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Bon Iver Convinced a Bunch of Fans to Listen to His Album on a Boombox in Brooklyn

When a cryptic post signifying a time and place popped up on Bon Iver’s Facebook Wednesday afternoon, it was anyone’s guess what it could mean. Pop-up show? Interactive performance? It’s 2016 and anything is possible — except for teleportation, which almost certainly ruled out a live performance in light of the band’s Berlin dates.

Curious fans were greeted by a mural at the cross street of Guernsey and Nassau, along with a little stand housing a stack of flyers and a tape deck playing Bon Iver’s newest 22, A Million. Click on for more from the drizzly get-together.
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Kind of a Big Dill: Scenes From Lower East Side Pickle Day

Hundreds came out to a closed-off stretch of Orchard Street on Sunday afternoon to celebrate their love of pickles at this year’s annual Lower East Side Pickle Day. From an animated dancing pickle posing with attendees to a home pickling contest (featuring everything from sweet pickles to pickled mango and watermelon) judged by the founders of Ice and Vice, New York’s very own Food Baby, and more — a fine, briny time was had by all who think that pickles are just about the best food ever.

 
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Competition Gets Fierce at San Gennaro’s Annual Cannoli Eating Contest

The annual San Gennaro cannoli eating contest returned early Friday afternoon after a year off. The objective? Ten competitors were given eight minutes to scarf as many full-sized Ferrara cannolis as possible.
Congrats go to current Guinness World Record holder Wayne Wonder, who beat out the competition by a long shot. Check out scenes from the ricotta-fueled competition here.
 
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‘Public, Private, Secret’: Peek at International Center of Photography’s New Museum

Following a brief hiatus, the International Center of Photography is back in the game. Featuring 150 works by no less than 50 different artists, the ICP is a must-see this summer. Take a gander at the newly reopened museum at their digs off Bowery. Tickets are $14 for general admission ($12 for seniors and $10 for students). ICP officially reopens on June 23, 2016.

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‘Pictures of You’: Fans of the Cure at Madison Square Garden

Saturday night marked the first evening of the Cure’s three-night run at Madison Square Garden. The sold-out show had a monochromatic crowd swarm the steps of MSG just prior to doors, making it clear that the spirit of goth is alive and well. From groups of friends to father and son duos, the sea of black was a sight to behold.


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Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Rufus Wainwright’s Judy Garland Tribute at Carnegie Hall

A decade after Rufus Wainwright’s first tribute to Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall in 2006, he reprised night one of the two night event yesterday with special guests.

With a resplendent 36-piece orchestra, Wainwright’s take on Judy Garland is a stunning, tongue-in-cheek love letter to the chanteuse. After a moving rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” in the second half of the show, Ann Wilson of Heart joined Wainwright on stage for a stirring duet. Wainwright’s sister Martha also made an appearance later in the set. Catch him tonight, June 17, for round two — the whole Wainwright clan will be in attendance.

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Northside Festival Brings Legends and New Favorites to Brooklyn

The Northside Festival lineup was stacked this year, from Rostam’s first-ever solo performance since parting ways with Vampire Weekend to Brian Wilson’s performance of Pet Sounds at McCarren Park. Save for a brief sprinkle during Kacey Musgraves set — “I think the rain feels good!” she exclaimed — the weather cooperated, unlike during the previous weekend. 

Check out the Voice‘s photos of Colleen Green’s sold-out show at Baby’s All Right, Diarrhea Planet ringing in their new release at Brooklyn Bowl, Wolf Parade, Conor Oberst, and many more.

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MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2016 Heats Up Summer Saturdays

On Saturdays between June 11 through August 27, MoMA PS1 will host a weekly dance party that highlights experimental music from all over the world. Saturday marked the first Warm Up of the season, and what better way to kick off summer than to sweat it out on the dance floor? 

This week’s warmup featured DJ Premier, Flava D, Butterz, Deantoni Parks, Fatima Yamaha, London O’Connor, and BEARCAT of Discwoman. MoMA PS1 switches up the stage environments often, so come often! It’s no secret that this weekly event touts some of the best people watching around.

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The 2016 Jazz Age Lawn Party Sweeps Governors Island

Ever get the feeling you were born in the wrong era? Then the Jazz Age Lawn Party is for you. Over the weekend, the Governors Island ferry served as a time machine back to the Roaring Twenties. Always a true spectacle, the Prohibition era-inspired event sweeps the island in high fashion. Equipped with pearls, parasols, and drop-waist dresses, this crowd never fails with its world class people-watching. Oh, and the dance moves? On point.

If you missed the Jazz Age Lawn Party this time around, come back in mid-August for round two. Get more information about the upcoming events here.

Check out our GIFs from the Jazz Age Lawn Party, too.

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Prophets of Rage Relocate Secret Gov Ball Performance to Warsaw

Prophets of Rage — a new endeavor featuring members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine along with Chuck D of Public Enemy, B Real of Cypress Hill and DJ Lord — played a show at Warsaw last night after day three of Governor’s Ball was canceled. Prophets of Rage also just announced a U.S. tour — “Make America Rage Again” — which will include over 35 stops and kicks off August 19.

The band kicked things off with a mash-up of “No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn” and “Power to the People” before ripping into a lengthy set for the sold-out crowd. The show was everything a fan could have asked for and then some…and we have the photos (and GIFs) to prove it.
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