Hey New York City!
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I’m feeling sophisticated this week with 2 art events on Thursday, and it is timed perfectly for you to attend both. “If You Ask Me… It’s About The Soul” group exhibition is curated by Ricky Powell at Sacred Gallery. This opening reception is from 8PM – 11PM with music from Queen Majesty (Deadly Dragon Sound) and DJ Mihoko, RSVP at info@sacredgalleryNYC.com. When the Ricky Powell show is over at 11PM and you feel so inspired, head over to Le Poisson Rouge for the NYC ArtBattles. Featuring Pesu, Zito, Demostina, and Andre Trenier, the original live art competition is back with their new installment in a series of events. March will bring, if history is any indicator, a vibrant sell-out show bringing to life the creative process in front of a live audience. This will be the first of six events culminating with the coronation of the King or Queen of NYC ArtBattles. Yay for ART and culture (and of course there will be booze)!
Now I would like to bring you back to the magical time of the mid 90’s, the first time I saw The World / Inferno Friendship Society at the old Knitting Factory. The super cool and wacky visuals of the band members were an immediate draw and the charismatic antics and charm of the singer Jack Terricloth was memorizing to watch. The audience was a perfect mixed between punks, skins, mods, rockers, and goths all dancing in perfect harmony. I haven’t seen The World / Inferno Friendship Society in over 10 years and of course we can leave it to Scenic Presents and Bro0klyn Night Bazaar to bring them back for a FREE show this Saturday, along with Runny, Joey Steel and the Attitude Adjusters, and Penguin!! This show is NOT to be missed, unless you have to attend your own baby shower like myself. To match their amazing line up, T Presents is bringing Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution & Stumblebum Brass Band for an unforgettable weekend at everyone favorite Brooklyn Night Bazaar.
Twig the Wonderkid‘s “Glamdammit” party this weekend is hosting a birthday celebration for everyone’s favorite Brat KEITH WEST, along with live performances and a cavalcade of stars. The Brats was one of the biggest New York bands in the seventies and playing shows with The Ramones, The New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers, Blondie, and Kiss. The Nuclears and The Bowery Boys will open the show up along with PABST BLUE RIBBON OPEN BAR from 10PM – 11PM to get you started. RSVP HERE for your exclusive SHAW Promotion guest list, spots are limited and on a first come basis!
The last time SHAW Promotion presented our Bootie NYC mashup dance party, it was at the Northside Festival back in June of 2014. Can you believe it’s almost been a year?!?! We are super excited to bring our friends, and Bootie Mashup creators A+D, back in town from S.F for another edition of Bootie NYC on Friday, March 20 at Gramercy Theatre. Get your advance tickets now and skip the line, you don’t want to miss this insane dance party.
Your weekly free Shaken & Stirred Burlesque Dance Party tonight is featuring the sizzling burlesque beauty of Sizzle Dizzle, along with Bella Vita, Scarlett Lace, and Lux LaCroix. I can not think of a better options on a Wednesday night other than the Shaken & Stirred Burlesque. Come see it for yourself!
The other 3 events we have for you this week are Downtown Top-Skanking, Vegan Shop-Up (featuring Queen Majesty Hot Sauce!), and .357 Lover’s Special Saturday Night Special Show, all F-R-E-E!! Please read the rest of this newsletter for details or visit the SHAW calendar. Thank you for your continues support of SHAW and help making New York bring a fun city!
Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.