We can’t even with this week, and we’re pretty sure you’re feeling the same. Whether or not it happens, the weather forecast calls for 60-ish degree temps and no snow next week, so we’re clinging to the hope that we’re nearing the end of this nasty winter… (Remember to change your clocks this Saturday — we’re losing the hour, but gaining more sunlight every evening… and spring starts in two weeks, bringing us so much closer to the carefree NYC days of chilling on rooftops, partying on boats, drinking nutcrackers at the beach, etc.)
A few quick updates before we get down to business:
So, Bossa is STILL closed, as is TBA Brooklyn… However, we caught a glimmer of hope from TBA’s Facebook account this week:
Fingers crossed for reopening news soon!
Rad zine alert: Love Injection 02 has hit the newstands! The second monthly edition of the new NYC-centric dance music fanzine created by Most Excellent Unltd.‘s Paul Raffaele features a tribute to Frankie Knuckles, Q&As with Marcos Cabral and Estefano the Record Man, and lots more. (We’re also proud to have contributed an event listings column to this awesome community publication!) Find out where you can pick up a free copy or order online.
Some NYC members of DISCWOMAN‘s all-female DJ collective (Volvox, Ana Lola Roman, Fiasco, and Umfang) played a series of parties with their counterparts in Puerto Rico last week, donating a portion of the proceeds to Proyecto Matria, a PR-based organization dedicated to helping women who have experienced violence. Read more in this Remezcla interview, check out these photos in the Village Voice, and kick yourself several times for not having gone along for all that fun in the sun…
Boiler Room brought the fire to Brooklyn (well, technically Queens…) last week, melting ice/faces with live hardware sets from some of NYC’s finest: Gavin Russom, Bookworms, Certain Creatures, Person of Interest, and Gut Nose. If you missed the live broadcast, listen/watch here.
And, in case you missed it, our resident Facets recently dropped a sweet winter mix for Brooklyn Bass — listen and download via Soundcloud below.
Check out our top picks for where to dance over the next three days 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. See you on the dancefloor…