FLOODfest Brooklyn 2015, Wednesday

Day one of FLOODfest Brooklyn at Brooklyn Bowl with Failure, Blonde Redhead, and Whitney.

FLOODfest Brooklyn has begun! To kick off CMJ 2015, we rounded up some great bands and took over Brooklyn Bowl for two nights of unforgettable performances.

Amidst the bustling bowlers, Whitney—a newly formed six-piece that features former members of Smith Westerns and Unknown Mortal Orchestra—started our first night of shows with an infectious dance-rock set complete with trumpet horns, Fetty Wap jokes, and a beautiful cover of The Everly Brothers’ “So Sad.” Next up, experimental noise trio Blonde Redhead hit the stage and instantly lead the packed house into an hour-long, whimsical, string-laden trance featuring tracks off of their latest LP, Barragán, as well as some old favorites for the diehard fans. Once ’90s alt-rock headliners Failure were in full swing—complete with stunning background visuals that complimented their ninety-minute set well—they controlled the room handily, giving an audience full of old and new fans an excellent soundtrack for a Wednesday evening.

Special thanks to DTS, Ernie Ball Music Man, The Brooklyn Bowl and CMJ. Check out photos from the first night of FLOODfest below, courtesy of Marc Lemoine.

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