Exactly one week from today, the 2nd Annual Northside Festival begins. The weekend features upwards of 300 bands, and tons of showcases sponsored and curated by your favorite bloggers, blogs, labels, news outlets, etc.

Brooklyn Based asked me, or rather MME, to curate their showcase, which is going down Friday, June 25 at Matchless. The line-up is stellar…

First up is Bermuda Bonnie, a duo out of Brooklyn by way of Philly that plays adorable electronic pop. With subjects like sunny days, houseboats, rockets and boys, this music will make you feel sprightly and in love.

Fluffy Lumbers is the main project of Sam Franklin. Fluffy Lumbers music is a hazy and soaring loud mess of guitars run through reverb pedals–one part melody via Weezer and one part nostalgia via 80s pop. (But you all know that.)

Next is the Bushwick powerhouse Coasting featuring Madison Farmer on guitar and vocals and Fiona Campbell on drums and vocals. These two women are forward-thinking, feminist party animals whose minimal music will send shivers straight up your punk rock spine. In a 90s DC-era style, Coasting is fast and hard. Also, Farmer and Campbell hail from Arkansas and New Zealand, respectively, which must pique your interest, right?

And up last is the Underwater People’s Records house band, aptly named Family Portrait. Family Portrait makes music that oozes with old school charm but whose sound is fully modern. These are pop space jams with smoky lyrics by Elvis lookalike and lead singer/guitarist Evan Brody.

At each show a limited number of badge holders will be admitted and there are no pre-sale tickets so get there early. (There are $1 Heinekens from 8 to 10 p.m. so you’ve got no reason to be late.) Matchless, 557 Manhattan Ave., right across from McCarren Park, Friday, June 25. Doors at 8:30, bands at 9. $6.

LINEUP
9 Bermuda Bonnie
9:45 Fluffy Lumbers
10:30 Coasting
11:15 Family Portrait

POSTER by IAN NELSON.

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Both videos shot by Samantha Cornwel at Micro-Pixel-Rites SXSW 2010.