Michael T Turning It..at 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 most..it’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






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.




Happy 2017!! SHAW PROMOTION New Year’s Eve Edition!

Hello everyone,
Hope you all had a nice holiday weekend and are gearing up for the biggest party night of the year to leave the dreadful 2016 behind. We are going into our 14th year with SHAW Promotion and I would like to thank all our clients, vendors, staff / street team / project managers (national and regional) and friends and family for your love, hard work, and support. We look forward to work and party with you in 2017!

Please check out this newsletter for all SHAW events from today leading into your New Years Eve, or you can check out our events calendar -> http://www.shawpromotion.com/events/2016-12-31/

Thank you for reading and your continues support, here’s a toast to 2017, HAPPY NEW YEAR from the SHAW family!!

Wednesday March 29, 2017


Coney Island Laser Shows Winter Wonderland, Fred Perry Something In The Way Show, Freehold Holiday Market, Brooklyn Bazaar and MORE

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Hey New York City,
Get ready, because ’tis the season and we got some holiday parties coming your way. Jumping off, our friends at Coney Island Laser Shows have been working really hard to bring you their holiday show this weekend, the Winter Wonderland! Featuring Holiday themed laser light and video shows: Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Winter Wonderland shopping village plus Mr. Cyclone’s antique pre-war toy trains and photos with Santa! Bring a date, bring your friends or the whole family, get advance tickets HERE to guaranteed entry!  THIS AIN’T YOUR PARENTS LASERS SHOW…

Click on the banner below to see the show schedule for both Saturday and Sunday!

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with some of my favorite clothing brands in the past including Dr. Martens and Ben Sherman. This year, we are thrilled to be working with another one of my all time favorite, Fred Perry (thanks for all the shirts!). On Wednesday, December 14, Fred Perry and Run For Cover  joined force to present you: “Something In The Way 2016”  NYC Show at Webster Hall, 3 stages with bands including Modern Baseball, Basement, and more! For more updates and tickets, click on the banner below or check out www.somethingintheway.net


For all the fun parties, free movie screening and shows at Brooklyn Bazaar, Dances of Vice Disco Dukeout, Good Room holiday party with Love Tempo and JDH and SHAW Promotion’s new project; The Little People Party and our Family Festivus holiday party and more, check out our the rest of this newsletter and out event calendar page!

Thank you for reading and have happy holidays, we will be back for our NYE edition newsletter in 2 weeks. 

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.