Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Fest with The Walkmen, The Antlers, Sharon Van Etten, & More Starts Thurs.

The inaugural Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival starts tomorrow and, despite the name, it's not an outdoor fest or even near the water (it's a Walt Whitman poem). Instead, the music-and-film event (which is curated by Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National) takes place at three separate venues at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. (Hear Bryce Dessner talk about the festival on WNYC's Soundcheck® program.)

Artists who'll be appearing at Crossing Brooklyn Ferry include The Walkmen, The Antlers, St. Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Beirut, and Atlas Sound. (Hear/download a five-song live set Van Etten performed at the WFMU radio studios.)

See set times and other info on the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry festival below.
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry has events beginning in the early evening on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and at this time tickets seem to be still available for all three days. Tickets are $45 for each day. Here are the lineups for the main venue, the Gilman Opera House:

Thursday, May 3rd
The Walkmen - 10:45 to 11:45 p.m.
Sharon Van Etten - 9:30 to 10:15
Twin Shadow - 8:15 to 9
Jherek Bischoff - 7 to 7:45

There are short films and other musicians on the other two stages, including People Get Ready (hear them and Jherek Bischoff in the Soundcheck® audio above). Also of note on one of the other stages: Heather Broderick, the singer and multi-instrumentalist from Van Etten's band.

Friday, May 4th
St. Vincent - 10:45 to 11:45 p.m.
The Antlers - 9:30 to 10:15
Tyondai Braxton - 8:15 to 9
Sõ Percussion - 7 to 7:45

Musicians on the other stages include Buke and Gass (from 10 to 10:45) . And there are DJ sets by Christ Keating (of Yeasayer) and Joakim from 12 to 12:45.

Saturday, May 5th
Beirut - 10:45 to 11:45 p.m.
Atlas Sound - 9:30 to 10:15
My Brightest Diamond & Ymusic - 8:15 to 9
Caveman - 7 to 7:45

Musicians on the other stages include Skeletons and Thieving Irons, and there's a DJ set by Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang (DFA) from 12 to 12:45.

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