Another monster NYC weekend looms ahead (and we’re not talking about the “weather event” threatening to “pound” us with a couple of inches of snow… don’t worry, it’s not going to ruin your Friday-Saturday-Sunday plans). Before we get into all of your top options for the next few days, a few items:

  • As we mentioned last week, Bossa Nova is currently (and temporarily) closed for renovations to expand its capacity. Read about the details and watch this space for when operations resume. (Le Bain is also back this weekend after its extended winter break. Sadly, no ETA on TBA yet…)
  • Whether you were there raging alongside us at Minimal Wave x The Long Count’s Cititrax Showcase a few weeks ago or were kicking yourself the next day for missing out on what will surely go down as one of THE parties of 2015, we’ve got a pro tip for you: tomorrow’s Capriccio “Fleurs du Mal” warehouse extravaganza (featuring Traxx, Carlos Souffront, Patrick Russell, 51717, and Alex From Queens) promises more of that stellar-vibes-and-superb-sounds-all-night-long quality. Advance tickets are almost sold out, so we highly recommend you grab yours now! (If tickets are gone by the time you read this, definitely RSVP for location and show up early!)
  • Also tomorrow night, of course, is our first party at our favorite new place to dance, Good Room! (Capriccio is going LATE, so you can definitely hit both parties — we certainly plan to!) We’ll be taking over the Bad Room with Throne of Blood Records to bring you some excellent dancefloor times made possible  by special guest/super DJ-producer Man Power (in town all the way from Europe), Throne of Blood head honcho/tastemaker James Friedman, and our excellent resident DJ Facets. A ticket also gets you into the other room, where DJ Qu and A.Arias grace the decks, and none other than Nomi Ruiz (Jessica 6/Hercules and Love Affair) will be hosting. Get your advance tickets here and we’ll see you out there!
  • Speaking of glitterballnyc.com events, we’d like to share (finally!) the late night photos from our NYE jam at The Graham, courtesy of Razberry Photography: Check ‘em out and tag yourself!
  • Lastly, nearly a week has passed, but how killer was last Saturday? Between Jeff Mill’s extended and exceptional set for The Bunker at Output and the surprise Nico Jaar/Jacques Greene early morning set at Cameo, it was one of those special Brooklyn nights that stay engraved in your memory. More of the same, please!

Without further ado, our top dancefloor picks for the next three days are outlined below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **); you can also check out our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. Catch you on the dancefloor…

Friday, January 23

 

Saturday, January 24

 

Sunday, January 25

 

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 01/23/2015  News Comments Off
 

After possibly the longest week in history, having a three-day weekend is mighty appreciated. If you’re one of the lucky ones with no work on Monday, take note of some pretty special parties happening Sunday night and make the most of your bonus hours.

Two quick programming notes: On the downside, Bossa Nova Civic Club is temporarily shutting after this weekend to undergo some extensive construction work; watch this space for updates on when it’s back and raring to go. (The good part of this is that the work being done may mean no more — or, at least, shorter — lines on weekend nights.)

We’re also excitedly gearing up for our next party in the Bad Room at Good Room next Saturday (1/24) with one of the DJs at the top of our year-end wishlist, the excellent Man Power (Correspondant/Hivern/Throne of Blood), who will be in town all the way from Europe to blow our minds on the dancefloor. Joining him on the decks: one of our local faves, Throne of Blood label head James Friedman, and our resident Facets. A ticket ($15 advance/$20 at the door) gets you access to both of the club’s rooms, meaning you can also get to check out DJ Qu and A.Arias on the other side.

Nice free download of Man Power’s edit of The Cure’s “If Only Tonight We Could Sleep” here, too:

  

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming: Our top dancefloor picks for the next three days are outlined below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **); you can also check out our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. Catch you on the dancefloor…

Friday, January 16

 

Saturday, January 17

 

Sunday, January 18

 

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Best remedy for beating the winter blues? Sweaty dancefloor times, of course. We’ve got all of our top recommendations below for where to have those this weekend.

First, in case you missed it, we’ve compiled all of what we think were the bests in the NYC dance music scene in 2014. Check out the following and see what might have slipped by your radar (note: we totally understand that there are things you might feel slipped by OUR radar — while we couldn’t include everybody in these lists, feel free to message jen@glitterballnyc.com whenever you see we may be missing some worthy techno/disco/house event).

Event alert! Hot on the heels of our New Year’s Eve extravaganza at The Graham, we’re super excited to announce our next party! On Saturday, January 24, we’ll be joining forces with one of our favorite labels, Throne of Blood, to host the amazing Man Power (Correspondant/Hivern/Throne of Blood), in town all the way from London, along with TOB’s head honcho James Friedman and our resident Facets. French Kiss presents will tie the whole night together with more from DJ Qu and A.Arias in the other room that night. It’ll all go down on Saturday, Jan. 24, in the Bad Room of Good Room, a.k.a. the best NYC venue to launch in 2014. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for all the details!

Back in the present, be sure to snap up advance tix a.s.a.p. for tonight’s The Long Count + Minimal Wave monster Cititrax with Silent Servant, Veronica Vasicka, An-I (Lee Douglas/Douglas Lee playing back in Brooklyn for the first time since moving to Berlin!), Further Reductions (Shawn O’Sullivan and Katie Rosebot) live, and residents Scallywag and Blacklauren. RSVP for the location now and get there super early if you don’t get your tickets by 8pm!

Our top dancefloor picks for the next three days are outlined below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **); you can also check out our calendar for the full list of what’s going on. Catch you on the dancefloor…

Friday, January 9

 

Saturday, January 10

 

Sunday, January 11

 

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Are we missing your favorite party? Hit us up here: jen@glitterballnyc.com
 01/09/2015  News Comments Off
 

Happy 2015! We’re hoping you’re fully recovered from NYE festivities and ready to get in a little weekend dancing to kick off the year.

We’d first like to say thanks to everyone who helped celebrate at our NYE party at The Graham, particularly our awesome DJs. And, in case you missed it, Dan Selzer made an excellent mix for Time Out in honor of the event — check it out here: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/clubs-nightlife/late-night-nyc-mix-2-by-dan-selzer. Continue reading »

 01/02/2015  News Comments Off
 

While it wasn’t the best year for us personally, 2014 had a lot going for it musically. In case you missed it, we’ve already presented our 30 favorite tracks of 2014, as well as our 10 favorite albums. Below, you’ll find a casual catch-all of some other things we felt worthy of a shoutout. (And yes, there are probably lots more we could add here, but these were the things that were top of mind and made the biggest impact on us.)

Places to Which We Bid Adieu: Glasslands Gallery, 285 Kent, Sankeys NYC (ha), Body Actualized Center, Steel Drums, Wreck Room, Roseland Ballroom, and, just temporarily, TBA Brooklyn

Spots That Opened This Year/Late ’13: Kinfolk 94, Good Room, Verboten, Industry City, The Wick, Bizarre, Starvue, Trans Pecos, Baby’s All Right, Palisades, and Donna (reopening)

Our Favorite Places to Dance: Good Room, Cameo Gallery, Bossa Nova Civic Club, The Graham, and The Panther Room

Favorite Parties: Fixed, The Bunker, Indie Slash, Sharegroove, The Loft, 718 Sessions, Nouveau York, In the Bush, Let’s Play House, Dark Disco, Tiki Disco, SHADE, House on Mute, and Discography
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 01/02/2015  Features, News Comments Off
 

Sifting through the vast amount of stellar 2014 releases to compile our faves was no easy task. While we’re sure we’ve inadvertently admitted dozens of other worthy tracks, we can safely say the following were all on repeat for us this year. In no particular order, we present you with our 30 favorite tracks of [...]

 12/30/2014  Features, News Comments Off
 

Although admittedly dance culture is pretty track-focused, there were a bunch of high-quality electronic-oriented full-length releases this year that deserve some of the spotlight. Without further ado, these were the albums that made our 2014. 1. Aphex Twin: Syro (Warp) 2. Simian Mobile Disco: Whorl (ANTI-)

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glitterballnyc.com NYE 2015: Willie Burns, Dan Selzer, Soul 2 Seoul & Facets

2015 is rapidly approaching… which means we are literally counting down the hours until our big 9-hour NYE throwdown at The Graham! As you may be aware, we’ve got a killer lineup playing with us: Willie Burns, Tom Noble, Dan Selzer, Soul 2 Seoul, Ex Ex Ex, and, of course, our resident Facets. Get advance [...]

 12/29/2014  Features, News Comments Off
 

Hope y’all have been enjoying the holiday season so far. If you’re in town this weekend, you’ll notice the calendar is a bit lighter than usual; however, the offerings are as heavy as ever. Before we get down to what’s happening the next three days, let’s digress for a minute about the biggest thing on [...]

 12/26/2014  News Comments Off
 

Now that we’re in the home stretch of ’14, it’s time to buckle down and focus on big decisions, like Where to Spend New Year’s Eve. If you’re still undecided, we’ve got some awesome options below for your consideration. 1. glitterballnyc.com presents New Year’s Eve 2014 Lineup: Willie Burns, Tom Noble, Dan Selzer, Soul 2 [...]

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