This weekend, NYC-area folks have their choice of brews and bands. Head to OctFest on Governors Island for a bounty of hops or catch the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at a Philly block party.
What: The 2 day lineup features music from acts including Yo La Tengo, No Age, Vince Staples, Girlpool, Hop Along, and the inimitable Flaming Lips to close out Sunday. The beer scene gets international representation (Kona, Good George, Golden Road, Jack’s Abby).
Why: Your ticket gets you free ferry access and 15 3 oz. samples from the festival breweries (more than 90!) each day.
When: Sat. & Sun.
Where: Governors Island, NYC
Goose Island Block Party
What: The brewery is hosting a bash with sets from Twin Peaks, Mannequin Pussy, Joey Purp, and headliners Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Why: “Maps” sing-along.
When: Sat. doors at 3 p.m., music, 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: Electric Factory, Philadelphia
Hop to it.
photo by: George Salisbury courtesy of Warner Bros.