The Patriots won, the Mayor didn’t kill the groundhog and your brain should finally be starting to recover from that booze-fueled romp that you took this weekend. Can you believe it’s already February? I have plenty to show for this year. For starters, I have a pretty cool looking bruise on my right thigh and a failed attempt at sober January (I was good for three weeks then made a surprise trip to Chicago to visit my sister and Mysteryland crew, and that all went to shit).
But that’s okay! I was living, and isn’t that what being in your 20s is all about? And speaking of “living” NYC’s got a stellar lineup of shows coming at you this February. Grab your buddies, grab your Valentines and let’s show some love to some of my favorite artists making appearances in NYC this month.
Bonobo (DJ Set) at Output, Thursday, February 5, Doors at 1o PM, 74 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, BK, $15-$25. – Since 1999, Simon Green, better known by his stage name Bonobo, has been known for his deliciously complex electro-house mixes that take influence from 1960s French Films, obscure hip-hop and even the sounds of nature. Regardless of your tastes, this DJ set is sure to tantalize the senses. There’s a reason why fans say his music is “pretension free, post-party intellectual chillout.) Get TICKETS HERE.
Paper Diamond w/ Antiserum and Lindsey Lowend at Best Buy Theatre, Friday, February 6, Doors at 7:30 PM, 1515 Broadway at W. 44th St., $15-$30- Alex Botwin is back with his driving hip-hop beats, ethereal mixes and high energy stage show. With support from chiptune baby Lindsey Lowend, this show is sure to deliver on all fronts. Can we go up from here? That answer is, No. No we can’t. Get TICKETS HERE.
Brite Nites at Webster Hall featuring Zomboy, Kayzo, TrollPhace and Laxx, Saturday, February 7, Doors at 11 PM, 125 E. 11th St., $25-$35. – Drop the bass this Saturday with British dubstep DJ and Producer, Zomboy. Brite Nites always delivers with DJs and music on four floors, a cheap VIP w/ open bar option and enough kandi kids to outfit Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. And those are just the details, remember, IT’S FUCKING ZOMBOY. Get TICKETS HERE.
Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Dan Deacon and Future Punx at Baby’s All Right, Tuesday, February 10, 7:00 PM, 146 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, $3-$10. – Baltimore DJ/Producer/Funnyman Dan Deacon brings his high-energy, interactive stage show to Williamsburg next week, right before he drops his new album Gliss Riffer. If you haven’t had the chance to have a dance battle with Deacon, here’s you chance in a small venue. Even better than dance battles, Red Bull Sound Select Series shows are only $3 with RSVP, which means you’ll have extra cash to invest in liquid courage. RSVP HERE.
Claude VonStroke at Output, Thursday, February 12, Doors at 10 PM, 74 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, BK, $15-$25. – It’s getting dirty at Output, “Dirty Bird” that is. Join house DJ Claude VonStroke, Kill Frenzy and their loyal band of Dirty Bird Fam for an Input throwdown worth getting weird for. Get TICKETS HERE. And of course this is just a warm-up for Soul Clap’s residency launch on Friday the 13th, and Techno Valentine’s featuring Anthony Parasole and the Zenker Brothers.
We Presents: A Night At The Museum of Sex: Portal of Love, Sunday, February 15, Doors at 10 PM, 233 5th Ave., $20-$25. – Grab your valentine for a sexy dance party at Manhattan’s own Museum of Sex. Music, workshops, yoga and lectures take place across 4 Floors, 6 Rooms and 2 Stages. This means there’s plenty of room for you to get your Valentine’s Day weekend freak on. Get TICKETS HERE.
Spank and Xanadude Present: Mind Control (live)/ Gavin Russom/ Sean B/ Special Guests at Output with Proudly People/ Rafael Berr/ B.Cliff/ T.Ricci in The Panther Room, Friday, February 20, 1o PM – 6 AM, 74 Wythe Ave. Williamsburg, BK, FREE w/ RSVP. – What’s not to love about a completely FREE show? Get cozy in the Panther Room for a party that’s sure to stay hopping until the early morning hours. And don’t forget, they have an awesome fireplace to keep you warm if the hand crafted cocktails and house beats aren’t enough already . . . RSVP HERE.
The M Machine, Orchard Lounge and Hunt at Output, Wednesday, February 25, 10 PM – 6 AM, 74 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, BK, $15-$25. – Expect to see a lot of shippers working out their emotions on the dance floor. Fresh off their performance on Holy Ship aboard the MSC Divina, San Francisco EDM group The M Machine brings their deliciously dark and bass-heavy vibes to Output’s mainstage. Get TICKETS HERE.
The Soul Rebels Featuring Special Guest Pharoah Monch at Brooklyn Bowl, Thursday, February 26, Doors at 6 PM, 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, BK, $17. – Fat Tuesday may be on the 17th, but the real Mardis Gras party takes place a few weeks later when New Orleans brass band The Soul Rebels brings their swinging Jazz band back to the cozy confines of Brooklyn Bowl. Em-brass yourself by showing up early to mow down on Blue Ribbon fried chicken and slurp on a sazerack because it just doesn’t get any better than this combo.
Eric Prydz Presents Pryda at Verboten, Friday, February 27, Doors at 11 PM, 54 N. 11th St., Williamsburg, BK, SOLD OUT $35-$50. – This show is a mega-treat for Prydz fans who usually only get the opportunity to see a DJ/Producer of this stature at massive outdoor venues or packed houses at MSG. For the first time at Brooklyn’s own Verboten, Eric Prydz brings his acclaimed Pryda show. It’s not wonder this one sold out in mere minutes. Get INFO HERE.