Come to Brooklyn, See a Band: Our Northside Festival Favorites 2017
At Northside Festival 2017 Brooklyn played host to big names and touring up and comers. While McCarren Park was center stage to the festival, we stuck to our go-to spots to see local favorites and touring bands. From newly formed Purr to indie veterans The Drums, Northside has grown to feature a vast array of acts. Here are a few of our favorites.
Photographed by Kelsey Wagner
Northside can get overwhelming with so many great shows all packed into the same few days; Friday night, especially. IAN SWEET played at Warsaw with Lexie (members of Frankie Cosmos & Warehouse) and Girlpool, who they are currently on tour with.
Philadelphia’s Joy Again is currently on tour with Indiana's Hoops. They played a sold out show at Baby’s All Right for Northside. Here is Joy Again with Drew from Hoops, clearly a match made in heaven.
Former Acid Dad guitarist, Danny Gomez played his first official show with his new project Native Sun at Our Wicked Lady for Northside. Still waiting on an official release, a single and an EP will be expected by the end of the summer.
For fans of Jack + Eliza, the duo has a new project with three new friends, creating a fuller sound and loads of jumpy new beats. While they've yet to officially release any tunes, their first gig was opening up for Foxygen at Terminal 5, so they're obviously doing something right... For Northside they opened the dreamy lineup with Indiana’s Hoops & Philly's Joy Again at Baby's All Right.
Stuyedeyed may have had the busiest Northside of them all. Opening up for Meatbodies and Surfbort on Thursday at Alphaville, and then for the Buzzcocks and The So So Glos on Friday at Webster Hall, the Brooklyn band brought their signature energy to both.
Montreal based duo She-Devils headlined Union Pool Thursday with Dougie Poole and Ginla. Influenced by the likes of Madonna and Bowie, the outfit also brings 60s pop-art to their music videos and visuals.