Friday, August 28, 2009

Buzz-worthy: After the Jump Fest is back in action

Drink-Up Buttercup

This month, music, charity and blogging unite.

For the past two summers, local music blogs have banded together in Brooklyn to promote their favorite bands, as well as raise money for a good cause – underfunded city music programs – in the After the Jump Fest.

Now in its third year, After the Jump Fest is back again for the entire weekend, from August 28-30 at Littlefield, with a line-up of indie music faves, buzz bands and soon to be buzz bands, including Javelin, Dinosaur Feathers and My Teenage Stride on August 28, Drink-Up Buttercup and Das Racist on August 29, and Julianna Barwick and Suckers on August 30.

Also expect guest DJs, J. Morrisson from Space is the Place doing live screen printing (bring clothing you’d like to give a second live), gourmet food in the courtyard, and Brooklyn Brewery specials all weekend.

The bloggers curating the weekend include those behind Bumpershine, Merry Swankster, The Modern Age, and The Music Slut, whose creator, Jennifer Kella, founded the festival with the goal of helping new artists gain exposure while raising money for struggling inner-city school music programs.

Usually held at Williamsburg venues, this year’s festival moves to the newish Gowanus venue hosting. Doors are at 7 p.m. August 28 and at 2 p.m. on August 29 and August 30. Tickets are $10 each day, or $25 for the whole weekend.

For more information, including the entire line-up, and to buy tickets, go to


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