Top 5 shows of the weekend


While we’re usually anticipating what to do at the CMJ Music Marathon around this time of the year, we’ll just have to find something else to do instead. Fear not, however, because a regular weekend is obviously still packed with things to do and this one is no exception, which is especially well-timed given the political circus and “killer clowns” (maybe they’re the same thing?) stinking up the air.

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BEMF 2014 Lineup Announced


Attention Williamsburg: it’s time to dance. The 7th annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival returns to Williamsburg November 7-8 with an eclectic lineup and several new venues. This year’s venue list is a little less DIY, with nightly parties taking place at Cameo, Kinfolk, Output, Villain, Verboten, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Baby’s All Right and Glasslands. I hope that means the parties will still go until 8 AM like they did last year . . . Once again, the weekend will be curated by Katie Longmeyer of Good Peoples and Jen Lyon of MeanRed.

The weekend kicks off Thursday, Nov. 6th at 10 PM with an official Bunker pre-party at Output featuring Regeanz, Move D, Pangaea and Forma. A number of other high-profile acts will be performing throughout the course of the weekend including British House and Techno producer Eats Everything, Brooklyn DJ Chris Malinchak, , German House duo Booka Shade and many more. Whether you’re looking to soak up the best in house or seeking something experimental and ambient, you’re in good hands. BEMF’s mission is to present the best new and emerging artists from NYC and across the world.

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Red Bull Curates Exhibition Tonight!


Colin Young-Wolff/Red Bull Media House

Red Bull has come up with a really cool art competition – turn a standard Red Bull refrigerator and turn it into a work of art. Or, as Red Bull puts it: “The medium? A Red Bull refrigerator (covered in canvas). The mission: Create.” And create they did!

Elizabeth Harper/Red Bull Media House

25 New York artists gathered at Villain on Sunday, September 9 to create and fulfill this “mission.” Of these 25 works of art, only 3 will be coined winners. And these winners will be revealed tonight, September 13!

So what are they competing for – what’s the grand prize? A chance to show at the “Scope art fair during December’s Art Basel in Miami Beach, the biggest international art event on the calendar.”

Again, the event takes place TONIGHT, September 13 at Villain at 9:00 PM. Go and enjoy the art!