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August 2015
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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical: Songs in Concert

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rumsey Playfield,
East 72nd and 5th Ave
New York, NY 10021 United States
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Long before she was Carole King, music legend, she was Carol Klein, Brooklyn girl with passion and a dream. From the back rooms of music factories to the stage of Carnegie Hall, BEAUTIFUL tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to the rock & roll hall of fame. The unforgettable music of top 10 hits, including Some Kind of Wonderful, The Loco-motion, You’ve Got A Friend, One Fine Day, Natural Woman, and many more.…

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Smorgasburg 2015

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every month for 6 months
Smorgasburg,
90 Kent Ave
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Smorgasburg happens every Saturday on the Williamsburg waterfront at East River State Park, featuring packaged and prepared foods, purveyors from New York City and across the region, and other food-related vendors (kitchen utensils, housewares, etc.), for a total of 75-100 vendors. Here’s some of the delicious items you need to try at Smorgasburg. Asia Dog Asiadogs are hot dogs with Asian-inspired toppings. Born from a love of NYC, we wanted to push the limits of one of its most popular…

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J.Cole

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - August 5 @ 1:00 am
Madison Square Garden,
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, 10001
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J. Cole, the Grammy nominated and platinum-selling rapper, has announced his 2014 Forest Hills Drive Tour featuring Big Sean, with special guests YG and Jeremih. Also joining the lineup will be Dreamville artists Bas, Cozz and Omen. J. Cole’s most recent album 2014 Forest Hills Drive debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts and went on to become the highest-selling hip hop album of 2014. Receiving acclaim from the likes of NPR, Complex, The Los Angeles Times…

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One Direction

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
MetLife,
One MetLife Stadium Drive
East Rutherford, NJ 07073 United States
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One Direction is a five-member boy band made up of Liam Payne (born 29 August 1993) from Wolverhampton, Louis Tomlinson (born 24 December 1991) from Doncaster, Niall Horan (born 13th September 1993) from Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland, Harry Styles, (born 1 February 1994) from Holmes Chapel, Cheshire and Zayn Malik, (born 12 January 1993) from East Bowling, Bradford. They applied as solo candidates on the 2010 edition of the X Factor, but the judges, after a suggestion by Simon Cowell, put…

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RATKING / Bishop Nehru

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East River Park,
90 Kent Ave at N. 7 St.
Brooklyn, 11249
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In 2014, Harlem underground Hip Hop crew RATKING dropped So It Goes, their acclaimed debut release on Thom Yorke’s XL Recordings imprint Hot Charity. Described as “an exhilarating and reckless lyrical portrait of a maybe-vanishing city; part Vonnegut, part Dipset, part Suicide,” the album was featured on COMPLEX Magazine’s list as among the best new albums of 2014. After wrapping a year on the road and their first Australian tour, the group is back with their latest effort 700 Fill.…

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Sleep No More

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The McKittrick Hotel,
530 West 27th Street
New York, NY United States
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The mysteriously spellbinding choose-your-own-adventure show Sleep No More is turns out to be the most buzzed-about theatrical production in New York City. Tickets for this immersive, three hour curiosity are going fast—no small feat, considering they cost $75 a pop. We’ll be hooking those that are interested with a chance to score free tickets to this production.   Punchdrunk’s SLEEP NO MORE is an award-winning theatrical experience that tells Shakespeare’s Scottish tragedy through a film noir lens. Audiences move freely…

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Full Band Electric Counterpoint + Dither and friends, featuring Lee Ranaldo, Yo La Tengo, and Mark Stewart Matmos

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Damrosch Park,
Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St
New york, NY United States
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The electric guitar quartet Dither hosts an evening of music that encompasses minimalism, experimentalism, and rock and roll. The program will feature performances by Dither with renowned guitarist Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), a new collaboration with the indie band Yo La Tengo, compositions by Eve Beglarian and Joshua Lopes, plus Steve Reich’s iconic work Electric Counterpoint performed by Mark Stewart and a live ensemble of 13 electric guitars and basses. They will be joined by the adventuresome electronic duo Matmos,…

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JACK BEATS, NICK CATCHDUBS // OUTPUT

August 5 @ 10:00 pm - August 6 @ 4:00 am
Output,
74 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn , NY United States
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UK bass masters Jack Beats hit Output along with Brooklyn’s own Nick Catchdubs of Fool’s Gold. WHEN: Wednesday, August 5, 2015 DOORS: 10pm // 21+ TICKETS: HERE

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Caribou

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
East River Park Amphitheater,
East River Promenade
New York, NY, NY 10002 United States
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Having followed up his Polaris Prize-winning 2007 record Andorra with the universally adored Swim in 2010, Dan Snaith has spent the intervening five years touring the world, bringing not only the sounds of Caribou to the stage but proving his immeasurable worth as a DJ with epic 7½-hour-long sets. In 2012, Caribou were personally invited to join Radiohead on the road while Dan released his first album under the guise of his dancefloor-loving pseudonym Daphni to widespread critical acclaim. Following…

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We Like It Like That! A Boogaloo Celebration Joe Bataan Ray Lugo and the Boogaloo Destroyers with special guests Richie Ray and Pete Rodriguez ABAKUÁ Afro-Latin Dance Company DJ Turmix

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Damrosch Park,
Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St
New york, NY United States
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As stated in Mathew Ramirez Warren’s new documentary, Latin boogaloo is New York City—a colorful expression of ’60s Latino soul straight from the streets of El Barrio, the South Bronx, and Brooklyn. Boogaloo godfather Joe Bataan unites doo-wop charm and Latin sounds in his irresistible hits. Ray Lugo’s good-time, hip-swinging originals pay homage to the style’s greats, including his special guest, legendary pianist and Salsa King Richie Ray. In one of his first performances in forty years, Pete Rodriguez will…

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LeeSaar The Company, Ohad Naharin & Guest Dancers from Batsheva Dance Company

August 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Prospect Park,
Prospect Park West and 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Founded in Tel Aviv by Lee Sher and Saar Hariri in 2000 and now based in NYC, LEESAAR is “a gutsy, brainy modern-dance troupe” (NY Times) with a highly theatrical approach. Props, costumes, and pantomime punctuate their Gaga-inspired movement to form a delightful brand of avant-garde. In recent program notes, Sher and Hariri wrote, “by seeking the extreme within ourselves we hope to expand our limits for a fresh experience.” In their new piece Grass and Jackals, they find these…

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Gilles Peterson

August 6 @ 10:00 pm - August 7 @ 4:00 am
Output,
74 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn , NY United States
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Raised in South London by French/Swiss parents, radio jock, club DJ, and compiler Gilles Peterson grew up speaking French at home and English everywhere else. At 18, Peterson began DJing around London, ultimately spinning at the now-famous Dingwalls club in Camden. His sets covered the spectrum of urban music, from jazz to funk to soul and back to hip-hop. Out of this, Peterson co-founded the Acid Jazz label with some colleagues. The name itself was a joke between Northern soul…

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SECONDCITY PRESENTS ‘ENd’ // GOOD ROOM

August 6 @ 10:00 pm - August 7 @ 4:00 am
Output,
74 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn , NY United States
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Secondcity brings their ‘ENd’ tour to Brooklyn on August 6th at Good Room! WHEN: Thursday, August 6 2015 DOORS: 10pm // 21+ TICKETS: HERE

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Luke Bryan

August 7 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Rumsey Playfield,
East 72nd and 5th Ave
New York, NY 10021 United States
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Singer and songwriter Luke Bryan comes by his country influences naturally: he grew up in Leesburg, Georgia, a small town 100 miles from the Alabama border where his father grew peanuts and sold fertilizer for a living. Bryan helped his family work the farm when he was young, but in his early teens he developed a passion for country music, picking up his influences from his parents’ record collection, listening to the likes of George Strait, Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap,…

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