Hey New York City,
I hope you all enjoyed the brief heat wave we had on Sunday, a whopping 40 degree weather melting all that dirty snow. Well we are now right back at being freezing with even more ice now, even the East River is frozen over. March is around the corner and soon it will be Spring, what a wonderful thought while I try not to lose my sanity.
I would like to kick off the newsletter with a shout out to my beloved Gotham Girls Roller Derby who are back for their 11th season. The first bout of the 2015 season Brooklyn Bombshells vs. Manhattan Mayhem is on Saturday, March 14 at John Jay College. Get your tickets now as I am sure this will be sold out. Join the Gotham Girls Roller Derby this Saturday as they officially debut the league’s newest skaters at the annual Derbytaunt Ball at The Paper Box!
This Thursday, Afrika Bambaataa, the “Godfather” of Hip Hop Culture as well as The Father of The Electro Funk Sound, is having a special DJ set at Le Poisson Rouge. Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three main originators of break-beat deejaying. Through his co-opting of the street gang the Black Spades into the music and culture-oriented Zulu Nation, he is responsible for spreading rap and hip-hop culture throughout the world. He has consistently made records nationally and internationally, every one to two years, spanning the 1980′s into the next Millennium 2000. Get your $15 advance tickets HERE!
For the live music this week, my band Bikini Carwash, is performing at Union Hall Brooklyn with .357 Lover and Mesiko. Bikini Carwash is going on at 9PM and this is where I will be all night on Friday, come hang out for some good old rock and roll!
Our good friends at Lacey Allure’s Rock N Roll Girlie Show are hosting another great show case at the soon to be gone Trash Bar. Featuring live performances from Pussywolf, Blackout Stereo, Sweet Cadavers, and of course the house band The Purslaines. As per all Lacey Allure show tradition, the Go Go’s this Saturday are Gemini Bltz, Marinara Stardust and Mia Julep (Girlie show debut!)
This week, Brooklyn Night Bazaar is presented by Ipsum Magazine with Have Mercy, Banquets, Republic of Wolves, Soda Bomb and Heeney on Friday and T Presents Wolf Alice, Sunflower Bean, Lazyeyes & Palehound on Saturday. Always FREE, always fun!
Another friendly reminder, the SHAW Promotion “Bootie NYC Mashup” insane dance party is coming to Gramercy Theatre on Friday March 20th. This will most likely be the last party I will be hosting for a while since I am expecting a baby boy SHAW in early April. I heard that parenthood can get pretty busy and hectic, so I hope to see you guys to help me celebrate at our next Bootie NYC party; a great excuse to warm up your body and shake off those winter blues. Get your advance ticket HERE
Thank you for reading and stay warm New York!
Andy Shaw and the SHAW PROMOTION team.