All the borough’s a stage at Northside Festival, Williamsburg and Greenpoint’s plucky answer to the mass indie bedlam of the CMJ Marathon. The new event, hosted by the L Magazine, flings open the Pabst-stained doors of nearly every music venue in the two nabes for four days of up-and-strutting rock, electro, hip-hop, and more. The solid club roster includes predictable BK haunts Union Pool and Public Assembly, as well as a few curveballs (Radegast Hall & Biergarten? Sure!) and the rock and electro-heavy bill trumpets Brightback Morning Light, the Hold Steady, and Bill Callahan (of Smog). It’s a perfect weekend for the locals who want a side of culture with their scene. Various times, Various Williamsburg and Greenpoint locations.

Thu., June 11, 2009

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