Northside Festival: Kanine Records/Terrorbird Media Present
NORTHSIDE FEST: Kanine/Terrorbird Showcase ft. Class Actress
Bleeding Rainbow, Beach Day, Airwaves, Zambri
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 7:00PM / Show 7:30PM
This event is all ages
“Brooklyn’s very own Madonna.” – New York Press
“Unabashedly slick electro-pop beats juxtaposed with coy, romantically depressed vocals courtesy of star-in-the-making Elizabeth Harper.” –New York Magazine (Cover Story) Brooklyn’s Sonic Boom – The 40 Songs That Define the Sound
“[Harper's] passion proves to be the same kind of compelling counterweight to frosty sonics that helped make the music of her influences so memorable.” – Pitchfork (“Rising Artist”)
“sweetly spectral vocals over lush ’80s synths and beats.” – NYLON
“New York is no stranger to disco-influenced electro-pop, but there’s always room for another addition to the party….cool and collected vocal hooks from [Elizabeth] Harper’s sultry croon floating atop a straightforward dance beat rife with shimmering synths and bouncing basslines.” – XLR8R
“Any band that cites Madonna’s first album as a major influence is gonna get a listen from me…their super 80s vibe made the scene feel like the climax of a John Hughes movie, aka awesome. At the end of their short set, I had hearts in my eyes.”- BUST
Eternal Summers will detonate your chill vibe. While you’ve no doubt spent the hot months absorbing ultraviolets and soaking up beachy sounds, Nicole Yun and Daniel Cundiff have been cutting loose in the back woods, creating their fuzziest, jangliest statement yet: Silver, which dropped this Fall on Kanine.
The inland duo’s music comes out of the forests of Roanoke, VA, where the mountain vistas are inspiring but the scene is mostly cover bands. Both members are a part of the Magic Twig Community, a collective of nine like-minded musicians that cherish boundless creativity and weirdo indie pop.
"When we first saw Philadelphia's Reading Rainbow at a house party in Texas earlier this year, their ultra-primitive live show was a bolt from the blue. Nothing short of beautiful bashing beats, mesmerizing melodies, and an overall crushing display of songwriting simplicity done right, when it seems so easy to do wrong. Just a two-piece boy and girl couple, utilizing a captivating and metronomic drum beat underneath a scaly and spidery, yet irresistible guitar crunch, it was impossible to resist then, and we still haven't been able to shake off the shivers they induced to this day. One of a handful of new bands with an instantly unique and penetrating sound all their own, Reading Rainbow drive a deep groove down the center of each well-beaten track on the Prism Eyes LP, creating the addicting and awe-inspiring hum of fuzz-laden pop noise that will have your heart palpitating in seconds.
The incredibly bright and sparkling hooks interlaced on each track of Prism Eyes, jaunt ecstatically between erotic and neurotic, with the wall of soaring vocals and stunning guitar/keyboard interplay knocking out hit after glorious hit. Scraping up equal parts scuzz-chug guitar and sugar beats never felt so good as it does here, further locking in Reading Rainbow's solid reputation as the pop masters that they've truly become. It's just track after track of chill-inducing, feverishly-angelic, heavenly dark pop hits that you couldn't remove from your head without some serious brain surgery, obviously letting you know that it's time to crack open that candy-coated skull of yours, and dump this record right in." --VictimofTime.com
New York City duo, Zambri (aka Jessica and Cristi Jo), create a magnetic sound which many have coined, “apocalyptic pop”. The Fader says “They’ve reached this Kate Bush level of top-of-the-mountain, sing-into-the-sun gothic atmosphere…”, and The Guardian sums it up with, “They invoke a sense of doom as well as its mirror image, mood… The raw material is ravishing…sublimely weird rock n’ roll.”
Since that first show, Lemonade became a fixture in San Francisco’s underground, playing everything from basement shows to warehouses, dance clubs to DIY venues, art galleries and rooftops. Their eruptive and exhilarating live experience can be at times unnerving and chaotic, as well as transporting and blissful, but still manages to unify diverse crowds in rapturous euphoria.
In October of 2008, their self-titled debut album/ep, recorded by Chris Coady (TV on the Radio, Blonde Redhead, etc.) was released on True Panther Sounds. Days later they moved to Brooklyn.
Mary Anne Hobbs of BBC1 referred to them as “pure, agile, hedonistic pop music,” and Pitchfork rated their debut at an 8.3. Over the course of their career they have toured with such acts as Tussle, El Guincho, and Glasser, as well as provided local support to Modeselektor, Crystal Castles, Buraka Som Sistema, Andrew W.K., Gang Gang Dance, and many more.