CT5 Festival - Five Years of Captured TracksThe Well
272 Meserole St, NY
One of our favorite indie labels celebrates its fifth birthday this weekend with an awesome two-day backyard blowout in Bushwick. Home to such acts as DIIV, Mac DeMarco, Wild Nothing, and Beach Fossils (all of which are scheduled to perform), Captured Tracks has grown from a DIY basement-dwelling operation to one of the most prolific and respected indie labels around. In addition to firing up young bands, the label also has a hand in reissuing forgotten '80s and '90s artists, and recently entered the record-store race, opening a retail location in Greenpoint at 195 Calyer Street. Two- and single-day passes are available, as is an ULTRA upgrade, which comes with access to the best viewing spots, a private bar with free Reyka Vodka, and a limited-edition tote filled with goodies.
Mindy Bond, Editor