Well guys, holy [email protected], I survived Holy Ship. I mean, at least I think I did? I haven’t really settled back into the whole “reality” thing, which is why I’m typing this from a hotel bed in New Orleans, because WHY NOT? Life is for living right? And what better way to shirk responsibility and continue to live freely than by surrounding yourself with the best beats this month. Let’s face it – New York has been, well, kinda sucky lately. It’s cold, it’s wet and everyone is hella pissed off. But guys, hang in there – Spring’s so close, and there’s plenty of reasons that New York is still the best place on earth to be, even when it’s cold as balls. Let’s shake away those winter blues with some top notch tunes. Here are my must see shows for this month:
Animal Collective (DJ Set) at Output, Wednesday, March 4th, 74 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, NY 11211, $15-$25. Check out chill rockers Animal Collective in a venue that boasts one of the best sound systems in the country. They’re ditching their instruments for a very special DJ set, so don’t miss the chance to see these guys in a whole new light. Plus DJ Dog Dick will be there, so yeah, you basically have to go. Get TICKETS HERE.
Trillium at Melrose Ballroom, Friday, March 6th, Doors at 10 PM, 36-08 33rd St., Astoria, NY 11103, $25. Brooklyn’s own EDM duo Trillium hits a newish venue this Friday, in . . . Astoria? That’s right, you Williamsburg folk can finally come to MY neck of the woods. Hop on the G and get ready for a night of soaring vocals, bass heavy drops and high energy entertainment from frontwoman Janet Krupin and beatmaster Alex Caraballo. These guys are breath of fresh, dubby air. Get TICKETS HERE.
Excision at Best Buy Theatre, Friday, March 6th and Saturday March 7th, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, $36.50-$40. The Canadian Dubstep master is back, and he’s ready to rock NYC with an unbelievable electronic stage production unlike any other. This is undoubtedly the loudest show you’ll see this season, backed by 150,000 watts of power. Experience The Executioner, Excision’s custom lighting and sound installation that is certain to have you thinking, “I can feel my hair!” Get TICKETS HERE.
Deep House Yoga at Verboten, Monday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 10th, 7 PM + 8:30 PM, 54 N. 11th St, Williamsburg, 11211, FREE. – Get your qi in order with a visit to Verboten’s very special anniversary edition of Wilkommen Deep House Yoga. Get all the health and fun you need in one fell swoop, with live musical accompaniment specially designed to bring peace and good vibes to body and mind. RSVP for a 7 PM or 8:30 class HERE using Promo Code: VERBOTEN001.
Milo Greene at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Friday, March 13th, Doors at 8 PM, 66 N. 6th St., Williamsburg, NY 11211, $17. Cinematic songsters Milo Greene return to NYC for a more intimate show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Their 2015 release Control, shows an amazing range for the harmonious quartet that always puts a unique spin on electro-pop music. Get TICKETS HERE.
Danny Tenaglia Birthday Bash at Output, Friday, March 13th, Doors at 10 PM, 74 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, NY 11211, $20-$30. Brooklyn native and house/techno O.G. Danny Tenaglia is back for a birthday party with beats to thrill. Get your dance on because this one is going all night long. You bring the basscake. Get TICKETS HERE.
Nic Fancuilli at Output with Keep it Movin vs Hidden Roots in the Panther Room, Friday, March 20th, Doors at 10 PM, 74 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, NY 11211, FREE with RSVP Before 12 AM. Nic Fancuilli is an internationally renowned British DJ, Producer and the owner of Saved Records, a label notorious for exposing some of the world’s finest house and techno acts. Join the man of the hour for free on Thursday, March 20th, when he plays, well, all the hours with an open to close set. RSVP HERE.
My House Brunch with Herbert Holler at Verboten, Sunday March 22nd, 12 PM, 54 N. 11th St, Williamsburg, 11211, FREE. (Food and Drink available for purchase). It’s never too early for good club vibes Get those eggs poached, smothered in synth and served with a side of beats. This is the grooviest breakfast in town. Get more INFO HERE.
Swans at Music Hall of Williamsburg, Sunday, March 22nd, Doors at 8 PM, 66 N. 6th St., Williamsburg, NY 11211, $35. Swans’ To Be Kind topped numerous best of 2014 lists, just proving that you can totally disband for 13 years and come back better than before. These experimental rockers, headed by frontman Michael Gira, show that staying power is real when you’re not afraid to be raw. Get TICKETS HERE.
Wanklemut at Output, Thursday, March 26th, Doors at 10 PM, 74 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, NY 11211, FREE with RSVP Before 12 AM. German electronic DJ and Producer Wanklemut (yes, he is as cute as his stage name) brings his musical stylings to Output’s weekly Input party. This time, you can score free admission by showing up before 12 AM with RSVP. RSVP HERE.