During a career that has been characterized by a penchant for non-stop genre-hopping, one thing has remained constant: Liars frontman Angus Andrew is among the most engaging performers indie rock has ever seen. Watch the above video, take special note of all the sweat that shoots from his head at 53 seconds in, and then go buy a ticket to see him, and the rest of the band, do it all again at their Northside show, on the afternoon of Saturday, June 26th at Barge Park in Greenpoint. If you are so inclined, and we hope that you are, you could also buy a $50 badge, which will get you into pretty much everything. Even heaven.
Oh, and also, there will be Heineken drink specials, so arrive early and on an empty stomach.
Okay. See you there!
At the presumably low-traffic hour of 8pm last night, The Music Slut premiered the video for "Acid King of Hell" by longtime L Mag favorites Grooms. It's pretty awesome. Travis rides a bike, then there are... well, just watch. And don't forget to go see them at the Kanine Records Northside showcase on Friday, June 25th at The Cameo Gallery.
Badges, of course, will get you in for free (love), but you can also get individual tickets to these communal music, peace and earth binges here. You can get American flags and crowns made of flowers from somewhere else.
The schedule for all outdoor shows at the MetroPCS stage at Barge Park is as follows:
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
BAM will be showing You Won't Miss Me, by local indie filmmaker Ry Russo-Young and starring Stella Schnabel (of the yes-those-Schnabels).
Film Comment will be presenting Neil Marshall's Romans vs. Picts actioneer Centurion, starring Michael Fassbender, who starred in Hunger and Inglorious Basterds and is a very attractive man indeed.
Tickets? Tickets here.
After comparing all of our leather bound datebooks, we've penciled in a schedule for over 300 bands playing at this year's Northside Festival. As you can see, it's nothing short of amazing, and there is plenty more to be announced. But check it, if you can't get into Wavves, you can mosey on over to ?uestlove. All the venues are neighbors and all the bands are friends with you. This is what heaven is like.
While you've got your Palm Pilot out, check out the schedule for the Northside Film program, featuring movies by Todd Solondz and James Franco, all screened in the new Williamsburg movie theater/bar, indieScreen.
Now that you're all excited and need a gin fizz to calm your nerves, why don't you set the mood by listening to Northside Radio. No, not the radio on top of your ice chest, the kind on a computer!
Finally, we're offering a special to all L Mag site readers like yourself. Click here to buy your badge to Northside and enter the code LMAG at checkout for 20% off.
So if you haven't bought a badge, you might wanna, because it will get you into all shows (even the art shows) and get you drink specials at bars and restaurants in Williamsburg and Greenpoint throughout the festival.
We are pleased as punch to have British indie-pop duo Slow Club on hand for this year's Northside Festival. We always think not enough people seem to like them, especially in light of the fact that the last Noah and the Whale record was so shitty, thereby leaving a whole lot of people looking for their fix of impossibly hooky, heavy-hearted, wide-eyed pop songs. Well, look no further. The band's Northside show is on Friday the 25th at Europa—tickets are here, badges are here and will make you look a lot cooler, for tickets cannot be worn around your neck.
All movies will be screened at indieScreen, a new 100-capacity art-house movie theater meets music venue meets restaurant and bar opening on Kent Ave and S 2nd St in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.We're working with some of the most respected voices in filmmaking today to curate and showcase the most up-and-coming cinema to date. Check out the schedule! It's spectacular!
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