Well, it happened. We fell back an hour, and then winter showed up right on time to kick us in our taints. ‘Tis the season to be apathetic (because it’s cold outside, and raging in snow boots is a real struggle.) While there is that strong desire to stay inside, slug chamomile tea and ingest all of the Netflix original garbage our minuscule attention spans can handle, I’m happy to report that this week’s show roster is giving me courage to resist. Everyone knows that fun kicks into overdrive after the sun goes down, so let’s submit to the extra hour of darkness and conquer the night. If you need more convincing to layer up, then these Club Crush picks should do the trick.
1.) The Bloody Beetroots @ Warsaw (Thursday, November 9th) – Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo is back, and his new release, The Great Electronic Swindle, proves to be worth the wait. The 20-track collection is a welcome departure from today’s onslaught of tired mainstream music. SBCR demonstrates how rock n’ roll and electronica can live together in perfect harmony through singles like the 2017 tour’s namesake My Name is Thunder, vocally-driven bass banger, All Black Everything, and Drive (which features sounds that are pleasantly reminiscent of old-school Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs anthems). Fans of heavy metal, hardcore, punk, dubstep and electro will agree that this shit rules. I recommend your watch your head for fly-by pierogi when the masked crusader brings his hair-raising guitar riffs and relentless beats to Greenpoint’s Warsaw this Thursday. WARNING: This show is NOT for the faint of heart. Get tickets HERE.
2.) Skream (Open to Close) @ Undisclosed Venue (Friday, November 10th) – UK-dubstep producer turned nu-disco cat, Skream, will bring his genre-bending talents to an undisclosed Brooklyn warehouse this Friday. Teksupport and OTB join forces to welcome back this legendary talent for a rare open-to-close set. I’d tell you what to expect, but Skream is one of those acts that changes it up every time. If you want to know what he’s cooking up these days, you’ll simply have to find out for yourself. Get tickets HERE.
3.) Hot Chip (Open to Close) @ Output (Friday, November 10th) – With almost two decades of dance floor bangers under their belts, UK-based indie-electronic band Hot Chip is known to convert live music die-hards into electronic enthusiasts with every performance. On Friday, these familiar friends will play an open-to-close DJ set for Output’s main room. Meanwhile, WNYU 89.1 radio host, Tim Sweeney (Beats in Space), brings his upbeat house stylings to the Panther Room’s cozy, winter-ready hideout. Get tickets HERE.
4.) Boys Noize @ Analog BK (Saturday, November 11th) – Oh, Alex Ridha, when do you ever find time to sleep? Boys Noize is hardly a stranger around these parts, however, we make time in our busy schedules to check out the new digs whenever the German techno-producer comes stateside. Following the hugely successful release of his 2016 LP Mayday and jaw-dropping 2017 reunion with Dog Blood (alongside Skrillex), Boys Noize will return to the borough to slay Analog’s intimate dance floor. If you didn’t catch him at any of the 9 million festivals or tour dates he’s played over the last two years, now is your chance to get schooled. Get tickets HERE.
5.) Erick Morillo @ Schimanski NYC (Saturday, November 11th) – This Saturday marks a special milestone for Brooklyn nightlife, as Schimanski NYC celebrates their one-year anniversary as a lasting cornerstone of Williamsburg’s electronic music scene. American-Columbian DJ Erick Morillo will lend a funky soundtrack to this high-energy engagement. If you’ve yet to step foot into the revamped space at 54 N. 11th St., the good vibes are set to be at an all time high when doors open at 10 PM and remain so until ???. Shake your ass and raise a glass to the modest party spot that proves good things come to clubs who actually pay their bills. Get tickets HERE.