Posted in music | tour dates on March 10, 2011

Marty Markowitz & Beirut & L Magazine staff @ Brooklyn Borough Hall
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As you can see in the above photo, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz was on hand at the press conference this morning, as was now-confirmed Northside Festival headliner Beirut. Tickets will be HERE. More confirmed artists below...

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UPDATE FROM PRESS RELEASE:

While we were out claiming the land of Williamsburg and Greenpoint to be ours (at least for four days in June, that is), you were home wondering what on earth it was that we could be announcing. Well, aside from the fact that four-day, all-ages badges to Northside Festival will go on sale this Friday at 10am for a limited-time price of $60 (purchase here!), here are some highlights:

This year we have a 5,000-capacity outdoor space at McCarren Park in Williamsburg. Folk mastermind Beirut will headline this stage on Friday June 17th.

A taste of what else is in store this year: Deer Tick, Javelin, Delicate Steve, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!, Twin Sister, Ava Luna, Allo Darlin', and Gabriel and the Hounds, with over 250 more bands to be announced throughout the next 10 weeks.

Some of our showcases presenters will be BrooklynVegan, Kanine Records, Consequence of Sound, FREEwilliamsburg, Luaka Bop, Lefse Records, Hardly Art, Sacred Bones Records, Brooklyn Bodega, NYCTaper and Panache Booking.

Festival goers can expect indie film screenings curated by some of the most relevant names in the business, neighborhood art galleries opening their doors free to the public for Northside Open Studios in conjunction with Greenpoint Open Studios, and Bedford Avenue to be closed down to traffic on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

New for 2011 is Northside's "Ideas" component, a series of panel discussions exploring the ways business innovators intersect with creative inventors; complete with schmooze sessions.

A Northside DIY Film Competition for shorts and features is in the works as well, bringing developing filmmakers together under one roof. The finalists' works will be screened at UnionDocs in Williamsburg before indie-minded producer Ted Hope, DIY pioneer Todd P, and other jury members. Prizes include cash, an exclusive Northside Rooftop Films screening, and camera rental packages.

And finally, your favorite piece of info to take away from this sweet, sweet email:

Four-day, all-ages badges will go on sale this Friday at 10am for a limited-time price of $60. Individual tickets to the all-ages Beirut and Sharon Van Etten show at McCarren Park on June 17 are available for $25 advance / $30 day of the show. Tickets are available through our website.

Happy Summer everyone. See you at the Park.

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Comments (63)

"delicate steve"

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 2:28 PM

weak

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 2:30 PM

Remember when Marty Markowitz was introducing Mission of Burma at the Pool Party with the lamest pun-induced speech imaginable and Bob Weston messed with his voice? Brilliant.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 2:31 PM

No event's too small for Marty.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 2:36 PM

losing

Posted by RustinPeace | March 10, 2011 2:39 PM

Reminds me of All Points West. One big name (Radiohead) followed by a bunch of lackluster band.

The lineup starts off good: Beirut, Deer Tick, and then it veers off into unknown band territory. I assume most of those bands are friends of the organizers.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 2:40 PM

hipsters love ideas panels.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 2:43 PM

Enough Deer Tick already. Jesus.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 2:47 PM

If $60 is the price for an early bird badge, I don't want to know how much a regular one costs.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 2:48 PM

Mehrut

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 2:48 PM

Mehty Mehkowitz

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 2:49 PM

The guitarist from Deer Tick went to high school with me and used to play in a ton of emocore bands influenced by Thursday and Saves the Day.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 2:54 PM

Worse than Hitler

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 2:57 PM

I don't understand what the big draw with Beirut is. Is it just because he barely plays shows or only plays large festivals and art museums when he does? The guy isn't really that good. It's like Stephin Merrit getting raped by gypsies.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 2:57 PM

"No event's too small for Marty."

Hah Beautiful! Just Beautiful! Finally someone with a witty and clever sense of humor. I applaud you.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:00 PM

"The guitarist from Deer Tick went to high school with me and used to play in a ton of emocore bands influenced by Thursday and Saves the Day."

heads up, almost every 20something musician was in a bunch of bands that sounded like thursday or saves the day, sorry you missed out, that shit is fun to play

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:02 PM

Duuuuupid!

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:04 PM

............corndawg............

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:04 PM

"heads up, almost every 20something musician was in a bunch of bands that sounded like thursday or saves the day, sorry you missed out, that shit is fun to play"

Nothing against it, I was at the shows so I know firsthand. Just a fun fact. If only we knew what all the "cool" 20something musicians were listening to before they sprouted chest hair (or boobs), I think we'd all shake our heads and laugh.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:04 PM

I agree with 2:57. Beirut seems like a lot of hype over nothing. Maybe because he's young, seemingly drunken and "worldly." Didn't he also say his songs don't really mean anything, he just kinda bullshits lyrics...what the hell is the point of that?

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:06 PM

Cool people don't have pasts or parents and materialized with golden testicles

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:10 PM

At least that makes 2 NY Allo Darlin' shows! Hooray!

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:21 PM

I don't get the Beirut hype either. The band is not bad, but there are much better bands out there.

The Golden Festival back in January received NO coverage here on BV. Half of those bands do the "balkan thing" better than Beirut. I think people only listen to bands that Pitchfork tell them to listen to.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:21 PM

GRAILS!! GRAILS!! GRAILS!! GRAILS!!GRAILS!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:22 PM

I love that L Magazine threw themselves a "press conference" but did not bother to update their website with the bands on the lineup. Nice.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:23 PM

Boring.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:27 PM

Marty Markowitz is they type of guy who would try and sell you a brand new air conditioner in the dead of Winter.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:32 PM

Hey everyone, let's pretend we're into music that we can't even relate to because we aren't from the Balkans and don't know any musicians who sound like they were influenced from that area other than Beirut!

Seriously, hipsters listening to Beirut is like white kids in the suburbs listening to gangsta rap. Stop trying to be someone you're not for the image.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:34 PM


Chantelle hearts Ground Control

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:37 PM

Is that show at "Williamsburg's McCarren Park" potentially at the pool space, that was closed for no fucking reason, at which point all summer shows were moved to the vastly inferior waterfront?

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:40 PM

Plz, not him. NOOOO not him

Posted by weiße wickelkommode | March 10, 2011 3:41 PM

I'm willing to bet the McCarren Park show happens in the asphalt softball field pen.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:46 PM

Marty Markowitz would not be welcome in Beirut so he does the next best thing and brings Beirut to us.

Posted by donn | March 10, 2011 3:49 PM

people usually listen to bands because they like them. you don't have to listen to them, and you don't have to like them. other people are entitled to listen to music they like. calm down.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:58 PM

Poor Marty M, having to hang with those poseurs

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 4:09 PM

Oh, wow. We got some big hitters here.

I'll paaaass.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 4:28 PM

Seriously, does anyone even listen to Beirut?! Sounds like a child going through puberty, with marbles in his mouth. Shit's awful.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 4:31 PM

Marty is now a hipster!

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 4:34 PM

8=======D

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 4:34 PM

this was fun as hell last year.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 4:35 PM

"I'm the leader of this band, I wear the Aladdin vest!"

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 4:38 PM

three people in this band look like lesbians.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 4:57 PM

three people in this band look like lesbians.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 4:57 PM

Marty Markowitz is they type of guy who would try and sell you a brand new air conditioner in the dead of Winter.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 3:32 PM


Or a multi million dollar potato chip stadium close to Coney Island in honor of him.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 4:58 PM

Marty Markowitz is they type of guy who would try and sell you a side order of hummus when you were only a few blocks away from Mamouns.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 5:07 PM

C'mon guys put some hope :-)

Posted by Azimut | March 10, 2011 5:14 PM

no offense, but i think it's going to suck if they wall off the softball fields for this in mid to late june.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 5:45 PM

jacuzzi boys

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 5:49 PM

javelin is so bad. saw them at lpr and ended up leaving early because i felt nauseous

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 5:51 PM

Love twin sis

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 6:38 PM

I got all the way to the end of the comment section, and I still haven't figured out what 3:34 is talking about...

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 7:33 PM

d====8

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 7:48 PM

actually, d=13. as a side note, I think your equals key is broken.

Posted by never seen one | March 10, 2011 8:10 PM

I think 3:34 is talking about all these Williamsburg hipsters jocking the whole Balkan scene. You see how they walk around these days all Balkanized. Makes me sick.

Posted by Anonymous | March 10, 2011 8:30 PM

Fuck. My Balkan posing has finally caught up with me. I must flee to another coast and start a new life as a bohemenian gypsy . . . praying never to be uncovered again!

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 12:00 AM

Mehirut

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 12:03 AM

i can feel my balls shrink

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 1:20 AM

These tickets go on sale today right?

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 9:14 AM

"These tickets go on sale today right?"

You must work for L Magazine.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:19 AM

They need some rockin' bands this year. The Liars and Fucked Up show last year was good/fun.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:19 AM

how much is the not-early bird pass/when will the rest of the lineup be announced. seriously on the fence.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:33 AM

No need to get a pass. They will sell tickets for individual shows. A pass does not guarantee admissions and is therefore useless.

Posted by Anonymous | March 11, 2011 10:53 AM

emo guilt

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2011 3:30 PM

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