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All Access Pass: Carnage & Friends Deliver Huge Night at Terminal 5

When word first came out that Carnage was returning to NYC, fans of the DJ, also known as The Chipotle Gang, had social media buzzing in wild anticipation. Tickets to his show at Terminal 5 sold out within hours of going on sale to the general public. Expectations were huge for the sold out show. Then, as the calendar turned closer to March 15th, the night of the show, Carnage announced that he would be performing at two other venues on the same night, Pacha and later on at Marquee. This led to rumors on social media that there would be no guest appearances at his Terminal 5 show and that the night would be cut short sometime around 11:30pm. Fans were in for a heck of a surprise. This past Saturday, not only did Carnage prove all the doubters wrong, he surpassed everyone’s expectations!

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NYC Weekend Roundup: February 21-23, 2014

The brother/best-friend trio from New York is starting the weekend the right way with a big Friday night show at Pacha. Whether it's one of their amazing original releases, like 'Overtime' and 'Take Me Home,' or any of the incredible remixes they've done for big names like Bruno Mars, Hardwell, and Krewella, if you've heard anything from Cash Cash, you know that seeing them perform will be money well spent. General admission tickets start at $25, but if you RSVP ahead of time, entry is free until 12 A.M. Doors open at 10 P.M. for ladies 19 and older, guys 21+.

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NYC Weekend Roundup: January 17-19 2014

Friday, January 17th

Disclosure, who hit the top of the UK Album Charts in the first week of release of their debut LP, will be in NYC for the weekend. Catch them at Terminal 5 this Friday along with Vic Mensa and Samo Sound Boy. Advanced tickets are $28.

610 West 56th Street; New York, NY 10019

French producer & DJ Ferry Tayle will have club goers in a musical trance this Friday. He will be on the turntables at Chrystie 141 for a crazy night. Brendan O'Neill will be opening the set at 10pm. Get your tickets online here!

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Event Preview: Disclosure

UK DJ/producer brother duo Disclosure is composed of Guy and Howard Lawrence. They have been bringing their unique dance beats around the world with great success and they'll be playing not one, not two, but three shows this upcoming weekend at the fantastic NYC venue Terminal 5!

They released their first full album titled Settle in June and since then, their shows have consistantly sold out in a flash. With a uniquely groovy and funky twist, this show is sure to be a dance party to remember. Also taking the stage with them that night will be Vic Mensa, Bishop Nehru, and Samo Sound Boy.

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Concert Recap: GRiZ with Pegboard Nerds and The Floozies at Terminal 5

Modern electronic dance music seems to be split into two complementary aesthetics, unified by a common timbral interest. On one hand, we have a super clean production style that seeks to take advantage of the pristine sonic clarity available only in the purely mathematical environment provided by computers. On the other, we have an approach that favors vintage, gritty, dare we say soulful sounds and effects to inject warmth and humanity into digital soundscapes whose cutting precision too often feels cold upon the ears. This past Friday at Terminal 5, we here at Joonbug were pleased to experience an expert presentation of this dichotomy with a stop on The Rebel Era Tour, with Pegboard Nerds representing the former camp, and headliner GRiZ and The Floozies aligned with the latter.

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NYC Weekend Roundup: Nov 15-17 2013

Friday, November 15th

The DAFT PUNK TRIBUTE: An 8-piece ensemble who reinterpret some of the world's most popular electronic dance music with a horn section, rhythm section, vocals and electronics. Since emerging from Toronto's prestigious Humber College Jazz Program in 2009 they have been melting faces and liquifying dancefloors with sold out shows at the most prestigious clubs and concert halls across Canada. Doors 7PM, Show 9PM. 18+. $15 Advance, $20 Door.

Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012.

"GRiZ" is an independent American electronic music artist who began his career as a classically trained Alto Saxophone and piano player. Stylistically, he creates bass infused hip-hop, electro soul, and future funk sounding productions often accompanied by the live performance and recording of his Alto Saxophone and the use of an array of vinyl samples. Doors 8PM, Show 9PM. $20 Early Admission, $25 Advance.

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Event Review: M.I.A. w/PartySquad @ Terminal 5 on 11/4
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Event Review: James Blake @ Terminal 5 11/6

Opened by Nosaj Thing, Blake, a master of minimalism, entered his low maintenance stage before setting off what may possibly be the best light show in the business, with sensitivity matching the intensity of the bass of the songs. Absolutely incredible. Playing records from his latest album, Overgrown, along with popular cuts from his debut, as well as pre-debut projects(“CMYK”), Blake brought the records to life, literally re-creating songs with his loop machine, at one point even restarting a loop on “Retrograde” because he didn’t approve of his first take. Blake is a natural and his live show displays his wide array of talent. Vocally he matches the quality of his studio cuts, his live compositions and extensions of records increase already great records to new heights, and his ability to to turn up the intensity of his records is astonishing.

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Interview: PartySquad
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The Head and the Heart Bring Foot Stomping, Indie Folk To NYC

The 6 piece, Seattle based band took the stage with a confident prowl acheived by the success of their sophomore album. Known for their unique, indie folk sound, somewhat reminiscent of a rebel love child between Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers, The Head and the Heart proved to have as much presence live as they do on their albums.

Lead single “Shake” started the night with one of the lead singers, Jonathan Russell, demanding the stage. With his shoulder length, Jesus like hair, he’s easily a stunning and captivating character. The overly catchy hook and sexual innuendoes throughout the tune make Russell’s cult-like presence stand out even more. His strong and raspy voice fits flawlessly in this foot stomping, danceable folk jam, and it was the perfect start to the night.