A DJ who played an illegal NYC rave last weekend has said it was not “worth the risk” performing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last Saturday (1st August), promoters Renegade threw an illegal rave under the Brooklyn side of the Kosciuszko Bridge in New York City, which featured performances from a handful of DJs, including Brooklyn-based Pictureplane, and hundreds of revellers.
A "drive-in" concert is under investigation for a lack of social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
US duo The Chainsmokers are facing backlash for a "drive-in" concert they performed at in The Hamptons this past weekend. Around 2,000 guests attended the open-air concert in the luxury Southampton area, with tickets reportedly ranging between £970 to £19,400. The Chainsmokers were supported by Goldman Sachs SEO David Solomon, who performed under his EDM alias DJ D-Sol.
A 56-hour New York Pride 2020 live stream will take place from 3PM this Friday until 1AM on Monday.
A number of New York promoters, including Elsewehre and Wrecked, have teamed up with The Lot Radio for the charity live stream, which will include a special tribute set to New York nightclub Sound Factory from Honey Dijon.
Rihanna, Nas and Megan Thee Stallion are among the artists to sign a letter calling for reform in the New York City Police Department.
Yesterday (8th June), a handful of artists, athletes and music industry professionals signed an open letter, asking New York City to repeal statute 50-A.
Statute 50-A is a law that conceals a police officers' personnel records from public view, and those signing the letter urged the government to provide complete transparency on employees within law enforcement.
Figures in New York City nightlife have banded together to launch an emergency fund for clubs, venues and employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
NYC Nightlife United has been launched by Brooklyn bar Friends and Lovers and event promoter and publication AdHoc, and aims to provide “immediate relief to shuttered cultural spaces affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
New York club Nowadays will host live-streamed “virtual parties”.
Virtually Nowadays is a new, nightly livestream from the Ridgewood club, which launched with some broadcasts at the beginning of the week, and will now host a run of live sets from DJs. The club is currently closed due to the global coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic.
Tonight (19th March), Virtual Thursday will welcome Jasmine Infiniti, with GIA, before DJ Python and Halal on Friday. Over the weekend, performances will come courtesy of Jubilee, Physical Therapy, and Mister Sunday & Soul Summit Music.
Clubs and live music venues across New York City have been forced to close as a result of a newly decreed order by mayor Bill DeBlasio.
A new listening bar, Good Bar, will open in Brooklyn, New York, this Friday 28th February.
Brainchild of the crew behind 500-capacity Good Room, where forthcoming events include the likes of Mike Huckaby and Session Victim, this new project is aimed squarely at audiophiles. A vintage Thorens TD 160 turntable and Klipsch Heresy III speakers will feature, with local craft beer and late kitchen providing refreshments.
New York club The Dance is set to close after just four months on the Manhattan nightlife map.
Opening in October 2019, the venue announced the news via an Instagram post on Monday 10th February, along with details of a final party set for Tuesday 18th February, with US Girls on the bill. Management issues have been blamed for the sudden shuttering.
Carl Cox will host an all-night takeover at Brooklyn club, Avant Gardner.