In 2011, Northern Spy Records celebrated their first year as a label that is likely better than yours with a small festival in New York. This year, they’re not only celebrating another anniversary, they’re practically flexing their nuts at us with one of the biggest festivals of jazz, improv, noise, and psych in the history of people and things.
This year’s Spy Music Festival has announced their official lineup, which includes 46 bands over the course of 16 days in NYC, sponsored by The Village Voice, Jump Arts, Six Points Brewery (who will be presenting their signature Northern Spy brew), and yours truly, Tiny Mix Tapes. That’s right, we sponsor shit! Got a fuckin’ race car and everything. Northern Spy has provided a 22-track preview mix below, highlighting some of the bands stopping through this summer:
This “music marathon” is running from June 29 through July 15 and features 46 sets of music at seven venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Featured artists include Rhys Chatham, Matthew Shipp, Arthur Doyle, Eugene Chadbourne, P.G. Six, Guardian Alien, Decimus, Magik Markers,
Lana Del Ray, and many more. Head to the festival page for all the details.