Inverted Soapbox heartily endorses (Northside Festival edition)….

… these new bands that immediately entered the download queue after this weekend’s sweat-stained beardstock Northside Festival. Thanks to the good people at the L Magazine for putting on the fest and providing a dollar-per-music value vastly greater than any other fest I’ve seen. Seriously, there was about a week where I was considering oing to SXSW this year to see what the fuss was about. Until I saw what the badges cost, which start at $130 for wristbands and go up to $750 DOLLARS for the all-access music pass (not counting film and interactive badges too). The Northside Festival, while less all-encompassing, cost $50, or just $40 if you had a discount code. I can suffer through a crowd of stinky flannel for that.

MiniBoone

The Grates

North Highlands

DOM

Slow Club

Elvis Perkins in Dearland

And, after seeing some live performances, continuing to endorse:

Twin Sister

Ava Luna

The Grates

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