Northside 2013 Preview

Ever since 2009, L Magazine has held the Northside Festival in June at a series of venues in Williamsburg & Greenpoint in Brooklyn – and QRO has been there...
Northside 2013 Preview

Northside 2013 Preview

Ever since 2009, L Magazine has held the Northside Festival in June at a series of venues in Williamsburg & Greenpoint in Brooklyn – and QRO has been there every year.  2013 is no different, with locals and out-of-towners crisscrossing the north side of the borough, Thursday-to-Sunday, June 13th-16th:

 

 

The LuyasThursday, June 13th

285 Kent, 285 Kent A
Infinite Best
8:30 PM – Lushlife
9:15 PM – Julian Lynch
10:15 PM – The Luyas
11:15 PM – Ava Luna
12:15 AM – Twin Sister

Montreal’s The Luyas (QRO photos) is relatively recent mash-up of members from some of the city’s best-known bands.  Featuring past and present players from Arcade Fire (QRO live review), Miracle Fortress (QRO photos), Belle Orchestre (QRO album review), and SS Cardiacs, the four-piece (QRO photos) explores a unique sound made up of steady percussion, hazy keyboards, a French horn, and a twelve-string zither.  Long story short, they’re a bit out there.

Long Island dream pop act Twin Sister (QRO live review) looked set to be the ‘next big thing’ in 2010 with Color Your Life EP (QRO review), but haven’t really lived up to that expectation since then.

Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave.
Monarch
8:00 PM – Julia Haltigan
Aabaraki8:45 PM – Wyatt
9:35 PM – Cole Williams
10:20 PM – Aabaraki
11:15 PM – Kendra Morris

Get funky with Aabaraki (QRO photos).

Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.  (QRO venue review)
8:00 PM – Walter TV
TBA – White Fence
TBA – Mac DeMarco

The more psychedelic-pop White Fence (QRO photos at a festival) teamed up last year with Ty Segall (QRO album review) for Hair (and not only play Thursday & Friday at Northside – see below – but also the free South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan – QRO venue review – on Friday).

Some artists toil in obscurity for years, even decades, but Mac DeMarco (QRO photos at a festival) is only just old enough to drink, and already has his debut full-length, Mac DeMarco 2.

Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Bowl Train
11:00 PM – ?uestlove (DJ set)

Though he’s only doing a DJ set, ?uestlove of The Roots (QRO album review) is one of the few artists who you’d actually go see do a DJ set, as he revives his ‘Bowl Train’ DJ set at Brooklyn Bowl.

Cameo, 93 N 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
Cascine Records/Newtown Radio
8:00 PM – Rush Midnight
9:00 PM – Selebrities
10:00 PM – Ice Choir
11:00 PM – Kisses
12:00 AM – Chad Valley

Europa, 98 Meserole Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Mac DeMarco8:30 PM – Gondola
9:15 PM – Neulore
10:00 PM – Ivan & Alyosha

The Grand Victory, 245 Grand St.
TBA – The Casualties

The Gutter Spare Room, 200 N 14th St.
9:00 PM – Lord Fowl
10:00 PM – Live Ones
11:00 PM – Smokewagon
12:00 AM – Black Black Black

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
8:30 PM – Pop Zeus
9:15 PM – Butter the Children
10:00 PM – Bleached

Out of the riot grrl lawlessness of Mika Miko comes the more harmonious Bleached (QRO photos at a festival).

Legion, 790 Metropolitan Ave.
8:30 PM – Sally
9:30 PM – Vivienne Eastwood
10:30 PM – Radical Dads
A Place To Bury Strangers11:30 PM – Black Wine

Muchmore’s, 2 Havemeyer St.
GODMODE Records
8:30 PM – Breeding Program
9:15 PM – The Flag
10:00 PM – Courtship Ritual
10:45 PM – Alan Watts
11:30 PM – YVETTE

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
8:00 PM – Bambara
8:00 PM – Bennio Qwerty
8:00 PM – Lower
8:00 PM – A Place To Bury Strangers
8:00 PM – Iceage

Brooklyn’s own A Place To Bury Strangers (QRO spotlight on) challenge Spinal Tap for claim of ‘loudest band ever’, but AP2BS (QRO live review) are also skilled musicians, from their self-titled debut full-length (QRO review), 2009’s Exploding Head (QRO review), and last year’s Onward To the Wall EP (QRO review) & Worship (QRO review) full-length.  They even run their own pedal company, Death By Audio (which is also a venue – QRO review).  But at DIY Brooklyn (QRO photos), expect their loud sound to boom all the way across the borough.

Copenhagen’s punk rock outfit Iceage (QRO photos at a festival) deliver on record (QRO mp3 review), but struggle a little live (QRO live review).

Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St.  (QRO venue review) (free)
Iceage9:00 PM – Wilderlands
10:00 PM – Monuments
11:00 PM – Thunderclap!

Public Assembly (back room), 70 N 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
France Rocks!
8:00 PM – Team Ghost
8:00 PM – Chateau Marmont
8:00 PM – Slowdance

Post-punk, shoegaze and electronics from M83 (QRO live review) former founder member Nicolas Fromageau, currently working on the Team Ghost’s debut album after singles like “Dead Film Star”.  Very promising.

Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave.
Pitchfork
8:30 PM – Foreplay
9:15 PM – Majical Cloudz
10:00 PM – special guest
11:00 PM – Body/Head

Body/Head is Kim Gordon’s post-Sonic Youth (QRO live review), post-Thurston team-up with Bill Nice.

Body/HeadSpike Hill, 186 Bedford Ave.  (QRO venue review) (free)
Ernest Jenning Recording Co/Paper Garden Records
7:00 PM – Wild Yaks
7:40 PM – MiniBoone
8:20 PM – Chris Mills
9:00 PM – Trummors
9:45 PM – The City & Horses
10:30 PM – ARMS
11:30 PM – Conveyor

QRO favorites like ARMS (QRO album review) and MiniBoone (QRO live review) are playing twice at Northside (see below), and team up at the showcase by Ernest Jenning Recording Co. and QRO favorite Paper Garden Records.

Trash Bar, 256 Grand St.
Swans8:00 PM – The Cowmen
9:00 PM – The Split
10:00 PM – Tyburn Saints
11:00 PM – The Everymen

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave.  (QRO venue review) (free)
JD Samson
TBA – Sveta (DJ set)
TBA – Will Automatic (DJ set)
TBA – Amber Valentine (DJ set)
TBA – JD Samson (DJ set)

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave.  (QRO venue review)
TBA – Chelsea Wolfe
TBA – Swans

An influential act that’s been a regular at the recent Primavera Sounds across the Atlantic in Iberia in both Barcelona (QRO photos at 2013 Barcelona Primavera Sound) and Oporto (QRO photos at 2013 Optimus Primavera Sound) is New York’s post-punk pioneers Swans (QRO live review) – and now frontman Michael Gira (QRO solo photos) comes home, behind last year’s The Seer (QRO review).

 

 

TorcheFriday, June 14th

285 Kent
Invisible Oranges
7:45 PM – Inter Arma
8:30 PM – Lo-Pan
9:15 PM – KEN mode
10:00 PM – Torche

Miami’s Torche (QRO photos at a festival in Florida) have always toured hard, and 2008’s Meanderthal was rated #1 on Decibel Magazine’s ‘Most Extreme Albums of the Year’.  And the metal act is continuing on, even after 2009’s departure of guitarist Juan Montoya over ‘creative differences’, putting out Harmonicraft last year (QRO photos).

285 Kent
UNO/Arbutus
12:00 AM – Kuhrye-oo
12:45 AM – Aquarian
1:15 AM – Ian Isiah (live)
SInkane2:30 AM – Gobby

Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave.
Heart Bleeds Radio
7:30 PM – Mount Sharp
8:00 PM – Crazy Pills
9:00 PM – pow wow!
10:00 PM – The Beets
11:00 PM – Quiet Loudly
12:00 AM – The Planes

Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.  (QRO venue review)
TBA – Xenia Rubios
TBA – Leverage Models
TBA – Sinkane

Sudanese born Ahmed Gallab, a.k.a. Sinkane (QRO photos), has had a very busy fall ‘012, playing seemingly every CMJ showcase in October (QRO photos at CMJ festival) – even the CMJ line-up announcement party before that (QRO live review) – and put out his debut full-length, Mars.

Bear HandsBrooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Bond Music Group
TBA – Chateau Marmont
TBA – Avan Lava (DJ set)
12:00 AM – Computer Magic
TBA – Chrome Canyon

Cameo, 93 N 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
DoNYC/Death & Taxes
7:30 PM – Vensaire
8:30 PM – Ludwig Persik
9:30 PM – Snowmine
10:30 PM – Bear Hands

At Northside is friend-of-the-Q Bear Hands (QRO spotlight on).  Their alt-punk is more skilled than most in the genre (or the borough – QRO photos in Brooklyn), as seen in 2010’s great full-length debut, Burning Bush Supper Club (QRO review).  Fronted by the engaging Val Lopez & Dylan Rau (QRO interview with both), they play well at festivals (QRO photos at a festival), including U.K.’s Leeds (QRO live review), and outdoors like Prospect Park in Brooklyn (QRO photos in Prospect Park).  Look for the great new material from the band (QRO photos) – even improvised songs (QRO video) – as well as old like “Vietnam” (QRO video) and newer like “Crime Pays” (QRO video).

Cameo, 93 N 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
Brooklyn Bass
TBA – T’Angelo
TBA – Judge Wide
SuunsTBA – Evan Michael
TBA – Osborne

Europa, 98 Meserole Ave.  (QRO venue review)
9:00 PM – Dan Friel
10:00 PM – Rhys Chatham & Oneida

Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave.  (QRO venue review)
PopGun Booking
8:00 PM – Tempers
8:00 PM – Amen Dunes
8:00 PM – Suuns

Montreal’s Suuns (QRO photos) are a post-industrial group (QRO photos at a festival) that is not the easiest to listen to (when they’re not serving as backing band to city-mate Elizabeth Powell – QRO interview – as Land of Talk – QRO photos of Powell & Suuns).

Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave.  (QRO venue review)
PopGun Booking
TBA – Peanut Butter Wolf
TBA – Cale Parks (DJ set)
TBA – LebLaz (DJ set)

At some point, bands stopped using ‘wolf’ in their name (probably around the time AIDS Wolf – QRO photos – first appeared…), but DJs & producers have kept it going, such as San Jose’s Chris Manak, a.k.a. Peanut Butter Wolf, though he’s been spinning since 1989.  While he originally started as a producer, he’s moved to DJing & his own label, Stones Throw (Madlib, Madvillian).

Har Mar SuperstarThe Grand Victory, 245 Grand St.
Rocky Road Touring
TBA – NVUS
TBA – Supercute!
TBA – Spires
TBA – Purple
TBA – The Boxing Lesson
TBA – Har Mar Superstar

Somewhere between solo singer/songwriter, pop-star diva, and Ron Jeremy lies Har Mar Superstar (QRO photos).  Sean Tillmann adopted the persona to underground acclaim, especially in Great Britain, as well as becoming spokesman for Vladivar Vodka and Lynx Deodorant.  He’s also written songs for the likes of Jennifer Lopez & Kelly Osbourne, and Britney Spears’ management’s rejection of “Tall Boys” only brought him to make his own version, for 2009’s Dark Touches.

The Gutter Spare Room, 200 N 14th St.
Whatever Blog
8:00 PM – Libel
9:00 PM – Meaning of Life
10:00 PM – Shilpa Ray
11:00 PM – Butchers & Bakers
12:00 AM – Lazyeyes

Legion, 790 Metropolitan Ave.
TBA – Dessert Lips
TBA – Silent Rider
TBA – Sofa Club

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
7:30 PM – Dear Georgiana
8:15 PM – The Sundelles
9:00 PM – Sonny & The Sunsets

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
The So So Glos11:30 PM – HONEY
12:15 AM – Las Rosas
1:00 AM – White Fence

Muchmore’s, 2 Havemeyer St.
8:30 PM – Home Alone
9:00 PM – Candide
9:45 PM – Tropic of Pisces
10:30 PM – Phone Tag
11:15 PM – Field Mouse

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
Osiris
8:30 PM – Lazer/Wulf
TBA – White Hills
TBA – Blood Ceremony
TBA – Kylesa

Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St.  (QRO venue review) (free)
8:00 PM – Rosy Street
9:00 PM – Noro
10:00 PM – Jus Post Bellum
11:00 PM – The Great American Canyon Band

Public Assembly (back room), 70 N 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
1.21 Gigawatts
9:00 PM – Sham-Poo
10:00 PM – Le Rug
Twin Sister11:00 PM – SHAPES
12:00 AM – The So So Glos

Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave. (tickets and badges only)
Pitchfork
TBA – Age Coin
TBA – Puce Mary
TBA – Lust For Youth
TBA – special guest
TBA – special guest

Silent Barn, 603 Bushwick Ave.  (unofficial)
Gimme Tinnitus
3:00 PM – Low Fat Getting High
3:40 PM – Life Size Maps
4:20 PM – Trabajo
5:40 PM – EULA
6:20 PM – Shark?
7:00 PM – Krill
7:40 PM – Psychic Blood
8:20 PM – Young Adults
9:00 PM – MiniBoone
9:40 PM – The Flag
10:20 PM – Yvette
11:00 PM – Mount Sharp
11:40 PM – Sleepies
12:20 AM – Grooms

Gimme Tinnitus has a great unofficial Northside showcase (two dollars off for a badge) with QRO favorites like EULA, Shark?, and, of course, MiniBoone.

Spike Hill, 186 Bedford Ave.  (QRO venue review)
The End Records
8:00 PM – Black Table
9:00 PM – So Hideous
10:00 PM – Pushmen
11:00 PM – East of the Wall

Sugarland, 221 N 9th St. (free)
12:00 AM – Jen Urban & The Box
12:30 AM – Hamm Sandwich

FLAGTrash Bar, 256 Grand St.
8:00 PM – Fete
9:00 PM – Syvia
10:00 PM – Monocle
11:00 PM – Dead Leaf Echo
12:00 AM – Sua

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave.  (QRO venue review)
1m1w1d
8:30 PM – Ocotillo
9:15 PM – Littlefoot
10:00 PM – Eastern Midwestern
11:00 PM – Neighbors

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave.  (QRO venue review) (tickets or badges only)
Scenic
TBA – The Netherlands
TBA – Good For You
TBA – The Men
TBA – FLAG

Harder-hitting pop-rock outfit The Men (QRO photos at a festival) cross boundaries from pop to metal to experimental (QRO photos at a festival).

As The Sex Pistols were the definition of seventies punk rock, Black Flag was the definition of it in the eighties.  Their tours across the country might have been hated by the likes of the LAPD, but helped established punk scenes in cities from coast-to-coast.  While the singing slot rotated amongst the likes of Keith Morris (also of Circle Jerks – QRO live review), Ron Reyes, and most notably Henry Rollins, the core was always Greg Ginn on guitar (he also founded/ran their seminal punk label, SST).  And in 2013, Ginn & Reyes have reformed the outfit as ‘FLAG’, who play twice at Northside.

 

 

 

Milk MusicSaturday, June 15th

285 Kent
Sacred Bones/Chaos In Tejas
9:00 PM – Destruction Unit
10:00 PM – Milk Music
11:00 PM – Merchandise

Olympia, Washington’s Milk Music (QRO live review) channel eighties punks like Black Flag & Hüsker Dü (QRO spotlight on).

Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave. (free)
2:00 PM – Flying Pace
2:45 PM – Nature Cruise
Ravens & Chimes3:30 PM – The Meaning of Life
4:15 PM – Eldest Son
5:00 PM – Dead Stars
5:45 PM – Matte Black

Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave.
FESTOONS/I Rock I Roll
8:00 PM – Edu
8:45 PM – Highly Suspect
9:30 PM – Mainland
10:15 PM – Ravens & Chimes
11:15 PM – ARMS

Out of the more/most typical of indie providing grounds, Brooklyn, comes the sunnier Ravens & Chimes (QRO photos at a festival), whose dual, dueling duets make for sweet sounds, such as on 2011’s Holiday Life (QRO review) and single “Past Lives” (QRO mp3 review).

Big Snow, 89 Varet St.  (unofficial)
Gimme Tinnitus
5:00 PM – Pile
5:00 PM – Speedy Ortiz
5:00 PM – Two Inch Astronaut
5:00 PM – Grass Is Green
5:00 PM – Ovlov
5:00 PM – Hive Bent
5:00 PM – Fat History Month
5:00 PM – Porches

Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.  (QRO venue review)
New York Night Train
TBA – The Gories
8:00 PM – Daddy Long Legs

Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.  (QRO venue review)
New York Night Train
1:00 AM – Jonathan Toubin

In 2011 indie DJ extraordinaire Jonathan Toubin was put in the hospital by a hit-and-run, but his musical friends (like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs – QRO album review) got together for a series of benefits (QRO photos) to pay for his medical expenses, and now Toubin – and his Soul Clap & Dance Off – is back!

Brooklyn Fireproof, 119 Ingraham St. (outside stage)
Cara Bella/Campers’ Rule Records
ARMS8:30 PM – Spirit Plate
9:30 PM – GunFight!
10:30 PM – Natureboy
11:30 PM – Friend Roulette

Brooklyn Fireproof, 119 Ingraham St. (inside stage)
Cara Bella/Campers’ Rule Records
9:00 PM – Double King
10:00 PM – Ancient Sky
11:00 PM – Lost Boy?
12:00 AM – The Suzan

Cameo, 93 N 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
The Wild Honey Pie/Terrorbird Publicity
7:00 PM – Belle Mare
8:00 PM – Widowspeak (acoustic)
9:00 PM – BRAIDS
10:00 PM – Yellow Ostrich

For a band that turned a chance opening slot for Deerhunter (QRO live review) into a standing ovation and demands of an encore from the band, BRAIDS (QRO photos) is most definitely deserving of the ‘force to be reckoned with’ status that critics seem so eager to give them (QRO photos).  What’s more, after a Polaris Prize shortlisting in Canada, and a record deal with Chad VanGaalen’s (QRO album review) Flemish Eye label, the band has only picked up steam (QRO photos).

Cameo, 93 N 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
Resonate/Plant Music
12:00 AM – Miss Sabado & Son of Sound
1:00 AM – Soul 2 Seoul (DJ set)
2:30 AM – Stretch Armstrong (DJ set)

The Dr. Martens Stage, Bedford & North 3rd (free)
The L Magazine
TBA – Cages Animals
BRAIDSTBA – Coastgaard
TBA – The Denzels
TBA – Juniper Rising

Europa, 98 Meserole Ave.  (QRO venue review)
7:30 PM – Petite Noir
8:15 PM – LIL Kids
9:00 PM – Chance the Rapper

Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave.  (QRO venue review)
PopGun Booking
TBA – Imaginary Cities
TBA – Monogold
TBA – Wild Cub

Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave.  (QRO venue review)
PopGun Booking
TBA – Flying Horse (DJ set)
TBA – French Horn Rebellion (live)
TBA – Ladyhawke (DJ set)

The Grand Victory, 245 Grand St.
Tiny Giant Artist Collective
White FenceTBA – Jim Testa & Friends
TBA – Science
TBA – Holy City Zoo
TBA – Those Mockingbirds

The Grand Victory, 245 Grand St.
8:00 PM – Los Skarroneros
8:00 PM – The Void Union
8:00 PM – The Toasters

New York ska legends The Toasters – who’ve been skankin’ for literally ever – play the tiny Grand Victory.

The Gutter Spare Room, 200 N 14th St.
9:00 PM – Year of Dragon
10:00 PM – Vundabar
11:00 PM – The Finks
12:00 AM – Raccoon Fighter

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
7:30 PM – Cities Aviv
8:15 PM – YVETTE
9:00 PM – Weekend

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
11:30 PM – Dan Boden
12:15 AM – Kingdom

PhosphorescentLegion, 790 Metropolitan Ave.
Whatever Blog
8:00 PM – The Veda Rays
9:00 PM – Low Fat Getting High
10:00 PM – American Darlings
11:00 PM – Dead Stars
12:00 AM – Clouder

McCarren Park  (free with RSVP)
Converse Rubber Tracks
4:00 PM – Abdabad
4:45 PM – Friend Roulette
5:30 PM – Phosphorescent
6:45 PM – The Walkmen

Alt-country/indie-folk has been booming, especially on the festival circuit, and while Northside is lighter on it than most alternative music festivals (to say nothing of all the jam band fests out there), there’s still a slot for Athens, Georgia-by-way-of-Brooklyn, NY Phosphorescent (QRO photos outdoors).  Coming back from playing Europe (QRO European tour review) behind the new Muchacho, they’re less jam & more touch than their contemporaries, and love to play outdoors (QRO photos outdoors).

A ‘Brooklyn veteran’ by now, The Walkmen (QRO live review) have grown from their more soused early days (QRO photos – which included a front-to-back cover of John Lennon & Harry Nilsson’s drunken weekend Pussy CatsQRO review) to a sadder, but more accomplished band (QRO photos at a festival) by 2008’s You & Me (QRO review).  Their live show (QRO live review) has similarly evolved (QRO photos at a festival), if losing some of that early fun, but certainly gotten classier (QRO live review).  But, even at festivals (QRO photos at a festival) or outdoors (QRO photos outdoors), they range nicely (QRO photos at a festival) from barstool rockers like oldies “The Rat” (QRO video) and “Thinking of a Dream I Had” (QRO video) plus the newer “The Blue Route” (QRO video) to sadder pint glass-raisers like older “Another One Goes By” (QRO video) and “Louisiana” (QRO video) plus the newer “On the Water” (QRO video) from 2010’s classy Lisbon (QRO review), made on site in Portugal (QRO live review in Europe).  They’re playing the big free show at Northside (QRO photos at a festival), behind last year’s Heaven (QRO review) and single “We Can’t Be Beat” (QRO review).  So watch The Walkmen (QRO photos) teach the younger bands how it’s done (QRO photos at a festival).

Muchmore’s, 2 Havemeyer St.
3:00 PM – Jake Falby
4:00 PM – Jerry Paper
5:00 PM – Radical 2
The Walkmen6:00 PM – The Harmonica Lewinskies
7:00 PM – Touch Luck
8:00 PM – School ov Thought
9:00 PM – Life Size Maps
10:00 PM – The End Men
11:00 PM – Happy Lives
12:00 AM – The Veda Rays

The Paper Box, 17 Meadow St.
Dub-Stuy
2:00 PM – DJ Double A
3:00 PM – DJ Crown Vic
4:00 PM – Greenwood Rhythm Coalition (DJ set)
5:00 PM – Amir Abdullah
6:00 PM – DJ El Michels/DJ Akalepse
7:00 PM – Nydia Ines
8:00 PM – DJ DRM/Erik the Red
9:00 PM – Brooklyn Shanti/Geko Jones/Atropolis
10:00 PM – Taitu Sounds
11:00 PM – DJ Lion Cub
12:00 AM – Tour de Force
1:00 AM – Old Money/Matt Shadetek

Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St.  (QRO venue review) (free)
4:00 PM – Zachary Cale
5:00 PM – Mappa Mundi
6:00 PM – Whale Belly

Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St.  (QRO venue review) (free)
8:00 PM – Money & King
9:00 PM – TBA
10:00 PM – TBA
11:00 PM – Bridges & Powerlines

BleachedPublic Assembly (back room), 70 N 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
A Heart Is a Spade/Punk Photo/Cake Shop
7:30 PM – Teen Age
8:15 PM – Turnip King
9:00 PM – Outside World
9:45 PM – Twin Peaks
10:45 PM – Quilt

Public Assembly (back room), 70 N 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
Sacred Bones Records/Ascetic House
12:00 AM – Foreplay
12:30 AM – Puce Mary
1:00 AM – Body Light
1:30 AM – Marshstepper
2:15 AM – Lust For Youth
3:00 AM – Pharmakon

Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave.
Metal Sucks
TBA – Sannhet
TBA – Inter Arma
TBA – Mouth of the Architect
TBA – Scale the Summit

Shea Stadium, 20 Meadow St.  (QRO venue review)
Team GhostHoly Smokes Booking
8:30 PM – Invisible Hand
9:15 PM – Weyes Blood
10:00 PM – Lux Perpetua
10:45 PM – La Big Vic
11:30 PM – Alex Bleeker & The Freaks

Spike Hill, 186 Bedford Ave.  (QRO venue review)
NYC Popfest
8:00 PM – Small Reactions
9:00 PM – Gold-Bears
10:00 PM – Texas Bob Juarez & Mike Stone
11:00 PM – The Jazz Butcher

Sugarland, 221 N 9th St.
Say say Cray Cray
11:00 PM – Brittany Campbell

Trash Bar, 256 Grand St.
The Gypsy West/Rocker Stalker
8:00 PM – Peck
9:00 PM – The Karma Exchange
10:00 PM – Strange Changes
11:00 PM – The Motor Tom
12:00 AM – Alex Kelly
Peanut Butter Wolf12:25 AM – Pillow Theory

Trophy Bar, 351 Broadway
7:00 PM – Tippy Toes
7:00 PM – Midnight Magic

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave.  (QRO venue review)
QxBxRx
9:15 PM – Princess Tiny & The Meats
10:00 PM – In School
11:00 PM – Limp Wrist

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Scenic
TBA – Cinema Cinema
TBA – Good For You
TBA – FLAG

 

 

The Soft MoonSunday, June 16th

285 Kent
8:30 PM – Grooms
9:30 PM – Pop.1280
10:30 PM – The Soft Moon

The Soft Moon (QRO photos at a festival) have a post-post-punk sound that’s been called ‘Post-Apocalyptic’, and come to Northside behind last year’s Zeros.

Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave.
3:00 PM – Donna Missal
4:00 PM – Courtesy Tier
5:00 PM – Peck
6:00 PM – Outernational

It’s not Northside without QRO favorite Courtesy Tier (QRO album review) – who come to it with new songs “In Some Dreams” and “Cold” (QRO mp3 & video review).

Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave.
Courtesy Tier8:00 PM – Kodacrome
9:00 PM – Idgy Dean
10:00 PM – Bear Hunt Controversy
11:00 PM – Hani Zahra

Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.  (QRO venue review)
POP Montreal
8:00 PM – Turf War
8:00 PM – The Spinto Band
8:00 PM – Born Ruffians

The cacophonic four piece Turf War, hailing all the way from southern Georgia, have been known to for their raucous performances and gritty rock songs.  The nearly nameless band only has two singles out on their Facebook but has already garnered much publicity along the east coast (QRO photos at a festival).  They have a lot of potential as the band makes gritty southern rock ‘n’ roll music that has the fervor of a nostalgic ‘70s band.

‘Cause even Delaware rocks, Wilmington’s Spinto Band (QRO photos) brings their upbeat, sixties shine to Northside (QRO photos at a festival), behind such records as this year’s Cool Cocoon (QRO review).

Cameo, 93 N 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
Carpark Records/Bond Music Group
7:00 PM – Adventure
8:00 PM – O Paradiso
The Spinto Band9:00 PM – Psychic Twin
10:00 PM – Young Magic
11:00 PM – Light Asylum

Europa, 98 Meserole Ave.  (QRO venue review)
WFUV/Scenic
6:30 PM – TBA
7:15 PM – Lambchop

Europa, 98 Meserole Ave.  (QRO venue review)
10:00 PM – Sarah Jaffe
10:45 PM – WHY?

Jonathan ‘Yoni’ Wolf and his band, WHY? (QRO live review), combine indie, hip-hop, rock, pop, folk & more (QRO photos), most recently with 2008’s (somewhat underwhelming) Eskimo Snow (QRO review) and last year’s Mumps, Etc., and now they (QRO live review) come to Northside.

Glasslands, 289 Kent Ave.  (QRO venue review)
PopGun Booking
TBA – Grand Rapids
WHY?TBA – Future of What
TBA – PAPA

The Gutter Spare Room, 200 N 14th St.
8:00 PM – Hippy
9:00 PM – PEP
10:00 PM – The Living Kills
11:00 PM – Modern Rivals

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
8:30 PM – Normally Important
9:15 PM – Hot Sugar
10:00 PM – Ratking

McCarren Park  (free with RSVP)
Converse Rubber Tracks
4:00 PM – My Midnight Heart
4:45 PM – Cable
5:30 PM – Petite Noir
6:45 PM – Solange

While still best known as being little sister to Beyoncé, Solange Knowles (QRO photos outdoors at a festival) has pipes all her own.

Muchmore’s, 2 Havemeyer St.
1:00 PM – Graffiti Sunshine
Solange1:30 PM – Sun People
2:00 PM – Honduras
2:40 PM – Ravenous
3:20 PM – Sewing Machines
4:00 PM – Bugs In the Dark
4:40 PM – The Teen Age
5:20 PM – Ula Ruth
6:00 PM – Ken South Rock
6:40 PM – The Yellow Dogs
7:20 PM – Osekre & The Lucky Bastards
8:00 PM – Sins of the Loose Buttons
8:40 PM – Napolean
9:20 PM – backwords
10:00 PM – GunFight!
10:40 PM – The Brooklyn What

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
Rocks Off
8:00 PM – The Krays
TBA – Drunken Rampage
TBA – The Adolescents
TBA – Subhumans

A California punk rock act that’s reunited, The Adolescents are something of a supergroup, featuring members of Agent Orange and Social Distortion, but a sound all their own as the group passes twenty.

But the big punk rock star at Northside ’13 has to be Subhumans – they’re wider than a postcard!

Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St.  (QRO venue review) (free)
8:30 PM – Jim Coleman
9:30 PM – Half Wait
10:30 PM – The Bones of J.R. Jones

Public Assembly (back room), 70 N 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
Monarch
8:15 PM – sami.the.great
9:00 PM – Heloise & The Savoir Faire
9:40 PM – Something In Spanish
10:25 PM – Hank & Cupcakes
11:15 PM – Bright Light Bright Light
12:15 AM – My Midnight Heart

Tel Aviv’s Sagit Shir & Ariel Scherbacovsky moved to the holy land of Brooklyn, and mix dance and female vox as Hank & Cupcakes (QRO photos).

Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave.
TBA – Lunglust
TBA – Primitive Weapons
TBA – Cast Iron Hike

Shea Stadium, 20 Meadow St.  (QRO venue review)
IMPOSE/My Social List
8:45 PM – Psychic Blood
MiniBoone9:30 PM – Big Ups
10:15 PM – Destruction Unit
11:15 PM – Nu Sensae

Spike Hill, 186 Bedford Ave.  (QRO venue review) (free)
Stereoactive NYC/Hillytown
1:00 PM – JPK
2:00 PM – Lisa/Liza
3:00 PM – Owel
4:00 PM – Coalsack In Cruz
5:00 PM – Leda
6:00 PM – Ball of Flame Shoot Fire
7:00 PM – Cultfever
8:00 PM – Weird Children
9:00 PM – Sunset Hearts
10:00 PM – MiniBoone
11:00 PM – Shark?
12:00 AM – Clouder

Check out QRO favorites Shark? (QRO photos at a festival) and MiniBoone (QRO live review).

Sugarland, 221 N 9th St.  (free)
Shark?TBA – Jonathan & BPro

Trash Bar, 256 Grand St.
8:30 PM – Maybe the Welders
9:30 PM – The Whims
10:30 PM – Birds In Weather
11:30 PM – Single Red Cent

 

And here’s a handy map of all the participating spots:


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For festival website, go here: http://northsidefestival.com/

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