All the Bands You Missed at Northside Festival 2018 (Good Thing You Have Us)

We ran around Brooklyn for the 10 year anniversary of Northside Festival to catch (almost) all of our favorite acts. Many were some of Brooklyn's very own, while others were in town from places like Chicago and London, for the borough takeover. With overlapping sets and too many shows to fit into one night, let alone one weekend, we pulled aside a few so you could get to know them a little better. From good ol' Rock n' Roll, to R&B, to Post-Punk and some sweet ear pleasing Pop, we tried to hit all of the bases.

 

WESLEE

London & New York | Pop & Experimental R&B

 

POND: What do you miss most about each other while you’re apart?
Emma & Josh: Support and over-sharing.

POND: What band were you really into in high school?
Emma: The Kooks or The Arctic Monkeys. I was a British teen.
Josh: LCD Soundsystem.

POND: Spring or Fall?
Emma: Fall, because my birthday and I like layers.
Josh: Fall, even though my birthday is in the Spring.

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 Photograph by Rachel Cabitt

Photograph by Rachel Cabitt

 
 

THICK

Brooklyn | Punk Rock

 
 Photograph by Kelsey Wagner

Photograph by Kelsey Wagner

POND: Favorite road snack?
THICK: “Lets say what each others are”
Nikki & Kate (in agreement): Shari’s are KIND bars.
Shari: Nicole’s are gas station burritos or Lunchables.
Shari: Kate’s are those pretzel hummus packs.

POND: One thing you recommend never doing?
Nikki: Eating the gas station burritos.

POND: Band you were into in high school?
Nikki: Taking Back Sunday
Shari: Matchbook Romance
Kate: Weezer

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DEHD

Chicago | Post-Punk

 
 Photograph by Kelsey Wagner

Photograph by Kelsey Wagner

 
 

POND: Favorite road snack?
Jason: Well I don't eat it all the time, but a Star Crunch mushed with a Little Debbie Oatmeal Pie.
Eric: Ritz Bits.
Emily: Amy’s soup out of the can…cold.

POND: Fried or scrambled?
Emily: Over Medium.
Eric/Jason: Scrambled.

POND: Best bubbly water?
All: TOPO CHICO!
Jason: Can we hashtag this? #keepitintheglass #keepitglassy

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SAM EVIAN

Brooklyn | Indie Rock

 
 Photograph by Rachel Cabitt

Photograph by Rachel Cabitt

POND: Favorite drink?
Sam: Gin martini, two olives, no vermouth.

POND: What is one thing you highly recommend doing?
Sam: Go-karting.

POND: Band you were into in high school?
Sam: John Coltrane Quartet.

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TOPAZ JONES

New York | Hip-Hop & Rap

 

POND: What did you want to be when you grew up?
Topaz: Batman, after that Michael Jackson.

POND: Scrambled or fried?
Topaz: Scrambled but occasionally poached.

POND: Name a musician we don’t know who we should.
Topaz: Leven Kali.

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 Photograph by Rachel Cabitt

Photograph by Rachel Cabitt

 
 

GYMSHORTS

Rhode Island | Punk

 
 Photograph by Alexandra Peace

Photograph by Alexandra Peace

POND: What's your favorite road snack?
Sarah: Ice cream!!!!!

POND: Worst driver?
Sarah: Tj for sure. He's a speed demon!

POND: What do you miss the most about home?
Sarah: Probably being able to cook! Don't really get to do that too often on tour!!

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BAMBARA

Brooklyn-via-Georgia | Noise/ Punk

 
 Photograph by Kelsey Wagner

Photograph by Kelsey Wagner

POND: What is your favorite road snack?
All (instantly): COMBOS!

POND: Worst driver?
Blaze: Probably Reid, he once backed into five cars.
Reid: Yeah, me.
William: ….might have been three cars.

POND: What did you want to be when you grew up?
William: A video game repair man- I drew a picture of myself doing that in the first grade.
Blaze: An astronaut architect.
Reid: Mine wasn’t very interesting, I wanted to do this or be a skateboarder.

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HALF WAIF

Brooklyn | Mood Pop

 

POND: Best band you've recently discovered?
Nandi: Orion Sun.

POND: What do you miss most about home?
Nandi: Making pour over coffee every morning. 

POND: Favorite road snack?
Nandi: Snap pea crisps.

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 Photograph by Hayden Sitomer

Photograph by Hayden Sitomer

 
 

NATIVE SUN

Brooklyn | Rock

 
 Photograph by Rachel Cabitt

Photograph by Rachel Cabitt

POND: Best band you’ve recently discovered?
Danny: Iceage and Cut Worms.
Alexis: Shame.
Jake: Flat Worms.
Mo: Recently rediscovered Swans.

POND: Scrambled or fried?
Danny: Rancheros?
Alexis: Fried.
Jake: Scrambled.
Mo: I don't do eggs. Tuna Sandwich?

POND: If you had to live anywhere else besides New York where would you live?
Danny: New Amsterdam.
Alexis: I'd honestly probably rather be dead or Mexico City.
Jake: In a camper van traveling to every city I've never been before.
Mo: My hometown or Austin, TX.

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SEDONA

Brooklyn-via-Los Angeles | Pop

 

POND: Favorite color?
Sedona: Changes everyday!

POND: Who was your celeb crush in high school?
Sedona: Vince Vaughn.

POND: What do you miss most about L.A.?
Sedona: Dad's banana bread.

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 Photograph by Rachel Cabitt

Photograph by Rachel Cabitt

 
 

PEAER

Brooklyn | Alt-Rock

 
 Photograph by Hayden Sitomer

Photograph by Hayden Sitomer

POND: Band you were into in high school?
Peter: I’m still into a lot of the same music, but I'd say Saves the Day or Snowing

POND: The best band you've recently discovered?
Peter: TIGUE! Three percussionists - absolutely mind blowing.

POND: Guilty pleasures?
Peter: No such thing!!

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OUGHT

Montréal | Post-Punk

 
 Photograph by Kelsey Wagner

Photograph by Kelsey Wagner

POND: Fried or scrambled?
All: Scrambled.

POND: What is your favorite road snack?
All: Salmon Jerky.

POND: Guilty pleasures?
Tim Keen: The Bee Gees.
Tim Darcy: Weeds.
Matt: I remain silent on this one.
Ben: A surprising amount of Snow Patrol.

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LA LUZ

Los Angles-via-Seattle | Garage/ Surf Rock

 Photograph by Alexandra Peace

Photograph by Alexandra Peace

POND: What's the most underrated thing about Los Angeles?
Shana: The park system. 

POND: AM or PM?
Shana: I find it easier to think in the morning. 

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PHIL FROM ACCOUNTING

Brooklyn | Punk Rock

POND: Who has the coolest mom?
Amanda & Jamie: Eric's Mom.

POND: What did you guys eat for breakfast this morning?
Eric: Jamie & Amanda ate regular eggs, I ate pretentious eggs. Eggs are having a moment in the indie world.

POND: What is one thing you highly recommend never doing?
Amanda: Snorting Pop Rocks.

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 Photograph by Rachel Cabitt

Photograph by Rachel Cabitt

 

LIONLIMB

 Photographed by Hayden Sitomer

Photographed by Hayden Sitomer

POND: What's the most underrated thing about New York?
Stew: Sweetgreen.

POND: Who was your celeb crush in high school?
Stew: Naomi Watts.

POND: Favorite ice cream flavor? 
Stew: Vegan mint chip.

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