Monday, June 13, 2011

Northside Music Festival: Preview

This Thursday marks the beginning of the L Magazine's 3rd annual Northside Music Festival in Williamsburg and Greenpoint. With new venues, great musical acts and an expanded pallet of arts on display, this year promises to be the best yet. Last year, musical acts like Fucked Up, Titus Andronicus, AA Bondy, Twin Shadow and many more tore Brooklyn apart (in a good way) during this 4 day showcase of all the art that Brooklyn has to offer. This year I've got myself a badge and fully intend to take in as many of the great shows as I possibly can.

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
Kranky Presents:
Atlas Sound 9:15pm
White Rainbow 8:15pm
Lichens 7:30pm
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.

Brooklyn Bowl

?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.

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