One of my favorite parties to produce, “House Of Commons” has its origins in 2010 at Black And White bar in the East Village (much like “Oscillate Wildly”). • Guest DJs over the years have included James David (Fiends 4Ever, Glamdammit), DJ Shred (Depeche Mode Fanclub), Twig the Wonderkid (Glamdammit, Oh! You Pretty Things), Michael T (Oh! You Pretty Things, Motherfucker), and Spencer Cobrin (Morrissey, Elva Snow).
From Black and White bar, the party moved to a Tuesday weekly at The Delancey on the LES, where special editions were produced including an epic after-party for Pulp’s final NYC show at Radio City in 2012, and themed tributes to the likes of Blur and Factory Records.
“House Of Commons” is pleased to currently be throwing parties at the stylish Passenger Bar in Williamsburg select weekend nights. Bring your dancing shoes, and expect the best of Britpop, UK-Postpunk, Glam Rock, Factory Records, Manchester, British New Wave & more all night. —DJ Ceremony
• Music by DJ Ceremony & guests
• UK music-themed films screened on the projector
• Multi-level seating
• Pool-table, specialty cocktails, small bites, & more!
“HOUSE OF COMMONS”
NYC’s Premier All-British Dance Party
Next session: Saturday, August 15, 2015
10PM—4AM • Free.
Passenger Bar: 229 Roebling Street (BTW 2nd & 3rd streets)—Williamsburg
Subways: L: Lorimer • G: Metropolitan • J,M,Z: Marcy Avenue
The venue: [From http://passengerbar.com/]
Passenger Bar is a Williamsburg watering hole inspired by the 1970 rock ’n roll train tour Festival Express, a film which documented the cross-country train ride taken by some of Rock ‘N’ Roll’s musical legends converting a train into a moving recording studio. Owned by musicians and artists, this collective provides a place to create and collaborate with like-minded people. Envisioned by Melissa Aubert, the subtle railroad-esqe details that run throughout this welcoming two-story space evoke feelings of an old train station, with dark, reclaimed wood, lanterns, aged metal decor, luggage racks, curtained sleeper car, and an 1,100-pound train rail as a foot rest.
We offer rail-themed cocktails, bloody mary’s, craft beers, frozen drinks, a variety of fresh made empanadas & Sigmund’s truffle cheese soft pretzels. Along with our outside seating, pool table, and “Self-Portrait Project” photobooth installation, we offer rotating art classes, film screenings, soul & rock based DJ sets, live showcases, and burlesque.