Alright we are back with another YDH2S newsletter. We ducked out for a bit for Thanksgiving but we’re back and there are lots of parties to talk about. You should be seeing this newsletter every 1-2 weeks, if all goes well and no eating-themed holidays happen. We’re getting something special ready for New Year’s Eve too, because there will be SO many parties and we’ll all need help figuring out what to check out.
If you somehow missed it, last month we launched our new website, which has listings for tons of dance parties across Brooklyn, searchable by neighborhood, genre, price, DJs, promoters, date, you name it. This newsletter includes our picks for what we think you should check out, but there are many more listings on the site if you want the full picture. We’re constantly updating it with new parties as they roll in, too.
Before we get into the listings: we need some help! We’re a small team of people with day jobs running this site for fun, and we could totally use some extra hands. Are you interested in writing about dance music? Taking nightlife photos? Posting about things on social media? Or just generally helping a site about NYC nightlife hum and work efficiently? We need help with all of this stuff, so if it sounds like something you’re interested in, contact us.
(This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our website. The site is be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, or read this newsletter on the website, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).
Fri 12/5 – FOOTWERQ
FREE • disco • hip hop • house • Air B&B
Fri 12/5 – LEMONADE & TIM AND BEN OF CUT COPY (TAG TEAM DJ SET)
$20 • disco • electro • house • indie • JDH & Dave P • Lemonade (live) • Cut Copy (DJing)
Sat 12/6 – FIXED WITH HOT CHIP (DJ SET)
Good Room, Greenpoint
$15 ($10 adv) • house • indie • JDH & Dave P • Hot Chip (DJing)
Sat 12/6 – SOUL NIGHT W/GUESTS MIKEY POST, AND YOUNG CHRIS
Friends & Lovers, Crown Heights
FREE • soul • Cat Fancy & friends
Sun 12/7 – UNSOURCED PRESENTS GOSTEFFECTS, EELRACK, & COLE CARBONE
Bossa Nova Civic Club, Bushwick
FREE • deep house • tech house • techno • Eelrack
Thurs 12/11 – BROKELYN AND THE SKINT PRESENT: THE 4TH ANNUAL NO OFFICE HOLIDAY PARTY
$5 • indie • electropop • synthpop • britpop • Brian Blackout • Spoolwork
Thurs 12/11 – INPUT – JAMES ‘DFA’ MURPHY VS TIM ‘PYT’ SWEENEY ALL NIGHT
$15-$25 • disco • house • James Murphy • Tim Sweeney • Mike Simonetti
Fri 12/12 – PENGUIN PRISON (DJ set w/live vocals), AIR ZAIRE (DJ set), SPEAKERBOT
$15 • indie • electropop • Penguin Prison • Air Zaire
Sat 12/13 – SHAREGROOVE w/SPECIAL GUEST CARSON HALL
$10 • disco • house • Steve ShakeWell • Duckcomb
Thurs 12/18 – NO TEARS WINTER HOLIDAY FORMAL
Friends & Lovers, Crown Heights
FREE • new wave • coldwave • dark disco • Dope Werewolf
Thurs 12/18 – LET’S PLAY HOUSE w/HNNY
$15 • house • disco • Jacques Renault • HNNY (Sweden)
Sat 12/20 – ALL I WANT FOR XMAS IS THE CURE – A FEELING GLOOMY PAN-HOLIDAY CURE PARTY
the Grand Victory, Williamsburg
$6 • britpop • indie • synthpop • Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
Air B&B (Brendan & Bianca) are back this Friday night, ready to warm you up for the always much needed weekend. We’re gonna get you hyped on classic + current hip hop, r&b, disco, and house.
From Tribe to Todd Terje, we got you with the party jams, throwbacks, classics, old school, new school, future, current and all time faves.
**Late Night Happy Hour: 2-3am**
$4 burger & grilled cheese
$4 well & bloody mary
$4 draft & wine
You don’t need a boring corporate job to enjoy the holidays: join Brokelyn and the skint at the fourth annual No Office Holiday Party!
It’s our annual holiday gift to Brooklyn’s freelancers, work-from-homers, the under-employed or anyone else who just wants to have a fun party, with all the trappings of an office party except for your boss and terribly lame coworkers. We’ve got live-band karaoke, raffle prizes, mistletoe, cheap drinks, a photo booth, sexy Santa and lady Santa, comedy and more!
-Host Jo Firestone (Punderdome 3000, WFMU’s Dr. Gameshow)
-Sing like a star with the backing of a live band from Rock Star Karaoke (Gothamist’s best karaoke in NYC 2014, appeared at Saturday Night Live after parties and the wrap parties for “Girls” and “Orange is the New Black”
-Tunes to put the yule in your log by DJs Brian Blackout & Spoolwork (Head On, YDH2S)
-Photo booth by Bibi Booth
-Yummy drunk snacks provided by Yeah Dawg
-Raffle gift prizes for the good boys and girls. Also for the naughty ones, because who are we to judge.
-Sponsored by car2go, who is giving out free rides at the party!
(Tickets are $8 day of)
You made it through Halloween, now try to survive Christmas…
Ed & Brett celebrate the winter solstice and usher in the arctic vortex with New Wave, Coldwave & Dark Disco.
Teddys, Goths, Blitz Kids and everyone else, dress in your winter best.
10pm/Free to Move
It’s that time of the year. That time of year when the sad and unhappy among us must watch helplessly as images of jolly fat men, laughing children, caroling coworkers, and festooned shopping extravaganzas are thrust mercilessly at us. Who can possibly save us from all this crap, we ask?
Our answer: Robert Smith.
Yes, Robert Smith. The gloomy chap dressed all up in black. He’s not likely to be riding a sleigh, but I could totally see him coming down someone’s chimney covered in soot. And then probably eating all your cookies and milk. Only a man brilliant and gloomy enough to pen Disintegration (aka the best unapologetically sad winter album OF ALL TIME) can get us through this holiday. Santa Smith is here!
Santa Smith will be on premises, looking not at all jolly in a red suit (though he may be able to pull off the bowl full of jelly bit) and will hand out crap presents to boys and girls who may or may not have been good. We’ll have some awful Christmas decorations, some angry elves (would those be dwarves? no, the height thing would still be an issue), some crappy mistletoe that you can look longingly at pictures of your ex under (you’ll almost believe that they are real), and drink specials, because Christmas. All that and we’re going to play TONS AND TONS of songs by the Cure. All the good ones you rarely hear like “Jumping Someone Else’s Train,” and “Burn,” and all the ones you always hear because you love them. Okay and maybe a Christmas tune or two.
ALL I WANT FOR XMAS IS THE CURE – a Feeling Gloomy pan-holiday Cure party
+ Santa Robert Smith will be on hand, and will give out terrible gifts
+ Our sad mistletoe will probably just make you more depressed, and so will our other decorations
+ Holiday drink specials (hooray!)
+ All of the songs by the Cure you’d ever want to hear at a dance party, plus some remotely festive (but gloomy!) holiday tunes, and all of your other anglophilic gloomy faves, courtesy of your hosts, Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom (who are surely getting coal in their stockings this year)
The Party That Brings a Tear to Your Eye
Sat Dec 20th September at Grand Victory
+ 3rd Saturdays every month
@ Grand Victory, 245 Grand St
betw. Driggs & Roebling
L to Bedford / G to Lorimer
11pm – 4am
Dress to depress
Tickets: $6 door – $4 advance tickets coming soon
Join the Feeling Gloomy FB group for invites + missives of despair