Northside Festival announces first wave of 2017 artists and speakers

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It’s our favorite time of the year! Northside Festival has just announced its first wave of 2017 artists and speakers— it’s safe to say they have outdone themselves yet again.

Northside Music, which runs from June 8-11, will feature headlining shows from Dirty Projectors, Miguel, Thursday, and Kamasi Washington. [Read more…]

Where to support women in NYC this International Women’s Day

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With the lingering fear and uncertainty of the future of equal rights in our country, it’s more important than ever to support your fellow ladies.  [Read more…]

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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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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UPDATE 3/17/17

BangOn!NYC has released Phase 2 of their much anticipated Lakewood Elements Arts and Music Festival. Additional headliners include Harlem-shake originator and trap visionary, BAAUER, the modern bass bender, Liquid Stranger, and sizzling house hottie, SNBRN. They join an already stunning list of national and local names (full lineup below) who will be taking the stage during BangOn!NYC’s first ever camping festival. Three-day passes are now on sale via eventbrite starting at the second tier price of $140 and can be purchased HERE.

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