Last week I saw PS play at Crash Mansion with The Good North, and I got to DJ before and after all of the bands. I'd like to think that this resulted in some sort of auditory ecstacy, but either way the band drew really well and played a fucking excellent energetic set featuring two new songs. This is a band that was born to play a venue like Bowery Ballroom and the fact that they haven't yet is sort of criminal if you ask me. SOON though.
Last night I went with some people to this pepsi one promotional party where Andy Rourke from the Smiths was DJing and not very well either might I add. While we got all "oneified" at the open bar, Andy dropped "bigmouth strikes again" and nothing else particularly mind blowing. Weird. When I saw him at Centrofly last year I remember it being a lot of fun. But my memory isn't the best thing I have going these days so... who knows.
DJing at the Skinny was fun as always, mostly because I can play whatever I want. I had some assistance from Nico as well as Jeff Central Village who basically came up to the booth, moved me to the side, took my headphones and just started playing songs from my collection with no prior warning. Instant DJ! Just add PBR and he is good to go. Bloggers are good like that I guess.
Despite my yucky cough... some fun stuff coming up this weekend that is not to be missed:
- Saturday go check out Saints and Lovers take over Tiswas, with an open bar from 11-12 and DJ Melody Nelson on the decks (as well as Andy Rourke again who will probably drop "girlfriend in a coma" or something). What a lovely combination! After this, walk your drunk self over to Misshapes for the Killers/Louis XIV afterparty which will involve a lot of eyeliner to say the least.
- If you're unfortunately in Jersey for some reason on Saturday night, you're actually in luck because you can go see Surefire and The Fame at Maxwells. hottt combo.
- Dutch Kills will be playing near Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Park this Sunday (June 5) at around 2 PM as part of the CMJ Battle of the Boroughs. They are one of 10 finalists and this is the finals – the winner will be announced at 4:30. It’s part of some big Best of Brooklyn celebration and there’s all sort of other events (like puppet shows and apple pie contests I’m assuming) so bring the kids. I don't actually have kids, but I love me some apple pie and Dutch Kills.
Also, I'm looking to book a few bands at the end of June (23rd ish). If you're available and I like you or you think I would, please email me asap. Thanks!
FINALLY, I know this is last minute, but my friend Maggie of Daybreaker is playing a solo show tonight, so here is your info and have a good one people!
Featuring Robert Anthony
And Special Guest, David Bason
*Friday June 3, 2005*
Café Mae Mae
68 Vandam Street
Betweeen Hudson and Varick
Take the 1/9 to Houston, walk towards the Holland Tunnel, turn right on
Vandam, café is on left - look for the tie dyed Llama out front
C/E to Spring Street
(tie dyed llama??????? say what? )