The StereoactiveNYC + Hillytown Showcase, co-sponsored by BreakThru Radio, Clouder, Shark?, Miniboone, Sunset Hearts, Weird Children, Cult Fever, Ball of Flame Shoot Fire, Leda, Coalsack In Crux, Owel, Lisa/Liza, JPK
186 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
Doors 12:00 PM / Show 1:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Northside Festival is New York City’s largest and most accessible discovery festival. From June 13-20, 2013, hundreds of bands, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, innovators, and over 80,000 fans will converge on Brooklyn over eight days to witness an incredible showcase of what’s next in music, film, entrepreneurship and art. We’re still hammering out the details for 2013, so until we do, follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook for festival update
The StereoactiveNYC + Hillytown Showcase, co-sponsored by BreakThru Radio
StereoactiveNYC is an ongoing attempt to call attention to NYC/Brooklyn music through various means of documentation and promotion. Currently, they book and promote nearly all the music at Fort Useless in Bushwick, Brooklyn, plus occasional shows at other venues around Brooklyn/NYC.
HillyTown is a Portland, Maine-focused music blog. Through HillyTown Presents, they curate music festivals, throw parties, and promote shows to help bands from Maine when they head out on tour, and bands from Away when they’re passing through the state, with a strong emphasis on cross-pollination between the Maine and Brooklyn music scenes.
BreakThru Radio is a media platform that offers on-demand radio, video, and editorial content. It features a mix of the best rising and established musical artists and performers as well as cultural and current events coverage.
The delightfully chaotic live show offered by Brooklyn's bad boy band Clouder is something that needs to be seen and experienced first hand to truly grasp it all. Frontman Eric Gilstrap already had a reputation for a loose Johnny Thunders-like presence in his previous band, Telltale. However, he has now put down the guitar and is fully focused on delivering his angst-filled vocal lines while the rest of the band masterfully rumbles on behind him. On "Broadcast Victim" some kind of Peter Gunn detective groove is churned out by the boys as Eric's vocal tone and delivery resides in a place somewhere between The Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten and The Fall's Mark E. Smith. A wickedly tasty guitar solo (of sorts) leads the track to a madcap conclusion. "The Collapse" pitches delightful dual guitar and bass interplay against bright ride cymbal, as Eric wails on (in that Lydon-esque way) about how relationships fall apart. An even ruder guitar outburst takes this one to its tender conclusion. Two more glorious tracks can be heard on their bandcamp page from this, their "Serious Business" EP. Clouder will be releasing their debut full-length album on 12/20 in the digital realm. Physical copies are planned for late January/early February. - Dave Cromwell/ The Deli
"Shark? is a social utility that connects beer to your face and if you're lucky maybe even a girl, but most likely a PA to your foot and fuzzy memories of midnight tacos. New album SAVIOR out on Old Flame Records Summer 2013."
Over the course of a year and a half, MiniBoone has made Brooklyn their own personal protectorate, decimating human audiences while twisting melodies and swinging instruments wildly above their heads. With three rotating front-men and a rhythm section made of angry rotating swords, they channel the mechanical abandon of Devo while evoking the lyrical resonance and emotional power of Springsteen.
The distinctive brand of American-strange rock and roll formed from this mixture may be at odds with the prevailing lo-fi strains emanating from New York City these days, but it has won them converts of everyone from the Village Voice to NPR. Since January 2010's Big Changes EP (Drug Front Records), The L Magazine bestowed upon them the prestigious title of one of the "8 NYC Bands You Need to Hear" in April, and the video for their can-you-be-in-a-hardcore-band-and-still-like-Kylie-Minogue standout "Cool Kids Cut Out of the Heart Itself" was featured on the first episode of the Flavorpill Fix. Live, MiniBoone is a genuine thrill, and has displayed its explosion of sentient energy at Northside Festival, Brooklyn Bowl, Mercury Lounge, and the Rocks Off Concert Cruise Ship amongst many others.
Now MiniBoone is adding more fuel to the fire with a new 7" released in March 2011. "The Other Summer" is an exhaustingly frenetic Andrew W.K. "hiding on the backstreets" opus, clocking in at nearly six minutes. On the other side, "Fight Song" is an immaculate specimen of fractured pop glory. Look for a new EP this summer and their first LP in the fall.
As the world's youth continue to define their existence against the ideas of love and confusion, MiniBoone hope to provide a suitable soundtrack.
spirit, leave me
Weird Children is a 5-piece indie garage pop band based in Brooklyn, NY. The band released its debut single, Megalomelia, on March 8th, 2012 along with their B-side, Creepy Meatball. They are currently playing in support of these recordings at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin Texas and shows in the greater northeast united states.
"THE TWO HAVE SEEMINGLY TURNED THE IDEA OF KINETIC SYNTH WORK AND ENERGETIC LAYERING INTO A SCIENCE, AND THE PAIR'S SELF-TITLED ALBUM IS ONE OF THE BEST INDEPENDENT RELEASES OF 2011"
- THE DAILY VAULT
"TO EXPERIENCE THE NEXT WAVE OF BROOKLYN MUSIC FULL BLAST AND TO GRASP ITS WEIRD COMPLEXITIES, ONE CAN'T DO MUCH BETTER THAN CULTFEVER'S FIRST SINGLE, 'KNEWYOUWELL'"
- THE NY DELI MAGAZINE
"SOUNDS LIKE: IF KAREN O AND TRENT REZNOR CONTINUED TO COLLABORATE BUT IN A SLIGHTLY POP DIRECTION."
- ALAN CROSS, JOURNAL OF MUSICAL THINGS/SECRET HISTORY OF ROCK
"...ONE HELL OF A DEBUT."
- BOWLEGS MUSIC REVIEW
"THE TRUTH: DEVIN, FRIENDS, CULTFEVER, BODY LANGUAGE, AND NOW GABRIEL AND THE HOUNDS – BROOKLYN IS ROCKVILLE AGAIN."
- PAUL LESTER, THE GUARDIAN
Ball of Flame Shoot Fire
Ball of Flame Shoot Fire, or BOFSF, is Pat, Jess, Peter, Winston and Tim. Originally from Pittsburgh, the band is now living in Brooklyn after spending a blissful year living together among the suburban delights of Huntington, Long Island.
They have a blog and a Bandcamp page where you can download lots of their music for free.
Five-piece rock band with raw power and gorgeous melodies
Coalsack In Crux
A quintet from new york and new jersey.
Jonathan Pilkington Kahnt grew up in New Jersey. He now lives and plays music in Brooklyn, NY. His friends and fellow musicians call him JPK and he often plays at Fort Useless, a community venue in Bushwick.