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11.15.14 – Soul Saturday


11.14.14 – Mammoth Indigo / Comfy

Mammoth Indigo is one of our favorite bands that has ever played here, so we are extremely happy to announce that they will be returning for a very special Friday night performance on the final leg of their US tour. If you haven’t had the chance to catch them before, we strongly urge you to come and experience this fantastic band from Richmond VA.

With special guests our boys Comfy!!!

9PM / $5 / 18+

10.31.14 – Halloween Party

9PM / 21+ / No Cover

10.18.14 – Utica Zombie Walk After Party


Live music, zombies & DJ’s all night!

9PM / 21+ / $5 cover (A portion of the proceeds to be donated to charity)

10.11.14 – Soul Saturday

10PM / 21+ / No Cover

9.27.14 – Preservation Utica

10pm / No Cover / 21+

9.19.14 – DJ Bucky


9.13.14 – Utica Music & Arts Fest

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Day two features performances by:

Bear Grass
Professional Victims
Antigone Rising

More details here:

9.12.14 – Utica Music & Arts Fest

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Day One features performances by:

Moho Collective
The End Men
Flashing Astonishers
Pale Green Stars

More details:

9.6.14 – Soul Saturday


8.30.14 – Old Man Skate Day After Party

Presented by Sovereign Upstate Skate Shop

Featuring DJ Sets from:
DJ Knife
Thomas D
DJ Bucky
Eddie Twizzla

9PM / 21+ / No Cover

8.29.14 – Preservation Utica

Direkt Influence, MicroCosm House and Fuze present PRESERVATION UTICA at The DEV

Want house music? We’ve got house music.

August 29thth lineup (times subject to change)
9-10: PhunGeye
10-11: Phigment
11-12: DA
12-1: Eddie Twizzler
1-2: Silas Maximus

No cover 21+

8.23.14 – DJ Bucky & DJ Vogel


10PM-2AM / 21+ / No Cover

8.2.14 – Soul Saturday


Join us for the last Soul Saturday of the summer!

We will be raffling of 10 numbered & signed prints of this flyer by artist Vic Lenuzza Money collected from the raffle will be donated to our dear friend & artist Tony Thompson.

7.25.14 – Preservation Utica

4 DJ’s for $0

10pm / 21+, no cover

7.18.14 – Diggin’ the 80’s


DJ Bucky & DJ 808 spinning classic 80’s funk, pop, R&B and New Wave sounds all night


10PM / 21+

7.12.14 – Soul Saturday


6.28.14 – Preservation Utica

5 DJ’s for ZERO dollars

No cover 21+

6.26.14 – Manny’s Fossilization Party Version 1.35

DJ Bucky 8-9
Thomas D 9-10
PhunGeye 10-11
Mr. Voss 11-12
Vogel 12-1

21+, 8pm, no cover

6.7.14 – Soul Saturday


5.31.14 – Preservation Utica

5 DJ’s – No Cover
10pm / 21+

5.23.14 – Breakbeat Science


5.17.14 – Soul Saturday


4.19.14-One Year Anniversary Party


3.22.14-Soul Saturday


2.15.14 – Soul Saturday

Soul Saturday is February 15th. The day after Valentines Day.
It’s all about Love. Or Not.

“Come mend your broken heart or keep your love light burning for another night.” – Barry White.

Thomas D dropping some tunes for lovers and for people who never touch the stuff.

21+ / 10-2
Smile at the door.

2.8.14 -Breakbeat Science

DJ Bucky spins classic hip-hop, R&B and dance music
10pm 21+ no cover

1.25.14 – Soul Saturday


1.11.14 -Breakbeat Science


A night full of great music & dancing, hosted by DJ Bucky, with special guest DJ 808
9PM-2AM No cover 21+

12.31.13 – DI New Years Eve Party


DI. NYE 2014
Presented by Direkt Influence, Club 907, Microcosm House, Bass Drop Syndicate and The DEV

Come party with the Direkt Influence Crew New Year’s Eve at Utica’s premiere spot for underground music: The DEV! Expect a night of intense dance music, visuals and NYE shenanigans. We’re keeping the cover low so the drinks can flow. We cordially invite all of our family to attend this first ever Direkt Influence New Year’s Eve event! Don’t miss your last time to party at the DEV this year!

9:00pm-2:00am / $5 / 21+

12.27.13 – Breakbeat Science


A whole night filled with some of the most danceable music ever created

Hosted by DJ Bucky, featuring special guests DJ Knife and Thomas D

9PM 21+ no cover

12.21.13 – Soul Saturday


Last Soul Saturday of the year. Come get your boogie on.

Thomas D. will be dropping Disco heaters all night. Familiar favs and funky gems.


Ugliest Christmas sweater wins a $40 Dev gift certificate.

2nd place wins a $20 Dev gift certificate

3rd place wins a couple drink chips

Let’s go Disco.

9pm 21+ no cover

12.7.13 – Benefit for Tony Thompson


A benefit fundraiser is being held to help cover medical costs for local artist Tony Thompson.

Local artist Tony Thompson was recently hospitalized for the third time after experiencing brain hemorrhaging. The condition has had a significant impact on Thompson’s vision, hearing and motor functions and has resulted in mounting medical bills and other expenses.

In addition to his work, Thompson is active in the art community in Central New York and is involved in several projects to promote local artists.

There will be live music, a free buffet, giveaways, and raffles of items donated by local merchants as well as a silent art auction of work by Tony Thompson and other artists.

Admission is $10 and tickets are available at the door.

Further information can be found at

11.29.13 – The Swan Lounge Variety Show


A classy evening of comedy & music

Musical performances by:
R. Turner
Paul Crowther & The Self Fulfilling Prophecies
D.U.D.E. (Downtown Utica Drum Experience)

Appearances by:
Gino Laurenzo
Ben Hicks
Connor Bennincasa
Amanda Desimone

Special treats & other details TBA

8pm No cover 21+

11.27.13 – Thanksgiving Eve Get Down


Relieve your holiday frustrations with some drinking & dancing!

Featuring DJ sets from:
Mr. Thomas D.
DJ Buck
Eddy Twizzla

8pm 21+ no cover

11.9.13 – Soul Saturday “Rise of the Scorpio”


We’ll be celebrating a few Scorpio birthdays so come through and party. If you’re a Scorpio come get down with us.

Thomas D, Dan Walter and Paulie “The Smile” Betz are a few of the Scorpios celebrating so come wish them a happy birthday.

10-2 / 21+ / No Cover

10.31.13 – Halloween Blood Bash


Join us for our first Halloween Party at The Dev, and it’s actually gonna be on Halloween night, Thursday the 31st!

There will be music from Mr. Thomas D
There will be super drink specials
There will be a costume contest (with awesome prizes)
There will be blood (fake blood)

The ball gets rolling at 8pm
21+, no cover

10.19.13 – Utica Zombie Walk After Party


Official event page here:

The Night of the Raving Dead V @ The DEV!
The illest party of the undead-ground!

1 FRESH SET performing their single, “XOMBIELAND”
LABRATORY- Tear out breakbeats
VAMPYRE (aka Acheron) –Dark House
DA & PHIGMENT -Funky/Chill House
BENDER – Slamming techno

Zombie Art installation by the very talented Tony Thompson!

9PM. 21& over. $5 cover charge – a portion of the proceeds will be to be donated to the selected charities.

10.12.13 – Soul Saturday


9.21.13 – Old man Skate Day After Party


Sovereign Upstate and The Dev Present:
The 5th Annual “Old Man Skate Day” After Party.

Featuring music by:
Thomas D

Featuring giveaways and other special treats all night.

No Cover

9.13 & 9.14- Utica Music & Arts Fest


The Dev is proud to host some great bands on the kick-off night of the Utica Music & Arts Fest!

Official event page:

The Flashing Astonishers
The Real Burnouts
The End Men

Copper Vein Clones
The Archipelagos
American Pinup
Twin Speak

Music starts at 9pm both days

$5 at the door. Food & drink specials all night

8.23.13 – Open Format Night


Hours & hours of all types of danceable tunes-
hosted by DJ MANNY

10pm-No cover

8.17.13 – Soul Saturday


8.2.13 – DJ Big Waste w/ Thomas D


6.15.13 – Soul Saturday


6.7.13-Manny’s Fossilization Party

Dancing & DJ’s from 10pm-2am
No cover, 21+

5.25.13-Soul Saturday


4.20.13-Soul Saturday


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