Posted in music | pictures on June 16, 2010

photos by Dominick Mastrangelo

Leaving Mornington Crescent
Leaving Mornington Crescent

"The fourth annual NYC Popfest, which ran from Thursday [May 20th] through Sunday [May 23], consisted of five showcases featuring more than 30 bands, mostly those that adhered to a few key tenets: summery, lo-fi, melodic, twee, nonconfrontational. This was indie-pop in the vein of the late 1980s through the mid-'90s, a mode that has been creeping back into fashion as part of a broader full-scale pop revivalism in indie rock.

From Best Coast to Dum Dum Girls to the Pains of Being Pure at Heart to Vivian Girls to Strange Boys and beyond, pop is ascendant once again, especially the sort with debts to clean-cut '50s rock and girl-group pop and soul." [NY Times]

It's been almost a month since NYC PopFest happened, and we actually already posted a set of pictures from the first night at Cake Shop back then. BUT, like the NY Times, Dominick, who got the flu right after the fest, was also on hand. His pictures from the first two days, now finally ready for posting, continue below...

DAY ONE @ CAKE SHOp....

Dream Diary

Dream Diary

Dream Diary

Dream Diary

Dream Diary

Dream Diary

Dream Diary

Dream Diary

Dream Diary

Dream Diary

Dream Diary

Dream Diary

Dream Diary

Dream Diary

Dream Diary

Leaving Mornington Crescent

Leaving Mornington Crescent

Leaving Mornington Crescent

Leaving Mornington Crescent

Leaving Mornington Crescent

Leaving Mornington Crescent

Horowitz

Horowitz

Horowitz

Horowitz

Horowitz

Horowitz

Horowitz

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Veronica Falls

Day 2 @ DON HILL's...

The Smittens

The Smittens

The Smittens

The Smittens

The Smittens

The Smittens

The Smittens

The Smittens

The Smittens

Allo Darlin

Allo Darlin

Allo Darlin

Allo Darlin

Allo Darlin

Allo Darlin

Allo Darlin

Allo Darlin

Allo Darlin

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Pants Yell!

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

Tender Trap

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Comments (9)

that Dream Diary girl is pretty cute

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 3:01 PM

This should have been called "Wear Your Guitars High Fest". What happened to the low slingers?!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 3:27 PM

is day 3 coming sometime?

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 4:19 PM

you guys could save money on bandwidth if you didn't load all your pics onto a page like this. just sayin..

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2010 4:37 PM

Such an awesome weekend, so many good pop bands! Pants Yell, Allo Darlin, Gold Bears, The Secret History and Dream Diary were my favorites.

Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2010 11:46 AM

Getting very tired of cutesy smiling girls in little rompers playing ukelele, and all other similar precious ilk. The idea of them sitting there being fawned over by their grandmothers at Thanksgiving dinner is nauseating. Precious, sober earnestness has no place in rock. Your father should hate that you're a girl in a rock band. Toughen up, college-age sissies of 2010.

Posted by LKJ | June 22, 2010 5:10 PM

Anyone in a band wearing shorts, and anyone wearing shorts at a concert, must be expelled from rock.

Posted by LKJ | June 22, 2010 5:12 PM

LKJ -- excellent comment!

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2010 5:20 PM

The blonde girl reminds me of a younger version of Sia. Who knows, maybe someday she will achieve similar performances..although the song Chandelier is very hard to match, in my opinion.

Posted by Charlotte | November 28, 2014 10:20 AM

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