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Luna at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn - a quick round-up

Small child not enjoying #Luna. #music #northsidefestival
Not quite everyone was enjoying the show

First up you should head over to the fab NYCTaper where you can download the show and listen to it while you read through the rest of this post.

NYCTaper: Luna: June 11, 2015 McCarren Park (Northside Fest) – Flac/MP3/Streaming

... or click this and head over there later!

The New York Times has a review of the show:

Live, the songs opened up in ways that the studio versions deliberately held back. In music with such a restricted palette, small variations loomed larger: when “Bewitched” began with Mr. Wareham playing alone, when Ms. Phillips’s bass leapt out with a switch to distortion in “Friendly Advice,” when the whole band floated into a psychedelic haze in “Pup Tent,” when crescendos swelled and suddenly dropped away.

At first, Mr. Wareham and Mr. Eden confined their lead guitar parts to terse little hooks; then they improvised more to reveal their distinct touches, jittery and insistent from Mr. Wareham and curvy and long-lined from Mr. Eden. Luna toured Spain and Portugal earlier this year and its members are listening to one another closely, clearly savoring their reunion.

New York Times: Review: A Reunited Luna Plays Brooklyn’s Northside Festival

Cool Dad Music has some nice pictures from the show

NewBeats has a short review and some nice pictures from the show.

Clearly the band was still in peak form based on the performance, especially when Wareham and Eden traded both tasty lead and rhythm parts, not to mention some humorous, friendly banter like old times

Here's the band playing Tiger Lily courtesy of michaelfgioia on YouTube

If anyone spots anything else please get in touch or leave a comment.