Meet the Bands of our Showcase: Northside Q&A

Shark Week
Shark Week

Since we are fans of the bands playing at our Northside Festival showcase, tomorrow (6/12) at Bar Matchless, we decided to find out more about them. Below you can find the tracks they have on repeat this summer, favorite shows for Northpoint, and their sanctuaries in the 11222.

Greenpointers:

Whose shows do you plan to catch at Northside?

Shark Week:

Shark Week live
Shark Week live

PaperCup Music has a label showcase at the Living Room, psyched to see some acts live for the first time because we keep feasting on their tracks. It’s the PaperCup Music showcase at the Living Room on Thu. Also looking forward to Jacco Gardner and Run the Jewels.

And because our drummer is playing with one arm since he broke the other, we want to see Viet Cong, who we heard also had a one-armed drummer for a bit.

The Teen Age
The Teen Age

The Teen Age:

Guantanamo Baywatch
Diet Cig
Caveman
Scott Yoder

The Meaning of Life:

Luna, Mitski, Built to Spill

Spritzer:

Taylor Swift is on a world tour now promoting her most recent album, 1989, so I really don’t see any point in going to any concerts.

Spritzer
Spritzer

Greenpointers:

What recent releases (track, EP, or album) are you keeping in the queue this summer?

The Teen Age:

Dead Stars – “Calm Punk”
PINS – “Wild Nights”
Little Racer – “Foreign Tongues EP”

Oracle Room
Oracle Room

Shark Week:

We’ve been giving the new Woods, Mikal Cronin & Sam Cohen records a lot of spins. We just got done touring with Crocodiles, and we love their new record BOYS. We’ve also been listening to a lot of hip hop driving around on tour, especially Kendrick Lamar’s and A$AP Rocky’s new LPs and the Ghostface Killah/BadBadNotGood collaboration, Sour Soul.

Oracle Room:

Helluva lot of music I’m listening to repeatedly but here are a few:
Album: Deep In The Iris by Braids
EP: Committed Language by Laura Groves
Tracks:
‘Don’t Take My Soul’ – Jane Weaver
‘Any Ideas’ – Yoggyone feat Musinah
‘The Lung’ – Hiatus Kaiyote
‘Go Back’ – Tony Allen feat Damon Albarn
For the past couple of years I’ve made a monthly playlist if you wanna check it out.

Greenpointers:

Favorite Greenpoint places (bars, clubs, stores, outdoor spaces, whatever you like).

white burger
White Burger

The Teen Age:

Lake Street for drinks.
Tommy’s Tavern because it’s gross/awesome and we saw bed bugs in there once.
St. Vitus for metal.
Matchless has really good wings.
White Burger, a White Castle knock off with cheap burgers located inside a Subway franchise on Manhattan Ave.

Shark Week:

Bar Matchless, duh. There is a reason we wanted to play there. We had a great Polish dinner for Danielle’s birthday earlier this year at Karczma and then went next door and had fun singing piano karaoke at Manhattan Inn. Mrs. Kim’s has some awesome pork buns too.

Oracle Room:

I’m a McGolrick Park kind of girl. [Writer’s Note: WNYC legend Leonard Lopate just moved there, and Orwasher’s corned rye is at the farmer’s market at the church on the west side of the park every Sunday. If I’m walking my pit bull beagle weird mix in the park and she leaps up to lick you on the face, she does that to everybody, thanks for being the McGolrick non-formal type. Go McGolrick. Seriously.]

The Meaning of Life:

Matchless has a very dependable veggie burger, Torst down the block has a fun micro-brew selection for pre-show sparkle. Palace is the best Greenpoint late-night spot where you can let your belt buckle loose. $3 type drafts there for the after-show party.

The Meaning of Life
The Meaning of Life

For the showcase Friday, doors open at 7:30 PM at Bar Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave., corner of Driggs and Manhattan, the place with the spark plug sign). The Heliotropes were not able to participate in this interview but they are also on the bill. For a preview and description of each bands’ music, please see our prior post here.

Here are links to our interviewees’ latest releases and streams: Shark WeekOracle Room, The Teen Age, and The Meaning of Life. And we are watching for Spritzer‘s 7 inch coming out this summer.

And don’t forget, you still have a chance to win two free tickets to the showcase right here!

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