If you’ve ever seen a sign at an NYC bar that said “no dancing allowed” you may have thought it was a joke. Sadly those signs refer to an all too real and racist Cabaret Law that was enacted in 1926 to target Harlem jazz clubs. The law was also used by Mayor Giuliani in […]
Maybe, just maybe, winter is finally over. With the raft of summer show announcements this week as well, seems like we can finally turn our attentions to spending time outside our apartments. There are plenty of great shows to catch this weekend, and here are the highlights.
With the Northside festival in the rear view mirror (review), we return to our somewhat normal schedule for the Top 5 Shows of the Weekend column.
While Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, there’s something about the Northside Festival that really feels like the season is truly kicking off. With hundreds of bands and a few dozen venues to consider on the music side of things, it can be overwhelming, so we’d like to offer some sincere recommendations; who […]
If you’ve ever been at a bar or music venue in NYC and observed a sign that read ‘NO DANCING’, you may have assumed it was a joke. It was no joke, and venues can be fined or even temporarily shut down thanks to
Williamsburg bar Muchmore’s is suing New York City for the right of patrons to dance on their premises. Many New Yorkers are familiar with the prohibition era law that prohibits dancing without a hard to obtain caberet license and forces bars throughout the city to post comical “NO DANCING” signs. Owner Andrew Muchmore is an […]