Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Holy Moly: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival Coming In May (St. Vincent, The Walkmen, Sharon Van Etten, & More)

St. Vincent (photo by Tina Tyrell)

Have you ever gotten the feeling that someone out there has some sort of machine that reads your innermost musical wishes and turns them into reality? Maybe that's just me being kind of nuts, but that seems to be happening quite a bit lately. The latest case in point: a whole ton of our Future Nostalgia favorite artists and bands apparently met up in an Indie Rock Hall of Justice to put together an awesome new three-day music festival taking place here in NYC from May 3 through May 5.

The Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival is being curated by The National's Wonder Twins Bryce & Aaron Desner and will take place at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)'s own Howard Gilman Opera House and BAM Cafe. The lineup, of course, reads like an all-star lineup of indie rock greats:  The Walkmen, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Beirut, The Antlers, Atlas Sound, Twin Shadow, Tyondai Braxton (formerly of Battles), and many more. There will also be films shown at BAM Rose Cinemas, and there will be a closing night DJ Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang, the DFA heroes who were core members of LCD Soundsystem.

Yeah, so you want tickets. Three-day Fest Passes go on general sale on March 6, while day passes go on sale March 12. If you're a Friend of BAM, you get advance presales on March 5 and 8, respectively.

Make it happen, and you bet we'll be right there covering it all.  

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