Listings – 9/7/2004


Proving all is not totally lost in clubland, Halcyon, the celebrated café-record shop-furniture store, is back—albeit scaled down. The Halcyon crew is celebrating its grand reopening of the record store leg of the biz (alas, no more Vivace coffee), with an after-summer jam called Outside-In, featuring house DJs Alexi Delano and Darshan Jesrani. Levon Vincent and Jessica Elle perform live. Now, if they’d just hurry up and single-handedly save NYC nightlife by opening a proper dance club. (Hey, no pressure, guys!) Friday @ 6, Halcyon the shop!, 57 Pearl St, Bklyn, 718.260.9299

The final leg of the Ghostly International Spectral Sessions is here, but don’t fear: There will be no guitar shenanigans. It’ll be an all-American DJ throwdown with the ubiquitous and massively talented Matthew Dear, plus the label’s secret weapon, Ryan Elliott, and an appearance from Broker/Dealer, whose latest disc, Initial Public Offering, is luxe, lush, and pretty without being too impressed by its own beauty. Thursday @ 9, APT, 419 W 13th, 212.414.4245

Dance music’s been around long enough, so it’s about time it pats itself on the back. The first ever Dance Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony will honor some of the biggest innovators from the disco era, including Barry White, the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, as well as more underground people like Tom Moulton and Pete Bellotte, Larry Levan, David Mancuso, and Tee Scott. It is unclear if any of the more famous inductees will actually be on hand, but six of the top DJs of the ’70s—including Joey Carvello, John Luongo, Jackie McCloy, Nicky Siano, Bill Kelly, and Pete Jones—will be spinning. Since most of these guys were DJ’ing before I was even born (sorry!) I can’t tell you much about their style, except that they are legends. Monday @ 7, Spirit, 530 W 27th, 212.268.9477