The relatively young Brooklyn label Northern Spy has announced the lineup for its second annual Spy Music Festival, a sprawling music marathon running from June 29th through July 15th featuring 46 sets of music at 7 venues in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York City.
Featured artists include stalwarts and emerging artists from a diverse cross section of the improv, jazz, noise, psych and indie scenes including Rhys Chatham, Matthew Shipp, Arthur Doyle, Eugene Chadbourne, PG Six, Guardian Alien, Magik Markers and many more.
The last twenty four months has been a whirlwind for Northern Spy owners Tom Abbs and Adam Downey. After a dramatic break with the owners of the legendary imprint ESP-Disk’ in the summer of 2010, a label they ran for more than three years, Abbs and Downey rushed to assemble funding and distribution for a new label that they alone could control.
Spy Music Festival, now in its second year, is supported financially by the not-for-profit Jump Arts, an arts presenting organization Abbs founded over a decade ago to shine light on fringe and unsung artists of the then thriving Downtown scene. This year’s fest is also proud to announce the media sponsors Tiny Mix Tapes and The Village Voice.
The full schedule of the Spy Music Festival can be found here.