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Wed 9.11
IN THE BAR

“Borderless Diasporic Disco” that’s Chicago born/Miami raised, Mickey Pérez describes his music. All we know is that he’s been putting down the funkiest rhythms from Africa, South America, Brazil, the Caribbean & U.S. to NYC dance-floors for over ten years now, and we’re finally hosting him at PR.

Start time: 8pm

Thu 9.12
IN THE BAR

Dollar bin bangers & fancy wall piece wailers that is Earth Beat World. Think “Jazz Dad gone to Sea World”. The collective will be in full celebration mode honoring DJ Greg Droggitis’ return around the sun with guests Androidbrown, Llatane Hughes, Fernelly & and birth boy himself.

Start time: 8pm

sassmouth + punisher + day cart + wig-wam

Public Records is proud to announce a special night of music from two veterans of the US house and techno scene, Sassmouth and Punisher. Tying in all styles of dance music from decades of collecting, expect the unexpected from two of the deepest collectors around.

Opening are Day-Cart & Wig-Wam, founders of the roaming club night Goonroom on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn around 2013.

This event is free before midnight with RSVP.

Start time: 10pm

Fri 9.13
IN THE BAR

It is believed that the word “domino” is derived from the Latin, dominus, ie. the master of (the) house (music?). And if you dig deeper, you’ll find historical accounts tracing the existence of dominos back to a Mesopotamian DJ named Carlos Lopez, a true musical player.

Start time: 10pm

Sat 9.14
IN THE BAR

Shawn Dub is back! Happy to unite the Bar with the Sound Room tonight for Ge-ology’s residency there. Shawn and Ge-ology go way back. These friends live and breathe vinyl. Shawn (Human Headz/I l Love Vinyl) has the deepest crates, and warmest smile when he gets to share music with others.

Start time: 10pm

quinn christopherson [live] + crosslegged

Quinn Christopherson is a singer-songwriter from Anchorage, Alaska who writes with emotional depth and a powerful sense of perspective. As the winner of the 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest, we’re thrilled to have him perform in the Sound Room. Opening will be Crosslegged.

Start time: 7pm

ge-ology [all night long]

The selector’s selector, Ge-ology continues to carve groove history behind the decks in the Sound Room with yet another all night long education in rare vinyl-only party grooves. You call yourself a collector, you won’t be quitting your day job after this special fall edition of his quarterly residency.

Start time: 11pm

Sat 9.14
IN THE BAR

DB was the Drum and Bass Gods’ herald, widely credited for the genera’s landing in the US many moons ago. Don’t expect the Liquid gems he spins for his “Secret Art of Science” party in the Sound Room though. Expect some of that and everything in between. Happy to Chill this Sat with an amazing PR res selector.

Start time: 4pm

Sun 9.15
IN THE BAR

Queen Majesty has been collecting and selecting Reggae records for over two decades and continues to promote positive Jamaican music in Brooklyn and beyond. Guests Jonny Go Figure

Start time: 4pm

Lingua Ignota, calls her hybrids of folk, spiritual, industrial and metal music “survivor anthems”. Lingua has always taken a radical, unflinching approach to themes of violence and vengeance, and builds on the transformation of the survivor at the core of this narrative.

Start time: 7pm

offshore website launch

Talent management and casting agency, OFFSHORE, celebrates the launch of their anticipated website. With a fusion of Hip-Hop, Dance, House, Baile Funk and R&B in one night, we will bring New York together for a pure dance experience.

This is a free event with RSVP.

Start time: 7pm

ears open: rob reddy octet

Charlie Burnham – violin; John Carlson – trumpets; Rob Reddy – soprano/alto saxophones; James Brandon Lewis – tenor saxophone; Curtis Fowlkes – trombone; Brandon Ross – guitars; Dom Richards – double bass; Pheeroan akLaff – drums

American composer and saxophonist Rob Reddy emerged on the New York Jazz/New Music scene in the late 1980s. While remaining always contemporary, his innovative composing is rooted in the American folk forms ((blues, gospel, Appalachian, marching band, Jazz). He weaves together the sounds and rhythms of his predecessors with those of the present moment to create his own new American Music. His recordings and working ensembles have consistently drawn on a pool of musicians whose sounds and strengths have become an essential part of presenting his music. This current premiere of new music for octet is no exception. For this performance Reddy will be joined by long time collaborators Charlie Burnham (violin), John Carlson (trumpet), Brandon Ross (guitars), Dom Richards (double bass) and Pheeroan akLaff (drums), as well two newer collaborators Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) and James Brandon Lewis (tenor saxophone). He is currently developing INTERRUPTION!, a cross-genre performance piece for large ensemble, spoken word artist Oliver Lake and video. He is also developing “Where’s Marilyn?,” a piece which delves into his experiences growing up in a small town that supported one of the largest state psychiatric facilities for over 100 years, and explores themes of memory, community, and the politics of mental healthcare.

Start time: 9pm

dog rescue fundraiser w/ heathered pearls + guests

A fundraiser for Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue & Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue.

Housed in the original headquarters for the ASPCA, Public Records is committed to the welfare and safety of all animals. On September 19, we invite you to an evening fundraiser for two dog rescues from Brooklyn + Detroit. Heathered Pearls is the work of Polish-born Brooklynite Jakub Alexander who serves as a curator for Tycho’s ISO50 blog, co-founder of the Moodgadget label, and A&R at Ghostly International. Adrian David Ross [Pan] + Tristan Arp [Human Pitch] + Monolithic [CLIPP] will be opening the night to help celebrate these great organizations.

Proceeds from admission and merchandise will be donated to both rescues.

Start time: 9pm

bradley zero [all night long]

Founder of Rhythm Section International, Bradley Zero is making the trip across the pond to the Public Records Sound Room. Whether it’s his NTS radio show or one of his many London parties, Zero has a passion for sharing his eclectic choices both old and new. His sets are instilled with a deep sense of community and we’re looking forward to sharing it with our own PR family.

Start time: 10pm

bushwacka! [all night long]

Bushwacka! is a producer and disc jockey with whom many will be familiar and fond – he remains a UK icon of sorts having released amidst the classic era of acid house and then evolved through his collaborations with Layo. He has dabbled in a spectrum of genres but most notably during the nineties, he was involved in an emerging, tech-house sound which has since been reborn as of late with reissues by the likes of Holding Hands amongst others. Perhaps an unsung hero of the genre, his music sounds just as relevant and enticing now as it did back in the 90’s. Join Public Records as Matthew pulls out vinyl gems from his collection, from deep to tech to breaks for an all night long affair in the Sound Room.

Start time: 10pm

brad loving [live] + lori scacco [live]

Brad Loving is a Brooklyn based electronic musician. He’s one third of Reunion Island and previously recorded under the monikers You Are Lightning, Lobisomem, and Ambivert.

This evening’s gig is a celebration of the release of Reunion Island’s debut album, Collapse. Collapse was recorded with John McEntire of Tortoise in the summer of 2018 at Soma Studios.

Opening for Brad is Lori Scacco with a live performance. Scacco is a composer, producer, and sound collagist based in New York City. Using micro-sound, melody, acoustic resonance, and digital processing, she creates liminal, elemental music through synthesis. Scacco released her first solo album, Circles, on Prefuse 73’s Eastern Developments imprint, and was the co-founder and guitarist of Seely, the first American band on Too Pure. Her latest LP is Desire Loop, out now on Mysteries of the Deep.

Start time: 8pm

dj spinna + carlos mena present: dialog

Two of Brooklyn’s finest are teaming up to bring you a monthly Deep House excursion inside of Public Records’ magnificent Sound Room. The Legendary DJ Spinna linked to Spike Lee, De La Soul and Stevie Wonder, known for his tasteful approach to all things Soulful and Carlos Mena aka Casamena linked to Pharcyde and Arrested Development, called a “rhythmic powerhouse” by Mixmag, are coming together to share music from their personal vinyl collections. Using their full musical vocabulary they proudly present “DIALOG”. Join us for a free preview in the Bar at Public Records on August 22 at 9PM and the Launch Party in the Sound Room on September 26th.

Start time: 9pm

This event is free before 11 with RSVP

pacific rhythm w/ project pablo

Public Records welcomes Montreal native, Project Pablo for another deep dive into the warm waters of Pacific Rhythm, the Vancouver based label that has released some of the most iconic atmospheric emotion-laden house in recent memory. Feel the Rhythm. All night long.

Start time: 10pm

young marco [all night long]

A champion of “unclassics”, Marco Sterk aka Young Marco has an otherworldly knack for taking his audience through a handful of genres in the blink of an eye. Whether it be quirky Middle Eastern disco or rare techno gems, the Safe Trip label owner + founder is sure to keep the crowd on their feet for the duration of his 6-hour set.

Start time: 10pm

ambient cafe: lucrecia dalt + blankfor.ms + francis harris
Sat 9.28
IN THE BAR

Francis Harris’ monthly afternoon event in the bar featuring live ambient acts along with our favorite vinyl oddity selectors. Pull up a chair, have a matcha cocktail from our partners at Matchabar. Get weird at Ambient Cafe.

This event is free entry.

Start time: 2pm

palmistry [live]
Thu 10.3
SOUND ROOM

Palmistry is the project of British musician Benjy Keating. A vocalist and producer with a singular vision and voice, Palmistry makes hybridized pop music that is both distinctly new and yet, like the best songwriting, sounds instantly familiar.

Start time: 8pm

janeret + apt-9 records

Mickael Jeanneret is one of a handful of talented rising French DJ-producers signed to Yoyaku, the Paris-based record label, record store, and booking agency. As Janeret, he performs regularly through Europe, but has also toured Japan, Australia, and the Americas. Acknowledged for his energetic sets that incorporate minimal house and breaks, expect him + Apt-9 Records to pack the dance floor.

Start time: 10pm

kornél kovács + justin miller

Earning the title of “Stockholm’s youngest former jungle DJ” by the age of 14, Kornél Kovács has been on the scene from a very young age. Kovács makes up one third of label Studio Barnhus with best friends and producers Axel Boman and Petter Nordkvist. Coming off the release of his second album “Stockholm Marathon” earlier this year, expect deep + infectious grooves from Kovács with an opening set from PR favorite Justin Miller.

Start time: 10pm

queen! nyc affair

Chicago’s legendary underground queer party, Queen!, invades Brooklyn with founding DJs Michael Serafini & Garrett David all night long. Hosted by Chicago club kid royalty, Jojo Baby, and rising starlet, Nico. Lqqks strongly encouraged.

Start time: 10pm

kingdoms 001: earthen sea + gregg kowalsky + james friedman

Kingdoms is a new series at Public Records which serves as an extension of the record label of the same name founded by Francis Harris. Known for their melodic noise, ambient, neo-classical + dub releases, Kingdoms will feature eclectic offerings from their own artists and friends of the label. The first edition kicks things off with Earthen Sea who just released his second LP on Kranky “Grass And Trees”, a hypnotic collection of subdued + ever-evolving tracks. Joining him is Mexican Summer artist Gregg Kowalsky and Throne of Blood founder and partner in Kingdoms, James Friedman.

Start time: 7pm

public records + shelter present: back to the deep

Crossing generations of fans in New York, Timmy Regisford joins Public Records music director and partner Francis Harris for a monthly affair in the Sound Room with one question in mind: How deep is your love for House?

Start time: 9pm

theo parrish

Sound Signature label owner and champion of all things house + techno, Theo Parrish joins us in the Sound Room for a 6 hour DJ set. A Chicago native now residing in Detroit, Parrish extracts sounds from both cities along with influences from jazz artists like Miles Davis, Nina Simone and George Gershwin to craft a style all his own. Whether it’s in 3 Chairs or on his solo records, Parrish never fails to get people on their feet.

Start time: 10pm

dope jams hallowe'en ball

Given the all-consuming unreality of 2019 thus far, the respite that is Hallowe’en could not have come sooner. By now you may know the fellas here look forward to this day with the giddy anticipation of a couple of schoolgirls—Hallowe’en is New Year’s on the Dope Jams calendar—ecstatic at the prospect of once again tossing aside any semblance of false reality, adorning the mask of absurdity affirmed, and convening the freaks for an all-out-intoxicated-free-for-all of massive hedonistic proportions that will be Dope Jams’ 11th Annual Costume Ball. Literally all of the store’s energies, hopes, aspirations and exertions are stored in reserve for this one day. On this last honest holiday, we find ourselves discarding moderation, decency, respectability and all fundamental norms of social acceptance and indulging ourselves in the bizarre ritual of dress and play, impulse and consumption, self-deprecation and social degeneration that is Hallowe’en. This yearly rite of passage into the dark months is what keeps Dope Jams going the rest of the year round, precipitating an all out explosion of joyful debauchery that reminds us that the only serious endeavor left in the violent banality of our virtual prison is to shed the psychic costume, put down the iphone and forget about your responsibilities for one measly evening.

As with each year, everything has been put in order well in advance: the club is fully decorated with typical devotion, the treats mixed just right for maximal mental deterioration, and the haunted ghosts conjured to wreak their fiendish havoc for another extravaganza of excess. Dope Jams have scoured the infernal gamut of the dance music spectrum to serve up their spookiest, most spine-tingling salutation to the dark spirits of house music yet. Costumes are strongly encouraged, you will be met with considerable disdain if you dare set your foot on sacred ground without sufficiently daft attire (Rafael’s mermanic-pornstar is a good benchmark). For the rest of you party people—downtrodden, jaded, angry, or just plain indifferent—make the choice: attend another mediocre Halloween bash at your friend’s half-assedly adorned apartment or come to Public Records on October 26, 2019 and join us for our annual Dionysian jubilee!

Start time: 10pm

foxes in fiction [album release]

Dream pop artist Foxes in Fiction also known as Warren Hildebrand is releasing his new album “Trillium Killer” on Orchid Tapes on October 18th. Join him in the Sound Room for the album release party.

Start time: 7pm

sudan archives [live]

Violinist, singer, songwriter and producer Sudan Archives will release her debut album Athena this November on Stones Throw Records. With its unique blend of influences and styles, it is the definitive statement from a truly groundbreaking artist.

Athena follows on from the EPs Sudan Archives (2017) and Sink (2018), whose thrilling sound and distinctive creative vision were praised by the New York Times, Pitchfork, Vogue and more. Athena builds on Sink and Sudan Archives’ foundation of soaring vocals, enigmatic lyrics, and violin-led arrangements with a fuller and richer sound — the result of fruitful collaboration. Having worked solely with Stones Throw and Leaving Records’ Matthewdavid on her EPs, Sudan invited a cast of musicians to collaborate on her vision for Athena: producers Washed Out, Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Sampha, King Krule), and Paul White (Danny Brown), as well as jazz players, rappers, and more.

Start time: 8pm

devon welsh [live] + abandon

Devon Welsh of Majical Cloudz will be performing live in the Sound Room. Opening for him is Abandon.

Start time: 7pm

Wed 9.11
IN THE BAR

“Borderless Diasporic Disco” that’s Chicago born/Miami raised, Mickey Pérez describes his music. All we know is that he’s been putting down the funkiest rhythms from Africa, South America, Brazil, the Caribbean & U.S. to NYC dance-floors for over ten years now, and we’re finally hosting him at PR.

Start time: 8pm

Thu 9.12
IN THE BAR

Dollar bin bangers & fancy wall piece wailers that is Earth Beat World. Think “Jazz Dad gone to Sea World”. The collective will be in full celebration mode honoring DJ Greg Droggitis’ return around the sun with guests Androidbrown, Llatane Hughes, Fernelly & and birth boy himself.

Start time: 8pm

sassmouth + punisher + day cart + wig-wam

Public Records is proud to announce a special night of music from two veterans of the US house and techno scene, Sassmouth and Punisher. Tying in all styles of dance music from decades of collecting, expect the unexpected from two of the deepest collectors around.

Opening are Day-Cart & Wig-Wam, founders of the roaming club night Goonroom on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn around 2013.

This event is free before midnight with RSVP.

Start time: 10pm

Fri 9.13
IN THE BAR

It is believed that the word “domino” is derived from the Latin, dominus, ie. the master of (the) house (music?). And if you dig deeper, you’ll find historical accounts tracing the existence of dominos back to a Mesopotamian DJ named Carlos Lopez, a true musical player.

Start time: 10pm

Sat 9.14
IN THE BAR

Shawn Dub is back! Happy to unite the Bar with the Sound Room tonight for Ge-ology’s residency there. Shawn and Ge-ology go way back. These friends live and breathe vinyl. Shawn (Human Headz/I l Love Vinyl) has the deepest crates, and warmest smile when he gets to share music with others.

Start time: 10pm

quinn christopherson [live] + crosslegged

Quinn Christopherson is a singer-songwriter from Anchorage, Alaska who writes with emotional depth and a powerful sense of perspective. As the winner of the 2019 NPR Tiny Desk Contest, we’re thrilled to have him perform in the Sound Room. Opening will be Crosslegged.

Start time: 7pm

ge-ology [all night long]

The selector’s selector, Ge-ology continues to carve groove history behind the decks in the Sound Room with yet another all night long education in rare vinyl-only party grooves. You call yourself a collector, you won’t be quitting your day job after this special fall edition of his quarterly residency.

Start time: 11pm

Sat 9.14
IN THE BAR

DB was the Drum and Bass Gods’ herald, widely credited for the genera’s landing in the US many moons ago. Don’t expect the Liquid gems he spins for his “Secret Art of Science” party in the Sound Room though. Expect some of that and everything in between. Happy to Chill this Sat with an amazing PR res selector.

Start time: 4pm

Sun 9.15
IN THE BAR

Queen Majesty has been collecting and selecting Reggae records for over two decades and continues to promote positive Jamaican music in Brooklyn and beyond. Guests Jonny Go Figure

Start time: 4pm

Lingua Ignota, calls her hybrids of folk, spiritual, industrial and metal music “survivor anthems”. Lingua has always taken a radical, unflinching approach to themes of violence and vengeance, and builds on the transformation of the survivor at the core of this narrative.

Start time: 7pm

offshore website launch

Talent management and casting agency, OFFSHORE, celebrates the launch of their anticipated website. With a fusion of Hip-Hop, Dance, House, Baile Funk and R&B in one night, we will bring New York together for a pure dance experience.

This is a free event with RSVP.

Start time: 7pm

ears open: rob reddy octet

Charlie Burnham – violin; John Carlson – trumpets; Rob Reddy – soprano/alto saxophones; James Brandon Lewis – tenor saxophone; Curtis Fowlkes – trombone; Brandon Ross – guitars; Dom Richards – double bass; Pheeroan akLaff – drums

American composer and saxophonist Rob Reddy emerged on the New York Jazz/New Music scene in the late 1980s. While remaining always contemporary, his innovative composing is rooted in the American folk forms ((blues, gospel, Appalachian, marching band, Jazz). He weaves together the sounds and rhythms of his predecessors with those of the present moment to create his own new American Music. His recordings and working ensembles have consistently drawn on a pool of musicians whose sounds and strengths have become an essential part of presenting his music. This current premiere of new music for octet is no exception. For this performance Reddy will be joined by long time collaborators Charlie Burnham (violin), John Carlson (trumpet), Brandon Ross (guitars), Dom Richards (double bass) and Pheeroan akLaff (drums), as well two newer collaborators Curtis Fowlkes (trombone) and James Brandon Lewis (tenor saxophone). He is currently developing INTERRUPTION!, a cross-genre performance piece for large ensemble, spoken word artist Oliver Lake and video. He is also developing “Where’s Marilyn?,” a piece which delves into his experiences growing up in a small town that supported one of the largest state psychiatric facilities for over 100 years, and explores themes of memory, community, and the politics of mental healthcare.

Start time: 9pm

dog rescue fundraiser w/ heathered pearls + guests

A fundraiser for Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue & Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue.

Housed in the original headquarters for the ASPCA, Public Records is committed to the welfare and safety of all animals. On September 19, we invite you to an evening fundraiser for two dog rescues from Brooklyn + Detroit. Heathered Pearls is the work of Polish-born Brooklynite Jakub Alexander who serves as a curator for Tycho’s ISO50 blog, co-founder of the Moodgadget label, and A&R at Ghostly International. Adrian David Ross [Pan] + Tristan Arp [Human Pitch] + Monolithic [CLIPP] will be opening the night to help celebrate these great organizations.

Proceeds from admission and merchandise will be donated to both rescues.

Start time: 9pm

bradley zero [all night long]

Founder of Rhythm Section International, Bradley Zero is making the trip across the pond to the Public Records Sound Room. Whether it’s his NTS radio show or one of his many London parties, Zero has a passion for sharing his eclectic choices both old and new. His sets are instilled with a deep sense of community and we’re looking forward to sharing it with our own PR family.

Start time: 10pm

bushwacka! [all night long]

Bushwacka! is a producer and disc jockey with whom many will be familiar and fond – he remains a UK icon of sorts having released amidst the classic era of acid house and then evolved through his collaborations with Layo. He has dabbled in a spectrum of genres but most notably during the nineties, he was involved in an emerging, tech-house sound which has since been reborn as of late with reissues by the likes of Holding Hands amongst others. Perhaps an unsung hero of the genre, his music sounds just as relevant and enticing now as it did back in the 90’s. Join Public Records as Matthew pulls out vinyl gems from his collection, from deep to tech to breaks for an all night long affair in the Sound Room.

Start time: 10pm

brad loving [live] + lori scacco [live]

Brad Loving is a Brooklyn based electronic musician. He’s one third of Reunion Island and previously recorded under the monikers You Are Lightning, Lobisomem, and Ambivert.

This evening’s gig is a celebration of the release of Reunion Island’s debut album, Collapse. Collapse was recorded with John McEntire of Tortoise in the summer of 2018 at Soma Studios.

Opening for Brad is Lori Scacco with a live performance. Scacco is a composer, producer, and sound collagist based in New York City. Using micro-sound, melody, acoustic resonance, and digital processing, she creates liminal, elemental music through synthesis. Scacco released her first solo album, Circles, on Prefuse 73’s Eastern Developments imprint, and was the co-founder and guitarist of Seely, the first American band on Too Pure. Her latest LP is Desire Loop, out now on Mysteries of the Deep.

Start time: 8pm

dj spinna + carlos mena present: dialog

Two of Brooklyn’s finest are teaming up to bring you a monthly Deep House excursion inside of Public Records’ magnificent Sound Room. The Legendary DJ Spinna linked to Spike Lee, De La Soul and Stevie Wonder, known for his tasteful approach to all things Soulful and Carlos Mena aka Casamena linked to Pharcyde and Arrested Development, called a “rhythmic powerhouse” by Mixmag, are coming together to share music from their personal vinyl collections. Using their full musical vocabulary they proudly present “DIALOG”. Join us for a free preview in the Bar at Public Records on August 22 at 9PM and the Launch Party in the Sound Room on September 26th.

Start time: 9pm

This event is free before 11 with RSVP

pacific rhythm w/ project pablo

Public Records welcomes Montreal native, Project Pablo for another deep dive into the warm waters of Pacific Rhythm, the Vancouver based label that has released some of the most iconic atmospheric emotion-laden house in recent memory. Feel the Rhythm. All night long.

Start time: 10pm

young marco [all night long]

A champion of “unclassics”, Marco Sterk aka Young Marco has an otherworldly knack for taking his audience through a handful of genres in the blink of an eye. Whether it be quirky Middle Eastern disco or rare techno gems, the Safe Trip label owner + founder is sure to keep the crowd on their feet for the duration of his 6-hour set.

Start time: 10pm

ambient cafe: lucrecia dalt + blankfor.ms + francis harris
Sat 9.28
IN THE BAR

Francis Harris’ monthly afternoon event in the bar featuring live ambient acts along with our favorite vinyl oddity selectors. Pull up a chair, have a matcha cocktail from our partners at Matchabar. Get weird at Ambient Cafe.

This event is free entry.

Start time: 2pm

palmistry [live]
Thu 10.3
SOUND ROOM

Palmistry is the project of British musician Benjy Keating. A vocalist and producer with a singular vision and voice, Palmistry makes hybridized pop music that is both distinctly new and yet, like the best songwriting, sounds instantly familiar.

Start time: 8pm

janeret + apt-9 records

Mickael Jeanneret is one of a handful of talented rising French DJ-producers signed to Yoyaku, the Paris-based record label, record store, and booking agency. As Janeret, he performs regularly through Europe, but has also toured Japan, Australia, and the Americas. Acknowledged for his energetic sets that incorporate minimal house and breaks, expect him + Apt-9 Records to pack the dance floor.

Start time: 10pm

kornél kovács + justin miller

Earning the title of “Stockholm’s youngest former jungle DJ” by the age of 14, Kornél Kovács has been on the scene from a very young age. Kovács makes up one third of label Studio Barnhus with best friends and producers Axel Boman and Petter Nordkvist. Coming off the release of his second album “Stockholm Marathon” earlier this year, expect deep + infectious grooves from Kovács with an opening set from PR favorite Justin Miller.

Start time: 10pm

queen! nyc affair

Chicago’s legendary underground queer party, Queen!, invades Brooklyn with founding DJs Michael Serafini & Garrett David all night long. Hosted by Chicago club kid royalty, Jojo Baby, and rising starlet, Nico. Lqqks strongly encouraged.

Start time: 10pm

kingdoms 001: earthen sea + gregg kowalsky + james friedman

Kingdoms is a new series at Public Records which serves as an extension of the record label of the same name founded by Francis Harris. Known for their melodic noise, ambient, neo-classical + dub releases, Kingdoms will feature eclectic offerings from their own artists and friends of the label. The first edition kicks things off with Earthen Sea who just released his second LP on Kranky “Grass And Trees”, a hypnotic collection of subdued + ever-evolving tracks. Joining him is Mexican Summer artist Gregg Kowalsky and Throne of Blood founder and partner in Kingdoms, James Friedman.

Start time: 7pm

public records + shelter present: back to the deep

Crossing generations of fans in New York, Timmy Regisford joins Public Records music director and partner Francis Harris for a monthly affair in the Sound Room with one question in mind: How deep is your love for House?

Start time: 9pm

theo parrish

Sound Signature label owner and champion of all things house + techno, Theo Parrish joins us in the Sound Room for a 6 hour DJ set. A Chicago native now residing in Detroit, Parrish extracts sounds from both cities along with influences from jazz artists like Miles Davis, Nina Simone and George Gershwin to craft a style all his own. Whether it’s in 3 Chairs or on his solo records, Parrish never fails to get people on their feet.

Start time: 10pm

dope jams hallowe'en ball

Given the all-consuming unreality of 2019 thus far, the respite that is Hallowe’en could not have come sooner. By now you may know the fellas here look forward to this day with the giddy anticipation of a couple of schoolgirls—Hallowe’en is New Year’s on the Dope Jams calendar—ecstatic at the prospect of once again tossing aside any semblance of false reality, adorning the mask of absurdity affirmed, and convening the freaks for an all-out-intoxicated-free-for-all of massive hedonistic proportions that will be Dope Jams’ 11th Annual Costume Ball. Literally all of the store’s energies, hopes, aspirations and exertions are stored in reserve for this one day. On this last honest holiday, we find ourselves discarding moderation, decency, respectability and all fundamental norms of social acceptance and indulging ourselves in the bizarre ritual of dress and play, impulse and consumption, self-deprecation and social degeneration that is Hallowe’en. This yearly rite of passage into the dark months is what keeps Dope Jams going the rest of the year round, precipitating an all out explosion of joyful debauchery that reminds us that the only serious endeavor left in the violent banality of our virtual prison is to shed the psychic costume, put down the iphone and forget about your responsibilities for one measly evening.

As with each year, everything has been put in order well in advance: the club is fully decorated with typical devotion, the treats mixed just right for maximal mental deterioration, and the haunted ghosts conjured to wreak their fiendish havoc for another extravaganza of excess. Dope Jams have scoured the infernal gamut of the dance music spectrum to serve up their spookiest, most spine-tingling salutation to the dark spirits of house music yet. Costumes are strongly encouraged, you will be met with considerable disdain if you dare set your foot on sacred ground without sufficiently daft attire (Rafael’s mermanic-pornstar is a good benchmark). For the rest of you party people—downtrodden, jaded, angry, or just plain indifferent—make the choice: attend another mediocre Halloween bash at your friend’s half-assedly adorned apartment or come to Public Records on October 26, 2019 and join us for our annual Dionysian jubilee!

Start time: 10pm

foxes in fiction [album release]

Dream pop artist Foxes in Fiction also known as Warren Hildebrand is releasing his new album “Trillium Killer” on Orchid Tapes on October 18th. Join him in the Sound Room for the album release party.

Start time: 7pm

sudan archives [live]

Violinist, singer, songwriter and producer Sudan Archives will release her debut album Athena this November on Stones Throw Records. With its unique blend of influences and styles, it is the definitive statement from a truly groundbreaking artist.

Athena follows on from the EPs Sudan Archives (2017) and Sink (2018), whose thrilling sound and distinctive creative vision were praised by the New York Times, Pitchfork, Vogue and more. Athena builds on Sink and Sudan Archives’ foundation of soaring vocals, enigmatic lyrics, and violin-led arrangements with a fuller and richer sound — the result of fruitful collaboration. Having worked solely with Stones Throw and Leaving Records’ Matthewdavid on her EPs, Sudan invited a cast of musicians to collaborate on her vision for Athena: producers Washed Out, Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Sampha, King Krule), and Paul White (Danny Brown), as well as jazz players, rappers, and more.

Start time: 8pm

devon welsh [live] + abandon

Devon Welsh of Majical Cloudz will be performing live in the Sound Room. Opening for him is Abandon.

Start time: 7pm

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punch drunk love with frank + grant + jacques bon
yu su [all night long]
maayan nidam [all night long]
ramzi & friends: dj fati / ramzi [live] + nap + stephen [total stasis]
jason kendig [of honey soundsystem]
djrum + blazer soundsystem
ccl + flora fm
hieroglyphic being [live pa] + kalawila
huerco s [all night long]
sen.si.tive with tygapaw + false witness + gooddroid
leo leal + amelia holt
mystic bill [ all night long ]
octo octa presents love hypnosis
dj seinfeld
scissor and thread [all day/all night]
let's play house + tropical hangover
jackie house [of honey soundsystem]
savile + acemo
norm talley + james duncan
ryan elliott
patrice scott
jenifa mayanja + nikki [ shaker mountain ]
king britt
david morales [red zone session]
iron curtis + map.ache
fokus presents: skulptor + dee diggs + heidi sabertooth
seb wildblood
rick wilhite + nathaniel jay
augusto olivani + renata do valle
ge-ology
ash lauryn + stefan ringer
ex-terrestrial
ron trent & friends
brawther
mark ernestus [ rhythm + sound ] + rb of dk records
juju and jordash + francis harris
dj qu + joey anderson
amir abdullah + trus'me
call super + ccl
jlin [ live set ]
fett burger
kyle hall + jitwam
shawn dub + monchan + butter
lawrence + carsten jost [ dial residency ]
love injection + cedric woo
tropical hangover pres: hugo capablanca
queen majesty presents: edan & akalepse
prince language + ivan berko
hidden spheres
rich medina + zernell
martin rev + vj divine enfant + nick klein + plastic ivy
jovonn + kai alce + michael scott
mood hut with liam butler + neo image + c.z.wang
tom of england pres: away day
music from memory's jamie tiller + jonny nash
semi-frontiers pres: blazer sound system
fit siegel + frank + aakmael
tropical hangover pres: skyrager with justin miller
rafael anton irissari
Pacific Rhythm with DJ D.Dee
Ge-ology
Mechanical + Heathered Pearls
Maayan Nidam
Optimo
Dave Grubbs + Oren Ambarchi