Hillstock Went Off This Weekend, Despite a Landlord's Last Minute Discovery That There Was a Festival on His Roof
Hillstock, the first ever installment of this permit-less backyard-and-rooftop festival, went off this weekend--though there was one hitch. The quieter Sunday singer-songwriter portion was supposed to happen on the rooftop of co-organizer Eric Williams, yet Eric's landlord magically discovered, thanks to a New York Times nabe-blog post, that his property was about to be transformed into a venue. So at the last minute, the third show was relocated to a Bergen Street rooftop, where Rebecca Smeyne photographed the likes of Emily Brodsky, ACLU Benefit, and Elizabeth Butters. In the end, there were 44 bands in 55 hours and zero cops--apparently ACLU Benefits do go better than New School ones.
Emily Brodsky Laura Stevenson and the Cans Elizabeth Butters A.W. Feldt