6 Bands You Hopefully Did Not Miss at Northside


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.

Wise Blood

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.

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Saturday: Beige and Regal Degal At Cameo

We’ve blogged about them before, but we’re big fans of Beige over here at FREEwilliamsburg. Catch them tonight at Cameo with Regal Degal. Beige just released a few new tracks over at Bandcamp, so grab them while their hot.

Band to Watch: Beige

Beige - Brooklyn Band


There are lots of great reasons to go to Coco66 tonight, ahem, John Waters will be there. But after you check him out, be sure to stick around for Beige. This up-and-coming band’s reverb-drenched drone (which is much more colorful than their name lets on) has been in heavy rotation over here at the FREEwilliamsburg offices.

Beige has been playing regularly at Cameo and Glasslands and is definitely a band you will be hearing more about in days to come.

Tonight they are playing with Violens. (Doors are 10pm, with Beige performing at 11 and Violens at midnight.)

MP3: “In Kind”