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Catch Jay-Z’s Final Barclays Center Show on YouTube, Because of the Future

H to the Izzo. (Photo: Screencap)

Good news! Even if you refuse to darken the door of the controversial near-future fever dream that is the Barclays Center, you can still catch the final of Jay-Z’s inaugural concerts at the venue.

The Daily News reports that the show will be live-streamed on Mr. Carter’s new “Life and Times” YouTube channel. The concert will serve as the launch of the channel and, according to the Daily News, “promises a lineup of ‘in depth lifestyle pieces’ based on the tastes and interests of Jay-Z.” Hopefully at some point one of those programs will address whether the man ever sleeps, or if he’s too busy fostering synergy among his many projects.  Read More

No Sleep Til

Despite Its Rusting Hulk Exterior, Brooklyn’s Barclays Center Is High-Tech

Behold the behemoth! (Photo: flickr.com/mtaphotos

It might look like an oil carrier abandoned on a forgotten shore, but the Verge reports that the recently opened Barclays Center is actually something of a technological showcase. The Internet: It’s not just for Manhattan anymore!

According to the Verge, you won’t just be able to get 3G and LTE reception, which is already an improvement over many massive structures. There’s also free Wifi available throughout the stadium. That’s good news for all you music buffs out there, because it means there’ll be a ton of footage from the concerts later this month–Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, the Who, Barbra Steisand–available on YouTube for approximately two hours before the copyright bots start playing whack-a-mole. Read More