Like we announced earlier today, we've added Asobi Seksu, Oh Land and others to the festival, and the badge gets you access to shows by Guided By Voices, Surfer Blood, Thee Oh Sees, Dom and many, many (many!) others.
Now we know you already know this, but the Northside Festival schedule is here!
We've got some great new additions to our lineup including Asobi Seksu, Oh Land, Wise Blood, Rye Rye, MINKS, The Miracles Club, Yellow Ostrich, The Stuyvesants, along with hundreds more. Check back often, as more bands continue to be added, lose yourself in the copious amounts of talent, and get excited for four days of film, arts, ideas and music!
And we ALSO know that you already know that SiriusXMU, North America's indie rock channel, will be LIVE broadcasting our Guided by Voices and Surfer Blood performances on June 18, plus band interviews and other exciting content straight from The Steve Madden Stage at McCarren Park. This is such a special show, and Sirius XMU wants to broadcast the glory all over the country for people who can't make it to the real thing.
Brooklyn's favorite indie-Balkan folk outfit Beirut plays McCarren in a SOLD OUT show for the Northside Festival on Friday, June 17, but tickets are still available to Guided By Voices on Saturday, June 18th, with support from Wavves, Surfer Blood and The Babies. Tickets are on sale here.
See you in two weeks!
Northside Festival is in less than a week and badges are flying off the shelves. Yes, shelves! Both badges and wristbands give you special access to shows and deals throughout Williamsburg and Greenpoint from June 16-19. You may not have bought your badge, but we don't hate you. Yet. But if you have, you can pick your badge up at Northside Festival Headquarters at 240 N 12th Street (between Union and Driggs) starting at noon on Thursday, June 16th.
Badge pickup hours are: Thursday noon-10pm, Friday noon-10pm, Saturday noon-8pm and Sunday noon - 5pm.
Every venue has a certain percentage of capacity reserved for badgeholders and wristband wearers, so we recommend that you get to the shows you want to see as early as possible to give yourself the best chance of getting in. And hey, if you don't make it, there's probably 25 other amazing shows going on in a five foot radius from where you're standing.
And you know your badge/wristband gets you way more than just music, right? There's a hefty list of great additional perks your badge/wristband will get you all over Williamsburg and Greenpoint -- read more after the break!
This year, we're once again copresenting a series of special presentations at Williamsburg's indieScreen, with our partners IFC, BAM, Rooftop Films, Animation Block Party, NewFest, FilmBuff, indieWIRE and IFP. We're also pleased to present a half-dozen features and many shorts at the first annual DIY Film Festival, at UnionDocs. Our complete schedule, with showtimes, synopses, links, and ticketing, can now be found here.
We can't really believe the Northside Festival is next week! Well, that's not true -- it's kind of all we're thinking about here at the L Magazine. However, if next week's festival is news to you, you still have a chance to check out Northside thanks to our friends at Distro.fm.
If you go to their ^northside^ network, you can listen to over 100 songs from artists playing the festival. If you like what you hear (and we'd like to think that you would) then subscribe to the network, and "Like" Distro.fm on Facebook and you'll be entered for two badges to the Northside Festival!
So, pop in those headphones and enter to win. And hopefully we'll see you at the Festival!
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.
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