Being the lead singer of a famous band requires nerves of steel, a surplus of swagger, and the patience to endure Cleveland’s rambling, uncomfortably personal answer to “How you doin’ tonight, Cleveland?” Catch master showmen in their element with this GrouponLive deal to a Girls & Boys Club Night dance party at Webster Hall, held Friday nights at 10 p.m. For $10, you get a dance-party package for one (up to a $37 total value), which includes:
- General admission (up to a $25 value)
- One drink (up to a $12 value)<p>
Choose from the following performances:
- Under Blacklight, featuring Savoy and Heather Bright on July 27
- RJD2 on August 3
- Buraka Som Sistema on August 10
- Trolley Snatcha on August 17<p>
Every Friday night, Webster Hall sets thousands bouncing in one of New York’s biggest weekly electronic parties. Partiers are encouraged to wear white or dip themselves in powdered sugar for the Under Blacklight show on July 27. Joined by vocalist Heather Bright, Savoy spins upbeat, rapid-fire techno as readily as grinding, greasy dubstep.
On August 3, RJD2 makes a supernaturally chill scene from scratch, often using only the essential ingredients of a row of turntables and a pile of records, though in the studio he’s often more elaborate, having composed the theme song to Mad Men. Spin placed his 2004 sophomore album on its 40 Best Albums of the Year list, describing it as a mix of “trouble-man funk, troubled-man folk, synth-soaked rock, and tear-stained psychedelia.”
Buraka Som Sistema brings a big-bass electronica take on Southwest African music on August 10, adding volume but not jolting the crowd out of the genre’s famously trance-inducing melodies. From the special forces of the London-based Dub Police label, Trolley Snatcha shakes the floor with dark, heavy industrial sounds on August 17, joined by the slightly poppier, genre-crossing blends of Xilent and 7Lions.
Selected by Nightclub and Bar magazine as the Best Nightclub of 2011 and designated a city landmark in 2008, Webster Hall’s four floors hold more than 125 years of history, from the Grand Ballroom to the Balcony Lounge. The building’s iconic framework has hosted such major acts as Prince and Mick Jagger and served as a speakeasy, a lecture hall, and a mentor to troubled teenage buildings since its construction in 1886.