While Governors Ball is island-bound and CMJ is perhaps too scattered, the Northside Festival homes in on the already established musical centers in the city — read: Williamsburg — drawing big acts like Albert Hammond Jr. and an Animal Collective DJ set, both slated for this evening. The fest’s seven days also include plenty of indie films and talks, but odds are the Pitchfork-curated showcase featuring break-out twee sensation Frankie Cosmos, or the subsequent double hit of woozy psychedelia and harmony-haze that is The War on Drugs and Woods, will draw in the biggest crowd. Week-long badges are available for purchase, but each concert is also its own ticketed event, open to the public.
Mondays-Sundays, noon. Starts: June 12. Continues through June 19, 2014