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Harley Streten blames Jersey Shore for the rise of EDM culture. "It seems like a trend," says the 21-year-old Australian producer, who records and performs primarily as Flume. Halfway through his eight-show run of his first South by Southwest-- which he describes as "CMJ on steroids"-- Streten was a ... More >>
Baauer/Just Blaze Webster Hall Friday, February 15 Better than: Blogsplaining the obvious. For me, the "Harlem Shake" dance craze--not to be confused with "Harlem Shake" or the actual Harlem shake--was one of those weird internet things (sort of like foreign policy decisions or what happened on la ... More >>
This weekend, the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival will take over Williamsburg for the fifth year running. (So it's technically the Williamsburg Electronic Music Festival, but who's counting when you're drunk and dancing to Nick Catchdubs at 4 a.m.?) Last year's Festival brought Matthew Dear, Beat ... More >>
Better Than: Watching the Internet.Boilerroom.tv has become a sort of voyeuristic dream party for DJ nerds over the last year or so. Proudly self-branded as "the world's leading underground music show," the website is sponsored by a handful of lifestyle-branded music partnerships - Red Bull Music Ac ... More >>
The 2012 running of the Governor's Ball, which debuted last year as a single-day festival, will be bigger and bolder than its inaugural outing. Held this June 23 and 24, the festival is moving to Randall's Island, expanding to two days from one, and hosting Beck (playing his first NYC show since 200 ... More >>
Restored and ready, the singer writes love songs to her life on 4
Last night's Billboard Music Awards handed out popularity-contest trophies to the likes of Eminem, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry, all of whom were rewarded for the copious amounts of radio play and sales they racked up in recent months. But the evening's real winner was probably Beyoncé, who ... More >>
The weekend starts early, as we're desperately trying to take advantage of the pleasant weather and gallivant around the city by foot. Start your Thursday night off at Sway for the relatively new Reality Bites throwdown -- yes, a reference to the '90s film classic. (Note: We're basically will ... More >>
It is freezing outside, there's no doubt about that. And while we know it's almost impossible to leave the comfort of your toasty apartment, the weekend's dance schedule demands it. A mix of disco, Latin grooves, African drums, dub wars, and dubstep awaits, alongside a club-king-turned-r&b-si ... More >>
The year in music, circa 2010, started at the Cake Shop, with a shred-down to the New Year courtesy of Siren Festival MVP-to-be Marissa Paternoster and her band Screaming Females. After a tour through the NYE fetes of the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, that night ended amidst a marathon sh ... More >>
On Diddy–Dirty Money's harsh, jarring, surprisingly emotive Last Train to Paris
Clearly reaching for Daft Punk-ian heights. Pics by Chris, more below.Deadmau5/Erol Alkan/Afrojack Roseland Ballroom Friday, October 29 In the 1920s, the Roseland Ballroom was known as "the home of refined dancing," playing host to the likes of Louis Armstrong and Count Basie. These days, De ... More >>
ENTHUSIASM. Pics by Rob, more below.Matt & Kim Webster Hall Wednesday, October 27 Better than: Most other "don't-worry-be-happy"-type situations. "I'm going to refer to this Wednesday night as 'Friday night' from now on!" shouts Matt, as the young-and-pretty Webster Hall crowd roars and Kim ... More >>
Kelis Santos' Party House Wednesday, April 21 Last night's show at Santos proved that Kelis is back and, surprisingly, stronger than ever. After a few years of silence (not so far as the gossip blogs were concerned, of course), the raspy-voiced starlet's "Acapella"--a dance collaboration with Dav ... More >>
So, Friday. To start off, Megafaun, an Appalachian folk-rock trio (to your left), meld spirited banjo, soaring guitars, and mountain-man harmonies at the Mercury Lounge as part of their first U.S. tour. While the Temper Trap are best known for their hit song "Sweet Disposition" (which snuck i ... More >>
Nate "Igor" SmithThe Death Set at SXSW 2010. Guess the puker. Mad Decent, Jelly, and I Heart Comix joined brand forces during South By SXSW to throw a three-day Austin Carniville, a main-stage show space encircled with candy apples, a funnel-cake booth, and a roving pink monster. Major Lazer headl ... More >>
Her debut album is finally out. No more delays. Seriously.
Hard, the California-based dance festival, has grown from a few thousand attendees at its first event in Los Angeles in 2007 to nearly 18,000 at its most recent party, in Inglewood, California. That event--which took place August 8--was closed down by authorities wary of unruliness and overcr ... More >>
This, of course, could be really good, or really bad. "An original," in particular, sounds ominous. But it did get us thinking about our dream version of this show. What kind of New York talent is available to do covers of songs from John Hughes soundtracks?
This kind of behavior is really unacceptable. APW photo by Rebecca Smeyne.In the week a shiny pair of crispy white shoes ventured out to New Jersey and All Points West, never to return, we joined the rest of the rainsoaked masses in saluting the Beastie Boys, who weren't there, though they di ... More >>
Catching up with our finest purveyor of impromptu noise-punk trilogies