by Tim McMahan, Lazy-i.com
Look for a comprehensive review of Saturday’s MAHA Music Festival tomorrow. It’ll also be featured in this week’s column. For now, here are some images from the show, held at Stinson Park, Aksarben Village.
More to come.
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Tonight at Slowdown Jr., it’s Grandfather with Lightning Bug and Family Picnic. Though unsigned, Brooklyn’s Grandfather has been getting a lot of press lately, including listed in SPIN’s “10 Must Hear Artists at Brooklyn’s Northside Festival, 2011,” as well as being name checked by the legendary Steve Albini in a GQ article. Says Albini: “There was a band that came into the studio a while back called Grandfather. They were an art-rock band that organized the funding of their record through Kickstarter. They were really well rehearsed and came into the studio and knocked the record out in a couple of days… That’s the kind of nimble, efficient behavior that was previously impossible when there was a corporate structure involved. It gives me confidence other bands will figure it out.” $6, 9 p.m.
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