The Northside Music Festival is all about discovering the music and art that Brooklyn has to offer; Saturday is going to be the day that I do mostly that. I fully intend on seeing the Guided By Voices, Waaves & Surfer Blood (yeah I'm going to see them twice in one weekend!) but before and after that there is no real band I feel like I "HAVE" to see. Honestly, I've never really listened to many of the acts playing that day and I'm just going to be a sponge; taking in all that the festival presents. After the jump is a list of lesser-known artists that I'd like to look into on Saturday and I think you should do the same. Even if you're not able to see them live, give them a listen and see what you think!
My good friend Megan is a fan of this guy and at 3:30pm on Saturday he'll be playing Spike Hill.
As Mike posted earlier this year, we saw this band open for Titus Andronicus and god damn were they fun. Since then I haven't really given them listen but I really want to check them out Saturday. They play at 11:15 at Burar Falls on Grand between Roebling and Driggs. Get into it!
I've been a fan of these guys ever since I saw a video of Curren$y and Stalley rapping over one of their beats. They're just fun! They are slated to play the Glasslands Gallery on Kent and South 2nd at 11:30. Here's a video of a song they produced entitled "STD Fury". It's absolutely hilarious and not to mention a great beat.
Twin Sister are a self described experimental pop group from Long Island who got major love from Pitchfork. I never really got into them but wouldn't mind checking them out this weekend. They're playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg at 11:30.
As you can see there are a lot of great bands playing on Saturday and while I wish I could watch them all, its just not feasible. If you're going to be in Brooklyn on Saturday you should absolutely look into these shows! Fun will be had by all!