Throwback Thursday: Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, Mama Zap at Giant Step SummerStage 2001

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With the madness of the holidays behind us and Mother Nature giving us some weather related blues, we thought it would be a nice vacation for the soul to take this Throwback Thursday to revisit a particularly hot and humid summer night with Erykah Badu at Central Park.

There’s something special about summertime in New York. The city slows down and everyone’s a bit more carefree. It’s late in the season, and the long, sweltering days make us hesitant to venture from our little slice of heaven we’ve found in the closest air conditioning. It was a show not to be missed though, and everyone knew the promise of the night would be worth the heaviness in the air. It was August 6, 2001 and those that faced the above and underground temperatures made it to one of the city’s favorite escapes for the SummerStage concert series.

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#Offline Brings Out Erykah Badu & Next Week Celebrates MLK

 

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The first #Offline party of the year was a huge success! And when we say special guests come out, we meant it: last night the inimitable Erykah Badu DJ’ed back to back with Q-Tip until the club closed for the night. Yep. You can stop hitting yourself now.

Next week, we invite you out for a very special #Offline in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.‘s legacy. Start the holiday weekend early with The Abstract as he spins an eclectic mix of funk and boogie, and be part of what people are calling “the best party in New York.”

Past guests have included Busta Rhymes, Dave Chappelle, Mark Ronson, and Nile Rodgers, to name a few, and you never know who’s going to show up next! Don’t miss out.

Event Details
#Offline MLK Jr. Celebration
w/ Q-Tip & Natasha Diggs + Special Guests

Wednesday, January 15
10PM

Tickets: $15 adv / $20 door
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74 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

NYC: #Offline Returns w/ Q-Tip & Natasha Diggs, Tonight!

 

Tonight, #Offline returns with our first installment of 2014. As per usual we have Q-Tip holding down the night playing his eclectic sets of funk, disco, and boogie. Joining him on the decks is Natasha Diggs plus special guests.

Last year was an incredible time for #offline, every week the party kept getting bigger and better than the previous one. We are looking forward to kicking off this year with a bang, so come join us and be among the first die hard’s on the dance floor!

Event Details
Giant Step Presents #Offline w/ Q-Tip

Wednesday, January 8th
Doors 10PM

Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door
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74 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

NYC: Afrika Bambaataa (DJ SET) w/ Cosmo Baker & DJ OP! at LPR – 1/4

 

This Saturday, we are proud to present, Afrika Bambaataa, the godfather of Electro Funk at Le Poisson Rouge. Also, joining the show is long time Giant Step friends, Cosmo Baker and DJ OP. Once these masters of funk, disco and hip-hop get together there’s no telling what deep cuts you’re going to hear. This show is going to be one for the memory banks, so come help us kick off the new year in style!

Event Details
Afrika Bambaataa w/ Cosmo Baker & DJ OP!

Saturday, January 4th
Doors 11PM

Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door
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(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York NY, 10012

NYC: #Offline Returns w/ Q-Tip & Natasha Diggs + Special Guests – 1/8

 

This week, #Offline returns with our first installment of 2014. As per usual we have Q-Tip holding down the night playing his eclectic sets of funk, disco, and boogie. Joining him on the decks is Natasha Diggs plus special guests.

Last year was an incredible time for #offline, every week the party kept getting bigger and better than the previous one. We are looking forward to kicking off this year with a bang, so come join us and be among the first die hard’s on the dance floor!

Event Details
Giant Step Presents #Offline w/ Q-Tip

Wednesday, January 8th
Doors 10PM

Tickets: $15 advance / $20 door
Purchase tickets

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74 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY