Cutty Sark at The American Legion w. DJ Jonathan Toubin, DJ Mikey Palms and More!

Hey guys, we are excited to tell you about a really cool party this Thursday, March 30 – Cutty Sark at the Legion. Check out all the details below and RSVP for your free entry, see you there!


Thursday March 30, 2017

The Legion
193 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY
FREE with RSVP to
7PM – 10PM

Cutty Sark presents


DJ Jonathan Toubin (New York Night Train)

DJ Mikey Palms


Mike & Jeff of Black Gold Records


Inaugural 40th Anniversary 2017 Arm Wrestling Contests by NYC Arms


*Cutty Sark Open Bar
*Heroes from Defonte’s of Redhook


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Also check out these upcoming events!

Wednesday March 29, 2017
Mockstrocity Tour ft. Mac Sabbath & Metalachi w. Okilly Dokilly at Le Poisson Rouge

Saturday April 1, 2017
Salif Keita ‘The Golden Voice of Africa’ Live at The Town Hall

Friday April 21, 2017
FIXED w. Tensnake, JDH & Dave P, and Love Injection at Good Room

Saturday April 22 – Sunday April 23, 2017
The 5th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo at Brooklyn Expo Center

Sunday May 14, 2017
Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque at Le Poisson Rouge

New York Hot Jazz Camp



Kostume Kult Lunar Valentine, The Sons & Heirs Unlovable, Glamdammit, House of Deveraux, Noura Mint Seymali, Grammy Viewing Party and MORE!

To see the entire newsletter please click HERE!

Hello New York,
Can you feel that? That’s love in the air. New Yorker’s in general, as much as we pretend to ignore each other, actually have so much love for one another as a city and we want to say we love you all. And because we do, we’re starting our newsletter with a very sexy Ticket Giveaway! On Saturday February 18, 2017 the Wasabassco is back with another star studded House of Deveraux featuring Amanda Whip, Penny Wren, Mr. Gorgeous, Poison Ivory, Stormy Leather, Ivory Fox, Jezebel Express, Essence Revealed and Angie Pontani!


Check out our featured Valentine’s events HERE!

Kostume Kult’s “Year of the Rooster” Lunar Valentine Party at Union Square Ballroom
Dances of Vice presents Venetian Valentine Commedia Masked Ball at Grand Prospect Hall
The Little People Party Valentine’s Sock Hop at The Backyard
6th Annual Unloveable: A Smiths & Morrissey Valentine’s w. The Sons & Heirs at The Bell House
Fueled By Love: Benefit Concert for the Pipeline Resistance
Freehold Brooklyn presents Zoolander Bingo Valentine’s Day
A Valentine for the Cause w. Vivienne Eastwood & Adolescence + DJs at Our Wicked Lady

Let Me Kiss You – The Sons and Heirs – Valentine’s Day 2016

On Friday February 17, Twig The Wonderkid is back with the monthly Glamdammit party with Spike Polite & Sewage NYC live at Gold Sounds and its FREE! I have been going to Glamdammit since day one at Rififi’s, its hard to believe Twig has been going hard for 12+ years.. Support your local Glam Rock revolution, support your local bands and parties, go to GLAMDAMMIT!

Here at SHAW Promotion we work with variety of fun genres and we are excited to be working with World Music Institute for the first time on their Noura Mint Seymali concert at Le Poisson Rouge.  Click HERE For more info & tickets, check out her beautiful on the video below.

Noura Mint Seymali – Na Sane

Need somewhere awesome to watch the Grammy’s? Brooklyn Bazaar is holding a viewing party on Sunday, February 12 in the Banquet Hall stuffed with arcade games and pool tables. Brooklyn Star restaurant and doors are at 6PM and Ommegang Brewery is sponsoring FREE beer from 7PM-8PM during the E! Red Carpet pre Grammy show plus there will be fun Grammy themed games!

Lastly.. Our old friend Igor from is doing a new book of Instant Nude Photography. If you pre order it through kickstarter it comes with a free signed print. Igor recently visited our new venture The Little People Party Halloween edition and took some great photos of our kids, I promised to repay him one day, however I didn’t realize it would be like this. Baby pics for nude pics, we are still keeping it fun and real. Click here for Igor’s Instaxxx: A Book Of Nude Instant Photos’ Kickstarter!! (NSFW)

Before we wrap up, I want you to SAVE THE DATE for a very special event at the Brooklyn Bazaar, The First Annual Oddities Flea Market, on Sunday, March 12 from 11AM-6PM.  Vendors like Atlas Obscura, Ryan Matthew Cohn, Blood Milk Jewelry, and Alamo Drafthouse will be among the 2 levels of bizarre goods offered for sale.  Get there early as the venue will definitely fill up with the $2 admission sold at the door.

Check out the rest of the newsletter for all the upcoming events!  Thank you for reading,  till next time!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

SHAW ME THE TICKETS: Wasabassco’s House of Deveraux 2.18.2017


Saturday February 18, 2017

Live at LPR
Wasabassco presents
House of Deveraux

Click HERE for event details!

We are giving away 2 FREE and SEXY tickets to Wasabassco’s House of Deveraux, courtesy of (le) Poisson Rouge.

RSVP HERE to get yours!
Winner will be chosen at random, but a good story always wins.

You’re welcome and good luck!

Michael T Turning 50! aka Mid Life Crisis Birthday Bash at Beauty Bar

Hello New York,
Today we are sending out a rare dedicated email for a very special New York nightlife legend, Michael T‘s 50th birthday bash. Since I started SHAW Promotion in 2003, I have been worked on and been involved in countless Michael T. birthday parties; I am always honored to be invited to the birthday dinners with different walks of his life.

Michael T. has been a huge part in putting me and SHAW Promotion on the map in the NYC nightlife, I had the pleasure to work on some of the best parties of NYC produced by Michael such as Broadcast, Rated X, Oh! You Pretty Things, Bowie vs Elvis, and the infamous Motherf*cker parties. I have learned a lot from working with “Mother” and I am also grateful to call him a friend.

The original crew
The OG

I remember just like yesterday when we helped promote Michael T’s 40th birthday.  Im pretty sure that was the first time I actually found out his age.


Here is a little blurb Michael wrote for our SHAW newsletter readers:


Dear Boys, Girls those who are a little of both or none of the previously stated.

It’s been quite a journey. I’ve been involved in Nightlife for nearly 30 years.
My first night at a club was in 1983. That night, I started by seeing Billy Idol in Long Island and ended up at The Ritz…dancing with one contact lens. My brother, poked his finger into my eye right before we got out of the car. Perhaps, an omen of sorts?

At any rate, there are many crazy stories that have occurred since then..some funny, some not, others hard to even categorize. I have worked with an endless amount of people and although I’d like to thank all or’s simply, not possible, apologies, nothing personal. However, here are a few notables:
Michael Stewart, Justine D, Johnny T, Georgie Seville, Theo Kogan, Twig the Wonderkid, Chi Chi Valenti, Andy Shaw, Mark Christopher, Matt James and the rest of “The Vanities” Miss Guy, Misstress Formika, and Pepper Mint.

Last but certainly not least, my Mom. My anchor, my everything in life.

I wish I had something “profound” to say but I don’t. Sometimes, simplicity, I suppose, is the best. So, with that, for all of you boys and girls that have supported me in some capacity for nearly 30 years…THANK YOU!

This Wednesday, January, 18th. I turn 50 years old! It’s a more than a little queer considering I still act like I’m 15 and think it’s 1982…forever. Any-hoo, I plan on having quite the little blow-out [at beauty bar] I’d be very honored and a little humbled [not a typical character trait of mine] if some of you could stop by and say hello at some point.

In closing, it’s been quite a trip. Let’s see where “Part II” of my life takes me.

Lustfully yours,
Michael/Mother T.


Well, there you have it, from the Mother himself. Check out the birthday bash details below, I think pretty much EVERYONE is going to be there and you should too.


Header photo by Johan Vipper.

Michael T “Turning It” at 50th / Mid Life Crisis Birthday Bash!

Wednesday January 18, 2017
The Beauty Bar
231 E 14th St, New York, NY
Doors 10PM

 Michael T. celebrates his 50th Birthday with an All-Star Revue

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mother is turning 50!!
Come to Beauty Bar on Wednesday, January 18th to celebrate all my ridiculous antics rolled into one legendary night!!

Both rooms will be open with different DJ’s.
Shows at 11:30PM, 12:30AM and 1:30AM ..all in the back.

2 4 1 Drinks from 10 – 11PM

Front Room DJs spin 45’s all nite.
Hayden Brereton aka “Kool Thing”, Lou Valentine, Justine D. Gregg Van Vranken aka “The Dutchman”, Josh Styles & Sophie Thunder-Murphy, Mike N Stein, Charles Gaskins, Massimo Damiano Scoditti and Michael Stewart. Spinning: powere pop, junk shop glam, punk, soul, garage and girl groups!

Back Room DJs
Craig Shifty, Angel Santana aka ” DJ Arch Angel”, Justin Miller [DFA Records], Mike Greco, Sammy Jo, and Michael T Spinning: Disco, New Wave and Sass inflected tunes!


1st set: 11:30PM
Smokey Chanteuse Ladies featuring Velocity Chyaldd, L. Gabrielle Penabaz aka “St. Eve” and Straw Berryfields

2nd set 12:30AM
Sleight of Hand Fantasy by Adam Cardone & The Great Dubini

3rd set 1:30AM
And the Colored Girls LIP-SYNC! with Stephanie Stone, Keisha Aviance, Ricky TheJones, Celso Satori and the one and only Miss Peppermint!

Hostesses with the Mostesses are
Twig the Wonderkid, Miss Tiffany Leigh, Eddie Black and Ashley Bad

Ten-Dollar Martini & Manicure Special by
Rachael Warner & Melanie Zafferona

Also celebrating their birthdays:
Ronnie Wheeler & Yana Chupenko, Sean Dougherty and Christopher Smith

Dress code:
Rock n Roll Decadence, Cokey Disco Chic, Voluminous Hair, Red Nails & Red 70’s Porn Star Lip Gloss. BOOTS for MEN!

Slinging it behind the bar: Brock Michael Napoli & Joe O’Donoghue

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Other featured events:
1.18 & 1.25.2017





May 14, 2017 at Le Poisson Rouge

Winter JazzFest, David Bowie Tribute, Benefit for Planned Parenthood, Perturbator, Wasabassco’s House of Deveraux and MORE!

I hope you all had an amazing time ringing in the New Year, saying “so long!” to 2016.  Starting out with 2017 news, the NYC Winter JazzFest is back, starting on January 5 ~ January 10, taking place at multiple venues throughout the city. The WJF upholds the continued mission to showcase top quality jazz to industry professionals, avid jazz fans, and new audiences year after year! Click HERE to see all the details!

Michael T and Twig the Wonderkid are starting 2017 with the Golden Years : A Tribute to David Bowie at The Delancey. This is the ultimate tribute covering everything Bowie from beginning to end.

“Low” will be played in its entirety in celebration of its 40th Anniversary- 7PM

“Cracked Actor” documentary screening – 7:45PM

The Hound Dogs tribute to ELVIS PRESLEY with guest singers – Downstairs 8PM

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” concert screening – 8:45PM

Michael T and the Vanities Berlin Bowie [1976-1980] tribute – Downstairs 9PM

Michael T and the Vanities 80’s Bowie [1981-1987] tribute with guest singers – Downstairs 10:15PM

Michael T and the Vanities Glam Bowie [1971-1974] tribute with guest singers – Downstairs 11:15PM

Michael T, Twig the Wonderkid, DJ Sean Templar, and Clash City Baz spin All-Bowie All-Nite + 2 for 1 well drinks from 10-11PM and 2-3AM!

Just like most of Michael T’s parties, there are quite a few different tiers of admissions, click HERE for all details!

This month there are three important shows at C’mon Everybody; #WithHer
A benefit for Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund. Starting on Wednesday January 11 and the two following Wednesdays. I certainly would hope that most of you understand the importance of Planned Parenthood and the resourceful benefits it brings to women everywhere. Let’s help support the good cause, click HERE for info on all three shows!

Thank you for reading, be sure to check out the rest of the newsletter or SHAW CALENDAR for all upcoming events.

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.