Kool Keith will be there! Also:
The rapper GZA, one of the founders of the Wu-Tang Clan, will perform all the songs from his landmark 1995 album “Liquid Swords” as part of this year’s Northside Festival in Brooklyn, organizers announced Monday. He will be backed up by Grupo Fantasma, a Latin funk outfit from Texas.
All told, there will be more than 350 bands playing at 25 bars and music halls around Williamsburg and Greenpoint during the four-day music festival, which starts on June 14, the organizers said. Some of the concerts will also be held this year in Williamburg Park, a new indoor performance space on Kent Avenue that can hold 7,000 people.
The list of headliners released Monday during a press conference at Brooklyn Borough Hall was eclectic, to put it mildly, covering multiple genres and styles. They include Of Montreal, the oddball indie rock band from Athens, Georgia; Ceremony, a hardcore punk band from California; Tinariwen, the Tuareg desert-blues group from Mali; the Felice Brothers, a folk-rock trio from upstate New York, Dam-Funk, a California musician who specializes in funk music; and Screaming Females, the hard rock trio from New Brunswick, NJ.
More information at www.northsidefestival.com.