Tonight we launch into the busy portion of Herd Fest with day two of the festival. Tonight programming spans across five venues. Earliest show starts at 8pm at Mohawk Place with gravelly indie rockers via Syracuse, Bridge Under Fire, dreampop synth artist Daniel Robinson, sunny Bryan Johnson and Family, indie-pop act Comfy, industrial goth duo and the heavily anticipated psych set by Ex-Pat. $5 cover.
At about 9:30pm, Milkie’s launches into their set programming, with emo revivalists from Rochester (and formerly of Michigan), Charmer. After that are straight rock band The Soft Love, psych-rock act Deadwolf, stripped down indie original Moody Cosmos, and rounding out the night is comedy act Wood Bois. If you are a fan of Flight of the Conchords or The Cure, then you should mark this set down. $5 cover. If you get there before 9:30pm, you might be able to catch WWE Hall of Famer the Honky Tonk Man with his set. I am not kidding.
10pm is when everything else comes in full swing. At Mr. Goodbar, Rochester indie-folk act Jon Lewis will be hitting the downstairs stage with support from indie-rockers Coral Collapse with a big headlining set coming from Sixties Future. $3 cover.
Nietzsche’s launches straight into a backroom set from indie-pop acts Parade Chic and Brooklyn’s Gillian, followed by the first and last show from newcomers with old faces, tell. and a closing set from grunge-rockers, The Naturalists. In the front room on your way for some fresh air, check out sets from folk-acts Alex Berkley and Andrew Biggie. $5 cover.
Last and certainly not least, DBGB’s has a giant show headlined by local The Tins, who have mastered the art of being a musical chameleon, ranging from harmonious psych-pop to electro-pop. Also supporting are Killers-esque act Wild Things and baroque-y
Head on out to any or all of these shows tonight. Support your scene and discover new bands. I sure will be.