The first annual Northside Music and Arts Festival is a four-day celebration of New York City’s independent music and art scene, taking place from Thursday, June 11th to Sunday, June 14th at over fifty music venues and galleries throughout the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
Ticket prices vary but are rarely more than $10 (a $45 badge gets you into everything), and at Pete’s Candy Store, all the concerts are free.
The schedule of concerts is entertaining just to read.
For example, two entries for Friday, June 12th:
Artlog.com, Indaba Music & Doe to Death Projects present Sheik residents: The Recovery, The Fear and Trembling, Julio & Roman, Sleepy & Boo, Connie, Memek, Pito: Biatch Corp, Andrew Vogt and more Artlog House (formerly Supreme Trading)
Doors at 8pm
Swallowed Up, Suburban Scum, Probable Cause, Turn It Up!, Straight Mangled
Doors at 7:30pm
That same night, many of the galleries of the Williamsburg Gallery Association (WGA) will stay open late, many featuring special events and performances.
The opening night party of the festival features Daniel Higgs (Lungfish), Zomes & Mariee Sioux, and Brightblack Morning Light, pictured above.