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Meeting the Bands: Blue Crime Performs at Northside

On June 10, Blue Crime will perform their so called ‘moon pop’ music at Palisades, as a part of Northside festival. Meet the band in this second episodes of #meetingthebands, created by Dutch Culture USA.

This experimental four-piece monster was born in an Amsterdam bunker and is ready to take the world by storm. Playing mysterious moon pop, its show is a trip from the disarming to the wrenching. Prepare to be swept off your feet by dreamy yet sinister songs – or by a mosh pit. You can join the mosh pit! Or just stand in the crowd enjoying their talents, on June 10 at Palisades. 


  • June 10, 8:00 PM – Palisades – Brooklyn, NY.

For more information, click here. This is a free showcase.

About Blue Crime

An experimental four-piece born in an Amsterdam bunker, their music is at once disarming and devastating. Did the wolf devour the moon? The story unfolds on their freshly released EP ‘Tyr’, out early summer of 2015 on the Meduse MagiQ label. Closing their EU tour with a show accompanying Chelsea Wolfe, BLUE CRIME traded the sun for the moon and headed back underground to craft their first full length record, because all dreams start in the dark.

Blue Crime is a haunting discharge of dark, retrogressive psych packaged in self-proclaimed ‘moonpop’. Saturated in visuals projected on their bodies, they create an experimental universe inviting the audience to join them on a voyage. Their release-tour has started in the spring of 2016 in Europe and the UK, and now continues in a Canadian/ United States tour that kicked off in Toronto.

‘Blue Crime are a white hot Amsterdam four-piece that mix shoegaze guitars with lovely harmonies, luring in listeners with siren songs that shake gently with intensity.’ – Red Light Radio

‘Blue Crime took to De Nieuwe Anita in support of Italians Be Forest, outshining the latter – in dress and sound – for what was perhaps one of the best local performances of the year.’ – Subbacultcha

‘Their (doubtless unwitting) Star Wars stealing La Dusseldorf ’s white clothing gambit certainly made more sense on AA’s high stage, they were out to make a statement. One thing is immediately noticeable; they can play in a way that many bands don’t; they have this (aybe nascent) grandeur about their music. They like space in their tracks, demand you listen, and don’t seem to want to apologise for their presence. I really like that; a mix of Quo’s ponytailed menace and the Sun King’s chamber orchestra on a quiet, post-Baroque bender. – Incendiary Magazine

About Northside 

At Northside there’s a stage available for artists and thought-leaders at all different points in their creative life-cycle. What started as a pipedream in 2009 by booking hundreds of emerging bands the initiators loved, has grown into an annual adventure of discovery that now includes innovators, creators, visual artists and filmmakers. Now in its eight year, Northside is a discovery festival founded by Northside Media Group, which takes place in pretty much every venue, concert space and screening room in the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn. This makes bopping/walking/running/biking around from event to event nice and easy, at least by New York standards. At the hub of the action is McCarren Park, the festival headquarters.

About Dutch Performing Arts

Dutch Performing Arts aims to intensify the contact between Dutch makers and international presenters. Additionally, Dutch Performing Arts seeks to increase the interest of international presenters for Dutch performing arts and to stimulate the international ambitions of Dutch institutions with international potential. To this end, Dutch Performing Arts organises showcases at key domestic and international events for relevant guests from abroad. Dutch Performing Arts moreover travels abroad to represent the Netherlands there and/or to do research.


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