A couple of weeks ago, Skrillex continued his Takeovers tour with five different stops in Brooklyn, bringing some impressive friends with him along the way. Such names included, Just Blaze, A$AP Ferg, Clockwork, Lunice and TOKiMONSTA. Nest HQ's videographer, Glenjamn was also present, filming everything that happened on and off stage. And with this footage, they put together a little recap video, which we have kindly embedded for you above. Also be sure to check out the recap video of the San Fransisco Takeover here. And be sure to stay tuned-- videos recapping his jaunts in Barcelona and Amsterdam will be coming in the near future.
Tucked in the heart of Brooklyn, an edgy little bar by the name of Matchless creaked its doors open for an assemblage of music industry insiders, struggling artists and hanger's on to commiserate with Dead Waves, an up-and-coming grunge-rock band. The venue was like stepping back in time; Black Sabbath blared homilies in the background, and a heavy mixture of PBR and cigarettes permeated the stale air. Everybody in the crowd knew somebody, even if not by name, they had seen them before because they travel in the same circles. They were the disillusioned, the few who still felt physical pain when exposed to injustices, the live and let lives’.
Skrillex is absolutely kiling the game right now with his Takeovers Tour. He started off in San Fransisco playing seven straight sold out nights, then came to Brookyln for five nights, all sold out as well. The last of show of his Brooklyn venture landed on Valentine's Day, at a Secret Warehouse at the very tip of northeast Brooklyn in a warehouse located at the end of a dead end, in a neighborhood we couldnt tell you anything about... but we can sure tell you about the show.
Opener, Tokimonsta put on a solid set which consisted of a good variety of music choices, from a remix of Waka Flocka's "Hard In The Paint" to Dillon Francis' "IDGAFOS," and Major Lazer's "Original Don". Following her, Lunice came out playing a straight trap/hip hop set with bangers from Big Sean, Rocko, Kanye West and his former duo TNGHT.
Brucie, an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, will feature a special menu for Valentine's Day inspired by Beyonce and her boo Jay-Z. The Carrol Gardens eatery put together appetizers, pastas, and a main course with punny names and related ingredients.
For example, the starter options include dishes like Blue Ivy (smoked blue potatoes, chiriboga blue, trout roe, and watercress) and Oysters Rocafella. Items on the pasta menu are Jay-Ziti ("Carter" clothbound cheddar, speck, sweet potato, and sage pistu) and Halo (angel hair pasta, truffle, burnt angel food cake breadcrumbs). The last course is composed of meat entrees as per typical Italian style, with options like Breastiny's Child, a veal breast braciole, pickled fig, sopresatta, and goat yogurt or the Drunk in Love with negroni short rib, beef heart salad, and farro gremalata. Don't forget to add some Beyonce-ified sides such as the Diva is a female version of a brusstla (which we're assuming means brussel sprouts).
"There are 18,000 restaurants in New York City.
Every year more than 1,000 new restaurants open.”
You’ve heard of Café Moto, right? Maybe you haven’t, but you’ve definitely heard of Le Cirque, Daniel, and Union Square Café. Well, could you imagine opening up a restaurant in New York City and having to go up against these culinary legends?
Starting tonight, February 3, Skrillex will begin his 2014 Takeovers Tour in San Fransisco, where he will take residency for the following six nights so he can completely obliderate the bay area. From there he will come to Brooklyn, New York where he will play a total of five nights at a different venue each night. The last night falls on February 14th - Valentines Day - where he will play at a yet to be announced warehouse. The buildup around the announcement of the location is increasing by the minute as the completely sold out show is quickly approaching.
What we do know is that it will be a crazy show, as Skrillex is known for putting on some of the best concerts in the world. We also know that there will be a number of special guests, with Lunice and TOKiMONSTA already announced as two of the openers. And we do know that Sonny has done this whole "Takeover" thing before, so expect him to kill it once again now in 2014, but this time its expected to be even better.
The Mexican food scene in New York is driven by authentic restaurants, whose dishes are derived from the best and freshest ingredients. Fronting the craze is Chavela's in Crown Heights — a fairly-sized cantina that boasts hand-painted tiles at the bar, chili-red walls, antique-looking chandeliers and an exotic patterned ceiling.
It was a freezing Sunday afternoon when we popped by for brunch. The place was already packed to the brim and there was barely any space in the waiting area. But once seated, our 20-minute wait was totally worth it when we were introduced to the delicious Guacamole Classic ($7). For an additional $3, you can add the smoked trout, pico de gallo and morita chile salsa. We were fine with just the fresh and hefty lump of guacamole that arrived in an adorable elephant bowl. It was served with crispy round chips that were lightly salted, which we used to scoop generous mounds of guac with.
Wang announced the move to Duggal Greenhouse for his February 8th show. Fashion followers are complaining about the move and the commute from the base in Lincoln Center across the East River.
Being the must-see show of Wang's debut collection - the turnoput is not expected to be poorer because of the trek.
Wang will be the first major designer to go outside the Manhattan box for Fashion Week. Wang is also considered one of the only designers with enough of a following and a pull to bring fashion watchers to the stunning Duggal Greenhouse location.