the week in Dance w/ Showtrotta
Here are some highly recommended options for tonight, Saturday (11/1), along with a few things coming up over the next few days.
Tonight/Saturday the event I am most excited about is DJ Falcon at Le Poisson Rouge. As much as I love my Ed Bangers and other new, more crunching, thumping, stuff, my ears need a break after a while and I find myself listening more and more to classic French house. It doesn't get much more classic than DJ Falcon, the man responsible for an excellent remix of fellow Frenchies Cassius' "La Mouche" as well as (along with Thomas Bangalter) the tracks "Together" and "So Much Love to Give" just to name a few. I was fortunate enough to see DJ Falcon at Studio B last October and his set was a blur of irresistible, yet unexpected tracks (check out the "live mix 4" in his myspace player and you'll hear what I mean) you had to dance to. Highly recommended.
Something classic (in a different way) is going down at Hammerstein Ballroom. Hercules and Love Affair perform live disco that is somehow both classic and modern at that same time. The monster bill at this Day of the Dead show is completed by headlining pop legends, the B-52's as well as Special Disco Version (James Murphy and Pat Mahoney).
Following the show Kim Ann Foxman and Andy Butler of H&LA will be deejaying their after party which is also the latest edition of Eamon Harkin and James F!@.$%^ Friedman's Primetime, downstairs at Santos. Afrika Bambaataa and DJ Jazzy Jay will be deejaying upstairs while this is going on and your ticket will get you into both parties:
Also on Saturday night -
The Ting Tings and Yoav are at Webster Hall. It's sold out. So was the Justice show last night, but they were selling some tickets at the door. It might be worth looking into if you really want to go.
One last option for Saturday...
Finger on the Pulse are throwing their second No Big Deal Party. Full info below:
Date: Saturday Nov 1st
Who: Grum (US Debut / Leeds), Leif, Snakes Say Hisss!, fotp djs, Boody B & Bradley D & VDRK
Where: Death By Audio, 49 S. Second St., Brooklyn, NY [map]
Cost: $5 and get complimentary drink and limited edition Love Brigade totebag (while they last!)
Time: 10pm - 4am
That's it for this week in dance and my CMJ recaps. I still can't believe CMJ just happened last week and that it's over. What were some of your favorite acts (dance & otherwise) that you saw this year? What else is going on this week?