Tate's Bakeshop is taking the Christmas tradition of leaving cookies out for Santa and giving it a charitiable spin! On Tuesday, December 17, owner Kathleen King will team up with Santa Clause to donate over 12,000 chocolate chip cookies, as well as 17,000 meals, to children and families all over America!
Cookies will be brought to the Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, in partnership with the Food Bank for NYC, in order to ignite holiday merriment in the children of thier after school program. The remaining donations will be given to the Community Kitchen in West Harlem.
Imagine how Alice felt as she fell down the rabbit's hole and maybe you will be able to comprehend what went on at Hendricks Gin's Voyages Into the Unusual. The event, which takes place every year in big cities across the country, makes its final stop in New York City. Words can scarcely describe what goes on during this booze-infused evening, filled with eccentricities you can hardly imagine. Drinks pushed into your hands through shelves lined with skulls, dancing flowers, hidden bars, and unique creatures are just some of the things you can expect to find on your voyage. As you imbibe your delicious Hendricks Gin cocktails and explore this unusual world, you might find yourself lucky enough to be grabbed by a small hand and led to a secret lair hidden beneath a giantess's skirt (you read that correctly). Inside you will find a punch bowl filled with 'Cucumber Blood' which will be served to you quickly before you get shooed back outside.
Many electronic music festivals are going global with their unique stage productions, true to their style. Without further ado, Insomniac presents to you: EDC Mexico on March 15th and March 16th 2014 at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez racetrack in Mexico City, Mexico. The Electric Daisy Carnival phenomena has its roots in Las Vegas, where they utilized the entire Las Vegas Motor Speedway in order to throw a carnival themed spectacle full of carnival rides, stage productions and of course, the leading DJs in the industry headlining all the shows. But since its inception, EDC has packed their bags to throw its signature, carnival style festivities in New York, Orlando, and now Mexico to add to the list. With other prominent global cities like London and Puerto Rico under the 'Coming Soon' list, the announcement of EDC Mexico is a step closer to reaching a worldwide phenomena of music festivals in uncharted territories.
You can check back here for Early Bird Tickets which goes on sale December 17th at 11AM CST
Toronto electro duo, Zeds Dead, came out with an exclusive Holiday Mix 2013 yesterday on Soundcloud. The hour long mix starts of rhythmic and groovy then progresses to feature diverse and eclectic electro-house sounds featuring Artists like Deorro, RL Grime, Daft Punk, and some of their own original tracks in the mix, as well.
Best part of it all? It's up for free downloads so you can enjoy this mix anytime, anywhere.
For a while now Saturday Night Live has been criticized for not having any black females in its cast. That will soon be changing as the show recently held auditions in Los Angeles and New York City with the show’s creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels stating to The New York Times that a black female cast member will be added in January.
On December 16, seven or eight finalists will be given the chance to audition on the SNL stage. Lorne stated to The New York Times that its, “100 percent good for the show to have an African-American woman,” in the cast.
This past fall, six new cast members joined the show but it was met with criticism because they were all white. The last black woman to be in the cast was Maya Rudolph who left the show in 2007.
Award-winning songwriting duo Andy Bell and Vince Clarke also known as, ERASURE, releases their new video for their single, 'Make It Wonderful,' which has a chilling yet endearing Christmas quality to it. Their single, 'Make It Wonderful' is taken from ERASURE's latest album, Snow Globe, which is a collection of seasonal classics and original tracks.
This animated video is directed by the same people who worked on the duo's previous video for their Latin carol, 'Gaudete,' and they wonderfully captured a childlike quality to it of hope and positivity while keeping it edgy and borderline eerily creepy.
All hail Queen B! In a truly unprecedented move, Beyoncé dropped her self-titled 5th studio album unannounced last night via iTunes. The move sent shockwaves through the internet and left fans praising Beysus for her bold move. The ‘visual album’ contains a video for every song on the record, including three bonus videos, and this inundation of Beyoncé content has made up for her much felt absence from the Pop music world.
At midnight, Queen Bey uploaded a video to her instagram account with the caption "Surprise!". The instagram video was a compilation of 17 brand new videos that make up the visual aspect of her self-titled album, Beyoncé. The other half of the album features 14 songs without video, making the album an impressive 32 song collection! The album features big names like Frank Ocean, Jay-Z, Drake and her own daughter Blue Ivy!
Who wouldn't want to set sail on an exclusive cruise designed for partying day in and day out? If you're still not sold on the idea of a premier party cruise, will mentioning key artists like Diplo, Skrillex, Zedd, Laidback Luke and even Pharell Williams, change your mind?
For the third year in a row, HARD Events along with Cloud 9 Adventure and The Bowery Presents, brings to you, HOLY SHIP!!!, an electronic music cruise aboard the MSC Divina that is to set sell from Miami to areas all around the Bahamas. Starting from Thursday, January 9th through Sunday, January 12, cruise attendees will be delighted to find that every night features a new theme along with an entirely new line-up of DJs for the on board and beach parties.
Cool guy Denis Jasarevic aka Gramatik, is coming at you with his spankin' new Winter tour dates all over North America today. From Janurary 16th to January 25th, he'll be making stops at all the major cities in Canada and the Northeast regions, including cities like Toronto, Portland and Brooklyn.
In the past year, Gramatik was on the road for his The Age Of Reason Tour all over the U.S. and Europe with sold-out shows in Athens, Greece and Paris, France. With the release of his new Winter tour dates, Gramatik is building up momentum for his higly anticipated album, The Age Of Reason. He's already unleashed the third single from his upcoming album titled, 'Obviously' featuring Cherub & ExMag, which you can listen to and download for free here.