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01/19/12 3:52pm

Last night we had a special event at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, the culmination of a collaboration with Southern Comfort called the 100 Proof Project. We had an open call for 4 mixologists and 10 artists working in Brooklyn to submit drinks and artwork inspired by Southern Comfort 100 Proof.

The resulting art and cocktails were showcased at a free event at the Knitting Factory, where people could take in the competing beverages and art, and see the winners announced — and to boot, there was a live performance from Radical Dads and free food from Mexicue.

The winning artist, John P. Dessereau, won $1000 and a hand-painted Southern Comfort billboard with his art at N 11th and Wythe, as well as a profile in Brooklyn Magazine. St. John Frizell, the winning mixologist, won a trip for two to New Orleans, the home of Southern Comfort, for his winning “Southern Comfort Gimlet Royale.”

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all the artists and mixologists who competed. Big thanks also go to the Knitting Factory, Mexicue, Radical Dads and the Knitting Factory for hosting the event last night! Photos by Bex Wade.

06/14/11 11:40am

With four days of music, film, art and ideas panels, as well as over 250 showcasing artists, there is a lot to see/hear/drink at this year’s Northside Festival.  That’s why we’re excited to announce that for the 2011 Northside Festival, our mobile partner Livetapp has created a special festival guide within the Livetapp app to help fans make the most of the exciting weekend. 

 

 

Festival attendees can use the app to manage their festival experience, find out about special events, learn more about the participating artists, and check in at all Northside Festival events.  Some festival sponsors, venues and artists are using the Livetapp app to offer exclusive promotions & rewards to festival attendees who use the app.

 

Livetapp is a mobile event guide that makes it easier to go out and support live music and events. Livetapp helps fans find local events, track their favorite artists and learn about specials and offers. When at an event, fans can check in with the Livetapp app to earn cool rewards like artist downloads, drink specials and free tickets.  Based on event attendance and activity, Livetapp makes personalized suggestions to help fans discover new artists and upcoming events they may like.  Livetapp is available for iPhone, Android and mobile web for Blackberry (alpha release). Visit www.livetapp.com for more information!

 

Want to make sure you have access to everything Northside has to offer? Badges and tickets to Northside events are still available online, grab them while you still can!

06/10/11 1:48pm

HOLY MOLY! Limited Advance tickets to the Northside Festival are sold out! We’re putting up our last batch of badges, so get em’ while they’re smoking hot!! Advance badges are $80 and they’re available on Ticketfly.

Like we announced earlier today, we’ve added Wide Blood, 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.

06/10/11 1:40pm

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.

06/10/11 12:29pm

The Northside Festival is in less than a week and badges are flying off the shelves. Yes, shelves! A badge for Northside gives 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 avenues) starting at noon on Thursday, June 16th.

Badge pickup hours are: Thursday noon-10pm, Friday noon-10pm, Saturday noon-8pm and Sunday noon-5pm.

**To pick up your badge you must bring a photo ID. Badges are non-transferrable and people cannot pick up badges for other people unless specified.

Every venue has a certain percentage of capacity reserved for badge-holders, 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 gets you way more than just music, right?  There’s a hefty list of great additional perks your badge will get you all over Williamsburg and Greenpoint – read more after the break!

  • – All-access free entry to Northside Ideas and Northside Film
  • – $1 off beer and well drinks, $3 off pitchers, $1 off Bushmill’s drinks at The Gutter
  • – $4 20oz Heineken, $3 Well Drinks, $4 Pinot Gris & Malbec, $5 Espolon & Happy Hour until 8pm at Banter
  • – $1 off all drafts AND buy any menu item and get the second at half price at Nita Nita
  • – One free large iced/hot coffee or large iced/hot tea with any purchase over $5.00 at Urban Rustic (redeemable once per day per badge holder.)
  • – $2 off any IPA at Pine Box Rock Shop
  • – $1 off sangria, frozen margaritas and jar drinks at San Loco
  • – One free food item at the vendor of your choice at Brooklyn Flea (Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday 10am-5pm)
  • – Free gig bag with any ukulele, banjo, or guitar purchase at Pentatonic Music
  • – $1 off of all drinks & a chance to win a free Bike from NYC bikes with drink purchase Saturday 4:00 – 7:30 at Pete’s Candy Store
  • – $4 for 20oz Heineken, $3 well drinks, $5 Jameson and Espolon tequila, $7 margaritas and $5 Pinot Grigio and Cotes du Rhone at Iona
  • – $2 Vessica Vodka drinks, $2 beer special, $5 whiskey by-the-inch, $5 red sangria & frozen margaritas at Teddy’s
  • – Free ferry to Manhattan at N. 6th Street for badgeholders all weekend from NY Waterway
  • – 1/2 gallon free beer for badge-holders at Goodbye Blue Monday
  • – 10% off any purchase at Brooklyn Industries
  • – Free glass of wine with your meal at Osteria Il Paiolo
  • – 10% off food and drinks at La Piazzetta
  • – Free market bags for badgeholders at Meeker Ave. Flea (while supplies last)

**To pick up your badge you must bring a photo ID. Badges are non-transferrable and people cannot pick up badges for other people unless specified.

Follow us on Twitter at #Northsidefes for up-to-the-minute specials and parties. If you have any questions, read up on our FAQ, or you can email us at northside@thelmagazine.com.

06/09/11 5:25pm

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 into a contest 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!

06/09/11 5:13pm

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!

06/08/11 12:45pm

Come by Pete’s Candy Store between 4PM and 7:30PM on Saturday June 18th during the Northside Festival and enter to win a free bike from NYC Bikes. Tickets will be distributed with beer purchase, and as a bonus to festival-goers, Northside badge-holders receive $1 off all drinks. Non badge-holders will be eligible for one ticket max, but badgeholders will get a ticket with every beer purchase. Tickets will be put into a raffle draw, and the winner rides off with a new NYCBikes bike! Winner must be present at the time of the drawing, which will be at 8PM sharp!!

NYCBikes is city bikers building custom bikes for city cyclists. In 2005, New York Magazine picked NYC Bikes as the Ultimate New York Bike, and they have been living up to the moniker since by offering durable, light weight, high quality, cost efficient bikes built to order.

The bike you can win:

There’s no better place to break in a bike like the CityFixed 3Speedster than the Northside Festival. Its deceptive summer cruisin’ look belies its aggressive exceptionalism. One gear for strolling comfortably between shows, a low gear for the bridge in case you need to access the lesser boroughs, and a high gear for green lights and glory. If you don’t win this one NYC Bikes can build one for you—just tell them what you need (and of course, pick your color).

Really need a bike? Increase your chances of winning: badges are still available to the Northside Festival online. See you at Pete’s!

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