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The two-day Gigawatts Festival showcases some 
of Brooklyn’s best

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Silent Barn

603 Bushwick Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Category: Music Venues

Region: Ridgewood

This weekend, the Brooklyn-based magazine 1.21 Gigawatts celebrates its first anniversary by throwing its own Gigawatts Festival, a two-day showcase of 20 of the magazine’s favorite up-and-coming artists. Its four homegrown headliners each show off their own subset of the quirky, art-saturated world the publication dwells in: Team Spirit espouses unique poppy garage rock; Total Slacker balance brittle guitars with lush vocals; Heaven’s Gate present a clearer-eyed vision of My Bloody Valentine’s noise swirls; and guitar-driven indie rockers Dead Stars claim all the warmth their spacey namesakes lack. Though the magazine’s name might be inspired by Back to the Future, hoverboards will not be required for entry.
Fri., July 5, 5 p.m., 2013
 
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