Curator Spotlight: Webster Hall

Since its inception in 1886, Webster Hall has been at the forefront of  New York City’s music scene.

Located in NYC’s East Village, the coveted venue functioned as a recording studio for music icons in the 1950’s and ‘60s. Icons such as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and Frank Sinatra all recorded at Webster Hall! The club became an influential rock and punk locale in the ‘80s where U2, Depeche Mode, and The Cure all played their first North American shows.

Since the ‘90s, Webster Hall has become a hub for every type of music genre welcoming the likes of Madonna, The Killers, Prince, Nine Inch Nails, Adele, along with a long list of other talented artists.

Wanna see an example of just how exquisitely cool this venue really is? Check out this throwback video segment shot in 1995 at Madonna’s “Pajama Party” at Webster Hall. The attendees – numbered at 1,500 – celebrated the premiere of her “Bedtime Story” music video which broadcasted live on MTV.

Madonna & DJ Junior Vasquez - Webster Hall, 1995. 

Photo Cred: The Madgesty Collection

Fast-forward to just about five years ago when in-house party, Girls & Boys, stepped into the spotlight. Bringing the most cutting edge names in dance music to the stage, Girls & Boys continues to shape the musical and nightlife landscape of NYC. Artists who have recently rattled the Girls & Boys’ decks are Tchami, Robin Schulz, Thomas Jack, Trippy Turtle, Hotel Garuda, Keys N Krates, Break Science, Koan Sound, and Pegboard Nerds – and hey, these are just a sample of examples.

Webster Hall will bring their weekly Friday night Girls & Boys concept toMysteryland USA this year. We look forward to the surprising sights and sounds they have planned for the festival!

In the meantime, click here to check out our exclusive Webster Hall | Girls & Boys playlist. Party on!