Pete Tong Will Play Output Tomorrow

Pete Tong

House music fans, rejoice! Your King, world-renowned Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, will be playing Output tomorrow night. If you missed him at last year’s Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, or the Sunday School Grove tent was just too crowded at Electric Zoo, now is your chance to see Tong in an intimate venue at the Input party this Thursday, October 9th. Tong never disappoints with his selection of tracks spanning the wide spectrum of acid house, pop and more. It’s hard to associate Tong with just one subgenre. This dude has been touring and killin’ it on the airwaves for more than 20 years, so what’s the point of even trying to label a dance master of this caliber?

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Arrogant Swine opens tonight with live music, free tattoos and boobs


Arrogant Swine, Credit Scott Lynch

After teasing us for months, Tyson Ho’s whole-hog, North Carolina-style BBQ joint and beer garden is finally opening tonight in Bushwick. (We refuse to call it East Williamsbug.) The opening party will be a carnival of silliness featuring live music, free tattoos and boobs.

Bushwick Burlesque will be performing, as will musician and Bushwick resident Reverend Vince Anderson. Some artists who work with the Bushwick Collective will be on hand to finish up their murals. A representative from Founders Brewing Co. will be there with giveaways.

And an artist from Gnostic Tattoo, a parlor at 1089 Flushing Ave., will offer a free tattoo, featuring a pig, for those who are interested. There will be three options for the tattoos, which will range from “mild” to “slightly racy” to “oh my God,” Ho said.

“I haven’t looked at them yet,” he said. “I believe heavily in allowing artists to have full creative bandwidth.”

Here’s how Ho describes his 3,000 square foot beer hall:

The Arrogant Swine is an American Beer Hall nestled in the quaint little artistic village of Bushwick in Brooklyn. Bushwick is an enchanted land filled with dancing gnomes & frilocking nymphs. [Read more...]



Last weekend offered a packed schedule of high-profile shows in NYC. Those opting for the low key electronic option trekked down to the West Village for TOKiMONSTA’s sold out show at Le Poisson Rouge (Bassnectar, Big Gigantic and Rusko played MSG the same night). And for those who made this choice , let me confirm it was a solid one.

On Saturday, Oct. 4th, West Coast Glitch Hop Artist Jennifer Lee, better known by her stage name TOKiMONSTA, brought her signature energy with a brave new sound. Sporting a high bun and Jersey, Lee had the crowd totally turnt with a trap heavy set list. Fans old and new were appeased by her varied set which included plenty of throwbacks and introduced a number of new songs from her 2014 mini-LP, Desiderium.

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Robert Plant playing Brooklyn Bowl this Thursday

81-elgThe good news is the Led Zeppelin frontman and cultural icon is playing a very small venue. The bad new is tickets are $125. Oh and he’ll be performing “radically refigured takes on the Led Zeppelin classics” and new music that “melds blues, Celtic folk, West African music, Arabian elements and stone cold rock” — which sounds awful.

Still, it is Robert Plant, so it’s ALMOST worth it if you have a spare $250 bucks laying around.

Tickets go on-sale today at 3pm.

Twin Peaks returns! (But not until 2016)


It’s confirmed! David Lynch and Mark Frost signed on with SHOWTIME to create nine episodes of Twin Peaks for a new limited series. Production starts in 2015, and the show is set to air in 2016, for the 25th anniversary of the show’s ending on ABC. #damngoodcoffee


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Live Review: Screaming Females at the Knitting Factory

Screaming Females Knitting Factory

Don Giovanni arguably have the most consistent roster around right now with the likes of Brick Mower, Priests, California X, Waxahatchee, Black Wine and flagship band, Screaming Females all gracing the New Brunswick-based label.

Screamales kicked off their latest tour in Baltimore the previous night and there was no sign of any early-tour rustiness as the band customarily blitzed through their sold-out 60-minute set at the Knitting Factory on Saturday evening. You can also listen to new single, Wishing Well, after the jump.

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Pix: A Way To Say Goodbye


We’re enjoying the debut single from London’s Pix, aka Hannah Rodgers. It was produced by Dreamtrack, who’s been getting much buzz lately (and a best new music mention). We’re looking forward to hearing more from Pix. [via]

Places we like: Lighthouse

credit: Marlene Lam

credit: Marlene Lam

Go to Lighthouse and eat the ceviche. It’s the best ceviche I’ve had in NYC. The small cuts of fatty salmon and avocado, fresh tomatoes, and a tinge of the right spice, served with crunchy (not crispy) corn chips are blissful.

Admittedly, the ceviche may be a bit different depending on when you go – the restaurant focuses on seasonal ingredients, evident in the freshness of the food. The mussels (which in the world at large are hit or miss) were a Hit-Sink in their coconut lemongrass broth – good enough to eat past your fill. (I did, because there were many, for those of you concerned with portion size.) [Read more...]