As the young, beanie-wearing Brooklyn crowd slowly started to fill up the spacious room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, I began to realize Mac DeMarco's show at Brooklyn Night Bazaar would be the night's underage hot hang. Despite his band's absence, fans of the Canadian full-time songwriter/part time jester were buzzing when Mac bared with his toothless grin at the crowd. Band or no band, this man can put on a rock show like your Grandma can sew doilies.
DeMarco's set consisted of requests taken from the audience, a bunch of new tracks (some that he played karaoke style with a backing track), and a guest appearance by opening act Delicate Steve who came out to join him in performing a Jonathan Richman cover. Most surprisingly were the two songs he played from his old band (with label mate Alex Calder), Make Out Videotape. He also took advantage of the large Brooklyn fan-base in getting the whole audience to sing the solo for "Ode to Viceroy", which probably would have happened either way. The mood at the Brooklyn Bazaar was definitely one of the positive nature, with plenty of high fives and make out sessions surrounding the stage.
When I managed to get a word with Mac outside I asked him to describe his next album to which he replied: "Same as 2." That is definitely an answer I'm okay with. Listen to one of the new songs from the show below as well as a live Baeble concert video from his performance at Hype Hotel below.