This past weekend (July 26- 27), Out In The Streets Festival returned to the historic Onderdonk House on Flushing Avenue in Ridgewood. Like last year, Out In The Streets 2014 totally ruled, bringing killer local bands and some grassy, sunshine-y fun to the neighborhood over the course of two days. Take us back, please!
Not even the heat could quell our spirits on Saturday, when bands like Monogold and Ski Lodge kept us cool during the day with their supremely chill vibes. The bouncing What Cheer? Brigade totally slayed, as the crowd went crazy for the Providence, RI collective’s high-school-marching-band-meets-street-performance style.
As day turned to night, we were a few Narragansetts deep, which meant it was time to let loose a little. Seemingly, Hunters agreed, as they unleashed a super-tight set of old and new favorites. The stirring post-punk of “She’s So,” a single off the band’s 2013 self-titled debut, was a true highlight.
As usual, headliners A Place To Bury Strangers filled the space with noise and fog, populating the packed tent with their signature, amp-wielding antics. Once again, they proved why they’re some of the best in Brooklyn, manufacturing screeching shoegaze and light effects that ended the night with a bang.
On Sunday, the air felt stagnant, but the good times kept on rolling. Psychic Twin, Neighbors, and Body Language were among those who played, the latter of which closed the weekend on a true high. All the while, local vendors featuring handmade and vintage goods satisfied our shopping itch, while foods like Venezuelan hot dogs and freshly-made pizza tempted our tastebuds. A better way to spend a weekend in the ‘hood? Not possible.
Check out photo highlights from Out In The Streets below and relive all the glory!