Saturday, July 28, 2007
Put Your Hands Up 4 NY, Frisco Disco and more
Holy shit Brooklyn! Put Your Hands Up 4 NYC! I saw fliers for this one about a month ago and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the guest DJs coming in to Studio B (259 Banker St.) Chicago house legend Green Velvet headlines, so be prepared to jack your body, jack your body, jack your body. That's not all though, as Junior Sanchez, NYC house legend, will also spin, I mean this is fucking serious dance music people. The main room also has the Trouble&Bass dudes and The Captain & Shark on the decks, to give a harder edge to the night. I'm still not done, as the Back Room is held down by Modular Records with Andee Van Damage, Robot Blair and unnamed Modular DJs. I'm almost speechless, which is rare as you know. Complimentary Colt 45 from 10-11, $5 Howling Monkey and vodka from 12-1, rsvp at going.com for reduced admission, $15 otherwise which is pretty damn good for this talent level. Huge props to the Cut guys for putting this one together. Now it's up to us NYCers, are we ready for this?
-Not to be outdone, the Frisco Disco is giving Bay Areans their dance party fill tonight. We've mentioned this one many times, Richie Panic and Jefrodisiac's monthly party at the The Transfer (198 Church St.) Tonight they have a special guest in the booth as Blake Miller of the band Moving Units comes by to prove he's not just pretty indie rocker. He knows that being a DJ is way cooler, expect lots of great indie dance and remixes and whatnot, should be a rave Dave!
-Don't forget, Chicago, your Bald Eagle weekend continues tonight with the amazing Life During Wartime. This is a special one, as the midwestern syndicate continues to come together, as Minneapolis' DJ/party maven Soviet Panda comes to town to join forces with Bald Eagle and DJ Mother Hubbard to send a warning to any and all parties that this is the big leagues. You also get a live set from Prarie Cartel, continuing my gangster theme and giving everyone a chance to cool down from all of the dancing. It's at The Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia), 21+, $5 before 11:30, $8 after. This is your Saturday night. Bah-caw! Blam!
-Oooh, almost missed this one, but Will Eastman's monthly Bliss goes off tonight in Washington D.C. at The Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW) One of our nation's capital's best parties, this edition features a guest DJ set by DJ D-Mac. You'll hear everything from the genre of good - disco, rap, Britpop, indie dance, booty bass - exactly the kind of stuff that people in D.C. need to hear. You can't be a neo-con when you hear Chic or Daft Punk or 2 Live Crew, now can you?
-Finally I've got to end on a sad note, as tonight's the final OG Philadelphyinz party upstairs at the Khyber. Not sure the reasons for the end, but hopefully it's just time for Apt One and Skinny Friedman to take a break and figure out their next moves. The boys don't want you to be sad though, so they will play their usual mix of booty, dance classics, remixes, rap, Muppets songs. You need to get there and party like it's the end and you need to go out with a bang.