This past weekend, 4Knots Festival 2014 took place in its usual location at the South Street Seaport in NYC. It’s a great festival for a few reasons: The location is incredible; admission is free; it’s only one day so there’s not much of a time commitment; and it always manages to cram in a ton of great bands. This year the heavy hitters were Dinosaur Jr., Mac DeMarco, Speedy Ortiz, and Viet Cong. We sent our photographer Matthew Smith to capture the entire event via performance photos, behind-the-scenes portraits, and shots of the excited crowd. He was on hand when a fan gifted DeMarco a pig fetus with him tattooed on it as a naked mermaid, so check out that moment below and pics of everything else in the gallery above.