As promised, babies, it’s Northside Week!
What does that mean? Here’s what: to count down to this weekend’s Northside Fest, we’ll be giving you a daily listing of the shows you CANNOT miss, telling you why you CANNOT miss them and, of course, throwing in a tantalizing track to accompany the selection. After all, a badge to the entire festival costs but $50. This is a serious deal for how many shows you are going to joyfully CRAM into the (long) weekend. Details on how to get badges: here.
Also, if you find yourself sprinting from one venue to the next, pressed for time, consult the Don’t Miss-o-Meter (here-to-for referred to as the DMoM). We’ll tell you on a scale of 1 (Good Distraction) to 10 (MUST SEE) how fast you should run to get in the door.
Let’s kick it off with Thursday, the first day of the fest and just three short days away:
Dinosaur Feathers @ Public Assembly
Hella smart, harmony-flecked truly unique pop with a beat--do not miss these local good guys.
Thao and Mirah w. The Most of All @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Two of my favorite indie rock ladies have apparently joined forces to form a suburb super group.
OSS posts about Mirah.
OSS posts about Thao.
Wavves @ The Knitting Factory
Wavves, purveyor of perfectly crafted fuzzy surf punk, has a rep for being an unpredictable stage show. Who knows what you might catch. Bonus: if you haven’t been to the new Brooklyn Knitting Factory, now’s your chance.
OSS posts about Wavves.
?uestlove DJ Set @ Brooklyn Bowl
Legendary Roots drummer ?uestlove rocks a DJ set. No doubt we'll hear all kinds of delicious obscurities from his record collection.
Anni Rossi @ Matchless
Quiet Color has been hyping up their secret closer for a bit now. Pleasant surprise: it's friend Anni Rossi.
There must be something in the story of our history.
OSS has a Northside Showcase!