David’s Northside Festival 2018 Preview

The calendar just turned to June and that can only mean one thing, it is time for my favorite event of the year, Brooklyn’s annual Northside Festival. This year has an even more special feel due to it being the 10th anniversary of the festival.

I have had the privilege of doing press coverage of it for the last 5 years and I once again look forward to doing my best to highlight the awesome musical talent that will be on display at various venues throughout Bushwick, Greenpoint & Williamsburg.

The lineup this year once again is full of some heavy hitters such as Deerhoof, Liz Phair, Protomartyr & Weaves. However the best part of the festival in my opinion is the up & coming talents that get showcased.

This year features a ton of great talent that are sure to put on great sets that will create memories for fans that will last forever. Here is just a quick list of bands I will try my hardest to see & suggest you do as well:

  • A Deer A Horse
  • Big Bliss
  • Blushed
  • Colatura
  • Dead Stars
  • Gesserit
  • Grim Streaker
  • Gussie
  • Secret Nudist Friends
  • Shadow Monster
  • Shana Falana
  • Sharkmuffin
  • Sic Tic
  • Soccer Mommy
  • Wooing

Sadly as you would expect from any festival like this, it is impossible to see everyone you want as a lot of shows overlap. So it comes down to location & realistic timing of what you can & can’t make while going between multiple venues in a night.

However that is also what makes Northside so much fun as the choices are endless and great musical experiences & moments are all around. This year will be no different as I run around like a crazy man with my gear trying to capture the moments to share with you all & I would not have it any other way!

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