Last Friday night was awash with good vibes at The Brooklyn Night Bazaar, where every visit promises dozens of new vendors and attractions. The two bands on my itinerary were Massachusetts-bred Krill and Speedy Ortiz, both sharing similar bent-out-of-shape alternative sounds and attitudes. Krill's set would've been great had the sound engineer managed to match their vocals with the guitar and bass correctly. This has been a trend that's been increasingly frustrating at shows in New York. The trio's performance was otherwise a solid set, unleashing their new concept EP Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts into Tears
, in its entirety.
Much to my frustration's relief, Speedy Ortiz's set was well-mixed, and they of course sounded divine. Sadie Dupuis is an ideal frontwoman; she embodies the soul and personality of the group's music that the Brooklyn crowd adored. Despite being from Massachusetts, the band shares similar sound to many of the up-and-coming rock groups coming out of Brooklyn. Their fuzzed out jams are endlessly satisfying, especially in the raw, live setting.