This Wednesday July 6th I will be getting down with my brother from another, Pat Van Dyke and his rotating cast of NYC musicians at the newly rebranded Bar Bell (formerly The Leadbelly) in the Lower East Side/ Chinatown section of Manhattan in NYC. Pat is known for getting funky and I will be too with and exclusive set of funky 45s at 9:30 PM. Music starts at 8 PM. FREE. Come through.
We’re back this Friday at The Leadbelly in the LES of New York City. We will be pulling a Grand Puba and celebrating 360 degrees of music, what goes around comes around, from 10PM until late. We just lost Prince and Billy Paul, so we’ll be spinning a good helping of raw funk and soul, quality hip hop, vintage reggae, greasy jazz, R&B, as well as funky drum breaks all night. It’s FREE, so there is no excuse to come shake it at one of NYC’s best spots to take a date and to throw a party. Here are the details:
360 Degrees of Music
14B Orchard Street
New York City
Gig alert! Saturdays in October DJ Prestige will behind the decks over at The Leadbelly in NYC from 11pm until 3am. Expect some raw funk, soul, reggae, and jazz 45s throughout the evening. No forty fives are safe! If you like your drums fat, your Hammond organ greasy, and your vocals gritty, you’re at the right place. Expect some vinyl surprises throughout the evening as you sip on some delicious craft cocktails, eat some oysters and other fair from The Fat Radish until last call. Feel free to shake your tail feather. Located in Chinatown on the edge of the LES, The Leadbelly gets packed quick, so make a reservation or get their early to get your groove on. Check out the reviews from New York Mag and The World’s Best Bars. Cheers-
This past Saturday night I had the distinct pleasure of playing at one of the coolest spots in Chinatown (on the edge of the LES), The Leadbelly. The Leadbelly is a bar restaurant with a very intimate feel. It felt like I was playing in someone’s living room, it was that cozy. I was in good company, as DJs like Edan (The Humble Magnificent), Monk-One, and Chances With Wolves (Of EVR fame) have all graced the decks. Armed with a Tucker & Bloom bag of 45s, I ran through everything from jazz funk, to gritty soul and organ funk, African influenced 45s, and soul instrumentals all night. The place was packed from start to finish, and I have to say they served me the best home made Ginger Beer I’ve ever had. Hoping to get back to this spot again, and when I do, I will let you know. Smallest DJ booth ever, but when you’re playing little records, it’s all relative. Check out more info on The Leadbelly here.