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Thanksgiving is upon us, and we’ll be damned if we let all that heavy eating distract us from our one true purpose in this world: partying. If you’re with us, here are a few options to reverse the weight you gained when your mom’s fantastic cooking made you decide fourths were a good idea. (We’ll work on thirds and seconds tomorrow, no need to get ahead of ourselves.)

San Francisco

Cream of Beat “celebrates the golden era of hip hop, R&B/Soul, and reggae/dancehall” at The Mezzanine tomorrow. Digital Underground and Souls of Mischief will perform, so if you want to chill from 9pm to infinity, this is your spot on Thanksgiving night.

Los Angeles

Vinyl Thursdays has a slogan: “no laptops, no iPods, no bullshit.” This wax-only party goes down on the 4th Thursday every month at Beauty Bar, where they’ll serve up techno & trance jams all night long. This Thanksgiving is no exception. Eat your meal, maybe take a nap, give your body time to fight off all that tryptophan, then head back out and dance your ass off. Bonus: if you need to justify how much you ate, you can play this one off as exercise.

New York

Carter Van Pelt (host of WKCR’s Reggae Riddims show) and Dave Hahn (from Dub Is a Weapon) will spin for Roots Rock Reggae, an early-evening party which will pay homage to its namesake. It runs from 6pm-10pm at Motor City Bar, which leaves you enough time to hustle on over to…

?uestlove! His residency at Brooklyn Bowl continues, where he’ll spin “deep funk and soul, roller-boogie material, and all-eras R&B.” Doors will open at 10:30pm. While we’re here, check out the crazy video for “Make My,” the first single off The Roots‘ equally crazy concept album Undun, which sees its release on December 6th.


Our friends at Stic of the Week pointed us to Dusty Grooves at Cobra Lounge, featuring the throwback stylings of DJ Johnny Walker and more drink specials than you can shake a stick at. I was going to say “more drink specials than you can drink,” but I don’t want to underestimate you, dear reader. 3 dollar Jameson? 35 cent chicken wings!? Yes please.

DJ Johnny Walker will play at Cobra Lounge in Chicago on Thanksgiving.