Over the past five years, the Brooklyn-based independent record label Captured Tracks has given a platform to a creative roster of artists who are redefining postmodern music. This weekend, the label celebrates its half-decade of decadence by spotlighting a wide range of its forward-thinking acts at its own two-day CT5 Festival at Brooklyn’s beer-centric venue the Wick. Saturday headliner DIIV creates beautifully blurry soundscapes that seem like some missing glue connecting Joy Division with that band’s new-wave progeny, while direct support Mac DeMarco records beautiful, plinky guitar music that comes alive at his often hilarious live shows. Sunday headliner Wild Nothing released one of last year’s most buzzed-about records, the upbeat, modern alt-rock touchstone Nocturne, while their direct support, Beach Fossils, play unapologetically vintage-tinged college rock. Other Saturday artists include the Soft Moon, Minks, Chris Cohen, and Heavenly Beat, while Sunday features Widowspeak, Blouse, Soft Metals, and Alex Calder.
Sat., Aug. 31, 4 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 1, 4 p.m., 2013