EARGASMIC
Afro-Punk Festival is back again.
TV TALK
The New King of Late Night
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Barclays Center Opens The 40/40 Club with a Bang

Last night, Jay-Z hosted the Grand Opening for his new 40/40 Club at The Barclays Center. Joining him at the event were big name celebs and a handful of gifted athletes. Rihanna, J Cole, and Questlove were in attendance, as well as a handful of players from the Brooklyn Nets. The new dad was all smiles at the event, excited to bring some happiness to Brooklyn.

Those who have awaited the highly anticipated arena will be more than satisfied with the results. The 40/40 Club looks out into the massive arena, giving bar goers another venue to watch the game from. The club is covered with flat screen TVs, with dining tables, swanky seats, and a giant bar right in the center of it all. It is sure to be packed on game nights. Check out photos of the new hot spot and the famous faces that showed up last night!

ALL ACCESS PASS
Bonnaroo 2012 Part II: The Music

With over 60 hours of live music spread across four days and ten stages, Bonnaroo provided both a blessing and a curse - so many musical options, but likewise so many overlapping sets. My friends and I battled back and forth over these “conflictaroos” - how could we possibly see all of our favorite artists in such little time? Four days may sound more than ample when it comes to music festivals, but if I had my choice, I would’ve stayed in Bonnarooland forever.

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Philly Thrills: Where to Party This Weekend

Kickin' it in Philly this weekend? We got ya covered!

When: 5pm-9pm

Where: Between Front and Third, and Market and Vine Streets.

When: 9pm

Where: G Lounge, 111 South 17th Street

When: All Day

Where: Penns Landing

When: 10pm

Where: Silk City. 435 Spring Garden Street

When: 9pm

Where: PhilaMOCA

When: 10pm

Where: Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom Street

When: 11pm

Where: Silk City. 435 Spring Garden Street

When: All Day

Where: Penns Landing

When: 4-6pm

Where: Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse 1823 Sansom St.

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Happy New Year: Your Weekly Party Guide

Tuesday, January 3

?uestlove @ S.O.B.'s

When: Tue, January 3,9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Where: S.O.B.'s , 204 Varick St., New York, NY 10014

?uestlove is kicking off 2012 at S.O.B's! Hip hop lovers will be delighted that tickets are only $15 to see the legend live! Doors open at 8 and show starts at 9.

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NYC: This Week's Party Picks

?uestlove Eats- In Concert @ Blue Note

Leave it to one of NYC’s favorite DJs to cook up something this innovative and fun for a regular Monday night. In this one-night-only paring of taste and sound, you’ll get to delight on a specially designed three-course tasting menu (hint: drumsticks to die for) while hearing ?uestlove’s “Tour de Course.” In this, he’ll perform a song in correlation to the course- basically each bite will be accompanied by the perfect sound, created by ?uestlove himself. Also performing will be his friends and co-musicians Bobby McFerrin, Rahzel “The Godfather of Noyze,” Black Thought, and Brass Haven- so you know its going to be classic. For tickets go here. http://www.bluenote.net/newyork/schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=9582

THE BAND AID
Upcoming Shows at Brooklyn Bowl

Featuring a 16-lane bowling alley, top-of-the-line food service, and buzzing with live music every single night, there's nowhere in New York quite like Brooklyn Bowl. Seeing your favorite bands while drinking your favorite drinks is great, but how much better is it when you get to unleash your inner child and bowl a few tipsy frames? Here are some awesome events coming up at the one-of-a-kind venue.

10/27: DJ Questlove Presents: Bowl Train

The world-renowned DJ and Roots drummer Questlove occupies a Thursday night residency at Brooklyn Bowl, spinning a vast library of house, hip-hop, classics, and more. All of his tunes are accompanied by old-school Soul Train videos, adding some nostalgic flavor to your night out.

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Upcoming 15th Annual BPL “Masquerade Bowl” Gala and After-Party at Brooklyn Bowl

The Brooklyn Public Library is gearing up for their 15th Annual “Masquerade Bowl” Gala. This year's event is to be held at Brooklyn Bowl located at 61 Wythe Avenue in the Willie B Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the uninitiated, on October 27th from 6:30pm-9:30pm. The gala will pay tribute to celebrated Brooklyn author Paul Auster whose work include The New York Trilogy, and Sunset Park.