To prepare myself and our loyal readers for the madness to come, I will be previewing some of the best musical acts that will be performing on this momentous occasion.
Thursday, the opening night of the festival, kicks things off with over 20 shows including a ?uestlove DJ set, Theophilus London and Atlas Sound. The festival's official opening party will be held at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, with the stylish, electro-rapper Theophilus London performing. Check out London's video for the 2009 single (and his best work to date) Humdrum Town.
The L Magazine have also brought Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox's solo project Atlas Sound into the fray to introduce the new Northside venue at St. Cecilia's Church in Greenpoint. Below is a video for the Atlas Sound collaboration with Noah Lennox (aka Panda Bear of Animal Collective) and the official listing for the show.
St. Cecilia's Church
Atlas Sound 9:15pm
White Rainbow 8:15pm
Doors at 7pm doors, $15/$17day of, all ages; buy tickets here.
Finally, if all that is not enough, The Roots' enigmatic drummer, ?uestlove will be doing a late-night (it's late for a weeknight) DJ Set at Brooklyn Bowl. The official listing is below.
?uestlove (DJ set) 11pm
Doors at 10:30pm, $5/$8 day of, 21+; buy tickets here
If none of that is your cup of tea then there are a ton of other shows that you can check out over at The L Magazine.