Weekend Pick: Lady Gaga at Roseland Ballroom

Lady Gaga has quickly become one of the most iconic divas of the new millennium. Above all else, she’s known for her spectacular, outrageous live performances. If you’ve been a fan of her music, now’s your chance to see the full Artpop experience live at the Roseland Ballroom. She has already released sketches of the latest tour's set design, and it promises to top not only her previous endeavors but Kanye's over-the-top Yeezus tour in terms of its grandiosity and originality.

Listen to Big Gigantic 'The Night Is Young' featuring Cherub

The hype surrounding Big Gigantic's forthcoming new album, The Night Is Young, has been steadily climbing since their epic two-night performance at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City for New Year's Eve and the release of 'Touch the Sky' as a free download for anyone who pre-orders the album, but it hasn't stopped there. Big Gigantic, a.k.a. Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, amped up the anticipation and decided to let fans stream the title track to the forthcoming new album, The Night Is Young.

Big Gigantic Debut 'Touch The Sky' Live Video

Big Gigantic, the massive duo of producer/saxophonist Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken, have been in a league of their own since the day they burst into the music scene with their unique use of live instrumentation to reinvent what people traditionally understand to be "DJ-based" music. Recognized for their extraordinary live show as well as a no genre is off-limits approach to both producing and performing music, Big Gigantic continue to make waves in the industry whether it's in the studio or on tour.

Event Review: Big Gigantic At Roseland Ballroom

In the city that never sleeps, New York offers the most outrageous and insane DJ gigs this time of the year. Although December 30th happens to fall on a Monday night, that didn't stop most New Yorkers from celebrating the 'Eve' of New Years Eve, two days shy of ringing in 2014.

Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, Dominic Lalli and Jeremy Salken, aka the duo known as Big Gigantic, indulged the crowd with some livetronica and dubstep beats that were nothing short of a treat for BG fans in the house. Their December 30th show marked the second edition of their back-to-back performances at Roseland Ballroom, and they certainly gave New Yorkers a reason to holler and stick around longer after their set time.

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Event Recap: New World Punx at Roseland

We first saw New World Punx opening for Armin van Buuren at their debut arena show: A State Of Trance 600 at Madison Square Garden (listen here). Composed of trance titans Ferry Corsten and Markus Schulz, the duo began collaborating after playing some back-to-back sets at previous shows. When we heard they were on tour, this time as headliners, we leapt at the chance to witness their wizardry once again, this time at the historic (and, unfortunately, soon-to-be-closing) Roseland Ballroom. The show took place this past Saturday, November 23, and featured an incredible four hour set of lush sonic textures, soaring angelic vocals, and hard throbbing beats delivered straight to our eardrums from the power pair.

Event Preview: Big Gigantic in NYC

Hailing from Boulder, Colorado, the talented duo known as Big Gigantic is coming to New York City for back-to-back performances at Roseland Ballroom, and we will be there on December 30th! The event is a continuation of their Sky High Tour, which they began earlier in September.

Big Gigantic is notorious for their live stage performances that incorporate saxophone by producer Dominic Lalli and drums by Jeremy Salken. With festivals like Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Ultra Music Festival under their belts, this duo is coming at you like a whirlwind with exciting livetronica and filthy beats.

Lady Gaga Set To Close Roseland Ballroom

Lady Gaga is a New Yorker, and as many others deal with the reality of the impending closure of the iconic Roseland Ballroom, Gaga is planning on closing it out the right way. Beginning on March 28, Gaga will host four shows at the venue, which is a dramatic shift from her usual Arena show, but will be a great chance for fans to get an intimate show from the pop star. Tickets will range from $50 to $200, and buyers will receive a commemorative upon arrival. The tickets will be available in waves, as members of Gaga's get the first batch via random selection on Nov. 21, followed by Citi credit card holders via Citi's Private Pass Program on Nov. 22. General admission tickets go on sale on Monday, November 25 via Ticketmaster at 10am.

Roseland Ballroom to Close its Doors in April

One of New York's most iconic music venues, Roseland Ballroom, will be closing its doors this April. No official announcement has been made yet, but an internal email between Live Nation and owner Larry Ginsberg. has been found by Billboard that speaks about Roseland's upcoming closing.

Roseland first opened as a "whites only" ballroom dancing club in 1919, since the music hall has been home to jazz, disco, rock and roll and more recently EDM. Roseland Ballroom has seen so many iconic music acts grace its stage. Everyone from Ella Fitzgerald to Nirvana to The Rolling Stones and Beyonce have performed at this famed music venue.

If the news about Roseland Ballroom's closing is true we are all very sad to see it go. Hopefully some amazing music acts can rock its stage for one last final goodbye!

NYC Weekend Round Up: October 17-19 2013

Thursday, October 17

DJ ?uestlove

In one of New York's hottest music scenes, Williamsburg, The Roots' very own ?uestlove has taken residency. Brooklyn Bowl is the host to DJevery Thursday night. Tickets can be purchased for $5 online or $8 at the door.

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Review: ATB @ Roseland Ballrooom
“I love you, but I've chosen ATB.” ...without any second thoughts. Well, maybe that last segment wasn’t actually written, but it certainly was understood. The catch phrase, “I love you, but I've chosen ATB” adorned countless tee shirts worn by fans at ATB's live concert this past Saturday night, when he rocked Roseland Ballroom in NYC. Trance legend Andre Tanneberger, aka ATB, showed his love back with an ambient show, DJ set, and live performances which included a full band and guest singers. To kick off the night, concertgoers were treated to a soothing, ambient show after an extended wait outside of the venue. The energy noticeably picked up as increasingly more people crowded into the ballroom, while glovers and hoopers did their best to entertain fans with their talents. Slowly but steadily, the serene lighting and untroubled music faded; anticipation began to grow, until finally, it EXPLODED!
BAM! ATB’s DJ set opened with a flash, bang, and boom, as he shouted, “NEW YORK! IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK!” The crowd went wild as he spun his mix of First State and Sarah Howells'Seeing Stars,” the light show illuminating bits and pieces of a raving crowd while words like “love,” “innocence,” and “dance” rapidly flashed in the background. After a stellar set, the venue went completely black for a of couple seconds, making many uneasy. Could that be it?
That wasn’t it. Not even close. The lights came up, and a live band had magically surrounded ATB's DJ booth. Every song from that point on was sung by a different vocalist. Trance vocal superstars like JES,(Together,) Roberta Carter-Harrison, (I Don't Wanna Stop,) and Ramona Nerra (Never Give Up,In And Out Of Love,) had the crowd in a frenzy while they belted out emotional lyrics and danced their sultry moves. The night had gone from a party atmosphere to an EDM star-studded event! So here’s the thing, significant others... We love you, but we’ve chosen ATB!