Cacao Market – north Brooklyn has a second chocolatier

Cacao Market; credit Gothamist

Cacao Market; credit Gothamist

Mast Brothers has company:

Cacao Market, which opens in Greenpoint (across the street from Beacon’s Closet) today, seems modeled after Juliette Binoche’s sweet little chocolatiere in Chocolat… [Read more...]

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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Update, May 4, 2015

Galantis and Markus Shulz will appear at Electric Zoo: Transformed.

Update, May 3, 2015

DVBBS, Ferry Corsten, The Glitch Mob and Zeds Dead will appear at Electric Zoo: Transformed.

Original Post, May 1, 2015

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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