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Monday, June 13, 2011

Northside Ideas Schedule Announced

Posted on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 11:10 PM

So what are these Northside Ideas panels we keep talking about? As Brooklyn becomes a national incubator for new ideas and media, the creators and innovators developing exciting new products and brands will speak on a series of panels at Brooklyn Brewery about what to expect next.  Tickets, available here, include one free Brooklyn Brewery beer.

Thursday, June 16 (Tickets)
Where Ideas Come From
Moderator Sarah Kessler, from online news source Mashable, speaks with a panel made up of Emily Hickey (Hashable), Charles Smith (Ex. Fm) and Steve Martocci (Group Me), about what makes an idea a good one, and more importantly, what it takes to properly execute it. 7:30-8pm

The New Institutions
Google's Caroline McCarthy will interview noted venture capitalist Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, about the changing face of Big Business and the role new media has played in redefining it. Wilson has helped fun companies as prominent as Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare and Etsy. 8:05-8:35pm

An Overnight Success, Years in the Making
Moderator Alyson Shontell from Business Insider leads a discussion of what it takes for an idea to catch on in the Internet-era, and what it means when it does. Panelists include Alex Rainert (Foursquare), Jim Moran (Yipit) and Reece Pacheco (Shelby.TV). 8:40-9:10pm

Sunday, June 19 (Tickets)
Building a Creative Community
An esteemed panel consisting of Kyle Bragger (Forst), Austin Chang (Frid.ge) and Dawn Barber (NY Tech Meetup) will discuss the importance of, and the best way to go about developing, a supportive group of local, likeminded individuals. The conversation will be moderated by Mediagazer's Megan McCarthy. 7:30-8pm
Social Good as a Platform
Ben Popper from BetaBeat will guide panelists Rachel Chong (Catchafire), Anil Dash (Expert Labs) Matt Meeker (EIR at Polaris Venture Partners and Co-Founder of Meetup.com) and Charles Best (Donors Choose) through a conversation about the potential to build a successful business out of the desire to do good. 8:05-8:35pm
Evangelizing Your Creation
So, you have a really great idea, you figured out how to execute it, and now you just need to tell everyone about it. Moderator Jonathan Dube from Cyberjournalist will speak with Rachel Sklar (Hashable/Change the Ratio), Trevor Owens (Lean Startup Machine) and Amy Cao (Food Spotting) about the best way to go about it. 8:05-8:35
Brooklyn Brewery is located at 79 North 11th Street between Berry and Wythe.
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Limited Advance Badges Sold Out!

Advance badges still available through Ticketfly!

Posted By on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 1:40 PM

HOLY MOLY! Limited Advance tickets are sold out. We're putting up our last batch of badges so get em' while they last!! Advance badges are $80 and they're available on Ticketfly.

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.


More Northside Bands Announced! Also: We're Pumped

Posted on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 12:25 PM

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!

Badge and Wristband Pickup Hours and Special Deals Announced!

Posted on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 11:51 AM

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!

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Full Northside Film Schedule, Including Errol Morris's Tabloid, Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation, and Much More, Is Now Live

Ticketing is now live.

Posted on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 11:40 AM

We're so pleased to announce that Errol Morris's hotly anticipated new Tabloid, recent SXSW favorites PressPausePlay and Bad Fever, the forthcoming The Myth of the American Sleepover, and many others will join the previously announced Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation at this year's Northside Festival, from June 16-19.

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.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Distro.fm Northside Badge Giveaway

Also introducing Northside radio!

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 5:13 PM


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!

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Sirius XMU to Broadcast Guided By Voices Show from McCarren Park

Posted on Fri, May 20, 2011 at 2:59 PM


We are so excited to announce that Sirius XMU will be LIVE broadcasting Northside's 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. So, in other words, if you're not there, you're going to be able to listen in and get mad jealous of those who are.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

YACHT, Thee Oh Sees and More Added to Lineup

Posted on Thu, May 19, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Another day, another band announcement. On this go-around, we've got YACHT performing as part of a DFA showcase (RIP LCD) at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday, June 19, as well as Thee Oh Sees taking part in the Tell All Your Friends showcase at Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, June 18, right on the heels of releasing the latest in their garage rock canon, Castlemania. (You haven't lived until you've seen Thee Oh Sees at least once, we'll go on record saying.) Check below for the most up-to-date lineup, including, holy crap, Prurient playing their first NYC show in two years, Ed Askew, Magik Markers, Sun Airway, White Rainbow, Laurel Halo and pretty much a who's who in the local music scene.

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.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Northside Open Studios Deadline Extended Until May 27

Posted on Tue, May 17, 2011 at 12:55 PM

The deadline for Northside Open Studios has been extended! This is great because we only just mustered up the courage to go public with our fixie still-life portraits. Same with you? How great!

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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Friday, May 6, 2011

Tickets to St. Cecilia's Shows on Sale Now

Posted on Fri, May 6, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Consider this your very own scribbled Post-it note reminder that tickets to those four Northside shows happening at St. Cecilia's Church are on sale today at noon. And to quell concerns about whether you'll be able to get slightly tipsy in a church while listening to Atlas Sound, Woods, Eleanor Friedberger and/or Mount Eerie (for you, BrooklynVegan commenters), beer will be sold on site. The details, to refresh your memories:

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.

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