Midnight Movies 10/24-10/26

Just like last week’s offerings, and like next weekend’s are sure to be, it’s all blood, guts, and horror this weekend at the movies. To prep you for Halloween, screenings include visceral violence, found footage, and classic creepshows. [Read more...]

Passenger Bar hosting vinyl sale this Sunday

passengerIf you’re not too beat from CMJ the night before, Passenger Bar are hosting a sweet vinyl sale on Sunday. There will be cheap drinks, positive vibes, and from the sounds of it, a ton of great records (from an indie radio station that just got acquired.) Via Facebook:

PB’s Vinyl Sale is back again with even more amazing records, DJs, spiked coffee, empanadas, and more! $5 drafts, wells, & rose, $4 PBR tall boys and tecate, and hot yummy cider!!!

Come get your fingers dusty while digging through thousands of records spanning rock, soul, jazz, funk, punk, indie, new wave, international, electronic, reggae, soundtracks and so much more!

Gregorious, Chris and Record Grouch from Greenpoint will be representing with crates upon crates of primo stock for sale while spinning tracks on the 1200′s all day.

Recently acquired radio station collection of college and indie rock for sale!

Free to attend! Come have some drinks and support your growing vinyl collection.

Then stay after for our Free life drawing ! Our lovely Barbie Frudakis provides the life, you take care of the drawing part. Naked vinyl!

TOKiMONSTA’s CMJ Show is Tomorrow, 10/22

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In case you missed TOKiMONSTA’s show at LPR earlier this month, you’ve got a second chance to see the West Coast glitchhop turned trap artist tomorrow, 10/22. The amazingly talented Jennifer Lee will headline MeanRed’s AM Only CMJ Showcase at Williamsburg’s Output along with Ben Pearce, LXURY, Saint Pepsi and SPAZZKID. Hot off the release of her newest album Desiderium, TOKi is taking a break from her headlining tour with Skrillex to show a little love in the city. Her performance is energetic, fun and delivers all of the bass drops you need on a Wednesday night.

If you’re looking to get down with some of the best up and coming electronic artists, this is the CMJ showcase to hit. You can still snag tickets at the second GA release price of only $20!

AM Only CMJ Showcase | Ben Pearce / LXURY / Saint Pepsi / Spazzkid / TOKiMONSTA at Output
Date/Time: Wednesday, October 22nd / Doors at 10PM
Venue: Output - 74 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Age: 21+

This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

oozing-wound-joe-martinez-640Alright, time to level with you guys: With a week full of CMJ insanity in front of me and a month’s worth of half-listened to records sitting in my inbox, the feeling today’s bare-bones metal line-up has kindled deep in the pit of my being is one of relief, not disappointment. String my cred up by the lamp posts, hurl your disdain down from on high. Do your worst. Ill just be here catching my breath…

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INTERVIEW: Eliot Lipp of Pretty Lights Music

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It was a big week for Brooklyn based electronic DJ and producer, Eliot Lipp. Lipp’s in the middle of a national tour and just celebrated the release of his newest LP out on Pretty Lights Music, Watch the Shadows, which is a deliciously diverse collection that fuses hip-hop sounds, synth beats and vocals for tracks that keep you guessing, “what’s next?”

Even though I caught Eliot while he was getting over a cold, it didn’t stop the ambitious artist from sharing his excitement about recent collaborations, his most anticipated tour stops and tips for staying healthy on the road.

Megan Venzin: Where do you feel like you get most of your influences for producing music?

Eliot Lipp: Probably from listening to my friends music and listening to stuff with other producers that I hang out with. I’m influenced a lot by them, also from playing live and recently kind of starting to make me want to make more club and dance music.

MV: And this your something like your 7th or 8th release!

EL: Something like that, I can’t really remember but it’s getting up there. (Laughs)

MV: How do you feel like your sound has evolved over time, and how have you grown as a performer?

EL: There’s a lot more layers. I’m trying to make it so musically there’s more depth to it, but I don’t know I’m also trying to get better at the engineering side of it. I took a mixing and mastering class at Dubspot in New York and that helped me quite a bit, just learning the technical aspects of being a producer.

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Midnight Movies 10/17-10/19 Include Psycho and Texas Chainsaw Massacre

After a break for New York Comic Con last week, midnight movie coverage is back and it’s filled to the brim with chainsaws, stabbings, and a whole lot of fake blood. This weekend features some of the most important and influential horror films of all time, so break out those night lights folks. [Read more...]

More FREEwilliamsburg at CMJ: Fame School, Turbogeist, Ski Lodge, Big Muff Radio and more

freewillycmjA couple days ago, we announced our first of FOUR Official CMJ showcases with Porcelain Raft, Darkside’s (RIP) Dave Harrington, Excepter, Lydia Ainsworth and Buscabulla at Cameo Gallery. What’s that you say? Four CMJ showcases? That’s right… we got three more for ya.

We’re getting things started as early as humanly possible with a free day show at Pianos on the first day of CMJ, Tuesday, October 21. Doors are at 1 PM for the indie rock-heavy bill featuring Small Death, QuadGreen Gerry, Glass Gang, Little Racer and Big Muff Radio. After that, head across the Williamsburg Bridge with us for more buzzable indie rock at The Flat. Turbogeist (James Jagger’s band – as in MICK JAGGER’S SON) have flown in all the way from London to headline the Hooper Street stage with Ski Lodge and support from HITS, Life Size Maps, Honduras, Lazyeyes, Journalism and DJ’s Kristina Tequila and Danny Brooklyn. Entry is free with a CMJ badge or $5 otherwise. Doors are at 6 PM.

As you’ll note from the above poster, we’ve also taken over The Flat on Saturday night for what is easily the dopest hip-hop showcase at CMJ this year with Fame School, International Scumbags, Loyal Duce, Weekend Money, Skip Rage, Big Breakfast, Estiee, Leek 92 and DJ Neuport. After the sets, stick around because we’ve got the haps on that late night afterparty with Harukasalt and Cobrakrames; the perfect way to shut CMJ down. A badge will get you into the whole rager, other than that, it’s $10 before 8 and $15 thereafter.

Our can’t miss artists at CMJ 2014

cmjIt doesn’t matter how many times you’ve been to the dance – CMJ Music Marathon is always a wild week of musical excess. This year’s fest (the 34th installment!) which begins next Tuesday, October 21, will be no different, with over 1,300 artists playing sets in 80 of the city’s venues. I know what you’re thinking… where the hell do I begin? I dunno man, but we’re here to give it a shot. Without shilling our own showcases (too much), here’s our can’t miss artists at this year’s non-hyperbolic music marathon: [Read more...]