Poolside’s seductive, slowed-down disco entrances at The Indy

PoolsidePhotos by Sam Heller

Poolside brought their infectious brand of Daytime Disco to a sold out crowd at The Independent March 27. Comprised of the patriarch of “Frisco Disco” Jeffery Paradise, Danish electro savant Filip Nikolic and friends, the group had no problem filling the venue with a crowd eager to catch this buzzworthy act.

No strangers to the spotlight, both Paradise and Nikolic formed Poolside after accomplishing individual success within the industry. Although both could easily play the front man role in this outfit, they instead commanded the performance as partners with a chemistry that fed directly into the the energy of the crowd that evening. Riding off the overnight success of their debut full length Pacific Standard Time, the setlist covered nearly every track off the album. Hip-swaying highlights including “Why You Wanna,” “Slow Down” and the seductive crowd sing-along cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon.”

While the quick set left the entranced crowd craving more, the guys came back on stage to perform “Take Me Home.” Before breaking into the opening chords however, they professed their love for the city of SF and the local fan base, then they announced this was the first time they had ever left the stage to be called back for an encore. Having only played smaller venues in the city previously, the crowd welcomed Poolside back to the stage with the enthusiasm of a stadium.

Making their move into the festival circuit this summer after one last stop in SF April 18 at California Academy of Sciences, this band is definitely one to catch on the intimate level, while still able to do so.


  1. merci 😉 Poolside continue to define a new sound of blissful disco that’s perfect for either daytime recreation in the sun or a quick dip to cool down…

  2. You take really nice performance shots, I really like the quality of the photos! Also, I’ve never heard of these musicians, so thanks for sharing.


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