Basel Castle 2014's Lineup: Yung Lean, Future Islands, Mykki Blanco, 19 Others
Crash the palace!
Jump that moat, batter down the door, raid the fuckin' fridge... It's 'bout time for another epic, medieval rager at Basel Castle.
After stomping the grounds of Grand Central Park last year, this annual #ABMB hipster bash is returning to its ancestral home -- the weird old building at 41 NW 20th Street that actually looks like a castle.
And yes, the great Basel gatekeepers at Overthrow and Embrace have begun to reveal the 2014 party plan too.
See also: Art Basel Miami Beach 2014 Party Guide
Leading this year's arty party charge is Yung Lean, an ultra-trendy, over-emotional 18-year-old rapper from Sweden, who's got an
unhealthy, Internet-y obsession with girls, video games, drugs, Arizona Iced Tea, and scrumptious munchies of all kinds.
Accompanying Lean... The Sad Boys, his crew of like-minded emo-hoppers, whose preferred pose isn't thuggishness or richness or dumbness -- just melancholy and sadness.
Insert frowny-face-on-a-promethazine-fade emoticon here.
The other outfit thus far announced by the Castle crew is Future Islands, a Baltimore synth-pop quartet that's inspired by "cloudy days, love" and set to co-headline Overthrow and Embrace's "spectacle of bizarre proportions."
And now with Mykki Blanco being added to the talent pool..
Basel Castle 2014's Lineup
-Yung Lean & Sad Boys
-Mike Will Made It
-The Outfit, TX
-James Jirat Patradoon
There will also be "interactive games, installations, exhibitions, and live performances," as well as another dozen rappers, bands, DJs, wasted lutists, and such.
Storm the gates! Sip purple! Dance!
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Basel Castle 2014. With Yung Lean & Sad Boys, Future Islands, and others. Presented by Overthrow and Embrace. Saturday, December 6. Basel Castle, 41 NW 20th St., Miami. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets cost $20 to $25 plus fees via ticketfly.com. Ages 18 and up. Visit baselcastle.com.
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