The DFA Holiday Party touches down on Le Poisson Rouge tomorrow night. And the dance music label's bash is the perfect way to offset those fears of finding yourself under the mistletoe with your cousin when you put in the obligatory family time next week. -
Chances are, the DFA family is cooler than yours. Co-founded by LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy, the dance-punk-disco label has helped New York reemerge as a musical capital in a genre other Brooklyn indie rock. Since its inception in 2001, DFA has ushered acts like The Rapture, The Juan Maclean, Hot Chip, Hercules and Love Affair and, of course, LCD Soundsystem onto the global stage.
Saturday's festivities include DJ sets by Special Disco Version (the one-two punch of Murphy and Pat Mahoney), the estimable Holy Ghost, Matt Cash and Justin Chearno. The party also features a live set by Philly up and comers Free Energy. Doors open at 11pm and tickets cost a mere $5 if you buy in advance here.