Tickets to both the DFA and Tell All Your Friends showcases go on sale here and here, respectively, tomorrow at noon. Or, as always, you could buy yourself a badge for $70, which, I know we're biased, but is a pretty awesome price for all these bands (always worth mentioning that badge-holders will be admitted to venues on a first-come, first-serve basis); you can buy one right here, right now.
Artists big, small, oil or acrylic are invited to register to open their Williamsburg or Greenpoint studios to the public on June 18th and June 19th from noon to 6pm. All proposals are welcome. Participation is a teensy weensy $20 and covers all promotional and operational costs.
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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 for Sun & Shade) 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
Grab your all-ages tickets right here. Four-day, all-age badges, which include admission to both Beirut on June 17 and Guided by Voices on June 18 — not to mention more than 250 other bands playing throughout the festival — are available here for $70. If you opt for the badge, you’ll want to be sure to arrive early to guarantee entry; check out this page for more info on what that all entails. You guys, it's almost June. Holy smokes.
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:
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