One of the more picturesque, albeit largely unrealized potential wise stops in New York City falls in the historic, delightfully Boston-esque streets of the South Street Seaport. Scaffolding, cranes, and other marks of turnover indicate somewhat imminent progression, but the annual Village Voice sponsored 4Knots Festival made the absolute most of the still open areas with two concurrently running stages and a network of cultural boutiques for the low low price of free ninety nine. The crowd was largely split into thirds with rowdy Mac DeMarco storm brewers funneling upstream against Husker Du shirt wearing Dinosaur Jr cool dads, all of whom giving pause to the curiosity killed the cat, stroller pushing subset.
A hot, but not unbearable Sun shined over the proceedings making for a perfect New York summer’s day that even the richest among us couldn’t buy. I personally spent a large portion of my time, following a lovely interview with rising Brooklyn trio Dead Stars, on a large boat perched above the gathered throngs and was lucky enough to shoot some prime videos. Rather than me tell you about the day that was 4Knots 2014, why don’t I just show you? Check out videos of 4Knots highlights Those Darlins ripping through “Screws Get Loose”, the delightful dancing of Mac DeMarco, and Dinosaur Jr holding court with “Feel The Pain” below.
Additional shout out as always to the lovely, talented, and professional as f*** ladies at Big Picture Media who ran a fun, tight ship away from the actual boat. Congrats on another great day of live music!