Whew, what a whirlwind of a weekend! The L Magazine hosted the 2nd-annual Northside Festival, a major throwdown of bands, art, film, and more bands, all packed into multiple venues across Williamsburg and Greenpoint from Thursday through Sunday. Starting with Thursday night’s kick-off party with Wavves, we partook of a lot of it–here’s a taste of the (notably hot and sweaty) scene, direct from the front lines. While Vice‘s Creators Project blowout was a decidedly Manhattan affair complete with (slightly) cooler temperatures and fancy cocktails, much of the Northside Fest was DIY Brooklyn through and through. Yeah, we’re talking humid warehouses and Miller High Life in a can.
“If anyone had told me in 1969 that George Clinton and Al Green would be two of my three favorite rock and rollers of the ’70s my only response would have been ‘Who?’ Which is why I’m not going to try and foretell the future now.”
“At the center of the criticism is the chief articulator of Bush’s imperial presidency,” we reported in 1992, “the man who wrote the legal rationale for the Gulf War, the Panama invasion, and the officially sanctioned kidnapping of foreign nationals abroad.”