Last Easter I got so drunk that I loudly, and in detail, broadcasted to the L train all of the unsavory things I wanted to do to my boyfriend when we got home. He tells me (because I don’t remember shit) that we were standing right in front of a well-dressed family on their way home from church. I guess if you ride public transit during brunch hours, that’s a risk you should be willing to take. Never the less, that day changed my relationship with alcohol, and it was honestly for the best.
It was nice waking up this Monday without a cloud of shame looming over my head. As it turns out, it pays to dedicate your weekend afternoons to cleaning and meal prep. In addition to the typical adult stuff, I’ve traded in my sloppy brunches for well-curated, more mature events. Last weekend, I hit Matte Presents BLACK, which was innovative to say the least. Avant Gardner is a great space. The lineup was unlike anything I’d seen (Dixon, DJ Hell, Gaika and NOLIFE on the same bill?!) and my mostly sober ass was thrilled to indulge in the endless amount of Brooklyn Mate that was to be had. Because after all, when I’m seeing great artists, I want to remember them. And since it ended at 4:30 AM, no churchgoing adolescents were harmed during the aftermath of this party.
This productive take on Easter weekend left me feeling energized – so much so that I’m down to go out on a school night! You should too. Check out this week’s Club Crush picks …
1.) Lane 8 @ Brooklyn Steel (Wednesday, April 4th – RESCHEDULED) – Food poisoning took a toll on Lane 8’s last visit. Thankfully, his supporting act, Enamour, was absolute fire. Despite the last minute cancellation, the party was still dope. Now, it’s time for redemption. In support of his 2018 LP, Little by Little, Lane 8 is giving you more reasons to unplug and tune in. Leave the phone at home, because Daniel Goldstein encourages his fans to make real memories and authentic connections on the dance floor. His dreamy new tracks will provide the perfect soundtrack for an unforgettable night. After all, Instagram will always be there when you get home. One benefit of the rescheduling is that this show is no longer sold out. You can get tickets HERE.
2.) Martin Solveig @ Output (Thursday, April 5th) – How does it sound if we spent the (school) night out? French producer Martin Solveig is best known for his upbeat club bangers and playful music videos, but a night at Output should deliver a different kind of performance from the Spinnin’ teamster. If you’ve yet to catch le dude in action, MeanRed Productions is bringing him stateside for a tres magnifique edition of INPUT this Thursday night. Get tickets HERE.
3.) Chus & Ceballos @ Output (Saturday, April 7th) – One of Spain’s most sought after tech-house duos is hitting Output’s main room this weekend. Though Chus & Ceballos have achieved mainstream notoriety with their remixes for Top 40 all-stars like Madonna, Rihanna and Shakira, they truly shine in the club atmosphere. Seeing as this is a rare act to catch in an intimate atmosphere, it’s highly likely this show will sell out. Get tickets HERE.
4.) KRANE @ Rough Trade (Saturday, April 7th) – Catch emerging artist, KRANE, at the intimate Rough Trade venue this Saturday. Known for his unique blend of hip-hop and electronic music, KRANE’s dynamic sounds have already made him a stand out in the bass scene. Having collaborated with established artists like TOKiMONSTA and Keys N Krates, KRANE is the next melodic trap star to watch. Catch him now before he blows TF up at this Closed Sessions x Bowery Presents show featuring support from Slumberjack and Alexander Lewis. Get tickets HERE.
5.) ZERO Presents: The Masquerade @ Secret ZERO Warehouse BK (Saturday, April 7th) – “Find a mask and wear it well so your true identity no one can tell.” Revel in a night of music and mystery when one of electronic’s most compelling underground labels brings local and international stars together for The Masquerade V: Rise of the Maenad. Now in it’s fifth year, this installment features rare acts from across the globe including deep-house legend, Mira (Germany), plus Miss Melera (The Netherlands), Francesca Lombarda (UK), Timujin (Russia/UK), ZERO’s trusty residents, Lovecraft (NYC) and Daniel Cowel (NYC) and many more. This is a themed event, so dress to impress in your most elegant masks, gowns and tuxes! Get tickets HERE.