It’s The Hotness: Summer Music Preview!

It’s summer, y’all (temps almost broke 90 today so we can officially say that now), which means it’s time to get your butts out there and see some live music and DJs. North Brooklyn is awash with options this year, some of them free and some of them not so free, but all of them are awesome. We’ve got rooftop parties, music festival afterparties, soul and rap legends, indie bands, pizza and tacos galore. Also, booze. Check out our roundup of this season’s seriously massive music lineup.

Governors Ball After Dark 2017

GOVERNORS BALL AFTER DARK | Various venues around North Brooklyn & Manhattan
Governors Ball is back again this year on June 2-4, and the epic music fest is also serving up some awesome night shows too, and most of them happen to be right here in North Brooklyn. Some shows are already sold out, so either jump on some Craigslist tickets or try to snag some for the shows with tix still left!
Here’s the lineup of shows in our ‘hood:

Thursday June 1:
CHARLES BRADLEY @ BROOKLYN BOWL (61 Wythe Ave) // 8pm // Sold Out

Friday June 2:
RÜFÜS DU SOL (DJ SET) @ SCHIMANSKI (54 N 11th St) //10pm // Sold Out
MUNA @ BROOKLYN BOWL (61 Wythe Ave) // 1130pm // $20 tickets
ROOSEVELT @ BROOKLYN BAZAAR (150 Greenpoint Ave) // 11:59pm // $16 tickets
WELLES @ KNITTING FACTORY (361 Metropolitan Ave) // 1130pm // $12 tickets
MARK RONSON X KEVIN PARKER @ OUTPUT (74 Wythe Ave) // 10pm // $15-25 tickets

Saturday June 3:
THE AVALANCHES @ BROOKLYN BOWL (61 Wythe Ave) // 1130pm // Sold Out
PARQUET COURTS @ VILLAIN (307 Kent Ave) // 11pm // $20 tickets
ROYAL BLOOD @ WARSAW (261 Driggs Ave) // 11:59pm // Sold Out
YG, CHARLI XCX & ANIK KHAN @ SCHIMANSKI (54 N 11th St) // 10pm // $25-30 tickets
THE ORWELLS @ KNITTING FACTORY (361 Metropolitan Ave) // 11:59PM // $15 tickets

Monday June 5:
FRANZ FERDINAND @ WARSAW (261 Driggs Ave) // 8pm // Sold Out

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Good Roof Good Room Dobbin St Summer 2017
GOOD ROOF | @ Dobbin St (64 Dobbin St)

We’ve all been waiting for rooftop rosé season, and it’s finally here. Good Room and Dobbin St are collab-ing to serve up a series of daytime rooftop rockouts. Happening every other Sunday, Good Roof starts up on Memorial Day and wraps up in mid-September. With its picturesque view of Manhattan, Dobbin St has one of the coolest rooftops in the neighborhood (and they also happen to be doing a bunch of sunset movie screenings up there too). We are most excited to dance our asses off to Holy Ghost!, Studio 54 legend Nicky Siano, Psychemagik, and Juan MacLean. Roberta’s will be serving ‘za in the courtyard at every event and Dobbin St will have a full bar going on the rooftop.
There’s limited space on the roof and tickets will sell out so you should grab them on Resident Advisor ASAP. Tickets are $20 advanced or $30 at the door (if they last).
Here’s the lineup:

Sunday May 29:
HOLY GHOST! (DJ SET) // JDH & DAVE P // tickets

Sunday June 11:
PSYCHEMAGIK // LOVE TEMPO // tickets

Sunday June 25:
JOEY ANDERSON // KELLAM MATTHEWS // tickets

Sunday July 16:
PROJECT BABLO // PAUL RAFFAELE & BARBIE BERTISCH // tickets

Sunday July 30:
NICKY SIANO // TIMO LEE // tickets

Sunday August 13:
JUAN MACLEAN (DJ SET) // JACQUES RENAULT // tickets

Sunday August 27:
GALCHER LUSTWERK // SOUL 2 SEOUL // tickets

Sunday September 3:
MARCELLUS PITTMAN // RISSA GARCIA // tickets

Sunday September 17:
TORNADO WALLACE // L&L&L RECORD CLUB // tickets

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House of Vans 2017

VANS HOUSE PARTIES | @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St)
House of Vans is again kicking off its FREE summer music series, with a pretty cool and diverse lineup, ranging from oldschool rap icons Digable Planets to indie darlings The Drums to punk legends Descendents. Keep an eye on the RSVP’s, which open up a week or two before the shows happen (and these shows WILL SELL OUT). The lineup:

Thursday May 18:
DIGABLE PLANETS // JOEY PURP // RSVP

Thursday June 1:
BEACH FOSSILS // SABA – NICK @ KNIGHT // RSVP

Wednesday June 7:
THE DRUMS // PRINCESS NOKIA // RSVP

Wednesday July 12:
ROYAL HEADACHE // SHEER MAG – DOWNTOWN BOYS // RSVP

Thursday August 3:
DESCENDENTS // SPECIAL GUEST // RSVP

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Union Pool summer-thunder

SUMMER THUNDER | @ Union Pool (484 Union Ave)
We are very excited about Union Pool’s Saturday afternoon summertime lineup this year, and you should be too. The FREE shows will start at 2pm, so grab a Tecate and a taco and get ready to rock out.

Saturday May 27:

PSYCHIC ILLS // BLAZER SOUND SYSTEM // Facebook event

Saturday June 3:
HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS // HOROSCOPE // BRANDY (members of Running & Pampers) // Facebook event

Saturday June 10:
SUN RA ARKESTRA // Facebook event

Saturday June 17:
UROCHROMES // SHIMMER // Facebook event

Saturday June 24:
FERAL OHMS // SUNWATCHERS // HONEY // Facebook event

Saturday July 1:
JOE BATAAN // Facebook event

Saturday July 8:
BOOGARINS // Facebook event

Saturday July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5:
TO BE ANNOUNCED

August 12:
PILL // RUNNING // GOLD DIME // Facebook event

August 19:
GUN OUTFIT // AMPS FOR CHRIST // Facebook event

August 26:
TYVEK // Facebook event

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Knockdown Center Overtime Saturdays 2017

KNOCKDOWN CENTER: OVERTIME | @ Knockdown Center (52-19 Flushing Ave)
Knockdown Center is teaming up with a variety of promoters, hosts, and DJs to host an outdoor party every weekend
In partnership with… LPR Presents, The Bunker, Mixpak, Armada Fania, Dévotion, Nubian Mafia and more

Full line-up and details coming soon.
Saturdays starting May 27, through September 2 // 3-9pm //  Tickets Start At $15

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Northside Festival 2017 Lineup

NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL | Various locations around North Brooklyn
Northside Fest is back, and bigger than ever this year from June 7-11. There are honestly too many bands and venues to list out here, but this year’s highlights include outdoor McCarren Park showsDave Harrington at Baby’s, Girlpool at Warsaw, Hoops at Baby’s, Kristin Kontrol at Park Church Co-OpLeapling at Brooklyn Bazaar, Monograms at Terra Firma, and Lætitia Sadier at National Sawdust. Tickets are priced per show, or $75 for a music badge.

Here are the Northside Fest @ McCarren Park shows:

Thursday June 8, 6pm:
DIRTY PROJECTORS // KAMASI WASHINGTON // JAY SOM // $35-39 tickets

Saturday June 10:
MIGUEL // more TBA // $39-44 tickets

Sunday June 11
THURSDAY // PUP  // THE HOTELIER // JEFF ROSENSTOCK // Free with RSVP

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MISTER SUNDAY AT NOWADAYS | @ Nowadays (56-06 Cooper Ave)
We’d be remiss if we didn’t give a shoutout to Ridgewood’s massive (and massively fun) outdoor venue Nowadays, with totally solid local DJs Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter, who throw the awesome outdoor dance party Mister Sunday, on Sundays from 3pm-9pm. This summer season they’ll be bringing along some special guests. Tickets are $10-20 on Resident Advisor or at the door.

About Megan Penmann

Not only the Content Manager for Greenpointers, Megan is also a freelance creative director, writer, DJ and jane of all trades living in in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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