FLOODfest Brooklyn 2015, Wednesday
Day one of FLOODfest Brooklyn at Brooklyn Bowl with Failure, Blonde Redhead, and Whitney.
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.