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 >>
Back in February, Adam Farag sat at the bar of scuzzy East Village drink spot The Library with an envelope stuffed with $500 in singles. It was early afternoon and he was alternating pints of beer with whiskey shots while telling stories about touring with the Wu-Tang Clan, recording in El-P's basem ... 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 >>
If you're looking for an early start to your night (and a whole lot of bass), head to the Bless Up! happy hour at Brooklyn's Halcyon. Every Thursday, the tiny record store that caters to lovers of techno, house, drum 'n' bass, and so forth hosts an in-store BYOB hang that features local DJs a ... 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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
At least they're getting to know each other. Pics by Puja.Waiting was the name of the game at subMercer last night. The underground lounge is nestled under the Mercer Hotel, through a door only marked by a suited bouncer and, tonight, a horde of impatiently pouting girls. "All of my friends a ... 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 >>
all photos by Nate "Igor" SmithThat illustrious Wet T-shirt contest
Dre Day--the holiday, not the song--was first celebrated in 2003. Life Sucks Die magazine's Andrew Broder had recently released a song called "What a Day Day" (under the pseudonym Fog), soliciting a slew of puns from his coworkers: ... More >>
CV's clientele and decor, respectively. PIx by Puja Patel.I was admittedly disappointed when I heard that 105 Riv was mysteriously closing down for "renovations" a few months ago--the bar had become a favorite during my early days in NYC. That doesn't make very much sense, considering ... More >>