The Sonic Jungle is Brooklyn’s New “Cultural Oasis”

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I’ve been wondering when the day would come where I could find reiki treatments and electronic music under one roof, and finally, my new-age prayers have been answered! (Okay, truthfully, I never imagined I’d find this combo, and now that I know it exists, I’m shuddering at the prospect of having to hit a dubstep show with my chakras in disarray.)

The Sonic Jungle is Brooklyn’s newest “Cultural Oasis Pop-up”. Later this month, a 44,000-square foot space located at 510 Flatbush Ave. will be transformed into a singular destination for lovers of music, visual art and wellness – and we couldn’t be more intrigued.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

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Guys, I think we might have fucked up. For years we metalheads have fantasized about hell on earth. From the goat altars of satanic black metal to the fire-licked peaks of every tech-death album cover ever, we imagined an underworld ascended—a dark fantasy dragged into the light. Now that we are living it on a day-to-day (and executive-order-to-executive-order basis), however, it’s safe to say we got more than we bargained for. So sorry earth. Our bad. We’ll try to keep our mouths shut next time (if there is a next time).

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Brooklyn protest and benefit shows to dull that post-inauguration grief

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via Impose, courtesy of Walter Wlodarczyk

Retire those cardboard signs for a night or two and lend your local (and non-local) musicians an ear! Besides, your arms deserve a break, don’t they? So do your nerves. The good news is you can still unwind without sacrificing that fighting spirit. [Read more…]

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

a0596478358_10As presumed apocalypse kicks off today, This One Goes To Eleven is more than happy—as always—to provide the soundtrack. Good luck and good riddance, civilization.

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Plan A! dance party and Planned Parenthood fundraiser

Looking for a unique, fun way to donate to Planned Parenthood? Check out Plan A!, a dance party and art auction, open bar and fundraiser. Continuing a program of cultural events at Dobbin St., this party is a collaboration with Tickled HOT Pink and Medium Rare, presenting an array of local food and drink vendors including Sixpoint Brewery and The Meatball Shop.

Previous events raised over $150,000 for the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai and this year’s benefactor, Planned Parenthood, couldn’t be more timely or important, looking down the barrel of this weekend. So whether you’re making the trip to DC or hunkering down in NYC this weekend, next weekend be sure to check out this “cathartic evening of dancing, art-making and a 4-hour open bar.”

Plan A! Dance Party and Planned Parenthood Fundraiser at Dobbin St.
Saturday, Jan 28th, 8pm – 1am

BangOn!NYC Announces Lakewood Camping Festival

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Big news came last week for fans of underground scenestarters, BangOn!NYC. The legendary party crew, who have become famous for their immersive, large-scale warehouse parties (and a more recent House of Yes-based “Sessions” series), dropped an eclectic and enticing lineup for their first ever multi-day camping festival.

The first installment of Lakewood Camping Festival is being marketed as a regional offshoot of the Elements Arts and Music Festival, which has called Brooklyn home for the past two years. Despite sweltering temperatures, thousands made the trek to Red Hook last August to see sets from big names like electro-funk producer Gramatik and the blue-haired genre bender herself, Mija. Lakewood promises an even cooler vibe, as it’s set to take place over Memorial Day weekend in an unnamed location in northeast Pennsylvania.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

Fa0228978707_10ollowing the holiday and post-holiday illness-related hiatus, we are back with the first TOGTE of the new and mundanely terrifying year. As always, we will be covering new records, local shows, and other assorted headlines from across the metal-verse, so strap in and prepare for self-implosion.

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This “Day Zero” Jungle Party Looks Insane

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BK club favorite Damien Lazarus at Day Zero 2016 (Photo Credit: Here & Now, instagram: @wearehereandnow)

If you’re a fan of techno visionary Damian Lazarus, then you already know he played a three-hour set at Output earlier this month. The sound was impressive thanks to the Funktion One sound system, the vibes were chill because the club recently expanded their dance floor, and the average attendee was okay with spending $14 on a mixed well drink. I mean, come on, what did you expect? This is Brooklyn.

When you caught the Crosstown Rebels labelhead at Williamsburg’s best club, you were seeing him in an environment that was familiar. In fact, the most unusual thing that happened to us that night was scoring an Uber home for less than $20 (NOICE). New York attracts artists from all over the world, but in terms of atmosphere, what you see is typically what you get. It takes an adventurous spirit and an open mind to venture past these convenient venues to see DJs like Lazarus in their best environment (and Billboard touting his legendary event as “the best party in the world” certainly doesn’t hurt either.)

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