By far the best parties in Miami featured the 2manyDJs (Soulwax) boys, who gleefully destroy anthems like Nirvana’s “Lithium” by pairing them with one of the Chemical Brothers’ older, acid-washed tunes. They are the ones to blame for the whole bootleg phenomenon, but being smarter than the rest of us, 2ManyDJs don’t rely exclusively on crossbreeds, which can grow tiresome quickly. The other DJs on the 21ST Century Bodyrockers lineup—most notably Rory Phillips and Erol Alkan of the popular London club Trash—also play mixy for you. An export of the big London party put on by City Rockers’ Damien Lazarus, the night also features City Rockers’ labelmates FC Kahuna. Saturday @ 10, Piano’s, 158 Ludlow, 212-505-3733.
There is nothing that warms my heart more than the sight of a seven-foot-tall grown man wearing a blue bunny suit, high heels, and a sneer. So for the rest of the month, I will be in a charmed mood, since Scotty the Blue Bunny brings his crass wit, his little button nose, and his fluffy little tail to the Village for his show, tastefully titled Eat Me. Mr. Blue Bunny has been a downtown fixture for years (the Voice voted him Best Rodent to Have at a Party); he will serenade you, play the violin, and tell tall tales while wiggling his tail. Better than TV! Sunday @ 9, Duplex Cabaret Theater, 61 Christopher, 212-255-5438, www.scottybunny.com.
Jo Jo Mayer’s Nerve, one of the most popular drum’n’bass jam sessions, is back for a one-night engagement. The usual suspects appear onstage with the frenetic drummer, including Roli Mosiman (the mix engineer), Takuya Nakamura (synths trumpet, FX), Janek Gwizdala (bass), and local lady Lisa Shaw on the mic. The band will play two sets of breakbeats of different variations, with DJ Swingsett holding down the fort in between performances. Saturday @ 11, Centro-Fly, 45 W 21st, 212-627-7770, www.jojomayer.com.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 1, 2003