It’s been awhile since we threw some dancefloor news at you (unless you’re following us on Twitter, where we share all the latest and greatest AND hold ticket giveaways: @glitterballnyc if you’re interested). Read on for some choice items we think you should know about…
- We’re starting a new monthly party… Come by The Graham (151 Meserole / Montrose L) tomorrow (Saturday) between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. for some excellent (and free!) techno and house from some of NYC’s finest: Resident Facets will kick things off, followed by sets from Throne of Blood’s Pixelife (who you may have caught killing it at our NYE party) and Contakt (who you should know from the rad TURRBOTAX parties). Not sure if it will be quite warm enough (YET) to take advantage of the outdoor patio, but you’ll definitely find wallet-friendly drinks, bar food options, a super sound system, and an intimate (yet proper) dancefloor. Details here.
- Festival season always seems like the perfect cure for the February blues, most of you dreaming of warm weather, music-oriented escapes to the likes of Miami (Winter Music Conference/Ultra), Austin (SXSW), and Palm Springs (Coachella), with Detroit (Movement) just a bit further out. All those places are great, but we’d like to direct your attention to a slightly darker horse in the festival stakes: The NYC-born but now Asheville, NC-based Moogfest, now in its 9th year, has seriously upped the ante this year by announcing a 5-day electronic festival (April 23-27) headlined by Kraftwerk (in 3D, for 3 nights!), Giorgio Moroder, Chic, Pet Shop Boys, Flying Lotus, Moderat, M.I.A., and Dillon Francis. Celebrating “the synthesis of technology, art, and music,” Moogfest boasts thought-provoking daytime programming (talks, panels, screenings, etc.), a stellar nightly music lineup, and plenty of workshops, installations, and interactive exhibits — all in a picturesque mountain setting known for its food and art. Intrigued? The extensive artist roster also includes heavy-hitters like Green Velvet, Tiga, Factory Floor, Art Department, Soul Clap, Audion, and Jimmy Edgar, as well as NYC-based favorites like Blondes, Slow Hands, The Crystal Ark, Metro Area, No Regular Play, and Escort. Start making your travel plans and get your tickets now!
- So we live in a big city, and things will always come and go. Though we’ve recently had to say farewell to a few venues (pouring one out for 285 Kent, Steel Drums, Sullivan Room, and Public Assembly), some fresh new spots have come onto the scene. From big Midtown clubs (Sankeys NYC) to swanky LES lounges (the303) to your new favorite Williamsburg place for happy hour/brunch/gigs/dancing (Baby’s All Right) to mysterious Bushwick space (Lot 45), you’ve got no shortage of venue options. The nightlife landscape is about to get even wider with the addition of Kinfolk Studios‘ bigger next-door space (set to open any minute now) and the long-awaited Verboten megaclub (yes, it will be literally a stone’s throw from Output). (FYI, these lists are not meant to be all-inclusive…) More details as we get ’em…
- This should help you get through until summer: Several big NYC music events are on the horizon, including Unsound Festival (April 2-6) and the return of Red Bull Music Academy (all May long). We are extremely stoked!
- The big-hearted guys from Mister Saturday Night/Mister Sunday have decided to do something more people should be doing: giving back to the community. Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter announced this week they’ll be donating 10% of the net profits from 2014’s Mister parties to The Robin Hood Foundation, an organization dedicated to combating poverty in NYC.
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 on the dancefloor!