Whoa, is it going to be a spectacular weekend for dance music!
The action kicks off tonight, with DFA's Juan Maclean and Tim Sweeney of Beats in Space on WNYU teaming up at 287 Kent Avenue. Not sure if that's the same as 285 Kent, but close enough. Expect melodic, funky house and disco all night, and catch a preview with Maclean's guest mix on Sweeney's show. Maclean will return next Thursday, Dec. 9, to Tammany Hall - details on the space, formerly known as the Annex, over at BrooklynVegan.
On the more minimal end, Minus' Magda and Marc Houle will play at Blkmarket Membership's party at District 36, the new midtown spots. I'm really excited to check this place out - here's hoping a large new dance venue can work! No advance sales - tickets are at the door, $20 before midnight and $30 afterwards. Check out a revealing conversation between the two at Resident Advisor.
Finally, English DJ (and journalist) Mary Anne Hobbs will take over Music Hall of Williamsburg, along with Toro Y Moi's Chaz Budnick, who is known to get down under the moniker Les Sins. Tickets are $20 at the door. (Disclosure: Andy, the drummer for Toro Y Moi, interned with me at Astralwerks a couple years back and is totally awesome.)
So, it's a tough choice between the three, but they all start late and end late, just as we like it, and it's definitely feasible to hit up a rock show first (I'll be at Shea Stadium). And this is just the beginning! More to come on Saturday...