Thursday, September 13, 2007
Common Folk NYC, Unstoppable Perfect NYC, Love/Hate BK and more
I've got the smell of lox on my hands, so you know it's been a good day. I can't tell you how amazing it is to come home and see this flier above. I really don't even know what to say about it, it's so good, it hurts. An Oregon fucking Trail flier?!? Are you serious? Next level. Common Folk is another of the parties that is ready to go to that higher plateau, as the Sweatshop Labor dudes - Johnsville and Lucas Walters - are putting on one of the great weeklies in the city, a necessary stop for a LES Thursday. It's at Home Sweet Home (131 Chrystie St.), free Sparks from 10:30-11:30, no cover. Here's your first stop in the LES tonight.
-You also are gonna want to hip up Happy Ending (302 Broome St.) a few blocks away for the Unstoppable Perfect party. This one's the product of the Lewd DJs - rekLES and sean mf'n roberts, hosted by Julius O. and Antwan of ithinkyoureswell.com. I actually attend last month's edition and can honestly say it's one of the best parties I've been to a while. Phenomenal music, good space, people actually dancing!!!!! and a sizeable crowd. How serious was it? Two Hasidim were there and they stayed for a few hours, shout out to my South Williamsburgers. This is no joke, no cover, 2 for 1 drink specials from 11-12.
-Final stop would be Sweet Paradise (Orchard and Canal) for aMAYzing's birthday, where Project Matt, DJ Complex, Iron Lyon and like a gazillion other DJs will be bringing reggae/rap gifts all night.
-Don't want to go to the LES? How about a night in Chelsea/Meatpacking District? No, seriously. Cheeky Bastard keep bringing in the amazing guests for their Thursday night jawn at Hiro Ballroom (371 W. 16th St.@9th Ave) I think this maybe my favorite, as you get live sets by two amazing new bands, Paris' Yuksek and NYC's 33HZ, to go with DJ sets by Fluo Kids, Brodinski and Chicago's The Cool Kids. Plus, you get Bass Ale open bar from 10-11, plus 2 for 1 vodka drinks from 10-11 and 2-3, all for free if you RSVP at the going.com site. I know, pretty great, huh?
-Make sure to head over to APT (419 W. 13th St.) later (or before), where Justin Carter and Probus will be melting your face with a new monthly called Easy Lover. Expect lots of funky, dubby music down in the basement, trust me this will be a sick night and this place is completely rad!
-No worries if you want to stay in Brooklyn, as lorraine sangre presents Love/Hate tonight at Galapagos (70 N. 6th Street btwn Kent and Wythe). A great line-up of DJs with two from The Rapture's Throne of Blood label, Dances With White Girls and Andy Pry, plus the excellent Jess Jubilee from Modular and La Decadanse. I've never been to a dance party at Galapagos, but I know that there are a few rooms that would work well and it's close to my home. No cover, 10-4, 2 for 1 Vitamin Water drink specials. Williamsburg!
-The Dance Party Magic people in Chicago also do this party called Bottle Service at Empire Liqours (1566 N. Milwaukee Ave.) Resident DJ Hiroki is joined by Mister Joshua and Select Inverse for a night of upbeat, beautiful music like disco, Afrobeat and house. No cover, free Red Stripe from 9-10, this one goes down every Thursday.
-Of course, there's also Debonair Thursdays with Trancid, Mark Gertz and Greg Corner. This one's a little darker than the above party, a prelude to the Dark Wave Disco this weekend. Every Thursday, no cover, Debonair Social Club in the Flatiron Building (1575 N. Milwaukee Ave.), make it happen.
-Finally, the Institubes Paris Terror Club continues to destroy America, tonight's victim is Seattle. You know the deal, Para One, Surkin, DJ Orgasmic, Curses! They're joined by two of the best local DJs Colby B of the Comeback party and Recess from Shameless. There's a second room too called the Space Virgins' Neon Lounge with DJ Swank, Glitterpants and Levi Clark. Get to Chop Suey (1325 E. Madison St.) immediately, $10, 18+, 21+ to drink, your life will never be the same.