After the Jump Festival 2008: Sun, Fun, and Rock ‘n’ Roll

This year’s After the Jump Festival was a rip roaring success! Ok, so we might possibly have ruined a wedding occurring next door to the Williamsburg Hall of Music (oops!), and a recording session for an Australian band (double oops!), but I think nearly everyone who came to the ATJ festival this year had an awesome time.

We had four stages in various locations along North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (two inside Galapagos Art Space, one inside the Music Hall of Williamsburg, and one set up on the street right outside the WHOM) played free music to eager crowds throughout the day. Folks like actress Julia Stiles and Yeasayer’s Ira Wolf Tuton hit up the day show to support local music, and the fabulous Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) came out to support her buddies from Pattern Is Movement, who played our charity fundraiser night show.

I just want to say THANK YOU so much to everyone who came out and to the amazing bands who played their hearts out.

Watch this space for more updates on Saturday’s awesome event. For now, some photos:

Los Angeles noise rock band Health BLEW MINDS with their incredible set for the night show at MHOW. There was a ridiculous mosh pit, and then this guy decided to stage dive:

Another crowd favorite was Chambersburg, PA band The Shackeltons, who played the main stage outdoors. Lead singer Mark Redding immediately drew a crowd by asking for folks to cover him with the tree branches scattered about the front of the stage–when the pile got high enough, he burst out from underneath them. The band kept the energy up throughout the entire performance, by blazing through their guitar-heavy songs with remarkable vigor.

Published by Laura

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