Take a trip down memory lane as we check out past performances from the bands returning to this year’s Northside Fest roster.
The War On Drugs have come a long way since Wagonwheel Blues, their debut album that was the first and last to include Kurt Vile. While the latter has gone on to achieve solo success, Adam Granduciel and his Drugs have found similar fortune, releasing their third album to critical and audience acclaim. With Granduciel channeling the era of Dylan our generation was denied, it’s music that makes you crave a car and a smoke and a long drive.
In addition to a Northside Fest slot in 2011, The War On Drugs stopped by our old office for a performance on L Mag TV. Granduciel is joined by Dave Hartley, Robbie Bennett and drummer Steven Urgo as they lay down two tracks in the inner workings of Northside Media (desk clutter, whiskey, wooden goose and all). It’s an intimate look at a band blowing up fast and evidence that the good dude demeanor on stage is no act. Pull up a chair, take a break from that spread sheet and check out “Best Night” and “Brothers” from Slave Ambient.
The War On Drugs play 50 Kent on Friday, June 13 at 7pm. Purchase tickets here.