Ah, Northside Festival is all grown up and proved it with a very professional press event today at Bourough Hall. They even had Borough President Marty Markowitz there, who seem extra excited about the event.
“There is a new sheriff in town,” Markowitz said, talking shit on SXSW before handing out pins that spelled out “Brooklyn,” Dodgers style.
Among the 10398403 announcements, they confirmed Beirut, Sharon Van Etten, Deer Tick, Twin Sister and Javelin will be playing the four day fest this June 16-19. More bands should be announced in the coming weeks.
Beyond the music scene, there is also the first DIY film competition and Northside Open Studios going down. L Magazine (the people behind this whole she-bang) also managed to slip in a magazine launch, appropriately called Brooklyn Magazine, a quarterly debuting next week. Everything you could possibly want to know can be found at their Northside site.
Free Williamsburg will be taking part again with a musical showcase. Have a band that you think would be a good fit? Email us then.