Nightlife

Photo: Retna Ltd. Club kid founder Michael Alig is to be released from jail on May 5, according to sources in the know. A check of official prison site by Alig friend Victor Corona confirmed the news. Alig, of course, has been serving time for the murder and dismemberment of drug dealer Angel Melendez on March 17,1996. He has been eligible for parole since 2006, but has been denied until now. T... Read More >

Brooklyn Is Cooler Than Manhattan

Good Night Mr. Lewis | By. Steve Lewis | April 14, 2014

Image via Getty It has been noted and discussed ad nauseam, written about, lived; Brooklyn is just way cooler than Manhattan. Sure zillion dollar boîtes serving inflated swill to well dressed patrons still make Manhattan better than any urban city in the U.S. of A, but the "edge" has moved across a very wide river. A punctuation mark to this not-so-bold-anymore statement was the "Nirvana" gig ... Read More >

MONDAY, APRIL 14. Playroom presents Underground House sounds with DJs Jean Pierre and Kevin Melito at Electric Room 355 W 16 Street 11PM TUESDAY, APRIL 15. DJ Ms Cal at Three of Cups. It's Rock and Roll.Garage, Punk, Sludge and Metal. 85 First Avenue, 10PM It's Raining Men at Bossa Nova Civic Club with Project Matt. 1271 Myrtle Avenue, Brooklyn WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16. Mixed for... Read More >

An event held to benefit the Humane Society of NYC brought to our attention a budding empire of great food and drink. Bamboo 52 (344 West 52nd St) is owned and operated by Chef Owner John Greco, who also owns Philip Marie in Greenwich Village, Burger Shot 123, and the gay lounge Posh. He will soon open Que Rico. The event this past Wednesday night marked the publication of The New York Dog, a pi... Read More >

Tonight, Uncle Mike—a DJ most recognizable for the music at Bungalow 8 in its heyday and these days at No.8 (357 West 16th Street)—will celebrate his umpteenth birthday. I don't really know what umpteenth exactly means (you can google it if you want), but it has the word teen snuggled inside it, and so I’ll say it means Uncle Mike has had his share of nights and days but remains young in spi... Read More >

Max Fish Gets Approved + the Pancake Art Show

Nightlife | By. Steve Lewis | April 9, 2014

The approval of Max Fish by Community Board 3 brought great optimism to those who believe that nightlife in its—and I hate to use the word—hipster way can still exist in the L.E.S.  I agree with Erin Harvey of Bowery Boogie that Max Fish ended long before its final night. The reincarnation of St. Jeromes as Rivington Food & Beverage a couple weeks ago has garnished less excitement. The cr... Read More >

History Will “Repete” Itself

Good Night Mr. Lewis | By. Steve Lewis | April 8, 2014

A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, we listened to deep vocal house music on the main rooms of big clubs with hip-hop and rock and eclectic fringe music in the smaller rooms. Many joints had three dance floors—the tunnel had 7ish. Clubs were all things to all types, with the co-mingling of cultures and the exposure to different sounds, peoples and fashions educating, corrupting and exciti... Read More >

Leee Black Childers Fades Into Lore

Nightlife | By. Steve Lewis | April 7, 2014

As we discussed last week, a generation that lived and played hard a few club generations ago is disappearing at an alarming rate. Today comes news that photographer Leee Black Childers has passed. He took revealing photos of the Glam scene of the 1980s, the Bowie/Ziggy times, the Andy Warhol Factory scene, The NYC punk scene of Debbie Harry, The New York Dolls, and Max's Kansas City. He was a chr... Read More >

Monday, April 7 Francois Alexander, live performance at 10 p.m.. Electric Feel offering up funk, soul, and R&B at the Mercury Lounge (217 E. Houston Street) RSVP to z2ent@gmail.com Deep Space presents Deadbeat of BLKRTZ/Wagon Repair/ Echochord (Berlin) and Bryan Kasenic from the Bunker (Brooklyn) at 10 p.m. at Cielo (18 Little West 12th Street) Tuesday, April 8 The JHU Indie Showc... Read More >

So Robin Redbreasts are everywhere and the flowers are popping their colorful heads through the stubborn gray. Mister Softie Trucks are out and their songs are not yet annoying. People are flirting and cooing just like the pigeons. Spring wardrobes are forced, even when the night turns chilly. The snowbirds are returning. Nightlife guru Terry Casey has left the warmth of Miami to begin his warm we... Read More >