a guide to Northside Fest Sunday
Deervana @ SXSW 2011 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Brooklyn’s Northside Festival concludes today (Sunday, 6/19). If you’re reading this, finish quickly and get yourself to one of three day shows that are underway.
The most in-demand show at the Northside Festival Sunday night is amazingly a tribute band (one I am also fond of). Deer Tick playing all Nirvana songs as Deervana proved themselves worthy at SXSW and again during a late-night surprise set at Bonnaroo. The show they’re playing at Brooklyn Bowl tonight sold out long ago, so if you’re planning on getting in with your badge, get there early. WATERS opens the show.
Your dancier alternative is the DFA showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg featuring a headlining set by YACHT whose last NYC show was at the bigger Webster Hall. The stacked bill also includes the Cut Copy-approved The Miracles Club and NYC disco staples Midnight Magic. Tickets are still on sale if you don’t have a badge.
Other places to get some value out of your Northside Badge tonight include Bruar Falls where members of Love is All, Architecture in Helsinki & The Lucksmiths are all on the bill, and Coco66 which will have bands featuring members of Lighting Bolt and Cibo Matto. Diamond Rings and Porcelain Raft play a show at Europa with Bell. NYC Taper & Pop Tarts team up for a 2-stage show at Public Assembly that if you miss you can probably download later. After taking a night off, St Cecilia’s Church hosts one final show with Mount Eerie, Nicholas Krgovich (of No Kids), and Wyrd Visions (check out the pics from the Atlas Sound show there on the first night). 285 Kent kicks off at 8:30pm with a set by New Moods and ends with a headlining 11:30pm set by Sun Airway. Various members of Das Racist and their associates play in between. The full Northside schedule is at Northside’s site.