Autobrennt, One Step Beyond, Funk Galaktik, and Lindstrom Headline Your Weekend In Nightlife
These next two days bring a whole lot of dance music and a little bit of rap. Behold, your weekend in nightlife.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Neighborhood: Lower East Side Party: Autobrennt DJs: Prince Language & Slow Hands Highlights: Rivington Hotel's penthouse is one of our favorites, and tonight, the DJs provide a soundtrack of deep house, funk, disco, and down-tempo dance music to accompany the view. The cover is cheap, but expect a dress code and spendy drinks for this weekend-night party. Details: Hotel Rivington. 107 Rivington St. $5
Neighborhood: Lower East Side Party: The Raid DJs: Cousin Cole & Scott Matelic Highlights: Guess what? I'm biased on this one. After a brief hiatus (thanks to a certain venue's "rap ban"), the party hops across the bridge to the Lower East Side. I'll be there, hosting, dancing, and requesting Dipset. Otherwise, expect the DJs to play a bunch of rock, funk, new jack swing, and you know, more rap.... because they can. Details: Gallery Bar (downstairs). 120 Orchard St. No cover.
Neighborhood: Upper West Side Party: One Step Beyond DJs: Spoek Mathambo, Rainbow Arabia Highlights: Setting is key for the Fader's monthly soiree. The concert features the electro-infused political rapping of South African musician Spoek Mathambo and tropical dance duet Rainbow Arabia. Between sets, sip on some wine and roam around the museum's space exhibit. Learning! Details: American Museum of Natural History. $25 (includes return trip).
Neighborhood: Williamsburg Party: The Bunker DJs: 19.4220.127.116.11.5.18, Jacek Sienkiewicz, Eric Cloutier Highlights: No one knows a whole lot about 19.418.104.22.168.5.18 except that he's put out a few awesome records on Horizontal Ground and has a penchant for Chicago and Detroit house. Expect some techno from Poland's Jacek Sienkiewicz. Details: Public Assembly. $20
Neighborhood: Lower East Side Party: S.O.U.P / Ask Somebody DJs: Davidson Ospina, Oscar P, AB Logic, Chris Love Highlights: "Supporting Our Underground Properly" is the theme of this tiny back room party. You'll have to battle your way through a secret door (behind some boxes of Corona), but the end result will reveal tech house, soul, old-school funk, and rare disco in a basement with strobe lights. Recommended for those who want a laid back night out on the LES. Details: Stay, $5
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Neighborhood: East Village Party: Happy Hour DJs: Zach Baron, Rx Highlights: SOTC's very own Zach Baron plays music he actually likes: Rap music! Please don't engage him in conversation and just get drunk. Details: Heathers, 7 - 10pm
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village Party: Fixed DJs: Lindstrom, JDH, Dave P Highlights: The Norwegian maestro of space disco headlines Fixed's six-year anniversary party as part of a tour for the recently released Real Life Is No Cool. Don't expect any house bangers from this down-tempo DJ, but do expect a slew of far-out, left-field disco. Stand in the corner and zone out, dudes. Details: Le Poisson Rouge. 58 Bleecker St. $15
Neighborhood: Brooklyn Party: Discovery DJs: DJ Spun, Snack N Cmish Highlights: When this group gets together, it's guaranteed fun. Expect a loft party somewhere in Bushwick with an all-vinyl mix of disco, house, funk, and soul. The people in attendance will be sweaty and dancey, so be prepared to do the same. Likely to go well into the after hours as well. Details: TBA with RSVP.
Neighborhood: Brooklyn TBA Party: Funk Galaktik DJs: Tony Humphries, Audio Soul Project, Tyrone Francis Highlights: Warehouse party featuring the uptempo soul and deep, funky house stylings of tonight's lineup. The last one of these went well into the after hours and featured more old-school house heads that had come out of hiding. Afro-funk, r&b, and jazz make an appearance as well. Details: TBA, $15 with RSVP
Neighborhood: Chinatown Party: No Ordinary Monkey DJs: Rub N Tug Highlights: Hidden in the back of a dim sum restaurant, house maestros Rub N Tug headline this infamous pop-up party. The place has a disco ball for good measure, but the highlight is a healthy mix of classic house, soul, cosmic disco, garage, and even punk. Details: 88 Palace, $10
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