Thursday, April 09, 2015

We'll warm up april somehow!

Friday, April 10

K2 Friday Nights at

The Rubin Museum of Art

6 pm - FREE

During K2 Friday Nights, Café Serai at The Rubin Museum of Art becomes the K2 Lounge, serving tasty small plates and delicious drinks to an arts minded crowd. DJ Ripley spins predominantly Central and South Asian pop music every K2 Friday Night from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Museum admission is free.

Saturday, April 18
The Athena Collective East Coast Kick-Off Showcase at


Noon to 9:00 pm - FREE

On Saturday, April 18th, The Athena Collective will be laying on the heat with a showcase of their east coast talent. This collective was formed to connect, inspire, and empower women in the music industry. Come out for a great brunch and stay for the music and the company.

Also featuring Jay Hill, Darelectric, Dollparts, REsy, Illexxandra, Tanja, K|REX, Shisaa, V, Teknacolor Ninja, The Beat Kitty, MAMBISA, Elecctro-Cute, Hydrah and Ms. DJ Lotus.

12-6p, enjoy Unlimited $1 mimosas with your brunch entree. 6p-close, enjoy a FREE beer with your delicious burger.

Wednesday, April 29
Dutty Artz Night at
The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn
8pm Doors - $8 adv / $10 at door

Friday, May 1
Hop Garage at Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire


The Hopkins Center, designed by Wallace Harrison, the architect of Lincoln Center and the United Nations Building in New York City, has served as the cultural hub of the Dartmouth College campus in Hanover, NH, since it first opened in November 1962. In 1988 the "Hop" was named by the National Endowment for the Arts as one of the nation's exemplary performing arts centers.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Ripley's March: Purim, Feminism, Hip-hop and technology in Utah!

Thursday, March 7

Purim Shpil Celebration at
East Midwood Jewish Center

This is the premiere event of the annual radical Purimshpil project, presented by The Workmen's Circle and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice! Since 2002, JFREJ has organized Purim spectacles to offer a powerful example of using cultural abundance for political organizing. This Jewish holiday is a perfect time for, as JFREJ puts it, "... noisemaking, rule-breaking, binary-blurring and an end to business as usual." This night features a folk pageant up-to-the-moment remixing the Book of Esther via live music, giant puppets, intricate hand-made masquerade, an inter-generational cross-cultural cast, audience participation, hamentashen and more! The evening will begin with a performance of the Purimshpil play, followed by music from the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, followed by DJ Ripley at midnight.

Friday, March 13

Feminist Press' 2nd Annual

Feminist Ball

Le Poisson Rouge
7pm - $40 / $250 VIP

The second annual Feminist Ball is an annual fundraiser benefiting the Feminist Press and celebrating New York City's feminist community. This year's event will feature former Indigo Girl Amy Ray, the cast of "SLUT: The Play," teenage punk band Harsh Crowd (from Willie Mae Rock Camp), DJ Ripley and more! Founded in 1970, Feminist Press is an independent, nonprofit literary publisher promoting freedom of expression and social justice, reprinting classic feminist literature and contemporary alike.

Saturday, March 28
Museum + Music at
Nora Eccles Harrison
Museum of Art | Logan, Utah
8pm - 9pm

For the second installment in the Museum + Music series for Spring 2015, the museum will host DJ Ripley, who will perform live inside the museum on March 28. This performance will be held in conjunction with the Department of Music's Hip Hop and Technology Symposium, featuring a speaking engagement with DJ Ripley's alter ego, Larisa Mann.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Ripley's January - Brazil and beyond!

Welcome to 2015!  Let's hit the ground running!

Thursday Nights Through January
Ace Hotel Lobby Residency
Ace Hotel, Manhattan
8pm - FREE

Select Thursdays in January (January 8th, 22nd and 29th), DJ Ripley sets up a free weekly residency at The Ace Hotel's lobby, just off 28th and Broadway. From 8pm-2am, Ripley will bring the eclectic Dutty Artz vibe to the plush, comfortable Ace Hotel lobby. The January 8th show will also feature a full band and a private happening from Laina Dawes (author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal).

Friday, January 23

K2 Friday Nights at
The Rubin Museum of Art
6pm - FREE

During K2 Friday Nights, Café Serai at The Rubin Museum of Art becomes the K2 Lounge, serving tasty small plates and delicious drinks to an arts minded crowd. DJ Ripley spins predominantly Central and South Asian pop music every K2 Friday Night from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.  Museum admission is free.


January 9 to 21

DJ Ripley's alter ego, Professor Larisa Mann heads to Rio on behalf of NYU's Emerging Markets in the Global Music Industry program to teach classes on the roots of soundsystem culture and the hyperglobal phenomenon of electronic dance music.

DJ Ripley has her own plans, including a special appearance on January 17 in Santos, São Paulo at the Festival Verāo do Mundo (World Summer Festival) and more South America dates TBA.

Venha me ver meus amigos!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Year's Day gig

2014 had some great moments and some really tough times. But it's been a good year for music, and for good friends old and new.

I'm pleased to announce that for the month of January I will be doing a residency every Thursday at the Ace Hotel Lobby, starting off with this Thursday, January 1.

 Please help me ring in the new year in a warm and friendly fashion. I will provide a soundtrack of rocksteady, dub, ska, cumbia, global reggae, and a bit of soulful and ragga 2step garage, plus whatever else stirs my fancy. The Ace Hotel provides big leather couches, fancy drinks, Stumptown coffee and good food. We're there 8pm-midnight and it's FREE! RSVP on Facebook here if you like