Today is day one of Northside Festival. You can’t be everywhere at once, so where can you get the most bang for your badge? Here, a quick round-up of double headers that we think you shouldn’t miss. Click through for our picks the jump.
TEEN, Las Rosas
Showcase: Terrorbird Records, Kanine Records, Carpark Records and Insound
When: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Cameo Gallery, 93 N. 6th Street
Indie record labels Terrorbird, Kanine, and Carpark have reputations for collecting the best of Brooklyn’s indie rock underground, and this year’s showcase is a can’t-miss. Show up early to score a spot for Las Rosas, the lesser known (for now) garage pop side-project of Harlem’s bass player, Jose Boyer. Then wriggle to the front for TEEN, which promises to pack a shimmery wallop all its own.
Titus Andronicus, Eagulls
Showcase: Scenic Presents
When: 7:00pm – 11:30pm
Where: Warsaw, 261 Driggs Avenue
Titus Andronicus have been joyfully destroying the eardrums of Brooklyn and f the world for years already, so they’re sure to tear it up with their across-the-pond equivalent, the Leeds-based Eagulls. Bring some earplugs, things are going to get loud.
Fort Lean, Kevin Morby
Showcase: Palladia & VH1 House
When: 8:00pm – 12:30am
Where: Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Avenue
Psych-folk champion Kevin Morby (Woods, The Babies) and the softer sounds of the lovable Fort Lean offer plenty of reason to beeline for Knitting Factory tonight, but did you hear that VH1 also has some wacky plan in the works? We admit it, we’re curious to find out how that goes.
Sharon Van Etten, Shilpa Ray
When: 8:00pm – 12:00am
Where: Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th Street
Sharon Van Etten’s meteoric rise from underground songstress to Folk Muse of the World has surely not been missed by anybody with a set of eyes or ears, but to see her set live with accompaniment from the lesser known, deeply fascinating Shilpa Ray is something not to be missed.
Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Mac DeMarco
When: 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Where: House of Vans, 25 Franklin Street
There’s something inexplicable and inexplicably perfect about this pairing. Mac DeMarco’s fuzzy pop grooves and the funky vocal stylings of former-James-Brown impersonator, now marvelous musician in his own right, Charles Bradley.