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Brokelyn Northside Showcase, Lot Radio BBQ, Flux-a-Thon, Twinsanity and Taste of Bushwick — What’s Happening Greenpoint (6/6 – 6/12)

Saturday @The Knitting Factory (361 Metropolitan Ave) Brokelyn teams up with Supercrush Studio to present an official Northside Festival Showcase! With Grim Streaker, Native Sun, Lola Pistola, and Yaasss is a line up that brings a range of music from noise meets skate goth, loud and melodic indie rock, dream pop and alt-grunge, to kinky glam psych rock. It’s a matinee show so start your day early with a kick ass show!

Doors open at 12 noon. Enter here for FREE tickets!

 

WEDNESDAY 6/6

♫ Northside Festival @ North Brooklyn, 10am, Badges $75+ and prices vary to individual shows, Northside kicks off its 10th anniversary with shows and events all weekend. Buy Tix
♫ Computer Magic, Exhibition (DJ Sets) @ Elsewhere Rooftop (599 Johnson Ave.), 5pm, FREE, part of Summer happy hour, featuring sunshine and slushies, RSVP
♫# Vegan Bash @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl), 6pm, FREE, Vegan vendors, live performances, and music, More Info
♫ The Murder Junkies,Chesty Malone&The Slice Em Ups,Skum City+MORE @ El Cortez (17 Ingraham St.), 7:00pm, $13, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 6/7

♦ Workspace Exhibition Opening: Shawna X, @ A/D/O (29 Norman Avenue), 7pm, FREE, large-scale sculpture work by artist and visual designer Shawna X in her new series “F*** Your Manners,” RSVP
♫ Palto Flats / Galtta – Northside Fest BJTV /Lauds /Scott Kiernan @ Magick City (37 Box St.), 8pm, $10, Buy Tix
♦ Aimee Plauche & Performers present: she sang like she was crying @ Tiskelion Arts (106 Calyer St.), 8pm, $20, A raucous dance experience seeking to capture the space in which joy and grief coexist and challenge the social permissions restricting the presentation of women and female people, Buy Tix
♦ Filmmakers After-Party @ Loosie Rouge (91 S. 6th), 10pm, FREE, Hosted by Brooklyn Film Festival and Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective, More Info
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Bedford Avenue Turns Into A Massive Block Party This Weekend!

Williamsburg Walks
If you live in the neighborhood, you are probably gearing up for Northside Fest—a music, art and tech festival—which officially kicks off today. In addition to the amazing lineup of bands (here’s who we’re most excited to see) and 100+ innovative folks who will be giving talks, there’s also the annual block party on Bedford Avenue.

On Saturday June 10th and Sunday 11th from 1-6pm Williamsburg’s main drag will transform into a public park (Saturday Metropolitan Avenue to N 7th Street and Sunday N7th street to N12th Street). There will be temporary wall units for live painting, interactive installations and workshops, and engaging sculptures will be staggered throughout the blocks for the community to enjoy. RSVP on Facebook

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Artists and Businesses: Williamsburg Walks Wants You!

Williamsburg WalksIf you’re an artist, business, or part of a community group you can be a part of Williamsburg Walks this summer! On June 10th and 11th, Bedford Avenue between Metropolitan and N 12th Street will be transformed into a really cool public art park.

They’re currently looking for these types of art participants:
-Live painting/graffiti/collage
-Interactive installations/workshops
-Sculpture/stand alone installations
-Performance artists

Or, if you are a business/community group and want to set up an activity on Bedford Ave, email [email protected]m with your proposal.
Rules for street activities below:
–  No Vending. You can’t sell or exchange any cash/credit transaction on the street
–  No Electricity. Your activity can’t require any electricity
– Raw Space. You are provided with a raw space on Bedford Ave, the rest is up to you!
– Art/Community Focused. The theme of the event is art, community and interaction. While your activity doesn’t need to be specific it is good to keep this theme in mind.

Submit your proposal via this form.
Send all questions to ​Victoria Varney, [email protected].

Temporary wall units, interactive installations and sculptures will be staggered throughout the blocks. In addition to the installations there will be a variety of activities; in past years there were a ton of vendors selling their wares, food and a skateboarding demo. We’re already getting pumped about this year’s festivities!

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Northside Music Festival 2016: What We’re Seeing

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Frankie Cosmos is playing Sat (6/11) at Rough Trade

A festival that harkens to Austin’s over-saturated SXSW festival without the tasteless inundation of branding in the name of culture (yet), Northside Festival returns to North Brooklyn from June 6 – 12 and is still a great opportunity to catch bands you know alongside local groups you may have only heard mention of. As you skip around venues old and new, these are some of the acts that would be a shame to miss.
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Run the Jewels, Sleigh Bells, Vince Staple close out Northside ’15

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Last weekend, the Northside Festival at 50 Kent finished off with an all-star show featuring Run the Jewels, Sleigh Bells, and Vince Staples. Right as the doors opened, the crowd found its way into the venue and Vince Staples kicked it off with great energy, playing some unreleased tracks off his debut album, expected to hit June 30th.

Then Brooklyn based Sleigh Bells, took the stage amplifying the crowds energy from where Vince left off. Not only did they come out to rock, but they came out to have a good time. This is one band you can clearly see enjoy playing the music they create.  Continue reading

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Meet the Bands of our Showcase: Northside Q&A

Shark Week
Shark Week

Since we are fans of the bands playing at our Northside Festival showcase, tomorrow (6/12) at Bar Matchless, we decided to find out more about them. Below you can find the tracks they have on repeat this summer, favorite shows for Northpoint, and their sanctuaries in the 11222. Continue reading

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Northside Music Festival Thursday: Paradise Day One

Batala NYC
Batala NYC

Editor’s Note: While there are some great guides to the North Brooklyn festival out there, most favor the big name bands. Those are the bands that you’re most likely to already be familiar with, and also the shows that are most likely to sell out or have long lines to get in. That is why we are proud to present you with our comprehensive, day-by-day recommendation guide to the music festival, organized in chronological order, and streamlined with just enough information for you to discover the perfect shows for your very own musical tastes and moods.

You will hear your new favorite band at a local club during the Northside Festival this long weekend. That is our claim. Welcome to heaven.

How can we support such a statement? Start with an amazing set of bands (recommendations below). Add McCarren Park shows and some bookings in romantic backyard spaces, then include some distinctly easy-going and non-judgmental locals, i.e. you, fueling the scene.

Then remember how you rarely need to wait in line at Northside. Here are our favorite acts playing tomorrow. Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship at Northside – All Business (But Never Boring)

If an inventor could create a device that converts sheer brain power into energy, said device should be brought to the Northside Entrepreneurship Festival next year. That inventor would take away enough energy to send a spaceship to Mars and back. It’s a given that this spaceship would update it’s Sonar status from the red planet, and have it’s own veggie garden on board.

I’ve never been to South by Southwest, the annual festival in Austin, Texas. But this day of discussion around sustainable business ideas that encourage community is exactly what I’ve always thought it would be like. But after this one, I could travel home on foot and sleep in my own bed that night.

In other words, we needed this.

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Muchmore’s, Sunday Night

  I may not be the first Greenpointer to trek south to Muchmore’s, one of north Brooklyn’s latest coffee shop / bar / venue spaces, but I certainly won’t be the last if they keep up what they had going this past Sunday night.  I was spending my evening entertaining a friend from New Orleans and we had just concluded a fact-finding mission to Crif Dogs (seriously.)  Given that Northside was still going strong, I would have felt seriously remiss sending him off without his ears ringing, so we trekked over to newly-opened Muchmore’s, located on a (formerly) quiet corner of North 9th street.

Sadly, we had just missed Railbird, showing up in the middle of Zula’s set.  Zula’s clean, layered sound was a great thing to have filling the front lounge area as we wandered in, taking in the artwork.  Working our way to the back, our first thought was that the acoustics were surprisingly good in the unpolished, comfortable space, where little separates the musicians from the crowd and listeners find nearly equal space to either stand and bop or spread out on one of the many couches.  Next up were the decidedly noisier Dreebs, about which I feel mostly unqualified to comment except to say that their songs seemed to my deafened ears to be carefully constructed, skillfully building and releasing tension.  Rounding out the night was Ava Luna, who frankly surprised us – we walked out of Muchmore’s talking excitedly about the deceptively mature, harmonized vocals coming from the young band.

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Brooklyn Brewery Adds Weeknight Tours

Beginning today The Brooklyn Brewery will host Small Batch Brewery Tours, reservation-only weeknight tours from 5-7pm, Monday-Thursday; $8 per person.

Finally, the curious, interested and thirsty can have their chance to visit Brooklyn Brewery during the work week, as our recent expansion has also allowed us to offer weeknight Small Batch Brewery Tours. Our Small Batch Brewery Tours are reservation-only and limited to 25 people. The cost is $8 per person. Things get going promptly at 5pm with a guided tasting of 4 different Brooklyn beers. Our guide will then take participants on a 30-45 min tour of our facilities. Afterwards, one is welcome to get a couple of pints or purchase dry goods and souvenirs at The Company Store.

Guests must be over 21 or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Dogs are welcome (although our cat, Monster, has been known to get feisty). One can order food delivered to The Brewery or can bring their own.

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To reserve a spot email [email protected] and let them know how many people are in your party.

Friday and weekend public hours will remain the same:
Friday Happy Hour (6-11pm every Friday, Free)
There are no tours but you can have your pick of up to 8 draft beers and our growing number of Big Bottles. Beer tokens are $4 each or 6 for $20.

Saturday (Noon – 8pm, Free; Tours at 1pm , 2pm, 3pm 4pm and 5pm)
Sunday (Noon – 6pm, Free; Tours at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm)

No reservations are required; entrance is free. Beer tokens are $4 each or 6 for $20. Outside food is allowed to be delivered or brought in. Children are welcome, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Brooklyn Brewery
79 North 11th Street

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