Listings – 3/9/2004


Sometimes we have a hard time deciding what to include in Club Crawl, but this week was a no-brainer. The BODY & SOUL REUNION is perhaps the biggest house-music party to hit the city in a long while. (We’ve even got the kids over at the office all gussied up to go). The trio of Danny Krivit, Joe Claussell, and François K come together for a (hopefully not final) hurrah, in anticipation of the closing of Arc. The space has been the site of legendary clubs like Vinyl, Shelter, and Area and was home to the B&S boys for many years. Teatime, as usual, is early. Sunday @ 4 p.m., Arc, 6 Hubert, 212.226.9212

Also at Arc, another legend takes the stage: Master at work, Louie Vega (he’s dropped the “Li’l”) brings his nine-piece band Elements of Life to the club. The band’s sound is distinctly Latin in flavor (vocalist Anane sings in three languages, including Cape Verdean Crioulo), but includes the four-to-the-floor backbeat of house music. The show kicks off a nationwide tour to celebrate the release of the Elements of Life record. Also on the bill: Blaze’s Kevin Hedge spinning deep beforehand. Thursday @ 10, Arc, 6 Hubert, 212.226.9212

One of the best new labels to come around in a while is the experimental techno Midwest imprint Ghostly International. Lucky you, they are starting a three-part residency, called SPECTRAL SESSIONS, at that little club that could over in the meatpacking district. The first installment features a couple of Ghostly artists who are apparently suffering from split personalities and go by several monikers: James Cotton (a/k/a Dabrye, Tadd Mullinix) and Osborne (a/k/a soundmurderer). Those artists, they so crazy! Tuesday @ 10, APT, 419 W 13th, 212.414.4245