06/23/2005: "public service announcements"
If you're wondering what to do in New York over the next few days, here are a few options that I'd recommend.
Friday: At Subtonic, Detroit's Ryan Elliott is gonna be DJing, along with Berlin's M_nus force Troy Pierce and New York's own Heartthrob. Plus Dietrich Schoenemann of Prototype 909 fame as an extra bonus.
Also on Friday: As Simon's already mentioned, there's also an old-skool throwdown that night in Greenpoint featuring DB, Frankie Bones, and Adam X, among others. I've seen 'em all before but I'd go for DB alone because he smokes in old-skool-rave mode.
Also on Friday: Metro Area, a.k.a. the incredibly suave Morgan Geist and Darshan Jesrani, are playing at a promising new space called Love on West 8th St.
As for Saturday: Green Velvet is spinning on Saturday night but tickets are $30 and Avalon's sound system sucks giant rocks, so forget that. Go to Capone's in Brooklyn instead for Alldisco, which costs exactly 0 bucks (plus free pizza)--and the special guest is DJ High Priest, who used to jam with K-Rob and Rammellzee and was once in a band with Jean-Michel Basquiat. (Not many people can say that, though it is a neat conversation-starter at parties, I'm guessing: "I was in a band with Basquiat once.")