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.
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!
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.