I write to you from a coffee shop in Singapore where April showers are alive and well. No seriously, it’s fucking pouring here. I thought it was the dry season? And dammit, why aren’t we in a bar? I’ve spent the last two weeks in Southeast Asia, and I’ve learned quite a lot: 1.) Thailand has a deep love for Adele, 2.) I really need to invest in a backpack, and 3.) I’m totally okay with riding in the backs of strange trucks as a mode of long distance transportation. Seriously, my parents would smack me in the face if they saw the creepy white minivans that were endlessly presented to us as our “buses”. While trying to get to a remote island, I rode in one for about six hours sans AC and full of mosquitos. That’s Thailand, folks!
But for real, it’s amazing over here. The food is incredible. The beaches are unbelievably beautiful. The people have such an ease about them – completely different from the hustle and bustle I’m used to in NYC. And despite the fact that I probably could have lived happily ever after in the tiny beach town of Koh Lanta giving $4 massages and moving my ass to dance remixes of Set Fire to the Rain, I realize that what we have in our big city is actually pretty special. I may have a 19-hour flight, in which I’ll inevitably have to sit bitch, ahead of me, I’m excited to come home for a number of reasons, and one of them is all of the amazing shows coming up this month.
Diarrhea Planet and Slonk Donkerson at Baby’s All Right, Sunday, April 5th, Doors at 8 PM, 146 Broadway, Williamsburg, BK, 11211, $15-$17. Get your fix of ridiculous band names and good old fashioned punk rock for a Sunday night show that’s sure to bring major guitar riffs and energy to your upcoming week.
Gessafelstein (DJ Set) at Output, Wednesday, April 8th, Doors at 10 PM, 74 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, BK 11211, $15-$30. – The chainsmoking Frenchie known for his dark, twisting take on techno returns to Output for what’s rumored to be one of his last live appearances EVER. Catch him before he heads out to Coachella to go out with a bang. Tickets will be available at the door, but I guarantee you’re going to want to get there early if you want a shot at getting into this high demand show. Flat white opens. MORE INFO HERE.
GRiZ at Terminal 5, Friday, April 10th, Doors at 8 PM, 610 West 56th St., New York, NY 10019, $25 (Sold Out). – The Say It Loud Tour makes a stop at midtown west’s Terminal 5 venue for a night of EDM-infused funk and soul. GRiZ never disappoints with his electrifying live performances which include saxophone breaks, booty-shaking beats and enough bass-heavy remixes of motown throwbacks that even your dad will approve. The Floozies and Artifakts provide support for a night to remember. Smash the funk, y’all! MORE INFO HERE. You can also download his new album Say it Loud for FREE HERE!
UPDATE: GRiZ will be playing a very special DJ set at Output (74 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, BK) following his show at T5. Boston Bun, Branx and Chris McClenney will join him in bringing the jams. Let’s get weird, but first, GET TICKETS HERE.
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Moon Boots at Verboten, Saturday, April 11th, Doors at 10 PM, 54 N. 11th St., Williamsburg, BK 11211, $20-$35. – Spend the night with French Express DJ Moon Boots, who’s bringing infectious house beats and heavy grooves to Verboten’s Weekly Zeitgeist party. The energy that this guy brings is really something special; match that with Verboten’s visually immersive dance space and you might as well be on another planet. GET TICKETS HERE.
The Geek x VRV at Baby’s All Right, Thursday, April 16th, Doors at 11 PM, 146 Broadway, Williamsburg, BK, 11211, $13-$15. – Speaking of GRiZ, EDM duo The Geek x VRV recently signed on his lable All Good Records, with their new EP Electric City. The Parisian twosome bring their live electro-soul show to Williamsburg for a performance that’s sure to keep the good vibes flowing. You can also download their EP for free from Soundcloud HERE. And be sure to snag your advance TICKETS HERE.
They’re supplying all the chill vibes you need with their new music video for the single Lazy Love. Check it out:
Com Truise (Live) at Verboten, Friday, April 17th, Doors at 7 PM, 54 N. 11th St., Williamsburg, BK 11211, $20. – Because house beats, meets chiptunes, meets awesome. Com Truise returns to Brooklyn for another packed night of high energy dance music. Best in a small venue, Verboten should be a perfect fit for this rare live set. GET TICKETS HERE.
The 1st Resident’s Ball at Ouput, Saturday, April 18th, Doors at 10 PM, 74 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, BK 11211, FREE before Midnight w/ RSVP or $15 for Advance Tickets. – Join Output’s newest resident artists Anthony Parasole, DJ Three, Nikola Baytola and Layton Giordani for a night of techno, house and good vibes. The first 500 attendees get a free mixtape featuring songs from all artists, so get there early to snag your copy. RSVP for FREE ADMISSION HERE.
BangOnNYC! Presents Creatures of the Night, Saturday April 18th, Doors at 10 PM, Secret Bushwick Warehouse, Bushwick, BK, $35. – Check out BangOnNYC!’s newest night party at a brand new Bushwick location which will be revealed to attendees the week of 4/11. The lineup features SNBRN, Dr. FRESCH, Sleep and Boo and The Golden Pony plus aerial performers, a flying UFO and much more. Let your inner animal out by donning your best faux fur, animal onesies, masks and more. GET TICKETS HERE.
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Girls + Boys Featuring Madeon and The M Machine at Webster Hall, Friday, April 24th, Doors at 10 PM, 125 E. 11th St., New York, NY 10003. – Talk about a stacked lineup! Hit the Boys + Girls Party on 4/24 for a night of impeccable dance music from French wonder Madeon. Don’t be deceived by his modest stature, he brings beats that are larger than life. He will present his Adventure (Live) set to NYC for the first time. The dark duo known as The M Machine supports and reps Owsla. GET TICKETS HERE.