13 07, 2019

Yvonne Turner Helped Invent House Music—So Why Does No One Know Her Name?

By |2019-07-13T13:53:23+00:00July 13th, 2019|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Disco, DJ, Documentary, Entertaiment, House, House Music, Interviews, Music, New York|0 Comments

Yvonne Turner back in the day. Graphic by Drew Litowitz.   Nineteen eighty-four is often remembered as one of pop’s most seismic years, thanks in large part to Prince and Madonna. But it was also the year that gave us house music. Jesse Saunders’ “On and On” is widely considered to be the first house [...]

13 07, 2019

Gino Soccio was the one-man-band behind countless disco gems—until he vanished

By |2019-07-13T13:34:44+00:00July 13th, 2019|Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Disco, DJ, Music, producer|0 Comments

At the board, 1981. Photo courtesy of Gino Soccio.   About a month before thousands chanted “Disco sucks!” at Chicago’s Comiskey Park, Gino Soccio was ensconced in his Montreal studio, sipping coffee with cognac and laying down tracks for his second LP. Leaning against a twenty-four-channel mixing desk, Soccio spoke like a disco evangelist during [...]

22 05, 2019

Plugging Into Chicago’s Forgotten House Venues

By |2019-05-24T00:54:27+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Announcements, Chicago, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, DJ, Entertaiment, House, House Music, International, Internet, Interviews, Music News, producer|0 Comments

For decades, house music has shaped pop worldwide—but many of the spaces that birthed it here disappeared so quickly they barely left a trace. By Leor Galil @imLeor “It was a time when people didn’t put as much emphasis on the DJs or the performer per se, and really danced and enjoyed themselves.” —DJ and producer [...]

11 05, 2019

Sarah Dash: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

By |2019-05-24T00:21:54+00:00May 11th, 2019|Clubs - Nightlife, Entertaiment, Interviews, Music, Promotional|0 Comments

Sarah Dash defines the word "legend." As an award-winning vocalist, songwriter, motivational speaker, educator, entrepreneur, and humanitarian, Sarah is a unique force whose voice has touched millions of listeners around the world. From co-founding Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles and making history as a member of Labelle to becoming the very first Music Ambassador [...]

11 05, 2019

Owner of D.C.’s famed nightclub Tracks dies at 76

By |2019-05-17T03:03:27+00:00May 11th, 2019|Announcements, Classics, Clubs - Nightlife, Gay|0 Comments

Marty Chernoff opened Tracks D.C. in 1984. The club is still regarded by many as the city’s greatest nightclub ever. (Washington Blade file photo by Tyler Grigsby) Martin “Marty” Chernoff, a Denver-based businessman who is credited with employing state-of-the-art technology in video, lighting, and sound systems for the gay nightclubs called Tracks that he opened [...]

30 04, 2019

From house of worship to house of sin: The history of Chelsea’s Limelight building

By |2019-04-30T03:30:31+00:00April 30th, 2019|Clubs - Nightlife, My House Radio, New York|0 Comments

The Church of the Holy Communion has had many lives By Priya Krishna The Church of the Holy Communion on the corner of 20th Street and Sixth Avenue is one of the most peculiar structures in New York City. The soaring Gothic Revival building, originally used as an Episcopalian church, has become—despite its very [...]

27 04, 2019

NYC’s sober bar scene is a ‘hip’ oasis for booze-free fun

By |2019-04-27T03:07:18+00:00April 27th, 2019|Clubs - Nightlife|0 Comments

Lorelei Bandrovschi, founder of Listen Bar By Hannah Frishberg April 23, 2019 | 6:29pm | Updated Pour one out for the boozy bar scene! Sober nightlife is taking off in New York City, from posh mocktail bars to buzz-free pop-up parties. The objective: to deliver a fun night out without alcohol — which Americans are drinking less of [...]

15 02, 2019

Octo Octa, Maayan Nidam, Optimo and Ge-ology are among the artists booked at the Gowanus spot.

By |2019-02-15T08:29:50+00:00February 15th, 2019|Announcements, Clubs - Nightlife, Music, New York|0 Comments

  Public Records A new multi-purpose bar and venue, Public Records, will open at 233 Butler Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn in March. The team is made up of longtime New York DJ and producer Francis Harris, cofounder of the label Scissor & Thread, alongside partners Shane Davis and Erik VanderWal. It will include [...]

29 01, 2019

The New Technics SL-1200 Mk 7: Too Little, Too Late, And For Too Much

By |2019-02-05T02:49:11+00:00January 29th, 2019|Announcements, Clubs - Nightlife, Digital Dj Tips, DJ, DJ Equipment Tools Software, Music, Music News|0 Comments

Oh Technics SL-1200, you were the stuff of legends! You were always there. We never thought anything would change. And for decades, it didn’t. But like an adored band breaking up, you left us. We found ourselves in a prolonged state of denial, then shock. Life went on, though. Poor imitations stepped into your [...]

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