This weekend there’s more than fifty different NYC nightlife events going on and that’s just the listings on Resident Advisor alone! I’ll take the time now to break down the top five North Brooklyn events that rise to the top. Whether it’s Kim Ann Foxman helping to open the new Bossa Nova Civic Club in Bushwick, or The Panorama Bar (Berlin) resident, Prosumer throwing down hard house music at The Bunker, there’s certainly a variety of choices.
First let’s start with Bushwick’s own Bossa Nova Civic Club. The brain child of the man behind such venues as 285 Kent and the Trip House Mansion, John Barclay has found his own nook at 1271 Myrtle Avenue to call his own. The banner of their facebook website depicts a distinctly cuban feel and one can only start to visualize decorations. Kim Ann Foxman (ex-member of Hercules & Love Affair) will be headlining the grand opening of this new spot as well as Steve Summers (ex-Innergaze) and UMFANG. This shindig goes down Friday December 7th at precisely 10pm.
For those craving a little punk with their techno, look no further than Mexico’s Daniel Maloso who will be invading Cameo Gallery this friday. His new album In and Out has just been released via the Kompakt Records subsidiary Comemé (home to contemporaries Matias Aguayo and Rebolledo of Pachanga Boys). With such barbaric hits like “Shera.” One can expect percussive drum machines paired with acid bass lines and smooth disco numbers to boot. Openers will include Beto Cravioto of the renowned Kaviar Disco Club and a late night DJ set from Dave Harrington of DARKSIDE (Nicolas Jaar’s new balearic project). Try to nab yourself a pair of free tickets, or get them in advanced.
The last pick for Friday is once again, The Bunker. This time in another new location from the usual Public Assembly, this hard hitting crew fronted by Bryan Kasenic willnow take place in Clinton Hill’s 12-Turn-13 (172 Classon Avenue). Joining him is resident Mike Servito as well as Prosumer, a resident of Berlin’s famous Panorama Bar. Cities like Detroit, Chicago and New York come to mind when thinking of influences to Prosumer’s sets, but then again theres so much more. Drawing from fifteen years of record shoping at Hard Wax, he’s amassed quite the collection of house standards. He’s also released several 12″s for labels like Playhouse, Hotflush, and OstGut Ton. This affair with start at 10PM and ends way early in the morning.
Now that Saturday is here, it’s time to wake up and do it all over again! Public Assembly and Bandshell Booking will be bringing Wolf + Lamb‘s Slow Hands to the back room for a long night of deep house and disco. As one of the main pushers of slow-mo and sultry house, Slow Hands aka Ryan Cavanagh is known to play organically. Spinning everything from jazz and blues to trippy electronica, this guy really knows his stuff. Warming up the night are locals, T’Angelo, Judge Wise and Evan Michael of Brooklyn Bass as well as Percussion Lab‘s Nooka Jones. The night starts at 9am and advanced tickets can save you a few bucks.
Lastly, we have the RINSED promoters doing a super secret two year anniversary event for those who want to dance til sunrise. Their Brooklyn Electronic Music Fest after party went over without a hitch here’s to hoping its at the same industrial williamsburg spot. This mystery venue has been dubbed The Umbrella Factory and will play host to a stacked line up including Blacky II, Dan Wender, Live Cats, Rewrote, Braille, and Egyptrixx. Show up early for the open bar and also make sure to RSVP to receive directions the morning of.