REVIEW: Mysteryland 2015 Returns to Bethel Woods Bigger and Better

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Photos by Steve Liskiewicz

Mysteryland returned to Bethel Woods, NY over Memorial Day Weekend for it’s second annual USA installment. Last year’s rainy weather and excessive mud put a damper on some people’s first visit to the three-day electronic festival, however you wouldn’t have known based on the lively, ambitious audience who showed up in full force to watch artists like Porter Robinson, Empire of the Sun, Dillon Francis and Diplo on the original Woodstock grounds. The attendees more than tripled with 50,000 people in attendance throughout the weekend. Holy Ground camping was also sold out this year at 10,000 people, which was a much larger number actually staying on the premises than last year. This year rain was exchanged for extreme cold (32 degrees on Friday night with a wind chill on the hill that dipped much lower), but this didn’t seem to discourage folks from committing to the party. In fact, I’d say they came out even harder. (But for real, who else froze their ass off that night? That was some next level Discovery Channel I Shouldn’t be Alive shit.)

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North Brooklyn Pride Festival coming in June

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From their Kickstarter:

Local North Brooklyn businesses have come out in a big way to support this idea. A volunteer event committee was assembled from representatives of the East River Ferry, Saint Vitus, Brooklyn Bowl, The Brooklyn Brewery, The Wythe Hotel, VICE Media, Rough Trade, Broadway Stages, Two Boots, The Water Table, Brooklyn Roasting Company, The Camlin Restaurant & Wine Bar and more, to book our entertainment, food vendors, organize volunteers, make sure we have representatives from local pride community organizations, get the word out, and do community outreach. [Read more...]

Governor’s Ball 2015: Reasons to get to the island early

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Well folks, we are officially only NINE DAYS out from this year’s Governor’s Ball weekend on Randall’s Island, so it’s time to start planning. Although… you probably already have your outfits picked out, don’t you? Schedules, food vendors, transportation options, the festival grounds map and more have been released by the Gov Ball team, and we’re here to help you make the tough decisions easier.

P.S. can’t make it the whole weekend, but still want to come for a day? Well you’re in luck! They’ve re-released a limited number of single day tickets - GET ON IT HERE.

So one of our favorite things to do is entice you to get there EARLY. There are so many fun and amazing smaller acts playing this year that are well worth your waking up a little bit earlier, and really get your wristbands’ worth! Plus this is not to mention the food options curated by The Infatuation. Those are probably well worth it on their own…

Keep reading to find out what acts we think you should check out every day of the festival before 5. Plus our choices of food vendors, which may or may not depend on how many 24 oz Foster’s you’ve consumed by that time.

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Watch a play about poo! Toilet Fire: Rectums in the Rectory

toiletEveryone likes a little bathroom humor, even the most righteous of us. If you are stuck in the city this weekend, don’t flush it down the drain. You can still see an original ode to the commode by Eliza Bent.

Toilet Fire features such characters as an elderly Peest (priest), a sullen teen (alter-girl), a talkative flight attendant (cantor), and a variety of congregants with an assortment of ailments. By the end of this tour-de-toots, the trappings of a religious service fall away and Toilet Fire reverts to a solo show with the real Eliza Bent talking and ultimately asking: How can we best relieve suffering? There will be puns. There will be poo.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, May 20 @ 8pm
Thursday, May 21 @ 8pm
Friday, May 22 @ 2:15 pm *matinee performance*
Friday, May 22 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 23 @ 8pm

WHERE: JACK, 505 ½ Waverly Ave.
TICKETS: $15 in advance or cash only at the door
 

Five Leaves POV burger lunch

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Do you work a 9-5 job and wish you could enjoy a leisured, weekday big breakkie?  Don’t have time to wait two hours on Sunday morning for a table? Craving some avocado toast and a bloody mary? Lament no more, y’all!

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

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With Maryland Deathfest on the way this weekend, some of you are probably a little preoccupied at the moment and I get that. But the best way to prep for a metric ton of metal is with even more metal, so make sure to give this week’s installment of This One Goes To Eleven a skim. At the very least, you’ll have something to jam to while you cram your archive of Venom cut-offs into a black trash bag and hit I-95 with a thumb in the air.

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Priests and Perfect Pussy headlining the last Brooklyn Night Bazaar this weekend

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This weekend will be the last for Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Thanks BMW. Luckily they are going out with a bang. Priests will be playing on Friday and Perfect Pussy on Saturday. Should be a great way to say goodbye. From the owners:

As you might have heard, about a week ago we received some unwelcome news from our landlord. He reached a deal for a new lease with a very large company. We have been asked to vacate by the end of the month. [Read more...]

Surf Lodge announces its 2015 concert series line-up

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All concerts are free and are just a short drive away in Montauk. It all starts Memorial Day weekend with Mac Demarco on Friday, Escort on Saturday, Capital Cities on Sunday and Tove Lo on Monday. Full line-up below: [Read more...]