It’s a celebratory week, whether your holiday of choice is Passover, Easter, or the sacred 4.20. This weekend’s NYC dancefloor festivities are, aptly, plentiful and impressive. Read on for your recommendations for the next three days follow below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **) — you can also check out our calendar for the full list of what’s goin’ on.

Now that we’ve got your attention for a moment, we’d like to invite you to join us on the dancefloor at The Graham tomorrow (Saturday, 4/19) for our super fun monthly shindig. We’re extremely fortunate to have one of our favorite NYC musicians, Gavin Russom (DFA/The Crystal Ark), playing alongside resident Facets and good friend/great DJ Max Barabas. Free all night from 10pm-4am, you’ll find all the stellar vibes and sounds you need, and none of the pretension/b.s. you don’t… Catch you under the glitterball!

Also, we’re heading down to Asheville, NC, next week for this year’s Moogfest, which has some excellent programming and talent that we’re VERY excited about. We recently put the spotlight on some of our most-anticipated acts (and also broke down where you can catch those artists playing in NYC in the near future). There’s still time to book your trip! We’ll be sure to have some good NYC events up on the calendar before we head out, and will also report back on the best of Moogfest ’14!

Friday, April 18


Saturday, April 19


Sunday, April 20


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 04/18/2014  News Comments Off

Of all the U.S. festivals announced in ’14, the one we’ve been most excited about is Moogfest, Asheville, NC’s five-day electronic extravaganza taking place from April 23-27, 2014. Touted as an event “where technology, art, and music converge,” the festival boasts an abundance of innovative programming, from daytime talks, panels, workshops, and installations, to nighttime performances from a diverse roster that includes both legendary and up-and-coming electronic music artists. With the likes of Kraftwerk (performing their 3D show, in three different sets), Giorgio Moroder, Chic, Pet Shop Boys, Flying Lotus, and Moderat headlining and the bonus of a picturesque Blue Ridge Mountain setting in a thriving arts community, Moogfest 2014 was pretty much a no-brainer for us. If you haven’t jumped on it already, there’s still time to plan your trip! Check out our travel tips here. Continue reading »

 04/15/2014  Features, News Comments Off

T.G.I.F., T.G.I.S. (spring, that is)… Your recommendations for the next three days follow below (as always, the most essential events are marked by **) — you can also check out our calendar for the full list of what’s goin’ on. See you out there!

Friday, April 11


Saturday, April 12


Sunday, April 13


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 04/11/2014  News Comments Off

Although we’ve always had a thriving underground scene, the press are eager to herald a new golden era of NYC nightlife, based primarily on a few high-profile Williamsburg club openings (which have in turn spawned the sudden discovery of a world beyond Manhattan for the B&T set). For further evidence, we recommend reading this recent article over this inaccuracy-filled one.

The more venues, the merrier, in our opinion, though the venue landscape is definitely changing rapidly. We hope to share a more comprehensive look at this in a future piece, but wanted to give you a couple of quick news tidbits you may have missed recently:

  • Queen of the legendary (and much missed) subMercer, Gabby Mejia is bringing the music and vibes to a brand-new Meatpacking spot, Bar Naná. Although the venue’s weekly music programming may include a more eclectic range than house and disco, the lineup for tonight’s unofficial “welcome back” party offers a promising look at what may be to come: Justin Strauss, Eli Escobar, Beto Cravioto, Saheer Umar, and Edda P.
  • We’ve been hearing rumblings about The Wick for awhile now, but tomorrow marks the first “official” event we’ve heard it hosting: The Bunker’s Unsound Festival party (which has some stellar talent on deck: Ital and Halal, Porter Ricks, Leisure Muffin, and many more).
  • Did you hear Verboten opened a new megaclub?*
  • Kinfolk‘s new “next-door” space is nearly finished, and we’re hearing that a grand opening may be in order for late April or early May. Watch this space for more on the official unveiling…
  • Longstanding Bushwick fave Tandem is rumored to have changed format and is apparently no longer hosting disco/house/techno nights… not sure if this is a permanent or temporary change, but sad news either way…
  • More recent additions to the nightlife venue roster you should have on your radar: the303 in LES; Baby’s All Right in Williamsburg; Bizarre and Lot 45 in Bushwick; Duende in Meatpacking… Drop us a line if you think we’re missing anything!
  • Remember, when all else fails, you’re pretty much guaranteed a packed dancefloor at these places every weekend (and sometimes weekdays): Cameo Gallery, Bossa Nova Civic Club, Output/The Panther Room, Glasslands, and Le Bain Continue reading »
 04/04/2014  News Comments Off

So we owe you guys an apology for leaving you hanging with no weekend recommendations last week… but hoping the events on the calendar helped a bit. (Spent some time in Belgrade and wifi was not optimal for us, so updates got tricky. Side note: Nice scene happening over there, so if you find yourself in the city, check out what’s happening at the Output-esque Tube or the more underground/warehouse-y Drugstore. We caught NJ’s Kerri Chandler at a 6-hour+ DJ set at the former and Brooklyn’s own Shawn O’Sullivan playing live techno at the latter!) Continue reading »

 03/28/2014  News Comments Off