Twitter all-star–and, oh right, one of the very best songwriters of the past 20 years–Neko Case touches down in Williamsburg on Friday, June 12, for an outdoor performance at this year’s Northside Festival. The three-time Grammy nominee has been around the block, both with high-octane Canadian power-pop band The New Pornographers and, even more notably, as a solo artist whose work runs the gamut from aching, country-leaning balladry to laid-back pop that’s bordering on atmospheric. 2013 saw the release of the wildly titled The Worse Things Get The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight The More I Love You, an album that rightfully made its fair share of best-of lists. Our fingers are crossed that this show will feature a sneak peak at some new material, too; should it happen to sound like that one time she and Kelly Hogan imagined what a sci-fi future would look like if it were created by women rather than “teen fanboys,” we would not complain.
The show, also featuring support from ambient soul duo Rhye, as well as the electro-pop stylings of Case’s fellow Canadians Majical Cloudz, will take place at 50 Kent Avenue; also scheduled to perform at the venue during Northside are Built to Spill, Best Coast, Run The Jewels, Sleigh Bells and more. All these shows (and many, many others) are included in the price of the Northside music badge ($80), or, if you can’t bear to miss a single Northside moment, a premium badge has you covered for not only all the music events, but also film and innovation events too. And for the commitment-phobes: Individual tickets are also available.
Check out the Northside Festival website for more information about the festival that brings together over 400 bands—as well as hundreds of other noteworthy artists, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs—during one week in what is still the most exciting place in the entire world. (Brooklyn, ya dummy.)