Linkage: Brooklyn’s Northside Festival Gets A Lineup, Tupac Goes On Tour

Growing larger every year in scope and scale, this year’s Brooklyn Northside Fesitval lineup expands on with Qu-Tang Clan’s GZA slated to perform his Liquid Swords in full. Also on the eight-day schedule? Of Montreal, Ceremony, Tinariwen, the Felice Brothers, Screaming Females, and, surely, many more up-and-comers tucked into galleries and spaces across the borough. [ArtsBeat]

Surely someone told Edith Wharton she was “The Voice of Her Generation.” Or, maybe, at least, “A Voice of Her Generation”? To celebrate Girls‘ “just okay” debut on HBO, The Awl plays a game of, “Is that Edith Wharton? Or a Girls review?” [TheAwl]

Jack White’s much anticipated solo debut, Blunderbuss, is now available for pre-order and early listening on iTunes, ahead of its April 24th release via his Third Man Records. [CoS]

Ai Weiwei is suing the Chinese IRS for fining his company Beijing Fake Cultural Development $2.4 million last year without testimony or evidence. “Their actions were illegal and violated regulations,” he said, sounding measured considering the circumstances. [AnimalNY]

That Tupac hologram stunt was so winning at Coachella that Dr. Dre and people that made it happen, Digital Domain Media Group Inc., now want to take the show on the road for a virtual Tupac tour. “This is an illusion [and] this is just the beginning,” says the company’s chief creative officer. [WSJ]

DIY pioneer and hardcore legend Ian MacKaye turned fifty yesterday. That’s half a century. [D+T]

source: http://www.blackbookmag.com/music/linkage-brooklyn-s-northside-festival-gets-a-lineup-tupac-goes-on-tour-1.47379


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