I Love the 90’s, NYC Zombie Crawl, Glamdammit 12 Yrs, BK Bazaar, Popgun Presents, Fixed, Tensnake and MORE!
Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful Fall weather, because it won’t stay around for long. I just celebrated my birthday this past weekend and realized I have been doing SHAW PROMOTION for 14 years! I want to thank everyone for their beautiful birthday wishes and the support for SHAW PROMOTION, it’s a really great life I have and I can’t be more grateful for everyone in my life.
With that being said, I’d like to gift you with something in honor of my birthday… with our “SHAW ME THE TICKETS” contest giveaway!!!
Thursday October 27
Mexrrissey – Mexico Goes Morrissey Live at Le Poisson Rouge
You heard it right, Mexico goes Morrissey, check out the video!
Winner will be chosen at random, but we do love to hear a good story about why you want to win.
Moving on, my man Twig the Wonderkid is celebrating Glamdammit twelve years of fist-pumping Rock N Roll, Punk anthems, and glittery Glam Rock along with live performances and a cavalcade of stars. Featuring Michael T and the Vanities, this glam rock party is at Goldsounds and it’s F-R-E-E! See you there!
The NYC Zombie Crawl crew had been doing zombie flash mobs before it was cool. On Saturday 10/15 is the 10th year for the zombies roaming around Downtown Manhattan plus the after party. Click HERE for the Zombie Crawl schedule and the after party featuring musical performances by J and the 9’s, Skeletal Life plus ghoulishly sexy burlesque, human flesh hook fun with and of course the notorious HOT ZOMBIE CONTEST & COSTUME CONTEST!!
In addition to all the fine musical programing from Brooklyn Bazaar, in honor of the upcoming Halloween, BK Bazaar is hosting “Spooktober Movie Nights!” FREE movie screening every Tuesday nights in October with Texas Chainsaw Massacre (10/18), and A Nightmare On Elm Street (10/25) for the remaining month. Click HERE to see all the concerts and events at Brooklyn Bazaar!
The people at Fun Music is bringing the I Love the 90’s party with The Fresh Kids of Bel-Air back in Brooklyn at The Hall of MP. Check out the video for a taste of the party, $15, get tickets HERE !
Thanks for reading, see all the events here in this newsletter or at http://www.shawpromotion.com/events/
Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.
SHAW Promotion is giving away one pair of thickets for the Mexrrissey show courtesy of Le Poisson Rouge.
for your chance to win. Winner will be chosen at random but we often give the tickets away to submissions with a good story on why they should win.
Le Poisson Rouge presents
Mexrrissey – Mexico Goes Morrissey
In Mexico Morrissey has always been a prophet with honour. His songs of love, loss and longing, with powerful imagery and metaphors have found a huge audience and chimed with generations raised on rancheras and mariachis and their singers who were not afraid to cross the line.
Now the love can be returned, with a band made in Mexico City reinventing Morrissey’s songs south of the border. Together they sound like a brass and accordion led combo from the smallest village with the biggest bleeding heart. The first of the gang is Camilo Lara, the force inside Mexican Institute of Sound, who together with Sergio Mendoza (Orkesta Mendoza/Calexico), has put together a team of musical gunslingers from Mexico’s finest bands. Andy Wood, Director of the La Linea Festival in London approached Camilo Lara with the initial idea to put together Mexrrissey – Mexico goes Morrissey. Andy says, “ It just felt like time. I had a sense of the feeling for Morrissey in Mexico and the way that his music could connect with so much in Mexican music. It was time to return the love and Camilo was the man who could round up the right posse of dirty pretty things.” Camilo takes up the story, “I always thought that there were these invisible lines between what Morrissey and Manchester represents and what Mexico City and Mexican pop culture has. And if these are tiny coincidences, we’re making them a little bit bigger on this occasion with a concert of broken hearts and forgotten dreams.” Sergio Mendoza made the arrangements, “I think we’re taking a really big risk with all these arrangements and the way we’re really flipping these songs.” One starting point was to either find a song with a Mexican connection or something that Camilo and Sergio could imagine recasting with a Mexican flavour. There are some obvious selections like Morrrissey’s paean to the country Mexico. Another starting point was to simply select a song that they were big fans of such as Vicar in a Tutu, Everyday is Like Sunday or Bigmouth Strikes Again. Camilo Lara says “I think for the people that know the songs (which is probably everyone!), I’m sure that they will be amazed that the songs can go into these directions of cumbia and boleros and sound actually as if they were written in that style. Though it’s the words, the playful turns of phrase, and the sighs that are the trickiest to translate into Spanish. Camilo adds “We try to get a glimpse of the poetry in Morrissey’s work and to capture the irony, the anger and the happiness at the same time, that has been a challenge.” Taking us on a journey of love, loss and longing is an incredible team of big hitters from Mexico’s rock and pop world, who immediately said yes to Mexrrissey’s invitation. There is underground legend Chetes (Zurtok) on guitar, Jay De La Cueva (Moderatto /Titán) on bass, Alejandro Flores Café Tacuba’s violin player, Alex Escobar on trumpet (Twin Tones), Ricardo Najera on drums (Furland) and Camilo Lara adding his trademark sampling and electronics. Ceci Bastida (Tijuana No!) plays keyboards. Vocals are shared between four of the band who also add other flavours live from a range of traditional instruments. Viva Mexrrissey – Ven Armaggedon! Part of Year of Mexico in the UK 2015 Produced by La Linea – The London Latin Music Festival in association with the Barbican. UK tour in association with Music Beyond Mainstream.
NY Burlesque Fest, The Vibrators, Tiswas, BK Bazaar, Boomstick Ballet, Bikini Carwash, Chile Pepper Fest and MORE!
Hello New York,
Happy Fall 2016, I can’t believe the summer is over. I have been to quite a few parties, road trips, special events this summer but this past two weekends was all about motorcycles with some of the best bike events in town. I took my girl Thea, the Boston Terrier, on our first Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and witness 500+ dapper riders taking over Manhattan and Brooklyn for a great ride, hang and to bring awareness for men’s health on this charity ride. I had so much fun and will definitely participate again next year!
The Brooklyn Bazaar is back in Greenpoint, Brooklyn at a spanking new spot complete with local vendors, Brooklyn Star restaurant, ping pong tables, miniaturize golf, video games, private karaoke rooms, free movies from Nitehawk Cinema and ticketed concerts and is open Tuesday – Sunday. For the upcoming programs for the new Brooklyn Bazaar, click on the banner below or check out http://bkbazaar.com/
The week is the 14th annual New York Burlesque Festival from Thursday, September 29 – Sunday, October 2 at 6 venues featuring some of the top performers around the country. Check out all the details and ticket info HERE!
For other great events such as Tiswas 21st anniversary party, Chile Pepper Festival (I will be working with Queen Majesty Hot Sauce), The Vibrators and The So So Glos at Bowery Electric, Bikini Carwash show, Boomstick Ballet by The Love Show and more, please check out the rest of this newsletter for our events for the next two week, be sure to check http://www.shawpromotion.com/events/ for updates!
Thank you for reading, till next time!
Andy Shaw and the SHAW PROMOTION team.