What a week, eh? It may have been a rough one, but now’s your chance to escape from it all on a local dancefloor — and this weekend is absolutely slammed with excellent options (and if you’re one of the lucky ones who gets MLK Day off, you’re in for a treat this Sunday). Read on for a few quick news bytes, followed by a plethora of places to get your groove on over the next few days.
- We lost a lot of legends over the last week or two, but the loss of David Bowie seems to be hitting people the hardest (though we miss you too, Lemmy and Alan — R.I.P.). Among the ways New Yorkers paid their respects was a massive tribute at Good Room on Tuesday (including a brand-new mural outside of the venue, which is hopefully sticking around).
- On a much happier note, Market Hotel has announced its long-awaited reopening in Bushwick. The venue’s events calendar includes a Bunker night on January 30 and Sustain/Release’s “Camper’s Reunion” on April 2.
- Coachella producers Goldenvoice have revealed their plans for an East Coast version of that festival. Panorama is set for July 22-24 in Randalls Island Park; LCD Soundsystem is scheduled to headline.
- Finally, in case you STILL missed it, we invite you to reflect on The Year That Was 2015: Check out our NYC dancefloor superlatives, as well as our favorite tracks and favorite albums of the year.
Below are our top picks for where to dance in NYC over the next three days (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. See you on the dancefloor…
Friday, January 15
⇒ Psychemagik with Francesco Tristano (live) & Kaviar Disco Club at Good Room with Tuff Cone & Timo Lee in the Bad Room**
⇒ Four on the Floor with Miss Vanilla, The Duchess, Mai Le Grooves & Eriko ‘Lua Chiea’ at LP n Harmony
Saturday, January 16
⇒ Fixed with JDH & Dave P at Good Room and Love Tempo with Justin Strauss & Billy Caldwell in the Bad Room**
⇒ Path Records presents Crashbeat with Reade Trusth, Richard Hinge & Jake Reif at Bossa Nova Civic Club
⇒ Holy Mountain: Journey with Michael Magnan, Ryan Smith, Nita Aviance, Total Freedom & more at Slake
⇒ W+D Records 2-year Anniversary with Patricia, McFerrdog, Bookworms, Bryce Hackford & more at Trans-Pecos
Sunday, January 17
⇒ Horse Meat Disco with Sean B & Will Automagic at Output and Mike Servito & Ron Like Hell in The Panther Room**
⇒ Purple Trax Label Night with Dat Kat, Yves Tumor (live), Richard Kennedy (live), Shredder (live) & more at Bossa Nova Civic Club
More at the full calendar here.
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