SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 9.16 ~ 9.23, 2014

“Sally Can’t Dance, Metronomy, Here We Go Magic + Those Darlins BK Bazaar, Simian Mobile Disco + Fixed, plug 01, There Will Be Blood and MORE”

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Hello New York,
Last week was a super fun, action packed week with three of our Summer long events coming to a close, we said temporary goodbye to Dances of Vice Summer Nights Burlesque Sail, Coney Island Laser Shows, and the Gotham Girls Roller Derby for the season.  I had so much fun attending both the burlesque cruise and the last GGRD game, a huge congrats to Manhattan Mayhem for winning the 2014 championship!

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**New Party Alert!**

Tonight is the launch of  “Plug01“, a new rolling event series hosted by NYC electro pop duo The Dossier, which is also release of their long-awaited debut LP, “Strange Arrangements”. “PLUG is a new rolling event series hosted by NYC electropop duo The Dossier that features a wide spectrum of electronic artists in live performance, ranging from pop to techno to noise and all sounds in between, alongside a specially curated guest DJ.  The debut party will featured Blush Response, Lost Children, DJ Derek Rush and of course The Dossiers!

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Another new party debuting in NYC this week is “Sally Can’t Dance”, brought to you by some of the NYC nightlife veterans. “In a time when everyone says New York City is dead, all the artists, outlaws, and anything fun has been forced to the outer boroughs, a group of friends and instigators have decided to come together to start a monthly rock ‘n’ roll party, Sally Can’t Dance. It’s a night to bring all the tribes together, dressed up and messed up, for decadence and debauchery on the dance floor.  This is a place for fast kids and old pros, drag queens and young punks, glitter glam and doom.” 10 Years ago Shaw Promotion broke into the NYC nightlife scene with the Motherf*cker party (RIP) and I have been missing the similar type NY underbelly parties. Sally Can’t Dance will be a good fix for those of you seeking something old and NEW. I will be there, hope to see you too, after checking out Ada Pasternak live at The Bitter End!

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SHAW Promotion is very excited to be working with Live Nation once again, we are helping them promote few upcoming concerts at Warsaw, Brooklyn including this week’s Metronomy & Dawn Golden concert. Get your tickets HERE!  and check out the Metronomy video below and the upcoming Live Nation Warsaw shows!

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Two of my favorite presenters, T Presents and MyFreeConcert, are joining force once again to bring us some quality talents at Brooklyn Night Bazaar this weekend. Featuring Here We Go Magic, White Bike, and DJ Toy on Friday and Those Darlins, Landlady, Heat, Dirty Nil, and DJ Toy on Saturday. I can’t say enough good things about all the free shows and good times at Brooklyn Night Bazaar. I’m sure most of you have been to it already, but if you haven’t, you are really, really missing out on something special and unique in NYC.

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Although we are mostly working with rock, electronic shows, and parties, I am actually musically classically trained and majored in oboe at High School of Performing Arts. We are honored to be working with Worldless Music once again with their two very, very awesome screenings with Live Film Score!! This Friday and Saturday, Wordless Music Orchestra will once again collaborate with Jonny Greenwood for the U.S. premiere of There Will Be Blood Live: a full screening and live film score to Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2007 masterpiece, which will be projected onto a massive 50′ movie screen at the historic and absurdly beautiful United Palace Theatre, the second-largest movie screen in all of New York City. Doesn’t that sound AMAZING?! Even if you aren’t into classical music, a live film score for one of the coolest movies sounds so cool; I will be there for the Saturday screening and you can still get your tickets HERE!  The next one will be “The Godfather” on February 6 ~ 7, 2015, so save the dates!

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We also have Simian Mobile Disco live with our good friends JDH & Dave P at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday and a very special live painting from the legendary Lee Scratch Perry’s First NY Art Show presented by Keeping Style Alive. Check out the rest of this newsletter for all details!

Lastly, you know how much we love motorcycles here at SHAW Promotion. One of my favorite bike shows is coming to Brooklyn this Saturday, The 6th Annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show!! This is not a SHAW event, but we are happy to help spread the word. I have never missed a Brooklyn Invitational show and I highly recommend attending, even if for some reason you’re not a motorcycle buff.  This all day event will featured tons of amazing custom bikes, live bands, cool vendors, great culture, and wait for it.. it’s FREE!! Come look for the SHAW crew here on our Harley Davidson, Triumph and Ducati bikes and party with us!  This will definitely be a great warm up party to next week’s 2nd Annual Motorcycle Film Festival!


Thank you for reading, have a great week!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Events This Week

Tuesday, September 16

plug01 Launch Party w. The Dossier, Blush Response, Lost Children & Derek Rush at Bowery Electric

Wednesday, September 17

Sally Can’t Dance Opening Party at Bowery Electric

Ada Pasternak live at The Bitter End

Thursday, September 18

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


Friday, September 19

Worldless Music Presents There Will Be Blood Screening + Live Film Score at United Palace

T Presents, MyFreeConcert Present Here We Go Magic and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Metronomy & Dawn Golden at Warsaw

Saturday, September 20

Worldless Music Presents There Will Be Blood Screening + Live Film Score at United Palace

T Presents & MyFreeConcert Present Those Darlins, Landlady and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

The 6th Annual Brooklyn Invitational Custom Motorcycle Show

Sunday, September 21

Simian Mobile Disco live w. JDH & Dave P at Music Hall of Williamsburg

Tuesday, September 23

Keeping Style Alive Presents Lee Scratch Perry First NY Art Show

SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter + Tix Giveaways 9.10 – 9.17, 2014

“Gotham Girls Championship, relix Mag BK Bazaar, The Dollyrots + Bikini Carwash, Pink Floyd Laser Show, Burlesque Sail and MORE!”

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Greeting New York,
Welcome to yet another edition of the SHAW Promotion newsletter. It certainly is the longest running newsletter in NYC that I’m aware of, 11 years and going… going.. going…


Let’s get things started this week with “SHAW Me the Tickets” giveaway!  We have TWO pair of VIP tickets for this Saturday’s Coney Island “Pink Floyd – Best of Echoes” Laser Light & Video Show!  Your VIP package will include 1 pair of tickets to the laser show, 1 pair of Bumper car passes, and 1 pair of Coney Island Laser Show t-shirts and stickers to this final laser show of the summer.  Details HERE!

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Another giveaway we have is also for this Saturday’s Gotham Girls Roller Derby season championship game, Queens of Pain VS Manhattan Mayhem! This will be the final game for another wonderful season, the tickets will definitely be sold out.  Get your tickets HERE or simply win a pair from us, because we love to hook you up. Details HERE!  We will select winners for both events by 6PM Thursday, September 11.  Winners will be chosen at random, unless you have the funniest email that catches my attention (highly recommended).

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Another great event we have this week that’s ending for the summer is the Summer Nights Burlesque Sail, “Classic Film Noir” edition. The producer Dances of Vice invites you to set sail on an adventure of seductive espionage around the Hudson and New York Harbor aboard a gorgeous Civil War-era schooner as a scintillating burlesque and variety floor show unfolds against spectacular views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and The Statue of Liberty. Sounds like a magical way to help celebrate the end of summer (#WinterIsComing..) Get your tickets NOW before it’s too late for your chance to get sexy on this boat.


Everyone’s favorite Brooklyn Night Bazaar will be presented by Relix Magazine this weekend. This soulful edition of BK Bazaar will feature on Friday, The London Souls, Low Cut Connie, Bad Faces, Clam & DJ Uncle Jesse’s Shuffle and on Saturday, Elle King, Grace Weber, Titanics, DJ DJYN and the special winner from their ReverNation Contest to open up the show. Brooklyn Night Bazaar is always fun and always FREE.  Bring a date, invite your friends and go enjoy a night of food, vendors, arcade games, and music!!

Lastly, one of my favorite NY agencies, Scenic Presents, is bringing you a special all ages show from a great touring LA band, The Dollyrots, to perform at The Grand Victory this Saturday. I personally really dig their bubblegum pop girlie punk sound and I’m excited to have the opportunity for my band, Bikini Carwash, to open up for them as a direct support. This will be an early show and I hope to see some friends there!

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We also have two special new parties at Bowery Electric next Tuesday and Wednesday listed at the bottom of this newsletter. “Plug01″ launch party with The Dossier and ‘Strange Announcements” release and another new monthly party, “Sally Can’t Dance“, with many of the all-star NYC cast including the legendary Squeezebox and Motherf*cker parties. Be sure to check them out the rest of this newsletter or

Thank you for reading, have a great week!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 10

Keep Taiwan FREE NYC Kick-Off oncert at Arlene’s Grocery

Thursday, September 11

Dances of Vice: Summer Nights Burlesque Sail – Classis Film Noir

Deadly Dragon Sound presents “Downtown Top-Ranking” at The Delancey

Friday, September 12

Scenic Presents The Dollyrots, Bikini Carwash, Penguin & Cutters – All Ages at The Grand Victory

relix Presents The London Souls, Low Cut Connie, Bad Faces and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Saturday, September 13

Coney Island Laser Shows presents “Pink Floyd” Laser Light & Video Show

Gotham Girls Roller Derby Season Championship: Manhattan Mayhem vs. Queens of Pain

relix Presents relix, Elle King, Grace Weber, Titanics + ReverNation Contest Winner at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Tuesday, September 16

“plug01″ with The Dossier, Blush Response, Lost Children & Derek Rush at Bowery Electric

Wednesday, September 17

Sally Can’t Dance Opening Party at Bowery Electric


SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 9.3 – 9.7, 2014

“Modern Baseball & Cerebral Ballzy BK Bazaar, Rebel Night, Rock n Roll Girlie Show, Glamdammit, Justine D and MORE!”

SHAW 9.3-7.14

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Hello friends,
Hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. I heard that today is “Back to School”, what an odd concept for me these days. For those of you who are in school, good for you; stay in school and eat your vegetables!  Tonight, two of my favorite friends and renowned DJs, Justine D. and Queen Majesty, will be spinning along side Nancy Whang (LCD Soundsystem & The Juan MacLean) for the launch of Chloe 81. There will be Jazz, Oysters, Champagne and of course, awesome music from the finest female DJs in New York. I will be there, if you fancy to attend, RSVP is required:

The hard working rockers at Lacey Allure are back again with their “Rock & Roll Girlie Show” this Friday. My band, Bikini Carwash, will be performing at 9:30PM with our good friends The Purslaines and The Back Burners with DJ Alex Von Nihil spinning between sets. All this rock will be accompanied by sexy go go dancers plus an incredible sideshow by Leo The Human Gumby, formerly of the Coney Island Sideshow. Support your local bands and venues and come check out the Rock & Roll Girlie Show at The Trash Bar, tickets are only $8 for one full night of fun

Lacey Allure’s Rock n’ Roll Girlie Show
Go-Go’s Gemini Bltz, Marinara Stardust & Sincerely Y.Ours
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This weekend in the world of Brooklyn Night Bazaar is two different amazing presenters. On Friday, Noisey / Vice will bring you Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, Chumped & Crow Bait and on Saturday, Subscene Style & Audiofemme will bring Cerebral Ballzy, Unstoppable Death Machines, Shellshago, Cutters & Sunny Gang. It’s all ages and FREE so bring your new, out of town young and broke freshman dates to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar and impress them with the music, arcade, and Brooklyn culture.
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Also in Brooklyn this week, the monthly glam rock party from Twig the Wonder Kid is back with Glamdammit: Top of the Pops edition with live performances from The Bowery Boys, Felony Bebop Club and Alan Merrill (rock legend Alan Merrill originally wrote, recorded and performed “I Love Rock and Roll” with British sensation The Arrows). There will be *PABST BLUE RIBBON OPEN BAR 11PM TO MIDNITE* and tickets are only $7, but you can also RSVP with us for your guest list.

Another monthly party from one of my favorites is also back this week. Rebel Night is at their monthly record hop at the Back Room! Enjoy some dancing and great speakeasy atmosphere with music from all crazy Japanese DJs – spin all 45′s, all dance music, all night. This monthly affair is FREE, but do your part and dress sharp.  Be sure to bring your dancing shoes and a good spirit to enjoy this super cool Rebel Night party!

DJ Sei, Jun and Hiromu
Rebel Night DJs

Lastly, I would like to thank Shira and Brit of PBR NYC for sponsoring our 4th annual SHAW Fest camping and rafting trip. We had another amazing successful year with everyone having the best time ever and fully hydrated the entire time with the tasty PBR’s. It was such a wonderful feeling seeing all our friends together enjoying the end of the Summer together. Thank you PBR!

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I will be leaving this weekend on a motorcycle road trip with my crew for another end of Summer blow out. Check my Instagram (@andyshawzy) for photos! Thank you for reading, enjoy your first week of Fall. Go out, have fun, and be safe!


Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team

Wednesday, September 3

VIP Launch w. Nancy Whang, Justine D & Queen Majesty at Chloe 81

Thursday, September 4

Deadly Dragon Sound presents “Downtown Top-Ranking” at The Delancey

Friday, September 5

Lacey Allure’s Rock & Roll Girlie Show w. The Purslaines, Bikini Carwash, The Back Burners at Trash bar

Noisey / Vice Presents Modern Baseball, Beach Slang & more at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Saturday, September 6

Subscene Style & Audiofemme Presents Cerebral Ballzy at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Glamdammit Presents: Top of the Pops at The Grand Vicotory

Sunday, September 7

Rebel Night Rockabilly Dance Party at The Back Room

SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 8.27 – 8.31, 2014

“Frankie Bones, Campfire Music Fest, Rinsed + Fixed, Lyynks Muisc’s Single Mother + No Joy BK Bazaar, Vic Ruggiero and MORE”

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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!

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Frankie Bones

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!

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Thank you for reading this week, check out all our events this week and upcoming in this newsletter or on Stay cool, be safe, have an amazing weekend to celebrate life and NYC! Till next week.

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.



Wednesday, August 27

Factory : Brooklyn with Frankie Bones at Shadow Lounge

Thursday, August 28

Deadly Dragon Sound presents “Downtown Top-Ranking” at The Delancey

Scenic Presents Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers) & Kepi Ghoulie w. Todd Fausnacht at The Grand Victory

Friday, August 29

Campfire Outdoor Adventure & Music Festival, Lakewood, Pennsylvania

Lyynks Music Presents Single Mothers, Dope Body & more at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Saturday, August 30

Campfire Outdoor Adventure & Music Festival, Lakewood, Pennsylvania

RINSED + FIXED with Mount Kimbie (live) & Aden at The Wick.

Lyynks Music Presents No Joy, Black Pus & more at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Sunday, August 31

Campfire Outdoor Adventure & Music Festival, Lakewood, Pennsylvania


SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter & Ticket Giveaway 8.21 – 8.23, 2014

“Dr. Marten’s Spirit of ’69, Teen & Donald Cumming (Virgins) BK Bazaar, FIXED & John Talabot, Gotham Girls Queen vs Bronx”

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Hello New York,
I would like to start this week’s newsletter by saying HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY to the BOOTIE MASHUP party!  In honor of this glorious year, here’s Bootie’s Top 10 Songs of August, 2014 to get you excited for the weekend! CLICK HERE to download this month’s Top 10 in one convenient ZIP file for your listening pleasure.

We have 2 weeks left of September; I feel like I have done so much this summer and not enough at the same time. I hope you are all making plans to end your summer with a bang. I’m leaving for a camping trip in Cape Cod immediately after this newsletter for few days with the wife and dogs followed by our annual 4th Shaw Fest Rafting trip next week to close out a glorious summer.  If you aren’t afforded the luxery of getting out of NYC this week, fear not, I have some cool events for you to do here to make the most of your summer. Check them out below and be sure to follow me, @andyshawzy, on Instagram for some cool photos of my trip!

Dr. Marten has always been one of my favorite brands since I was a kid, I’ve been rocking them for as long as I can remember. It’s awesome to see them reaching back to their old roots and hosting the “Spirit of 69” party at The Delancey with live bands and food from Miss Lily’s. Our friend Scratch Famous of Deadly Dragon Sound System will be on the DJ deck before he starts his second shift at “Downtown Top Ranking” party in the basement. RSVP is a must for Spirit of 69,


There are only two Gotham Girls Roller Derby bouts left for their 10th season; the 2014 championship bout is September 13. Who will take the Golden Skate? That’s the question of the year. But in the meantime, you can get your FREE tickets for the Bronx Gridlock vs Queen of Pain game. I love the GGRD brand and although I love all the teams, I’m from Queens and the Queens of Pain captain Suzy Hotrod is my home girl and old band mate, so I will be rooting for them. This game will sell out quickly, so get your tickets NOW or just RSVP for your free pair courtesy of yours truly and “SHAW Me the Tickets”!

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Suzy Hotrod

Speaking of our “SHAW Me the Tickets” giveaway contest, we also are giving away a pair of tickets to Factory Brooklyn featuring legendary Frankie Bones on Wednesday, August 27.  Scroll down the newsletter for all the information on this slammin’ party and how you can win tickets.

And here’s an honorable mention: we have been working with Afro Punk since day one. Although we are not working with the festival this year, the Afro Punk Festival 2014 this weekend will definitely be one of your BEST and coolest options. After the Afro Punk show on Saturday, be sure to go to Brooklyn Night Bazaar for some arcade games, more drinking and more free shows. Brooklyn Night Bazaar this weekend will be presented by Subscene Style & Audiofemme with Teen and Donald Cumming of Virgins and it’s going to be awesome. Be there for your one stop shop of free music, games, food, and vendors.

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Before I go I want to leave you with a collage photo of my beloved Elvis and the now famous hashtag #TongueOutTuesday #TougueOutEveryday. He’s always good for a laugh. You can follow them on Instagram for more hilarious photos.

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Be sure to scroll through the rest of our newsletter and the featured upcoming events at the bottom. Thank you for reading, ’til next week!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

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Thursday, August 21

Downtown Top-Ranking w Special Guest Just Ice at The Delancey

Dr. Marten Invites You To Celebrate Spirit of 69 at The Delancey

Friday, August 22

Subscene Style & Audiofemme Present TEEN and more at Brooklyn Night bazaar

Saturday, August 23

FIXED presents John Talabot, Permanent Vacation & Hivern Discs at Output

Gotham Girls Roller Derby Presents Bronx Gridlock vs Queen of Pain at Nat Holman Gymnasium

Subscene Style & Audiofemme Present Donald Cumming (Virgins) & more at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Wednesday, August 27

Factory : Brooklyn with Frankie Bones at Shadow Lounge


SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 8.14 – 8.17, 2014

“Summer Nights Burlesque Sail, The Purslaines Record Release, The Man & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble BK Bazaar, Zion Gate, NYC Vintage Motorcycle Show and MORE”

SHAW 8.14-17.2014

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Hello NYC,
Don’t let this rain ruin your summer plans, it will be sunny by Thursday just in time for a good sailing out in the open water – one of my favorite event producers, Shien Lee, has her Dances of Vice presents “Summer Nights Burlesque Sail – 1950s Golden Age of Hollywood”. Dances of Vice has been doing their sails all summer from June through September and this Thursday will be the second to last one, so All Aboard! Starring: Albert Cadabra, Peekaboo Pointe, Anna Evans, Raquel Reed & DJ Va Va Voon, it will definitely be one of the highlights of your summer. Check out the video below and get your tickets NOW!

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I am a big fan of Oh! My Rockness for the best sources for live music and other cool parties. The T Presents, Death & Taxes and My Free Concert edition of Brooklyn Night Bazaar this weekend made the Oh! My Rockness’ “Best Shows in NYC this Week” with THE MEN and Purling Hiss, Honey and Friend on Friday. The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble,  Jambalaya Brass Band & Oksa Faro will be performing for the Saturday’s Night Bazaar. Food, beers, vendors, arcade games, live music, FREE. What’s not to love about this place?!

Our good friends at the Lacey Allure Rock N Roll Girlie Show will be hosting The Purslaines Record Release Party this Saturday at Arlene’s Grocery. My band Bikini Carwash and The Purslaines are all part of the NYC rock and roll family and we had the opportunity to attend their intimate friends and family listening party on Monday; and I personally want to give a special shout out to The Purslaines for making one hell of a great record. Support your local bands, go see The Purslaines and help them celebrate their record release and pick up a CD that will rock your socks off.

The Purslaines

Lastly for this weekly blast, this Sunday is the 11th Annual NYC Vintage Motorcycle Show – “Muffler Burn” at Works Engineering on North 14th street between Berry St. & Wythe Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This is not a SHAW event, but we are riders, gear heads and huge motorcycle fans and would never miss a rockin’ block party! There will be countless cool vintage bikes and choppers plus BBQ and live performances from Screamin’ Rebel Angels and The Coffin Daggers. I brought my dog, Thea (#ElvisandThea) last year to the show who wasn’t very impressed, but I sure looked great riding around with her on the back of my bike. This event is free and it’s probably the coolest options you have for Sunday. See you there!

Andy & Thea
Check out the rest of the newsletter events below and at for this week’s ticket giveaways and the upcoming events. Thank you for reading, ’til next week!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.


Thursday, August 14

Dances of Vice: Summer Nights Burlesque Sail – 1950s Golden Age of Hollywood

Downtown Top-Ranking w. Special Guest Super Fly – Legal Vibes Sound at The Delancey

Friday, August 15

T Presents, Death and Taxes, My Free Concert Present The Men, Purling Hiss and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Saturday, August 16

Lacey Allure’s Rock N Roll Girlie Show Presents: The Purslaines Record Release Party

T Presents, Death and Taxes, My Free Concert Present Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Queen Majesty Presents Zion Gate IV with guest Ras Tayo at Baby’s All Right

Sunday, August 17

The 11th Annual NYC Vintage Motorcycle Show – “Muffler Burn” at Works Engineering




SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 8.7 – 8.10, 2014

“Coney Island Laser Show Giveaway, Ghost Beach & Bad Rabbits BK Bazaar, S!ck Magic, Fixed w. Detroit Swindle, Gotham Girls Bday Skate Party and MORE!”

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Hello New York City,
Shaw! Shaw Me! Shaw Me the! Shaw me the what?! “SHAW ME THE TICKETS”!! That’s right folks, it’s time for another
“SHAW Me the Tickets” giveaway and this week is to everyone’s favorite Coney Island Laser Shows: the “Grateful Dead” Edition!! The laser show is this Saturday, August 9 on the beach of Coney Island where you are going to twist your mind and slip into another world listening to the jams of Grateful Dead under the stars watching some dope lasers.  Sounds like date night to me!  The winner will be chosen with funniest response on why they deserve to win by email by 6PM on Friday.

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1 pair of tickets to the laser show
1 pair of Bumper car passes
1 pair of coney island laser show t-shirts & stickers
Click HERE to enter with subject line “SHAW Me the Tickets – Coney Island Lasers show

The Green Room, Applauze & Crazy Heart Records will be presenting your FREE concerts at Brooklyn Night Bazaar this weekend. As if the free shows with all the vendors and arcade games isn’t enough, this week Applauze will provide your special VIP entrance with RSVP! This is NYC, who’s got time for long lines even if it’s a free show? You can see this week’s bands in this newsletter and your VIP guest list links are below, DO IT!

For Friday 8.8:
For Saturday 8.9:

On Saturday we have S!ck Magic presented by S!ck and Weird Magic at 88 Palace.  Featuring DJs Addison Groove, DJ SLUGO, DJ Assault, Jammin Gerald Henderson, Empress, Tripletrain plus resident DJs; you can get your $15 advance tickets HERE!! If there is just no way you are leaving Brooklyn, no worries, we got you covered. Our good friends at Fixed will be join forces with Detroit Swindle & Sh*t Robot at Output (we can’t spell the word “sh*t” in our newsletter because we will get emails bounce back and blocks. Lame.). The advance tickets for this is also $15, get it HERE!.  Manhattan VS Brooklyn, choices, options, you decide!

GGRD 10 Years
Did you know that our very own NYC Gotham Girls Roller Derby is 10 years old? We have been working with GGRD since 2008 and it’s so exciting to watch them grow as fast as they skate. Soon they will be teenagers and going off on their own,… ahh the good old days!  This Sunday August 10, Gotham Girls will host a Roller Skating Birthday Party at 50 Kent in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This event is all ages and FREE. Rental skates are available on site through The Skate Truck NYC. Skate technicians and gear specialists from Five Stride Skate Shop will help tune or accessorize your ride plus a free basic skating class from the GGRD coaches. This is going to be a good clean fun for friends and family alike.

Check out the photos from the previous 50 Kent Skate Party!
GGRD 50 Kent

Lastly, my band Bikini Carwash will be playing 9PM at the Delancey on Friday, as a part of another Frank Wood Presents showcase. We will be playing with Dead Dean & the Living HellsEvil Beaver, Second Sleep and our good friends The Purslaines, who’s new album will be out on August 16 with a Record Release Party! Save the date! But come to our show this Friday first!

Bikini Carwash (#BikiniCarwashRocks)
Bikini Carwash

The SHAW Promotion crew will be at the Rooftop Films tonight for the “Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets“. I sure love me some PULP and Jarvis Cocker will also be there! Back in the days we would all dance to PULP songs regularly at our old Motherf*cker, Rated X, Mishapes, Trash & Tiswas parties and I’m looking forward to meet Jarvis. The tickets for tonight is.. SOLD OUT. What?! You didn’t know about this, why didn’t we tell you earlier? Well I did! I posted on my Facebook and many of our friend bought tickets because of my posting! And you think that site is only for people b*tching about the world and sharing baby photos. Follow me on FaceBook for me secret updates like that HERE!

PULP Movie

Lastly, I love ending on a personal note. My wife JD and I decided to take a random trip yesterday (#EscapeBrooklyn) to go see a band up in Kingston and get in some nature, which we found a water hole up called Peekamoose Blue Hole in the Catskills, which is ranked one of the top 8 water hole in the US. There are no signs or specific directions and it took us few hours to finally find; some say “it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey”. Although that is true many of the times, but with Peekamouse Blue Hole as a destination is definitely as good as the road trip. The water is FREEZING COLD year round, but with a brilliant crystal clear greenish tone and breath taken views. If you want to find this hidden paradise, I will spare you (some) of the trouble and give you a link here to get started. You know how much I love jumping photos and I will not pass my opportunity for a Peeka-Jump.

Peekamoose Blue Hole
Andy Shaw Peeka-jump

Thank you for sticking around and reading! For the rest of our events this week and to come, please read this newsletter or check Have a great week ya’ll!!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team

Thursday, August 7

Deadly Dragon Sound presents “Downtown Top-Ranking” at The Delancey

Friday, August 8

The Green Room & Applauze Present Bad Rabbits and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Frank Wood Presents Bikini Carwash, The Purslaines, Evil Beaver and more at The Delancey

Saturday, August 9

FIXED Presents Detroit Swindle, Sh*t Robot, JDH & Dave P at Output

The Green Room, Applauze & Crazy Heart Records Present Ghost Beach and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Coney Island Laser Shows presents “Grateful Dead” Laser Light & Video Show

S!ck and Weird Magic Present: S!ck Magic w. Addison Groove, DJ Slugo and MORE at 88 Palace

Sunday, August 10

Gotham Girls Roller Derby Presents Roller Skating Birthday Party at 50 Kent


SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 7.31 – 8.2, 2014

“The Deli’s 10th Anniversary w Drowners & Diane Birch at BK Bazaar, Glamdammit w Midnight Mob, Gotham Girls Roller Derby Triple Header, Fixed w Simian Mobile Disco and MORE”

Hello New York,
Before I start this week’s events I want to say RIP Jeffrey Tonnesen and give my condolences to his family. I met Jeffrey through a mutual friend, Justine D, many years back and although I never got a chance to become close friends, I have always respect his DJ work and contribution to our industry. Jeffery’s sudden passing was a shock to us all and a reminder that life is beautiful and fragile. Let’s all love each other and live life to the fullest. RIP Jeffrey Tonnesen.

Jeffrey Tonnesen
Jumping into this weeks events, there are only 3 bouts remaining for the kick ass 2014 Gotham Girls Roller Derby season. This Saturday will be the special GGRD Invitational Triple Header with NYC All Stars, NJ, Philly, and Canada teams at Abe Stark Arena in Coney Island. Tickets are still available HERE or you can win a pair from SHAW and catch all 3 games this Saturday for FREE! Click on the banner below for bout details and click on the SHAW ME THE TICKETS icon to enter the easy giveaway contest!



This Saturday, after Simian Mobile Disco plays live at PS1 Warm Up party, they’ll be joining JDH & Dave P of FIXED for an intimate DJ set throw down at Cameo Gallery! The tickets for this Cameo Gallery party will go fast and advance tickets is recommended to ensure entry. Get your tickets HERE!

If glam and rock ‘n roll is more your pace for Saturday, Twig the Wonderkid is back with his monthly Glamdammit party “Girls, Girls, Girls” edition with some of the top female fronted bands in NYC. Featuring live performances from Annie Activator, Midnight Mob and “Touch & Go” album release party for Briana Layon and the Boys. There will be a PBR open bar from 11PM – midnight and the admission is only $5! If you are broke but still want to rock, just RSVP here with us and we will get you in!

Lastly, The Deli Magazine (emerging music from your local scene) will be celebrating their 10 Year Anniversary this weekend at none other than the one and only, Brooklyn Night Bazaar. What better way to present you a fun free party with great vibes and tons of fun options. I was at BK Bazaar last week and they have added air hockey, pool tables, Jenga games, and a photo booth in addition to the miniature golf, arcades, and ping pong tables. Performing live on Friday is Drowners, Spires, Mainland, The Can’t Tells & Little Racer. On Saturday, The Deli will bring you Luluc, Secret Someones, The Prettiots, Poor Remy and the headliner Diane Birch.  I met Diane Birch back in 2010 at the 6th Annual Paper Mag Night Life Awards when we were both the presenters for the Best NYC Club category. Diane was such a lovely girl and we had tons of fun on stage together. I am glad she is doing well with her music career and helping The Deli celebrate their 10th year. Go see all the bands for free this weekend!!

Andy Shaw & Diane Birch at 6th Annual Paper Mag Nightlife Awards
Andy Shaw & Diane Birch

Diane Birch

Thank you for reading this week. Please check out the rest of the newsletter or our Calendar for all event details. Have a great weekend!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.
Thursday, July 31

Deadly Dragon Sound presents “Downtown Top-Ranking” at The Delancey

Friday, August 1

The Deli’s 10 year Anniversary Party with Drowners and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Saturday August 2

The Deli’s 10 Year Anniversary with Diane Birch and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Glamdammit presents Girls, Girls, Girls with Midnight Mob and MORE at The Grand Victory

FIXED presents Simian Mobile Disco (DJ set) + JDH & Dave P at Cameo Gallery

Corn Mo and Friends at Radio Bushwick

Gotham Girls Roller Derby Invitational – Triple Header at Abe Stark Arena

SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 7.24 -7.27, 2014

“The Rock ‘n Roll Luau, Noisey / Vice edition BK Bazaar, ! Feat Justin Prime, Darren Styles, Fixed NYC & MORE!”

SHAW Newsletter 7.24-27.2014
Download Bootie mashup top 10 July 2014!

Hey New York,
It’s hard to believe it’s already mid-summer; I need the warm weather to be here so much longer. So many of my friends are moving out West that I wonder what it would be like to move SHAW Promotion to the other coast, but I just can’t imagine leaving my friends and family and NYC behind. Who knows what the future will bring, but in the meantime I just love this city and take a full advantage of all the inspiring and wonderful things it has to offer.

GGRD 8.2.14 banner
Speaking of, the Gotham Girls Roller Derby is having another incredible season and we are only few bouts away before the final NYC championship of the season. Next Saturday, August 2, is the GGRD Invitational Triple Header bout with NYC All Stars going against NJ, Philly, and Canada teams. That’s 3 games for the price of one; you can get your advance tickets HERE. Or.. it can be 3 games for the price of NONE for you with our SHAW Me The Ticket giveaway!! Click here for your easy chance to win!

There are a few events I look forward to every summer in NYC and one of them is definitely The Rock ‘n Roll Luau #7 by our good friend, Laura, of Rebel Angel Productions. This year’s Luau will be this coming Saturday at The Paper Box with a full day of rockabilly, psychobilly, Rock ‘n Roll mayhem, art, Kustom Kulture, and motorcycles. The Luau starts at 3PM with bands from all over North America at 3 stages: Surf Stage, Tiki Stage, and Pink Flamingo Stage, plus tons of raffles prizes and giveaways. This event will sell out quickly, so get your advance tickets NOW!  I will definitely be there and I hope to see you too!

Rebel Angel Productions
After a successful Noisey/Vice edition of Brooklyn Night Bazaar last week, Noisey is back once again this weekend with another rocking free show. Friday they feature Dave Hause  (former Loved One and Paint It Blacker returns to Brooklyn for a full band set with Brendan Hill [The Curse, 'Resolutions'] on drums, Michael “Spider” Cotterman [The Loved Ones, Kid Dynamite] on bass, Pete Steinkopf [The Bouncing Souls] on guitar, and Tim Hause on keys.). Click HERE for all the info and bands for both Brooklyn Bazaar nights!

On Friday night Caffeine Events & Bass Connection will bring you “!” with Justin Prime (a rare NYC appearance), Darren Styles, The Pitcher, Gammer, Star Eyes, Jubilee and much much more at the Melrose Ballroom in Long Island City, Queens. Get tickets HERE.  If you don’t feel like trecking out to Queens, JDH & David P of Fixed is back at their favor place, Le Bain at The Standard Hotel this Friday. The party is free, but you need to say “FIXED” or “JDH & Dave P” at the door for your easy entry!

Lastly, on Sunday one of my favorite punk bands growing up Subhumans is playing at Le Poisson Rouge, presented by Rocks Off. I used to proudly displayed their patch on the back of my leather jacket back in college and I’m thrilled to finally catch them live.  Thank you LPR for the guest list, I can’t wait to get my Subhumans on this Sunday. Oi!

Thank you for reading and I hope to see you out!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Thursday, July 24
Deadly Dragon Sound presents “Downtown Top-Ranking” at The Delancey
Igloos live at Lit Lounge
Friday, July 25
Noisey / Vice Presents Dave Hause, Chris Farren (Fake Problems), Cayetana, Brian McGee (Plow United) at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Fixed Presents JDH & DAVE with host OAK at Le Bain
! featuring JUSTIN PRIME – DARREN STYLES – GAMMER – THE PITCHER and MANY MORE! at Melrose Ballroom
Saturday, July 26
Noisey Presents Xibalba, Harm’s Way, The Banner and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Rebel Angel Productions Presents: The Rock ‘n Roll Luau #7 at The Paper Box
Sunday, July 27
Rocks Off Presents Subhumans with Sheer Terror, White Collar Crime & Mischief Brew at Le Poisson Rouge


SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 7.17 ~ 7.20, 2014

Tessa Makes Love, Fixed w. Jon Hopkins & Medlar, Noisey BK Bazaar w Ceremony & Trap Them, Hula Rock + Gotham Girls Roller Derby and MORE!

SHAW 7.17 - 7.20, 2014
Download Bootie mashup top 10 July 2014!

Hello New York,
I am back from Los Angeles with it’s awesome weather, hiking, beaches, ridiculous nightlife antics, sitting in a pool, and watching “Jurassic Park” at Silver Lake Picture Show on Sunset Blvd)– our mini Summer Screen sister out West. Besides all that, I’m happy to be back and ready to get into the NYC Summer grind (although I will miss those working by the pool days). I am going to start out this week’s newsletter with one of my favorite things to do:  “SHAW ME THE TICKETS”  giveaway contest -  Gotham Girls Roller Derby – Brooklyn Bombshells VS Manhattan Mayhem style. This Saturday’s bout will be at Abe Stark Skating Arena in Coney Island which makes a perfect backdrop to a Tinder/Grinder date, or whatever you kids are doing these days. You can get your $19.99 tickets HERE or RSVP for your chance to win ridiculous easy tickets. If you haven’t been, you have to check out these super fast, kick-ass women on skates and enjoy a day in beautiful Coney Island, USA. Go on, click on that button below…

While we are on the subject of kick ass women, our friend, Tessa Makes Love, will be be performing live with her band at Marlin Room at Webster Hall. I had the pleasure to watch her solo show a year ago and just loved her unique style, memorizing voice, and adorable stage antics.

Tessa Makes Love is a New York band compared to Portishead, Grace Jones, and Tom Waits. TML is fronted by the Russian-born singer and classical pianist Tessa Lena whose bio reads like a Hollywood movie: From escaping a sex trafficker in China to being accused of being a Russian spy in Chicago to working with her favorite rock stars, it’s a life she never thought she would be living when she was growing up as a classical music nerd in Moscow. Tessa’s favorite artist is Angélique Kidjo.

This Friday, July 18th, show will be with her full band featuring world class musicians Mark Greenberg on drums, Jonathan Levy on bass and Kane Mathis on oud.  Tessa Makes Love goes on at PM, get your $10 advanced, get tickets HERE!

Watch Tessa Makes Love – “Spente Le Stelle Marilyn Monroe Mix“!
Tessa video

Noisey (Music by Vice) will be presenting Brooklyn Night Bazaar this weekend with Ceremony, Iron Lung, Nothing and Trap Them, Coliseum, Incendiary and White Widows Pact. As always, both Friday and Saturday nights are FREE with arcade, miniature golf, ping-pong, and a variety of local Brooklyn vendors that will fill up your stomach and liver.  YAY!!

On Saturday, Rebel Night NYC and Dances Of Vice, which are two of my favorite party producers will join forces to bring you “Hula Rock“. This party will bring you music from the full-throttle soul screamer Barrence Whitfield, vintage car and hot rod show, traditional Japanese BBQ from Inglorivs Yakitorivs, burlesque dances, limbo contest, all night record hops and much more!! If I didn’t have a show with Bikini Carwash at Lit the same night, I would totally be there. Click HERE for Hula Rock details!

There are two Fixed NYC parties this week with Jon Hopkins (live) at Le Poisson Rouge & Medlar (US Debut) at Cameo GalleryQueen Majesty‘s Baby’s All Right debut “Zion Gate” party and two Bikini Carwash shows at Lit with The Goodnight Darlings and Blackout Stereo, and at Otto’s Shrunken Head as a part of Frank Wood’s Mid-Summer Wind Down Sunday. Please check out the rest of the newsletter or our calendar for all event details.

I will leave you with some photos taken in LA from our trip to California. I’m a 100% New Yorker, but you just got to love Cali and its greatness.  Below is photos from: Joshua Tree National Park, Good Times at Davey Waynes night club rooftop rollerskating, a Jeff Goldblum jazz session, and kiddie pool on the back of a 1967 Ford Ranchero birthday party in Joshua Tree National Park.  I love you LA!
Andy Shaw in LA

Thank you for reading, see ya’ll next week!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Upcoming Events

Thursday July 17
FIXED & Popgun present Jon Hopkins (live) at Le Poisson Rouge
Deadly Dragon Sound presents “Downtown Top-Ranking” at The Delancey
Friday July 18
Cameo & FIXED Present: Medlar (US Debut) + JDH & Dave P at Cameo Gallery
CEG Presents The Purslaines, Chevonne & The Fuzz + I, Omega at Fontana’s Presents Tessa Makes Love, Bodyface (album release show), love!!, Adam Strange & The Bowery Boys
Noisey / Vice Presents Ceremony, Iron Lung & Nothing at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Saturday July 19
Gotham Girls Roller Derby – Brooklyn Bombshells VS Manhattan Mayhem at Abe Stark Arena
ZION GATE – Strictly Vinyl with Queen Majesty & Scratch Famous at Baby’s All Right
Rebel Night & Dances Of Vice Present – Hula Rock – Featuring Barrence Whitfield, Burlesque, Car Show, BBQ and More at SRB Brooklyn
Noisey / Vice Presents Trap Them, Coliseum, Incendiary & White Widows Pact at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
The Goodnight Darlings, Bikini Carwash + Blackout Stereo live at Lit Lounge
Sunday July 20
Frank Wood Presents The Mid-Summer Wind Down Sunday w. Bikini Carwash and MORE at Otto’s Shrunken Head