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Pitchfork is bringing a music and craft beer festival to Brooklyn

By Ro S

Music festivals and beer—sometimes the simplest combinations are the best. Back in April, Pitchfork debuted its new website October, which seeks to make craft beer accessible by ridding it of the esotericism that's come to define the culture surrounding it. Well, the inevitable is now happening: a craft beer and music festival thrown jointly by the two platforms. 

This fall, Pitchfork and October present OctFest, which will take place at Brooklyn Hanger in Brooklyn's Sunset Park on Saturday, September 9. The one-day event has announced eight bands so far (with more to come) and 40 participating breweries, both spread across two sessions.

Indie stars Guided By Voices headline the day session, which runs from 1–5pm, preceded by sets from Okkervil River and The Sadies. At the evening session, which runs from 7–11pm, you'll find the "Screaming Eagle of Soul" Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires performing alongside Kilo Kash and indie sad-sacks The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

Breweries include local favorites like Peekskill, Threes, Sixpoint and Braven, as well as international offerings like Cloudwater (England), Radeberger (Germany), and Weihenstephan (Germany). You can snag tickets for a cool $60 at


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