Hello New York City,
Are you ready for the Labor Day Weekend?! I’m sad to see Summer go, but Fall is one of my favorite seasons in NYC with all the festivals and the crisp air. A quick shout out to Gotham Girls Roller Derby’s Queens of Pain for winning the bout last week and heading into the September 13 Season Championship game. Save the date!
Tonight, Wednesday September 27, the legendary DJ Frankie Bones takes over “BACK TO BROOKLYN to explore the past, present & future of Electronic Dance Music. Be part of this very special Factory history lesson as Bones throws down a marathon DJ set that spans his entire career. Our “SHAW Me The Tickets” giveaway for this “All Bones All Night” is already closed; we had tons of contest entries, but unfortunately we only had two pairs to giveaway. Many of the email entries looking to win the coveted pair of passes said, well, nothing. Here’s an example on what type of entries that will win you our free tickets from one of our winners, James Magyar:
“Shaw me the tickets….id love two tickets id be happy with one..but ive bee listening to bones since ’94 when I was with go productions……and the second ticket is for my friend I have yet to meet but he a bones freak and I want to take him to school..Frankie Bones School so he could get a 6 hour history lesson…Plus Bones and etc. Brought me thru some hard times like the loss of my father and Brother. Plus I never win shit…I miss the old days and im hoping Frankie will recreate one if those nights for me and my friend…plus I know he will deliver he always has….Its awesome you guys put this together on Coney Island ..great job…….put your head in the speaker….come closer. …..thank you for the chance.”
Winner!! Come celebrate 21 years of FACTORY events & support the longest running Brooklyn Underground with the Godfather of Techno and the man who paved the way for all of us. For all of you who didn’t win, the tickets are only $10, so there is little excuse not to be there!
On Friday and Saturday, Lyynks Music will be presenting Single Mothers, Dope Body, No Joy, Black Pus and more at Brooklyn Night Bazaar for some awesome FREE live music. Our friends at FIXED will be throwing down on Saturday with Mount Kimbie & Aden at The Wick if dance music is more your vibe.
I will be at The Grand Victory this Thursday to see one of my favorite singer / song writers, Vic Ruggiero, the front man of The Slackers. I have been friends with The Slackers since the early 90′s and although I am still a big fan of The Slackers, I am an even bigger fan of Vic‘s solo music and stage charisma. I expect to see a lot of old friends at this show; a shout out to Scenic Presents for continuously bringing great music to NYC!
With all the great events happening in and around NYC, I am the most excited for our 4th annual Labor Day weekend company trip, SHAW Fest. For the past 4 years, SHAW Promotion and The Sensation Collective have been producing the camping/rafting trip in the Poconos, PA on the Delaware River. Sailor Jerry and Mercy have both been sponsors in the past as well as our sponsor this year, PBR. Shira of PBR came to our #SHAWFEST2013 last year and said it was one of the most FUN and FAVORITE PBR sponsored events! As of now this is an intimate and invite only event, but maybe in the near future we might expand this into something larger for the community to experience. I would like to thank Shira and PBR for their continued support of our Shaw Fest, you truly make it a wonderful (and boozy) experience. Check out the photo below from last year’s SHAW Fest!
Thank you for reading this week, check out all our events this week and upcoming in this newsletter or on www.shawpromotion.com. Stay cool, be safe, have an amazing weekend to celebrate life and NYC! Till next week.
Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.
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