Malky at The Lyft Stage
The German group Malky (which means “little boy” in Bulgarian) played a soulful set Sunday afternoon on the Lyft Stage. Viewers lounged on the temporary grass that covered Bedford Avenue to watch lead singer, Daniel Stoyanov serenade the crowd. Stoyanov has a wide vocal range, which compliments Michael Vajna’s work as composer and keyboardist. Their music is a mix of acoustic, R&B, funk and electronic expression.
Hinds at McCarren Park
The Hinds girls are nuts. And in the best way possible. The band started when Carlotta Cosials and Ana Perrote met in 2011. Ade Martin (bass) and Amber Grimbergen (drums) joined the duo in 2014 to form the current group. If you have the opportunity to see the madrileñas live and stick around after the show, you will not be disappointed. On stage the group was unhinged- jumping and dancing across the stage- as they introduced newcomers to their music. They played their garage-pop music and bowed when the audience applauded. Before and after the show the foursome danced and posed for photographers, gave candid interviews and taught one photographer how to dab. They also admitted that one of the main reasons they performed at Northside Festival was so they could see Brian Wilson play. Hinds released their debut album Leave Me Alone in January and will be on the festival circuit through September.
Brian Wilson at McCarren Park
For many, Sunday night at Northside Festival was nostalgic. Many grow up listening to the Beach Boys and have stories about road trips spent blasting the classic surf rock. The singer, songwriter and co-founder of the Beach Boys closed Northside at McCarren Park. Brooklynites had to watch from surrounding roofs and balconies because the park was so crowded. Wilson, backed by his band (and original Beach Boy Al Jardine) opened with “California Girls” and “Surfer Girl” and played the entire Pet Sounds album, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Everyone in the crowd was singing along to that California sound.
Article: Alx Bear