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Apr 18 '14

Stacked with some of the best known dancers in the Bruk Up, Voguing, Housing, and Jersey Club scenes, Red Bull Music Academy’s Bounce Ballroom is set to rock the house at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on May 1. As this is RBMA’s kick-off event for its jam-packed NYC calendar, you can expect to have a rollicking good time, and do some, well, bouncing around. 

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Apr 18 '14

Lovers of lush hair and foliage, Bo Ningen has become a somewhat unexpected darling of the neo-psychedelia scene with its buzz-worthy performance at last month’s SXSW. Hailing from Japan, the quartet formed in London, and released their previous LP, Line The Wall, in 2012. With their upcoming album, III, slated for a May 20 release, the band will be touring on either side of the pond in the coming months. Luckily for us, the band has two shows in Brooklyn, including a 4/25 show at Knitting Factory. To win free tickets and see the quartet in action, you can enter to win here

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Apr 18 '14

Gov Ball day by day lineups are out. Time to plan your musical adventure!

No tickets yet? Enter to win a three day pass!

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Apr 18 '14
 Easy Star All-Stars made us a guide to 4/20 weekend.

 Easy Star All-Stars made us a guide to 4/20 weekend.

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Apr 17 '14

10 Best Candy Shops in NYC

Easter Sunday is on 4/20 this year - and since Easter is the second largest candy-buying holiday of the year, we decided we’d make a list of the ten of the best candy shops in the city. Whatever your beliefs or… habits…(cough)…are, it’s important to get your sugar fix.


Economy Candy
This shop has been a staple of the Lower East Side since 1937. With a huge selection and “solid discounts on everything from sour balls to upscale chocolates,” you really can’t go wrong.

Dylan’s Candy Bar
A modern Willy Wonka factory on the Upper East Side, Dylan Lauren’s shop has an unmatched selection of specialty candy of all kinds.


London Candy Company
As someone who spent a year studying abroad in London, this writer can say that a lot of their basic candy is just plain better than our American stuff, but feel free to come try some for yourself.

Handsome Dan’s
This relatively new Williamsburg gem promises its customers “the very best in Confectionary and Snoconery.”


Sweden has the highest candy consumption per-capita, so they must know what they’re doing at this Swedish Candy Store.

This is almost as much a laboratory as it is a candy shop, where visitors get a glimpse behind the curtain to see how the sculpted sweets are made.


The Sweet Life
Another landmark of the Lower East Side, this old school candy shop has a great selection of candies, nuts, and dried fruits, as well as the motto “anything can be dipped in chocolate”

William’s Candy
Right next to Nathan’s Hot Dogs on Coney Island, William’s Candy specializes in candy apples and marshmallow treats.


Jacques Torres Chocolate
Jacques Torres has several locations around the city where you can find a delicious and innovative selection of everything chocolate.

Hershey’s Chocolate World
If you’re willing to brave the crowds, this Times Square landmark is a 16 story monument to everything Hershey’s, complete with lights, props, souvenirs, and of course, chocolate.


However you choose to celebrate this Sunday, make sure you do it right- with as much candy as possible. After all, it’s a holiday and you deserve a little something sweet. 

- Amelia Burger

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Apr 17 '14
 Check out our complete guide to Record Store Day 2014 — complete with interactive maps, store reviews, show breakdowns and the best places to eat throughout the day.

 Check out our complete guide to Record Store Day 2014 — complete with interactive maps, store reviews, show breakdowns and the best places to eat throughout the day.

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Apr 16 '14

London electronic trio Factory Floor are finally in the states playing shows.  After forming in 2005, the group spent years releasing 12-inches and singles and playing sparse shows primarily in Europe.  They finally released their debut self-titled album last September on DFA to extremely positive reviews.  Mixing elements of house, noise, experimental, industrial, and electronic music, their catalog includes a little bit of everything for everyone.

The trio have not played many U.S. shows, but they currently have a handful of them surrounding their appearances at Coachella.  If you missed them at one of their two quickly sold out 285 Kent shows in December, then you are in luck.  They are back for a bigger show at Music Hall of Williamsburg next Wednesday.  We caught them at one of the 285 Kent shows, and we must say they are fantastic live.  Recommended if you like dancing, cool visuals, or just an outright good time.  If you do not have a ticket yet, you are also in luck.  Tickets are still on sale, and we are giving away a pair to a lucky winner!  Protect-U are set to open the show.

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