It’s an unseasonably warm weekend and I hope you’re all making the best of it! Now that Thanksgiving’s a wrap, we can all celebrate that great American pastime, Black Friday. Yes, we’re all going to stock up on things we don’t really need, but after what’s done is done, there’s the release of good times and good music tonight in the burg. Starting up north we’ve got Wolf + Lamb regulars, No Regular Play performing their signature live jazzy, electronic set alongside pals Slow Hands, Justin Miller, and Tom of England. Then, on Saturday it’s off to N11th where the brash electronica of Tiga sets the stage with Shaded and Contakt. Head into Bushwick where The Long Count presents the deep and moody sounds of Dekmantel’s Joey Anderson. Just down the road, locals Volvox and Divorce spin a mash of techno and house at the intimate Trans Pecos. Then for those riding late into after hours, there’s a secret Soultek party where NYC regular, Willie Graff plays uplifting house music into those early hours. Enjoy your weekend Brooklyn!
BIG things happening this weekend! Neighborhood favorite, Cameo Gallery will be sending off their second-to-last weekend with a booking staple for the club, and one half of Metro Area, Morgan Geist. Joined by Have A Killer Time’s Justin Miller and venue resident Evan Michael, it’s sure to be a night of Disco and House with an italo edge (stick around for Saturday too when DFA’s Pat Mahoney stops in for one last set). Over at Good Room, FIXED celebrates their 11th Anniversary with a rare appearance from Kompakt’s Barnt, who has been winning hearts with his slow paced cosmic dance music. Also, just a skip down the road, Output sets up shop with an Innervisions label night featuring a live set from the afro rhythmic Âme and contributions from Marcus Worgall and Nikola Baytala too.
On Saturday, head into Bushwick where Broke City is back at Lot 45 showcasing the gritty and raw productions of L.I.E.S.’s Bookworms joined by locals Octo Octa and Beta Librae. Then finally finish your precious time off at Verboten for their Subversions night with Matthew Dear and DJ Koze. See you on the dance floor Brooklyn!
Trapped in the heat and you can’t get out? This weekend’s Northside Festival is due to be a hot one so make sure to stay hydrated! For those looking to keep the party going after the showcases, I’m back laying out the weekend’s finds for nightlife pleasure seeking. Starting with The Bunker tonight, presenting a heavy night of techno, celebrating the release of EPs on their label from both Løt.te and Mark Verbos. Then its off to Bushwick where you can find left field producer Willie Burns (L.I.E.S., WT Records) melding records together from years worth of collecting at Brooklyn’s The Thing record store. Cap it all off at the newly opened Black Flamingo for a classic night of Disco and House from Jacques Renault and Justin Miller. Saturday begins early with a daytime rooftop special at Output with Metro Area and local staples Kaviar Disco Club. For the pièce de résistance you can find Tigersushi honcho and french bred DJ/Producer Joakim at Cameo for an all night long DJ set with the legendary Justin Strauss! Go out and get some New York! – @evvnmichael
Thankful there’s no lake effect snow in Brooklyn, this week ends with one last push to party before heading home for thanksgiving. Starting tonight at Cameo, Cut Mistake Music features a showcase with No Regular Play member Greg Paulus and new label signees N’conduit + Jack Fuller. At Glasslands, Kim Ann Foxman returns with disco house producer Fred Everything. On Saturday you can get things started at TBA with some real Detroit house vibes courtesy of Rick Wade. Over in Bushwick, Palisades hosts an Allergy Season x Adhoc session with Galcher Lustwerk and more. Then finally, Underground Quality presents a 10 year Anniversary party at Output with free entry before midnight. Pass the stuffing, this turkey’s done!
There are some mighty fine options for your dancing feet this weekend in Brooklyn. Starting tonight way over yonder in Bushwick at the Body Actualized Center where local festival curators, Sustain-Release are having a reunion party with a handful of techno talent. Then it’s off to the newly opened good room (former club europa) in Greenpoint where Golf Channel Records is hosting a showcase. For those wee hours in the morning, Resolute has flown over Paris’ Bass Culture Records honcho, D’Julz at a secret location. On Saturday, Tim Sweeney hosts the 15th Anniversary Party for Beats In Space at Cameo with Tom Noble and a live performance from Palmbomen. Then cap the whole thing off at Bossa Nova with Justin Miller and Tunnel Signs for Have A Killer Time.
viva la weekend!
August has officially begun and this summer has been flying by way too fast! Don’t fret though, there’s still loads of parties in the neighborhood to keep you content. Be sure to stop by Cameo tonight as Neon Indian returns for a DJ set with his friends in The Great Void. Then it’s off to Output who have a free before midnight event with Toronto native, Nautiluss and local disco fiends, Justin & Justin. If you’re living further out, I definitely recommend the monthly Jack Dept. party at Bossa Nova which features Chi-Town’s Chrissy, and Boston’s John Barera amongst others. By the time Saturday rolls around, find yourself at FIXED presents Simian Mobile Disco for an intimate post-PS1 DJ Set. Finally, cap the whole weekend off at The Wick for S!ck Magic with Paul Johnson, Egyptrixx, Sinden, and Doctor Jeep.
It’s go time again after all of the Northside mayhem from last weekend. Naturally, there are more nightlife events flooding this weekend’s listings so I’ve culled a tighter selection. Starting off tonight in Bushwick, The Long Count is bringing Huerco S to Bossa Nova, then later on Midnight Magic returns to Cameo continuing their monthly residency with a performance from No Regular Play’s Greg Paulus. Come Saturday daytime, Kaviar Disco Club brings local Disco hero, Jacques Renault to the Output roof and for the latenight, nascent. features Valentin Stip (a rising producer from Nicolas Jaar’s Other People Records) along with Justin Miller and Evan Michael. Finally, keep the party going on Sunday and check out Mister Sunday’s new alleyway space, Industrial City further south in the borough.
Gilt City New York has your ticket to a posh evening of top-shelf punches and disco beats in…a Williamsburg laundromat?
That’s right. On Friday, June 17 from 10:30pm to 4am, Metropolitan Community Laundromat (aka “The Laundromat That Never Sleeps”) on Metropolitan Ave. and Lorimer will be living up to its moniker by hosting the Dirty Disco Laundrette Party. DJs The Juan MacLean and Justin Miller of DFA Records are set to spin (we presume) BeeGees and Donna Summer at this pop-up renegade dance party. The $75 ticket also includes sweet open bar access all sexy night long.
Promotion ends Thursday, June 16 at 10am.