Kim Gordon and Bill Nace (Body/Head) headlined an eclectic and sold out bill last night at Saint Vitus in Greenpoint. The former Sonic Youth ‘chanteuse’ engulfs herself primarily in dreary free form guitar squeals these days. Her Northside Festival outing marked no exception. A late addition to the show, Kathleen Hanna’s newish project “The Julie Ruin” offered more of a conventional and dancy indie/punk fair. Next to Hanna, the band features another ex-Bikini Kill(erette), Kathie Wilcox on bass. One wouldn’t have been able to tell from the overwhelming crowd response that this was only the band’s second live show. Canadian Grimes collaborators Majical Cloudz and local harsh noise duo Foreplay had the honors of kicking off this Pitchfork presented shindig. Video edits of all performances are below.
The Julie Ruin