Live: Braving The Humidity To See Titus Andronicus, High Places, Ducktails, And More At The Northside Festival
Whew, what a whirlwind of a weekend! The L Magazine hosted the 2nd-annual Northside Festival, a major throwdown of bands, art, film, and more bands, all packed into multiple venues across Williamsburg and Greenpoint from Thursday through Sunday. Starting with Thursday night's kick-off party with Wavves, we partook of a lot of it--here's a taste of the (notably hot and sweaty) scene, direct from the front lines. While Vice's Creators Project blowout was a decidedly Manhattan affair complete with (slightly) cooler temperatures and fancy cocktails, much of the Northside Fest was DIY Brooklyn through and through. Yeah, we're talking humid warehouses and Miller High Life in a can.
Titus Andronicus and Ducktails, respectively. Pics by Georgia, way more below. Saturday, Titus Andronicus headlined the first outdoor daytime show on the waterfront in Greenpoint. What a view! Have you heard about the Milk Man? This white-clad chap was spotted at Wavves on Thursday, Fluffy Lumbers on Friday, and Titus Saturday! Where else? Loving the jams. Short jean shorts were in abundance. See? Something about New Jersey rock makes youthful men mosh. Titus reminded the audience to "not be animals and throw your trash all over the place." WORD. Former guitarist Andrew Cedermark made a guest appearance. She had more spark than you can imagine. She also played an electric violin. Singing along. (A lot of people knew all the lyrics.) Male Bonding, the Empire State Building, videographer Ray Concepcion. Fluffy Lumbers Friday night at Matchless. Also at Matchless, Coasting's Madison Farmer supplies the riffs. Andy from Golden Girls offers a crude gesture at Glasslands. Mary from High Places, on the waterfront. After the relaxing rain that fell during High Places' set. Shea Stadium, where trouble brewed Thursday night, on Saturday was host to another sweaty mess of a show. WOOM. Tambourine, guitar, effects, vocals, suggestive moves. A giant industrial fan did little more than blow hair around. Dana Jewell from Olympia, Washington, served up songs of lost love. Fans. Devotion is when you chose bands and humidity over an airy breeze. Andrew Cedermark is inclined to plug his ears during Big Trouble's set. (They play loud.) Patrick Stickles looks on. EXTRA CHEESE. Ducktails' Matt Mondanile. Note the shorts.