As an EDM fan from Long Island, I’ve always found it a bit troubling to make my way into Manhattan for a night of music. There is a two-hour train ride into the city before needing to navigate a subway or take a cab to a venue, effectively making the process of simply “getting there” (or worse, getting back) a three-hour-plus excursion.
Enter The Wall, a new club from the same owners of Webster Hall located on 30th Street between 7th and 8th avenues, literally one block from Penn Station/Madison Square Garden. I got the chance to check out TheWall and Fools Gold label co-owner Nick Catchdubs’ release party for his new single, Bizness, and I was pleasantly surprised by the kind of splash TheWall is going to make in the New York club scene.
TheWall doesn’t aim to be the grandest of New York City clubs, embracing the dark, gritty feel of a proper nightclub while places like Webster Hall aim to be more of a concert venue. Upon entering the club, you immediately feel like a mouse in a maze; small and winding corridors lead you through a musical labyrinth where, fortunately, the reward is NOT cheese, but instead a more-than-apt main room decked out with cages for dancers and a wonderfully balanced sound system that does the space justice.
Keep an eye out for TheWall’s developing lineup as they plan to bring a bit more diversity and underground sounds than you’d hear at their thriving sister-club, Webster Hall.