Miss out on a Governor’s Ball ticket this year? You still have a chance to purchase two general admission tickets, be it a three-day pass or single day passes, via the Governor’s Ball ticket lottery. You can enter the lottery now, and here’s how it works:
What a crappy Memorial Day weekend. There’s rain in the forecast for today and tomorrow (when the expected high is FIFTY THREE DEGREES) and oh yeah… the L train is shut down between Lorimer St. and 8th Ave beginning at 11:30 tonight and won’t resume service until Tuesday morning’s commute.
Looks like a long weekend of Netflix and Seamless. Well, at least until night falls. Plenty of awesome shows this weekend.
As we previously reported, Max Fish, one of our favorite places to get wrecked before a show, is leaving the LES for Williamsburg, and we’ve now learned that the LES cornerstone will be closing its Ludlow Street doors at the end of July, as Gothamist reports.
It’s a tough loss for the hood, but bar owner Ulli Rimkus admitted in an interview that the art-punk bar no longer fits the hood which has been gentrified and bro-i-fied. So she’s moving to Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg. Right. COME TO BUSHWICK!
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The folks at MoMA PS1 just unveilved the full schedule for their 2013 season, which begins on June 29 and will run every Saturday until September 7. We’ve got a handy guide to all of their shows for ya. This is one of our favorite events of the summer, and this year’s highlights include Majical Cloudz, Liars, Ratking, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire and IO Echo.
Tickets are $15 advance and $18 at the door, unless you’re a MoMA member or a Long Island City resident with proof of residency in ZIP codes 11101 and 11109. Tickets are on sale on Wednesday, June 5 at 12 p.m.
Here’s a sneak peak at this year’s art installation.
One would guess it would be a full version of the track the freaky Scottish electro duo looped with a video on a street in Tokyo yesterday (see below), but really, who knows with this album hype cycle? Whatever happens, this is one of the albums I’m most pumped about this year.
While Hurricane Sandy wreaked considerable havoc on the the Rockaway peninsula, at least part of the boardwalk has been restored. Unfortunately, Fort Tilden remains closed and should remain closed for the entire season, and there’s still a two mile stretch of boardwalk that remains decimated. The rebuilding continues, but hey the beach is still there and Rockaway Taco is open!
The A train remains under construction as the MTA works to build a sea wall to protect the tracks which run directly over Jamaica Bay, so it’s currently pretty difficult to get to the Rockaways. Service is expected to return on May 30, but the MTA isn’t exactly known for meeting deadlines.
Fortunately, Rockabus is back for a second season of affordable elementary school field tripwave (but with flasks) bus rides to the peninsula, with several improvements.
As we previously reported, the CBGB Festival will return this year from October 9-13 for a second run through Midtown and Brooklyn (and some LES spots too, probably.) No bands have been announced yet, but early bird badges are currently on sale and will remain so until July 1. The early bird badge for film screenings and music showcases is just $50, and the price will increase to $75 thereafter, or $100 for walk-up badges which will be available during the festival.
So this is HUGE. The Northside Festival just added a bunch of awesome new artists to their lineup, including Majical Cloudz, Chance the Rapper, Bleached, Body/Head, Amen Dunes, A Place to Bury Strangers, Ratking, Total Slacker and many more. These artists join an impressive array of live performers who will take over North Brooklyn from June 13 to 16, which already included Black Flag, Iceage, The Walkmen, Swans, Solange, Phosphorescent, Mac Demarco, The Men, Merchandise, The Soft Moon, Torche, Pharmakon, La Big Vic, Weekend, and a TON more. It’s the best week in Brooklyn, bar none.
Check out our complete calendar of Northside shows to start planning your weekend (which had better include a stop over at Shea Stadium for our official showcase with Impose Magazine and Nu Sensae.) But the best news is… we want to send you to Northside for FREE. That’s right, we’ve got a pair of passes, which provides access to EVERY Northside show; that’s 350 bands over four unrelenting days, to bestow upon one lucky winner. Spin the wheel below…