We did it! We got through the first official day of Northside 2013! So that’s the good news. The even better news is that there are three more days to go. Let’s get right to it.
The marquee name for tonight’s lineup is undoubtedly Black Flag. The punk rock legends will take the stage at Warsaw, with Greg Ginn on guitar and Jealous Again-era vocalist Ron Reyes on the mic. You’ll want to show up early, too, to catch opening sets by The Men and Good For You, another band featuring the great Greg Ginn. Tickets are sold out, but you can pick up a badge here.
1.21 Gigawatts is setting up shop in the back room at Public Assembly, with a lineup that features a headlining performance by Brooklyn’s own So So Glos, a band that’s been at it for a while and has of late started to turn heads with their catchy, socially conscious take on punk-tinged rock. Click here to buy individual tickets, or click here to buy a badge.
At Europa, there’s a really special collaboration planned between noted minimalist composer and multi-instrumentalist Rhys Chatham and one of Brooklyn’s longest running and most offensively under-appreciated band, Oneida. An opening set by local musician Dan Friel is worth catching as well. Friel is best known for his role in the recently disbanded Parts and Labor. Click here to buy individual tickets, or click here to buy a badge.
There’s also a full night of excellent programming over at the vitaminwater house at The Knitting Factory. The early show (starting at 7:30pm) boasts San Francisco’s pop-loving Sonny & The Sunsets, as well as likeminded local acts The Sundelles and Dear Georgiana. For the late show, things get a little further out with a 1am set by psych-rock loyalists White Fence. Click here to buy individual tickets, or click here to buy a badge.
For the full Northside Music schedule, click here. See you tonight!