Cutty Sark at The American Legion w. DJ Jonathan Toubin, DJ Mikey Palms and More!

Hey guys, we are excited to tell you about a really cool party this Thursday, March 30 – Cutty Sark at the Legion. Check out all the details below and RSVP for your free entry, see you there!


Thursday March 30, 2017

The Legion
193 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY
FREE with RSVP to
7PM – 10PM

Cutty Sark presents


DJ Jonathan Toubin (New York Night Train)

DJ Mikey Palms


Mike & Jeff of Black Gold Records


Inaugural 40th Anniversary 2017 Arm Wrestling Contests by NYC Arms


*Cutty Sark Open Bar
*Heroes from Defonte’s of Redhook


Facebook event page

Also check out these upcoming events!

Wednesday March 29, 2017
Mockstrocity Tour ft. Mac Sabbath & Metalachi w. Okilly Dokilly at Le Poisson Rouge

Saturday April 1, 2017
Salif Keita ‘The Golden Voice of Africa’ Live at The Town Hall

Friday April 21, 2017
FIXED w. Tensnake, JDH & Dave P, and Love Injection at Good Room

Saturday April 22 – Sunday April 23, 2017
The 5th Annual NYC Hot Sauce Expo at Brooklyn Expo Center

Sunday May 14, 2017
Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque at Le Poisson Rouge

New York Hot Jazz Camp



Kostume Kult Lunar Valentine, The Sons & Heirs Unlovable, Glamdammit, House of Deveraux, Noura Mint Seymali, Grammy Viewing Party and MORE!

To see the entire newsletter please click HERE!

Hello New York,
Can you feel that? That’s love in the air. New Yorker’s in general, as much as we pretend to ignore each other, actually have so much love for one another as a city and we want to say we love you all. And because we do, we’re starting our newsletter with a very sexy Ticket Giveaway! On Saturday February 18, 2017 the Wasabassco is back with another star studded House of Deveraux featuring Amanda Whip, Penny Wren, Mr. Gorgeous, Poison Ivory, Stormy Leather, Ivory Fox, Jezebel Express, Essence Revealed and Angie Pontani!


Check out our featured Valentine’s events HERE!

Kostume Kult’s “Year of the Rooster” Lunar Valentine Party at Union Square Ballroom
Dances of Vice presents Venetian Valentine Commedia Masked Ball at Grand Prospect Hall
The Little People Party Valentine’s Sock Hop at The Backyard
6th Annual Unloveable: A Smiths & Morrissey Valentine’s w. The Sons & Heirs at The Bell House
Fueled By Love: Benefit Concert for the Pipeline Resistance
Freehold Brooklyn presents Zoolander Bingo Valentine’s Day
A Valentine for the Cause w. Vivienne Eastwood & Adolescence + DJs at Our Wicked Lady

Let Me Kiss You – The Sons and Heirs – Valentine’s Day 2016

On Friday February 17, Twig The Wonderkid is back with the monthly Glamdammit party with Spike Polite & Sewage NYC live at Gold Sounds and its FREE! I have been going to Glamdammit since day one at Rififi’s, its hard to believe Twig has been going hard for 12+ years.. Support your local Glam Rock revolution, support your local bands and parties, go to GLAMDAMMIT!

Here at SHAW Promotion we work with variety of fun genres and we are excited to be working with World Music Institute for the first time on their Noura Mint Seymali concert at Le Poisson Rouge.  Click HERE For more info & tickets, check out her beautiful on the video below.

Noura Mint Seymali – Na Sane

Need somewhere awesome to watch the Grammy’s? Brooklyn Bazaar is holding a viewing party on Sunday, February 12 in the Banquet Hall stuffed with arcade games and pool tables. Brooklyn Star restaurant and doors are at 6PM and Ommegang Brewery is sponsoring FREE beer from 7PM-8PM during the E! Red Carpet pre Grammy show plus there will be fun Grammy themed games!

Lastly.. Our old friend Igor from is doing a new book of Instant Nude Photography. If you pre order it through kickstarter it comes with a free signed print. Igor recently visited our new venture The Little People Party Halloween edition and took some great photos of our kids, I promised to repay him one day, however I didn’t realize it would be like this. Baby pics for nude pics, we are still keeping it fun and real. Click here for Igor’s Instaxxx: A Book Of Nude Instant Photos’ Kickstarter!! (NSFW)

Before we wrap up, I want you to SAVE THE DATE for a very special event at the Brooklyn Bazaar, The First Annual Oddities Flea Market, on Sunday, March 12 from 11AM-6PM.  Vendors like Atlas Obscura, Ryan Matthew Cohn, Blood Milk Jewelry, and Alamo Drafthouse will be among the 2 levels of bizarre goods offered for sale.  Get there early as the venue will definitely fill up with the $2 admission sold at the door.

Check out the rest of the newsletter for all the upcoming events!  Thank you for reading,  till next time!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Michael T Turning 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’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 ->

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

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


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.

SHAW Promotion & The Little People Party present Brooklyn Bazaar Family Funhouse


Hey People,
Back in 2003 I saw an opportunity in the under belly of NYC nightlife so I went to work, partied hard, and SHAW Promotion was born. We have won “Best Promoters” awards twice from Paper Magazine as well as Village Voice and L Magazine, and other publications. I have also had the pleasure to work with many great people, including my wife, JD, who use to throw parties with now infamous Mike Nouveau almost 12 years ago…

Fast forward more than a decade, JD and I are now parents to a 1 1/2 year old toddler named Jarvis. Combining our new passion of hanging with our son, our event production backgrounds, and marketing expertise, the concept for The Little People Party was born out of a genuine need for what we needed now in our lives…

“As new parents living in a not so huge apartment in North Brooklyn, husband and wife team Andy and JD quickly realized that Jarvis needed a larger indoor space for weekly socialization and play, and they needed to avoid going broke to accommodate him! The idea of meeting and mingling with other parents who also need a safe, stimulating, affordable, fully inclusive outlet for their children is the driving force behind each event.”

The Little People Party is already the fastest growing kids events at our normal weekly space. Starting Sunday, November 20, 2016, The Little People Party presents Brooklyn Bazaar Family Funhouse, a weekly event devoted to families at the new Greenpoint Brooklyn Bazaar every Sunday. (150 Greenpoint Avenue). The venue offers ping pong, mini golf, brunch by Brooklyn Star, arcade games, family-themed vendors, and two “The Little People Dance Party” upstairs in the large Concert Hall featuring a weekly 45 minute performance with rotating guest performers as well as ample time to run around the space, a safe environment for kids.

I hope some of you will join us for this new venture or please help us spread the word to other parent friends!

Sunday November 20, 2016

The Little People Party presents
Brooklyn Bazaar Family Funhouse!


Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn, NY

Main Entrance FREE!

$5 mimosa special throughout the 4 bars on all 3 floors

The Funhouse at Brooklyn Bazaar’s NEW Greenpoint location features three floors of family fun!

The Market Place one the ground floor will host tons of family oriented vendors along with Brooklyn Star’s new RESTAURANT serving up delicious brunch with sports on TV.

The Cellar Play Area has Ping pong, mini golf, arcade games, and 4 rooms of kid’s karaoke for the older kid’s to go nuts to.

 In the Concert Hall…

The Little People Dance Party
1:00PM – 2:30PM Recommended Ages 4+, 1:30PM Performance (45 min set)
3:00PM – 5:00PM Recommended Ages 1-3, 3:30PM Performance (45 min set)
$15 Little People, Big People FREE!

Advanced tickets available on

For our Opening Party, we welcome singers and rockin’ Dad duo, Jay and Ray.


Featuring vendors from

Future Purrfect
Myriad Mirage
Eliza Rose
The Kingdom of Brooklyn Vintage
Sama Handmade
RAD Vintage Clothing
A Nomads Closet
Flying Squirrel – Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Love Factory
The Needle and Eye
New York Life
Made With Ease
Purple Cow Jerky
Queen Majesty Hot Sauce
and more!

Brunch by The Brooklyn Star’s newest restaurant! Check out the newest venture by Chef Quino Baca, previously partnered with David Chang (Momofuku).

Brooklyn Bazaar








Check out the Facebook page for announcements and updates!
The Little People Party
Facebook event page:

The Sounds Tix Giveaway, Thermals & Penguin Prison at BK Bazaar, FIXED 12th Anniversary, James Chance & The Contortions and MORE!


Hello New York City,
We had a newsletter set up yesterday, but after a long and devastating election night I just had to take the day off SHAW Promotion to recoup as we feel a lot of people compute. We have always been a part of NYC that celebrates diversity, forward thinking and tolerance and like many of you, we are shock at what is happening to our country right now. One thing that is becoming very clear to me is how grateful I feel to be surrounded by so many intelligent and compassionate friends, neighbors and family in the city I called home. Let’s keep being progressive, open minded, celebrating love and keep doing what we do, stand strong, party hard and treat everyone with respect. Things will be alright, we will carry on.

Let’s move along.


The Sounds, the Swedish indie rock band who was wildly popular in the early 00′ specifically in the NYC nightlife circle, are back playing 3 shows to celebrate their 10 year anniversary and we have free tickets for you! I have seen them twice and they put on a phenomenon show! We are giving away 2 tickets for each of The Sounds’ NY shows at Irving Plaza and Warsaw in Brooklyn, courtesy of Live Nation.

RSVP HERE to get yours!
Winner will be chosen at random, but a good story always wins.


Please check out the rest of the newsletter for all event details. That’s it for now, till next time, be good to each other and party on.

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.



Welcome to the 13th annual SHAW Promotion Halloween Edition newsletter. This is definitely one of the biggest holiday for parties and do we have some great ones for you, but before we get to them, we would like to tell you about our ticket giveaways and available guest lists for a treat!


We are giving away a pair of tickets to:

Mexrrissey – Mexico Goes Morrissey Live at Le Poisson Rouge
Michael T presents The Rocky Horror Show Concert at Berlin
A very special Shaw Promotion guest list for
Grease is for Ghouls (also presented by Michael T)

RSVP HERE! for your chance to win the tickets and guest list!

And now… check out


Wednesday – 10.26
Brooklyn Bazaar GIFoween Halloween Party

Thursday – 10.27
Sally Can’t Dance Halloween Tribute to the CRAMPS

Friday – 10.28
The Sons & Heirs – A Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey + REM and Depeche Mode Halloween Show

Saturday – 10.29
The Rocky Horror Show Concert (ticket giveaway)
Michael T presents Grease is for Ghouls (RSVP for your guest list)
Phantasmagorey: The Haunted Ballroom Halloween
Tragedy: A Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees & Beyond

Monday – 10.31
FIXED Halloween with S U R V I V E
FREEHOLD Halloween Night – Voodoo Masquerade Ball
CHERYL: CROW Halloween Night
A Place To Bury Strangers Brooklyn Bazaar Halloween Party
The Salon Halloween Stomp
The Little People Halloween Party (kids event 3PM – 6PM)

Please check out this newsletter or our SHAW Event Calendar for all the details and plan your week, let’s DO THIS!

If you are wondering what The Little People Party is about… “From night life to dad life, open bar to open play. Now that I’m a parent, suddenly I’ve found myself really interested in keeping my toddler entertained with activities and events. Teaming up with The Sensation Collective and The Pitch, we launched The Little People Party 2 months ago, a new party for kids and parents at NYC’s largest soccer specific indoor field, The Pitch, in Williamsburg BK. Throw in a full bar and delicious food for purchase by Berry Park, this family friendly little kid’s party is a run away hit. We are looking forward to our first annual The Little People Halloween Party and we can’t wait to see you and the little ones there. Please go LIKE the FB page and help us spread the word, this is not your typical toddler event!

Little People Party week 7 with sing along by Laura Rebel Angel

Thank you for reading, have a great Halloween week in NYC and I will see you out and about!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

I Love the 90’s, NYC Zombie Crawl, Glamdammit 12 Yrs, BK Bazaar, Popgun Presents, Fixed, Tensnake and MORE!


Hey Everyone,

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!!!

shawmetheticketsbuttonThursday 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

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.