BPM INTERVIEW: Heart and Soul Clap of Brooklyn

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Hanging with Soul Clap on the Roof deck of Canibal Royal (Photo by Ashlyn Fulton)

When we met up with Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine at Canibal Royal, the two looked as though they had just ransacked a thrift shop on Bedford Ave. Goldstein’s retro jumpsuit, aviator glasses and thick black beard made him instantly recognizable amidst a crowd of performers hanging backstage. To his side, I see the approachable Levine wearing a colorful, geometrically inspired button-up paired with his signature smile. He went in for a kiss on the cheek before making introductions.

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Stream Dirty Projectors’ excellent new album that even includes a McCarren Park reference

dpDirty Projectors’ just released their highly anticipated self-titled album today even [Read more…]

The return of Shea Stadium

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Baby, Shea’s back! Beloved DIY venue Shea Stadium is up and running again as of last night (2/13). [Read more…]

40 unconventional “love” songs for past, present, + future bae

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Love songs don’t have to be mushy and chock-full of cliches. They can be dirty, weird, morbid, depressing, hyper-sexual, or just plain straightforward. The sentiment can come from both the heart AND the pants. It doesn’t matter how you say I love you, or I want you, or I want to die if you die—there are a lot of ways to tell bae you care. [Read more…]

The Sonic Jungle is Brooklyn’s New “Cultural Oasis”

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I’ve been wondering when the day would come where I could find reiki treatments and electronic music under one roof, and finally, my new-age prayers have been answered! (Okay, truthfully, I never imagined I’d find this combo, and now that I know it exists, I’m shuddering at the prospect of having to hit a dubstep show with my chakras in disarray.)

The Sonic Jungle is Brooklyn’s newest “Cultural Oasis Pop-up”. Later this month, a 44,000-square foot space located at 510 Flatbush Ave. will be transformed into a singular destination for lovers of music, visual art and wellness – and we couldn’t be more intrigued.

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This One Goes To Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

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Guys, I think we might have fucked up. For years we metalheads have fantasized about hell on earth. From the goat altars of satanic black metal to the fire-licked peaks of every tech-death album cover ever, we imagined an underworld ascended—a dark fantasy dragged into the light. Now that we are living it on a day-to-day (and executive-order-to-executive-order basis), however, it’s safe to say we got more than we bargained for. So sorry earth. Our bad. We’ll try to keep our mouths shut next time (if there is a next time).

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Top 5 shows of the weekend

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Happy National Pizza Day, everyone. Hope you’re all having a good snow day, unless of course you had to trek into the office anyway (like me) and also made reservations at Rubirosa weeks ago for tonight (like me), then sympathies all around. Anyway, despite the snow and the inevitable slush-show tomorrow, there are plenty of rewards for anyone braving the elements. 

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Win Tickets to See Wax Motif at Output This Thursday!

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Wanna get wavy on a school night? Well, we’ve got plans for you. Australian producer Wax Motif is laying down the beats at this week’s INPUT party, and we guarantee that you’ll go deep, and you’ll get NO sleep . . . or maybe some sleep, if that’s your style. Buuuuuut, wouldn’t you rather us just craft a good excuse and take that three-day weekend you’ve been craving?

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see the G-house pioneer in the flesh on February 9th, when his highly anticipated Retrograde Tour (with support from Denver bass producer, Wuki) makes its pineapple-clad pitstop at Williamsburg’s own Output. Wax Motif’s unique approach to production has led to collaborations with deep house diva, Anna Lunoe, and the HARD father himself, Destructo. If you’re looking to achieve Thursday night swerve, Waxy boy has got you covered.

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