Northside Festival 2015 Preview

Northside Festival 2015 Preview

Williamsburg & Greenpoint’s Northside Festival returns, Thursday-to-Sunday, June 11th to 14th:

 

HEALTHTHURSDAY, JUNE 11th

Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave.
Kanine Records/Culture Collide/Terrorbird PR
7:30 PM – Diet Cig
8:00 PM – Cloud Cover
9:00 PM – Raindeer
10:00 PM – The Spook School
11:00 PM – Expert Alterations
12:00 AM – Beverly
1:00 AM – Wildhoney
2:00 AM – Charly Bliss

PictureplaneAVIV, 496 Morgan Ave.
Experimental X Noise
8:45 PM – Lutkie
9:30 PM – Mezzanine Swimmers
10:15 PM – Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk
11:00 PM – White Suns
11:45 PM – Excepter

Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway  (QRO venue review)
8:50 PM – Show Me the Body
9:40 PM – Ital
10:30 PM – HEALTH
11:30 PM – Pictureplane (DJ set)

Los Angeles’ own HEALTH (QRO photos) not only bring the noise-rock to Northside, but are also known for their mash-ups, most notably with electronic dance duo Crystal Castles (QRO live review), though outdoors (QRO photos outdoors), they’re more ‘noise’ than ‘rock’.

Denver’s Travis Egedy plays trance wave as Pictureplane (QRO photos outdoors).

Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Whatever Blog/DJ Mojo
7:00 PM – Batala NYC
8:00 PM – Bulletproof Stockings
9:00 PM – Cameron Orr
10:00 PM – Flying Pace
11:00 PM – Fiona Silver

Femi KutiBlack Bear Bar, 70 North 6th St.
1Percent
9:00 PM – Sexores
10:00 PM – Monomyth
11:00 PM – Dead Leaf Echo
12:00 AM – Monogold

Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Mo’Beat/OkayAfrica
8:30 PM – Emefe
9:30 PM – DJ Greg Caz
10:00 PM – Femi Kuti & The Positive Force
11:00 PM – ?uestlove (DJ set)

The oldest son of legendary afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Nigeria’s Femi Kuti has been making waves on this side of the Atlantic, whether with Positive Force, or as a DJ on radio station “International Funk 99” on Grand Theft Auto IV.

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 North 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
8:30 PM – Okay Kaya
9:30 PM – Fort Lean
10:30 PM – Caveman

Caveman (QRO photos at a festival) emerged out of one-half of the tricky to pigeonhole Subjects (QRO spotlight on) with last year’s similarly tough to categorize CoCo Beware (QRO review), but have settled down into an interesting haunt with 2013’s self-titled follow-up (QRO review).

CavemanThe Grand Victory, 245 Grand St.
Rocky Road Touring
7:30 PM – Casual Strangers
8:15 PM – New Myths
9:00 PM – Armstrong Leigh
9:45 PM – Rig1
10:30 PM – Ringo Deathstarr

Though they hail from Texas, Ringo Deathstarr (QRO spotlight on) have found more success in the U.K. (QRO live review in England), to the point of signing to a British label and even adding the ‘u’ to the title of their debut, Colour Trip (QRO review).

Ringo DeathstarrThe Gutter, 200 North 14th St.
Sugarmama BK/Dingus
8:00 PM – Whitewash
8:45 PM – The Britanys
9:30 PM – Ludlow Ejacula
10:15 PM – Sharkmuffin
11:00 PM – Johnny Aires
11:45 PM – Tall Juan

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
8:00 PM – The Soil & The Sun
8:00 PM – Drop Electric
9:00 PM – Frances Cone

The Living Room, 134 Metropolitan Ave.
Papercup Music
8:30 PM – The Muscadettes
9:15 PM – Shark Week
10:00 PM – Suburban Living
10:45 PM – Little Racer
11:30 PM – BOYTOY
Luna12:15 AM – Raccoon Fighter

McCarren Park, Bedford Ave. & North 12th St.
Green Label
6:30 PM – Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band
7:30 PM – Luna

Northside has a very welcome reunion in nineties dream-pop band Luna. Fronted by Dean Wareham (QRO interview), previously of Galaxie 500 and afterwards of Dean & Britta (QRO spotlight on) with Luna bassist Britta Phillips, the band announced a reunion tour in Spain that would only come to NYC in the late fall, but Northside got them early & free at McCarren Park.

Lower DensMuchmore’s, 2 Havemeyer St.
The Deli Mag
8:15 PM – Memorial Gore
9:00 PM – Sly Moth
9:45 PM – Exocomet
10:30 PM – Big Huge
11:15 PM – Winstons

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
9:00 PM – TEEN
10:15 PM – Lower Dens

Slowly but surely little ol’ Baltimore is getting a rep in indie-circles – and alt-rockers Lower Dens (QRO photos at a festival) is one of the reasons why.

Palisades, 906 Broadway
Dreamhouse
9:00 PM – PC Worship
10:00 PM – Guerilla Toss
11:00 PM – Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
11:55 PM – Robot Moonjuice
11:55 PM – Richard Kennedy

Jacco GardnerPete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St.  (QRO venue review)
8:00 PM – Youth Yamada
9:00 PM – Margot MacDonald
10:00 PM – The Rosewood Girl
11:00 PM – Sorcha Richardson

Polish National Church, 261 Driggs Ave.
7:30 PM – Canon Logic

Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th St.  (QRO venue review)
8:00 PM – Jacco Gardner
8:00 PM – Nap Eyes

From the Netherlands comes neo-psych keyboardist Jacco Gardner (QRO photos at a festival), whose debut single “Where You Will Go” was released in garage label Trouble in Mind Records, the same as Ty Segall (QRO album review).

Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave.
Rocks Off!
11:00 PM – The Business

Shea Stadium, 20 Meadow St.  (QRO venue review)
Father/Daughter Records
8:30 PM – Puppy
9:15 PM – Rivergazer
10:00 PM – Charly Bliss
10:45 PM – Attic Abasement
11:30 PM – Diet Cig

CultfeverTrash Bar, 256 Grand St.
Rocker Stalker/Switch Bitch Records/Behind the Curtains Media
8:00 PM – Whiskey Bitches
8:50 PM – Pussywolf
9:40 PM – Sic Vita
10:30 PM – War Games
11:20 PM – Newborn

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Pancakes & Whiskey
8:15 PM – Leggy
9:00 PM – Adam Torres
10:00 PM – The Midnight Hollow
11:00 PM – Cultfever

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave.  (QRO venue review)
9:00 PM – Chris Bear & Aaron Arntz

 

 

Courtesy TierFRIDAY, JUNE 12th

Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Rocker Stalker/Behind the Curtains Media
2:00 PM – Gloomfeather
3:10 PM – Whiskey Bitches
3:45 PM – The Grape & The Grain
4:20 PM – Courtesy Tier
4:55 PM – War Games
5:30 PM – Newborn

It’s not Northside without QRO favorite Courtesy Tier (QRO album review).

 

Majical Cloudz50 Kent Avenue  (QRO venue review)
Brooklyn Live
7:00 PM – Majical Cloudz
7:45 PM – Rhye
8:45 PM – Neko Case

Grimes (QRO live review) collaborator Devon Welsh has been making his own name in his Montreal duo with Matthew Otto, Majical Cloudz.

While she first got notice as the main lady of indie-rock collective The New Pornographers (QRO live review), Neko Case (QRO photos outdoors) has also crafted her own solo career (even had her voice on an episode of Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force…). Way back in 2009 she came out with Middle Cyclone (QRO review), but she comes to Northside (QRO photos at a festival) behind the acclaimed The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (QRO review) and wonderful live show (QRO live review) – plus ‘winning the internet’ on Comedy Central’s @Midnight!

Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave.
Sacred Bones RecordsAdHoc
9:00 PM – Lodro
10:00 PM – Hubble
11:00 PM – The Holydrug Couple

Neko CaseAVIV, 496 Morgan Ave.
Exploding In Sound/Ipsum/Gimme Tinnitus
7:00 PM – Done
7:35 PM – Nonsense
8:45 PM – Kal Marks
9:20 PM – Vulture Shit
9:55 PM – Washer
10:30 PM – Wildhoney
11:05 PM – Mannequin Pussy
11:40 PM – Clean Girls
12:15 AM – Sleepies
1:05 AM – Palm

Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway  (QRO venue review)
8:15 PM – Teen Girl Scientists Monthly
9:00 PM – Evvy
9:45 PM – The Midnight Hollow
10:30 PM – Prince Rama
11:15 PM – Moon Bounce

Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Supercrush Studio/Greenpointers.com/Cara Bella
8:00 PM – Oracle Room
8:40 PM – The Teen Age
9:20 PM – Shark Week
10:00 PM – Spritzer
10:40 PM – The Meaning Life
11:30 PM – Heliotropes

Heliotropes (QRO photos at a festival) evolved from a Craigslist ad to a full-fledged act with 2013’s A Constant Sea.

HeliotropesBlack Bear Bar, 70 North 6th St.
Scenic
9:00 PM – Jon Gibson
10:00 PM – Surrender the Spirit
11:00 PM – Sir Jarlsberg
12:00 AM – Dutch Capital

Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.  (QRO venue review)
9:15 PM – Damn Right!
10:30 PM – Electron

Cameo, 93 North 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
9:00 PM – Weekend Money
1:00 AM – Jumodaddy
2:00 AM – Morello Twins

DrengeThe Grand Victory, 245 Grand St.
Scenic
7:45 PM – Gözer
8:30 PM – Youthquake
9:15 PM – Violent Bullshit
10:00 PM – Wild Yaks

The Gutter, 200 North 14th St.
8:00 PM – Crazy Pills
8:40 PM – No Ice
9:20 PM – Bluffing
10:00 PM – Bodega Bay
10:40 PM – Dead Stars
11:20 PM – Slonk Donkerson

King’s County Saloon, 1 Knickerbocker Ave.
Noise Love
9:00 PM – Ghost Punch
9:45 PM – Water
10:30 PM – Bugs In the Dark

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
8:00 PM – Made Violent
8:45 PM – Drenge
11:00 PM – Alden Penner & Michael Cera

Derbyshire’s Drenge (QRO photos) channeled post-grunge sounds on 2013’s self-titled debut.

ARMSThe Living Room, 134 Metropolitan Ave.
Paper Garden Records
7:00 PM – Sabila Sabila
7:00 PM – Color Collage
7:45 PM – Spritzer
8:30 PM – Michael Hix
9:15 PM – ARMS
10:00 PM – Pree
10:45 PM – Stranger Cat
11:30 PM – The City & Horses
12:15 AM – Salt Cathedral

While QRO first got to know Todd Goldstein as guitarist in the gone-to-soon Harlem Shakes (QRO spotlight on), he’s more than made his own musical career in solo project-made-full ARMS (QRO album review).

McCarren Park, Bedford Ave. & North 12th St.
Green Label
5:00 PM – St. Grandson
5:40 PM – Sevdaliza
6:20 PM – OY
7:00 PM – Jacco Gardner
7:40 PM – Irie Maffia
8:30 PM – Heems
9:30 PM – The Very Best

Hip-hop impresarios Radioclit’s Etienne Tron and Johan Karlberg are pushing the boundaries, thanks to their team-up with Malawian songsmith Esau Mwamwaya as ‘The Very Best’ (QRO photos). The trio is rewriting western pop rules (and not in English) with both original material and numerous remixes.

The Very BestMuchmore’s, 2 Havemeyer St.
The Deli Mag
8:45 PM – Lavachild
9:30 PM – The Fluids
10:15 PM – KDH
11:00 PM – Eastern Hollows
11:45 PM – Sons of an Illustrious Father

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
9:45 PM – Spider Bags
10:30 PM – Ex Hex

Palisades, 906 Broadway
8:00 PM – Railings
9:15 PM – Jackson Scott
10:00 PM – Nick Hakim
10:45 PM – Leapling
11:55 PM – Tommy Kruise
11:55 PM – Ryan Hemsworth

Halifax, Nova Scotia electronica sampler Ryan Hemsworth comes to Northside off of 2013’s sophomore LP, Guilt Trips.

Ryan HemsworthPet Rescue, 346 Morgan Ave.
Hearts Bleed Radio
8:45 PM – The Rizzos
9:30 PM – Dentist
10:15 PM – Vomitface
11:00 PM – The Planes
11:45 PM – Warn the Duke

Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St.  (QRO venue review)
7:00 PM – Angela Sheik
9:00 PM – Golden Alphabet
10:00 PM – The NYChillharmonic
11:00 PM – Parrot Dream

Fort LeanPolish National Church, 261 Driggs Ave.
The Wild Honeypie
6:30 PM – Cosmonaut
7:00 PM – Little Racer
7:30 PM – The Walking Shapes
8:00 PM – Gabriel Mayers
8:30 PM – Canon Logic
9:00 PM – Conveyor
9:30 PM – Fort Lean
10:15 PM – The Eastern Sea
11:00 PM – SKATERS (DJ set)

Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th St.  (QRO venue review)
Bayonet Records
9:00 PM – Warehouse
9:50 PM – Jerry Paper
10:30 PM – Frankie Cosmos
11:30 PM – Beach Fossils

Relax for the relaxed indie-rock of New York’s Beach Fossils (QRO photos outdoors), even if their garage-rock (QRO photos) on 2013’s Clash the Truth (QRO review) wasn’t that impressive.

Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave.
Pitchfork
8:30 PM – Dreamcrusher
9:15 PM – Mitski
10:00 PM – Gun Outfit
11:00 PM – Fred Thomas

Beach FossilsShea Stadium, 20 Meadow St.  (QRO venue review)
JMC Aggregate
8:30 PM – Palm
9:15 PM – Big Neck
10:00 PM – Cigarette
10:45 PM – Trabajo
11:30 PM – The Sediment Club
12:15 AM – Palberta

Trash Bar, 256 Grand St.
8:30 PM – Monomyth
9:30 PM – Tough Age
10:30 PM – The Cowmen
11:30 PM – Shark Week

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Audiofemme
7:30 PM – HVLLOWZ
8:15 PM – Of Clocks and Clouds
9:00 PM – Leverage Models
10:00 PM – Von Sell
11:00 PM – Onwe

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 13th

Baby’s All Right, 146 Broadway  (QRO venue review)
Paper Garden Records
2:00 PM – ARMS
3:00 PM – Salt Cathedral
4:00 PM – Pree

Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
The Battering Room
2:00 PM – Mixed Doubles
2:45 PM – A Deer A Horse
3:30 PM – Mount Sharp
4:15 PM – The Jaguar Club
5:00 PM – All Forces

The Grand Victory, 245 Grand St.
Candy Apple Red
3:00 PM – The Eleventh Hour
3:45 PM – Bedpan Fight
4:30 PM – The Ungraded
5:15 PM – Stagger

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Effective Immediately PR
12:30 PM – Vivid Dreams
1:15 PM – Hey Anna
2:00 PM – The Fantastic Plastics
2:45 PM – Mayve
3:45 PM – The Landing

McCarren Park, Bedford Ave. & North 12th St.
Green Label
3:30 PM – Cayetana
4:30 PM – Mitski
5:30 PM – Against Me!

Northern Florida’s given the world a lot of punk, some of it good, some of it not so much, but on the more positive side is Against Me! (QRO photos). Fronted by Tom Gabel (QRO interview), Against Me! (QRO photos) successfully made the jump to major label without losing their edge on 2010’s White Crosses (QRO review). They did make major news in 2012 when Gabel announced that he was transgender, and undergoing the process of transition to becoming a woman, Laura Jane Grace. Yet the group (QRO spotlight on– which also left the majors and started their own label for that year’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues QRO review) has continued to rock (QRO photos), and come to Northside (QRO photos at a festival).

Against Me!The Living Room, 134 Metropolitan Ave.
The Deli Mag
3:40 PM – Jason Howell
4:20 PM – Feral Foster
5:00 PM – Viktor Longo
5:45 PM – Johnnie Lee Jordan
6:30 PM – Bonsai
7:15 PM – Lynette Williams

Muchmore’s, 2 Havemeyer St.
Godmode
12:00 PM – Courtship Ritual
1:00 PM – Fasano
2:00 PM – Isn’t Ours
3:00 PM – Soft Lit
4:00 PM – Shraf
5:00 PM – Kill Alters
6:00 PM – Motion Studies
7:00 PM – The Present
8:00 PM – Fitness

AlvvaysPalisades, 906 Broadway
Miscreant Records
12:40 PM – O-Face
1:30 PM – Comfy
2:20 PM – Nicholas Nicholas
3:10 PM – Fern Mayo
4:00 PM – PWR BTTM
5:00 PM – Jawbreaker

UO Live Stage at Williamsburg Walks
2:00 PM – Bully
3:30 PM – Gabi
4:15 PM – Sunflower Bean
5:00 PM – Merchandise

 

Built To Spill50 Kent Avenue  (QRO venue review)
Brooklyn Live
6:00 PM – Bully
6:45 PM – Alvvays
7:30 PM – Built To Spill
8:50 PM – Best Coast

New U.K. indie hit Alvvays (QRO live review in the U.K.) comes to Northside (QRO photos at a festival) to play at 50 Kent Ave (QRO photos outdoors).

Yes, the ‘biggest indie-rock band outta Boise, Idaho’, Built To Spill (QRO photos at a festival), is still around, still on Warner Bros., and still putting out new music (QRO live review), just releasing Untethered Moon. They’ve gained a second life on the festival circuit (QRO photos at a festival) – and have been moving up the festival food chain (QRO photos headlining a festival).

Los Angeles’ Best Coast (QRO live review) is a practical veteran at the still-new garage-scene (QRO photos at a festival), but a goodie (QRO photos at a festival), combining surf, garage, indie, and pop for a sound (QRO photos) that’s sure to be sweet coming from frontwoman Bethany Cosentino (QRO live review) outdoors (QRO photos outdoors). They come to Northside (QRO photos at a festival) behind their new California Nights (QRO review), the follow-up to 2012’s simplistic The Only Place (QRO review).

Best CoastThe Acheron, 57 Waterbury St.
Iron Pier
8:45 PM – Somerset Thrower
9:30 PM – Wildhoney
10:00 PM – Self Defense Family

Alphaville, 140 Wilson Ave.
1.21 Gigawatts
7:30 PM – Big Muff Radio
8:15 PM – Piers
9:00 PM – Cosmonaut
9:45 PM – Slonk Donkerson
10:30 PM – Dances
11:15 PM – Little Racer

AVIV, 496 Morgan Ave.
Software Recording Co.
8:30 PM – Ben Zimmerman
9:15 PM – Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
10:15 PM – Gabi
11:15 PM – Co La
12:15 AM – Thug Entrancer

Alyson GreenfieldBaby’s All Right, 146 Broadway  (QRO venue review)
Panache Booking
8:30 PM – Moonwalks
9:20 PM – Heaters
10:10 PM – The Holydrug Couple
11:00 PM – EZTV
11:50 PM – Michael Rault
12:45 AM – Calvin Love

Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Light Minutes Away Blog
8:00 PM – Krussia
9:00 PM – Swampa_ZZ
10:00 PM – Satorii
11:00 PM – Olya

Black Bear Bar, 70 North 6th St.
8:30 PM – Def.Girls
9:10 PM – Lukeinternet
10:00 PM – Laura & Greg
11:00 PM – Lazyeyes

Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.  (QRO venue review)
9:00 PM – Orchestra Holistic
10:15 PM – DJ Premier
12:15 AM – Room8
1:00 AM – Lemaitre

Cameo, 93 North 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
8:00 PM – Glass Gang
9:15 PM – Stranger Cat
10:00 PM – Young Ejecta
11:55 PM – Joakim & Justin Strauss

Pusha TThe Grand Victory, 245 Grand St.
Scenic
8:00 PM – Youngman Grand
8:00 PM – Syvia
9:00 PM – Madam West

The Gutter, 200 North 14th St.
Whatever Blog
8:45 PM – Nevada Nevada
9:15 PM – Alyson Greenfield
9:45 PM – Gypsy George
10:15 PM – Kinsey
10:45 PM – City Walls Autumn Falls

House of Vans, 23 Franklin St.  (QRO venue review)
‘Almost Summer’/A-Ok Collective
7:00 PM – DJ Envy
7:00 PM – Vince Staples
7:00 PM – Pusha T

Pusha T (QRO photos at a festival) began as one-half of Clipse with his brother No Malice, but has since headed out on his own, signing to Kanye’s GOOD Music and releasing his debut My Name Is My Name in 2013. He plays the free with RSVP (and free beer) House of Vans.

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
8:00 PM – Amatorski
8:45 PM – Coastgaard
9:30 PM – Holly Miranda
11:30 PM – Shigeto
11:30 PM – Lord Raja
11:30 PM – Michna

Your favorite ex-Jealous Girlfriend (QRO spotlight on), Holly Miranda (QRO album review) comes to Northside (QRO photos at a festival) behind her new self-titled album.

Holly MirandaThe Living Room, 134 Metropolitan Ave.
The Deli Mag
8:00 PM – BLKKATHY
8:30 PM – Chargaux
9:30 PM – Teen Commandments
10:20 PM – The Landing
11:10 PM – Howard
12:00 AM – Buscabulla
12:50 AM – Grumby

Muchmore’s, 2 Havemeyer St.
11:00 PM – Malory
12:00 AM – Yvette

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
9:00 PM – American Wrestlers
9:45 PM – Girl Band
10:30 PM – Viet Cong

Containing half of Calgary’s defunct Women (QRO photos at a festival), Viet Cong (QRO photos at a festival) bring a “labyrinthine post-punk” twice to Northside (see below).

Xiu XiuPalisades, 906 Broadway
AdHoc
8:00 PM – Xiu Xiu
8:30 PM – EULA
9:15 PM – Bottoms
12:00 AM – Tripletrain
12:45 AM – Total Freedom
1:30 AM – RP Boo
2:15 AM – DJ Spinn
3:00 AM – Traxman

One of the most successful post-punk experimenters has been Jamie Stewart, a.k.a. Xiu Xiu (QRO live review).

Somewhere between irresistible dance beats and unforgettable no wave guitar lies EULA (QRO album review).

Chicagoland’s own spinner DJ Spinn comes to Northside.

EULAPete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St.  (QRO venue review)
4:00 PM – Monograms
5:00 PM – Toy Cities
6:00 PM – Elizabeth Devlin
8:00 PM – Wild Leaves
8:00 PM – Robin’s Egg Blue
10:00 PM – Robot Mommy
11:00 PM – OY

Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th St.  (QRO venue review)
Bella Union Records
8:00 PM – It Was Romance
9:00 PM – Little May
11:00 PM – Doomsquad
12:00 AM – PINS

Manchester’s PINS (QRO photos) channel the Manchester of thirty years ago.

PINSSaint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave.
Pitchfork
8:30 PM – Alberich
9:15 PM – Akitsa
11:00 PM – Bell Witch
12:35 AM – Ciarra Black
1:15 AM – Young Male
2:00 AM – Blanck Mass

Shea Stadium, 20 Meadow St.  (QRO venue review)
Wharf Cat Records
8:30 PM – Psychic Blood
9:15 PM – Ancient Sky
10:00 PM – The Sediment Club
10:45 PM – Ukiah Draf
11:30 PM – Gun Outfit

Trash Bar, 256 Grand St.
8:30 PM – Honey Wild
8:30 PM – Graham Price Gift Shop
10:30 PM – Belle Mare
11:30 PM – Surf Rock Is Dead

Nude BeachUnion Pool, 484 Union Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Other Music Recording Co.
9:15 PM – 178 Product
10:00 PM – Invisible Familiars
10:45 PM – Tall Tales & The Silver Lining
11:30 PM – Nude Beach

Nude Beach (QRO live review) smashed into the Brooklyn scene a few years ago with II (QRO review), and looks ready to smash Northside.

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Bowery Presents
10:15 PM – Blonde Redhead

New York’s no wave scene brought together Japan’s Kazu Makino (QRO interview) with Milan/Montreal twins Amedeo & Simone Pace as Blonde Redhead (QRO spotlight on). While the trio (QRO live review) began in distortion, they evolved to beauty with 2007’s 23 (QRO review) 2010’s Penny Sparkle (QRO review), as last year’s Barragán (QRO review). While they wilt sometimes under the hot sun (QRO photos outdoors during the day), the evening is their magic hour (QRO live review at night).

 

 

Blonde RedheadSUNDAY, JUNE 14th

Black Bear Bar, 70 North 6th St.
Noise Love & Hearts Bleed Radio
1:00 PM – Vanity Project
1:45 PM – Big Quiet
2:30 PM – Holy Tunics
3:15 PM – Monograms
4:00 PM – Hard Nips
4:45 PM – The Teen Age

Cameo, 93 North 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
3:30 PM – Redfoot
4:30 PM – Ellis Ashbrook

Muchmore’s, 2 Havemeyer St.
10:45 AM – Secret Nudist Friends
11:30 AM – Sideasideb
12:15 PM – Raccoon Fighter
1:00 PM – Bodega Bay
1:45 PM – MILF & DILF
2:30 PM – Baby Erection
3:15 PM – Freecare
4:00 PM – Elizabeth Devlin
4:45 PM – Sun Castle
5:30 PM – Bob & Martha
6:15 PM – Starlight Girls

Palisades, 906 Broadway
3:45 PM – Human Host
4:30 PM – Girls and God
5:00 PM – A Pleasure
5:45 PM – Ashcan Orchestra

Sleigh BellsUO Live Stage at Williamsburg Walks
2:00 PM – American Wrestlers
2:45 PM – Eskimeaux
3:30 PM – Honduras
5:00 PM – Light Asylum

 

50 Kent Avenue  (QRO venue review)
Brooklyn Live
7:00 PM – Vince Staples
7:45 PM – Sleigh Bells
8:45 PM – Run the Jewels

Somewhere between noise and pop lies Brooklyn’s Sleigh Bells (QRO photos at a festival). The duo of Derek E. Miller & Alexis Krauss (QRO photos) all of a sudden became the hottest thing out there with debut Treats, including touring with M.I.A. (QRO photos) – and they’ve kept up the heat (QRO live review) in 2012 with Reign of Terror (QRO review), 2013’s Bitter Rivals, and their bigger-and-bigger headline dates (QRO live review).

El-P blew up the Brooklyn rap scene with 2013’s Cancer 4 Cure (QRO review of release party), and brought about his team-up with Killer Mike (QRO photos at a festival) for 2012’s ‘Into the Wild’ tour. Mike & P have deepened that connection, working together as Run the Jewels (QRO photos at a festival) for two critically acclaimed records, most recently last year’s Run the Jewels 2, with word of 3 already in the works.

Run the JewelsBaby’s All Right, 146 Broadway  (QRO venue review)
Kenmore/Orchid Tapes
8:00 PM – Emily Reo

Bar Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Dingus Blog/Sugar Mama BK
8:00 PM – Pooch
8:45 PM – Looms
9:30 PM – Secret Crush
10:15 PM – Fat Heaven
11:00 PM – Painted Zeros
11:45 PM – Heeney

Black Bear Bar, 70 North 6th St.
9:00 PM – Ponyhof
10:00 PM – HVLLOWZ
10:00 PM – Cologne
11:00 PM – Tomboy

Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Pop Montréal
8:00 PM – DJ Hvad
9:00 PM – Princess Nokia
10:00 PM – Le1f

Khalif Diouf, a.k.a. Le1f (QRO live review), is known for his unorthodox production styles and being the rare openly gay rapper.

LE1FCameo, 93 North 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
Oh My Rockness/Dull Tools
6:30 PM – Jackson Scott
7:30 PM – Pink Mexico
8:30 PM – What Moon Things
9:30 PM – The Waltz
10:30 PM – Pill
11:30 PM – Future Punx

The Grand Victory, 245 Grand St.
8:00 PM – My Favorite
8:30 PM – Oxenfree
10:00 PM – Max Low & The Electric Lights
10:45 PM – Wild Manes

The Gutter, 200 North 14th St.
9:00 PM – Michi Kusa
9:45 PM – Mpho
10:30 PM – Whiskey Bitches
11:15 PM – Haybaby

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave.  (QRO venue review)
7:30 PM – Ki:Theory
7:30 PM – K. Flay

A musical aficionado, K. Flay (QRO photos at a festival) seems to know how to do it: producing beats, making rhymes, and playing guitar, piano, and drums. Her inexplicable catchy hooks, and beats are something least expected of a Stanford graduate but has already been deemed the ‘new best thing in hip-hop.’ Last year she’s moved up from mixtapes to her first proper full-length, My Life As a Dog

K. FlayThe Living Room, 134 Metropolitan Ave.
5:30 PM – Strange Majik Family Jam
7:30 PM – Every Flavor Weather Machine
8:15 PM – The Cabana Kids
9:00 PM – Braeves
9:45 PM – Animal Years
10:30 PM – Jeremy & The Harlequins
11:15 PM – Quitty & The Don’ts

Manhattan Inn
9:00 PM – Delia Gonzalez

Viet CongMuchmore’s, 2 Havemeyer St.
7:45 PM – Cosmonaut
8:30 PM – The Brooklyn What
9:15 PM – Happy Lives
10:00 PM – Brook Pridemore
10:45 PM – Hounds Basket
11:30 PM – Wadeshark

Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th St.  (QRO venue review)
9:00 PM – Girl Band
9:45 PM – Sannheit
10:30 PM – Viet Cong

Containing half of Calgary’s defunct Women (QRO photos at a festival), Viet Cong (QRO photos at a festival) bring a “labyrinthine post-punk” twice to Northside (see above).

Sun Ra ArkestraPete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St.  (QRO venue review)
9:00 PM – The Josey Dears
10:00 PM – Hillary Capps
11:00 PM – Kevin Mcwha Steele & The Nightly Howl

Rough Trade NYC, 64 North 9th St.  (QRO venue review)
Northern Spy Records
7:30 PM – Jooklo Duo
8:30 PM – PC Worship
9:30 PM – Shilpa Ray
10:30 PM – Sun Ra Arkestra

Modern music wouldn’t be where it is today without Sun Ra. Born before the start of the Great War, Sun Ra took the jazz of the fifties into the future & farther, including outer space. From paving the interstellar highway for everyone from Spiritualized (QRO live review) to Parliament/Funkadelic (QRO live review) to afrofuturism to being one of the first musicians in any genre to use electronic keyboards, there might not be anyone as singular & influential as Sun Ra.

Ra passed away in 1993, but his Arkestra has continued, now under the leadership of the sprightly 90-year-old alto saxophonist Marshall Allen.

Zola JesusSaint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave.
Wendigo
8:30 PM – Velvet Black
9:15 PM – Old James
10:00 PM – Crucified Barbara
11:00 PM – Girlschool

Union Pool, 484 Union Ave.  (QRO venue review)
8:00 PM – Dead Stars
8:00 PM – Scott Yoder
8:00 PM – Yawn
8:00 PM – Life Size Maps

Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave.  (QRO venue review)
Scenic
7:00 PM – Container
9:15 PM – Blanck Mass
10:45 PM – Zola Jesus

Goth-chill is very big these days, including acts like the blowing up Zola Jesus (QRO photos at a festival). Fronted by the haunting Niki Roza Danilova, they seriously impressed with 2011’s Conatus (QRO review), 2013’s Versions, and last year’s Taiga. They are, however, better suited for playing indoor classy places like museums (QRO photos at The Guggenheim), but hopefully Warsaw will be high-class enough.

 

Here’s a handy map of all the participating venues:

 

 

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

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