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Go North

What to check out at the fourth annual Northside Festival, running June 14 to 21.


Fun party: Chain and the Gang, Olivia Tremor Control, GZA, and Jens Lekman.   

GZA with Grupo Fantasma
Music Hall of Williamsburg; 6/14 at 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m.; 66 N. Sixth St. nr. Wythe Ave., 718-486-5400
In 1995, GZA, the Genius, released his first post-Wu-Tang solo album, the stone-cold classic Liquid Swords. Tonight, he reinterprets the original RZA production with Latin-funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma.
Playing With: Brownout

Eternal Summers
Knitting Factory; 6/14 at 7 p.m.; 361 Metropolitan Ave., at Havemeyer St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 347-529-6696
This now-trio have tightened and shined up their classic indie-pop rambles, without losing any of their charm. Catch them before the release of their second album, Correct Behavior.
Playing With: Class Actress, Bleeding Rainbow, Beach Day, Zambri, Air Waves

Daughn Gibson has a lot on his mind.   

Daughn Gibson
Cameo Gallery; 6/14 at 7 p.m.; 93 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-302-1180
With shades of Richard Hawley and Lee Hazlewood, Gibson’s deep, expressive voice explores the area where stately, retro fifties country-rock meets dark, abstract, ambient electronics.
Playing With: Bell

Royal Headache
Warsaw; 6/14 at 9 p.m.; 261 Driggs Ave., at Eckford St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn; no phone
Lots of bands attempt 1966 garage/soul rock every year, and almost none of them can do it as well as these Australians, the rare band that can truly continue the “Maximum R&B” of the Who, with a singer who comes on like a modern Steve Marriott.
Playing With: Ceremony, Citizens Arrest, Magrudergrind

Chain and the Gang
Public Assembly; 6/14 at 9 p.m.; 70 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-384-4586
For twenty-odd years, Ian Svenonious has acted like an indie pied piper, leading his charges through mod hardcore to gospel yeh-yeh and now to loose anti-capitalist garage rock.
Playing With: Mucca Pazza, Magik Markers, M.A.K.U. SoundSystem, Starring, Dustin Wong, Dope Body

She Keeps Bees (not sure what he does).  

She Keeps Bees
Muchmore’s; 6/14 at 8 p.m.; 2 Havemeyer St., at N. 9th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 917-515-5444
Jessica Larrabee and Andy LaPlant manage to make the somewhat-tired idea of a blues duo sound like the freshest thing in the world. Sparse and grimy, it’s Larrabee’s vocals that put it over the top.
Playing With: Ancient Sky, Dust Engineers, Future of What

Jens Lekman
McCarren Park; 6/15 at 4 p.m.; Bedford Ave. at N. 12th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Sweden’s indie heartthrob returns to Brooklyn in preparation for his upcoming album, I Know What Love Isn’t. Although his new band hasn’t been able to get in the country, Jens promises a sing-along acoustic set where YOU will be the band.
Playing With: Of Montreal, The Thermals, Beach Fossils

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