After a successful night one of Herd Fest where we saw Sammus take the crowd in the palm of her hand and Award Show burst our eardrums, we are psyched to continue on to night two.
Mohawk Place starts early at 6pm with loop artist Griffin! and indie folk singer Kerry Fey playing Happy Hour. If you are there before 8pm, there is no cover and $2 PBRs and $2 off all drafts. Doors start at 7:30pm with a $7 cover. Slotted to open the night is atmospheric producer qwelis, followed by raw indie rock act Jack, and Rochester slackrockers Big Fred. At 10pm, soaring synth rock act Humble Braggers hits the main stage followed by up-and-coming indie rockers Nylon Otters, cavernous experimental rock act Bold Folly and hip hop wordsmith Dean Chatham capping of the night.
Milkie’s is set to host a night of local hip hop with sets from local emcee K.Rob, punkrap collective Rap & Destroy, scene mainstay Mad Dukez , buzzing local Short Moscato and the night ended by rap collective MileHighMuzik. Doors at 8pm with a $5 cover.
Over in the heart of Allentown, we have two different indie rock showcases. At Nietzsche’s starting off the night is sprawling indie act SHEDS, followed by Rochester introspective slacker act Total Yuppies, fuzzy emo-ers Cooler, and bluesy sauna act Feverbox. In the front room is emotive folk act Ian McCuen. Late night in the back room is Dance Yrself Clean, a hipster DJ collective that pump out your favorite songs from yesteryear. Doors are at 9pm and fun goes basically all night so chug a Monster.
Across the street at DBGB’s is another raw line-up that will make you feel torn on where to spend your Friday evening. Doors open at 9pm and kicks off with glam rock extraordinaire Matthew Danger Lippman, followed by grunge revivalist SMUG (FKA The Naturalists) and headlined by raucous rock act M.A.G.S.
A small amount of wristbands are still available at the door at Mohawk Place, but sale will end tonight at roughly 9pm.