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Subsuelo presents The Global Bassment feat. Mad Decent

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It’s our pleasure to introduce SUBSUELO who are once again brining their talents from East LA to take over the Bootleg Bar and present Global Bassment. They’re bringing heavy hitters Mad Decent, and resident KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole.

The last time these guys put a show on with Mad Decent at Bootleg it sold out. So don’t get stuck outside, and cop your Presale Tickets ASAP!

Here’s some more info about the event:
A monster gathering of the tribes. GLOBAL BASS crews from Texas to NYC to LA to San Francisco coming together for big ol’ dance party dedicated to subwooffffffs

featuring …. (take a deep breath)

JEREMY SOLE (KCRW/TheLift/AfroFunke)
Paul Devro and Benzona (Mad Decent)
Orion and Sonora (Peligrosa)
Atropolis and Thornato (Cumba Mela)
Brooklyn Shanti and Matt Shadetek (Dutty Artz)
Oro 11 (Tormenta Tropical / Bersa Discos)
Gnotes (Gnawledge)

plus a bigger-than-life performances from 10 person band AFROLICIOUS, who will be celebrating their new record release

$10 presale BUY PRESALE TICKETS

$15 at the door … 8pm-2am at Bootleg Bar. 21+

Featuring resident SUBSUELO selectors El Canyonazo and Gozar. Hosted by Gazoo, scratch by DJ Ethos, visuals by Juxli and photography by Farah Sosa. Flamenco performance by La Tigresa.

About Subsuelo:
Subsuelo is a global bass dance party with resident DJs Canyon Cody, Gozar and Ethos playing electro-cumbia, tropical funk, moombahton, trap, salsa and flamenco. Hosted by Gazoo, visuals by Juxli, photos by Farah Sosa and live flamenco performance featuring La Tigresa, Gabriel Osuna and Gerardo Morales
Past guests include Toy Selectah, Nadastrom, Nickodemus,Mexican Institute of Sound, Los Rakas, Jeremy Sole, Sabo, Money Mark (Beastie Boys), Eric Bobo (Cypress Hill), Aceyalone, Mexican Dubwiser, B+ (Mochilla), Paul Devro (Mad Decent), 2Mex, El G (ZZK) and Anthony Valadez (KCRW)

Get your Presale Tickets Here

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Crystal Castles + Depeche Mode = YES PLEASE!!

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It wasn’t enough that music icons Depeche Mode announced plans for a world tour and a new album but Castles will be joining them on their US tour dates. Crystal Castles continues to blaze the world with their infectious music and it just keeps getting better.

Crystal Castles headlining US Tour kicks off April 13th with stops at the Governors Ball in NYC and Lollapalooza in Chicago. See below for updated tour info and get your tickets before they sell out!

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NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATESBUY TICKETS

04/17 – Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA
04/19 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
04/20 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
04/21 – Austin Music Hall – Austin, TX
04/22 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
04/24 – Marquee Theater – Phoenix, AZ
04/25 – Fox Theater – Pomona, CA
04/26 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA
04/27 – Fox Theater – San Francisco, CA
04/29 – Roseland Ballroom – Portland, OR
04/30 – Moore Theater – Seattle, WA
05/02 – Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
05/03 – Liberty Hall –Lawrence, KS
05/05 – First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
05/06 – Turner Hall – Milwaukee, WI
05/07 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
05/09 – Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
05/10 – NorVa – Norfolk, VA
05/11 – Ram’s Head – Baltimore, MD
05/13 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
06/07 – Governors Ball Music Festival – New York, NY
08/02,3,4 – Lollapallooza Festival – Chicago, IL
09/22 – Sleep Train Amphitheater – San Diego, CA*
09/24 – Santa Barbara County Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA*
09/26 – Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA*
More date TBA * with Depeche Mode – TICKETS

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VACANCY NYC

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Living in New York, sometimes you go out to an event, triple check your phone that the address is right, and immediately the fear sets in.  You’ve arrived at what looks like an abandoned storefront, or a beat up side door, or a cheesy dumpling house.  Either your friends have terrible taste, or the façade is lying to you.  Luckily, the latter was the case for the party at Vacancy NYC this past weekend.

The abandoned storefront gave way to an impressive multi-floor studio space with the top floor housing an installation/show/performance space.  Bands played throughout the evening over a sea of speaker sculptures hanging throughout the space and art filled the walls.  There was low lighting around the edge of the space and there were candles in front of the performers. An entire floor was dedicated to a mammoth fluorescent light installation by former model Myfanwy Shepard.  It was like being at a party in an episode of Girls, except Lena Dunham wasn’t there complaining about how smoky or cramped it was, and you were actually enjoying yourself.

Founded in 2011, Vacancy NYC is a collective art space in Bushwick shared by both musicians and visual artists alike.  The group became inspired by the idea of the afterlife, and wanted to explore the idea of a personal “heaven.”  And thus their first group show was born.  With performances by people like Kelsey Lu McJunkins, and the Make Good, the night was teeming with young talent.

Keep your eyes peeled for these folks to do something new in the future, whatever it is, it will be worth checking out.

In the meantime, check out their Tumblr here.

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The New Black.

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I remember receiving the most important fashion advice of my life before kindergarten, and it was to buy black. Always stylish, always sophisticated, always svelte.

I love black. All the blacks:

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I love black so much that my boyfriend offers to buy clothes for me as long as I will choose something other than black (NOPE).

I’m not one, usually, to hawk crowdfunding endeavors (or even click–sorry guys) but Nick Black’s (ha) endeavor is all about a custom, universal black to rival the custom colors that surround us (and are owned by corporations), so I think there’s a bit of civic-minded beauty in Black’s concept, and he’s got one weekend left:

“The funding will help produce the hex code of the color, as well as the RGB and CMYK values. So that the The New Black. will be able to exist within all print, screen, and web matter. Most importantly it will provide a Pantone Formula Ink “recipe” that will enable the color to manifest itself in practically any medium worldwide. So it can exist in paint, ink, plastic, ceramic, etc, etc.”

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Black is The New Black. It can never be replaced.

Pantone agreed. PUZL agrees. Do you?

(In addition to the Kickstarter site, The New Black. can be found on Instagram and Twitter @thenewblackcolor, thenewblackcolor.com, and via email.)