Well, it’s back: Winter’s favorite four-letter word is here to potentially spoil your dancefloor plans, but you should at least be safe to get your groove on wherever you’d like tonight. (Afters might be a different story; Bushwick A/V just canceled its Saturday party due to the impending blizzard.)
- After bringing some heat to The Panther Room dancefloor last night (opening for Rone), our resident Facets has a few more gigs on the horizon: Mark your calendar for City Lights with DJ Francis (Aloha Friday) at Black Flamingo next Wednesday (1/27) and Synthicide with Cute Heels and Andi at Bossa Nova Civic Club on Thursday, 2/4.
- The NYC dance music community is reeling from the loss of one of its own this week: DJ Chico Abreu was reportedly involved in a fatal car accident in Mexico. Consider making a donation to help his loved ones bring him back to the U.S. and cover the unexpected expenses of putting him to rest. R.I.P.
- OK, the expression isn’t really “when one venue closes, a bunch more open,” but that’s kind of how things feel in NYC at the moment. In addition to the reopening tonight of Market Hotel, House of Yes is also back in action, AND the mysterious Manhattan-based Flash Factory hopes to create a reason for dance music lovers to come back to the City (more details here).
- Allegations of fraud and mismanagement came out against Verboten this week.
- Blizzards are great times to plan spring and summer trips. We suggest you think about heading to Movement, which just announced its first-round of performers, and Moogfest, which heads to a new location (Durham, NC) and boasts an excellent and diverse lineup of electronic talent.
- In case you missed it, Golf Channel recently released a compilation inspired by the legendary music mecca (and delicious Italian restaurant) Mangiami, featuring music from artists like Alex From Tokyo, Populette, and Thugfucker who frequented the decks there. This week, Thump took a look at what made Mangiami such a beloved spot. (Missing the food, too? Don’t worry, owner Gianfranco Costa can please your palate at Pepe Rosso these days.)
- Which leads us to our suggestion for how to satisfy those Mangiami-vibe longings: Cool Runnings is a new Monday night party at Williamsburg restaurant Salt + Charcoal; hosted by DJ Francis, the music starts in the basement at 5:30 p.m. and continues into the wee hours. The first two months have featured some of NYC’s finest as special guests: Tim Sweeney, Sal P, Alex From Tokyo, and more; come by next Monday for Tuff Cone’s Farley!
- Help keep Donald Trump even further from the U.S. presidency and come out to Good Room next Thursday (1/28) to Berning Down the House, a fundraiser for Bernie Sanders. The lineup is absolutely stacked with the best local DJ talent, including the likes of Sinkane, Nancy Whang, James Friedman, Rissa Garcia, Todd Sines, Connie, Zachery Allan Starkey, and tons more.
- Check our Twitter account later this weekend: We’ll be starting up a new giveaway for tickets to Good Room next Friday (1/29) for this killer FXHE-heavy lineup: Omar S, Generation Next, John FM, Analog Soul, and Turtle Bugg!
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. With things pretty up in the air weatherwise (pun unintentional) for Saturday and Sunday, please click through to the original source of the event to see whether it’s still on before you head out the door. Stay warm and dry, and see you on the dancefloor (tonight, at least!)…
Friday, January 22
⇒ French Kiss presents Hunee, Intergalactic Gary & Willie Burns at Good Room and DUST (live) with Tropical Goth DJs in the Bad Room**
Saturday, January 23
⇒ South London Ordnance, Young Male (live), Sheepshead & Blacky II at Good Room and Tom of England in the Bad Room**
⇒ Industry of Machines with Area aka m50, Nicuri, Jm de Frias & Donny Burlin at Bossa Nova Civic Club
Sunday, January 24
More at the full calendar here.
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