Entries tagged with: Westway
Downtown club Westway, the former Gentleman's club that was turned into a legit club and venue (with lurid red leather interior intact), will close in July, Grub Street reports. While it was mainly known as a nightlife and celebrity hang, Westway also had shows there regularly, and over the last couple years welcomed such acts as FKA Twigs, Sylvan Esso, Smoke DZA, Alex Winston, to name a few. As is a familiar story these days, the space is being turned into luxury condominiums. Owners say they are planning special parties and live shows before their July 1 close date.
Karin of the Knife & friends performing 'Heartbeats' @ Westway (5/1/2014)
The Knife celebrated the end of their sold out 2-night run at NYC Terminal 5 late last night with an afterparty at nearby Westway. Among those in attendance and on the dance floor was Bill Murray may have no idea who the Knife are, but regardless he got to see lead Knife vocalist Karin Elisabeth Dreijer Andersson (aka Fever Ray) perform "Heartbeats" LIVE during a karaoke session at the club.
At first they played the song as part of the karaoke and she didn't get up to sing, but after much cheering from the crowd which included the Knife backup dancers, she eventually did get up and do it when they played it again. The Knife are not performing the hit song on this tour (and when they do it is as part of a massive production), so that was a rare treat for those in attendance at the intimate ex-strip club near the West Side Highway in Manhattan. Pictures and videos of the action are in this post. Watch below.
Hours earlier, possibly while the Knife was still playing Terminal 5, Bill Murray was spotted with Emma Stone at the Rum House bar at the Edison Hotel... by Sharon Van Etten who snapped a picture of the two actors performing a duet at the piano, much to the delight of one lucky bachelor party that was also happening there.
Pictures of the Knife at Terminal 5 are HERE. More pictures and video from Bill Murray's night, below...
Diplo at Pier 94 - 12/30/12 (via Chris Neil)
Diplo, who was just in NYC opening for Afrojack at Pier 94 on December 30 (pictured above, video below), will be doing an interesting run of shows this month. On January 20, the super producer will set out to play four cities in one day. He'll begin at 6 PM in Baltimore's Ottobar, then make it to Philly's Sound Garden Hall at 9:30, Atlantic City's Mixx @ Borgata Resort at 12:30 AM, and finally he'll end in NYC at The Westway at 3:30 AM. Tickets for the NYC show are on sale now. The flyer for the shows is below.
In related news, Diplo's Major Lazer project will release its new album, Free the Universe, on February 19 via Mad Decent/Downtown. The album features guest spots from Santigold, Amber Coffman (Dirty Projectors), Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), Wyclef Jean, Flux Pavillion, and others. You can check out the cover art, tracklist, and video for the song with Flux Pavillion, "Jah No Partial," below.
photos by Bao Nguyen
You already saw the setlist from Thursday night (and pictures and the setlist from Wednesday). Here are some pictures and videos from last night's Radiohead show (which was followed by a very late Thom Yorke DJ set at Westway). They continue below...