It’s the last day of Northside! One last chance to soak in the sun and chill out to good music with your friends. Make the most of it — after the jump, our guide to the best bands to see on day four of Northside Festival. (FYI, there’s a lot.)
We’ve been waiting all weekend to catch the very danceable electro-pop of CHVRCHES live. Lead singer Lauren Mayberry may be petite, but her voice packs a punch — resulting in one of our favorite albums of the year, soon to be (we suspect) one of our favorite live shows. You’ll find us in the front row, for sure. At McCarren Park, 4:15pm – 6:30pm.
We liked Friedberger when she was one half of the imaginatively-instrumental alt-pop group The Fiery Furnaces, but after she started releasing solo records (two flawlessly witty solo efforts so far), we upgraded her status to full blown love. Last year’s Personal Record was a staple on our living room record player, so now we can’t wait to sing along IRL. At Brooklyn Bowl, 8:00pm – 9:00pm.
There was a time when it was hard to go a week without hearing about a live Dinowalrus show, but this reverb-happy Brooklyn staple has been a little less visible of late. We miss them. Joined by label mates Penicillin Baby and Johnny Aries of I-wanna-go-surfin’ fame. At Muchmore’s, 1:00 – 6:00pm.
“Brit-pop sensation takes America by storm” is a familiar headline, but Dan Croll has been blazing a musical path all his own since his debut single, “From Nowhere,” exploded onto our collective conscious. (It spent three days atop Hype Machine’s popular charts.) Croll writes catchy, shimmery rock music that both hooks and surprises — is that a tambourine? Why, yes it is. At Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9:00pm – 10:30pm.
The Deli Magazine showcase
The Deli Magazine has been championing early-stage indie rock for years now, convincing the indie intelligentsia to vote endlessly on labels like “Best New Band” and “Year End Best” and “Best Hair” (Ok, that last one was a joke)… Point being, they’re regularly in touch with some of the slickest and most exciting up-and-comers, and their showcase this year is packed with just such types. From the chaotic sludge of Big Ups to the shoegaze-y grooves of BOYTOY all the way to the fiercely youthful punk of Weird Womb, this showcase is a truly underground, bound-to-be truly rockin’ show. At The Silent Barn, from 7:00pm – 11:40pm.