Webster Hall is one of New York City's most iconic venues. Shows have been going there for almost 120 years and Webster's seen the likes of superstars Madonna and Tina Turner grace its stage. More recently, the 'Girls & Boys' parties introduced the city to true bass music culture and now, there is a new breed arriving on the dancefloor.
Introducing Webster Hall's weekly 'Gotham' event series, a selective and intelligently conceptual show highlighting house and techno that kicks off on July 16.
'Gotham' is a serious shift from the venue's usual fanbase as it plans to bring the best underground acts to its main room. A dark, steampunk aesthetic will set the series apart from its usual design, placing the DJ booth on the dancefloor and encouraging fans to join artists on stage where a full bar will be in operation.
The stylized series will also feature costumed actors and dancers to add to its '1920's apocalyptic noir' image, bringing full theatrics complete with aerialists and balcony repellers.
'Gotham' will be jumping into the ring with Brooklyn's already thriving house and techno community, calling for top-of- the-line curation and design.
The first installment of 'Gotham' on July 16 is titled 'Chapter 1: The Realization' and will be headlined by house artist Nora En Pure.
Check out the mysterious, film noir-inspired teaser below.
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