Who Is Nite School Klik?

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Nite School Klik’s new EP is the latest release on the much buzzed about Liquid Amber label, but just who are the DJ’s behind the intoxicating new single, Posse? [Read more...]

Electric Zoo: Transformed

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After two years of less than stellar circumstances and Sunday cancellations twice in a row, Electric Zoo returns to Randall’s Island over Labor Day Weekend, September 4th-9th, with the promise that they’ll be bigger and better than ever. In an effort to win back fans, Electric Zoo offered pre-sale tickets at the unprecedented low price of $199 for a three-day pass. Tier one may be sold out, but 3-day passes are still available at the Tier 2 level of $239.99 (including transportation to and from the Island). For fans of electronic music, there’s no better weekend in the city than Electric Zoo, which brings the biggest names in EDM (not to mention production value that would give your Great Grandma a full blown heart attack) to New York City for three dance-filled days.

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The Williamsburg real estate shit show aka are you kidding me though?

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Welcome to the first installment of The Williamsburg Real Estate Shit Show! Here I’ll do my best to update y’all on the insanity that has griped our neighborhood’s real estate market… insider tips, write to apsmithnyc at gmail thanks!

Studio B is for sale. Er, rather, the studio formerly known as Studio B? Back in 2006 Studio B came on the block hosting rock shows and dance parties and roller derbys and did pretty well for a few years, until the neighborhood got together and shut it down…

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Ryan Adams finally covers Bryan Adams

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He played it! Summer of ’69! [Read more...]

Williamsburg’s vintage store Junk closes one of it stores

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Just another victim to the insane rent hikes in New York:

A Williamsburg vintage emporium has closed one of its two outlets after the landlord raised the rent. Junk shuttered its sprawling, overpacked store on N. Ninth Street last week and will instead open a well-organized housewares shop on Union Avenue, which should be a better fit for the neighborhood’s new character, said the store’s manager. [Read more...]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

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It’s felt like a low-key week so far to me, I haven’t even been to a single show and that doesn’t often happen. Maybe I’m just saving myself a little as I’ll be heading off to Levitation (FKA Austin Psych Fest) next week! Don’t forget to enter our competition and win a pair of tickets to see Mac McCaughan at Baby’s All Right on the 16th of May.

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Titus Andronicus announce new album and epic five-night Shea Stadium stand

+@If you’ve been sitting up waiting in the long dark of a proverbial night for the return of Brooklyn’s finest self-loathing, 70s-worshipping rock n’ roll odyssey road trippers, Titus Andronicus, then the metaphorical rooster has figuratively crowed. This morning, Patrick Stickles and co. announced their new record—The Most Lamentable Tragedy—on a new label—Merge—with a spit-sprayed and snot-nosed new single, “Dimed Out”, restoring balance to our myopic, warehouse-strewn corner of the universe in the process.

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May You Get Rocked: This Month’s Must See Shows

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Holy hell, y’all! We made it. WE “MAY”ED IT! After a seemingly endless winter, the days have grown longer, the sun is shining brighter and the promise of patios, margaritas and outdoor music festivals is just on the horizon. THANK GAWD.

Let’s kick off the beginning of the season in style, with plenty of must see shows happening around the city this  month. From free shows at Output to multi-day festivals like Mysteryland taking place just a couple of hours away upstate, there is something to get everyone excited about good times around the corner.

Hook N’ Sling at LAVO, Saturday, May 2nd, 39 E. 58th St., Doors at 11 PM, New York, NY 10022, $20-$30. Italian restaurant by day, one of the city’s hottest clubs by night LAVO (a Las Vegas transplant) will host one of my personal favorites, Hook N’ Sling for a night of top tunes from down under. This is a breakout tour for Hook N’ Sling, as it marks the beginning of his time with Interscope/Insomniac Records. You can get your tickets to see him at LAVO HERE, and be sure to check out his new single Break Yourself, featuring Far East Movement:

Darius/T. Williams/Blacky II/Dan Wender at Output, Thursday, May 7th, 74 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211, FREE before Midnight with RSVP. – Get your FREE dance on at Output’s weekly Input party. French House DJ Darius leads the lineup for a night that’s sure to get steamy. Bonus points to Output for having the best rooftop in the area. Now that it’s nice again, you can enjoy a drink with a view. RSVP for the show HERE.

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Holy Ghost! All Vinyl Set at Verboten, Thursday, May 7th, 54 N. 11th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211, Doors at 11 PM, $20-$25. – The Brooklyn-based synthpop duo Holy Ghost!  go back to their roots at this very special Zeitgeist party, also featuring Shadow Child and Paul Rafaelle. It’s a must for fans who want to know what happened BEFORE that fateful megahit, Hold On. Get tickets HERE.

Logan Takahashi/Surfing/Aquarian/Heathered Pearls at Output, Friday, May 8th, 74 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211, FREE all night with RSVP. – Don’t miss Output’s FREE “In Real Life Party” featuring Logan Takahashi (of Teengirl Fantasy fame) playing a DJ set worth hitting the dance floor for. It’s FREE ALL NIGHT, so you’ve got nothing to lose. Make your reservations HERE.

Mastodon and Clutch at Central Park Summerstage, Tuesday, May 19th, Doors at 5 PM, Enter at 5th Ave. at 69th St., New York, NY, $35-$40. – Let’s get metal this month when shredders Mastodon and Clutch join the Summerstage lineup. A bit of a digression from the typical Summerstage lineup, these guys are sure to tear up the grounds and potentially scare a few tourists in the process. What sounds better? Get tickets HERE.

TV on the Radio at Kings Theatre, Wednesday, May 20th, Doors at 8 PM, 1027 Flatbush Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11226, $50+. – After the tragic loss of a former member, TV on the Radio has had a triumphant return, with the 2014 release of their new album SEEDS and several festival performances, these guys are back full force. You can see them at the historic Kings Theatre later this month. Get tickets HERE.

Mysteryland

Mysteryland USA, Friday May 22nd – Monday May 25th, Original 1969 Woodstock Grounds, Bethel Woods, NY, $109+. – Major acts spanning multiple dance genres, including Porter Robinson, A-Trak, Josh Wink, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Gramatik and Empire of the Sun , are all heading upstate for the second annual installment of Mysteryland USA, a three-day music and arts festival taking place on the original Woodstock Grounds. Single and multi-day camping tickets are still available HERE.