Live Concert Photography: Northside Festival 2017: Amber Arcades and No Joy at The Knitting Factory 6/8/17
So if you’ve been frequenting this site over the past year or so, you may recall that with her 2016 debut effort Fading Light, Utrecht, The Netherlands-based singer/songwriter Annelotte de Graff and her solo recording project Amber Arcades quickly received international attention for material that thematically focused on time and the relativistic experience of it, magic, jet lag and her own dreams, which have influenced much of her personal and creative life; in fact, De Graaf had a long-held dream of working for the UN and eventually worked as a legal aide on UN war crime tribunals and on human rights and immigration law, assisting Syrian refugees. Building upon a rapidly growing profile De Graaf and her backing band went on a Fall 2016 Stateside tour with Nada Surf, while releasing several singles off Fading Light‘s much-anticipated and recently follow-up of jangling and anthemic guitar pop, Cannonball EP including “It Changes” and her cover of Nick Drake’s “Which Will.”
No Joy is a rather mysterious Montreal, QC-based act, with a difficult to pigeonhole and imitable sound that draws from ambient electronica, opera, prog rock, electro pop and art rock. They opened the night with a set of music that was gorgeous, surreal and difficult to describe.
For more photos, check out the Flickr set here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm2fBfZU