The latest un-popular fashion trend is Tropical Goth—and it’s exactly what you think it is. Picture Charles Manson wearing a Hawaiian shirt stumbling into a backyard BBQ grill. Flaming flamingos and casual-day-for-cutters aside, you may not know that Tropical Goth is also a Brooklyn-based record label and dance party (of course it is). The Tropical Goth crew emerged a couple years ago from the minds of a couple of Bushwick’s Bossa Nova Civic Club DJs. The maestro of Tropical Goth is Shredder aka Chris Video, with Publicist, Food Stamps, Marcus Webb, Deadontheinternet and other tortured tiki souls dropping beats at select parties. Somehow they manage to blend beachy island vibes with dark industrial techno better than the best pina colada you’ve ever had on a drug-fueled bachelorette party in Puerto Rico. Continue reading
Anyone who hung out around the waterfront near Pop’s Popular Clothing last summer knows that that area is suddenly humming.
But that doesn’t explain the pumping outdoor sound stages around there, and grown-ups buzzing around on tiny trick bikes.
That’s all House of Vans. They host outdoor events in the summer, and Red Bull is a sponsor.
As everyone knows, R.B. & vodka is the go-to drink of the American Psycho and Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps crowd, so it’s quirky but good that the company’s always liked skaters too.
Here’s a preview of local shows that are part of the Red Bull-branded festival. Continue reading
This weekend’s music picks are dedicated to our favorite dance and club music around town. We’ve also provided some advice about clubbing properly, sourced from some classic songs about the experience.