Get pretty at Primped

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Our friends at BUST are hosting an indie beauty and fashion fair Primped all day Sunday at the Brooklyn Bazaar. The $5 entry lets you treat yo’ self to salon treatments, workshops, nail art, hair braids and photo booth selfies. The first 300 guests get goodie bags filled with beauty swag. [Read more...]

Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Don’t forget that L train has forsaken us this weekend (and for the next 5 weekends afterwards). Fret not, for once that crushing realisation subsides you can perk up in the knowledge that any efforts to battle this inconvenience will be rewarded with some fine entertainment.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

AllFoursCover_750This week welcomes the first extreme festival of the season in New York’s Alright, a brass-knuckled blast of Record Store Day releases, and more batshit headlines than the front page of the Daily News, so strap on the gloves, grab your mouth guard, and, as always, get ready to rumble.

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Governor’s Ball After Dark: late night shows announced from Harlem to Brooklyn

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Just when you thought Governor’s Ball couldn’t get any better, they go and add a slew of post-festival, Bacardi-sponsored performances that are not to be missed. Ranging in venue from classics (Apollo Theater) to brand new (Verboten) and a handful of old standbys in between (Webster Hall, Irving Plaza), it’s going to be hard to choose. And hey, we know it’s pretty aggressive to go out after a festival, especially one as stacked as Governor’s Ball is. But with lineups that include Deadmau5, Flying Lotus, SBTRKT, and Hot Chip? It’s going to be impossible to resist. It’s not all electronic music either. They’ve got new punks (White Lung) and indie mainstays (Conor Oberst) in the mix too.

Check out our nightly picks and the full lineup below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 17th at noon EST (*except for Little DragonJ. Roddy Walston & The Business, and Big Gigantic, which go on sale at 10am EST*). Tickets will be over at Governor’s Ball’s website (and DoNYC), where you can also still purchase 3-day and single day passes.

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Win Two Tickets to BangOnNYC!’s Creatures of the Night Party!

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They say that spring comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Celebrate the season by letting your inner animal out by entering this contest to win two passes to BangOnNYC!’s Creatures of the Night party taking place Saturday, April 18th at a NEW secret Bushwick warehouse*! Simply enter your e-mail below for a chance to jungle boogie all night with performances from SNBRN, Dr. Fresch, Sleepy & Boo, The Golden Pony and a whole zoo of party animals. We promise you’ll have a ROARing good time.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

MinskEight months ago, when I first started filling this space with the rantings and ravings of both myself and the metal underground at large, I strongly considered calling it “Tuesdays Have No Feel”, in tribute to one Seinfeld’s finest nothing-isms ever. Revisiting that today, however, l now see that would have been a misnomer of the highest order. We feel plenty of things here—elation and despair, concussion-like symptoms, and the overwhelming desire to melt faces and slam beers–and hopefully even the nihilists among us either dig that or (by definition) don’t care. If not, fuck it and welcome to another season of This One Goes To Eleven anyway.

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April Showers Us in Beats: This Month’s Must See Shows

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I write to you from a coffee shop in Singapore where April showers are alive and well. No seriously, it’s fucking pouring here. I thought it was the dry season? And dammit, why aren’t we in a bar? I’ve spent the last two weeks in Southeast Asia, and I’ve learned quite a lot: 1.) Thailand has a deep love for Adele, 2.) I really need to invest in a backpack, and 3.) I’m totally okay with riding in the backs of strange trucks as a mode of long distance transportation. Seriously, my parents would smack me in the face if they saw the creepy white minivans that were endlessly presented to us as our “buses”. While trying to get to a remote island, I rode in one for about six hours sans AC and full of mosquitos. That’s Thailand, folks!

But for real, it’s amazing over here. The food is incredible. The beaches are unbelievably beautiful. The people have such an ease about them – completely different from the hustle and bustle I’m used to in NYC. And despite the fact that I probably could have lived happily ever after in the tiny beach town of Koh Lanta giving $4 massages and moving my ass to dance remixes of Set Fire to the Rain, I realize that what we have in our big city is actually pretty special. I may have a 19-hour flight, in which I’ll inevitably have to sit bitch, ahead of me, I’m excited to come home for a number of reasons, and one of them is all of the amazing shows coming up this month.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

EcateWelcome to April everyone. If we are to believe the pundits (and Adam D’s year-round party shorts), there’s more bearable weather right around the corner. Until it arrives, however, feel free to follow me back down to hell where the brimstone fires are stoked and the magma pools are just begging for a beer and a soak.

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