We'll be the first to admit that our "party mode going out skills" have suffered a bit as of late. What with the holidays, work, life in general and simply taking a few moments [read=weeks] to catch our beastly breath, our dancing shoes haven't been tied as tight as we or you may be used to seeing. But all that changes this Thursday. All of it. And here's why...
Boogie your butts on down to Tammany Hall (yes, the OLD Annex) on Thursday, January 20 for PUMPS, a sideboob soiree of sexy proportions, that is guaranteed to titillate (see what I did there?) your sonic senses with a night of rad tunes and friends and just awesomeness in every facet of the word.
All the details are on that image above, but if you wanna scope some text, do that like a good lil reader, as per below.
PS: in the event you missed any of my beasted-out birthday celebrations earlier this month, you can always use this as an excuse to come high five me, since I'll be jetting to the spot directly after I'm off the mic on EVR's Belly of the Beast. (oh hi, shameless pluggery...)
PUMPS (hosted by Contessa / Cuntmafia)
Thursday, January 20 - 10:30pm ET
Tammany Hall (152 Orchard St, NYC)
Music provided by: DJs Vida and Valissa, Jubilee and Dirty South Joe
Pictures by: THE CULTURE OF ME
Free drinks at midnight for "best sideboob"
You have nothing better to do on Thursday night. I'm making that a firm full-on fact right now, because you will instead, be present at the Free Williamsburg holiday party. It's got some backing love from SPIN Magazine as well as Newcastle Brown Ale. Our buddies The Hundred in the Hands are performing, and my grrrrll Whitney Fierce and I will be tag teaming on the 1's. And the 2's. Or on my laptop. So, you know... it's free, and rad, and you should probably go.
Want to go? RSVP here.
See you nerds Thursday.
A subculture is understood as a group of people with a culture, distinct or hidden, which differentiates them from the larger one to which they belong. Subcultures can be distinctive because of the age, ethnicity, class, location, and/or gender of the members. For HiFi Cartel, their subculture is that of an unwavering and impassioned dedication to music – and to sub bass. Every subculture needs its arena, every sub-bass its system, and with that in mind, they've announced the premiere installment of sub:culture, this Thursday, September 23, at Le Poisson Rouge. I'm giving away some tickets, so jump below the largest image ever to enter!
All the good deets you need to know are on that flyer. Advanced tickets to the event can be purchased here, or you can RSVP here for reduced admission. All RSVPs will be automatically entered to win a free pair of tickets.
Or you can cam email me at [email protected] with the subject line "SUP WIT DAT SUB" no later than 5pm ET on Wednesday, September 22...and I'll do some guestlisting for ya. See, so it's not really a contest, you're just gonna send me a sweet little note and I shall grant you entrance. Holler!
And damn it, I'm psyched as psyched can be that we've got one more week to revel in the radness that is this summer's Jelly Pool Party events, down at the Williamsburg Waterfront. After major OSA vs Jelly eFisticuffs went down, I awakened this past Sunday morning to news that next week's Delorean and Dominique Young Unique-featuring event is back on. Hooray! But before we get too far ahead, let's take a lil' looksy at the weekend that was: rain, rum, record labels and all.
Fool's Gold had the distinguishing honor of curating the day's lineup, and what better way to do so than with a ton of their friends and, literally, family. Chromeo (half made of the other brother Macklovitch, he who heads up the label...A-Trak), Kid Sister (A's girl), The Suzan and Telephoned rounded out the bill, with deck destroyer Kingdom offering up the in-betwixt set spins.
The rain delayed everything just a smidge, but the warm confines of the All Saints Pub once again proved a proper breeding ground for afternoon shenanigans, high fives, hollering at hot contingents, and giving us good reason to smile and toss 'em back in anticipation of next week's sayonara soiree. Also, we know who that TBA guest is. You're probably going to want to be in attendance.
Full set of pictures from this past Sunday's Pool Party can be viewed here. And yeah, they're all from behind and/or in All Saints cause I didnt feel like getting dropped on with precipitation. Baby Beast.
Not gonna lie...this wasn't my favorite lineup of this summer's Jelly Pool Parties, although with the headlining act of !!! providing a pop punch, there was no doubt we'd still have a rad time. And we did! While the rain kept East River State Park (nay, it'll always be the Williamsburg Waterfront to us) a bit more on the desolate side, most of our bestie bestests came out to kick it and listen to great music, even if we "eared up" from the confines of the All Saints Pub for a majority of the day. Tons of hugs and high fives with new and old pals alike were in abundance, and heck if we didn't bounce out of there with a super big grin on our smug mug.
A splash of rain, a healthy heap of "da rummings" of Sailor Jerry and a soundtrack of rock, pop, experimental and amazing brass banding (seriously, Lee Fields was on some tight and titillating sensual steez!) all resulted in a really spectacular afternoon. And if you weren't there, well then, boo you...but you can live vicariously through some images. Say hey!
More pictures will be available here tomorrow. Internet/uploader is on a slow roll tonight.
After posting yesterday's full on coverage from this past weekend's Mad Decent Block Party in New York City, I realized that I shot video during the course of the day, but woops, forgot to include the clips in said rundown of the event.
In turn, here are three videos from the affair: one from Das Racist (featuring Leif) doing Jungle Fever, Bosco Delrey shredding on guitar, and Ricky Blaze getting the girls to go wild for Keep it Goin' Louder.
For this past weekend's installment of the summer Pool Party series at the Williamsburg Waterfront, Jelly teamed up with their Modular label pals for an Aussie-curated Sunday fun day. With Cut Copy headlining, and support coming via Restless People, Glasser, Memory Tapes and PUNCHES, there was no denying how massive the turn out would be. Lines formed early, kids waited patiently, and it all paid off with an afternoon jam-packed with good music, great friends, and the shaded solace of the All Saints Pub.
Next week's event brings together !!!, Lee Fields, The Strange Boys and Future Islands. After that, the 22nd of the month couples the Fool's Gold dream team of Chromeo, Kid Sister, The Suzan and Telephoned, before rounding out our favorite summer Sunday activity on August 29 with Delorean, Dominique Young Unique and some as yet to be announced "super special guests".
Here's to hoping those two pair up for a duet...am I right? Spanish dance-rock and a Tampa spitter with a flair for the dirty vernacular...match made in heaven, ha!
Check out the full gallery of pictures from this weekend's event here.
Perfect weather and a swarm of great friends sprinkled with the obligatory tween-to-twenty ratio caliber crowd hit the South Street Seaport for Mad Decent's Block Party in New York City this past Saturday, August 7. And while it wasn't so much as a block of partying, rather a pier-full of the get downs, that didn't stop the sweat from flying, the feet from dancing and a lineup of the label's mates and pals from bringing their own blend of fun in the summer sun.
With a lineup boasting Das Racist, POPO, Eli Escobar, Paul Devro, Maluca, Bosco Delrey and Max Glazer (with special guests Jasmine Solano, Mr. Lexx, Telli, Ricky Blaze and Chelley), there was a nonstop onslaught of freaked out funkiness all afternoon long. While the goings seemed to start slow, Pier 17 eventually became a wave of teaming youngsters, eager to make contact with the artists, as well as crowd surf...nonstop.
Highlights of the day included the break-dancing grandma, Mr. Lexx's grumbling tiger-purr vocals and performance, as well as high-fiving all of our really good pals who came out and kicked it for a good chunk of the day. Big ups to Mad Decent, Jelly and Diesel for tossing together a wild time.
Full set of pictures from the party can be viewed here.
Well, it wasn't quite the raging block party atmosphere that we had every intention of expecting, but with free spirits flowing and showing at All Saints prior to the band/Brooklyn Bowl portion of the afternoon, Jelly's Block (not pool) Party on August 1 brought out a solid group of super fashionable and friendly kids.
With the All Saints lounge kicking off the afternoon with DJ sets from Apache Beat's Ilirjana and DJ Whitney Fierce, a number of local friends, old and new, gathered for imbibings of the no-cost kind. Dodgeball was still in effect, albeit 2 blocks down on Kent, and the live performances, well those were relegated to Brooklyn Bowl. Sets came courtesy of ArpLine, Darlings and Ted Leo.
Next week, the Pool Party returns to the Waterfront, and it's the Modular-curated party, aka, the one we're most looking forward to, because Cut Copy, Memory Tapes, Glasser and Restless People will be taking the stage, along with PUNCHES providing the in-between set spins. Yay.
View the full gallery of pictures here.