Saturday, June 16th 2012: Hillytown Showcase

Northside Fest marches on!  Six whopping bands at The Grand Victory alone!  All brought to you by Hillytown for their festival showcase.  Then after the show we open the doors to all for free, as DJs Jumpy and Big Sir play soul 45s into the wee hours.

Special thanks to Hillytown for doing all of our work for us— we’ll be lifting their words and art directly from their own post about tonight’s show.




  • 6:00 PM — Lady Lamb the Beekeeper:  “Our dear friend Aly Spaltro should need no introduction around here. We’ve watched Lady Lamb go from a duo playing to a few friends at Slainte Wine Bar to playing huge festivals and theatres (a prediction we made from our first encounter), and we couldn’t be happier for her. She’s currently wrapping up a new album here in Brooklyn, which we’re highly anticipating to be a new favorite the second it hits earholes from New York to Maine and beyond.”  Listen here.
  • 7:00 PM — Weird Children:  “Though they’re a Brooklyn band, we first encountered Weird Children when they contacted us about playing last year’s Picnic Festival in Portland. We’d known a couple members of the band from other NYC acts they’d been in, and were pleasantly surprised when they blew us away on the stage in Lincoln Park. Thus began a now year-long love affair. Check out their BTR session to get to know the band – maybe a little too well.”  Listen here.
  • 8:00 PM — Brenda:  “Here’s a fun fact: before I actually moved from Brooklyn to Portland, ME in 2008, I took a few trips up, making sure to check out some local music each time when I could. The first show I saw at SPACE Gallery was the Cave Singers, and local band Brenda opened. The band has grown and changed significantly since then, building a strong local and regional reputation.”  Listen here.
  • 9:00 PM — Flying Pace:  “A sort of supergroup of a particular piece of the NYC music scene, Flying Pace will be celebrating their first release at this show tomorrow. Their debut collection of songs comes in two parts: Quick as a Wink is the first EP (or Side A) and will be available tomorrow. The second EP (or Side B) is called Quiet As A Mouse and will be unveiled on July 20 with a show at Union Hall (we’re presenting that one too, so there will be more on that later!)”  Listen here.
  • 10:00 PM — Sunset hearts:  “Last year’s debut from this 80′s-inspired Portland music scene megaband, Haunted Cloud, made a huge mark and earned this 9-piece group some huge praise and great opportunities. Now, their recently-released followup, the Deco Tech EP, sees the group growing as a band (the original batch of songs was written, composed, and demoed by songwriter/frontman Casey McCurry, while this release sees perhaps a bit more collaboration and influence from the massive group). We’re anticipating a fun close to the night with them, spilling out into the room (because really, that stage area is pretty small and there are a whole lot of humans in this band!) and bringing the infectious dance to everybody around.”  Listen here.

LATE NIGHT (no cover):

From the DJs themselves:

Big Sir and Jumpy, fresh from solo gigs of our own, team up again.
Expect a night of all 60s soul 45s.

We won’t have time for no mid-tempo set after the bands.
Get there when they are done and it is free.

We call it Soul a G0-G0!



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