YACHT at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday, June 19, 2011. It was like the best party you’ve ever been to, lots of energetic dancing in the crowd and on stage.
People literally went nuckin futs at this show. That’s the only way to describe it. Three encores. There’s not a lot to say, it was as good as a show can get. Younger bands can learn a lot about putting on an energetic live show from these guys.
After a couple of weeks of absentmindedly studying the overwhelming, anxiety inducing Northside Festival schedule, I settled on heading over to Bruar Falls to check out Seapony and The Secret History. Mostly because SPIN had recommended the latter.
However, my friend was assigned to work the show at 285 Kent Ave. and I figured the other show would get enough attention, so I stuck around. Besides, 285 Kent Ave. had a section dedicated to Babycastles arcade games, that sealed the deal.
There were some cancellations & change ups, so I will only speak of the bands I saw. I didn’t stick around all night cause I have one of those 9 to 5 jobs.
The first band was Beggars In A New Land. They looked like two young guys fresh out of high school, maybe college freshmen. Just them, some synths, a laptop and green laser lights. I don’t know anything about them, maybe they’re not new to performing. They seemed confident and started playing to a pretty empty room.