Better Than: Watching two full days of rock docs.
At the 12th annual EMP Pop Conference at Tisch School of the Arts on Friday afternoon, Princeton professor Alexandra Vazquez was presenting on Superstorm Sandy, remaining structures of colonialism, and Cuban-American salsa singer La Lupe, also k ... 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 >>
Take a holiday with Vampire Weekend at the MTK Music Festival. And go shopping!
After many stabs at hosting multi-day music festivals on Long Island (Field Day Fest, we knew you when), August 2011, at least for now, brings us two festivals happening on the East End: Escape To New York kicks off tomo ... More >>
There's no getting around it, this is LCD Soundsystem week. Buy your tickets on Craigslist and be scorned by James Murphy forever if you must--sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
But hey, other things are happening this week too! Tropical dance fete Que Bajo?! has relocated to a new home fo ... More >>
And here's what it'll look likeThe September shuttering of deified NYC record store Fat Beats was a somber occasion for hip-hop fantatics nationwide, the definitive marking of the end of an underground-rap era, a sad sign of the times that surprised no one and depressed everyone. (The tiny We ... More >>
Start your week off tonight at the Ace Hotel with the Bad Lupo Brothers. The evening is propelled by local club destroyers and electro-heads Trouble & Bass, as they celebrate crew birthdays and their recently declared love for old-school rockabilly jams. Yes, rockabilly. The titular Brothers ... More >>
Start your week off with some nu-disco and new wave. Tonight, Hercules and the Love Affair DJ sweetheart Kim Ann Foxman takes on the East Village's free Bassment Party. We couldn't be happier that this party is hidden away in the tiny Kings Cross bar either -- seeing Foxman in small, unexpect ... More >>
New Year's Eve is upon us, and after a week of reminiscing on the year in nightlife we're ready for one last after-hours evening of dancing, drinking, and general chaos to close out 2010. As it turns out, some of our favorite parties, promoters, and DJs of the past year have provided us with ... More >>
Ah, the week before Christmas, when all is quiet, but only because it's freezing outside. (Seriously, it's way too early for snow.) And, while we know that sifting through Top Ten lists (or studying for exams, ick) gives you plenty of incentive to stay wrapped up in a Snuggie, we'd like to re ... More >>
Yeah, it got a little crowded. Pics by Puja, more below.Fat Beats' Final In-Store
Saturday, September 4
Hundreds of people stood outside underground hip-hop mecca Fat Beats Saturday evening, as the West Village spot closed down for good with a farewell in-store party featuring DJ P ... More >>
A typical occurrence at reOPENed; just make sure it's voluntary. Pic from Mel D Cole/Village Slum Santos Party House's Friday-night situation has been a little dramatic lately. The club's weekly fete OPEN--featuring Q-Tip, Rich Medina, and Vashtie--seemed to be doing immensely well, even winn ... 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 >>
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 >>
NYC is a town of transplants, a fact that's never more obvious than during the holiday season. While thousands of New Yorkers take off work early and spend hours upon hours in traffic, at the airport, and stuck in train stations, we think those of you who are left in town should make the most of i ... More >>
Somebody tell Puja how to do this.
Greenhouse is one of those places that make us normal folks nervous. While some revel in the exclusivity of red-roped clubs, the thought of waiting in a felt-carpeted line doesn't exactly thrill me--over-glammed Jersey girls, statuesque Chelsea boys, and men with ... More >>
As a summer filled with sadness finally comes to a close, NYC's DJ elite are rallying around one of their own: Tonight's weekly Journey party at Santos' Party House, hosted by DJ Spinna and Giant Step, will serve as a benefit for DJ Kon, who's been hospitalized for the past several weeks with ... More >>