I’ll admit, by Day 4 I was hurting a little, so I took it relatively easy with a night filled with some low-key shows.
First stop was to catch The Babies, featuring Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone, at the FADER Fort on the Lower East Side which was sponsored by… er… hmm… I can’t seem to remember…
Next stop was Pianos to see another Vivian Girl with VG bassist Katy Goodman’s side project, La Sera, but with this group Katy gets the spotlight as front woman. Strongly influenced by ’60 girl pop, with lovely melodies and a cheery vibe, the three piece was truly charming.
Just as I was going to give the night a wrap, I got a last-minute shout from a friend to head to see Neon Indian down the street at the Back Room for the MNT Dew Green Label Sounds party. Packed and sweaty when I arrived, the set was super fun, with Alan Palomo’s super-dramatic onstage gesticulations adding an extra element of enjoyability to the evening. (Seriously, I have never seen anyone wave and wiggle their hands around a theremin with such intensity.)
More shots from the night:
Additional pics of The Babies
Braids @ Pianos