The Northside Festival shares a lot of similarities with South By Southwest: there’s the movie festival, the music festival and the tech show and tell. It’s definitely the most important and prominent festival for indie bands in Brooklyn.
The festival keeps expanding and with it the renown of the featured bands playing it. One good example of this is the majestic return of Luna, a band that carried the torch of being the new Velvet Underground till they broke up 10 years ago. They’ll be back, Thursday at McCarren Park. A drone rock wet dream.
The showcases at 50 Kent Street or Live at the Inlet — will have sets Neko Case and Rhye (Friday), Best Coast and Built to Spill (Saturday), and Run the Jewels and Sleigh Bells (Sunday).
Featured bands on Northside Music Festival 2015: Neko Case, Against Me!, Lower Dens, Ex Hex, Viet Cong, Rhye, Vince Staples, Majical Cloudz, Run the Jewels, Built to Spill, Best Coast, and Alvvays.