DownBeats Party Guide: Thanksgiving 2016

By | November 22, 2016
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With plenty of options to choose from, we put together a guide of the best parties happening in the United States this Thanksgiving weekend.

Whatever you do, don’t forget your pair of DownBeats ear plugs at home, you’re going to need them!

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Boston, Anjunadeep Showcase at Bijou, 11/23

The famed Anjunadeep label continues on its North American tour, touching down at Boston’s underground dance music venue Bijou on the Eve of Thanksgiving Day. On the lineup are some of the label’s established and rising favorites, including Gab Rhome, Theo Kottis and Yotto.

Tickets on the club’s official website  // $15 + fees // 21+

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Brooklyn, Blkmarket Membership with Apollonia at TBA, 11/26

French trio Apollonia will be dropping house gems left, right and center when they visit Brooklyn for a special Blkmarket Membership night with residents Taimur & Fahad also spinning. As usual, the party will run late until at least 9am, so have your dancing shoes ready for this one.

Tickets on Resident Advisor // $30 + fees // 21+

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Chicago, Hot Since 82 at the MID, 11/23

Knee Deep in Sound boss Hot Since 82 is back in Chicago for a Black Wednesday performance at the MID, located just west of the city’s downtown area. The club’s resident Zebo and local house/techno DJ Steve Gerard are on support duties to kickstart the Thanksgiving Eve party.

Tickets on Clubtix // $10 + fees // 21+

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Chicago, Guti (Live) at the Spybar, 11/25

Desolat’s Guti returns to the Windy City on the Friday following Thanksgiving for a special live performance at River North basement club Spybar. Expect a packed grooving dance floor for this one, with Roustam and CENA set to get the mood going early in the night.

Use pw HOUSE OF CHI for free entry. See FB Event for info // 21+

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Hawaii, Asylum 8 Yr Anniversary at Asylum Afterhours, 11/25-27

The best party in Hawaii, hands down. And not just this coming Thanksgiving weekend! The guys behind Asylum are celebrating their 8 Year Anniversary with a two-day non-stop party that begins at midnight on Friday and ends at some point the Sunday after. On the lineup Trus’me, a new Berlin transplant via London to Hawaii for his first ever appearance, as well as Satoshi Otsuki, Sugiurumn and Moodman all from Japan.

Tickets on Resident Advisor // $25 + fees // 21+

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Los Angeles, Incognito ft. Jan Blomqvist + Lee Reynolds at TBA, 11/23

One of LA’s favorite underground outfits is back this Black Wednesday with a 2nd annual Turkey Eve celebration featuring Swedish techno star Jan Blomqvist and Godfather of Desert Hearts, Lee Reynolds. Incognito parties are always a treat, showcasing quality music in true underground setting. Also playing Gerard Not Gerald and Adrian Adonis.

Tickets on Ticketleap // $20 + fees // 21+

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Los Angeles, Droid Behavior – Interface 55 / 14 Years at TBA, 11/26

Some of the best techno minds in the US will be gathering for a special 55th edition of Interface, celebrating 14 years of the iconic party series run by Los Angeles’ techno label and crew Droid. Taking place on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the lineup features Drumcell, Truncate, Raiz, DJ Hyperactive, Subversive, and Dean Paul, and will go until 7am.

Tickets on Resident Advisor // $20 + fees // 21+

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Miami, The Martinez Brothers & Camea at Heart Nightclub, 11/26

Miami is filled with quality parties throughout the entire week of Thanksgiving. The Martinez Brothers and Camea, however, stand out to provide a solid night filled with quality house music and plenty of groove to lose the weight you are sure to have gained the day before. Best of all, the party goes on until 11am!

Tickets on Resident Advisor // $20 + fees // 21+

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San Bernardino (CA), Dreamstate SoCal 2016 at the NOS Center, 11/25-26

Trance is the name of the game at the Dreamstate party series organized by Insomniac Events, and their return to SoCal is arguably their biggest yet with four stages and well over 50 artists all scheduled to play including heavyweights Aly & Fila, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, Paul Oakenfold, Paul van Dyk and Simon Patterson.

Tickets on Front Gate Tickets // $85 + fees // 18+

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Washington D.C., Joseph Capriati at Soundcheck, 11/25

One of Italy’s most prominent names in techno, Joseph Capriati, returns Stateside for a visit to the country’s capital. The event, held at Club Glows’ underground venture Soundcheck, ends at 4am and is 18+

Tickets on Ticketfly  // $25 + fees // 18+

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