Northside Festival - StereoactiveNYC Presents:
Quiet Loudly, Dinosaur Feathers, Miniboone, Ball of Flame Shoot Fire, Pow Wow!
186 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 7:30PM / Show 8:00PM
This event is 21 and over
"Quiet Loudly will melt faces and hearts with their passionate "soul-gaze". Come indulge as the trio's dreamy-yet-angular guitar lines snake their way through a warm bed of propulsive drums and bass, carrying the oh-so soothing vocals needed in these hard times." -Bill Dvorak, THE DELI MAGAZINE.
"There once was a suitcase, and inside that suitcase was a treasure trove of sounds. Mutually drawn to these sounds, as moths to light, the members of Dinosaur Feathers decided to harness the power of the suitcase, and use it for good. The music that followed was at once familiar and bizarre, like the streets where they grew up, but in a parallel universe. Melding old-time harmonies, rhythms salvaged from the billowy depths of Davey Jones' locker, and a thirst for adventure, Dinosaur Feathers do not make music that asks why; but rather, why not?"
Their freshman album is named 'Fantasy Memorial,' and the two music video debuts are of the tracks 'History Lessons' and 'Teenage Whore.'
Over the course of a year and a half, MiniBoone has made Brooklyn their own personal protectorate, decimating human audiences while twisting melodies and swinging instruments wildly above their heads. With three rotating front-men and a rhythm section made of angry rotating swords, they channel the mechanical abandon of Devo while evoking the lyrical resonance and emotional power of Springsteen.
The distinctive brand of American-strange rock and roll formed from this mixture may be at odds with the prevailing lo-fi strains emanating from New York City these days, but it has won them converts of everyone from the Village Voice to NPR. Since January 2010's Big Changes EP (Drug Front Records), The L Magazine bestowed upon them the prestigious title of one of the "8 NYC Bands You Need to Hear" in April, and the video for their can-you-be-in-a-hardcore-band-and-still-like-Kylie-Minogue standout "Cool Kids Cut Out of the Heart Itself" was featured on the first episode of the Flavorpill Fix. Live, MiniBoone is a genuine thrill, and has displayed its explosion of sentient energy at Northside Festival, Brooklyn Bowl, Mercury Lounge, and the Rocks Off Concert Cruise Ship amongst many others.
Now MiniBoone is adding more fuel to the fire with a new 7" released in March 2011. "The Other Summer" is an exhaustingly frenetic Andrew W.K. "hiding on the backstreets" opus, clocking in at nearly six minutes. On the other side, "Fight Song" is an immaculate specimen of fractured pop glory. Look for a new EP this summer and their first LP in the fall.
As the world's youth continue to define their existence against the ideas of love and confusion, MiniBoone hope to provide a suitable soundtrack.
Ball of Flame Shoot Fire
Ball of Flame Shoot Fire, or BOFSF, is Pat, Jess, Peter, Winston and Tim. Originally from Pittsburgh, the band is now living in Brooklyn after spending a blissful year living together among the suburban delights of Huntington, Long Island.
They have a blog and a Bandcamp page where you can download lots of their music for free.
..Think of a living jukebox. of songs you haven't yet heard but have been longing to hear. think of them as love. for pop music long gone and pop music yet to be created. think blue suede shoes and outerspace.
in comes pow wow! the brainchild of the nazareno brothers. Originally from the suburbs of jersey and currently based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, they have been writing and playing music relentlessly for the past 11 years. However, it was only 3 years ago that the two decided to consolidate their aspirations and form a group together: pow wow!
They are new. fresh. and sexy. Their tunes are infectious and subversively charming, whispering romance and promiscuity; love and apathy... often in the same breath. All the while never forgetting to poke fun at the lemons life hands us. the awkward moments. the compromising situations. conversational songs for the electronic generation.
From neon colored disco beats to country tinged twang, the group prides itself in being a chameleon of sorts, drawing from the past 60 years of international pop music, and following a lineage of "march to their own beat type of bands" such as the kinks, sparks, the pastels and the smiths.
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