- Subway Soul Club at Rififi
332 E. 11th St., 212-677-6309
- Felix Hernandez at the Roseland Ballroom
239 West 52nd St., 212-247-0200
Uptempo sixties songs you haven’t heard before are the fare at Rififi’s free third-Saturday-of-the-month Subway Soul Club, where obsessive D.J.’s and a smallish packed dance floor add up to a rousing evening. When Felix Hernandez throws his monthly soulfests at the Roseland Ballroom (see classicsoul.com for details), a decked-out crowd of thousands comes for hits of the sixties through eighties punctuated by some catchy obscurities—and the occasional line dance. Book early; they always sell out.
Best Soul Music
From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).