Last night, in celebration of the Northside Festival’s opening night, things got messy at the Knitting Factory– but not the kind of mess you may already associate with Nathan Williams (a.k.a. Wavves). I mean, of course, in that beer soaked slam dancing sort of way. And although some of his fans may not be on the path to adulthood just yet, according to his new band members the now frontman of Wavves, Williams, has quite possibly done some growing up [via]:
I left before Wavves took the stage after getting soaked in sweat scented beer (though the Village Voice caught me on the bright side), but let’s talk Dom and Cloud Nothings (and a live performance video that perfectly personifies them) after the jump.
Hailing from Massachusetts, DOM shares its name with their frontman– a foster care kid in deep debt, who happens to have a sweet hazy pop vocal like sun-ripened cherries. Also, I may or may not have a cougar-like crush on his sandy hair and lip ring, but that’s beside the point. DOM’s EP, Sun Bronzed Greek Godz, is available now and I’d definitely suggest you check them out tomorrow night at the Brooklyn Vegan showcase.
Next up, Cloud Nothings. These guys play like a really good Hollywood teen flick– you know, Can’t Hardly Wait style. They’ve got a certain nerdy appeal that morphs into rock chord-infused surf-pop that somehow managed to induce the crowd into a mosh pit frenzy. I realize none of those things make sense in the span of a single sentence, but it seems Cloud Nothings have honed their skills into demanding the respect of the crowd. Kind of like if McLovin’ was a founding member of The Germs.