Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Weekend Grooving: Exmag at Hudson Terrace

Happy Hump Day!!

With the weekend on the verge of happening, allow us to give you a suggestion as to where you should be. Off the bat, this is a Mr. Bugsly event, the spot is Hudson Terrace, and the music is being brought to you by none other than Lowtemp's Exmag, also joined by Love & Logic, The Unsheathed, and Narkatta. The night will be undoubtedly filled with soulful body moving music.

Lowtemp Family
Gramatik & Eric Mendelson

Last time we saw Exmag in action was at The Age Of Reason album release party earlier in the year. The group is a collective of musicians, featuring Eric Mendelson on guitar, Tyler Dondero on the keyboard, Mike Iannatto on controls and Illumntr on vocals. It's like a Lowtemp musical symbiosis on stage. There's so much fun and sexy energy in the room when these guys are on. The crowd that comes out to these shows are also just as awesome and super friendly.

The show is 21+, so leave the younger adults at home for the night. Also, this is a free show with an RSVP as well, so you can hit that up and RSVP HERE. After midnight the party goes $10. Even at that price, it's a steal. Let all get down and soulfully funky this Saturday night, you already know!


Sunday, April 27, 2014

New York Festival Watch: Hudson Music Project

Earlier in the year, it was confirmed that Camp Bisco would be going on a hiatus with a possible return next year. After over a decade going strong, most festy heads were a little daunted by the news, after all, Camp Bisco was the premier camping festival with the power house lineups that blew away the crowds.

But have no fear!! The answer to your New York summer festival is here!! Coming in for it's inaugural year, the Hudson Music Project will ease your pain of loosing Camp Bisco for this summer. 

Taking places upstate New York, in Saugerties, the Hudson Music Project is bringing a huge lineup and tons of other festival goodness to you for three days, July 11-13. 

Hudson Music Project is put together by the same management group that ran Camp Bisco, the same guys doing Counterpoint at this very moment, and countless other festivals around the country. We're talking about  MCP Presents (Meat Camp Productions Presents). These guys have tons of experience with throwing wildly successful events. If you've ever been to a festival, you know how big the community gets and hard it can be to keep things 100%. MCP brings a festy together like none other, with the perfect amount of organization and professionalism. Being that they've done this before, I couldn't wait to see the musical lineup, and holy sh*t.

Big Gigantic courtesy of

Kendrick Lamar, Bassnectar, Modest Mouse, STS9, Moby, Big Gigantic, Excision, Paper Diamond, Kill Paris, Bro Safari, Tokimonsta, and even Long Island's very own Tauk!! The list goes on and on, and we couldn't be more excited. It's a perfect blend of all different genres. This is about music, and very talented artists will be bringing it with their all. Make sure to check out the full lineup and create you very own schedule to help you keep track of who's playing on what stage and making sure you see all your favorites and see someone new!

Another thing that MCP is keeping around for this festivals are their ever growing art installations. Every year they get more interesting and cooler, with tons of extraordinary visual artists coming in to do live painting and other interactive installations. For Hudson Music Project, there will actually be an Art Bazaar. Not too much information has been released about it, but the fact that it's even going to exist is pretty damn exciting. 

Of course there will be vendors, workshops, and probably a Ferris wheel  knowing MCP. There is also a big focus on Clean Vibes. Clean Vibes is a project that basically gives incentives to people to get help and keep the festival grounds clean. There has been way too much waste at so many of these festivals, from cigarette butts all over, trash just left in places, and even people leaving entire camping supplies behind. Clean Vibes will provide you with two bags, one for recycling and one for trash. you fill those bags up and bring them back to the Clean Vibes Trading Post, and you can "cash" them in for "money". In other words, more recycling and trash equals more points to spend on cool gear. Not only is it getting you swag, but it's also very rewarding helping clean the environment.

Tickets are just over with camping $200, so go and grab them. Of curse you have the option for VIP camping, EZ Tents (which include a limited edition tent, sleeping bags, air mattress and a solar powered light!!), and even Glamping, glamour camping! 

Here are all the links you need for info and purchasing tickets: