Poolside is no stranger to us over here at Beautiful Buzzz - their album Pacific Standard Time has been on repeat for months. Poolside are Los Angeles based duo Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise (but also have a 5 piece live band) and their sound has been described as "Daytime Disco." Even though they come from LA, they have great support in the bay area and can pack many San Francisco venues. I first saw Poolside at the BFD festival back in San Jose, and again at The Echo in Los Angeles, and again at Pacific Festival in Newport Beach, and every show is just as good as the last.
Mezzanine was the perfect venue for an electronic dance pop band like Poolside, it caters to electronic nights and DJs. They were the second band to play, however it was a late set (around 11:30), and the place was buzzing with excitement! Once the music started the dancing never ended! They played hit songs such as "Do You Believe" and "Kiss You Forever" - I was especially pleased to hear their cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon" as well as "Take Me Home." The energy in the room was amazing, a regular fuckin love fest. That is my favorite part of Poolside's music, it somehow brings people together in a positive way, and it is impossible to not feel awesome!
Poolside will be on tour for the rest of the month through the US - and I highly suggest getting out to a show! You can check tour dates HERE! Also, Pacific Standard Time has been one of Beautiful Buzzz's top albums of 2012 - so go download yourself a copy HERE! Amazing show - we can't wait for next time!