We figured this rainy afternoon was the perfect opportunity to let you in on the latest Northside happenings. This year, in the grand tradition of SXSW (we were jealous of their churches, if you recall), we’ll be bringing Atlas Sound, Woods, Eleanor Friedberger, Mount Eerie and a gaggle of special guests to the 800-capacity St. Cecilia’s Church in Greenpoint, and we couldn’t be more excited about it, frankly.
If I learned anything in my Catholic school upbringing, it’s that a church is the ideal location to witness the live incarnation of a Bradford Cox solo project, the album release party for Woods’ forthcoming Sun & Shade, the post-Microphones offerings of cult hero Phil Elvrum, and dabblings from the debut solo record (out on Merge, no less) from one of the strangest minds in indie rock. Located at 84 Herbert Street, between Monitor and Henry, it seems safe to say that St. Cecilia’s is one of the most beautiful and vital churches in Brooklyn — a true community institution for over 100 years — and it’s an honor to have it play such a prominent role in this year’s festival. Father Jim, you’re the best.
To make matters even better, a hearty batch of showcase bands have been added to the Northside lineup, including Diamond Rings, Porcelain Raft, Light Asylum and a bill curated by the hardest hitting of the 90s revivalists Mr. Dream. Check it out:
Tickets to all four shows at St. Cecilia’s go on sale Friday May 6, at noon. You’ll be able to buy those here.
June 16 — Kranky Records presents Atlas Sound with special guests. Doors at 7pm ($15 advance, $17 day of show)
June 17 — Woods (album release show) with special guests. Doors at 7pm ($12 advance, $15 day of show)
June 18 — Eleanor Friedberger (of The Fiery Furnaces), Ida, Rebecca Gates (of The Spinanes), Spectre Folk (Pete Nolan of Magik Markers). Doors at 6:30pm ($15 advance, $17 day of show)
June 19 — Mount Eerie, Nicholas Krgovich (of No Kids), Wyrd Visions. Doors at 7pm ($12 advance, $15 day of show)
Or, if you prefer, you could buy yourself a badge for $70, which, I know we’re biased, but is a fairly incredible price for all these bands, for reals (always worth mentioning that badge-holders will be admitted to venues on a first-come, first-serve basis); you can buy those right here.
Guided by Voices, Beirut, Wavves, Atlas Sound, Surfer Blood, Deer Tick (performing as Deervana), Woods, Sharon Van Etten, Eleanor Friedberger (of The Fiery Furnaces), Theophilus London, Dom, Mount Eerie, The Strange Boys, Iceage, Twin Sister, Javelin, Diamond Rings, Porcelain Raft, Mr. Dream, Frankie Rose, Cult of Youth, Alela Diane & Wild Divine, White Fence, Grouplove, Allo Darlin’, Lucky Dragons, Delicate Steve, Blondes, Light Asylum, Janka Nabay, Rebecca Gates, Ida, Holiday Shores, Eternal Summers, The Babies, Xeno and Oaklander, Houses, Teengirl Fantasy, Spectre Folk, Grooms, Slowdance, Grand Rapids, Luke Rathborne, Radical Dads, Mainland, Easter Vomit, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Ava Luna, Sean Bones, Xray Eyeballs, Dream Diary, Zambri, Pepper Rabbit, The Loom, Pursesnatchers, Gatekeeper, Nicholas Krgovich (of No Kids), Pop. 1280, Dry the River, Sleepies, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!, I’m Turning Into, Bright Moments, Quiet Lights, The Secret History, Tiny Victories, SHAPES, Indian Rebound, Kindest Lines, Wyrd Visions, Coyote Eyes, Yellow Tears, Epee du Bois, Marie Stella, Mussels, Diehard, Sensual Harassment, Wires Under Tension, Zach Kanin, RYAT, The Gypsy West, Dirty Dishes, Grandfather, Bangladeafy!, Grass Is Green, Anasazi, The Yes Way, The Men, Walk the Moon, Lost Tribe, A Lull, Wounded Buffalo Theory, The Louisiana Sun Kings, The Brooklyn What, Gabriel & the Hounds