The Rub November Flyer



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Saturday, November 24
The Rub
DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres
The Bell House
149 7th Street, BK, NY
$15 all night
Door by Rahnon


October 2018 Photos



Our October (Halloween Party!) pictures from The Rub are up on our Facebook! All by Sho Shots and Kenny Rodriguez.

To see the rest of ’s photos from The Rub Halloween 2018 party, visit our Facebook page.


On Thursday, November 8, we’ll be continuing our movie series at Alamo Drafthouse with 8 Mile.

How did Eminem not become a movie star? That’s the question fans and critics alike are still asking, since 8 MILE a semi-autobiographical drama that marked the rapper’s first lead role, was a major success and even won a best original song Oscar for its electrifying theme, “Lose Yourself.”

As Jimmy Smith Jr., known to friends and family as “Rabbit,” Eminem projects rough-edged charisma and an almost palpable intensity. While the role has a fairly narrow emotional range — most of the time, Rabbit is either quietly steaming or venting — it’s demanding because Rabbit is in every scene of the film. That’s an enormous burden to put on an inexperienced actor, but Eminem never appears overwhelmed by it.

The star is fortunate to have excellent support from Mekhi Phifer, Evan Jones and a bedraggled-looking Kim Basinger, as well as from director Curtis Hanson (L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, WONDER BOYS), who knows how to put an unexpected kick into an otherwise straightforward scene. The streets of Detroit also play a key role and it’s doubtful the Chamber of Commerce used 8 MILE to attract newcomers to town: Production designer Philip Messina portrays the Motor City as a Godforsaken wasteland of rusty cars, peeling paint, cracked asphalt and torched houses.

The screenplay by Scott Silver positions Rabbit as the successor to Tony Manero of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and, perhaps more directly, Prince’s The Kid in PURPLE RAIN. Rabbit works a mind-numbing job at a stamping plant and spends his spare time working on sharpening up his rhyming skills for weekly “battles” at clubs like The Shelter. After a falling-out with girlfriend Janeane (Taryn Manning), Rabbit unwillingly moves back in with his woebegone mother Stephanie (Basinger), who lives in a trailer with a pre-school-aged daughter and an out-of-whack boyfriend (Michael Shannon) who turns out to be one of Rabbit’s former classmates from high school.

Bad luck and lack of resources combine to give Rabbit a full inventory of frustrations and insecurities that he must learn to channel into his writing. One of the most fascinating bits in 8 MILE shows Rabbit listening to a tape of a rhythm track and trying to put together a rap. The lyrics come to him in bits and pieces, leaving gaps that he’ll have to fill with something he hasn’t thought of yet. It’s a superb illustration of the agonizing creative process, in which inspirations and ideas have to be processed and translated into words.

When Rabbit finally conjures up the courage to face down his enemies in a war of words, it’s every bit as exciting as John Travolta’s dance floor moves in FEVER or Prince’s climactic numbers in RAIN. All of the young man’s experiences are boiled down into a red-hot stream of street poetry that’s raw, hilarious and lethal. (James Sanford)

After the screening, join us for a special DJ inspired by the movie at the House of Wax!

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The Rub Halloween party



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Saturday, October 27
The Rub
DJ Eleven & DJ Ayres
w/ special guests DJ Riz & Prince Klassen
The Bell House
149 7th Street, BK, NY
$15 all night
Door by Rahnon


10.27 – Skip-the-line Tickets



We’ve got 50 more skip-the-line tickets available now for tomorrow night’s annual Halloween party at The Bell House. $15 (all in…no fees) jumps you right past the line and straight through the door to the festivities. If you can’t get any of these tickets in time, don’t worry…there should be plenty of tickets at the door. Special guests this month are DJ Riz and Prince Klassen. We hope to see you all in costume tomorrow night!

GET YOUR SKIP-THE-LINE TICKETS HERE


Rub Radio – DJ Riz live @ The Rub part 1 & 2



For our Halloween party coming up this Saturday, The Rub welcomes DJ Riz. To give you an idea of what to expect, this is a 2 hour live mix from 2011, when DJ Riz was invited by The Rub to celebrate their 11th anniversary. He played his set at breakneck speed, cramming in hundreds of songs ranging from hip hop, funk, soul, classics, trap, and much more. Don’t miss one of the best to ever do it crush the front room at The Bell House this Saturday night!

DOWNLOAD Rub Radio – DJ Riz live @ The Rub part 1 & 2


Our next Hip-Hop Movie Series is CB4 and it’s coming up on October 11!

A 1993 comedy following a fictional hip-hop group, CB4 is a parody of N.W.A. and gangsta rap of the era. Written by Chris Rock and Nelson George, CB4 features a stellar cast, including Halle Berry, Eazy-E, Ice-T, Ice Cube, Flavor Flav, Shaquille O’Neal, Charlie Murphy, Isaac Hayes, Phil Hartman, Chris Elliot, and the Butthole Surfers. Also includes music from CB4 (voiced by Kool Moe Dee, Daddy-O, and Hi-C), Public Enemy, KRS-One, and the Beastie Boys.

After the screening, join us for a special DJ inspired by the movie at the House of Wax!

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September 2018 Photos



Our September pictures from The Rub are up on our Facebook! All by Sho Shots

To see the rest of ’s photos from The Rub September 2018 party, visit our Facebook page.


The very first Rub was July 27, 2002 at Southpaw, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. In 16 years and 200+ parties, The Rub has toured the world, recorded a gazillion mixes, release countless records and CDs, and won a slew of awards.

To say it’s rare for a club night in New York City to last more than a few years is a gross understatement. So as The Rub approached its fifteenth anniversary, a project consistent with the milestone felt warranted. In the end, putting Sixteen Years of The Rub together was such a huge undertaking that it took another full year. (Imagining cutting 15,000 photos from the party down to the best 200!)

The idea and inspiration for the structure of Sixteen Years of The Rub came from Kenny Rodriguez, an accomplished photographer who one fateful night early in the party’s life set out to document an entire evening at the Brooklyn party, from before the doors opened until after all the party-goers had left. Following Kenny’s idea, the book starts at 9:30 PM and ends at 4:00 AM, with detours into crowd shots, guest DJs, the annual Halloween party mayhem, and lots of drunken hookups. Most of the images are Kenny’s, but ShoShots and Ian Meyer graciously contributed some of their favorite photos.

The result is a beautiful 150 page book full of joyful images of party people lost in the music.

Pick up this photographic history of The Rub in our Merch Store now!


9.28 – Skip-the-line Tickets



We’ve got 50 more skip-the-line tickets available now for tomorrow night’s party at The Bell House. $15 (all in…no fees) jumps you right past the line and straight through the door to the festivities. If you can’t get any of these tickets in time, don’t worry…there will be plenty of tickets at the door. Special guests this month are Makossa Cookout and Dirtyfinger. We hope to see you all tomorrow night!

GET YOUR SKIP-THE-LINE TICKETS HERE