Everyone doing ok from the weekend? A little hungover? A little sunburnt? Yeah, us too. Here is a list of our favorites from the festival. Some you might know and some you might not but hopefully you will a find a place in your heart to let them all in a little… or a lot.
Grunge heavy hitters, Quilty, have been playing their way through Brooklyn for a while now and its about time you take notice. With a sound that plays like Best Coast meets Nirvana (with a dash of Fugazi for good measure) how could you go wrong? Front woman Sarah Dupuis’ guitar shreds and sweetly sinister vocals hold her in the same esteem as the 90’s alt punk queens of yesteryear and it cannot not go unmentioned that this three piece foregoes use of a bass guitar and instead rocks out with a distorted trombone. They play this upcoming Tuesday the 21st at the Make Music NY festival.
This was certainly the most entertaining act that we saw at Northside. A couple of months ago the Fader posited that Wise Blood might be the most improved live act of the year (when they first started playing it was a complete shit show, as in they couldn’t finish a show) so there was a lot to look out for. Its still a shit show but at least they sound great–Pittsburgh bred singer/ producer Chris Laufman has an almost rock/ rap quality to him backed by impeccable beats and samples that pack a hell of a lot of soul. Also, he is quite the character,writhing around on stage, throwing trash cans (or anything he could find really) and declaring in between songs that “he will no longer be gay” and will “stop making out with skinheads.” According to their facebook they will be taking a break to record but see them again live July 21st at Bowery Ballroom with Theophilus London…trust us, you won’t want to miss it.