While this big room showcase, set up by Domino Records, was laden with upbeat, catchy, buzzy acts, the overall vibe was laid back, like in that art school sophomore, hang out-and-sway way. They dug the sounds, they just didn’t want you to know they dug the sounds.
Jonathan Rado & the Gentlemen Jets were perhaps most anticipated, since Rado has only recently gone on a solo turn off of his main band, Foxygen. His sixties-indebted psych-pop grabbed the crowd who mostly stuck around for Real Estate’s beloved indie rock.
Photos by Brandon Parenti.