15 parties to hit up this winter
These shindigs will keep you warm all season.
Wed Dec 21 2011
DJ Rekha returns to Le Poisson Rouge's main floor for her holiday edition of Bollywood Disco, where she'll be serving up a wide-ranging mix of danceworthy musical treats, concentrating on thumping Smaterial from India's bustling film industry. It'll be as sparkly as a Christmas tree—and a hell of a lot funkier. Go to djrekha.com for more info. Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St at Thompson St (212-505-3474, lepoissonrouge.com). Dec 25 at 10pm; $15, advance $12.
For those of you who weren't lucky enough to have caught kinda-bass-music-but-so-much-more Sepalcure at Le Poisson Rouge last month, here's another chance to hear the duo's warm, twisting sounds in a live setting. Cameo, 93 North 6th St between Berry St and Wythe Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-302-1180, cameony.com). Dec 29 at 9pm; $15, advance $12.
The vibe will be even more celebratory than usual at 718 Sessions' annual day-after affair, with Body & Soul's Danny Krivit spinning his usual joyous mix of soulful house and disco classics. Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St at Walker St (212-714-4646, santospartyhouse.com). Jan 1 at 6pm; $20, before 7pm $5.
DJ Spinoza's Bunker bash, more or less the progenitor of all of NYC's current electronic-music parties, celebrates a birthday with the help of a killer lineup that includes Chicago house hero Derrick Carter, core members of the Netherlands' mighty Clone label and returning resident Derek Plaslaiko. Go to beyondbooking.com/thebunker for more info. Public Assembly, 70 North 6th St between Kent and Wythe Aves, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-384-4586, publicassemblynyc.com). Jan 6 at 10pm; $20, advance $15.
The venerable producer Justin Strauss—who also happens to be one of the city's best DJs, with a history that goes back to the days of the Mudd Club and Area—joins another man with a bit of experience under his belt, Franois K, to play over one of the city's best sound systems. Cielo, 18 Little W 12th St between Ninth Ave and Washington St (212-645-5700, cieloclub.com). Jan 9 at 10pm; $20, advance $15.
There were few artists who enjoyed a better 2011 than Jamie Jones and Lee Foss, together known as Hot Natured, and this shindig will feature the pair spinning those charmingly crackpot versions of house and disco that the duo favors, alongside Rami Deejay and others. Go to residentadvisor.net/verboten for more info. Good Units, 356 W 58th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (212-554-6136 , goodunits.com). Jan 14 at 10pm; $TBA, advance $30.
Body & Soul New York veterans Joe Claussell, Franois K and Danny Krivit pack the massive dance floor of Webster Hall's main room with deep and soulful house, classics, Afro-Latin rhythms and anything else they feel like at their beloved tea dance. Go to bodyandsoul-nyc.com for more info. Webster Hall, 125 E 11th St between Third and Fourth Aves (212-353-1600, websterhall.com). Jan 15 6pm--2am; $30, advance $20.
. If you missed the twisting, turning live set that electronic-dance-music elder statesman Laurent Garnier and his fellow Frenchies Scan X and Benjamin Rippert laid down at Le Poisson Rouge last march, you can make up for that mistake at tonight's Blkmarket bash. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more info, including the as-of-now undisclosed Brooklyn location. Location TBA. Jan 21 at 10pm; $TBA.
Positioned somewhere between the deliberate house chug of Mark E and the drifting elegance of John Talabot, the music of Danilo Plessow—the German artist better known as Motor City Drum Ensemble—is a wonder to behold. Go to mistersaturdaynight.com for more info, including the location. Location TBA. Jan 21 at 10pm; $TBA, advance $20.
Adventures in the Deep: Maya Jane Coles + Sven Weisemann Has anyone in the house and techno realm had a year like Maya Jane Coles? Even Marc Kinchen himself gives her props for her remix of his classic "4 You." Extra points to the Adventures in the Deep crew for snagging Berlin's brilliant Weisemann as well. Location TBA. Jan 28 at 10pm; $40.
Shien Lee and her coterie of dressed-to-the-hilt Dances of Vice cohorts head to Williamsburg for a film noir--themed shindig, featuring tunes from Morricone Youth and burlesque from Ruby Valentine, Tansy Tandora and Bettina May. Go to dancesofvice.com for more info. Public Assembly, 70 North 6th St between Kent and Wythe Aves, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-384-4586, publicassemblynyc.com). Jan 28, time TBA; $TBA.
The veteran electronic-music libertine Helmut Geier—better known to fans of buzzy house, techno and electro as DJ Hell—returns to Gotham for a relatively intimate set at the Morgan with the Verboten bunch. Go to residentadvisor.net/verboten for more info. The Morgan, 25 Bogart St between Cook and Varet Sts, Bushwick, Brooklyn (347-227-7304, themorganbk.com). Feb 4 at 10pm; $TBA.
Dances of Vice: Moulin Rouge Valentine's Day The retro-themed shindig sets up shop in the grand setting of the Riverside Church to mark the lovey-dovey holiday in high cancan style, with a big band getting a crowd of stylin' and profilin' revelers on the dance floor. Go to dancesofvice.com for more info. The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Dr between 120th and 122nd Sts (212-870-6700). Feb 14, time TBA; $TBA.
Filthy Gorgeous Burlesque One of the city's top burlesque-promoting crews, Jen Gapay's Thirsty Girl Productions, is back with another of its flesh-filled extravaganzas, with the World Famous *BOB*, Gal Friday, the Maine Attraction, Broadway Brassy, Madame Rosebud and Gogo Harder among the lovelies gracing the stage. Go to thirstygirlproductions.com for more info. Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St between Ninth and Tenth Aves (212-414-5994, highlineballroom.com). Feb 14 at 6pm; $20--$45, advance $20--$40.
Shelter Anniversary Party Timmy "The Maestro" Regisford's Shelter soiree—for years the city's preeminent soulful-house-and-classics affair—is back, just in time to celebrate the party's 22nd birthday. (That's 154 in club years, you know.) Go to clubshelter.com for more info. 37 Vandam, 37 Vandam St at Varick St (no phone). Mar 18 1--10pm; $TBA.