The folks at Goldenvoice, the company most famous for promoting Coachella, were probably looking forward to a reprieve from the three digit temperatures their flagship festival often endures in the Southern California desert when they were organizing their New York City festival, some months ago. Instead, they, and festival-goers like myself, would have to persevere through three days of record-setting highs on Randall’s Island this past weekend; the shiny paragon of LCD Soundsystem’s big New York reunion show looming over us all. [Read more...]
Every month, Thailand’s most gorgeous beaches lend themselves to a longstanding tradition among international partygoers. The gathering are referred to as Full Moon Parties, and they are celebrations of the completion of the Lunar Cycle, complete with music, performance art and dancing barefoot in the sand. Sounds pretty magical, right?
Thankfully, you don’t have to purchase a round trip plane ticket to Asia get in on the action. The event masterminds of MATTE bring their very own interpretation of these parties to The Governors Island Beach Club, August 21st -22nd. Full Moon Fest promises to offer two days of fun in the sun and dance moves in the moonlight. For the first time ever, Full Moon Fest has been expanded to include two full days of musical performances, art installations, gourmet food and spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline.
Electronic music fans will love the Saturday roster which includes a range of artists from techno superstar Black Coffee to masked beat crusader of most versatile proportions, SBTRKT, whose remixes of Basement Jaxx, M.I.A. and Radiohead tracks have made him one to watch. Sunday brings a pop and indie rock-inspired lineup with singer/songwriter Santigold and the Allah-Las providing plenty of reasons to sit back and refresh with specialty cocktails and jammin’ guitar riffs.
Enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets below*:
* Winner must be 21 or older to attend. Winner will be selected at random on Wednesday, 8/17.
What: Full Moon Fest
When: August 20th-August 21st
Where: Governors Island Beach Club
Tickets: $65+, Explore ticket options HERE
It’s going to be a hot one this weekend. Drink responsibly, use sunscreen and maybe, just maybe, some good shows will be able to make us forget we’re melting, just for a few brief moments. There are plenty of indoor and outdoor options for you below.
Earth. Fire. Wind. Water. Dope beats.
BangOn!NYC’s Elements Music & Art Festival is one that Captain Planet could get down with – not to mention anyone else who enjoys a good party. Last year’s debut was a big moment for BangOn!NYC, a group known for throwing some of the borough’s best alternative parties in uncharted venues from warehouses to supper clubs. The first ever Elements festival proved to be an immersive experience, bringing a Burning Man-esque atmosphere with music and art to the edge of the city. Just check out last year’s recap video, and you’ll see what I’m talking about. [Read more...]
Canadian quartet Holy Fuck are in town this week for two shows: on Tuesday the 19th they will be at Music Hall of Williamsburg (tickets), while Bowery Ballroom plays host on Wednesday the 20th (tickets). Apart from a few gigs here and there, including the last time I saw them, a surprise set as Holy Fun at Death By Audio three years ago (featured image), the band took their time with other projects until releasing fourth album, Congrats, in May, their first album in six years. You can hear a couple of tunes after the jump.
We were seriously mourning the end of 2016′s House of Vans concert series. Thankfully, they just announced a surprise show TONIGHT with Dinosaur Jr. and Screaming Females. RSVP is still available here.