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The Brooklyn collective of DJ Ayres, DJ Eleven, and Cosmo Baker celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their now-legendary rap party The Rub this weekend. While their monthly rager moved from the now-shuttered Park Slope club Southpaw to Gowanus' much larger Bell House, the party remains a house-party ... More >>
This weekend marks the return of the Northside Festival, the Brooklyn-blanketing series of concerts, films, art shows, and discussions of "entrepreneurship" now in its fourth year. The music lineup is pretty jam-packed with bands both local and visiting, and in order to assist you the SOTC staff has ... More >>
There are a few things we can expect from Labor Day weekend, and the annual Electric Zoo festival is one of them. The massive three-day rave takes over Randall's Island with twelve-hour days that boast a million DJs over four separate stages; you'll hear trance, techno, deep house, electro, d ... More >>
It is finally spring, y'all. Time to come out from behind your laptops and play in the warm weather.
The weekend starts early, as we're desperately trying to take advantage of the pleasant weather and gallivant around the city by foot. Start your Thursday night off at Sway for the relatively new Reality Bites throwdown -- yes, a reference to the '90s film classic. (Note: We're basically will ... More >>
The Netherlands-based DJ, producer, and "moombahton" guru known as Munchi is a recent obsession in some corners of SOTC -- hear lots of examples of his adventurous, omnivorous style here -- which makes news of his recent medical trauma all the more disturbing. Per NYC's own DJ Ayres comes new ... More >>
If you happen to live in Williamsburg, we're happy to tell that you won't have to travel very far for the best of tonight's dance parties. Stay local if you can for three very different but equally excellent dance floors, all within a few blocks of each other. Start your Friday night at Publi ... More >>
Hugo Douster is all over the place, in terms of both the French DJ's schedule (which in the last week has taken him through Norway, Switzerland, France, and tonight Brooklyn, where he'll kick off his North American tour) and his sound. The traveling helps, as the producer's influences vary fr ... More >>
Tonight begins the last hurrah for erstwhile Williamsburg club Savalas, whose six year run on Bedford avenue came to an end this week when the venue abruptly announced (on Facebook!) that it'd be closing this weekend. Why they were closing they never quite got around to saying, but there are ... More >>
It's the first week of the new year! This also means it's the first week to break your resolutions to drink less and sleep more. Enablers that we are, behold your week in nightlife, featuring the return of our favorite Lower East Side fete, a music festival, a lot of disco, and so much more.
Farewell, Fat BeatsBefore we sink into holiday hibernation, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on our exploits, and present to you our very own 2010 SOTC Nightlife Awards. Below, our fifth and final installment examines the rest of the best.
Your partying jag kicks off on Thursday this week and features a global takeover of NYC. Jamaican dancehall queen Natalie Storm is something of an obsession for us lately (especially after Friday night's reOPENed party) -- she's returning to the Lower East Side for an appearance at Happy Endi ... More >>
Halloween is the worst holiday of the year for weekend bar-hopping: The city is swarmed with underage college kids who consider themselves more likely to get into bars while in disguise. We recommend that you find a top-notch dance party and plant yourself there for the duration of the evenin ... More >>
Birthday party revelers. Pics by Puja, more below.When Flashing Lights began two years ago, we couldn't help but think it was some sort of inside joke. For a dance party that featured "house, disco, techno, and rave", the cast of characters (residents Catchdubs, DJ Ayres, and Jubilee) made se ... More >>
On Friday, there's only three places we'd want to be. In Manhattan, The Fader is throwing an afterparty for those of us who won't be attending the Gorillaz takeover at Madison Square Garden. Spin, the Flatiron ping-pong hall/bar/dancerie, will host tonight's revelry, which is less corny than ... More >>
Yesterday, ubiquitous New York turntable presence DJ Ayres found his monthly Savalas party, Strictly Hits, abruptly cancelled. The reason? In the words of the club: Savalas is "taking a rap sabbatical." What this meant became clear when SOTC obtained the email a Savalas employee had sent to c ... More >>
Behold the amazing talents of Ryan Dombal.In the week someone introduced us to the term "rap sabbatical," we got investigative, bringing news of the newfound hip-hop ban at Savalas (which sent DJ Ayres packing), HARD Fest's harsh words for M.I.A., Lil Wayne's prefe ... More >>
Earlier today, local Rub affiliate and hip-hop aficionado DJ Ayres posted the following message on Twitter: "Strictly Hits is canceled this Saturday due to Savalas's new NO RAP policy. It was fun while it lasted." Savalas, of course, is the Williamsburg club beloved for its weekly, cross-cultural ... More >>
Ah, Labor Day weekend. Your last chance to wear white pants and white sandals (though my best friend tells me they're awful all year round). As for your weekend partying, skip the beach -- summer isn't over until the 22nd, so you still have time. Instead, welcome back NYC's nightlife and stay ... More >>
Friday night in Manhattan, Webster Hall is the place to be. It's the year of dubstep, apparently, and U.K. duo Nero headline an especially solid lineup for tonight's Girls and Boys, along with L.A.'s Gaslamp Killer. The ravetastic Flashing Lights crew kick off the night with electro and glows ... More >>
Start your weekend off with a tropically infused dance party. The Que Bajo crew take on Turntables of the Hudson (though they'll be at the Water Taxi Beach) as an ending to the Latin Alternative Music Conference and the second round of WTB's World Cup Fever events. Catch the guys as they play ... More >>
all photos by Sam Horine; full gallery here. The Rub has been at Southpaw longer than your grandma's had dentures. So this past Saturday, Cosmo Baker, DJ Ayres, and DJ Eleven celebrated their eighth anniversary in the Slope with EMPD's DJ Scratch and it was the sort of night where the door guy was ... More >>
As hard as she tries to claim that she's not a hipster, Solange has been pretty consistent about proving otherwise. Never mind the palling around with the Dirty Projectors on- and offstage, or recording with Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes -- now the budding starlet has taken to DJing. Yes, DJing. ... More >>
Start your weekend off with a little art therapy. Scion hosts the opening of touring art exhibit Installation Six at Eastern District in Brooklyn: The show is comprised of "non-narrative video installations" created by some of our favorite music fiends and local artists, most notably Brooklyn ... More >>
Friday is for hip-hop. First and foremost, the X-Ecutioners' Rob Swift and Total Eclipse headline the appropriately named "Respect the Architect" Full Spectrum party series at Littlefield in Brooklyn. Though Swift and Eclipse are turntablists at their core, expect a dance party easy on the sc ... More >>
If there's one thing that people of all faiths can agree on, it's that the best thing about the "Holiday Season" is all the parties. There's nothing quite like sipping on some good ol' rum punch with your co-workers or donning your cheesiest Xmas swag for your apartment-building potlucks. On ... More >>
Puja PatelYou get older, and Amanda Lepore stays the same age.Last night's Paper Magazine Nightlife Awards joined the dismayingly long list of 2009 award-show travesties. The invite-only event went down at M2 (the old Mansion) to a packed audience of important downtown scenesters (that's the ... More >>
The Rub will slay you on Halloween
Nick Catchdubs' Flashing Lights party--which the writer-turned-DJ throws monthly with the Rub's DJ Ayres and Brooklyn bass queen Jubilee--turns one this month, and to celebrate, Sheffield dance champion Toddla T is coming through 88 Palace tomorrow night to help mark the occasion. As always, ... More >>
Adam Goldstein, better known as DJ AM, was found dead in his home on Friday afternoon. The news first circulated through TMZ and Perez Hilton and--to the dread of his friends, his peers, and thousands of fans--the NYPD confirmed the rumor later that evening, announcing the DJ's death and its ... More >>
This is a really ugly poster. But Palo Santo has me in a sleeper lock, and this is an Okkervil River side project, so ignore the cock-a-too-ugly-birdie and take a fuckin' risk, man. The show's in a castle.
This Björk image never gets old. FRIDAY, MAY 4 Sunset Rubdown, Get Him Eat Him @ Bowery Ballroom [SOLD OUT] Langhorne Slim @ Union Pool Six Parts Seven, Ghosts of Pasha @ Union Hall [Tix] Northern State, Boyskout, Casper & The Cookies, @ Galapagos Other Passengers, Dirty on Purpose @ Death By ... More >>