House of Vans announces 2016 line-up with Sleep, Battles and more


Beginning May 19, they have six shows planned for their location in Greenpoint. Personally, we can’t wait to see Sleep. Brooklyn Vegan has more:

It kicks off on May 19 with an electronic show featuring a good bill all around: Jon Hopkins, The Black Madonna, The Field and FIXED DJs. RSVP for that one is open now. Like with all HoV shows, entry is first come, first served. [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!

(1) [Read more…]

Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: Aug 1-2

August has officially begun and this summer has been flying by way too fast! Don’t fret though, there’s still loads of parties in the neighborhood to keep you content. Be sure to stop by Cameo tonight as Neon Indian returns for a DJ set with his friends in The Great Void. Then it’s off to Output who have a free before midnight event with Toronto native, Nautiluss and local disco fiends, Justin & Justin. If you’re living further out, I definitely recommend the monthly Jack Dept. party at Bossa Nova which features Chi-Town’s Chrissy, and Boston’s John Barera amongst others. By the time Saturday rolls around, find yourself at FIXED presents Simian Mobile Disco for an intimate post-PS1 DJ Set. Finally, cap the whole weekend off at The Wick for S!ck Magic with Paul Johnson, Egyptrixx, Sinden, and Doctor Jeep.


[Read more…]

Brooklyn Electronic Dance Round Up: JAN 03-04

Happy Near Year! We’ve made it into 2014 unscathed but with winter fast approaching. This week’s roundup is already a promising start to the new season with lots to hear and see. Indie/Electronic crossover and Brooklyn favorite, Neon Indian returns to Cameo tomorrow for a late night DJ set with Joel Ford (Ejecta) and Heathered Pearls. Then make your way to Glasslands for the NY Debut of Night Slug’s Egyptrixx A/V set. On Saturday, The Bunker celebrates an 11th Anniversary at Output with a lineup chock full of their standards like Silent Servant, Heartthrob and resident Mike Servito. Stay bundled up for the journey outside, but with the heat these events are generating it’s likely you’ll be ditching that coat right at the door.


[Read more…]

Tonight: Neon Indian DJ Set On A Rooftop

The sprawling rooftop deck at The DL plays host to Gavin Russom’s (of DFA and The Crystal Ark) weekly Thursday night bash. This week, they’ve got Neon Indian DJ’ing, and Gavin himself! Hosted by Samantha Urbani of Friends.

RSVP here.

‘Dosa Hunt’ To Debut in Williamsburg

Members of Vampire Weekend, Das Racist, Yeasayer, and Neon Indian appear in the film which will debut at Nitehawk Cinema on Friday 10/5, Saturday 10/6, and Monday 10/8! Dosas and samosas provided by Anjappar. From the Nitehawk:

“The Greatest Hunt For South Indian Food In NYC Ever Committed To Film!”

DOSA HUNT is an independent short documentary featuring Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, Das Racist’s Himanshu Suri & Ashok “Dapwell” Kondabolu, Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder, Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and Stereogum’s Executive Editor Amrit Singh — a group of music-world friends on a quest for their hometown’s best dosa. The traditional South Indian crepe is delicious enough to make a movie about, though our heroes’ journey doubles as an exploration of the shared and respective cultures of a vibrant group of NYC artists in the wilds of their city. DOSA HUNT is a snapshot of a transitional generation in America’s immigrant/art experience, in hot pursuit of good food.

The film’s premiere and opening run are at Nitehawk Cinema on Friday 10/5, Saturday 10/6, and Monday 10/8. Each ticket comes with dosa and samosa provided by Anjappar, while each screening will be followed by a Q&A moderated by music television great John Norris and an afterparty with free beer compliments of Kingfisher and DJ sets by DFA Records artist REWARDS (Friday), Jagjaguwar Records’ artist Small Black (Saturday), and Quinn Walker of Frenchkiss Records outfit Suckers (Monday).

Friday and Saturday doors and drinks start at 11PM, seating and food service is at 12:15AM, the screening is at 12:30AM, and the Q&A panel commences immediately thereafter. (Monday’s doors are at 1PM with the same schedule of events.) It will be a lot of fun, you should consider coming.

Get tickets here.

New Neon Indian: “Heart: Attack”

Neon Indian x Lars Larsen = "Mind, Drips"

By now, you super plugged in folks know quite a bit about Neon Indian, specifically frontman Alan Palomo. But when it comes to music videos, it’s always interesting to see how the director, or in this case visual artist Lars Larsen, interpret and expand the ultimate chimera of both parties. Taking a look at the literally drippy affects of Neon Indian’s “Mind, Drip” where we watch the cryptic love laden lyrics forming into perfectly vague actualization.

Larsen, an electronics designer and multimedia artist based out of Austin, Texas focuses on “synergistic relationships between technology and subject, and the resurrection of forgotten pre-Computer Age technologies,” all of which are blatant below. That’s right, vague and blatant at the same time.