Producer and musician Dave Harrington (of Darkside) gathered a group of friends for his third-annual Holiday Spectacular, which benefitted the Harlem School of Arts.
Musicians featured throughout the night included: Nick Murphy (Chet Faker), Martin Courtney (Real Estate), Oliver Ackermann (A Place To Bury Strangers), Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen), Yuka C. Honda (Cibo Matto), Mauro Refosco (Forro in the Dark, Atoms for Peace), Alex Frankel and Nick Milheiser (Holy Ghost!), Anand Wilder (Yeasayer), Andrew Fox (VISUALS), Brent Katz (Thunder & Lightning), Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend and Dams of the West), Ilhan Ersahin, Jen Goma (A Sunny Day in Glasgow), Jon Philpot (Bear In Heaven), Kaki King, Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner (The Disco Biscuits), Bryndon Cook (Starchild & The New Romantic), Steve Marion (Delicate Steve), Jarvis Taveniere (Woods), Innov Gnawa, Ryan Miller (Guster), and Sam Cohen (Yellowbirds).
Harrington’s house band included Dr. Nate Sloan, Will Epstein (High Water), Todd Goldstein (Arms), Ben Lieberman (King Holiday), Samer Ghadry (Samerican), Tiacael Esparza (ARMS/Friend Roulette), and Dave Harrington himself.
Photos by Laura June Kirsch for the Village Voice