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HARDNYC Returns to Terminal 5 Tomorrow Night

November 8th, 2012

There’s no doubt about it: The good people of HARDNYC know how to throw a dance party. And they’re bringing their fiesta back to Terminal 5 tomorrow night. This show features the big talents of DJ-producer-remix king Wolfgang Gartner, who, in addition to working so well with others, also put out his own debut LP, the hip-hop-heavy Weekend in America, last year. And if tomorrow were just a night with Gartner (above, the video for “Illmerica”), that’d be pretty great on it’s own. But you can also cut loose to Proxy, L-Vis 1990 and Popeska. Plus, with a little bit of luck, you might win our sweet giveaway, including free tickets and a meet and greet.


HARDNYC Giveaway

October 31st, 2012

HARDNYC returns to Terminal 5 on 11/9 with Wolfgang Gartner, Proxy, L-Vis 1990 and Popeska. And, even better, we’re giving away prizes: a pair of GA tickets, a meet and greet with Wolfgang Gartner and Propeska, plus a swag bag. Want to go? Fill out the form below, making sure to include your full name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (HARDNYC, 11/9) and a brief message explaining what you love so much about HARDNYC. The winner will be notified by the day of the show.

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HARD NYC – Terminal 5 – March 19, 2011

March 21st, 2011

Destructo - Terminal 5 - March 19, 2011

Photos courtesy of Brian C. Reilly | www.briancreilly.com


Hard NYC – Terminal 5 – November 27, 2010

November 29th, 2010

Hard NYC - Terminal 5 - November 27, 2010

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Macchiarelli | www.jennylow.com


Crystal Castles – Terminal 5 – August 21, 2010

August 23rd, 2010

Crystal Castles - Terminal 5 - August 21, 2010

Photos courtesy of Diana Wong | dianawongphoto.blogspot.com


HardNYC – South Island Field at Governors Island – July 24, 2010

July 26th, 2010

M.I.A. - South Island Field at Governors Island - July 24, 2010

Photos courtesy of Mike Hayes | http://hayesbtv.blogspot.com

Ferry Information for Tomorrow

July 23rd, 2010

Governors Island Ferry Information Update

There will be no boats to tomorrow’s M.I.A. show at South Island Field at Governors Island departing from the Battery Maritime Building. Dedicated concert ferries will depart from Pier 11, located at the corner of South Street and Wall Street in lower Manhattan, beginning at 4 p.m.


M.I.A. Plays Governors Island on Saturday

July 22nd, 2010

M.I.A., born Maya Arulpragasam, is a talented and controversial, singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, fashion designer and visual artist. She was born in London, but moved around as a child. In the U.S., her career really took off with the smash hit “Paper Planes,” off her second album. The former Bed-Stuy resident now lives in Brentwood, Calif., outside L.A., with her husband and son. But despite residing in the suburbs, this music superstar is no less outspoken. And with the release of her third disc, Maya, M.I.A. (above, playing “Born Free” on Late Show with David Letterman) makes her only scheduled U.S. appearance this Saturday at the South Island Field at Governors Island. As part of the HardNYC event, Die Antwoord, Skream, Benga, Rye Rye, Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, Borgore, Destructo, 12th Planet, Nguzunguzu and Ninjasonik will also be performing.

HardNYC Lineup Set for Governors Island

May 3rd, 2010


HardNYC’s all-star lineup is set for M.I.A.’s show at Governors Island on July 24th. Rounding out the day will be Die Antwoord, Skream, Benga, Rye Rye, Sleigh Bells, Theophilus London, Borgore, Destructo, 12th Planet, Nguzunguzu and Ninjasonik. You won’t want to miss this full day of music and fun!


Major Lazer Brings the Party

April 5th, 2010

Major Lazer – Terminal 5 – April 3, 2010

Major Lazer - Terminal 5 - April 3, 2010
Where Major Lazer goes, so goes the party. Famed producer Diplo and frontman Skerrit Bwoy brought that party to Terminal 5 on Saturday night, coheadlining the HardNYC show with Boys Noize. Their shows strike an uncanny resemblance to the rave scene in Go, only without a terrifying, drug-dealing Timothy Olyphant marching through the crowd. To use the term sensory overload would be accurate, but it would understate the fun that Major Lazer created.

With ultracatchy songs like “Keep It Going Louder” and “Pon de Floor” bleeding into one another for nearly the whole hour, every level of the cavernous venue had people dancing awash in lights (provided by Major Lazer, Terminal 5 and concertgoers). Diplo expertly manned a lengthy table topped with dozens of beat-making tools and covered in a facade of blinking LEDs.

Completing (and dominating) the experience was the whirling dervish that is Skerrit Bwoy. Constantly bouncing back and forth from the stage to the crowd, he balanced shouts in the microphone in his right hand with swigs from the bottle of Hennessy in his left. As if he weren’t enough of a presence alone, the stage was constantly filled and emptied with a combination of professional dancers in Chinese dragon costumes, guest rappers and even audience members. In the same frenzied fashion that the set started, it finished abruptly at the stroke of 1 a.m., just in time for Boys Noize to close the night with their own display of ocular and aural madness. —Sean O’Kane

Photos courtesy of Sean O’Kane | seanokanephoto.com

See M.I.A. at Governors Island This Summer!

March 30th, 2010

Going to an outdoor concert in NYC in the summer is pretty cool. And this year, you can check out music in a new environment because Governors Island is no longer just reserved for bike rides and picnics. So head to the South Island Field at Governors Island on Saturday, July 24th for a full night of music beneath the stars. You’ll have the chance to see M.I.A., Sleigh Bells, 12th Planet, Destructo, Nguzunguzu, Borgore and a host of others as part of another great HARDNYC event. This is one of those events that makes New York City unique—don’t miss it!

Celebrate the Return of HardNYC by Downloading This MP3

February 26th, 2010
(Photo: Sean O’Kane)

(Photo: Sean O’Kane)

Last year’s HardNYC show at Terminal 5 was so crazy that you just had to figure they’d be back this year. And you were right: Boys Noize and Major Lazer with Buraka Som Sistema, Proxy and Destructo are returning to Terminal 5 on April 3rd. Some tickets still remain, but you can get your pregame started early by downloading this version of Major Lazer’s “Bruk Out” Destructo remix by Gary Richards (Destructo) here.


A Spectacle of Sight and Sound

October 12th, 2009

HardNYC: Major Lazer – Terminal 5 – October 10, 2009

HardNYC: Major Lazer - Terminal 5 - October 10, 2009
Take a deep breath: Major Lazer’s show on Saturday brought the famous producer Diplo, rowdy frontman Skerrit Bwoy, numerous guest appearances (including one by Santigold), a daring leap from a 10-foot ladder, ounces and ounces of spilled Hennessy and champagne, and about 30 fans to the Terminal 5 stage. And oh, yeah, really good music.

Major Lazer, sandwiched between more standard-style DJ sets from DJ Rusko and coheadliner Crookers, was easily the performance of the night and certainly one of the wildest shows Terminal 5 will see this year. Accompanied by two dancers, Skerrit Bwoy, using more than just his personality, pushed the crowd to its limits of excitement for the entire set. The renowned producer and DJ Diplo provided a constant, but never boring, flow of samples, blips and beats, all set to wildly colorful visuals on a giant screen at the back of the stage.

But what made the show such an event were the antics that took place, highlighted by the raucous “Pon de Floor”—which featured Skerrit Bwoy and some friends getting all too friendly with the dancers—and the removal of most of the front row of the crowd to party onstage. Capping the set were a brief appearance from Santigold during “Hold the Line” (on which she appears on Major Lazer’s album, Guns Don’t Kill People…Lazers Do) and a few minutes of performance in almost total darkness. When Major Lazer left the stage, Crookers took over and carried the crowd into early Sunday morning. —Sean O’Kane

Photos courtesy of Sean O’Kane | seanokanephoto.com


Grow a Pair: Win Free Tickets to HardNYC on 10/10

October 6th, 2009


Crookers, Major Lazer, Rusko, Jack Beats and Destructo are playing Terminal 5 on Saturday as part of Hard’s inaugural New York City event, HardNYC. And if you don’t already have tickets, try to Grow a Pair from The House List. It’s easy. Just fill out the form below, listing your name, e-mail address, which show you’re trying to win tickets to (HardNYC, 10/10) and a brief message explaining why you deserve a free night of cool tunes and a killer audio-visual experience. Eddie Bruiser, who hopes to have recovered from last Saturday’s hangover by next Saturday, will notify the winner by noon on Friday, October 9th. Good luck.

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