Northside Music Picks: Day Two
Whether you are feeling contemplative, playful, or ready to rumble, there is a performance for you at Northside on Day Two. Our recommended shows, in chronological order, can be found below.
You can access each act’s tunes by clicking on the /X/ symbols below, and our /WW/ gives you the When & Where.
/X/ This guy’s sweet, serene songs just worked their way into the quiet and vulnerable place in your heart.
/WW/ 5 McCarren Park
/X/ Seduction smooth but with a surprise-toy-inside funk beat. Lyric: “I wanna make this plain / Oh, I know you’re faded / Mm, but stay.”
/WW/ 7:45 50 Kent Avenue
/X/ If are ready to be shaking your arms up in the air in the middle of an undulating, steamy outdoor crowd, get to this show. Fierce grooves.
/WW/ 7:45 McCarren Park
Oracle Room, The Teen Age, Shark Week, Spritzer, The Meaning of Life, Heliotropes
/X/ We are going to be sly here and list all the bands at our showcase because we are hoping you take up residence for the whole night. Band descriptions and preview tracks can be found in our prior post here.
/WW/ 8 to midnight Bar Matchless
Teen Girl Scientist Monthly
/X/ “We run rad dirt bikes with decal flames/ We run with gangs, we run with gangs / We ran out of business cards so remember the names” and more kidding around.
/WW/ 8:15 Baby’s All Right
/X/ I’ve made no secret of my love for what Heem has been putting out since leaving Das Racist. Sharp lyrics, honed beats.
/WW/ 8:30 McCarren Park
/X/ The type of electronica you would listen to when you are feeling like a total bad-ass. This is making out in a corner of the club music.
/WW/ 9:15 Brooklyn Bowl
/X/ “Pour some wine for your date / Smile as you look into her eyes / She wants to share her zucchini / Yeah the wine’s a little dry.” Hardcore punk, really? All the better for it.
/WW/ 9:30 Aviv
/WW/ 10 Aviv
/X/ In case you missed it when we first tipped you off, Greta Kline and her band are making some of the most playful, honest, and original music out there. Tonight they play at a music store, which is convenient, because after you see them you are going to want to have their album in your hands as soon as possible.
/WW/ 10:30 Rough Trade
/X/ Crunk and club-worthy rap usually avoids serious subjects, because their audience is out having a good time, so there is no sense in bringing them down. But Dutch Capital is not afraid to support some deeper thoughts on occasion. “I know I’m gonna die but like that old poem from Maya I’m gonna rise up.”
/WW/ Midnight Black Bear Bar
That’s our list. Looking forward to seeing you all out there.