Hello New York,
Last week was a super fun, action packed week with three of our Summer long events coming to a close, we said temporary goodbye to Dances of Vice Summer Nights Burlesque Sail, Coney Island Laser Shows, and the Gotham Girls Roller Derby for the season. I had so much fun attending both the burlesque cruise and the last GGRD game, a huge congrats to Manhattan Mayhem for winning the 2014 championship!
**New Party Alert!**
Tonight is the launch of “Plug01“, a new rolling event series hosted by NYC electro pop duo The Dossier, which is also release of their long-awaited debut LP, “Strange Arrangements”. “PLUG is a new rolling event series hosted by NYC electropop duo The Dossier that features a wide spectrum of electronic artists in live performance, ranging from pop to techno to noise and all sounds in between, alongside a specially curated guest DJ. The debut party will featured Blush Response, Lost Children, DJ Derek Rush and of course The Dossiers!
Another new party debuting in NYC this week is “Sally Can’t Dance”, brought to you by some of the NYC nightlife veterans. “In a time when everyone says New York City is dead, all the artists, outlaws, and anything fun has been forced to the outer boroughs, a group of friends and instigators have decided to come together to start a monthly rock ‘n’ roll party, Sally Can’t Dance. It’s a night to bring all the tribes together, dressed up and messed up, for decadence and debauchery on the dance floor. This is a place for fast kids and old pros, drag queens and young punks, glitter glam and doom.” 10 Years ago Shaw Promotion broke into the NYC nightlife scene with the Motherf*cker party (RIP) and I have been missing the similar type NY underbelly parties. Sally Can’t Dance will be a good fix for those of you seeking something old and NEW. I will be there, hope to see you too, after checking out Ada Pasternak live at The Bitter End!
SHAW Promotion is very excited to be working with Live Nation once again, we are helping them promote few upcoming concerts at Warsaw, Brooklyn including this week’s Metronomy & Dawn Golden concert. Get your tickets HERE! and check out the Metronomy video below and the upcoming Live Nation Warsaw shows!
Two of my favorite presenters, T Presents and MyFreeConcert, are joining force once again to bring us some quality talents at Brooklyn Night Bazaar this weekend. Featuring Here We Go Magic, White Bike, and DJ Toy on Friday and Those Darlins, Landlady, Heat, Dirty Nil, and DJ Toy on Saturday. I can’t say enough good things about all the free shows and good times at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. I’m sure most of you have been to it already, but if you haven’t, you are really, really missing out on something special and unique in NYC.
Although we are mostly working with rock, electronic shows, and parties, I am actually musically classically trained and majored in oboe at High School of Performing Arts. We are honored to be working with Worldless Music once again with their two very, very awesome screenings with Live Film Score!! This Friday and Saturday, Wordless Music Orchestra will once again collaborate with Jonny Greenwood for the U.S. premiere of There Will Be Blood Live: a full screening and live film score to Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2007 masterpiece, which will be projected onto a massive 50′ movie screen at the historic and absurdly beautiful United Palace Theatre, the second-largest movie screen in all of New York City. Doesn’t that sound AMAZING?! Even if you aren’t into classical music, a live film score for one of the coolest movies sounds so cool; I will be there for the Saturday screening and you can still get your tickets HERE! The next one will be “The Godfather” on February 6 ~ 7, 2015, so save the dates!
We also have Simian Mobile Disco live with our good friends JDH & Dave P at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday and a very special live painting from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry’s First NY Art Show presented by Keeping Style Alive. Check out the rest of this newsletter for all details!
Lastly, you know how much we love motorcycles here at SHAW Promotion. One of my favorite bike shows is coming to Brooklyn this Saturday, The 6th Annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show!! This is not a SHAW event, but we are happy to help spread the word. I have never missed a Brooklyn Invitational show and I highly recommend attending, even if for some reason you’re not a motorcycle buff. This all day event will featured tons of amazing custom bikes, live bands, cool vendors, great culture, and wait for it.. it’s FREE!! Come look for the SHAW crew here on our Harley Davidson, Triumph and Ducati bikes and party with us! This will definitely be a great warm up party to next week’s 2nd Annual Motorcycle Film Festival!
Thank you for reading, have a great week!
Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.
Events This Week
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Let’s get things started this week with “SHAW Me the Tickets” giveaway! We have TWO pair of VIP tickets for this Saturday’s Coney Island “Pink Floyd – Best of Echoes” Laser Light & Video Show! Your VIP package will include 1 pair of tickets to the laser show, 1 pair of Bumper car passes, and 1 pair of Coney Island Laser Show t-shirts and stickers to this final laser show of the summer. Details HERE!
Another giveaway we have is also for this Saturday’s Gotham Girls Roller Derby season championship game, Queens of Pain VS Manhattan Mayhem! This will be the final game for another wonderful season, the tickets will definitely be sold out. Get your tickets HERE or simply win a pair from us, because we love to hook you up. Details HERE! We will select winners for both events by 6PM Thursday, September 11. Winners will be chosen at random, unless you have the funniest email that catches my attention (highly recommended).
Another great event we have this week that’s ending for the summer is the Summer Nights Burlesque Sail, “Classic Film Noir” edition. The producer Dances of Vice invites you to set sail on an adventure of seductive espionage around the Hudson and New York Harbor aboard a gorgeous Civil War-era schooner as a scintillating burlesque and variety floor show unfolds against spectacular views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and The Statue of Liberty. Sounds like a magical way to help celebrate the end of summer (#WinterIsComing..) Get your tickets NOW before it’s too late for your chance to get sexy on this boat.
Everyone’s favorite Brooklyn Night Bazaar will be presented by Relix Magazine this weekend. This soulful edition of BK Bazaar will feature on Friday, The London Souls, Low Cut Connie, Bad Faces, Clam & DJ Uncle Jesse’s Shuffle and on Saturday, Elle King, Grace Weber, Titanics, DJ DJYN and the special winner from their ReverNation Contest to open up the show. Brooklyn Night Bazaar is always fun and always FREE. Bring a date, invite your friends and go enjoy a night of food, vendors, arcade games, and music!!
Lastly, one of my favorite NY agencies, Scenic Presents, is bringing you a special all ages show from a great touring LA band, The Dollyrots, to perform at The Grand Victory this Saturday. I personally really dig their bubblegum pop girlie punk sound and I’m excited to have the opportunity for my band, Bikini Carwash, to open up for them as a direct support. This will be an early show and I hope to see some friends there!
We also have two special new parties at Bowery Electric next Tuesday and Wednesday listed at the bottom of this newsletter. “Plug01″ launch party with The Dossier and ‘Strange Announcements” release and another new monthly party, “Sally Can’t Dance“, with many of the all-star NYC cast including the legendary Squeezebox and Motherf*cker parties. Be sure to check them out the rest of this newsletter or www.shawpromotion.com/events.
Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.
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Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I heard that today is “Back to School”, what an odd concept for me these days. For those of you who are in school, good for you; stay in school and eat your vegetables! Tonight, two of my favorite friends and renowned DJs, Justine D. and Queen Majesty, will be spinning along side Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem & The Juan MacLean) for the launch of Chloe 81. There will be Jazz, Oysters, Champagne and of course, awesome music from the finest female DJs in New York. I will be there, if you fancy to attend, RSVP is required: firstname.lastname@example.org
The hard working rockers at Lacey Allure are back again with their “Rock & Roll Girlie Show” this Friday. My band, Bikini Carwash, will be performing at 9:30PM with our good friends The Purslaines and The Back Burners with DJ Alex Von Nihil spinning between sets. All this rock will be accompanied by sexy go go dancers plus an incredible sideshow by Leo The Human Gumby, formerly of the Coney Island Sideshow. Support your local bands and venues and come check out the Rock & Roll Girlie Show at The Trash Bar, tickets are only $8 for one full night of fun
This weekend in the world of Brooklyn Night Bazaar is two different amazing presenters. On Friday, Noisey / Vice will bring you Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, Chumped & Crow Bait and on Saturday, Subscene Style & Audiofemme will bring Cerebral Ballzy, Unstoppable Death Machines, Shellshago, Cutters & Sunny Gang. It’s all ages and FREE so bring your new, out of town young and broke freshman dates to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar and impress them with the music, arcade, and Brooklyn culture.
Also in Brooklyn this week, the monthly glam rock party from Twig the Wonder Kid is back with Glamdammit: Top of the Pops edition with live performances from The Bowery Boys, Felony Bebop Club and Alan Merrill (rock legend Alan Merrill originally wrote, recorded and performed “I Love Rock and Roll” with British sensation The Arrows). There will be *PABST BLUE RIBBON OPEN BAR 11PM TO MIDNITE* and tickets are only $7, but you can also RSVP with us for your guest list.
Another monthly party from one of my favorites is also back this week. Rebel Night is at their monthly record hop at the Back Room! Enjoy some dancing and great speakeasy atmosphere with music from all crazy Japanese DJs – spin all 45′s, all dance music, all night. This monthly affair is FREE, but do your part and dress sharp. Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and a good spirit to enjoy this super cool Rebel Night party!
Lastly, I would like to thank Shira and Brit of PBR NYC for sponsoring our 4th annual SHAW Fest camping and rafting trip. We had another amazing successful year with everyone having the best time ever and fully hydrated the entire time with the tasty PBR’s. It was such a wonderful feeling seeing all our friends together enjoying the end of the Summer together. Thank you PBR!
I will be leaving this weekend on a motorcycle road trip with my crew for another end of Summer blow out. Check my Instagram (@andyshawzy) for photos! Thank you for reading, enjoy your first week of Fall. Go out, have fun, and be safe!
Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team
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