It’s no secret that Gotham has a rich history of legendary clubs and parties that transformed the city into a destination spot for creatures of the night. The steady influx of new clubs in New York has only added to this appeal from across the world. And for the financially responsible party animals out there (they do exist), you’re in luck! Believe it or not, experiencing the best parties in New York City isn’t always synonymous with breaking the bank. Check out these free parties and soirees, specializing in everything from house to punk.
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One of our favorite monthlies returns to the fogged-out, strobed-out dance floor of Bossa Nova Civic Club. This month's guests include Peruvian “abstract turntablist and sound artist” Maria Chavez (Software), Brooklyn's Daniel Moore a.k.a. Pure Matrix (L.I.E.S.) and Bossa resident Shy Eyez. Confused House founding member Bookworms—fresh off the release of his excellent self-titled EP on L.I.E.S.—will either play live or DJ (or both, if we're lucky!).Read more
Brooklyn's favorite "half-Korean, half-African, half-American" duo Soul 2 Seoul, a.k.a. Turtle Bugg (Tajh Morris) and [Ctrl] (Phillip Chung), bring in Bossa Nova Civic Club superstar and 1080p producer and DJ Max McFerren (also sometimes known as MCFERRDOG) for a night of only the finest house and techno.Read more
This Saturday's lineup at our favorite tropical fantasy oasis is a dream come true for lovers of "real" techno. Dungeon Acid, Sci-Fi & Fantasy's DUST, Lost Soul Enterprises affiliate J Slusher and Kamron Saniee all grace the decks for a night of acid lines and pounding kick drums.Read more
With recent features in notable publications such as Forbes and Electronic Beats, New York–based music collective Discwoman is proving to be at the forefront of the fight for more female representation in the electronic music industry. Discwoman's party Technofeminism continuously books the best female DJs, this time hosting both Russell E. L. Butler and Motiv-A for live sets, with Beta Librae and Umfang back-to-back, with Draveng on the decks.Read more