Entries tagged with: The Crystal Method
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The Blade Rave w/ The Crystal Method @ Terminal 5 10/9/2015
The NY Comic Con was this past weekend, as well as the related NY Super Week, and one of the events was the Blade Rave, a dance party that recreated the opening sequence from the original Blade film. BBQ Films, the folks that turned Rough Trade into Empire Records, sought to make this evening particularly immersive... and if you've seen Blade you know that means soaked in blood. After opening sets from Pictureplane, a place both wonderful and strange, and DJ Choyce Hacks, as well as some antics from a dance troupe and swordplayers, Blade baddie Deacon Frost informed the audience the event was to draw in Blade so the vampires can harvest his daywalker blood to raise the Blood God. With that, The Crystal Method were finally on the decks, the main dance floor filled with revelers eager to participate in the blood orgy, and the soakers unleashed the red stuff on the crowd.
More pics from the Blade Rave, below...
If you've seen the 1998 vampire action flick Blade, you probably remember its opening scene, set at a stylish underground rave where unsuspecting revelers are having the time of their lives...until they're showered in blood and the vampire feasting begins. (If you don't remember that scene, you can watch it below.) BBQ Films, the folks who turned Rough Trade into Empire Records earlier this year, will be paying tribute to that scene -- and the film -- with a Blade Rave happening October 9 at Terminal 5.
The Blade Rave is an official afterparty of New York Super Week, presented by New York Comic Con 2015. The Crystal Method, who featured on many of the Blade movies soundtracks, will headline the night that also features sets from Pictureplane, a place both wonderful and strange, and DJ Choyce Hacks, plus a special Blade Rave performance from immersive dance collective The Dance Cartel. Tickets are on sale now and include include a screening of the film, live music and performances, and a limited-edition event poster, with more to be announced closer to the event date.
A teaser trailer for Blade Rave is below...
The Escape Music Festival, which recently moved ot Governors Island, is happening this weekend. Tickets are still on sale and we have a couple of VIP passes you can try to win courtesy of doNYC. Enter via the form below...
The two-day Escape Festival happens October 11-12 in NYC but has just moved locations. Originally set for Pier 9 in Brooklyn, it will now take place at Governors Island Beach Club. Other than locations, the line-up remains the same with Placebo, Yeasayer, Ra Ra Riot, The Crystal Method, Girl Talk and more. There will be free ferry rides from Lower Manhattan to Governors Island. More info on Escape's site. Tickets are still available.
As mentioned the two-day Escape Festival is coming to Brooklyn this fall, happening October 11-12 on Pier 9 at Degraw St and Van Brunt St. The final lineup has just been announced and includes Girl Talk, a Moby DJ set, Anoraak, and The Joy Formidable, in addition to previously announced artists Placebo, Yeasayer, Ra Ra Riot, The Crystal Method and more. There's also a second stage curated by Barcelona's Elrow party-throwers. Tickets are on sale now and full line-up is listed below...
Brooklyn's getting a new music festival this year, Escape Music Festival (courtesy of Balearic Entertainment), which happens from October 11-12 on Pier 9 at Degraw St and Van Brunt St. The festival is planning to host "30 dance music & indie/electro rock acts on two stages over two days and nights," and the phase 1 lineup includes Placebo, Yeasayer, The Crystal Method, Ra Ra Riot, ASTR and others, along with DJ sets from STRFKR and Neon Indian. Early bird tickets are on sale now.
Full phase 1 lineup below...
Kaki King at Mercury Lounge in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Browse our full NYC show calendar for all of tonight's shows. Here are some highlights...
Neutral Milk Hotel, Elf Power @ BAM
After releasing one of the most classic indie albums of all time with In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel pretty much disappeared with frontman Jeff Mangum choosing to remain mostly out of the public eye. A few years ago, Mangum began touring again, but it wasn't until late 2013 that Neutral Milk Hotel returned to the road. Their reunion tour finally comes to NYC this week and this is the first of five shows here.
Waxahatchee, All Dogs, Cayetana @ Glasslands
It's an incredible triple bill at Glasslands tonight with Waxahatchee, whose singer-songwriter-ish tunes made up one of our favorite albums of 2013 and likeminded (but a bit punkier) indie rock from All Dogs and Cayetana. This is their second of two NYC shows this week, sold out.
The Rural Alberta Avantage, Grey Lands @ Mercury Lounge (early and late)
Canada's folky indie rockers The Rural Alberta Advantage are back in NYC for three shows this week, tonight's being the third and second.
Kaki King, Badi Assad @ Merkin Concert Hall (NY Guitar Fest)
Contemporary guitar great Kaki King teams with Brazilian guitarist Badi Assad for tonight's NY Guitar Fest show which sees both musicians premiering scores to silent films.
The Crystal Ark, Neurotic Drum Band, Datkat, Jacky Sommer @ Baby's All Right
The "Kiss & Tell" party celebrates its eighth anniversary tonight with a live performance by DFA's The Crystal Ark and more.
Pizza Underground @ Moscot
McCauley Culkin's slice-friendly Velvet Underground tribute act plays a free -- but RSVP'd out -- show at this eyewear shop. (They play Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday.) Enjoy it while it's hot -- it cools in 15 minutes.
Nadastrom, Sabo, Schlachthofbronx @ Output
For this week's INPUT party at Output, Moombahton OG Nadastrom comes to Brooklyn and his massive beats should keep the dancefloor moving all night.
Lo-Fang @ The Standard, East Village
The 4AD-signed Lo-Fang makes art pop that mixes electronic and acoustic instruments, and though he's about to play some pretty big stages opening for Lorde, tonight you can catch him on his own in a smaller room.
The Crystal Method @ Cielo
They were tagged as "America's Chemical Brothers," the Las Vegas duo are still partying like it's 1998 on their new self-titled album.
The Dictators NYC, Threats & the Bullys @ The Bowery Electric
NYC punk pioneers The Dictators covered "California Sun" two years before the Ramones ever did, but that's not all they're known for; their original material lives up as well. This is Handsome Dick Manitoba's current incarnation of the band and tonight they celebrate "sixty years of Handsome Dick Mantitoba."
Ty Dolla $ign (host), DJ Spynfo, DJ Magic, DJ Yo @ Webster Hall
Buzzy LA rapper Ty Dolla $ign was in town last night for an actual show at SOB's, and though he's only hosting this one, it could still turn into a pretty good time.
Tonight's Low Fat Getting High show at Shea Stadium got canceled.
For all of tonight's shows, and tomorrow's, check out our full NYC show calendar.
For laughs, check out the NYC Comedy calendar too.
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by Bill Pearis
TOY @ BV SXSW 2013 (more by Sarah Frankie Linder)
UK motorik shoegazers TOY were supposed to play NYC back in March while the band were coming over for SXSW. The Austin shows happened (like at one of our SXSW day shows) but NYC didn't -- a personal bummer to this writer, as their debut album was one of my favorites of 2012. Good news, TOY will be stopping in NYC on their way to the Corona Capital Fest in Mexico City, playing Glasslands on October 10. Tickets to that show go on sale Friday (7/26) at 10 AM.
The Corona Capital Fest happens October 12 & 13 at Mexico City's Hermanos Rodriguez Autodrome. You can check out the line-up -- which includes Phoenix, Arctic Monkeys, QOTSA, Vampire Weekend, The xx and more -- below and tickets are on sale now.
TOY video and Corona Capital Fest flyer are below.
Drop the Lime at BEMF 2012 (more by Oliver Correa & Amanda Rohowsky / HiFi Cartel)
Brooklyn Fire, UG Strategies, Live Nation, and GBH Events have teamed up to present "EDM for Sandy Relief," a benefit concert which will consist of a number of DJs in the EDM scene like The Crystal Method (dj set), Tommie Sunshine, Drop The Lime, Run DMT, The Disco Fries, Dances With White Girls, Gosteffects, FIGO (dj set), Blaqwell, Prince Terrance (Hussle Club), Carl Louis & Martin Danielle, Alex English, Righteous Trash, and more TBA. The all ages show goes down on Monday (11/19) at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. At the show there will also be a canned and non-perishable Thanksgiving food drive and a silent auction courtesy of the show's sponsors. Flyer below.
SXSWeek 2010: March 12-21The intial lineup of bands playing the music portion, below...
Interactive: March 12-16
Film: March 12-20
Music: March 17-21