1. “Beautiful People” by The Books, The Way Out
2. “O Family” by Callers, Fortune
3. “Wide Awake” by Beach Fossils, Beach Fossils
4. “Blessa” by Toro Y Moi, Causers of This
5. “Crushing Limbs” by Anni Rossi
6. “I Was Denied” by Thee Oh Sees, Warm Slime
7. “Love More” by Sharon Van Etten
8. “Adequate Sheen” by Tony Castles
9. “Fishage” by Beaters, Fishage 7″
10. “Distant Whistling” By Elephant Micah, Echoer’s Intent
Thanks so much to everyone who came out, especially the fabulous bands who played, and to Trophy Bar for hosting the whole madness. I know everyone I invited to play were some of my favorites, so of course I was thrilled more than anybody else to see them all at one place, but I was extra excited because they all played incredibly strong sets. A ton of pictures are posted here with helpful captions, and we filmed pretty much the whole thing, so video will come soon too! All pics were taken by me (Sarahana), except where noted.
1. “Karate” by Afuche
2. “Hatari” by tUnE-yArDs
3. “As April Is to May” by Luke Winslow-King
4. “Song that Grows Like a Vine (Live)” by Gracious Calamity
5. “Sosey & Dosey” by Drink Up Buttercup
6. “Mechanical Life” by Glass Ghost
7. “For You” by Sharon Van Etten
8. “Ain’t No Grave” by Adam Arcuragi
9. “Woolgathering” by Vandaveer
10. a song by our special guests
We’d love for you to come and be part of this fantastic madness. It’s for FREE, and it’s during the day on a Saturday, and we’ll be selling top notch homemade food in the backyard. A lot of the performances will be unamplified, which is always twice as fun. It’s too bad that I’m organizing this show because ideally I would’ve liked to just sit and watch this whole thing myself. Get a taste of who’s playing:
Hooves on the Turf’s Northside Festival showcase
at Trophy Bar, 351 Broadway Brooklyn, NY 11211
Before Sharon Van Etten left for her European tour, I filmed her singing a couple of songs in her apartment in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Despite having seen her play several times before, I was amazed by how good she sounded. This video features “Keep”, a gorgeous tune off her newest, Because I was in Love, and I filmed it as an exclusive for The Tripwire, so you can head over there to see it. Album comes out May 26th.
We’re gonna be making a proper announcement on our Northside Festival line-up next week, but until then, here’s a brand new video from Sharon Van Etten, who’s one of the eight or so artists confirmed to play our FREE day showcase at Trophy Bar on June 13th (Saturday).
In the spirit of our Secret Garden videos, the sets will be minimally amplified, and we’re so thrilled to have Sharon, who was our very first Secret Garden subject, who happened to unintentionally give the series its “Secret Garden” name in the first place, and whose upcoming album Because I Was in Love has been blowing my mind.
Have you witnessed the furor over L Magazine’s “8 NYC Bands You Need to Hear” list on Brooklyn Vegan? Spare yourself, I guess! With much love to all the bands who made it, especially The Beets, here’s my own the list. My exciting eight have been picked with much less consideration for obscurity, but all these bands are still in a position where they could gladly use more hype/love/praises.
Day 6 was March 22, 2009. When we were about to eat breakfast, we ran into Brooklyn’s own Sharon Van Etten in the eastern part of town. She was playing a show only four blocks away, so we decided to go.
Admittedly, I’m not familiar with every single band involved in this year’s SXSW festivities, officially or unofficially, though I did listen to well over two hundred bands I don’t care to listen to ever again. Unlike them, the list compiled here includes twenty performers I think are most worth seeing, and for free, no less; as far as I know, all of them are either playing unofficial shows, or plan to play whatever last-minute gatherings that come their way.
The last time I saw Sharon Van Etten was when we filmed our very first Secret Garden show in July. Since then she’s been been touring and playing an endless number of local shows. When I saw her at Pianos this past Sunday, she had recently returned from Portland after the making of a music video for “For You”, and she said that she was planning to perhaps take it a little slow. I bet not that much slower, though, since there is a new album possibly coming out in May. Unlike the “home recordings” I’ve heard of her and the way she plays live solo, I hear this one is going to have a more produced instrumentation.
Onward for the movie feature presentation premiere exclusive blockbuster!
hooves on the turf is a mostly-music blog based out of brooklyn. i can be reached at hoovesontheturf [at] gmail [dot] com - please send me your lovely music as an attached mp3 or an mp3 link. if i like what you send, i'll be sure to ask for more.
Aqua: Love TEEN. Man they can sing. Cool. Different.
Suraj Joshee: Sarahana, Loved the video. You captured the simple raw essence of the music and band really really...