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SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 7.24 -7.27, 2014

“The Rock ‘n Roll Luau, Noisey / Vice edition BK Bazaar, ! Feat Justin Prime, Darren Styles, Fixed NYC & MORE!”

SHAW Newsletter 7.24-27.2014
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Hey New York,
It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-summer; I need the warm weather to be here so much longer. So many of my friends are moving out West that I wonder what it would be like to move SHAW Promotion to the other coast, but I just can’t imagine leaving my friends and family and NYC behind. Who knows what the future will bring, but in the meantime I just love this city and take a full advantage of all the inspiring and wonderful things it has to offer.

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Speaking of, the Gotham Girls Roller Derby is having another incredible season and we are only few bouts away before the final NYC championship of the season. Next Saturday, August 2, is the GGRD Invitational Triple Header bout with NYC All Stars going against NJ, Philly, and Canada teams. That’s 3 games for the price of one; you can get your advance tickets HERE. Or.. it can be 3 games for the price of NONE for you with our SHAW Me The Ticket giveaway!! Click here for your easy chance to win!

There are a few events I look forward to every summer in NYC and one of them is definitely The Rock ‘n Roll Luau #7 by our good friend, Laura, of Rebel Angel Productions. This year’s Luau will be this coming Saturday at The Paper Box with a full day of rockabilly, psychobilly, Rock ‘n Roll mayhem, art, Kustom Kulture, and motorcycles. The Luau starts at 3PM with bands from all over North America at 3 stages: Surf Stage, Tiki Stage, and Pink Flamingo Stage, plus tons of raffles prizes and giveaways. This event will sell out quickly, so get your advance tickets NOW!  I will definitely be there and I hope to see you too!

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After a successful Noisey/Vice edition of Brooklyn Night Bazaar last week, Noisey is back once again this weekend with another rocking free show. Friday they feature Dave Hause  (former Loved One and Paint It Blacker returns to Brooklyn for a full band set with Brendan Hill [The Curse, 'Resolutions'] on drums, Michael “Spider” Cotterman [The Loved Ones, Kid Dynamite] on bass, Pete Steinkopf [The Bouncing Souls] on guitar, and Tim Hause on keys.). Click HERE for all the info and bands for both Brooklyn Bazaar nights!

On Friday night Caffeine Events & Bass Connection will bring you “!” with Justin Prime (a rare NYC appearance), Darren Styles, The Pitcher, Gammer, Star Eyes, Jubilee and much much more at the Melrose Ballroom in Long Island City, Queens. Get tickets HERE.  If you don’t feel like trecking out to Queens, JDH & David P of Fixed is back at their favor place, Le Bain at The Standard Hotel this Friday. The party is free, but you need to say “FIXED” or “JDH & Dave P” at the door for your easy entry!

Lastly, on Sunday one of my favorite punk bands growing up Subhumans is playing at Le Poisson Rouge, presented by Rocks Off. I used to proudly displayed their patch on the back of my leather jacket back in college and I’m thrilled to finally catch them live.  Thank you LPR for the guest list, I can’t wait to get my Subhumans on this Sunday. Oi!

Thank you for reading and I hope to see you out!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Thursday, July 24
Deadly Dragon Sound presents “Downtown Top-Ranking” at The Delancey
Igloos live at Lit Lounge
Friday, July 25
Noisey / Vice Presents Dave Hause, Chris Farren (Fake Problems), Cayetana, Brian McGee (Plow United) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Fixed Presents JDH & DAVE with host OAK at Le Bain
! featuring JUSTIN PRIME – DARREN STYLES – GAMMER – THE PITCHER and MANY MORE! at Melrose Ballroom
Saturday, July 26
Noisey Presents Xibalba, Harm’s Way, The Banner and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Rebel Angel Productions Presents: The Rock ‘n Roll Luau #7 at The Paper Box
Sunday, July 27
Rocks Off Presents Subhumans with Sheer Terror, White Collar Crime & Mischief Brew at Le Poisson Rouge


TICKET GIVEAWAY – Gotham Girls Roller Derby Triple Header

SHAW Promotion is giving away ONE pair of tickets to

Saturday, August 2
Gotham Girls Roller Derby Invitational Triple Header
Abe Stark Skating Arena


RSVP HERE with subject “SHAW Me the Tickets – Gotham Girls
Winners will be selected at random or the best email wins!
Click HERE for event details

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SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 7.17 ~ 7.20, 2014

Tessa Makes Love, Fixed w. Jon Hopkins & Medlar, Noisey BK Bazaar w Ceremony & Trap Them, Hula Rock + Gotham Girls Roller Derby and MORE!

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Hello New York,
I am back from Los Angeles with it’s awesome weather, hiking, beaches, ridiculous nightlife antics, sitting in a pool, and watching “Jurassic Park” at Silver Lake Picture Show on Sunset Blvd)– our mini Summer Screen sister out West. Besides all that, I’m happy to be back and ready to get into the NYC Summer grind (although I will miss those working by the pool days). I am going to start out this week’s newsletter with one of my favorite things to do:  “SHAW ME THE TICKETS”  giveaway contest -  Gotham Girls Roller Derby – Brooklyn Bombshells VS Manhattan Mayhem style. This Saturday’s bout will be at Abe Stark Skating Arena in Coney Island which makes a perfect backdrop to a Tinder/Grinder date, or whatever you kids are doing these days. You can get your $19.99 tickets HERE or RSVP for your chance to win ridiculous easy tickets. If you haven’t been, you have to check out these super fast, kick-ass women on skates and enjoy a day in beautiful Coney Island, USA. Go on, click on that button below…

While we are on the subject of kick ass women, our friend, Tessa Makes Love, will be be performing live with her band at Marlin Room at Webster Hall. I had the pleasure to watch her solo show a year ago and just loved her unique style, memorizing voice, and adorable stage antics.

Tessa Makes Love is a New York band compared to Portishead, Grace Jones, and Tom Waits. TML is fronted by the Russian-born singer and classical pianist Tessa Lena whose bio reads like a Hollywood movie: From escaping a sex trafficker in China to being accused of being a Russian spy in Chicago to working with her favorite rock stars, it’s a life she never thought she would be living when she was growing up as a classical music nerd in Moscow. Tessa’s favorite artist is Angélique Kidjo.

This Friday, July 18th, show will be with her full band featuring world class musicians Mark Greenberg on drums, Jonathan Levy on bass and Kane Mathis on oud.  Tessa Makes Love goes on at PM, get your $10 advanced, get tickets HERE!

Watch Tessa Makes Love – “Spente Le Stelle Marilyn Monroe Mix“!
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Noisey (Music by Vice) will be presenting Brooklyn Night Bazaar this weekend with Ceremony, Iron Lung, Nothing and Trap Them, Coliseum, Incendiary and White Widows Pact. As always, both Friday and Saturday nights are FREE with arcade, miniature golf, ping-pong, and a variety of local Brooklyn vendors that will fill up your stomach and liver.  YAY!!

On Saturday, Rebel Night NYC and Dances Of Vice, which are two of my favorite party producers will join forces to bring you “Hula Rock“. This party will bring you music from the full-throttle soul screamer Barrence Whitfield, vintage car and hot rod show, traditional Japanese BBQ from Inglorivs Yakitorivs, burlesque dances, limbo contest, all night record hops and much more!! If I didn’t have a show with Bikini Carwash at Lit the same night, I would totally be there. Click HERE for Hula Rock details!

There are two Fixed NYC parties this week with Jon Hopkins (live) at Le Poisson Rouge & Medlar (US Debut) at Cameo GalleryQueen Majesty‘s Baby’s All Right debut “Zion Gate” party and two Bikini Carwash shows at Lit with The Goodnight Darlings and Blackout Stereo, and at Otto’s Shrunken Head as a part of Frank Wood’s Mid-Summer Wind Down Sunday. Please check out the rest of the newsletter or our calendar for all event details.

I will leave you with some photos taken in LA from our trip to California. I’m a 100% New Yorker, but you just got to love Cali and its greatness.  Below is photos from: Joshua Tree National Park, Good Times at Davey Waynes night club rooftop rollerskating, a Jeff Goldblum jazz session, and kiddie pool on the back of a 1967 Ford Ranchero birthday party in Joshua Tree National Park.  I love you LA!
Andy Shaw in LA

Thank you for reading, see ya’ll next week!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Upcoming Events

Thursday July 17
FIXED & Popgun present Jon Hopkins (live) at Le Poisson Rouge
Deadly Dragon Sound presents “Downtown Top-Ranking” at The Delancey
Friday July 18
Cameo & FIXED Present: Medlar (US Debut) + JDH & Dave P at Cameo Gallery
CEG Presents The Purslaines, Chevonne & The Fuzz + I, Omega at Fontana’s Presents Tessa Makes Love, Bodyface (album release show), love!!, Adam Strange & The Bowery Boys
Noisey / Vice Presents Ceremony, Iron Lung & Nothing at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Saturday July 19
Gotham Girls Roller Derby – Brooklyn Bombshells VS Manhattan Mayhem at Abe Stark Arena
ZION GATE – Strictly Vinyl with Queen Majesty & Scratch Famous at Baby’s All Right
Rebel Night & Dances Of Vice Present – Hula Rock – Featuring Barrence Whitfield, Burlesque, Car Show, BBQ and More at SRB Brooklyn
Noisey / Vice Presents Trap Them, Coliseum, Incendiary & White Widows Pact at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
The Goodnight Darlings, Bikini Carwash + Blackout Stereo live at Lit Lounge
Sunday July 20
Frank Wood Presents The Mid-Summer Wind Down Sunday w. Bikini Carwash and MORE at Otto’s Shrunken Head

SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 7.10 – 7.12, 2014

“Titus Andronicus BK Bazaar, Summer Nights Burlesque Sail, Lola Star’s Flashdance Skate Party, Coney Island Laser Tix Giveaway and MORE”

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Greetings from Los Angeles, California!
Before we dive in, how about a little biography-story telling: SHAW Promotion was born in San Diego and Southern California has always had a special place in my heart because of it. JD and I are currently in here in L.A. visiting friends which means In and Out Burger, hiking in abandoned zoos , pool parties, the Pacific Ocean, and endless amounts of beautiful greenery (*wink wink*).  Seeing that we are on vacation doing all of the above, I am going to make this week’s newsletter short and sweet and I hope you all understand.

Starting off, I want to share the Bootie Mashup Top 10 of July, 2014. Bootie NYC, our awesome mash up music dance party, is taking a summer break from the heat in, but we will be back in September so stay tuned for updates and in the meantime, enjoy the free Top 10 songs to keep you sweaty in the summer. CLICK HERE to download this month’s Top 10 in one convenient ZIP file.

We have another Coney Island Laser Show ticket giveaway this weekend for The Beatles edition. In addition to giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS, the lucky winner will also get 1 pair of Bumper car passes, 1 pair of coney island laser show t-shirts & stickers! Click HERE to enter your your chance to win with the with subject line “SHAW Me the Tickets – Coney Island Lasers show

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Also this week is the opening of our good friend, Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco Party at Lakeside in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Being the rad themed party it is, this weekend’s theme is “Flashdance!” and which will include dazzling burlesque performances.  If you do not know how to skate, Free Roller Disco Dance lessons are curated and taught by the amazing Helen Burkett of the World Famous Pontani Sisters. Get your $15, get your advanced tickets HERE, this surely isn’t to be missed; admission includes admission and skate rentals.

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For all the other crazy fun summer events we have this week, check out the rest of the email and browse our SHAW Promotion Calendar.

I leave you with a news clip from PIX 11 from last week when the SHAW crew participated with the Coney Island Zombie Crawl and the Brain Eating Contest brought to you by Backseat Conceptions and the NYC Zombie Crawl.  We also made The Wall Street Journal!

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Thank you for reading and be sure to also check out the ‘Featured Upcoming” events at the bottom of the newsletter so you can plan your fun times ahead of time. Hold down the scene for us in New York City while we tear up LA. See ya!


Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Thursday, July 10
Dances of Vice: Summer Nights Burlesque Sail – 1920s Sailors & Sirens
Deadly Dragon Sound presents “Downtown Top-Ranking” at The Delancey
Friday, July 11
Mailchimp & T Presents Present Titus Andronicus, Beach Slang and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Isaac Tichauer + JDH & Dave P at Glasslands Gallery
Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco: Flashdance Skate Party at Lakeside Brooklyn
Saturday, July 12
Mailchimp & T Presents Present David Wax Museum / River City Extension at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Coney Island Laser Shows presents “Beatles” Edition Laser Light & Video Show (Tix Giveaway!)

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SHAW ME THE TICKETS! Coney Island Lazers show – The Beatles (CLOSED))

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*SHAW Me The Tickets Giveaway!*

SHAW Promotion giveaway includes:
1 pair of tickets to the laser show
1 pair of Bumper car passes
1 pair of coney island laser show t-shirts & stickers
Click HERE to enter with subject line “SHAW Me the Tickets – Coney Island Lasers show

Saturday, July 12
The Beatles Edition

This ain’t your parents’ lasers show

Click HERE for event details


SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter – 7.2 ~ 7.6, 2014

Freedom Party 11 Years, Coney Is Zombie Crawl, Liberty Belle, Rockabilly Night Market, Spirit Family Reunion BK Bazaar, Krafty Kuts and MORE!”

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Hello New York City,
Let’s have a moment of silence for the fallen USA soccer team. It has been a very exciting and emotion World Cup thus far and I’ve chanted more “USA! USA!” than I can ever remember; best of luck to all the remaining teams. Diving right in to our upcoming New York City holiday weekend, July 4th, Independence Day, we have a lot on our calendar that we want to share with you so you can make the most of this exciting part of the Summer season. USA! USA! USA!

Immediately after we blast out this newsletter, I’m going to jump on my motorcycle with JD and head over to the NYC Zombie Crawl, Coney Island takeover edition. If you have been following our newsletter, you know we love ourselves some zombie crawls and tomorrow combines a few of the best things about NYC: zombies flash mobs, Luna Park, the beach, sideshow acts, brain eating contest, and the BK Cyclones baseball game all at Coney Island, USA. I can not think of what would be more fun than this today and IF you are lucky enough to have the day off, you should finish reading this newsletter and get your ass down to Coney Island, Brooklyn. This is an all day event with tons of fun activities which you can see all the zombie event schedules HERE!

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Also happening before Friday, July 4th, there are two mega parties happening on Thursday. This is what you should do if you’re in town: 5PM – 10PM go to Central Park Summer Stage and dance your ass off with DJs Herbert Holler, Marc Smooth and Cosi to celebrate The Freedom Party NYC 11 Year AnniversaryNYC’s Longest Running Friday Night Dance Party“. Check out the video below for their 10th anniversary at Summer Stage last year.  Ticket link? Guest list?  Nah!! This mega party is all ages and it is F-R-E-E!!!

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After The Freedom Party anniversary, it’s time to head over to the BLOCK BUSTER party at Melrose Ballroom presented by BASS Connection. Featuring a rare NYC appearance with special guest Krafty Kuts (Brighton, UK),  NADASTROM, Gent & Jawns and NYC heavy weights such as Codes, JUBILEE, Alex English, the sexy EMPRESS, my home girl Roxy Cottontail  keep the party going all night. It’s still not too late to get your $20 advanced tickets HERE!!

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We are working with two very classy, rocking, sexy parties from two of my favorite producers. Check out the videos below to get a taste on what you can expect from each and choose how you want to spend your American celebration; both equally swinging.  Click on the party name for details and ticket info!

The Liberty Belle Extravaganza – A Vintage Fourth of July Rooftop Spectacular
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Brooklyn Night Bazaar will also be open that weekend with Defalco presenting live music from Spirit Family Reunion, Odetta Hartman & Gunfight on Friday and “No Discount Album Release Show” with Zongo Junction / Chicano Batman & Karikatura on Saturday. Always AWESOME, always FREE!

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Twig the Wonderkid is back this Saturday with his monthly Glamdammit party “TEENAGE RAMPAGE” edition with “fist-pumping Rock n’ Roll, punk anthems, and glittery glam-rock along with live performances and a cavalcade of stars.” Featuring live performance by YouthquakeEasy Peasy and Food Stamps. RSVP for your SHAW comp guest list HERE!

If you are wondering who is the SUPER CUTE girl on the cover of the Rockabilly Night Market flyer, it’s Katie Bickert from Rebel Night NYC. Katie and the super stylish Rebel Night NYC DJs will be hosting their monthly speak easy Rebel Night Rockabilly Dance Party at The Back Room this Sunday to help you wrap up an action packed week. If you are broke by Sunday no worries, this party is FREE!

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I will leave you with a photo of my girl Thea and I at last weekend’s Annual NY Scooter Club rides. Summer time = #ShawTime. This is how our family rolls.

Andy & Thea
Thank you for reading this week, be safe and have an all American fun time!!

~ Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Wednesday, July 2
Zombie Crawl Coney Island Takeover – BK Cyclones, Luna Park, Sideshow & Brain Eating Contest
Thursday, July 3
Deadly Dragon Sound presents “Downtown Top-Ranking” at The Delancey
BASS Connection Presents: Block Buster w. Krafty Kuts, Nadastrom, Gent & Jawns and MORE at Melrose Ballroom
The Freedom Party NYC 11 Year Anniversary! at Summer Stage
Friday, July 4
The Liberty Belle Extravaganza – A Vintage Fourth of July Rooftop Spectacular
Dances of vice Presents Rockabilly Night Market at SRB
Defalco Presents Spirit Family Reunion, Odetta Hartman & Gunfight at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Saturday, July 5
Defalco Presents Zongo Junction / Chicano Batman & Karikatura at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
GLAMDAMMIT Presents TEENAGE RAMPAGE at The Grand Victory
Sunday, July 6
Rebel Night Rockabilly Dance Party at The Back Room