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YDH2S Newsletter – Feb. 2nd

February 2
You Don't Have to Settle

February is here! You Don’t Have to Settle have a few gigs coming up in the next couple weeks we wanted to tell y’all about. We’re still hoping to expand this newsletter quite a bit but it will have to wait a minute, our January has been intense. On to the events

This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our Tumblr. The Tumblr will be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Tumblr (or just read about it there, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).

UPCOMING PARTIES

February
Fri. 2/7 – Release the Beast @ Grand Victory
Fri. 2/14 – Head On: Love vs Lust @ the Bell House
Sat. 2/15 – Feeling Gloomy presents The Rebound Ball @ the Grand Victory

March
Fri. 3/7 – Release the Beast @ Grand Victory
Sat. 3/15 – Feeling Gloomy presents St. Stephen Patrick Morrissey’s Day @ the Grand Victory
Fri. 3/28 – Head On @ the Bell House

Release the Beast

RELEASE THE BEAST

Starting in February, Release the Beast moves into regular rotation, we’ll be throwing the party every first Friday. Starting this month we’ll be showing our favorite blaxsploitation movies projected onto the stage. This month we’ll be showing Three the Hard Way, packed with guns, explosions, karate kicking, and some great songs by Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions.

We also have a very special guest coming in for February! Eugene Tambourine has been spinning sublime dance classics at events like his former Solid party for ages. He’s done more disco edits than anyone we know, including more than a few we’ve played at Release the Beast. His ability to hop around from genre to genre effortlessly should make for a fine time!

Release the Beast
Friday Feb. 7 @ the Grand Victory
& 1st Fridays
Special guest DJ Eugene Tambourine & residents Brian Blackout (Head On) & Doctor Mister (Feeling Gloomy)
spinning soul, funk, disco, arena rock, psychedelia, krautrock, garage and a little of everything in between.
+ go-go dancers & a projection of Three the Hard Way
@the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
NO COVER

Head On: Love vs Lust

HEAD ON: LOVE vs. LUST

Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and we decided this would be the perfect time to pose the question: which makes for better dancing? Hot, burning love? Or hot, throbbing lust? Should V-day be the domain of lovers? Or of the sort of lovers who pass in the night? Are the best songs sung by Romeos or Lotharios?

Head On, the party that every month pits two themes and two DJs up against one another, aims to find out. Resident DJs Brian Blackout & Spoolwork are combing through their records to find the cheesiest, sappiest love songs, and the sweatiest, stickiest songs about lust. We’ll pit them against one another at midnight going head to head until the audience picks a winner by going nuts on the dancefloor. Help us celebrate the Hallmarkiest of holidays by going dancing instead!

Head On
w/residents Spoolwork & Brian Blackout
Saturday Feb. 14 @ the Bell House front room
149 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Bk
F/G/R to 4th-9th
11:00 p.m. – late
no cover
Facebook event
Head On FB page
Head On Twitter

Cheer Up Bowie!

FEELING GLOOMY PRESENTS CHEER UP, BOWIE

We fast approach the time of the year when greeting card companies like to reminds us we should all be in committed relationships that involve spending lots of money on each other. Here at Feeling Gloomy, we’re not that interested in happiness, glee, that sort of stuff. So we’d like to offer up an alternative to Valentine’s. The Saturday following V-Day, we shall throw…


(pause for dramatic effect)
THE REBOUND BALL.

Feeling Gloomy is always a dance party that focuses on the maudlin, and in rejoicing in sadness (and British-ness). This month we’re going to pay special attention to all those songs about heartache, breaking up, unrequited love, and all the emotions that get swept under the rug by this stupid holiday. This is a party for the lonely, for the dumped (or, we suppose, for the dumper, that’s tough too we’re told). We’ll be creating anti-Valentine’s hearts that you can wear (and make yourself) to show off how sad, heartbroken, or clever you are (hopefully all three).

We’re also going to hold a bad poetry competition. Anyone can enter by posting bad poetry on our Facebook wall, and we’ll choose three finalists who get free passes to Feeling Gloomy. The finalists must recite their godawful poetry on stage and the winner of those, the Superbowl of Awful Poetry,™ will win a Pathetic Prize Pack curated by FGNYC. So…

Feeling Gloomy presents
The Rebound Ball
w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
+ Make and wear anti-Valentine’s hearts to show people your *real* feelings
+ Make passes at other people wearing anti-Valentine’s hearts
+ Enter and judge our Superbowl of Awful Poetry™ contest
Saturday, Feb. 15 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door
Facebook event
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter

YDH2S Newsletter – Jan. 10

January 10
You Don't Have to Settle

We’re only a couple weeks in but 2014 is starting to get rumbling. YDH2S had a stellar 2013 capped off with an amazing December and we’re looking forward to an even bigger 2014. Last year we started our Head On party which is about to celebrate its 1st anniversary, and we’ve got many other good things going on besides.

We began this newsletter last month largely to let folks know what we were up to, but also to let you know what our friends were up to, and what dance parties you should check out in general. We’re going to keep expanding the list of what’s going on to include more events, but we’ll be doing it slowly and in a curated fashion, so keep an eye out.

One more thing! This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our Tumblr. The Tumblr will be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Tumblr (or just read about it there, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).

UPCOMING PARTIES

January
Fri. 1/10 – Head On Anniversary: Britpop vs Indie Rock REMATCH @ the Bell House
Sat. 1/18 – Feeling Gloomy presents Cheer Up, Bowie @ the Grand Victory
Fri. 1/24 – Release the Beast @ Grand Victory

February
Fri. 2/7 – Release the Beast @ Grand Victory
Fri. 2/14 – Head On: Love vs Lust @ the Bell House
Sat. 2/15 – Feeling Gloomy presents The Rebound Ball

Head On: Britpop vs Indie Rock

HEAD ON ANNIVERSARY: BRITPOP vs. INDIE ROCK REMATCH

One year ago this January, DJs Brian Blackout, Spoolwork and Lepaux created Head On, a dance party where every month we pick two themes and pit them against one another and the dancefloor crowns the winner. In the last 12 months we’ve had some crazy packed fun parties and every minute has been a blast. We’ve done bands, countries, genres, robots, jocks, dads you name it, and we’ve had a lot of fun picking out themes. For our 1st anniversary we decided to let our fans pick one of the themes we did this year for a rematch, and you chose Britpop vs Indie Rock.

Fitting, considering that it was our first theme and still one of our favorites. Last year, Britpop reigned supreme, but will the same thing happen again? Spoolwork will take up the challenge and try to rally indie rock, while we’re bringing in two special guest DJs, Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom of the Feeling Gloomy party. We figured britpop demanded the experts. Spoolwork will take them both on. So come and see if britpop can stand the test of time or if indie rock can rally from behind. Either way, we’re gonna have a killer time figuring it out.

Head On
w/guest DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
+ residents Spoolwork & Brian Blackout
Saturday Dec. 7 @ the Bell House front room
149 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Bk
F/G/R to 4th-9th
10:00 p.m. – late
no cover
Facebook event
Head On FB page

Head On Twitter

Cheer Up Bowie!

FEELING GLOOMY PRESENTS CHEER UP, BOWIE

Lately, David Bowie just hasn’t seemed like that same old Bowie. On his new record, he felt so lonely he could die, he lost love, he talks a lot about Berlin (Germany! Depressing!) and thinks a lot about doing stuff like setting the world on fire, or how he’d rather be high. Jesus, Bowie, you’re bringing us all down. We think we should celebrate his birthday and try to make him feel better.

Imagine, Bowie hurries over to Feeling Gloomy, a little later than his usual impeccable timing, cracks open the door to the Grand Victory, pays his $6 cover charge and hustles over to buy a Narragansett from Sean. He begins to suspect something when he notices everyone has had their faces painted like Ziggy Stardust at our Bowie face painting station (to station). Then he realizes that everyone over by the DJ booth is whirling around to all of their favorite songs of his. Hardly anyone ever plays “The Secret Life of Arabia” at dance parties, thinks Bowie! Imagine the look on Bowie’s face! His heart would swell three sizes, and clearly he’d run out on the dancefloor to find his mates and give them a big hug.

So that’s exactly how the night is going to play out. We’re pretty sure. In any event it’ll be a lot of good fun.

+ Bowie-themed cake!
+ Bowie face-painting
+ Bowie might shake your hand and give your bum a nice squeeze (if he shows up)
+ Labyrinth-style codpieces *highly* encouraged

All that AND DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom spinning your favorite trainspottery (and not so trainspottery) David Bowie songs + all your gloomy, anglophilic faves

Feeling Gloomy presents
Cheer Up, Bowie
w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
Saturday, Jan. 18 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door
Facebook event
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter

Release the Beast

RELEASE THE BEAST

After last month’s debut of Release the Beast at a new venue, YDH2S DJs Brian Blackout and Mister Brown are excited to bring the party back to the Grand Victory, where it will be a monthly on first Fridays, starting in February. In the meantime they’re throwing one more irregular Release the Beast at the end of January. The music will range the gamut of 60’s & 70’s non-synthy genres, touching on soul, funk, disco, arena rock, psychedelia, krautrock, garage and a little of everything in between.

Release the Beast
Friday Jan. 24 @ the Grand Victory
& 1st Fridays thereafter
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
NO COVER