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a guide to Northside Fest Saturday

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Bill didn’t have a chance to write a Saturday Northside guide, but since we did do one for Thursday and Friday, I want to at least quickly continue the trend. Here you go:

The big show of the day, today, Saturday, June 18th, is without a doubt Guided By Voices, Surfer Blood, Wavves and The Babies at McCarren Park.

Guided by Voices 7pm
Wavves 6pm
Surfer Blood 5pm
The Babies 4pm

If you don’t have a badge, $35, or just don’t care, there’s also some good free afternoon shows you can pop into at Matchless, Spike Hill and the Woods.

There’s no BIG show tonight, but garage giants Thee Oh Sees, who played a secret show at Death By Audio last night, should please at Brooklyn Bowl (where we found out the “secret guest” is Reptar who are also playing Governors Ball today) while Twin Sister and Allo Darlin hold it down at Music Hall of Williamsburg:

Twin Sister 11:30pm
Allo Darlin’ 10:30pm
Ava Luna 9:45pm
Gabriel & the Hounds 9pm

If you miss The Babies at 4pm, they also play a midnight set as part of Academy Records & Other Music’s showcase at Public Assembly tonight. it’s right next door to the Music Hall show, you can run back and forth.

Fiery Eleanor Friedberger plays a show at Europa instead of in a church.

Meanwhile over at Union Pool the Sub Pop sister label Hardly Art showcases some of its bands: Woven Bones 11:30pm, Fergus & Geronimo 10:30pm, Colleen Green 9:30pm, Xray Eyeballs 8:30pm.

Those who like to enter Altered Zones will probably be chillin’ down at 285 Kent. Flyer reposted below.

Bill hopes to make it to Knitting Factory by midnight to see White Fence. They go on before their tour-mate The Strange Boys, whose next album is coming out on Rough Trade, as part of the late show at the venue. The early show at Knitting Factory features Alela Diane (whose newest album came out on Rough Trade).

Look at the full schedule at Northside’s site. Look for even more shows in “What’s Going on Saturday.”

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