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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Deer Tick to Perform as Nirvana Cover Band Deervana at Northside

Posted on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 4:01 PM

During a show at last week's SXSW, Rhode Island-based Deer Tick performed a full set of Nirvana covers, billed, of course, as Deervana. It was a somewhat surprising move for a band mostly known for their alt-country tendencies, but even more surprising was just well they pulled it off. Singer-guitarist John McCauley sure does sound an awful lot like Kurt in the above video, huh? We're pleased to announce they'll be doing it again — at their Northside appearance, June 19 at Brooklyn Bowl. Tickets for the show are on sale, as are festival badges, which will also get you in, assuming you get there early because you know how these things work.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Come Say Hi to Us at a SXSW Panel on Thursday

Posted on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 1:16 PM

If you happen to be in Austin this week for indie-rock spring break, you should swing by the Austin Convention Center this Thursday for a panel discussion, featuring L Mag president Daniel Stedman, on "How to Build a Festival." We're not going to play it cool here, we sort of flipped out when Northside was asked to participate in a discussion alongside the founders of Burning Man and, holy smokes, Bonnaroo, but we suppose that's the magic of SXSW, a festival we have the utmost respect for in its own right, especially since taking a stab at organizing one of these things ourselves. Check out a brief description of the panel below and come find us in room 8BC on Thursday at 5pm. Then we'll go hang out and watch some basketball together.

"A group of college buddies in love with the music scene of New Orleans share a vision for a national festival, which kick-starts a new era; free-thinking citizens of Northern California create full-moon gatherings which beget a global culture; a small print magazine looks beyond the listings page, to the live stage (ed. note: That's us, look Mom!). In these three live case studies, panelists from Bonnaroo, Burning Man and Northside offer their insight, discuss the next generation of issues and challenges, and share more than a few anecdotes."

Friday, March 11, 2011

Four-Day Badges and Beirut Tickets Are Now on Sale

Posted on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Marty's excited, we're excited. Let's get this party started. Tickets to the aforementioned Beirut show on Friday, June 17 at the McCarren Park outdoor space are on sale right here, right now: $25 in advance, $30 day of show. If you're on the fence, check out Zach's dance moves in that video we posted yesterday. Done and done.

Or, if you prefer: All-ages badges are also on sale here for a limited-time price of $60, which, considering that one will grant you access to every show taking place during the four-day shindig — June 16-19 in case you're just joining us — in addition to all Northside film, ideas and art events, ain't that bad of a price. And we haven't even mentioned all the discounts on food and drinks at local bars and restaurants that'll be offered to badge holders as well. Read after the jump for more important info about them badges.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Welcome Back to Brooklyn, Beirut

Posted on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Here, watch this...

And on that note, a few points we wanted to pass along from that press conference this afternoon...

*Beirut is headlining the inaugural show at that 5,000-capacity McCarren Park space we keep making such a fuss about.

*Twin Sister, Deer Tick, Allo Darlin', Javelin, Ava Luna, Delicate Steve and Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt! round out a teeny tiny taste of what else is in store of the 250+ bands to be announced throughout the next 10 weeks.

*A glimpse into the 50+ showcase presenters handpicking the bands they think you need to hear includes BrooklynVegan, Kanine Records, Consequence of Sound, FREEwilliamsburg, Luaka Bop, Lefse Records, Hardly Art, Sacred Bones Records, Brooklyn Bodega, NYCTaper and Panache Booking.

*Get ready: Four-day, all-ages badges will go on sale this Friday at 12pm for a limited-time price of $60. Individual tickets to the all-ages Beirut show at McCarren Park on June 17 are available for $25 advance / $30 day of the show. You can buy both of those here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Psssst... We're holding a Press Conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall Tomorrow

Posted on Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 4:28 PM

This Thursday, March 10, we would like to invite you to Brooklyn Borough Hall in the Rotunda at 11am, where we will be revealing details of this year's Northside Festival, including a teeny, weeny, tasty, sneak peek of the bands and showcase presenters that will be participating. Additionally, we will be unveiling the first issue of the soon-to-be released Brooklyn Magazine, a quarterly publication focusing on the styles and trends coming out of Brooklyn today.

Select members of the festival talent will be available for interviews and for gawking at. Basically, everyone awesome is at Borough Hall tomorrow, so that just makes it your normal Thursday.

Probably also worth mentioning? Early-Bird badges (now all-ages) will go on sale at a discounted rate of $60 for a limited time, starting at 12pm on Friday.

If you can't make it tomorrow, check Northside's Facbook page or L Mag and L Mag Music Twitter feeds for live updates. There will be twitpics, promise!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Announcing the First Ever Northside DIY Film Competition

Posted on Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 11:01 AM

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We're pleased as punch to announce a new part of Northside: The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Film Competition. Like last year, Northside Film will include a curated series of feature films screened for badge holders and ticket buyers at Williamsburg theater indieScreen (last year's lineup, you may recall, showcased films by James Franco, Todd Solondz, Michael Fassbender and more). Now, new for 2011, there will be a second component — a DIY shorts and features competition — with the goal of bringing developing filmmakers together under one roof. The finalists' works will be screened at UnionDocs in Williamsburg before a jury of DIY pioneers, Brooklyn celebrities and established directors. And the best part? Prizes include cash, an exclusive Northside rooftop screening, and camera rental packages. Hellz yeah, camera rental packages!

The submission form is available here, where you can also view a list of requirements and guidelines. Please note, the deadline to apply is May 1, 2011. Tell your friends, take a camera, and get shooting. We want to see what life looks like to you.

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