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Northside Festival This Wkd

  048 nxne A reminder that the 2nd annual Northside Festival will be taking over all parts of Williamsburg and Greenpoint this weekend. Kicking things off on Thursday is an all-over-the-place lineup at Public Assembly anchored by Sissy Bounce master Big Freedia, who I caught up at NXNE this past weekend. Among the more bizarre shows I've ever witnessed, the New Orleans crew served up a mix of beats, queer rap, go-go dancers in gold lame bikinis, and Freedia himself leading the booty-shaking. It was R-rated (at best), and weirdly thrilling. (More R-rated pictures on the Flickr page.)

Also worth checking out is the outdoor stage on the MetroPCS Barge in Greenpoint, which features faves Fucked Up, High Places, A.A. Bondy, Les Savy Fav and more. Details on how to get there are on the Northside Fest website.