Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sugar Daddys, Humor Boom and Hip Hop as a College Major

Nightlife News for October 20th 2011

Compiled by Gamal Hennessy

CMJ 2011: Visiting artists who are performing at this year’s indie music marathon compile a list of the best venues, snack joints and hangout spots in NYC:

Hip Hop Higher Education: Last year I did an article about the erosion of hip hop heritage ( ). This year, America’s dominant music form is being recognized by prestigious institutions. Georgetown is now offering a course on Jay-Z and the sociology of hip hop ( Not to be outdone, NYU is attempting to create a hip hop studies minor: ( Maybe hip hop history is safe after all.

Frankie Knuckles: The Guardian talks to the DJ icon about pioneering house music, having a street in Chicago named after him and losing his foot.

Erick Morillo: Pacha interviews this leading DJ about his new projects, his collaborations with Pitbull and Busta Rhymes and America’s new interest in house

Wine: Are you thinking about going back to school? Are you thinking about getting a degree in wine? Eater asks the experts if all that education is really necessary.

Tequila: If you are in the mood for tequila (and I know you usually are) check out this list of the NYC tequila offerings from Guest of a Guest:

Sugar Daddys: Time Out New York explores the sugar daddy subculture in New York nightlife:

Communidating: Guest of a Guest offers modern ladies some tips for dating in a digital world:

Sex Trends: Time magazine reports on a recent survey that shows decrease in teen sex, increase in condom use

New Venues
Humor Boom: First we had underground cocktail lounges, now Thrillist brings us a secret underground comedy club.

Michael Musto: The Village Voice’s resident nightlife icon picks The Best of NYC Nightlife

Have fun.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Diplo, Def Jam at 25, and One Night Stands

Nightlife News for October 11, 2011
Compiled by Gamal Hennessy

Crime: Gothamist writes about a bartender who is stabbed by a fanatic patron on the Upper East Side"

Customs: Clubplanet tries to explain why some people dislike the nightclub scene.

Customs: Live the Lush Life and the New York Times offer tips to get a bartender's attention without getting on their nerves.

Drinking: New York City Sidewalker showcases the Ultimate Blast cocktail event going on this Friday. Oct 14th:

Interview: GQ offers an interview and photo shoot with international DJ Diplo

Music: NPR introduces a new book that looks at the first 25 years of Def Jam music and its impact on hip hop.

Music: The CMJ 2011 performance schedule is out. Plan your week accordingly:

Music: On the Eve of CMJ. Spin publishes an article on the state of homophobia in indie rock.

Reviews: Gothamist offers a list of the 10 Best Beer Bars In NYC

Reviews:  Prince of the City offers new venue reviews including Winston's Champagne Bar, Marble Lane, SoHo House, Fontana's, and B.B. Kings:

Sex: Clubplanet offers ladies in nightlife tips on how to turn the tables on men and enjoy a one night stand;

Venues: Urban Daddy previews The Fulton, opening in the Financial District this week.

Have fun.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Burlesque, Prohibition, Club Culture and Culture Club

Nightlife News for October 5, 2011
Compiled by Gamal Hennessy

Prince of the City: The Art of the Nipple Pasties: Burlesque in New York Nightlife

Literature: Societe Perrier lists the 10 Best Books about DJ/Club Culture

Social Interaction: Club Planet offers some advice for meeting ladies on the dance floor.

Television: The famous documentary director Ken Burns turns his lens on the origins of modern nightlife: Prohibition

Opinion: GoG provides a guide to speakeasies In New York City:

New Venues: Culture Club tries to bring us back to the 1980’s

Health: Can a "Stay Sober" pill give us the ability to drink and never get drunk?

Have fun.