Thursday, September 27, 2007
Bottle Service CHI, Fashion Week KC, Nicky Digital NYC and more
Lots of fun stuff going down tonight and fliers that make it clear that these are gonna sick parties. Best on both accounts is the Bottle Service party at Empire Liquors (1566 N. Milwaukee Ave.) in Chicago tonight, which features the first Chicago appearance of DJ Will Eastman. I've mentioned him a lot here, a dude doing amazing things in D.C. with his Bliss monthly, peep the flier for the full bio. I'm really psyched that he's going to be hitting up some cities in the US and Europe this Fall, as he's one of the names I think people should and need to know about. Chicago, here's your chance. He's joining DJ Nurotic (that is not my DJ name) and the resident DJ Hiroki for a great night of dancing, multi-genred music and cheap drinks, brought to you by the Dance Party Magic people I believe. RSVP here, no cover, $1 PBRs from 9-10, early bird gets the drunkest. BTW, awesome flier, just awesome.
-You're also gonna definitely wanna hit up the weekly Debonair Thursday party with the Dark Wave Disco bols, Trancid and Mark Gertz. Tonight's edition features a special appearance by NYC band The Glass, who seem to finally be re-emerging after a few years off. They'll be doing half live show, half DJ set upstairs with those guys; downstairs, there's a Kletik Records release party featuring DJs Jason Patrick, Sassmouth, Dave Powers and Frankie Vega. Head to Debonair Social Club (1575 N. Milwaukee Ave.), you're never gonna have to leave the building tonight.
-A little more mid and west, Kansas City celebrates its Fashion Week with a great party at Recordbar (1020 Westport Rd.) Crystal Castles is in the building to kick out the jams with their indielectro sounds, joined by the local DJ crew Nomathematics. Things kick off at 10, go til 1, then the afterparty hosted by West Bottoms Collective starts at 1409 W. 11th St., 2nd floor. KC, it's gonna be a rave! Best of all, it's 18+, so the kids can get in on the fun too. Here's the other flier that really caught my attention, good stuff.
-Out West, Anthem magazine presents the Back To Cool party at Helio (430 5th Ave.) in San Diego. You're not gonna wanna miss Modular Records' band The Softlightes perform, another excellent group on the Australian label. There's also DJ C-Town spinning music, all from 7-9, rsvp at Anthem to get in.
-In the north and west, Seattle to precise, Club Pop goes off tonight. This one features resident DJs Colby B and Paco providing the best dance music there is. They're joined by guest DJ Marty Mar and bands Protokoll and The Hugs for this one. This monthly happens at Chop Suey (1325 E. Madison Ave.), $8 before 11, $10 after, 18+, get into this Seattle! Hopefully there will be a flier for the October one, as this looks like a really nice party.
-Ahh, finally, back East we are. Thursdays in NYC have a ton of the best weeklies, so that's what we're going to mention. First though, a special event. Nicky Digital is having a photo show at the Going.com Lounge, a.k.a. The Chelsea Market (75 9th Ave. btwn 15th and 16th Sts), tonight from 7-11. Anyone who has gone out in NYC has seen the man, possibly the hardest working dude in the city. Show some support, see great photos, hear some great music spun by Lauren Flax and TKOmri and get drunk on the open bar (free beer and booze from 7-8:30, free beer and $% mixed drinks after that). RSVP here, it's the only way to get in.
-Also, a new party in the mix, Coose at Plan B in the East Village. Not sure if this is a weekly or what, but it definitely looks good tonight. DJs Sunjinho, Marc-Alan Grey and others are going to be spinning all night, expect lots of good baile funk, dance music, cheap drinks, free pizza, no cover, that should be good enough to get you to stop by.
-The Teddybears return to Hiro Ballroom (371 W. 16th St.@9th Ave.) and the Cheeky Bastard Thursday night jawn. I've heard that their performance a few months back was one of the best live sets that's gone down at this party. You'll get a Shiny Toy Guns afterparty late, where Jeremy Dawson from STG will spin along with Sean Fightcats of the Ruff Kids. This one will be packed, get there early and you also get to enjoy Bass Ale open bar from 10-11 plus 2 for 1 vodka drinks (also from 2-3 on the vodka). No cover on the GBH guestlist, 21+.
-Nearby at APT, Dirtybird monthly tonight with Claude VonStroke. That's all I'm gonna say.
-Finally, I love the LES most of all and these are two of my favorite parties in the city, which makes this radical to the fourth power shit. First, the Sweatshop Labor bols hold down Home Sweet Home (131 Chrystie St.), as they do every Thursday. If you're not up on this party and these dudes, I feel bad. They throw parties that are about dancing, drinking and debaucherous behavior that you may or may not regret in the morning. In other words, they do it right. 21+, no cover, no excuses.
-Also, Unstoppable Perfect goes down at Happy Ending (302 Broome St.) nearby. Yes, the flier date is wrong, two weeks off, but that's only because no one has yet recovered from the previous one. Don't hate them for giving 110%.