EDM fans rejoice! Verboten, the host of late night underground dance parties in “secret” locations around Brooklyn for years, is now hanging a permanent disco ball in a 10,000 square foot space at 54 North 11th. The grand opening takes place this weekend, with a Rebel Rave party featuring Damian Lazarus, Francesca Lombardo, Fur Coat, Ida Engberg and Pattern Drama. Saturday continues the festivities with Wasabassco’s monthly burlesque show.
Here’s a little more about the space from the website:
The Control Room has been designed from the ground up to be a true home for dance music events, concerts and private events, featuring a cutting edge Martin Audio sound system [including line arrays for live music], acoustic ceiling panels, panoramic video walls, raised seating areas and a sprung wood dance floor [reclaimed from a warehouse once belonging to Thomas Edison].
The adjacent Cabaret Bar is a warmer, more intimate space with its own sound system, designed to function along with the Control Room or completely independently. Featuring overstuffed leather banquettes, sound absorbent curtains, neon chandeliers, and a burned concrete bar, it plays host to day parties, smaller weeknight events, art shows, cabaret and [eventually] a small plates restaurant.
Tickets for Friday are $30 at the door. RSVP here for the free show on Saturday.