by Fred Pessaro // BBG

this is where the DFA anniversary is happening

NYCers might be familiar with the infamous commercials for the spectacular Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, with the proprieters finishing off the commercial by yelling "WE MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE" at the top of their lungs. I've always thought that the venue -- which is truly fantastic in the textbook definition of the word -- might make an interesting space for a musical event. It has before, including being the home of the world-music oriented Golden Fest.

Apparently I was not alone. We've mentioned it, but never fully given it the attention it deserves. As part of the massive Red Bull Music Academy takeover of NYC next month, DFA Records will make their dreams come true by hosting their 12th anniversary of party at the dazzling space on May 25, featuring a veritable army of the DFA crew including DJs and live sets from James Murphy, The Rapture, Black Dice (live set), Juan Maclean, Pat Mahoney, The Crystal Ark (live set), YACHT (live set), Sh*t Robot (live set), Planningtorock (live set), Prinzhorn Dance School (live set, their US debut), Still Going, Nancy Whang, Tim Sweeney, Larry Gus, Dan Bodan and Marcus Marr. There are bound to be some surprises in store as well and seems likely to be a very memorable night.

Tickets are still available, but reportedly "dangerously close to selling out."

Tickets are also still available for the RBMA talk with James Murphy at NYU. Browse RBMA's full lineup for more amazing events.

DFA-related videos and those classic Grand Prospect Hall commercials are below.


Grand Prospect Hall Commercial

Grand Prospect Hall Commercial

Juan Maclean & Shit Robot breakfast show

Prinzhorn Dance School - Crackjack Docker

Shit Robot - Take 'Em Up

Juan Maclean DJ set dates
Thu 04/04/13 Output Brooklyn NY
Fri 04/05/13 The Dolphin Philadelphia PA
Fri 04/19/13 Zanzabar Louisville KY
Sat 05/25/13 Grand Prospect Hall New York NY DFA Records 12th Anniversary
Thu 06/20/13 Wanderlust Festival in Bondville, VT Bondville VT
Sat 07/27/13 Bardot Miami Miami FL

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