Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Northside Music Festival: Friday Preview

Friday at the L Magazine's Northside Music Festival is jampacked with shows aplenty. The live music starts around 6 o'clock in Williamsburg and in most venues it won't be stopping until well after midnight (late night DJ sets until 4 in the morning at Cameo Gallery and Public Assembly!) The day kicks off with Worcester based electo-rockers DOM at Brooklyn Bowl. Their EP Sun Bronzed Greek Gods was a highly touted release and I anticipate an awesome show. Check out their song "Burn Bridges" after the jump as well as all the rest of Friday's fun!

Friday's big event will be Beirut's return to Brooklyn coupled with the opening of the 5,000 capacity venue at McCarren Park (sold out!!!). The show starts at 6:30 with Yellow Ostrich, followed by Sharon Van Etten and Beirut is scheduled to hit the stage around 8:30. It promises to be a great event and here's a little taste of their live sound.

At around the same time, psych-folk band Woods will be playing their album release show for Sun & Shade relased back on May 31st. The show will be at St. Cecilia's Church with support from Ed Askew and Magik Markers. Tickets are still available for this show and it promises to be a good one. Here's the music video for their song "To Clean" off of 2009's Songs of Shame.

Finally, at midnight over at the Knitting Factory, Surfer Blood will be playing their first of two sets at the festival. Last year, the band released their debut album Astro Coast and garnered much critical acclaim from the online music world. I've never seen them live and it should be a kick-ass ending to a great day/night.

1 comment:

  1. Soooooo jealous you're seeing Surfer Blood. Really wish they would come through the burgh. Rest of the fest sounds sick too.