The 2nd Northside Festival is almost upon us. True this shit is in Billyburg, but it looks like there is a load of good crap goin on there next weekend, June 24-27.
The L Magazine sent along a little cheat sheet for your asses, so take note and party hard:
There'll be shows at practically every single venue in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, with performances from over 250 bands including Titus Andronicus, Les Savy Fav, Liars, ?uestlove, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, and more; plus showcases curated by industry influencers like Consequence of Sound, Brooklyn Vegan, Kanine Records, Baeble Music, Green Owl Records, American Myth Recordings, Duke Street Blog, DailyVinyl.com, and I Rock I Roll. Some bands will also be taking to the streets: we'll be announcing impromptu outdoor performances throughout the festival through @thelmagazine on Twitter (For the complete schedule, go here, or check out our streaming channel Northside Radio).
This will be the inaugural year for film at Northside, and we're showing 5 feature films and over 20 shorts at Williamsburg's brand-new and much-anticipated movie theater, indieScreen. Highlights include a short directed by James Franco ("The Feast of Stephen") and a new feature from Todd Solondz ("Life During Wartime"), plus the Animation Block Party, an annual marathon of animated shorts featuring a Q&A with participants Odd Todd, Lisa LaBracio, Aaron Hughes, Dan Meth and Emily Hubley (For more on the film programming, please go here).
We're teaming up again with the Williamsburg Gallery Association to highlight exhibitions and openings at neighborhood galleries like Momenta Art and Like the Spice Gallery. This year, the shows will focus on local artists and performers (For more on the art programming, please go here).
There will be badge deals aplenty, including specials at Barcade, Nita Nita, Iona, The Gutter and many more bars and restaurants across the neighborhoods. The L is giving away some badges (plus an iPad!) on its site to a few lucky readers. We'll also be offering badges of the Foursquare persuasion: users can unlock the special "Northside" badge by checking into Northside HQ, the brand-new outdoor venue on the Greenpoint Waterfront, or any 3 official Northside venues. (For more info on purchasing badges and individual tickets please go here).