New Myths (main)Take a break from scouring Airbnb for remotely affordable places to stay during SXSW, cuz passes just became available for a couple of other first-rate festivals. First off, early-bird badges went today for Brooklyn’s own Northside Festival, set for June 8 to 14 this year. Prices are $25 for Film (around 50 films are expected), $70 for Music (around 400 bands), and $245 for Innovation (around 150 speakers).

Meanwhile, Greenpoint label Mexican Summer is launching a new music, film, and art fest called New Myths in Marfa, Texas. As with last month’s holiday pop-up, the label is once again teaming with Texas-based programming powerhouse Ballroom Marfa to put on the fest, which runs from March 13 to 15 (if you’re going to be six and a half hours away at SXSW, brace for major FOMO).

The big draw of the fest, aside from performances by artists off the rosters of Mexican Summer and its fellow Greenpoint label , is a collaboration between Dev Hynes and Kiwi psychedelic pop musician Connan Mockasin. If you haven’t yet gotten your hands on the new Blood Orange cassette Hynes told us about last month, you’ll at least have a chance to snag a limited-edition 12″ documenting his “recording residency” with Mockasin.

Other highlights will include a semi-permanent outdoor mural by Liz Harris (aka Grouper), Gregg Kowalsky’s live installation Tape Chants, and a screening of short documentaries presented by CineMarfa and Greenpoint’s Anthology Recordings.

Check out the schedule below. The Friday and Saturday festivities are free; day passes for Saturday are $15, or you can shell out $40 to get the 12″, a tote, and a journal featuring participating artists.

Friday, March 13 – Ballroom Marfa (108 E. San Antonio Street)

  • Sam Falls solo exhibition – opening night
  • Software Recording Co. presents: GABI, Thug Entrancer, Co La
  • Liz Harris’ (Grouper) painting will be available for viewing at 201 E. Dallas Street all weekend and beyond

Saturday, March 14

  • Sound Bath with Jefre Cantu-Ledesma @ The Well (119 W. Highland Avenue)
  • Tape Chants with Gregg Kowalsky @ Building 98 (705 W. Bonnie Street)
  • Mexican Summer presents: Iceage, Grouper, Tamaryn, Steve Gunn, Weyes Blood @ The Capri (603 W. San Antonio Street)
  • Late night: Bitchin Bajas’, Suicideyear, LBS. @ Foodsharkland (1411 W. San Antonio/Hwy 90)

Sunday, March 15

·      CineMarfa & Anthology Recordings present a specially selected film program and Holy Cow Swami @ Crowley Theater (98 S. Austin Street)