Live: NYC Popfest Unofficial Afterparty at Glasslands, Featuring Dom, Happy Birthday, and a Topless Lady


Glasslands is always a sweaty mess. Winter, spring, fall, you name it- the two-tiered warehouse across the street from the old Domino Sugar refinery in Williamsburg is on fire all the time. Saturday night was no different. It was an unofficial after-party for the NYC Popfest, the adorable three-day festival in Brooklyn and Manhattan that features indie-pop from around the globe. Saturday’s late night bands hailed from all over the country; amazingly, none were from Brooklyn. The highlight? Soft-edged punk trio Dom, from Worcester, who have been making a lot of fans of late:

The club is so hot that people literally pour out of the doors between bands. Cops roll through often, telling drunken and disorderly hipsters to stay out of the road. There’s something about Kent Ave. that makes one forget Brooklyn is a city with lots of cars.

Unfortunately, I missed the boat for Seattle’s BOAT, who closed the show around 2 a.m. By then it was 100 degrees in Glasslands. Welcome to summer!