Captured Tracks turns 5 this year and, to celebrate, we are we are throwing a 2-day festival at the end of the summer. The 2-day outdoor festival will be held August 31st and September 1st at The Wick with performances by DIIV, Mac Demarco, Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils, Soft Moon, MINKS, Soft Metals, Blouse, Widowspeak, Chris Cohen, Heavenly Beat and Alex Calder.
Dates: August 31st, 2013 // September 1st, 2013
272 Meserole St
(between Bushwick Pl & Waterbury St)
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Day 1 : $30.00 http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/314183
Day 2: $30.00 http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/314191
Both Days : $55.00 http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/314195
– a two day pass gets one time 10% off used goods ($50 or more) at the Captured Tracks shop in Greenpoint – which is due to open this August
ULTRA Two Day : $100.00 http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/314907?utm_medium=bks
– includes: special gift bag of exclusive merch and a one time 20% off used goods ($50 or more) voucher at C/T Shop.
Day 1 – 8/31
Day 2 – 9/1
An Interview with Mike Sniper about the Festival:
How long have you been planning this festival? Is this the way you always wanted to celebrate the label’s 5-year anniversary?
Well we did one with Woodsist as kind of our inaugural year festival and that went down really well, I guess around last year it was decided we should do it on the 5th year since we have a real roster of artists and it’ll be a good little time capsule of what C/T has been the last couple of years. Will be interesting to look back at it in 5 from now.
What what the first festival you ever went to and what was the experience like?
Oh man, to be honest it was one of those “Oldies” festivals at the Garden State Arts Center not far from where I grew up. It was weird because it was these half-original, half-new guy lineups of classic 60’s bands, The Beach Boys, The Monkees, The Hollies, The Grass Roots, I think maybe Lovin’ Spoonful? My parents took me, I must have been 7 or 8, so I don’t remember it, loving or hating, I’m not sure, I was probably thinking about GI Joe or Star Wars or comics or something. There weren’t as many festivals
then as there are now. If you look at all the big ones, they’ve been around for 10 or less. I think festivals run the gamut from great to horrible. The bigger ones have so much going on, it’s kind of crazy. The more focused ones like ours I guess might have a less diverse crowd in terms of genre-hopping, but I guess that’s the point.
If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice right before the first two Captured Tracks releases, what would it be?
I honestly don’t think I’d do anything different, I know that’s a boring answer. Maybe to have 4x the amount of money when starting it. Stuff like that, things that are out of my control.
What do you envision for the next five years of Captured Tracks?
I don’t like to play the future game. Just keep doing what we’re doing and let the chips fall where they may.