A Loveletter to Northside Festival

With Manhattan waving farewell to CMJ festival last year, the city once again lovingly embraced Northside Festival in Brooklyn this past weekend. A whirlwind five days of concerts, panels, and workshops, a virtual reality playground, block party, and even a 5k, the festival and conference packed a big punch. Be it podcast nerd, world music aficionado, tech entrepreneur, or freelance journalist, there was something for everyone. It seems Northside ain’t goin nowhere, and only gets better with age

The Death By Audio Documentary Will Make You Nostalgic About Brooklyn’s DIY Past

During the Q&A the owners of DBA say that everything was worth it if they've inspired someone in the world to create a DIY space of their own. And while it's easier to start up something new in cities with cheaper rents and more space to spread, DBA proved that there is no community more motivated and passionate than New York. While the old model of DIY rarely went hand-in-hand with the law, a few new venues are paving the way for the community to thrive sustainably. Venues like Alphaville and
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