Not that long ago, we at Feeling Gloomy NYC declared Brooklyn was dead. Sort of tongue in cheek, right? It was prompted by the closure of Glasslands, the latest in a series of great W’burg venues and bars to close. Well, guess what? Now to our chagrin, our home away from home–the Grand Victory, is closing too. Sure, it’s reopening in a new location in some other neighborhood, and you’ll be able to find us there, and probably Feeling Gloomy will operate in Bushwick in a month or two. BUT, it’s high time we admitted it: Williamsburg, this time you’re really, really dead to us.
Maybe you already made up your mind to avoid Williamsburg years ago, but we can still remember our first Williamsburg dance party, held across the street at Luxx, which was later Trash Bar, which now is nothing, which tomorrow will probably end up an artisanal mayonnaise place, although we hear artisanal mayo is getting gentrified too. Anyway, stick in a fork in Williamsburg. It’s time we made our Willexit.
Feeling Gloomy has been a thing in Williamsburg for a little over three years, and we decided that if we’re leaving, we’re going to go out in style. Not only will we have a dance party for the ages, we’ve also booked all the bands for the night. We’ll start with the synthscapes of ORDER OF OPERATIONS, followed by the arrestingly icy sounds of GHOST COP, and culminating in our brothers and sisters in bedsit woebegonity, the epic and scintillating MY FAVORITE.
Just when you thought it was safe to dry your tears, as the final chords fade, the dance party will begin. After the bands finish, DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom will be expatriating our memories of a Williamsburg and expunging our sorrows. We’ll say farewell to our memories of a New York City that doesn’t really look like the NYC we remember. Prepare to go dancing with tears in your eyes, to cry your heart out, to face your gloom, to permit it to pass over us and through, to rinse, and to repeat all night, all in the name of catharsis, the name of Feeling Gloomy (NYC edition). We’ll have:
– Depressingly dark decorations
– A farewell cake (because cake)
– A DIY selfie booth where you can express your sadness over gentrification in written form, and also take Instagram pictures (or Myspace photos if you want to get old skool Wburg). Also noteworthy because it will be the last DIY thing in Williamsburg ever.
(Watch this space for more info + endless playlists of sad dance music + advance tickets)
(Also it’s Gordon Gloom’s thirtysomethingth birthday)
The Party That Brings a Tear to Your Eye
with DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom
spinning indie • post-punk • britpop • synthpop + sad bastard anthems
with live music from
MY FAVORITE / / https://myfavorite.bandcamp.com/
GHOST COP / / https://soundcloud.com/ghostcop
ORDER of OPERATIONS / / https://soundcloud.com/orderofoperations
Sat 16th July at the Grand Victory
@ Grand Victory, 245 Grand St
betw. Driggs & Roebling
L to Bedford / G to Lorimer
$10 cover 8-11
$6 after 11
Doors at 8pm
DJs begin 11pm
We get kicked out at 4am
(aproximately an hour after we play “Dancing in the Moon Light”)
Dress to depress
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