The Official Cosmic Opera Act II Pop-Up After Party

Santos Party House will be hosting another official pop-up afterparty for Cosmic Opera! If you missed the craziness from last weekend or are looking for round two, be sure to get over there ASAP after Cosmic Opera Act II.

Ken Loi will be headlining with support from local fave DJ Pheel Good. In conjunction with their weekly Electric Beach party they are combining forces with Cosmic Opera to create the ultimate electro night. Santos Party House is NYC's premier venue for electronic dance music and this will be another great night at the epic party house.

Get your tickets here!

[PHOTOS] NRG Hosts Launch Party with Steve Lewis

Co-Founders Jessica Fafara and Kelly Bruce celebrated the launch of their new marketing and events company, New Regime Group, at the Gansevoort Park Rooftop on Tuesday night. The evening was sponsored by Absolut vodka, Mundial Sports Network, 4am, and Heineken. The musical lineup featured tunes by DJ Julian Cavin, a live performance by Bern & the Brights, followed by a guest DJ set by Blackbook's (and former Joonbugger!) Steve Lewis.

For more photos of our coverage of all the action go here!

TONIGHT: Tiesto & Steve Powers at LAVO NYC

If you don't have plans tonight (actually, even if you do, we're pretty sure Tiesto at LAVO is better than any current plans you might have), you need to get out to LAVO tonight for the legendary Tiesto. The world renowned DJ is fresh off all the rage of Miami Music Week and ready for another rager.

To top it off, the evening will also feature Steve Powers. Sold yet? Good.

Call 212-584-2700 or email info@lavogroup.com for more info.

Live from Miami Music Week: Follow these Tweeps!

Couldn't make WMC and Ultra this year? Don't worry, we'll be tweeting all the action live! In addition to our Twitter, @JoonbugNYC, be sure to follow our writers who will be on the scene doing interviews and tweeting live from shows, parties, exclusive lounges and even boats! That's right, we'll be on a boat.

So, follow our lovely ladies now for an inside look at all the action!

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Happy National Macaron Day!

If you love macarons as much as we do, you already know today is National Macaron Day! And what better way to celebrate than with FREE macarons for all? Luckily for us metroplis folks, we have plenty of bakeries to choose from to get our delectable fix. So stop into one of these 16 bakeries and mention National Macaron Day for pro-bono deliciousness!

[Hat tip to ABCnews.com for the list]

Behind the Booth with Zeds Dead

With Zeds Dead headed to Starland Ballroom on the next stop of their Living Dead tour, we got the latest from the dynamic DJ duo. Read on!

Interview by Angela Samartano

AS: Can you describe a typical day on tour?

Hooks: Lots of sandwiches are made.

AS: Which DJs/producers would you like to collaborate with in the future?

Hooks: Everyone we got on the Living Dead Tour; XI, AraabMuzik, Memorecks... got some great talent with us.

AS: What else is in store for Zeds Dead music and new releases throughout this year?

Hooks: Look out for out new mixtape with Omar LinX called Victor.

AS: If you had to describe your music in three words, what would they be?

Hooks: Order in chaos.

EMM Group Facing Investor Lawsuit

EMM Group, of popular hotspots Abe & Arthur's, Catch, SL, and Lexington Brass, are facing a lawsuit after an investor claimed they misappropriated funds. The investor, Gregory Struck, is accusing Eugene Remm, Mark Birnbaum, and Michael Hirschtein of fraud and "breaching their respective fiduciary duties to their investors."

According to the lawsuit, in 2008 Struck invested 1 million in exchange for 13 shares during the groups venture of Abe & Arthur's. As the restaurant gained popularity Struck began receiving regular checks totaling $700,000 in the first year. As time went on the check amounts started to dwindle until eventually they stopped altogether in 2011-- coinciding with the time frame that plans for Catch were announced. Leaving Struck to believe they used profits from Abe & Arthur's to start another business instead of paying out to investors. Stuck also believes the group underhanded him by kicking him out of the company for "violating terms and conditions of his investor agreement" when he attempted to recruit an EMM employee for one of his own ventures. Even though he claims he made it clear to EMM that he planned on starting his own venues eventually.

He also claims the remainder of his investment, $300,000, was never returned as promised. Struck is seeking damages as well as compensation for the fair market value of Sutol. He is also asking for restoration as an investor in the company and demanding that a receiver replace Birnbaum and Remm as fiduciaries of the company.

As big fans of EMM Group, we hope this gets settled peacefully!

Electric Daisy NYC's All-Star Lineup

As expected, EDC NYC includes the biggest names in house and electronic dance music including Avicii, Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Alesso, AN21 & Max Vangeli, Art Department, Bassnectar, Chuckie, Danny Tenaglia, Erick Morillo, Fatboy Slim, John Digweed, R3HAB, Thomas Gold and Hot Natured. They've also released more details on seating and ticketing.

Here are more deets as reported by Billboard:

VIP Ticket Amenities Include:

• Separate entrance to the festival for rapid entry
• VIP stage view decks
• 21+ full cash bar on stage view VIP decks
• Private restroom facilities
• Access to exclusive VIP areas
• VIP ticket to EDC New York
• Souvenir laminate and lanyard

* Must be 21 or older to enter VIP areas. Prices start at $155 for single-day, $300 for 2-day