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.

shawmetheticketsbuttonSHAW Promotion giveaway includes:
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)
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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
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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
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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.

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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!

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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!

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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“!
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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

SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 7.10 – 7.12, 2014

“Titus Andronicus BK Bazaar, Summer Nights Burlesque Sail, Lola Star’s Flashdance Skate Party, Coney Island Laser Tix Giveaway and MORE”

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Greetings from Los Angeles, California!
Before we dive in, how about a little biography-story telling: SHAW Promotion was born in San Diego and Southern California has always had a special place in my heart because of it. JD and I are currently in here in L.A. visiting friends which means In and Out Burger, hiking in abandoned zoos , pool parties, the Pacific Ocean, and endless amounts of beautiful greenery (*wink wink*).  Seeing that we are on vacation doing all of the above, I am going to make this week’s newsletter short and sweet and I hope you all understand.

Starting off, I want to share the Bootie Mashup Top 10 of July, 2014. Bootie NYC, our awesome mash up music dance party, is taking a summer break from the heat in, but we will be back in September so stay tuned for updates and in the meantime, enjoy the free Top 10 songs to keep you sweaty in the summer. CLICK HERE to download this month’s Top 10 in one convenient ZIP file.

We have another Coney Island Laser Show ticket giveaway this weekend for The Beatles edition. In addition to giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS, the lucky winner will also get 1 pair of Bumper car passes, 1 pair of coney island laser show t-shirts & stickers! Click HERE to enter your your chance to win with the with subject line “SHAW Me the Tickets – Coney Island Lasers show

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Also this week is the opening of our good friend, Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco Party at Lakeside in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Being the rad themed party it is, this weekend’s theme is “Flashdance!” and which will include dazzling burlesque performances.  If you do not know how to skate, Free Roller Disco Dance lessons are curated and taught by the amazing Helen Burkett of the World Famous Pontani Sisters. Get your $15, get your advanced tickets HERE, this surely isn’t to be missed; admission includes admission and skate rentals.

Lola Star welcomes you to her Dreamland roller skate rink!
Lola Star Dreamland

For all the other crazy fun summer events we have this week, check out the rest of the email and browse our SHAW Promotion Calendar.

I leave you with a news clip from PIX 11 from last week when the SHAW crew participated with the Coney Island Zombie Crawl and the Brain Eating Contest brought to you by Backseat Conceptions and the NYC Zombie Crawl.  We also made The Wall Street Journal!

NYC Zombie Crawl Coney Island Takeover
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Thank you for reading and be sure to also check out the ‘Featured Upcoming” events at the bottom of the newsletter so you can plan your fun times ahead of time. Hold down the scene for us in New York City while we tear up LA. See ya!


Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Thursday, July 10
Dances of Vice: Summer Nights Burlesque Sail – 1920s Sailors & Sirens
Deadly Dragon Sound presents “Downtown Top-Ranking” at The Delancey
Friday, July 11
Mailchimp & T Presents Present Titus Andronicus, Beach Slang and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Isaac Tichauer + JDH & Dave P at Glasslands Gallery
Lola Star’s Dreamland Roller Disco: Flashdance Skate Party at Lakeside Brooklyn
Saturday, July 12
Mailchimp & T Presents Present David Wax Museum / River City Extension at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Coney Island Laser Shows presents “Beatles” Edition Laser Light & Video Show (Tix Giveaway!)

SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter – 7.2 ~ 7.6, 2014

Freedom Party 11 Years, Coney Is Zombie Crawl, Liberty Belle, Rockabilly Night Market, Spirit Family Reunion BK Bazaar, Krafty Kuts and MORE!”

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Hello New York City,
Let’s have a moment of silence for the fallen USA soccer team. It has been a very exciting and emotion World Cup thus far and I’ve chanted more “USA! USA!” than I can ever remember; best of luck to all the remaining teams. Diving right in to our upcoming New York City holiday weekend, July 4th, Independence Day, we have a lot on our calendar that we want to share with you so you can make the most of this exciting part of the Summer season. USA! USA! USA!

Immediately after we blast out this newsletter, I’m going to jump on my motorcycle with JD and head over to the NYC Zombie Crawl, Coney Island takeover edition. If you have been following our newsletter, you know we love ourselves some zombie crawls and tomorrow combines a few of the best things about NYC: zombies flash mobs, Luna Park, the beach, sideshow acts, brain eating contest, and the BK Cyclones baseball game all at Coney Island, USA. I can not think of what would be more fun than this today and IF you are lucky enough to have the day off, you should finish reading this newsletter and get your ass down to Coney Island, Brooklyn. This is an all day event with tons of fun activities which you can see all the zombie event schedules HERE!

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Also happening before Friday, July 4th, there are two mega parties happening on Thursday. This is what you should do if you’re in town: 5PM – 10PM go to Central Park Summer Stage and dance your ass off with DJs Herbert Holler, Marc Smooth and Cosi to celebrate The Freedom Party NYC 11 Year AnniversaryNYC’s Longest Running Friday Night Dance Party“. Check out the video below for their 10th anniversary at Summer Stage last year.  Ticket link? Guest list?  Nah!! This mega party is all ages and it is F-R-E-E!!!

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After The Freedom Party anniversary, it’s time to head over to the BLOCK BUSTER party at Melrose Ballroom presented by BASS Connection. Featuring a rare NYC appearance with special guest Krafty Kuts (Brighton, UK),  NADASTROM, Gent & Jawns and NYC heavy weights such as Codes, JUBILEE, Alex English, the sexy EMPRESS, my home girl Roxy Cottontail  keep the party going all night. It’s still not too late to get your $20 advanced tickets HERE!!

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We are working with two very classy, rocking, sexy parties from two of my favorite producers. Check out the videos below to get a taste on what you can expect from each and choose how you want to spend your American celebration; both equally swinging.  Click on the party name for details and ticket info!

The Liberty Belle Extravaganza – A Vintage Fourth of July Rooftop Spectacular
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Dances of vice Presents Rockabilly Night Market
Dances of Vice- Rockabilly Night Market 2013

Brooklyn Night Bazaar will also be open that weekend with Defalco presenting live music from Spirit Family Reunion, Odetta Hartman & Gunfight on Friday and “No Discount Album Release Show” with Zongo Junction / Chicano Batman & Karikatura on Saturday. Always AWESOME, always FREE!

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Twig the Wonderkid is back this Saturday with his monthly Glamdammit party “TEENAGE RAMPAGE” edition with “fist-pumping Rock n’ Roll, punk anthems, and glittery glam-rock along with live performances and a cavalcade of stars.” Featuring live performance by YouthquakeEasy Peasy and Food Stamps. RSVP for your SHAW comp guest list HERE!

If you are wondering who is the SUPER CUTE girl on the cover of the Rockabilly Night Market flyer, it’s Katie Bickert from Rebel Night NYC. Katie and the super stylish Rebel Night NYC DJs will be hosting their monthly speak easy Rebel Night Rockabilly Dance Party at The Back Room this Sunday to help you wrap up an action packed week. If you are broke by Sunday no worries, this party is FREE!

Rebel Night at the Back Room
Rebel Night Backroom

I will leave you with a photo of my girl Thea and I at last weekend’s Annual NY Scooter Club rides. Summer time = #ShawTime. This is how our family rolls.

Andy & Thea
Thank you for reading this week, be safe and have an all American fun time!!

~ Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Wednesday, July 2
Zombie Crawl Coney Island Takeover – BK Cyclones, Luna Park, Sideshow & Brain Eating Contest
Thursday, July 3
Deadly Dragon Sound presents “Downtown Top-Ranking” at The Delancey
BASS Connection Presents: Block Buster w. Krafty Kuts, Nadastrom, Gent & Jawns and MORE at Melrose Ballroom
The Freedom Party NYC 11 Year Anniversary! at Summer Stage
Friday, July 4
The Liberty Belle Extravaganza – A Vintage Fourth of July Rooftop Spectacular
Dances of vice Presents Rockabilly Night Market at SRB
Defalco Presents Spirit Family Reunion, Odetta Hartman & Gunfight at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Saturday, July 5
Defalco Presents Zongo Junction / Chicano Batman & Karikatura at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
GLAMDAMMIT Presents TEENAGE RAMPAGE at The Grand Victory
Sunday, July 6
Rebel Night Rockabilly Dance Party at The Back Room


SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 6.25 – 7.2, 2014

“ALT CItizen Summer Show, Friday Night Rumble, Death and Taxes BK Bazaar, Beach Blanket Bingo Festival, NY Scooter Club Blockparty and MORE”

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Hello New York!
This week SHAW Promotion was one of the lucky few New Yorkers to be invited to the special Project Livewire, Harley Davidson’s first electric motorcycle unveiling party and test rides. We produced a Harley Davidson party few years back to launch their Dark Custom Motorcycles with Andrew WK (See video HERE) and I have been a fan and a owner of Harley bikes ever since; it’s really great to see them continue being innovative and making great bikes to meet the future. Check out www.projectlivewire (#ProjectLivewire) for more info!

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Welcome to the live show edition of our newsletter. Remember the awesome night when ALT Citizen brought us Anamanaguchi at Brooklyn Bazaar and everyone danced the night away?  Well, ALT Citizen is back again with their summer show featuring great bands: Little Racer, Life Size Maps, Cosmonaut, Weekender & Balconies at Pianos. Alt Citizen is a Brooklyn based music and culture blog and quarterly zine and let’s all show them some love and support.

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Death and Taxes will be presenting Brooklyn Night Bazaar with Slonk Donkerson, Phony PPL and The Stationary Set who just had a record release show at Bowery Ballroom few weeks back.  If you missed their show or want to see them again, this is your chance to catch them for FREE!

A “Friday Night Rumble” my band Bikini Carwash will be playing a rare FREE SHOW! at Arlene’s Grocery along with The Bothers & Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones. Come see the band and have some beers with me, see you at the show! PS. FREE SHOW!!

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Lacey Allure’s Rock n Roll Girlie Show is also back this week. As always, there will be great bands, burlesque dancers, side show and your lovely host:Lacey Allure
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This Thursday, Webster Hall’s “House Party” is bringing special guest Jubilee along with Just Blaze, Tony Touch, Vashtie, DJ Sliink, Dirty South Joe and a lot more. “Flat tops never pay”! Or get your tickets by clicking the banner below with all the people having fun below!

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There are many more events this week including the Beach Blanket Bingo with 12th Planet, Candyland, Cash Cash, gLAdiator, LOUDPVCK, Pegboard Nerds and more at Wildwood, NJ (beach party!), Deadly Dragon Sound asking the important question “Where were YOU in 92?” and the next edition of Zombie Crawl Coney Island Takeover – BK Cyclones, Luna Park, Sideshow & Brian Eating Contest all in time for your July 4th weekend.

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With so many things happening, it’s always so hard to choose what to attend. For me personally, I will definitely be participating the annual NY Scooter Club Blockparty 2014 which will be from Friday – Sunday this weekend. I won’t be able to go to all the meets and rides, but I will most definitely be at the Times Square ride on Saturday night which is my annual tradition. Click HERE to see schedule for all 3 days / nights and if you own a scooter or motorcycle, I recommend participating on some of the group rides, it’s so much fun!

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Lastly on a personal note,  The SHAW crew (JaiDee, Stephen Pandolfi, and I) participated on the very first Escape Brooklyn camping trip in Beacon NY last week. @Escapebklyn is a a curated travel guide for New Yorkers owned by Denny Brownell and his lovely girlfriend Erin Lindsey. For you old-er club kids, you may remember Denny Le Nimh from the glory days of Ruff Club, Hot Pink, and Germs parties. We all had an absolute blast at this camping trip and can’t wait to participate more upcoming Escape Brooklyn trips. I love camping more than anything and it’s important to get out as often as possible to escape from everything / Brooklyn. Check out some photos HERE and &

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Thank you for reading, have a great week and we are all looking forward to the July 4th weekend!  Till next week.

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team.

Wednesday, June 25
ALT CITIZEN Presents Little Racer, Life Size Maps, Cosmonaut, Weekender & Balconies at Pianos
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Thursday, June 26
House Party ft. Just Blaze, Tony Touch, Vashtie, DJ Sliink, Dirty South Joe + Jubilee at Webster Hall
Deadly Dragon Sound presents “Downtown Top-Ranking” at The Delancey
Friday, June 27
Friday Night Rumble w. The Bothers, Bikini Carwash & Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones at Arlene’s Grocery
Death and Taxes Presents The Stationary Set, Slonk Donkerson and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
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Saturday, June 28
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Beach Blanket Bingo Festival at Wildwood Beach, NJ
*The Trash Bar Presents Igloos Live
Death and Taxes Presents Phony PPL, Toki Wright & Big Cats! and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Lacey Allure’s Rock n Roll Girlie Show at Bar Matchless
Sunday, June 29
New York Scooter Club Blockparty 2014

SHAW PROMOTION Newsletter 6.18 ~ 6.21, 2014

“Reggie Watts, Women Rule Brooklyn, Laura Stevenson & The Coathangers BK Bazaar, The Sons & Heirs (The Smiths & Morrissey) and MORE”

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Hello New York,
I would like to thank everyone for coming to the Northside Festival Bootie NYC party last week and a special late night appearance from my favorite person that is Jess Marquis. The Bootie NYC party will take a break over the summer, but we will be back in September so stay tuned for info!

Comedian, vocalist, beatboxer, actor, musician, and improvisor extraordinaire REGGIE WATTS will perform his highly-anticipated, first full NYC show of the year this summer. After a SOLD OUT show at Irving Plaza last December, Reggie will be bringing his mind blowing improvisational mix of music and comedy to NYC’s Town Hall for a headlining show tonight, Wednesday, June 18 at 8PM. All net proceeds from ticket sales will directly benefit JazzReach and their committed national endeavors in arts education. Get your tickets HERE!

If you’re looking for something tonight, it is also the first and official Summer Meetup for Women Rule Brooklyn. Featuring some of the top Brooklyn females in the industry as panelists with DJ Queen Majesty spin some fun and chill summer reggae vibes during the networking slots of the event at the bar before and after the panel. Don’t miss this great opportunity to network with these Women, who “Rule Brooklyn”. I will be there to learn and support, hope to see some of you. FREE with RSVP at

Queen Majesty will also be a panelist after this Thursday’s Northside Festival “Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton” movie screening. I have helped Queen Majesty carry her heavy ass vinyl to many of her gigs, it’s true, they do weight a TON! See trailer HERE!

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Our friends at Le Poisson Rouge will be presenting “A Night with Big Daddy Kane with Rebel Diaz and DJ Herbert Holler” on Thursday, June 19. Big Daddy Kane will be performing all of his classic hits such as “Raw”, “Ain’t No Half Steppin”, “Smooth Operator”, and “I Get the Job Done” among others with his 10 piece live band Las Supper. Get your advance tickets HERE!

Subscene Style and Audiofemme will be presenting Brooklyn Night Bazaar this weekend with Laura Stevenson, Not Blood Paint, The Coathangers, Dameht and many more. The BK Night Bazaar is always my go-to on weekends, you just can’t beat the arcade, miniature golf, ping-pong, food, market vendors and all the bands and DJs. All that and more for FREE!! You can’t get a better deal than that in NYC!

As many of you may have heard,  Morrissey canceled his tour (again, shocking..). But this does not change the “after party” with live performance by The Sons & Heirs – A Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey, at Union Hall, Brooklyn. I finally got to see The Sons & Heirs few weeks ago and the show was amazing. Get your $18 advance tickets HERE!

Lastly, our friends at ALT Citizen is back with their Summer Show at Pianos on Wednesday, June 25 with some great bands! Click on the banner below for details or check out their FB event page

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Thank you for reading, stay cool NYC!

Andy Shaw and the SHAW Promotion team

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Wednesday, June 18
Jazzreach presents: An Evening with Reggie Watts at The Town Hall
WOMEN RULE BROOKLYN First & Official Summer Meetup w. DJ Queen Majesty at Woodland Bar
Thursday, June 19
House Party ft. Just Blaze, DJ Soul, Vashtie, DJ Sliink, Electric Punanny, Dirty South Joe + guests at Webster Hall
A Night with Big Daddy Kane with Rebel Diaz and DJ Herbert Holler at Le Poisson Rouge (CANCELED!!)
Northside Festival Presents OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON Screening at Wythe Hotel
Friday, June 20
Subscene Style & Audiofemme Present Laura Stevenson, Not Blood Paint and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Saturday, June 21
Morrissey Afterparty w. The Sons & Heirs (A Tribute to The Smiths & Morrissey) at Union Hall
Subscene Style & Audiofemme present The Coathangers, Dameht and MORE at Brooklyn Night Bazaar
Dancehall Rock with DJ Queen Majesty at Achilles Heel
Wednesday, June 25
ALT CITIZEN Presents Little Racer, Life Size Maps, Cosmonaut, Weekender & Balconies at Pianos

BK Bazaar Northside Festival Ticket Giveaway – Nick Waterhouse, Baths & Watain!!


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We are giving away tickets to 3 of the best shows at this weekend’s Northside Festival, courtesy of The Brooklyn Bazaar.

with subject line “Shaw me the tickets + name of the show
Only one entry per email please.
Provide you full name. Plus ONE only.

Click on the links below for show details!
*5PM deadline for RSVPs on the date of the show*

Friday, June 13
Northside Festival – Bunce & Brooklyn Bazaar present Nick Waterhouse w. The Vandelles & DJ Jonathan Toubin

Saturday, June 14
Northside Festival – Bunce & Brooklyn Bazaar present BATHS, Beacon & American Royalty

Sunday, June 15
Northside Festival – Brooklyn Night Bazaar & Bunce presents Watain & Kosmodemonic