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.