Photos: GWAR played House of Vans last night

14639668_10154794626238694_642152710955047330_nHalloween would not be Halloween without GWAR, and Brooklyn was lucky enough to have the Richmond band perform a free blood-drenched show at House of Vans on Saturday. Playing into the angst of the 2016 political season, the show featured a cage-match between a costumed Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – neither of them fared well.

As is to be expected at a GWAR show, no one left the venue without getting completely drenched in synthetic blood. [Read more…]

Dario Argento’s Suspiria screening at new events space

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Have you noticed the strange new blue building near McCarren Park? It’s called Dobbin St. for the short street it sits on, and if it’s Instagram is any indicator, they’ve been hosting some wild events lately.

This halloween week, Dobbin St will transform for one night only into an immersive homage to Dario Argento’s 1977 horror film “Suspiria”. [Read more…]

Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: Oct 31 – Halloween Edition!

Sending out ghostly vibes to all you North Brooklyn ghouls! Tomorrow marks the first All Hallows Eve on a Saturday in a long while and the weather’s not looking too shabby either. Let’s start the night over at Good Room where legendary Funk/Disco producer Maurice Fulton lays it down at the Greenpoint spot supported by NY wax slingers Dope Jams too. Down the street, Cameo celebrates its last Oct 31st with a stacked indie night featuring a DJ Set from Neon Indian, and it’s FREE courtesy of Jukely! Make your way deeper into Bushwick where Rinsed has a full showcase of secrets; secret warehouse and secret guests playing late into the night. Things get discofied in the Black Flamingo basement where DJ’s Tommy Castro and DJ Duckcomb spin classic tunes. And finally, MeanRed plays hosts to big talent from NYC’s Wolf + Lamb with New Jersey Disco afficionado, Mike Simonetti too. Happy Halloween y’all!

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This One Goes To Eleven: 5 most horrifying metal albums of 2015

a0842848921_16Though typically reserved for Mothers-Against-HBO’s monthly letters to customer service, desensitization is also a fact of life for extreme music fans in the year 2015. With the metal world larger, and more inclusive, than ever before, with the once-reviling GWAR now little more than a post-everything Alice Cooper—with a fucking chainsaw solo carved into the listening canon—disorientation, and its attendant scares, have become increasingly difficult to orchestrate. Enter, then, 2015’s 5 Most Horrifying Metal Records, which have, despite all those impediments, managed to scare the unliving shit out of us time and time again over the course of the past 10 months. Grab your headphones, hit the lights, and check them out.

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Where to celebrate Halloween in Brooklyn 2015 (updated)

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It’s that time of year again and we’re extra excited because Halloween falls on a Saturday in 2015. We’ve already given you EDM fans some options, here are a few more choices for everyone else. Check back later, we’ll be updating our list as the big day draws nearer. As always, let us know what we missed in comments.

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PAT Party presents: PAT-o-ween
Thurs Oct 29, 10pm
Union Pool, 484 Union Avenue, Williamsburg
Price: FREE

JD Samson Presents, PAT, a party for anyone from anywhere wearing anything and loving who they want. Video art. Amazing DJs and people willing to let go. JD Samson is best known as leader of the band MEN and for being one-third of the electronic-feminist-punk band and performance project, Le Tigre.

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Monster Mash-Ups Movie Series: The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Friday Oct 30, 6pm
McCarren Park Pool Deck, Williamsburg
Price: FREE

Join NYC Parks for free, spoofy horror movies in our city’s parks. In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a scientist who cross dresses. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.”

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Spooky Mansion at The Paper Box
Oct 28-31 at 8pm
The Paper Box, 17 Meadow Street, Bushwick
Price: $55

For four freaky nights, you’re invited to get lost inside The Wild Honey Pie’s multi-room Halloween experience, hosted by Arturo Castro (Broad City), featuring interactive games, crazy installations, Halloween drink specials, and different performances each night from Talib Kweli, Ratking, Museum of Love and more. [Read more…]

FREE PARTY ALERT! Strut Your Stuff this Halloween at Studio 45’s Deadly Disco

disco-ball-animatedDon’t wanna drop a zillion bucks on a ticket to a Halloween party this year? You’re in luck because our buddy Nicky Digital is throwing a FREE event right in the heart of Williamsburg!

FREE ENTRY WITH RSVP AT DEADLYDISCO.com! [Read more…]

DON’T FREAK OUT! Here are the best electronic halloween events

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You could go to the meet up with some friends, fight the crowds at the annual East Village Halloween Parade and drink in a bar while re-wearing the same questionable mermaid costume you accidentally flashed your co-worker in last year, OR you could switch it up by attending any number of all night ragers that fabulous New York City has to offer. You’re in the Big Apple, and on a night like Halloween, you deserve to really GO BIG. From house to Dubstep and warehouses to decked out piers, there’s a party that’s sure to make you freak out in the best kind of way.

If you want to kick it in Brooklyn . . . You’ve got to check out BangOn NYC!’s annual “Warehouse of Horrors” party. As a follow up to this summer’s Elements Festival (which took place in Red Hook and was quite possibly the best day party of the entire summer) comes a debaucherous, secret warehouse all-nighter, carefully curated to spook and delight. [Read more…]

INTERVIEW / REVIEW: The Glitch Mob Played Hammerstein Ballroom

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(Photo by Rachel Perlin)

The last time I sat down with LA-based beatscene trio, The Glitch Mob, they were just kicking off the summer festival season. Five months later, they have wrapped up The Blade tour and it’s back to the west coast to decompress before hitting it hard in the studio. I had the pleasure of seeing Ooah, Boreta and EDit tear up Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday night, with support from New York natives Chrome Sparks and electro-duo The M Machine.

Returning to the city for the first time since Governor’s Ball, The Glitch Mob brought a remarkable amount of energy to their beautifully choreographed live show. The Glitch Mob doesn’t deliver a typical rock show or DJ set, even though their sound may sound like the lovechild of those two genres. Rather, their one-of-a-kind stage show, The Blade, is a fully functional instrument that doubles as a set design. Electronic drum kits and paneling are spread across the machine’s ominous stature, provoking the three artists to move thoughtfully within their respective stations. It’s turbine-like appearance and accompanying fog and light show, give it a futuristic, almost ethereal presence. The Blade is a vehicle, a backdrop that only elevates this truly impressive trio.

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