Listen closely and you may feel the adjectives tossed around about this duo almost describe another American icon whose music permeates the summer air. But alas, Jimmy Buffett has quite a few years and drinkin' tunes on Filip Nikolic and Jeff Paradise (yes, that is his real name). But the duo known as Poolside is doing its best to catch up to Buffett's string of hits and ride the summer swoon.
With a sound best described as "Daytime Disco," Poolside is definitely a band you can listen to …well… poolside. What else do you want from a pair whose debut album was called "Pacific Standard Time," and whose roots are now so LA you're shocked that neither member is of the blonde-haired, blue-eyed SoCal standard.
Sure, Nikolic is actually a Danish-born producer, DJ and all around multi-instrumentalist. But he's been a part of the LA music scene for a decade now. And Paradise was born to San Francisco's party scene, and served as the driving force to two of the city's best dance parties in Blow Up and Clue 1994. But when they came together, there was instant magic in the studio.
Poolside's greatest notoriety thus far has probably come from its cover of Neil Young's "Harvest Moon," the release of their track "Take Me Home" back in 2011 and the rollout of "Pacific Standard Time" a year later. The duo's sunny disposition and groovy disco sound has undoubtedly caught on, and fans can see them at Coachella 2014, as well as the upcoming Free Press Summer Fest.
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Past 12 Months
date city state venue 2/7/2015 San Francisco CA Mezzanine 3/20/2015 San Bernardino CA San Manuel Amphitheater
date city state venue 2/8/2014 San Francisco CA Mezzanine 3/11/2014 Austin TX Moody Theater 3/21/2014 New Orleans LA The Howlin' Wolf 3/22/2014 Chicago IL Primary 3/29/2014 Washington DC U Street Music Hall 4/11/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Club 4/18/2014 Indio CA Empire Polo Club 4/25/2014 Rome GA Kingston Downs 6/5/2014 Ozark AR Mulberry Mountain 6/18/2014 New York NY Mercury Lounge 6/19/2014 Brooklyn NY Output 6/19/2014 Brooklyn NY House Of Vans 6/20/2014 Philadelphia PA The Dolphin Tavern 6/21/2014 Montauk NY The Surf Lodge 6/26/2014 Rothbury MI Double JJ Ranch 7/31/2014 Monterrey Gomez Bar 8/15/2014 San Francisco CA Mezzanine 8/29/2014 Albuquerque NM Effex Night Club 8/30/2014 Denver CO Club Vinyl 8/31/2014 Austin TX W Hotel Austin 9/19/2014 Pomona CA Flyway At Fox 9/26/2014 San Diego CA Spin Nightclub
date city state venue 1/17/2013 Miami FL Bardot 3/7/2013 Denton TX Downtown Denton 3/9/2013 Denton TX 35 Denton 3/11/2013 Austin TX Mohawk 3/13/2013 Austin TX Cheer Up Charlie's 3/16/2013 Austin TX Lustre Pearl 3/27/2013 San Francisco CA The Independent 3/30/2013 Santa Monica CA Santa Monica Pier 4/10/2013 Richmond VA The Canal Club 4/11/2013 Brooklyn NY Glasslands Gallery 4/12/2013 Montreal QC Le Belmont 5/22/2013 Barcelona Catalonia Parc del Forum 6/6/2013 Amsterdam Kelder Paradiso 6/28/2013 Costa Mesa CA OC Fair & Event Center 8/9/2013 San Diego CA Bang Bang 8/24/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles State Historic Park 8/30/2013 Chicago IL Union Park 10/19/2013 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/19/2013 San Francisco CA Treasure Island 10/26/2013 Las Vegas NV Downtown Las Vegas 11/8/2013 Austin TX Auditorium Shores 11/22/2013 San Francisco CA Audio Discotech 12/31/2013 San Francisco CA Neck of the Woods
date city state venue 8/14/2012 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge 8/18/2012 Santa Barbara CA Soho Restaurant and Music Club 8/25/2012 Pomona CA The Glass House 8/29/2012 Los Angeles CA The Echo 8/30/2012 Pioneertown CA Pappy and Harriets Pioneertown Palace 9/2/2012 Newport Beach CA Newport Dunes Back Bay 9/15/2012 Los Angeles CA The Getty Center 9/22/2012 San Francisco CA Monarch 10/10/2012 San Francisco CA Mezzanine 10/19/2012 Pittsburgh PA Altar Bar 10/20/2012 New York NY Gramercy Theatre 10/21/2012 Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel 10/24/2012 Atlanta GA Basement 10/25/2012 Orlando FL The Social 11/1/2012 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom 11/2/2012 Los Angeles CA Echoplex 11/3/2012 San Diego CA The Casbah 11/4/2012 Santa Ana CA The Observatory 12/6/2012 San Francisco CA Rickshaw Stop 12/6/2012 San Francisco CA Rickshaw Stop 12/7/2012 Chicago IL Primary 12/8/2012 Toronto ON Wrongbar 12/31/2012 Stateline NV Montbleu Resort