WEEKEND PICKS
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+.

EARGASMIC
Listen to The M Machine 'Superflat'

Between Ben Swardlick, Eric Luttrell, and Andy Coenen, there is an immeasurable quantity of combined creativity and ingenuity behind what goes into The M Machine. Whether it's creating incredible, genre-transcending music or designing spectacular visual installations and effects, The M Machine continue to be a group that explores the vast reaches of musical space to find new and unimaginable originality in their productions. Having closed the door on their two-part Metropolis album with a widely diverse remixes EP, the trio usher in the next chapter of their musical campaign with 'Superflat.'

IN THE HOUSE
Markus Schulz Hits North America On His Scream Tour

“This has been a particular dream of mine for quite a number of years: the American DJ tour done differently,” says Markus. “Now it’s locked and we’re priming this to be a unique experience…for you, me, all of us! I’m going to be coming round your way this spring with something musically and visually very special indeed. I hope you’re ready!”

Following in the footsteps of many musical legends, Markus Schulz will be stepping aboard his new mobile ‘home-away-from-home’ for 4+ weeks of on-the-road madness! For his biggest ever successive run of US dates, the holder of DJ Times magazine’s 2012/2013 "America’s Best DJ" title is bringing his singular tour vision to your city.

GADGETS
Rube Goldberg Time Machine

A Rube Goldberg machine is a device deliberately over-engineered to perform a simple task through elaborate steps. You may remember attempting to make one of these in elementary school or seeing one on Bill Nye the Science Guy or Beakman’s World. These are fun and elaborate contraptions that are all about chain reaction and making the different parts come together at just the right time and in just the right way to get to the end task.

The real draw of a Rube Goldberg device is watching it in action. Creators usually quite literally add as many bells and whistles as possible to their machine for entertainment purposes. "The Time Machine," created by the Purdue Society of Professional Engineers/Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers, takes the visual entertainment aspect of these machines to a whole new level. The contraption goes throughout all of history, depicting many major events—even the supposed 2012
apocalypse.