Northside 2016 Recap – Friday

Headed out to Bushwick on Friday of Northside....

Northside 2016 Recap - Friday

While other multi-venue ‘industry fests’ have fallen by the wayside, or were cancelled before they even started, Brooklyn’s Northside has only grown, including a full-fledged ‘Innovation’ portion that probably brings in far more money than Music. But music did come, Thursday-to-Sunday, June 9th-12th, to Williamsburg & Greenpoint:

 

 

Alphaville

Libel

Libel

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Northside Festival is particularly about catching local acts at smaller, more distant spaces. Alphaville is certainly out there in Bushwick, in an otherwise residential area, with a main bar and backspace for bands.

Libel are an odd sort, post-punk with somewhat jazz-ish sensibilities (as opposed to someone being ‘jazzy’).

 

Heavy Birds

Heavy Birds

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Heavy Birds brought heavy psych, with a definite doom element, thanks to drumming with mallets on the tilted bass drum, but no cymbals or snares.

 

Del Caesar

Del Caesar

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The country-jangle garage-pop of Del Caesar was a nice change of pace at the show, as these sorts of shows can get a little heavy in the artsy.

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Other notes

-Attended the Northside Innovation closing party at The Paper Box – if it only runs two days (was at the opener the day before), does it really earn a closing party?

 

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