In light of the recent deaths due to subway riders being pushed onto the tracks, the MTA is looking for ways to protect patrons. One proposal is to test sliding platform doors on the L train line similar to what they have on parts of the London’s Underground system. From [Read more...]
I’m assuming, you already know that I’m madly in love with Producer/DJ/Comedian/Viral Sensation/Drunken Chef Dillon Francis. I can’t help it. The cats. The pizza. The multiple alter egos ranging from Becky, the basic bitch girlfriend of DJ Rich as Fuck (another alter ego) to Rave Dad, a papa so PLUR he named his daughter Molly. As much as I hate saying it . . . I CAN’T EVEN. Just visit Dillon Francis’ Merch Table and you will immediately understand that the universe crafted us perfectly for each other. For $20,000 he will ruin your step dad’s Christmas. WORTH IT.
Looking to burn some calories and get your dance fix prior to next Thursday’s mondo pigout? Have I got the workout plan for you! And no, I’m not going to to tell you to do drugs, or do something even more drastic like drop $39 on a 45-minute Soul Cycle class. Hell no. Instead, I’m telling you get yourself over to Output for some TOTALLY FREE booty-shaking goodness.
I want to begin this week by saying goodbye to Death By Audio, which, after many years serving as Kent Ave’s BEST venue, has now entered its final days of existence. Although a punk haven by trade, DBA hosted its share of metal weirdos in the past, so please, when you’re cracking a PBR at Vitus or The Acheron this week, make sure to pour a little out for the DIY icon. As the condo plague continues to spread north and east over the coming months, you’re going to want all the karma you cant get.
Some of the folks behind now-closed Bushwick venue Emet (and who ran Showpaper for a while) have opened a new place in Greenpoint called Aviv. Located at 496 Morgan Ave, you may have seen a show there on Halloween (it was just called 496 Morgan at the time) with Pop. 1280, Voidvision and Pawns. The all-ages spot has its official Grand Opening on Friday (11/21) with Painted Zeros, Turnip King, Shadow Walker, and Ritual Howls.
I gave myself the goal of “taking it easy” last week. After getting a bit of a cold following the rage fest that was this year’s BEMF, I decided that R&R was exactly what I needed, and what better way to support that mission than with a trip to the spa? That said, I had to get my music kicks too, so “When in Robe” seemed like the perfect way to close out a low key weekend. It seemed like it, but after spending nearly 45 minutes hunting down my friend’s flip flops (which ended up on the feet of two completely different drunk people) and getting in a hot debate about the existence of God and aliens while standing outside in a soaking wet robe, I accepted the sad fact that relaxation is fleeting anyway.
As a follow up to his debut single, Feel the Smoke Rise, mysterious LA producer Jaust is gaining traction with upbeat singles that pledge his allegiance to 80s rock and synth-pop sounds that at first listen are reminiscent of The Killers. However, give the song another spin and you’ll find yourself walking down unexpected musical avenues clearly influenced by IDM artists like Aphex Twin. It’s kind of impossible to say where on the EDM spectrum Jaust’s sound falls, but listen to his newest track, I Need a New Life (feat James Dean Wells), below and you’ll agree he should just keep doing what he’s doing. More of this guy.