SHAW PROMOTION newsletter 10.29 ~ 11.5, 2014

“HALLOWEEN w. Sally Can’t Dance + Presets (Check Yo Ponytail Tour) + Kostume Kult + Diarrhea Planet + The So So Glos, Glamdammit + MORE”

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Hello friends,
Just as we are getting over the madness of CMJ last week, we are now diving right into one of the biggest (and everyone’s favorite) holiday weekends in NYC that is Halloween. Before we kick off all the human Halloween events, we got an early start this past weekend’s 3rd Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest at McCarren Park with our SHAW mascot Boston Terrier pups Elvis and Thea and their friends. We have entered our dogs year after year for the costume contest, but they have yet to secure 1st place. They do always place in the finals and got a nice write up on Bedford + Bowery (Bedford + Bow(wow)ery!) Follow their adorableness on Instagram to make your day brighter, #ElvisandThea.

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Tonight is the second Sally Can’t Dance party Halloween edition with a live performance from the legendary Captain Sensible of The Damned! and a very special just added Fred Armisen (Portlandia, SNL, etc). You can get your tickets HERE or at the door or RSVP with us for your guest list! We only have 2 spots left so this is on first come basis. The RSVP and guest list for this Saturday’s Glamdammit – Cherry Bomb edition presented by Twig the Wonder Kid is also now open. We only have limited spots, so get on it!

Halloween this year is on a Friday and this only happens once every 7 years. We have 5 events here on Halloween night for you to ponder over between Brooklyn or Manhattan, dance music or rock and roll, your pick and I hope to run into some of you at these events!

- Check Yo Ponytail Tour w. The Presets at Warsaw
- Kostume Kult’s 2014 Halloween Party at Spin NYC
- Brooklyn Night Bazaar Halloween Extravaganza with Diarrhea Planet & The So So Glos (Fri & Sat)
- Lacey Allure’s Rock n Roll Girlie Show – Halloween Bash at Bar Matchless
- Friday Night Rumble Halloween HOP at Arlene’s Grocery

Before we leave, I want to leave you with a show that I am definitely attending next Tuesday, November 4, BABYMETAL’s first NYC show ever at Hammerstein Ballroom!! I am sure many of may already be aware of Babymetal from the land of all things awesome and crazy that we call Japan. If you do not know Babymetal, just check out this video Gimme Chocolate below and you will understand why this is a must-go show and why they are catching so much buzz (and confusion) and overall intrigued.  Get your tickets now before it’s sold out!

BABYMETAL – ギミチョコ!!- Gimme chocolate!!
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Thank you for reading and please check out the rest of this newsletter or the SHAW CALENDAR for all our events this week and upcoming.  Have a kick ass, spooky and safe Halloween everyone and we will catch you again next week!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.


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SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 10.23 ~ 10.29, 2014

Bikini Carwash CMJ, Frankie Cosmos + The Beehive & 5th Bday Bash BK Night Bazaar, Howl-o-Ween, JDH & Powerslug and MORE”

SHAW 10.23-29

Hello New York,
Exciting times for NYC with Halloween next weekend, one of the biggest party weekends for our town. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let us not forget how special this week is with  College Music Journal’s CMJ Music Marathon 2014I got my artist badge in hand and ready to rock the week!

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My band, Bikini Carwash is performing CMJ on Saturday 10.25 midnight at The Paper Box. We are named “10 MUST-SEE BANDS AT CMJ 2014” by The Roosevelts and “5 Female-Fronted Acts to Catch at CMJ” by AXS! Get your $8 advance HERE because I really hope some of you guys can come out and see what all the buzz is about our awesome band.  Like us on Facebook and follow our new Twitter and Instagram!

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Scenic Presents is presenting the “Female Fronted Mayhem!” Official CMJ Showcase at The Grand Victory on Friday with The ViolenceThe Liza Colby Sound, J and the 9s and our good friends The Purslaines. Definitely another show worth checking out if you’re looking for some personal recommendations, we play a lot with those guys and they know how to rock.

Insound & Kanine Records is bringing you Frankie Cosmos, Flowers (UK), Beverly, September Girls (Ireland), The Vacant Lots at Brooklyn Night Bazaar this Friday and The Wild Honey Pie will bring The Beehive & 5th Birthday Bash on Saturday, both events are FREE!

After the wildly successful grand opening of Sally Can’t Dance party last month, Bowery Electric is back with the second SCD this time featuring a live performance from Captain Sensible of The Damned! The tickets are on sale for $10 or you can grab the $5 pass NOW at The Bowery Electric or at Niagara!

Finally, in some music related news, the good people at Dog-E-Dog are back again this Sunday for the 3rd Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume & Trick Contest at McCarren Park. The SHAW team are all dog lovers and we will definitely be there with doggie costumes on, our very own Elvis and Thea came in 4th last year and are going for the win this year.

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Thank you for reading, for all other events this week and our Halloween weekend, be sure to check the rest of this newsletter or the SHAW Calendar. Have a great week!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Events this week

Thursday, October 23

Deadly Dragon Sound Presents: Downtown Top-Ranking at The Delancey

Friday, October 24

Snow White and the 7 Bottoms at Theatre 80

Scenic Presents: Female Fronted Mayhem! Official CMJ Showcase at The Grand Victory

Insound & Kanine Records Present Frankie Cosmos, Flowers (UK), Beverly, September Girls (Ireland) & MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Saturday, October 25

Snow White and the 7 Bottoms at Theatre 80

Bread and Circuses Official CMJ Showcase w. Bikini Carwash, Room Full of Strangers, Old Monk, Whiskey Bitches, The Living Kills and MORE at The Paper Box

The Wild Honey Pie Presents The Beehive & 5th Bday Bash at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Sunday, October 26

Snow White and the 7 Bottoms at Theatre 80

Dog-e-Dog Presents Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume & Trick Contest at McCarren Park

Bikini Carwash – “Must-See Bands” & “5 Female-Fronted Acts To Catch” at CMJ 2014

The Brooklyn based 4-piece pop-punk-rock band BIKINI CARWASH will be performing at CMJ for the second time on Saturday, October 25 at The Paper Box.

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Check out the article by Bushwick Daily on Bikini Carwash’s first CMJ appearance.

At this year’ CMJ 2014, Bikini Carwash was named the:
5 female-fronted acts to catch at CMJ” by AXS
The “10 Must-See Bands At CMJ 2014” by The Roosevelts

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Get your $8 advance tickets to see Bikini Carwash HERE!

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SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 10.14 ~ 10.19, 2014

“Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, NYC Zombiecon, T Presents & My Free Concert BK Bazaar, Fixed + Input + Mixpak & more”

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Greeting New York City,
I hope everyone enjoyed your holiday weekend. If for some crazy reason you missed the two of our heavyweight events this past week, check out the photos from Village Voice for the NYC Zombie Crawl HERE and Bowieball 2014 HERE!

Before I begin this week’s newsletter, I would like to share a wonderful news in the SHAW Promotion personal land. This past week was my birthday and we made a very, very special announcement that was the BEST gift I could ever asked for. We are adding the newest, youngest, and coolest SHAW ambassador to our team, coming in April 2015. Yes, I am going to be a father and I am overjoyed!!


Jumping right into this weeks events, the VIP ticket giveaway contest for tonight’s Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra is now closed, but our guest list is still open! RSVP by 3:30PM today and come see one of the best live bands from Tokyo at Irving Plaza! Do it!

After Comic Con, Zombie Crawl, and The Walking Dead season premier this past weekend, if you still need more zombie fix or want to get more out of your costumes, here’s another chance for you. The 10th annual ZOMBIECON – “KATACLYSM” edition is this Saturday, October 18!  This Zombiecon will go from 11:30AM until late at various locations in downtown Manhattan and is FREE FOR ALL! Click HERE for details and check out this video from a previous Zombiecon with zombies attack Fox News!

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For the rest of our events this week, please check out the rest of this newsletter or on the SHAW CALENDAR. Always make sure you check out our “featured upcoming” section at the bottom of the newsletter so you can plan ahead!

Before we go, our friend Brendan Jay Sullivan and Theophilus London are in the running for “Most Eligible Bachelor” on the Gotham Magazine. Brendan AKA DJ VH1 is going against some stiff competitions with Norman Reedus, Daniel Radcliff, Jake Gyllenhall, Al Pacino, etc. But hey, I don’t know them personally, but I do know Brendan who has been a part of our NYC nightlife for many years. Let’s give Brendan some love and support and vote for him!

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Lastly, I would like to thank Caleb’s Kola ( / for their special birthday delivery with an awesome vintage cooler full of refreshing and delicious Caleb’s Kola. It arrived just in time for my little birthday party at McCarren Park and some of my friends got to sample this brand new product and everyone loved it! Be on the lookout for Caleb’s Kola!

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Thank you all for reading, hope to see you at some of the events this week.

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Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Events this week

Tuesday, October 14

*Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra live at Irving Plaza (Tickets Giveaway!)

Thursday, October 16

Deadly Dragon Sound Presents: Downtown Top-Ranking at The Delancey

INPUT & Mixpak Presents Toddla T at Output with JDH & Dave P in the Panther Room

Corn Mo live with Steve Poltz at Pianos

Friday, October 17

Snow White and the 7 Bottoms at Theatre 80

T Presents & My Free Concert Present High & Mighty Brass Band at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Saturday, October 18

Snow White and the 7 Bottoms at Theatre 80

T Presents & My Free Concert Present Leisure Cruise / Mister Lies & MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Zombiecon NYC 2014 – Various Locations in Downtown Manhattan

Sunday, October 19

Snow White and the 7 Bottoms at Theatre 80

Tuesday, October 21


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