Alright we weren’t kidding! Every damn week we’re going to be doing this thing, or as close as we can get to it. We’ve once again got info on tons of new dance parties up on the website and here in the newsletter. Lots of picks for every genre and most Brooklyn neighborhoods on the site, plus the cream of the crop here in the newsletter. YDH2S DJs (myself included) will be spinning this week at HEAD ON and many more places the rest of the month, featured events will usually feature at least one YDH2S DJ so keep an eye peeled. Til next week…
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Thurs 5/7 – Air a Danser: Season 2 Kickoff
Battery Harris, Williamsburg/Greenpoint
Free • balearic • Steve Shakewell (Sharegroove) • Salinas JC (UK)
Thurs 5/7 – Zeitgeist: Holy Ghost! (all vinyl set)
$20 • nu disco • house • indie • Holy Ghost! • Shadow Child • Paul Raffaele
Fri 5/8 – HEAD ON: Business vs. Pleasure
the Grand Victory, Williamsburg
FREE • indie • house • electro • nu disco • Brian Blackout • Spoolwork • Lepaux
Fri 5/8 – Veronica Vasicka / Sharegroove / Soft Rocks
the Good Room, Greenpoint
$15 • disco • house • techno • Veronica Vasicka • Soft Rocks • Steve Shakewell • Duckcomb
Sat 5/9 – LPH with Jacques Renault, the Juan Maclean & M.O.O.N.
Bossa Nova Civic Club, Bushwick
$10 • disco • house • nu disco • Juan Maclean • Jacques Renault • M.O.O.N.
Sat 5/9 – Cheryl: Giddyup Psycho
the Bell House, Gowanus
$10 • disco • electro • house • indie • Dirtyfinger • CHERYL residents
Sat 5/9 – Plastic Plates w/Higgins & Beto Cravioto
$10 • house • indie • Plastic Plates • Beto Cravioto & Higgins (Kaviar Disco Club)
Sun 5/10 – Kolekti 008 – Heart Mother Edition – Rooftop BBQ Party
secret location, Brooklyn
$15 • disco • house • techno • Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area) + more
Thurs 5/14 – PRE-93 Alternative Dance Party
FREE • synthpop • alternative • industrial • madchester • Danny White • Brian Blackout
Sat 5/16 – Feeling Gloomy Goes Madchester
the Grand Victory, Williamsburg
$6 • madchester • britpop • post-punk • indie • Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
Sat 5/23 – Ben Browning, Pat Mahoney & Justin Strauss
Cameo Gallery, Williamsburg
$15 • indie • house • nu disco • Ben Browning (Cut Copy) • Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem) • Justin Strauss
These are our picks, but you can see tons more listings on YDH2S.com
HEAD ON is back after a brief break, and we’ll be at one of our favorite bars in Brooklyn: Williamsburg’s the Grand Victory–home of great parties thrown by our buddies like Feeling Gloomy and Release the Beast (and maybe the best bar staff in the city).
We figured we should either get real serious, or have some fun… so we’re doing both. This edition is going to be a battle between BUSINESS and (or) PLEASURE. Are you going to INDULGE or are you going to go to WORK? We can’t make up your minds for you, but the night will be filled with songs about making a dollar, rolling up your sleeves and doing some work / relaxin, enjoying life and its pleasurable pursuits.
As with every Head On, DJs Brian Blackout, Spoolwork, & Lepaux will be spinning appropriate indie, disco, house & electro all night long, and sometime around midnight two of us will square off on stage back to back long enough for you to decide who the winner is: BUSINESS or PLEASURE. The winning DJ gets a victory lap and the winning theme gets played the rest of the night. So get ready because…
Two DJs enter
One DJ leaves
w/residents Lepaux, Spoolwork, & Brian Blackout
spinning indie, disco, house + electro
Friday May 8 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg, Bk
L/G to Metropolitan
11:00 p.m. – 4 a.m.
By popular demand, we’re finally paying homage to the birthplace of some of our favorite bands, genres, and record labels: Manchester. They gave us Joy Division, James, the Smiths, the Fall, the Stone Roses, and apparently the Bee Gees? They gave us the Hacienda, the Twisted Wheel, madchester, baggy, the list could go on and on.
So come out to Grand Victory on 5/16, where we will fill the air with Mancunian songs aplenty. We’ll have a contest to see who can name the most bands from Manchester (it could last a long time) and be sure to wear some Manchester gear to get in half off. As always we’ll dance to our favorite bands and forget our cares and our L train woes.
+ Enter our contest to name the most bands from Manchester, win prizes and the adulation of fellow trainspotters
+ Anyone wearing a Manchester United top or shirt emblazoned with the words Manchester somewhere large will get in half off. (i.e. if you wear a Mancunian band shirt you’ll look well cool but you’ll still pay a regular cover)
+ Your hosts DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom playing every Mancunian band under the sun (that we like) along with the usual lot of synthpop, britpop, and depressingly danceable anglophilic classics
The Party That Brings a Tear to Your Eye
Sat 16th May at Grand Victory
+ 3rd Saturdays every month
@ Grand Victory, 245 Grand St
betw. Driggs & Roebling
L to Bedford / G to Lorimer
11pm – 4am
Dress to depress
Tickets: $6 door – $4 advance coming soon
Join the Feeling Gloomy FB group for invites + missives of despair