11:26 pm Jun. 17, 20121
On Sunday, the eight-day Northside Festival capped off its last day of music and art programs with daytime open studios and several night shows. The festival's film portion kicks off today. Here, some scenes from yesterday and last night.
The annual festival is still relatively new to the national festival scene, after four years of intentionally organic growth. This year's edition featured at least 30 venues hosting more than 350 bands, including GZA, Of Montreal, and the Screaming Females.
Acme Studio, like dozens of art studios in the area, hosted a viewing party.
New Orleans' Sweet Street Symphony plays Bedford Ave. and North 6th St.
Wymond Miles, left, a guitarist in the Fresh & Onlys, waits to play a solo set at Glasslands. On the right, Caleb Braaten, founder of Sacred Bones Records (which put out records by The Men, Crystal Stilts and Zola Jesus), said the weekend was full of free Jameson, music and pulled pork. "The rest I don't remember."
"Any moment now, it'll be seeping into the ground," Braaten said, either of the free Jameson's or the rapid transformation of the neighborhood into a national mecca for the young, hip and arty.
The festival, and nearby Smorgasburg, combined with the nice weather, drew many people to the East River waterfront.
Security at Europa, a Greenpoint club next door to a police station, prepares for the Future of the Left show.
Chris Beard, a clothing designer, and Kate Lupiani, a barista, wait for the Future of the Left. Beard, left, said the Northside Festival could benefit from being a little more geographically condensed, like Gainesville's annual Fest at which, he said, "as long as you have a PBR in hand, you're good to go."
Greg Olson, who works in real estate, is on his first night of attending Northside Festival events. He's here for the Future of the Left show at Europa. He said the live music scene in the Greenpoint-Williamsburg area has gotten much more fun in recent years.
"Basically, they're gonna gonna rock out," said Olson of the Future of the Left. "And it's gonna be good."
The bag-check line at the Warsaw for the Starfucker show.
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