News

  • BST008 is currently available at the following NYC shops:

    Co-Op 87 Records

    Rough Trade NYC

    Halcyon the Shop

    BST008 is currently available at the following online US retailers:

    Experimedia

    Apothecary Compositions


    more shops to come

  • UPCOMING SHOWS

    Josef Gaard at Q Nightclub / SEATTLE / 4.21.15 / 9pm-late
    w/ John Talabot and Marc Piñol

    Nathaniel Young & First Circle at TAG TAG TAG Magazine Launch / NYC / 4.23.15 / 7-10pm

    Archivist (live) at Machine House Brewery / SEATTLE / 4.24.15 / 10pm-4am
    w/ Refracted, WNDFRM, and Raj

    First Circle at Bossa Nova Civic Club / NYC / 5.12.15 / 10pm-4am

    Blankstairs Showcase at Sanctuary Sunday / PORTLAND / 5.17.15
    w/ MMH, Ben Glas, and Warren Mattox

  • DOUBT DJ set at Information Warehouse / PDX / April 2015

    (image by Kristen Dalen)

  • We are proud to welcome two incredibly talented DJs to the Blankstairs family. First Circle and Mapes have been exploring dance floor iterations in New York City and the surrounding areas for a number of years now with their captivating sets and intense attention to detail and selection. We couldn’t be more excited to be collaborating with these two fantastic individuals and we’re excited to watch them flourish and set bodies into motion in and around New York City and beyond.

    Take the time to visit their artist pages and familiarize yourself with their quality output.

    + www.blnkstrs.com/first-circle

    + www.blnkstrs.com/mapes

  • BLANKSTAIRS Presents:

    Doubt (Mistress / Don’t Be Afraid // MINN)

    Metropol (Blankstairs / Pastel Voids // PDX)

    Ghost Dub (Dropping Gems // PDX)


    4.10.15 // $10 // 10pm - late

    Undisclosed Location (TBA)

  • visual piece created for CONCEPT ( NYC / March 2015) by Nathaniel Young

  • We are incredibly excited for the NYC edition of CONCEPT to launch at the end of this month. Live performance will be provided by Dusk Notes co-label head, Cory James with resident DJs, Mapes, First Circle, and Richard P. Visual accompaniment will be supplied by Blankstairs co-label head, Nathaniel Young.

    CONCEPT originated in Portland, OR as a collaborative series of art and performance events organized by Portland/NYC based record label Blankstairs and Portland’s RECESS gallery. The events brought together an assortment of visual artists, musicians and DJs in an effort to create unique contexts through which audiences could engage with experiential art and performance by exhibiting installation pieces to complement the shows’ sonic or musical elements.

    CONCEPT NYC will manifest itself as a monthly curated gathering at the newly opened DIY space Hang-Time, located in the basement of Trans-Pecos. The night will be an inclusive artistic forum, showcasing the dialogue between audio and visual art, and the interdependence of the performer and the dancer.

    + www.blnkstrs.com

    + www.hang-time.net