Friday, July 27, 2007

HOT TIP: After-Parties A-Plenty After Rock the Bells Festival Saturday July 28

If you're like me, you've been thinking you and your groove thang won't be fully sated
after Rock the Bells this Saturday, despite their incredible lineup that includes my personal
faves, The Roots and Mos Def. I mean, all that hip-hop warrants an all-night binge of
rump-shaking, thigh-quaking action. Right?

We're in luck, my friend! Something's in the air this Saturday, and all the party promoters
around the city have got some sort of wacky amusement planned to tempt you from
Randalls Island straight to their doors. Yo, check it:


First off, there's the official Rock the Bells After-Party.
Frank151 invites you to head to BB King Blues Club on 42nd Street, and hang with DJ
Muggs, DJ Synapse, and a bunch of special guests. Will Mos Def be there? Crossing my
fingers, I am... Meanwhile, you'll need to head to to RSVP for this event,
you want to make it on the list to mingle with Muggs & co.


Where will ?uestlove be? Spinning disk at Hiro for his special DJ set!
Head to Hiro, the Maritime Hotel's super-cool, super-sexy club on W. 16th after 10pm,
and you'll catch the rarest of rare sights: ?uestlove on the decks. If his DJ set at the show
he curated last summer at McCarren is any indication, he'll be schooling the crowd on a
mix of the old skool jams that paved the way for the hip-hop and R&B tunes we love
today. If the celebs aren't at BB King, they'll certainly be at Hiro, cuz the mightily afro'ed
mixmaster is a hero to most of hip-hop's biggest stars.

Questlove DJ Set @ Hiro Ballroom 7/28/07


Add a little Latin to your vocabulary with the White Party at Kama.
Nope, it's not affiliated with Rock the Bells in any way, shape, or form. But if you want to
talk about shape and form, they'll be in full display at Kama on West 21st, where those
bangin bods will be draped head to toe in white. Or perhaps cleavage to mid-thigh would
be a more apt description. Again, head to to RSVP for this hot little number,
featuring hip-hop, reggaeton, salsa, merengue, bachata, and house.


Last but not least, TheDanger bring us I (Heart) Danger at 3rd Ward!
For those of you who are Brooklyn-bound after the Bells, head out to Williamsburg's 3rd
Ward for dancing of a different kind. Yes, this is where the artsy and fartsy will be letting
our freak flags fly til a blindingly bright 7am on the clock doth toll.  Yes, this is where the
hipster contingent will be heading, and for good reason. Check out the deets from their
official invite in the post directly below. Then find out more about the lovely party
promoters at, and subscribe to the mailing list so you can feel special and
get invites of your very own.

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