Animation Block Party and Rooftop Films are two organizations with deep ties to the city's local filmmaking community—Block Party with their annual presentations of funky local animations, and Rooftop with its sociable mixing of American indie features and local up-and-comers. You can see tons of samples of ABP shorts here, and Rooftop has details on their line-up here. I just looked at the list, and the first synopsis I saw began, "There is no place to hide for the Mystery Hair Man of Williamsburg." So I think it's fair to say we're in good hands.
We're so excited we just built a guitar of empty Heineken bottles from last year. The sound's pretty good, but you'll have to come by our Headquarters at 118 Bedford to check it out yourself. Then put it in the Foursquare!
You can pick up your festival badges at The Heineken Lounge at Northside Headquarters on 118 Bedford Avenue between N 12th and N 11th Streets. Headquarters will be your spot to get festival info, pick up festival guides, and to come and bother us if you need directions to the Barge Park (its at the end of Franklin, for the last time!).
Here are the hours that James Franco will be there to personally answer questions and hand out badges (kidding! or are we?):
Thursday (6/24) 12pm-10pm
Friday (6/25) 12pm-10pm
Saturday (6/26) 12pm-10pm
Sunday (6/27) 12pm-7pm
UPDATES on NORTHSIDE: If you aren’t totally e-challenged you can get updates from us at the festival all weekend long on Twitter. And remember, the reason Twitter is cool (the only reason) is because it works both ways and we want to hear what you think - if you tweet about the festival, use the hashtag #northsidefestival so we can follow your coverage.
BONUS!!: We're also offering a Foursquare badge that “users” can “earn” by checking into 3 or more official Northside venues, including concert spaces, art galleries and bars and restaurants that have specials for festival badge-holders. So what does that mean exactly? I have no idea, but they tell me the people who know, will know, and will just leave it at that, deal?
Good luck out there and happy concert hunting!
Check out the schedule below:
Tuesday 6/22, 9-11 am - Real Estate
Wednesday 6/23, 9-11 am - Woods
Thursday 6/24, 9-11 am - Au Revoir Simone
Friday 6/25, 9-11 am - Wavves
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See ya Thursday!
FINAL LINEUPS BELOW:
Doors at 1pm, $10/$12 day of, click HERE for tickets, all ages
Doors at 6pm, $16/$18 day of, click HERE for tickets, all ages
Consequence of Sound presents
Elvis Perkins in Dearland
Doors at 1pm, $15/$17 day of, click HERE for tickets, all ages
Consequence of Sound presents
Les Savy Fav
Doors at 6pm, $15/$18 day of, click HERE for tickets, all ages
A BADGE entitles you to:
- Entry to ALL Northside shows, be they film, art or music, on a first-come, first-served basis. This includes all four outdoor concerts at the metroPCS stage in Barge Park. So if you plan on going to 3 or more shows, it makes sense to get a badge. They're only $50!
- $1 off beer, well and Southern Comfort drinks at Barcade.
- $1 off beer, well and Southern Comfort drinks and $3 off all pitchers at The Gutter.
- $1 of all drinks at Iona.
- $1 off all drafts AND buy one tapas get second tapas at half price at Nita Nita.
- Free lemonade, ice tea, coffee or iced coffee with sandwich purchase at Papa Lima.
- $1 off sangria, frozen margaritas and jar drinks at San Loco.
- $5 organic beers and $2 off cocktails at Rockin' Raw. Musicians get free magnesium shots, so bring a ukelele or something.
- Two for one well pours; half-off Heinekens, $5 for frozen margaritas, Sangria and Whiskey-by-the-Inch at Teddy’s.
- $4 Southern Comfort cocktails all festival long and $3 pints of Heineken for Sunday only at Brooklyn Bowl.
- 2 for 1 admission at the New Museum during the festival.
So there you have it. A Northside Badge is the key to happiness from June 24-27.
If you have any other questions, read up on our FAQ. See you at Northside!
On Friday, June 25, The L Magazine presents NY Export: Opus Jazz, starring dancers from the New York City Ballet reviving the classic midcentury choreography of Jerome Robbins, in locations across the city. The dance has been described as the “abstraction” of West Side Story, and it feels that way, snappy, saunter-y, slangy and communicative. The movements of the dance are staged in striking New York locations—the High Line, an under-construction apartment building, a school gym, and, first and most marvelously, the McCarren Park Pool. Directors Jody Lee Lipes and Henry Joost aren’t shy about moving the camera or cutting during the dances, but—and this will come as something of a surprise to the many of you who regularly watch movie musicals—they do so with an authentic understanding of how to emphasis and heighten the movement of the bodies observed.
The film opens with the dancers moving through backdrops of city life, and closing with shots of the local color in motion. The Robbins dance, inspired by the physical life of the city, is returned to its origins in a marvelously organic-feeling feat of symbiosis.
From the Greenpoint Avenue Station, walk west on Greenpoint Ave toward the water. Hang a right on Franklin and walk up (north) till you hit the water, right after crossing Dupont. Park will be on your left. We even made you a map so you don't get lost.
We'll also be having shuttle buses at the Bedford Ave stop on the L and the Greenpoint Avenue Station to take you right to where the bands are playing, so if you have little arm strength to carry your guitar/amp/piano/backpack of beer, we got you covered.
Don't forget to buy your tickets to all outdoor shows at the MetroPCS stage at Barge Park! Or if you want to go to EVERYTHING, become a member of Les Savy Fav. But you're probably better off just buying a badge.
Guided by Voices Beirut Wavves Surfer Blood Deer Tick (performing as Deervana) Sharon Van Etten Theophilus London DOM Mount Eerie The Strange Boys Iceage (U.S. debut) Twin Sister Javelin Mr. Dream
Frankie Rose Cult of Youth Alela Diane & Wild Divine White Fence Grouplove Allo Darlin' Lucky Dragons Takka Takka Blondes Janka Nabay Holiday Shores Eternal Summers The Babies Xeno and Oaklander Houses Teengirl Fantasy Delicate Steve Grooms Slowdance Grand Rapids Radical Dads Mainland Easter Vomit Lady Lamb the Beekeeper Ava Luna Sean Bones Dream Diary The Loom Pursesnatchers Gatekeeper Nicholas Krgovich (No Kids) Pop. 1280 Sleepies The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! The Black Hollies I'm Turning Into Quiet Lights The Secret History Tiny Victories Indian Rebound Kindest Lines Coyote Eyes Yellow Tears Xray Eyeballs White Suns Marie Stella Mussels Diehard Sensual Harassment Wires Under Tension Dry the River RYAT The Gypsy West Dirty Dishes Grandfather Bangladeafy Tony Ferrante & the Animal Kingdom Grass Is Green Anasazi The Men Pillow Theory Lost Tribe A Lull The Brooklyn What Gabriel & the Hounds... and more to be announced