And so the countdown to Halloween begins. Next week we will bring you all the corresponding insanity—both GWAR and Skeletonwitch will be in Brooklyn, for one—but for now here’s a little something to whet that everlasting bloodthirst.
Now that the presidential debates are finally over, it seems like the best time to get out an do something that’s actually enjoyable. With amplifiers set between three and eleven this weekend, there should be something for everyone.
Truth be told, I wasn’t always into bass music. I spent most of 2012 cringing to dubstep while most of my friends got down like dinosaurs. But that all changed when I first heard Flux Pavilion’s, I Can’t Stop. Those prolific vocals over moving melodies made from grimy synths bridged the gap between me and bass music. Even four years later, this track prevails as a closing anthem cherished by bassheads everywhere.
While we’re usually anticipating what to do at the CMJ Music Marathon around this time of the year, we’ll just have to find something else to do instead. Fear not, however, because a regular weekend is obviously still packed with things to do and this one is no exception, which is especially well-timed given the political circus and “killer clowns” (maybe they’re the same thing?) stinking up the air.
Have you noticed the strange new blue building near McCarren Park? It’s called Dobbin St. for the short street it sits on, and if it’s Instagram is any indicator, they’ve been hosting some wild events lately.
This halloween week, Dobbin St will transform for one night only into an immersive homage to Dario Argento’s 1977 horror film “Suspiria”. [Read more…]
You don’t need me wasting your time with chit-chat, there are weekend plans to be made, this time we bring you some site favourites and something out of left field. Enjoy!
Kanye West returned to NYC to play The Meadows (Photo Credit: SamAlive)
When I exited the 7 train at Mets-Willets Point in Corona, Queens to the distant sounds of rock music rolling over asphalt, I’ll admit my expectations for The Meadows had been set low. Despite the rare use of the CitiField/Flushing Meadows Park venue and the, dare I say, exciting lineup, it was just hard for me to understand what necessity Founders Entertainment saw in launching a brand new festival. [Read more…]