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Escape Music Festival Comes to Brooklyn NY! UPDATED



NOTE: As of September 29th, 2014, Escape music Festival has moved venues to Governor’s Island Beach Club. Visit This Link for details and to purchase tickets!

Escape Music Festival, a highly anticipated live electronic and indie rock music festival, is proud to announce its first interactive concert experience October 11 – 12, 2014 at Pier 9 in Brooklyn, NY. The festival plans to showcase 30 performances and attract a crowd of more than 16,000 people over the course of two days. Featured artists include Placebo and Yeasayer, along with Ra Ra Riot, Bakermat, ASTR, Tesla Boy, Basecamp and Follow Me, as well as DJ sets by The Crystal Method, Neon Indian and STRFKR.

The Festival will also host North America’s first El Row performances from resident DJ’s Oscar Aguilera, Marc Maya and more. Coming off its extremely successful summer residency at Space in Ibiza, Spain, the experience-based performances will combine top-notch underground talent along with interactive art, roaming theatrical performers, and a fully immersive state-of-the-art production design.

The full lineup, along with more information about the interactive elements will be released over the next few weeks leading up to Escape Music Festival. A limited amount of Early Bird 2-Day weekend passes for Escape Music Festival will be accessible to those ages 19 and up and are available now at Escape Music Fest Dot Com for $80.00 while tickets last.

Escape Music Festival will be providing ferry service from Manhattan and shuttle service from Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For more general and transportation information and to purchase tickets, visit: Escape Music Fest Dot Com.

Escape Music Festival Poster

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A Benefit For Injured NYC DJ Jonathan Toubin, January 12, 2012!

Jonathan Toubin Benefit Poster

On Thursday, January 12th, Music Hall of Williamsburg will host a benefit for Jonathan Toubin, DJ and conductor of New York Night Train, who is still hospitalized in Portland, Oregon after becoming the victim of a freak accident on December 8th, in which a taxi crashed into his hotel room and landed on top of him while he slept.  Toubin remains in critical condition in the hospital’s ICU, but is currently stable and has made significant strides in his recovery in the last several days.

Offering an update on Jonathan’s current condition, a post at I Heart JT Dot Com is very encouraging, as follows:

[Jonathan’s] bone fractures are beginning to heal, and his other injuries are improving. The wounds from the broken glass are also starting to heal. He shows no signs of any infection other than in his lungs, and that is better.  He is sedated against the pain and has periods of consciousness during which he is able to move his head and limbs and can communicate with gestures and his eyes–even made a joke!  He is getting foot massages to help with circulation and swelling, and has begun some hand therapy. Today he had the endotracheal tube removed and replaced with a tracheotomy for the ventilator to assist with his breathing. All this is good and reassuring news that Jonathan is slowly on the road to recovery. He will remain in the ICU for a while yet before being moved to a room in another unit in the same hospital. Jonathan continues to need your love and positive energy for his recovery. Please keep him in your thoughts.

The Janaury 12th benefit will feature musical performances by Chain and the Gang, 5 Dollar Priest, Eleanor Friedberger, Nicole Atkins, Dorit Chrysler and Theremin, Shilpa Ray, An American Dream, and Two Tears as well DJs JG Thirlwell (Foetus/Manorexia), Jim Sclavunos (Bad Seeds/Grinderman/Silver Alert), and Mick Collins (Dirtbombs).

Raffle tickets will also be on sale at the event for a chance to win cool  prizes from Peter Luger, Ma Peche, Momofuku, Mikeys Hookup, Bar Centrale and Fox and Fawn.

Doors at 6.30 PM, Show starts at 7.30 PM sharp. Tickets are just $20 in advance or $25 at the door, or they can be purchased on line now at Musichallofwilliamsburg.com or Ticketmaster.com.

This will be a really fun evening and it is for such a good cause. You should come out, even if its freezing. If you can’t attend the show you can still help Jonathan by making a donation to his recovery fund at Paypal. Please direct your donaton to ihearttoubin [at] gmail [dot] com.