Entries tagged with: Northside Festival
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Brilliant Colors - How Much Younger (MP3)
Among the many bands visiting NYC for the Northside Festival are San Francisco trio Brilliant Colors, who play Glasslands on Friday (6/17) with Slumberland labelmate Frankie Rose, as well as Sherlock's Daughter and Regal Degal. They'll also play a non-Northside show earlier that same night at Bushwick spot Cedar Mansion. Apart from a tour kickoff show in Brooklyn last week, the band haven't been on the East Coast since the Woodsist/Captured Tracks festival two summers ago, when I wrote:
As all-girl, C-'86-influenced trios go, San Francisco's Brilliant Colors might just be the best of the bunch, writing songs that rival Vivian Girls' catchiest, and keeping it tight like Sweden's Liechtenstein with more attitude than either. (Check out "I'm Sixteen" for serious snarl.) They might lack a little in stage presence but playing in the heat of the sun can drain even the most charming performers. But these ladies are quality, one of the day's best.We haven't had a record from Brilliant Colors in almost as long, but their new long-player, Again and Again, comes out on Slumberland on July 19. It's more messy jingle jangle pop that this trio do exceedingly well. Check out the record's "How Much Younger" at the top of this post.
Brilliant Colors play a few East Coast shows before and after Northside, and all dates are below.
Danish post-punkers Iceage are making their US debut at Northside Festival at the Stereogum/Sacred Bones showcase at Public Assembly on June 17 with Prurient, Anasazi, Cult of Youth, Lost Tribe, The Men, Pop. 1280, Yellow Tears and Wes Eisold of Cold Cave (DJ set). Tickets are now sold out, but you can try and get in with a badge.
After Northside, they'll stick around for a tour which continues into August and includes four NYC shows. They play an Other Music in-store on June 22. The show starts at 8 PM and admission is free. They'll also open for JEFF the Brotherhood at the previously announced 285 Kent Ave show on June 25. The headlining "special guest" is still TBA, though both bands play with Fucked Up in Boston a day earlier. Iceage will also play Cake Shop on August 20 and Secret Project Robot on August 21.
Iceage's debut album New Brigade is already out in Europe and will see a US release on June 21 via What's Your Rupture?. Grab the album tracks "Broken Bone," "White Rune," and "New Brigade" above. Check out the "New Brigade" video and the album artwork, tracklist, and all tour dates below.
After countless Northside Festival announcements, the full schedule has been announced. The festival takes place from June 16-19 spanning many North Brooklyn music venues. Check out the music and arts schedule and the film schedule. The ideas schedule is coming soon.
Northside badges are still on sale and will get you into many events (capacity permitting) including the sold out Beirut/Sharon Van Etten show. Individual tickets are still on sale for a lot of the other stuff though including Guided By Voices show with Wavves, Surfer Blood, and The Babies in McCarren Park on June 18.
If you can't make it out to the GBV show, it will be streaming live on Sirius XMU (home of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio).
Speaking of BrooklynVegan, I'm sorry to report that we will actually not be doing a Northside Festival show this year. We wanted to, and had fun with it in the past (last year I think we did three), but collectively just couldn't get it together this year. Sorry about that. There's always next year!
photos by Tim Griffin
DOWNLOAD: Twin Sister - "Bad Street" (MP3)
Twin Sister @ ACL Live
Twin Sister have a new album in the works, and like Real Estate's new one, it will be coming out on Domino Records. They'll release their debut full length In Heaven via Domino on September 27. Download the track "Bad Street" above. Stream it and check out the full tracklist, below.
Twin Sister kicked off a tour at ACL Live's Moody Theater in Austin last night (6/8). Pictures from that show, where they opened for Beirut (pictures HERE), are in this post.
Their trek continues in Houston tonight and eventually reaches Music Hall of Williamsburg on 6/18 with Allo Darlin', Ava Luna, and Gabriel and the Hounds. The previously mentioned Brooklyn show is part of the Northside Festival and still on sale for those without badges. Twin Sister played the same venue during the Northside Fest last year.
All Twin Sister tour dates, more pictures from Austin, and the new album stuff, below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Beirut @ ACL Live
Beirut are releasing their long-awaited third LP The Rip Tide on August 30 on Zach Condon's own Pompeii Records internationally and on Revolver in the US. New tracks "East Harlem" and "Goshen" both also appear on a limited edition single which is out now, and you can listen to both of those songs streaming below.
Beirut's recent live shows have included a sold out show at the Wellmont Theater in NJ, a small, private show in Stratosphere Sound Recording Studio, a small, private show in a Brooklyn loft, and a big show at ACL Live's Moody Theater in Austin last night (6/8) with Twin Sister. Pictures of Beirut from the Texas show are in this post (the Twin Sister pics are HERE).
Beirut's upcoming shows include Bonnaroo this weekend, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, and a big Northside Festival show in McCarren Park with Sharon Van Etten which is now SOLD OUT (though they have to let some Northside Badgeholders in).
All tour dates, new song streams, new album tracklist, and more pictures from Austin, below...
photos by Chris La Putt
Javelin @ Mercury Lounge
Since that show Big Freedia played a Saturday night show at Brooklyn Bowl, a 3-song set later that night (at like 2:30am) at Drom, and B.O.M.B. Fest. Freedia and Javelin play together in Montreal tonight (5/31). Javelin play their next NYC show on June 18 at Glasslands with Delicate Steve, Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Bright Moments (Kelly Pratt of Beirut and Arcade Fire), and Harry Belafonte Live at Carnegie Hall. The show is presented by label Luaka Bop and is part of the Northside Festival. Tickets are still available. Flyer and more tour dates below.
Javelin is currently in the process of completing a Canyon Candy short film. The film is their companion to the Canyon Candy 10". According to Javelin's Kickstarter campaign:
The lone survivor of a brutal massacre, a young girl is plunged into hallucinatory chase through a day and night in the American Southwest. Directed by Mike Anderson and produced by Oscar Boyson, Canyon Candy is unlike any previous Western. Part poem, part play, a modern silent film wholly created on a soundstage: this is the first western of its kind to be shot in the New York Metropolitan Area since The Great Train Robbery was filmed in Milltown, New Jersey in 1903. Completely handmade, Canyon Candy will employ old studio western methods such as rear-projection, dioramas, and scenic matte painting to create a stunningly unorthodox visual rendering of the American West. Javelin's original score fuses original compositions with dollar-bin mined samples.Check out a video from the Kickstarter campaign with Javelin, some stills from the film, all dates, more pics from Mercury Lounge, below...
Rebecca Gates & the Consortium @ Sasquatch 2011 (nyc77style)
"For those who swooned over the sweet, sideways indie-pop of The Spinanes back in the '90s, the return of singer-guitarist Rebecca Gates can only be a good thing. Since The Spinanes' dissolution in 2000 -- the band was never much more than her and drummer Scott Plouf, who left in 1996 to join Built to Spill -- Gates has played with a variety of supporting players while working on her visual art and keeping a lower public profile. Her latest album is titled The Float." [NPR]Rebecca Gates of The Spinanes played with her band the Consortium at Sasquatch Festival this weekend. Listen to her performance on NPR.
Rebecca kicks off a four-date solo tour at The Rock Shop on June 14 (she played there with her band in April). Marcellus Hall opens the Brooklyn show. She also opens for Fiery Eleanor Friedberger at Brooklyn's St. Cecilia's RC Church on June 18 as part of the Northside Festival with Ida and Spectre Folk. Tickets are still on sale.
Rebecca Gates and the Consortium will play the recently announced MusicfestNW in Portland, OR in September. According to a press release, "The Consortium may feature any and all of: Ji Tanzer (Blue Cranes), Joanna Bolme (The Jicks, Quasi), Rebecca Cole (Wild Flag, The Minders), Nate Query (The Decemberists, Black Prairie), Jenny Drizos (The Decemberists, Black Prairie), Amy Domingues (Garland of Hours), Dave Depper (Loch Lomond, Blue Giant) or any other musical genius who consents to participating."
All tour dates below...
DOM at BV-CMJ 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The openers have been announced for the free shows happening at Pier 54 this summer. We already mentioned that Austra is opening the tUnE-yArDs show on July 14. It was also revealed that Class Actress open the Metronomy show on July 28, and DOM open the Deer Tick show on August 11.
In related news, DOM announced that the Family of Love EP, their follow up to Sun Bronzed Greek Gods, will be released August 9 via Astralwerks. The EP was produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Animal Collective, Bjork). "I want to pump out as many records as possible," Dom said, "and actually make a difference in pop music. No matter how a.d.d. it all sounds, the more I write, the more I really wanna do this thing."
All DOM and Deer Tick dates and the EP tracklist below...
Bowery photos by Amanda Hatfield
Bell is self-releasing a new LP Diamonite next week (5/31). The album is available for stream and pre-order on her website, including immediate download of two tracks (one of which is free to download above, and streaming below). Bell plays an album release party tonight (5/26) at Knitting Factory with ARMS. Bear in Heaven and Chairlift will be providing DJ sets. Tickets are on sale, AND the show will be streaming online.
ARMS @ Bowery Ballroom in February
ARMS recently tweeted that they were "calling the next album The Denial Variations." It's reportedly due out this spring. While you wait, download the free EP he released last year, and the Passion Pit remix of "Heat and Hot Water" above (if you don't have them already).
Check out some belated photos from ARMS' show at Bowery Ballroom (2/26) with White Rabbits and Caveman below...
"Almost 10 years after the release of House Of Jealous Lovers, The Rapture will be coming back home to DFA. Their new album The Grace Of Your Love drops on September 6 in the US, September 5 in Europe. We'll be sure to keep you posted." - DfA RecordsIn other DFA news, YACHT and Midnight Magic and The Miracles Club will play the DFA Northside Festival showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on June 19. Tickets are on sale now for the gig that is much smaller than YACHT's last headlining NYC show.
Like the recently-announced Seapony and Thee Oh Sees shows, you can also try and get in to YACHT with a Nothside Festival badge. All of these shows are part of the latest round of Northside Festival lineup additions. The full list of bands is below...
Thee Oh Sees @ Tip Top in 2010 (more by Rebecca Smeyne)
"Thee Oh Sees perch comfortably atop a vibrant Bay Area garage-rock scene. It's a spot they've earned for a number of reasons: seniority (the band has been bashing since 2005, and head Oh See John Dwyer fronted primal pounders the Coachwhips before that); an inhuman prolific streak (being an Oh Sees completist is like being a member of a fabulous record-of-the-month club); and the simple fact that the band is one of the best live acts on the West Coast, East Coast or anywhere in between, delivering a blur of hip-shaking, revved-up mayhem every time it's onstage." [Washington Post]Like Ty Segall, fellow California bruise cruisers Thee Oh Sees, who are appearing at the return of Bruise Cruise in 2012 have added a NYC show to their 2011 summer tour. They play Brooklyn Bowl on June 18 as part of the Northside Festival. Tickets for the "Tell All Your Friends" showcase are on sale now, or you can try to use a Northside badge to get in.
And speaking of bands playing the Bruise Cruise, don't forget that Quintron and Miss Pussycat have cancelled their current tour (5/28 @ 285 Kent included).
All Thee Oh Sees tour dates below...
by Bill Pearis
NYC Popfest is now over. It was a fun four days (as said before, Gold-Bears were seriously amazing). Popfest is branching out this year, increasing their presence throughout the year. They'll be at this year's Northside Festival for a June 16 showcase at Bruar Falls with The Secret History, Eternal Summers and Seattle's Seapony. I'm hearing rumors of CMJ and SXSW showcases in the works too.
Seapony will be playing three shows during their NYC visit. In addition to the Northside show, they'll play June 15 at Glasslands (w/ Idiot Glee, Holiday Shores and TEEN) and June 17 at Pianos. Their debut full length "Go With Me" comes out on Hardly Art on 5/31, and has some really lovely songs on it, melodic, jangly pop not unlike the kind Creation Records used to release before they signed Oasis. You can check out two tracks at the top of this post -- "Dreaming" is especially lovely.
Eternal Summers, meanwhile, are currently on tour with The Beets.... which will have them meeting up with Seapony this week at San Francisco Popfest. Check out the title track from Eternal Summers' new EP at the top of this post.
All tour dates for Seapony and Eternal Summers are below.
photos by Kellyann Petry
Woods @ Culture Shock
If you aren't making the trek up to B.O.M.B. Fest to see Woods over Memorial Day Weekend, no worries. Woods will be back as part of a month-long North American tour that kicks off in middle July. All dates are listed below.
But first, you can also catch Woods in June in a Brooklyn church as part of the Northside Festival. The previously announced show also now includes Ed Askew and Magik Markers on the bill and is still on sale (flyer below). On August 13th look for the band at Bowery Ballroom with Ducktails (mem Real Estate) and White Fence (their second recent show together). Tickets for the NYC show go on AmEx presale today at noon (5/18), and regular sale on Friday.
Woods are welcoming their new LP Sun and Shade via their own Woodsist imprint on June 14th. Look for it then or preorder it now. Stream new track "Pushing Onlys" below, and 7+minute psychedlic jam "Out of The Eye" at Pitchfork.
DOWNLOAD: Iceage - "White Rune" (MP3)
Dominick Fernow on stage with Cold Cave at T5 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Prurient, aka Dominick Fernow who is now also in Cold Cave, will play his first Prurient NYC show in two years as part of the Stereogum/Sacred Bones show at Public Assembly on June 17th. Prurient is a recent addition to the previously mentioned Northside Festival show which also includes the debut NYC performance of Iceage and appearances from Yellow Tears, Lost Tribe, The Men, and DJ Wes Eisold (Cold Cave). Tickets are on sale or you can try to use a badge.
Iceage are preparing to release their new LP New Brigade on June 21st via What's Your Rupture?. Check out "White Rune" from that above and a video for "New Brigade" below. The Danish band's performance at Public Assembly is part of a string of East Coast dates for the band in June, after which they'll return home to graduate high school (no shit).
Prurient is comprised of one Dominick Fernow, he of Hospital Productions/Ash Pool/Cold Cave fame. Prurient recently released the Many Jewels Surround The Crown 7" via Hydra Head Records, a track that is also featured on the forthcoming Hydra Head release Bermuda Drain due in June.
As discussed, Cold Cave are coming back to NYC twice as part of a tour in the coming weeks. Tickets are now on sale for both shows too: Knitting Factory on July 12th with Cult of Youth and Bowery Ballroom on 8/6 with Austra.
All Iceage dates and that video is below.
Diamond Rings backstage at Radio City Music Hall (more by Chris La Putt)
Speaking of Toronto artists with ties to Fucked Up, congrats to Diamond Rings, who signed to Astralwerks worldwide last month (except for Canada, where he'll stay at Secret City Records). The label will give last year's Special Affections the reissue treatment, look for that starting on June 21st.
Maybe it will even be at the merch table two days early, when Diamond Rings plays with Porcelain Raft at Europa on June 19th as part of the Northside Festival. Tickets for the Brooklyn show are on sale, or you can try to get in with a Northside badge.
Porcelain Raft meanwhile plays a show with Here We Go Magic at Mercury Lounge on May 14th. Tickets are on sale for that, and NT and Bizi Gara are both also on the bill. For HWGM it's one of many May tour dates they have scheduled.
All tour dates and some videos below...
In their own words:
Northside Festival is thrilled to announce special series of shows in beautiful St. Cecilia's church in Greenpoint.And the shows are:
St. Cecilia's is one of the most beautiful and vital churches in Brooklyn. We are excited to be working with this community institution and proud to say that St. Cecilia's will be an important part of Northside.
There will be four shows taking place at the most spectacular venue imaginable.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Like The Kills (who headlined the show), Cold Cave and The Entrance band played Terminal 5 on Friday night (4/29) as part of an ongoing tour for the three bands. Pictures from the opening sets are in this post.
And like the Kills, Cold Cave have already announced more upcoming shows including another two in NYC: Knitting Factory in Brooklyn on July 12th and Bowery Ballroom on August 6th. KF tickets go on sale 5/6 at noon, and Bowery tickets probably will do something similar. All tour dates are listed below.
The Knitting Factory show is with Cult of Youth who just finished a tour with Zola Jesus at Bowery Ballroom, and whose other upcoming gigs include opening for Steve Ignorant and playing as part of the Northside Festival at Public Assembly on June 17th with Iceage, The Men, Lost Tribe... and DJ Wes from Cold Cave. Tickets are on sale for that one.
With new Cold Cave tour dates also came a new Cold Cave video for "Villains Of The Moon." Watch that with more pictures from Terminal 5 (Kills pics HERE), below...
Theophilus London will headline the "Official Northside Festival Opening Party" at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday, June 16th. Tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon, and then general sale Friday at noon. You can also try to get in with a Northside Festival badge.
The hip hop artist is one of 65+ new artists being officially added to the lineup of this year's Northside Festival (June 16-19 in various venues across Williamsburg and Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY). Here's the full list:
Surfer Blood @ BVSXSW (more by Tim Griffin)
Surfer Blood kick off their tour with Trail of Dead at Bowery Ballroom on April 29th. That show is sold out, though tickets are still available for the one they're playing at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 13th (note: original tour dates said this show was at Brooklyn Bowl, but it's Music Hall).
And, Surfer Blood and the Babies have been added to the Wavves/Guided By Voices Nothside Festival show happening in McCarren Park on June 18th. Tickets are still on sale. Doors for that show are at 3pm, The Babies play at 4, Surfer Blood play at 5, Wavves at 6, and then GBV at 7.
Sharon Van Etten was recently added to the Beirut show at the same venue.
Surfer Blood, Sharon Van Etten and The Babies are 3 of 65 bands that were just added to the Northside Festival.
Wavves are also playing a free NYC show later in the summer.
The second annual Hopscotch Festival will go down in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, across 12 different venues with over 135 bands, from September 8th through 10th. The lineup this year runs the gamut of independent music... from traditional indie staples (The Flaming Lips, Guided By Voices, Superchunk) to southern-inflected rock (Drive-By Truckers) to noise (Prurient) to hip hop (Beans) to garage (Jeff The Brotherhood) to funk (Budos Band) to metal (Krallice), and everywhere in between (Swans, Rhys Chatham, etc etc). Tickets are currently on sale. Full lineup is below.
Hopscotch happens almost three months after Guided By Voices play a Brooklyn Northside Festival show in McCarren Park (tickets) which is one day after Beirut plays a Northside Festival show on the same McCarren Park stage with... Sharon Van Etten (though she may have been accidentally announced at one point, they officially kept her placement on the bill under wraps until after Saturday's Music Hall of Williamsburg show). Tickets for Beirut/SVE are still on sale, and another opener will be added too.
Hopscotch lineup below...
It will look much prettier when they build a stage and stuff, but those asphalt softball fields are where Beirut is playing on June 17th (tickets) and Guided by Voices & Wavves are playing on June 18th (tickets). The "Open Space Alliance benefit shows" are both part of the 2012 Northside Festival for which you can also buy a badge.
Whether OSA has plans to use the 'McCarren Park' space on other dates this summer remains to be seen, but there have been rumors of OSA trying to "sponsor their own concert series ten blocks down" from a waterfront area that was being proposed for a controversial "Brooklyn Night Bazaar."
I'm assuming the OSA "concert series" is not the JellyNYC Williamsburg Waterfront Pool Parties which are probably not returning this summer after much controversy last year. That controversy was especially related to Jelly's relationship with OSA.
There will reportedly still be concerts at Williamsburg Waterfront again this year though, but probably not free ones. McCarren Pool meanwhile (Jelly's original free show location), also part of McCarren Park, is still being wasted I think.
Stay tuned for more updates on all of this.
Wavves @ MSG in 2010 (more by Andrew St. Clair)
In the earlier ticket post today, I forgot to mention...
It's unclear how many Northside badges they'll let in to that show, but those are on sale too.
Tickets are also still on sale for the Beirut Northside show happening at McCarren Park too.
Fang Island are playing Brooklyn Bowl on May 27th. Tickets are on sale.
Free Energy are playing Glasslands & April 29th. Tickets are on sale.
GBV @ Irving Plaza on New Year's Eve (more by Chris Gersbeck)
Guided By Voices is returning to NYC and will headline the McCarren Park Stage on Saturday, June 18! Wavves is going to open the Brooklyn Northside Festival show which is going on sale Friday, April 8, at 10am EST. Tickets are $30 in advance. You can also attempt to get in with a Northside Festival badge.
not the Northside Fest press conference...
Four-day, all-ages badges to the Northside Festival will go on sale at noon "for a limited-time price of $60". As the press release also pointed out, BrooklynVegan will be back with a Northside showcase this year, so stay tuned for more info on that.
As The Feast points out, "Yesterday, Borough President and full-time Brooklyn cheerleader Marty Markowitz officially announced the 3rd Annual Northside Festival, which runs from June 16-19 and showcases music, film, and "ideas." Along with Co-Founder and CEO of The L Magazine Scott Stedman, Markowitz introduced festival headliner Beirut and previewed a portion of the music line-up which consists of over 250 bands spread across 50 Brooklyn venues." In the below video you can hear the music loving and very optimistic Markowitz say that Northside will eventually be bigger than SXSW....
Marty Markowitz & Beirut & L Magazine staff @ Brooklyn Borough Hall
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...