The City That Never (Ever) Sleeps

The City That Never (Ever) Sleeps

It’s 2024, baby. And while some of you might be still nursing a hangover and contemplating Dry January, the party in New York never stops. 

Nowadays is celebrating the new year with four weekends of non-stop parties. We mean that quite literally - every Saturday into Sunday they will host a 24 hour party where revelers can try and dance away the winter blues. They’ve called in some huge artists to help them do it; Kevin Saunderson, Avalon Emerson, Optimo, Honcho, the list goes on. You can check out the full line up here.

Another big party happening this weekend is the 10th Anniversary of Synthicide. They were one of the earliest resident parties at Bossa Nova Civic Club, playing goth techno, EBM, and new wave before everyone went to Berlin and got a weird haircut. Party founder Andi has put together four parties across three nights to celebrate at Good Room, Saint Vitus, and Bossa Nova. You can check out all the details here.

And we’ve got even more listings below. As they say, you can sleep when you’re dead. 

1.4 - ROMANCE with Eli Escobar at Gabriela

Gabriela is continuing their roll of heavy hitting lineups with a new, free, all-vinyl Thursday night party series called ROMANCE. The idea behind it is to give DJs the opportunity to play undiscovered gems from their collection from the most romantic era of music, the `80s. Synth pop, new wave, italo disco, house and disco can be played throughout the set, as long as it gives dancers all the feels. Big hair and shoulder pads are optional. This week, Gabriela’s owner Eli Escobar will be behind the decks.

1.5 - Hieroglyphic Being at Nowadays

Hieroglyphic Being is one of the last in the line of producers directly influenced by Ron Hardy at the Music Box, which has made him uniquely qualified to write a new chapter of Chicago's rich musical history. After promoting parties in the late `80s and early `90s, he began making music in 1997 under a number of aliases and genres; house, experimental, Afrofuturism, EBM, techno, jazz, ambient, and industrial. He is known for his DIY attitude, often using modified music equipment to craft unique sounds. All of this is to say that we don’t know what he’ll play when he gets behind the decks this Friday at Nowadays but we can’t wait to find out.

1.6 - Ultra Naté at House of Yes

House of Yes has a reputation for going all out every weekend; think confetti cannons, arialists, costumes, the works. This weekend the performance-fueled Brooklyn nightclub turns 8 and we can only imagine what they have in store to celebrate. They have big line ups across Friday and Saturday nights but there is one performer in particular who takes the cake, Ultra Naté. She is the legendary Baltimore house producer, singer, songwriter, and DJ who is responsible for one of the all-time anthems, Free. This is one icon you don’t want to miss.   

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