So it’s awful outside, and your friends ditched you for Bonnaroo. Quit sulking; Tennessee is flooded in state troopers and Phish acolytes, while you have countless local offerings to gorge on.
If you haven’t already picked up your Northside Festival badge, order online for pickup at 60 North 6th Street, King’s County. Beat a vegan at Golden Triangle’s Friday Union Pool set, then take the walk to Studio B for a sample of Detroit’s finest techno. Saturday, Canadian beatsmith Daedelus joins Ghislain Poirier and Megasoid for some “fractal rock shit.” And Sunday either recover at the Music Hall with a softened Bill Callahan, or risk a 48-hour hangover at Europa’s eight-band doom-metal showcase.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during daylight hours, the Figment Festival brings more than 400 interactive art pieces to Governor’s Island, as well as a slew of dancers, performance artists, and live bands. Meanwhile, the Tank’s free Come Out and Play Festival celebrates its fourth year with extravagant public games designed by the likes of Apple and Walt Disney.
It’s looking like a great weekend for jazz– The Bill McHenry Quintet plays the Vanguard, Abdullah Ibraham takes his Ekayah Ensemble to the Standard, Lewis Nash does Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Gillespie’s band pays tribute to Diz at the Blue Note.