DOWNLOAD: Dave Deporis - Slayer (MP3)

Northside Festival
Northside Festival

Northside is finally upon us! The festival kicks off today with an opening party at Studio B [tix], featuring performances by Brightblack Morning Light, Mariee Sioux and more.

Advance badges are still available for $45, but only until 5pm today, when the price will go up to $50 (still not too steep for access to over 100 shows, art exhibitions and events). Badges can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets or at Northside HQ: 60 N 6th St between Wythe and Kent (hours and details here).

Some of the things you can do with that badge are visit the Black Bubblegum metal show at Europa on Sunday, visit the 1st-ever BrooklynVegan photo show at Music Hall of Williamsburg (from Friday 7pm until the end of Sunday night's Bill Callahan show), and stop by the BrooklynVegan showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Friday night with performances by John Vanderslice, The Tallest Man on Earth, Olof Arnalds, AND..... the mysterious and super-talented Dave Deporis has been added to open the show (set time = 9pm).

Long-time readers know I've always been a fan of Dave's music, despite the fact that he STILL hasn't officially released anything that I know of, and definitely not since 2005 when he was the first artist to play the very first BrooklynVegan live show at Tonic in NYC. Check out an MP3 above.

Stay tuned for more Northside recommendations, coming soon. Dave Deporis videos below...

Dave Deporis - As A Boy @ The Dome, Brooklyn 5/8/09

Dave Deporis in a brief unannounced set at Perch in Park Slope.