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This Saturday, the 3rd annual celebration of NYC’s electronic music landscape is back! Both Public Assembly and Music Hall of Willaimsburg will be hosting Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival with a ridiculous lineup just waiting to get you moving.
Enjoy some of our favorite bands including Javelin, BRAHMS, Class Actress, Penguin Prison, Lemonade, Treasure Fingers, Kid Sister, PUNCHES, and many many MORE! Sounds like crazy fun, huh?
Well, this year will be introducing the BEMF Café for one night only– connecting the two venues into one all out party with DJs as well as menu discounts and food packages for BEMF ticket holders.
We’ve got a pair of tickets for one lucky reader… all you have to do is comment below for a chance to win!
Grab tickets and more info here: http://www.brooklynemf.com/
Since Lodge has the worst service in Brooklyn (and the best Blueberry Lemonade), we missed the first half of last night’s show at Mercury Lounge– though we heard that Sherlocks Daughter and Sun Airway were great. Luckily, we got there just in time to catch Class Actress and Brahms, who have quickly climbed to the top of our recent favorites list. First we were swooned by the electro crooning of Elizabeth Harper followed by a lightshow from Brahms. After being locked up in what Cale Parks called a “sweatbox in Greenpoint”, the Brahms boys emerged from a month long recording session to play the first NYC show since ending their most recent tour.
We’ll post a fairly mediocre video of Class Actress, shot by yours truly on a point and shoot, as soon as YouTube is done “processing” it. Real music journalism right here, folks!
More photos from the show after the jump.
Between remixing indie heavy-hitters Neon Indian and getting remixed by Laurel Halo and Steve Moore, it’s easy to forget that Brahms are a great live act as well. The cool electro-pop trio are taking on Mercury Lounge tonight. Be prepared to leave the venue dripping in sweat, synth and cool vibes — these guys have plenty to spare. Opening tonight are Class Actress, Sun Airway and Sherlocks Daughter. Plus you get to groove to Lemonade spinning their favorite tunes.
Grab all the remixes over at Brahms Sound Cloud.
From behind a plexi-glass podium, lead singer Cale Parks (who twirled his drum sticks like a smoother version of the wedding band drummer on YouTube) commanded the stage with a collected presence and captivated the audience that could not help but start dancing along. As their show continued, Brahms incorporated a light show. Although the extra stimulus was fun, Brahms’ show would have been just as strong without the added bells and whistles as their infectious energy and dance rock.
Indie pop band Savoir Adore played one their best shows Saturday night and have been adding to their repertoire with fun hooks and singalong lyrics. The crowd was especially excited to hear Savoir’s rock ballad, “TCP”– a rock opera for the Hansel and Gretel fable– and their new song, “Loveliest Creature.”
Check out pictures of Brahms and Savoir Adore along with Tony Castles and Gordon Voidwell in the gallery below!