Last Night's Parties: Music Fans Head To Governor's Ball; Boozy Brunches Still The Rage

by Mara Siegler · June 20, 2011

Neon Indian, Girl Talk, and Das Racist made everyone forget the annoying ferry ride to Governor's Island; indie bands took over Brooklyn (even more than usual); disco got dirty at a Wburg laundromat; Baroque came back in style; and boozy brunches continued to dominate. This weekend's parties are still hung over!

Governor's Ball Music Festival

Where: Governor's Island

Who Was There: Neon Indian, Das Racist, People Under the Stairs, Stacking, Girl Talk, Passion Pit, Reptar

Other Details: Saturday's inaugural Governors Ball offered up two stages and no overlapping sets. Gothamist reports that by 11:15, when the first ferrys began to shuttle eager fans across the water, the line was "nearly a quarter of a mile long, and didn't seem to let up for most of the day."  Big Boi performed classics like "Elevators," and "B.O.B."  Stacking, the newly renamed Empire of the Sun, got people moving and warmed up for Girl Talk. [Via]

Northside Festival

Where: Various venues in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

Who Was There: Obscure indie bands

Other Details: Much more low key, but with eight times more bands was the four day Northside festival. Spread across more than 25 venues, and featuring 270 acts, festival-goers could meander in and out of some of the free shows, choosing to buy tickets to those guaranteed to be good like Surfer Blood or Wavves. I popped into Spike Hill on Saturday and was impressed by Luke Rathborne, a 22 year old singer-songwriter who looks like a model and sounds like a young Bob Dylan. Guided by Voices reunited at McCarren Park, Deer Tick chose to play all Nirvana songs during his show, and on Sunday, Yacht got the crowd moving at MHOW.  [Via]

Dirty Disco Laundrette [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: Metro Community Laundromat

Other Details: The Metro Community Laundromat offered way more than wash and fold service on Saturday night.  Presented by party and event planner extraordinaire, Adam Aleksander, the Dirty Disco Laundrette took 2011 back in time, throwing a party much like they did in the disco era---pop up style in the most random spots with the most decadent and indulgent state of partying. There was even detergent-themed cocktails designed especially for the party. Be sure to check out more details HERE And take a look at more photos HERE!

Generation Goldmine Fashion Show [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: RdV

Other Details: Generation Goldmine's fashion show brought edgy baroque back in style. Be sure to take a look at more pics HERE!

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Ultra Record's Mysto and Pizzi Debut At The Volstead [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: Volstead

Other Details: Ultra Record’s “Mysto & Pizzi” got the crowd moving at Volstead on Saturday night, but no one shook it like LEBLON Cachaça’s feather-breasted and bootied dancing girls.  When not ogling the eye candy, guests entertained themselves with 'debauched' party staple, the sparkler.  Be sure to take a look at more pics HERE!

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The Blaq Group's Mad. Ave. Brunch [Take a look at photos HERE!]

Where: Pranna

Other Details: Justin Ross Lee and Sports illustrated swimsuit model Damaris Lewis stopped by this boozy brunch. Men in Black III was filming outside, causing revelers to leave their champagne unattended to see if they could catch a glimpse. Will Smith is now officially more exciting than sparklers.  Be sure to take a look at more pics HERE!