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Mysteryland USA Announces Collaborative Curators For 2015

After making a home for itself in upstate New York's Bethel Woods over Memorial Day weekendthis year, which was also when the festival made its US debut, Mysteryland has quickly become one of America's favorite and most anticipated events. With the festival's second edition already slated to return to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts next year during Memorial Day weekend, Mysteryland plans to come back bigger and better, with more music, art, and culture to boot. In an effort to capture the spirit and essence of New York, considering the fact that many of Mysteryland's attendees make the trip upstate from the city, the festival has gathered together some of the finest curators NYC has to offer, including Adam Beyer's Drumcode, Webster Hall, Verboten, BangON! NYC, and Q-Dance, among others.

LIQUID COURAGE
The Village Voice Second Annual Holiday Spirits Tasting Event Came Just at the Right Time

The Village Voice Second Annual Holiday Spirits Tasting Event could not have come at a more perfect time, as last week welcomed the coldest days we’ve seen this fall and people all over NYC were in need of merry distraction. For three hours, we delightfully warmed our bones with unlimited spirits, beer and wines aboard a luxurious yacht while cruising the New York City waterways.

Once we checked into our maiden voyage on The Hornblower Infinity Cruise Ship we were given our souvenir tasting glass and our spirits program book complete with a list of all the featured distilleries as well as map to better guide our drinking itinerary for the evening.

IVY LEVAN
'The Dame Says' Music Visual Premieres

If you took the swagger of Cruella de Vil, Madonna and, P!nk, threw it in a bottle, sealed it tight, shook it up, then removed the top; Ivy Levan would materialize.

The rising pop diva with a soulful voice that's bigger than her svelte frame, embodies all three divas with her rebellious, pro-feminist, sultry attitude. Ivy's attitude and look complements her strong vocals and unapologetic lyrics in her new visual for 'The Dame Says.' The single, co-written by Ivy, is a preview for her next single entitled 'Biscuit.'

'Biscuits,' is slated for release on January 13th, via Cherrytree/ Interscope Records. Be on the look out for Ivy's forthcoming debut LP, to be released in the spring of 2015. The album's title and tracklist has not yet been confirmed. Check out the new video below.

ROCK OUT
Leggy Comes to NYC this Weekend!


Cincinnati's Leggy is coming to NYC! The trio, self-described as, "blond-heavy nü garage indie punk pop-tarts" are making a name for themselves with their stripped-down, genre-bending tracks. Leggy, who recently released their album "Cavity Castle" on casette and free BandCamp download, is made up of high school friends Véronique Allaer, Kerstin Bladh, and Christopher Campbell. They will be jamming in the city for two separate nights this weekend; Friday, Nov. 28th at Palisades, and Sunday, Nov. 30th at Cake Shop, both a part of their East Coast Tour. Don't miss out! Tickets for Friday's show can be found HERE; for Sunday's show HERE. See you there!

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Mad Decent Hopes Everyone Has 'A Very Very Decent Christmas'

For one popular record label, what started off as a joke last holiday season is now one of their most talked about releases of the year. It's no secret that pretty much everyone over at Mad Decent knows how to have a good time, so it should have been no surprise when the label up and decided to tweak a few of their artist's tracks into holly, jolly Christmas dance anthems you can twerk it to under the mistletoe. This year, Mad Decent is at it again, with artists like Diplo, Snappy Jit, 4B, and Alizzz all coming together to wish us all A Very Very Decent Christmas.

SILVER SCREEN
Jurassic World Trailer Released

Michael Crichton first introduced the world to Jurassic Park with the release of his science fiction novel of the same name in 1990. An adventure packed tale filled with excitement and suspense, the words leap off the pages and the novel comes to life in one’s imagination. Therefore, adapting the novel into a blockbuster film was an absolute no brainer. In 1993, spearheaded by the brilliant Steven Spielberg, the first Jurassic Park film was released.

However, this theatrical release was just the beginning. Soon to follow came sequels The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997 and Jurassic Park III in 2001. Additionally, many video games, comics, and other such memorabilia became available as Jurassic Park became, without a doubt, a franchise.

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Felguk Delivers The Goods With New Single

Brazilian production and DJ duo Felguk - recent inductees into the DJ Mag Top 100 list this year - release their banging new single on Vicious Recordings this week.

Out now, "Showtime" is a bashy, racous cut of electro house. Sharp clap along drum programming provide the beats, while quick vocal snatches and horn-like riffs make up the body of the track. Showtime is over the top, loud and an explosive club ready anthem. Pick up this powerful piece of electro here.

EARGASMIC
This Is How It Looks When Jack Ü 'Take Ü There'

Animated cartoon faces, epic live performance footage, and epic hair flips; pretty much just what you'd expect from a Jack Ü music video, and their first official one at that. At midnight last night, the 'Take Ü There' video hit Youtube, and brought with it all of the fun we know, love, and have come to expect of Diplo and Skrillex as Jack Ü. The track itself has already taken over the world, with Kiesza's incredible vocals singing out over its hip-hop/dance music crossover beat, so it's only fitting that the video have that same entertainingly captivating effect.

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NoBread NYC is a Game Changer for the Gfree Community

Whether you have Celiac, food allergens, or have made a personal decision to go gluten free, wheat-free options in modern dining have really seemed to catch on. And while rice flour and tapioca starch abound in our grocery aisles, it can still be a task to know exactly what is and isn’t gluten free when dining out. Enter Nicole Cogan, the founder of NoBreadNYC.com. The former financial analyst left her job half a year ago to work on what has truly been a labor of love. Her food allergens and sensitivities combined with her work in an industry that often called for carb-packed power dinners with industry elites inspired the creation of her website, which has amassed a more than impressive following in a short amount of time.

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OTK Boots For All Preferences

Over the Knee and thigh high boots are a very popular cold weather trend. Over the Knee boots can seem pretty intimidating, but fashion calls for taking risks. Joonbug.com wants to show you how to rock a pair of OTK boots for every occasion and every style. They are versatile and work well with pretty much any flair from sophisticated to chic.

Casual Look

If you’re going for a laid back look, OTK boots can work for the occasion.. These brown flat ones from Famous Footwear are comfortable and simple. They pair great with jeans for a ready to go look

SWEET TOOTH
Food Network Creates Dessert Scented Candles Perfect for Holiday Gifting

Not sure what to get that foodie friend of yours this holiday season? How about a realistically scented candle from the Food Network?

The Langley Candle Empire Company joined Food Network in launching a line of delicious candle creations with scents inspired by desserts and flavors from various cooking shows on the network. These candles will turn any room in your home into a test-kitchen sure to impress the Barefoot Contessa or Bobby Flay!

Have some Salted Caramel Popcorn or Rustic Pear Tart burning for those holiday gatherings and ring in the New Year with some Berry Pomegranate Spritzer. Wake up on a cold (and most likely snowy) winter morning with the scent of Sunday Morning Pancakes or invite friends over for a Southern Peach Cobbler-scented brunch date. These are only a sample of the various fragrances available in melts, glass containers, and ceramic crocks that are food-safe and can be washed and reused in your own kitchen.