It’s about to happen: Fashion’s Night Out. You’ve already watched the Biebs and Posh plug the night on repeat and studied up on where to find free foodin’ and boozin’. Now, here’s our guide to all the musical entertainment of the evening--broken down by live performances (Azealia Banks, Cindi Lauper, Chairlift), DJ sets by moonlighting and celeb turntable talents (Alexa Chung, Solange Knowles) and the music of late night drinking champions: karaoke (hey, that counts as entertainment--mainly for yourself, we don’t take responsibility for the people around you...). Check out the full breakdown (in alphabetical order):
LIVE PERFORMANCES Where: Amarcord, 252 Lafayette St (between Prince and Spring Sts) When: 7:30pm to 11pm (band performance time TBD) The Talent: The Tablets – an arty/culty electro-pop garage outfit founded by Brooklyn-based (but of course) Liz Godoy. Depending on her mood, she’ll be performing with one partner or up to six of her musically inclined BFFs. Where: The Men’s Store, Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Ave (between 57th and 58th Sts) When: 7:00pm to 9:00pm The Talent: The Blue Vipers of Brooklyn, providing uptown-friendly jazzy, swing and blues melodies. (Claims to fame: Playing Lisa Loeb’s 2009 wedding and Bergdorf’s Fashion’s Night Out bash last year. DJ Thomas Meggs will be on hand for a musical assist.) Where: Fifth Floor, Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave (at 59th St) When: 7pm and 8:30pm The Talent: Electro-rock band and Fordham University alum-founded Dangerous Muse. They’ll be extra excited for FNO since they’re celebrating their new EP, “RED”. (Download their free single “I Can’t Help It” to prepare, right here: dangerousmuse.com.) Brooklyn electro-crooner Sandflower will be opening. Where: Jeffrey, 449 W. 14th St (between Washington St and Tenth Ave) Time: 6pm to 9pm The Talent: Now there’s no word of an actual performance, but we can always dream. Oscar-nominated actress and YSL muse Jessica Chastain and Downton Abbey dreamboat Dan “Matthew Crawley” Stevens will be making an appearance to plug their Broadway musical The Heiress and make everyone swoon. Where: MAC, 506 Broadway (between Broome and Spring Sts) When: 7:00pm to 10:00pm (exact performance time TBD) The Talent: Rapper, singer, Alexander Wang spokesmodel and safe sex advocate Azealia Banks will give an undoubtedly amazing performance. DJ Cosmo will be on the decks to pump up the crowd for the show. Where: Manolo Blahnik, 31 West 54th St (between 5th and 6th Aves) When: 8:30pm The Talent: Girls just wanna have fun and so do fashion types (and shoe lovers) so Cyndi Lauper’s performance at Manolo Blahnik makes total sense. The legendary singer is plugging her new musical, Kinky Boots. Where: Rockefeller Center, 30 Rockefeller Plaza (49th St between 5th and 6th Aves) When: 6pm to 11pm (exact performance times TBD) The Talent: Scottish indie band We Were Promised Jetpacks and touring partners from Washington State, The Lonely Forest, bring some straight up rocker cred to the otherwise buttoned up Rockefeller Center for a night of shopping and fashion shows. Where: Prada, 575 Broadway (at Prince) When: 6pm to 10pm (exact performance time TBD) The Talent: Synth rock duo Chairlift, who hail from Brooklyn, naturally. The synth rockers seem to be the go-to indie band for fashiony events, so their ethereally haunting beats will be right at home in the trippy Rem Koolhaas-designed boutique.
Where: Salvatore Ferragamo, 655 Fifth Ave (at 52nd St) When: 7pm to 9pm The Talent: Russian new wavey, synth-pop trio Tesla Boy is providing the live entertainment for this opulent-sounding party (named “From Russia With Love”), which is inspired by decadent Czarist-era Russia. Fittingly, a trifecta of Russian It Girls – Miroslava Duma, Elena Perminova, and Anya Ziourova – will be hosting the party. Where: Scoop NYC Block Party, 875 Washington St (at 14th St) When: 6pm to 9pm The Talent: One-man-band St. Lucia (a.k.a. South African-raised and Brooklyn-based Jean-Phillip Grobler) brings his super-catchy electro synth-poppin’ beats to the MPD extravaganza. We predict an impromptu new-New Wave dance party and DJ Mick Boogie will be on hand to make sure the music doesn’t stop.
Where: Topshop, 478 Broadway (at Broome St) When: 6:30 PM to 9 PM The Talent: The Misshapes will be heading up the TopShop NYC party, but if you can't make their set, there will be a host of DJs in store, including DJ Lindsey.
Where: Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor When: 9pm The Talent: Vanessa Carlton! Remember her?
Celeb DJ Sets Where: DKNY, 655 Madison Ave (at 60th St) When: 6pm to 10pm On the Turntables: Designer Chrissie Miller is multi-tasking behind the decks for the evening. And we just have to mention: Fashion icon and FNO vet Miss Piggy is co-hosting with Patrick McMullan. We can’t wait for the Page Six report the day after. Where: DVF, 874 Washington St (at 14th St) When: 6pm to 11pm On the Turntables: Singer, songwriter, Madewell model and total fashion-girl crush Solange Knowles will be spinning her sure-to-be-stellar musical choices for the evening. Where: DVF, 135 Wooster St (between Prince and W. Houston Sts) When: 6pm to 10pm On the Turntables: Looks like DVF has one-two-punch on snagging the cool girl DJs for FNO. Danish singer/songwriter/stunner Oh Land is taking a break from the stage to hit the DJ booth at the downtown fete. Where: The Hoodie Shop, 181 Orchard St (between E. Houston and Stanton Sts) When: 6pm to 11pm On the Turntables: The Roots’ multi-hyphenate DJ, drummer, producer and journalist ?uestlove takes a break from his responsibilities at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon for a set at this LES carnival party. Where: Intermix, 812 Washington St (at Gansevoort St) When: 6:30pm to 9pm On the Turntables: They’ve toured with Sleigh Bells and remixed hits from the likes of Katy Perry to Marina & the Diamonds and now DJ duo The Knocks will be spinning “of the moment” tunes on FNO. Ten bucks on hearing some “Call Me Maybe”. Where: M Missoni, 426 W. Broadway (between Prince and Spring Sts) When: 6pm to 10pm On the Turntables: Fashion fave DJ sister duo Kissette will man the decks for the night. And in a synergistic retail move, colorful and limited edition M Missoni headphones will be on sale during the evening.
Where: Moschino, 401 West 14th St (at 9th Ave) When: 6pm to 11pm On the Turntables: Alexa Chung will be playing a recently-burned CD while pretending to mix and scratch (well, according to her hilariously revealing interview with Jimmy Fallon). Maybe she'll break out her adorable “walking down the stairs” routine behind the decks – while looking ah-mazing per usual. Where: Piperlime, 121 Wooster St (at Prince St) When: 6pm to 11pm On the Turntables: Run DMC’s iconic Rev Run and Doutzen Kroes ex-DJ Ruckus will mix and play some hip hop-infused beats at the opening of Piperlime’s first brick and mortar outpost. Maybe the bumpin’ bass will lure the usually prim and proper Guest Editor Olivia Palermo onto the dance floor.
DIY Tunes: Karaoke Where: Michael Kors, 667 Madison Ave (at 61st St) When: 6:00pm to 11:00pm The Lowdown: This isn’t just some grab the mic and sing any old rendition of “Wonderwall” – your amateur singing skills will be judged by the sharp-tongued Project Runway judge and designer Michael Kors himself, plus guest celeb judges Nikki Reed, Nina Arianda and Kate Upton. Bonus points if you can get Kate Upton to Cat Daddy to your song. Where: Opening Ceremony at the Ace Hotel, 20 West 29th St (at Broadway) When: 6pm to 11pm The Lowdown: OC is hitting the Ace again in a match made in hipster fashion fiend heaven. Korea is the theme this year, so naturally there’s a karaoke room – better known as a noraebang (which many of us have joyfully experienced on 32nd Street after a few too many drinks around 2am-ish). While there will be “special hosts” on hand, no mention of Simon Cowell-esque judges, so go ahead and sing (scream) your hearts out to “Don’t Stop Believing”.
Where: Alexis Bittar, 465 Broome Street When: 6pm to 10pm The Lowdown: Comedian and performer Bridget Everett will host an evening of karaoke and complimentary cocktails that will come in handy if you want a $50 gift card to the store. They've be distributed to everyone brave enough to take the mike.