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Northside Guide

What to check out at the fifth annual Northside Festival, running June 13 to 20.

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Clockwise from left: Iceage, Sinkane, Mac Demarco, and Kim Gordon.   

Body/Head
Saint Vitus, 1120 Manhattan Ave., nr. Clay St., Greenpoint; no phone
What: The noise guitar stylings of duo Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth) and Bill Nace.
With: Foreplay, Majical Cloudz, Very Special Guests
When: 6/13 at 8 p.m.
Price: $15

Iceage
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N. 6th St., nr. Wythe Ave., Williamsburg; 718-486-5400
What: Dark, messy, nihilistic, and surprisingly romantic. Young Copenhagen punks.
With: A Place to Bury Strangers, Lower, Bennio Qwerty, Bambara
Date and Time: 6/13 at 8 p.m.
Price: $15

Mac DeMarco
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg; 718-963-3369
What: Woozy youth captured with concise yet disheveled songwriting and sunny guitars.
With: Walter TV, White Fence
When: 6/13 at 6 p.m.
Price: $12

Swans
Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave., at Eckford St., Greenpoint; no phone
What: There's slow catharsis in cult hero Michael Gira's droning and primal, post-punk leanings.
With: Chelsea Wolfe
When: 6/13 at 7 p.m.
Price: $32, $35 day of


Vivienne Eastwood.   

Vivienne Eastwood
Legion Bar, 790 Metropolitan Ave., at Humboldt St., Williamsburg; 718-387-3797
What: Brooklyn male-female fuzz-heavy trio that knows the best way to play is to gaze at one’s shoes.
With: Black Wine, Radical Dads, Sally
When: 6/13 at 7:30 p.m.
Price: $8

Black Flag
Warsaw, 261 Driggs Ave., at Eckford St., Greenpoint; no phone
What: The 1979 lineup of the hard-core punk band, featuring lead guitarist and songwriter Greg Ginn and vocalist Ron Reyes.
With: 6/14: The Netherlands, Good For You, The Men; 6/15: Cinema Cinema, Good for You
When: 6/14 and 6/15 at 7 p.m.
Price: 6/14 Sold out, Northside Festival badge or tickets only (no wristbands); 6/15, $32

Sinkane
Brooklyn Bowl, 61 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 11th St., Williamsburg; 718-963-3369
What: Breezy jazz guitar meets punk and shoe-gaze and falsetto dreams, in the eclectic work of Ahmed Gallab.
With: Xenia Rubios, Leverage Models
When: 6/14 at 8 p.m.
Price: $20


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