Well, not every band. Somehow, your ex-BF’s hardcore group didn’t quite make the cut. Still, 45 local acts (including some of our absolute faves) will take the stage at The Brooklyn Academy of Music during the Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival this Thursday through Saturday. With artists such as St. Vincent, Beirut, Ava Luna, Twin Shadow, Sharon Van Etten, Atlas Sound, The Walkman, and The Antlers, it’s a three-day homecoming party for Kings County bands. While there’s no word yet on whether Crossing Brooklyn Ferry could turn into an annual alternative to all those other, far-flung summer music festivals, our fingers are crossed. Much as we love Coachella, 15 minutes on the Q-train beats a coast-to-coast flight any day.
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Festival, Thursday, May 3 to Saturday, May 5, Brooklyn Academy of Music, 30 Lafayette Avenue (between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street); Brooklyn; 718.636.4100 tickets available at www.crossingbrooklynferry.com
Photo: Via Crossing Brooklyn Ferry