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“!
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 Gallery. Queen 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!
Thank you for reading, see ya’ll next week!
Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.
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
WebsterHallConcerts.com 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