest and at the same time, one of the quieter sets we caught at Northside.
Celebrating the recent release of Enjoy The Great Outdoors, Spencer Radcliffe and Everyone Else brought his slow-burning anxiety-driven jams for an ultra-chilled set.
The North Carolina duo headlined the Knitting Factory for their tour with Spencer Radcliffe and HJOL. Bringing to life their gauzy introspective tracks on stage, the band’s set was filled with a healthy dose of antics from guitarist/vocalist Matt Cothran.
Slaughter Beach, Dog
Before starting his set, Modern Baseball vocalist Jake Ewald suggested everyone (if they were thinking about it) go outside for a smoke or grab another drink because it was going to get real somber. The last set of the Terror Bird showcase, Ewald ended our late afternoon with the feels.
And the award for being able to be that good in the sweltering back room that was Muchmore’s in a leather jacket goes to… Goodman! The charismatically, pop-filled set (with a bassist we really couldn’t keep our eyes off of), was the less somber performances we saw at Northside, and definitely made us feel good!
Last, but certainly not least, is our favorite discovery of Northside – Your Dog. Mostly angry at ourselves for just hearing about our fellow Bronx bombers, we couldn’t be happier that we did. A little twang, a little rasp, and a little violin can go a long, long way.
Photo Credit: Jonathan Chin