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Ah, remember the Williamsburg of yore? Aka, two years ago when there were still plenty of DIY music venues thriving in the looming shadow of the waterfront's new condos? Now, that shadow is occupied by the infamous VICE offices, a complex of laptops and coldbrew that sprawls across Kent Avenue. If I sound bitter, I'm not, at all--having a major corporation in place of beloved music venues is totally fine with me. Gentrification, progress,...
It’s finally here! Today marks the kick off of Northside Festival’s music portion, and thanks to the hard work of everyone involved with the festival, there are so many excellent shows to attend that I’ve separated previews out by genre to help Brooklynites parse the extensive schedules. For those who associate Northside Fest mostly with indie rock, yes, that is the bread and butter here. Luckily, an emphasis on local bands and other people...