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Jimmy Webb, VIP, Jackson & Leigh Lezark @ Misshapes - July 28, 2007 (CRED)
Misshapes

Misshapes (the weekly Saturday night party at Don Hill's in NYC) ended for good this past Saturday night (Sept 8, 2007). David Byrne and the NY Times were among those in attendance.

Where will young, hip tourists looking for a good time on a Saturday night go now? Will they make the trip over to Brooklyn to experience the equally hip dance craze that's been going on over at Studo B? Or are they too glamorous to cross the river to mingle with the less fashion-conscious breed of hipster that I just learned about in an article (by someone I know) in the NY Post?...

"Manhattan has larger venues, but Brooklyn people who are dialed in probably don't give a crap about those places," says Todd Patrick, a Brooklyn concert promoter known as Todd P. "More tours are stopping in Brooklyn, and the scene is a billion times better than when everything revolved around Manhattan."......"The early-20s hipsters left in Manhattan are a more dance-club oriented crowd," says Patrick. "People who are paying Manhattan rents are interested in glamour, not rock 'n' roll."........"Manhattan hipsters are definitely more into fashion, or at least labels," says DJ Mike Nouveau, part of Manhattan party promoters the Ruff Kids, who are often seen in clothes by the trendy brand Surface to Air. "Where someone I know might go to Barneys to buy an outfit, someone in Brooklyn will go to [used clothing store] Beacon's Closet."....[NY Post]
In related news, Misshapes the book came out on September 4th. You'll need it to complete your collection that also includes the Last Night's Party book, and doorman Thomas Onorato's memoir entitled "Confessions from the Velvet Ropes".

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Comments (30)

Todd P is just envious that he can't book a show in Manhattan. Loser.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2007 12:35 PM

holy shit. well. i guess i can say "i was there"...not that i'd want to.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2007 12:37 PM

it's finally over!!!

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2007 12:41 PM

the loss of tonic will be felt for much longer than this.

Posted by mat | September 10, 2007 12:41 PM

this post is almost more hilarious than that onion article...

Posted by sam | September 10, 2007 12:44 PM

"In related news, Misshapes the book comes out on September 4th. "

What, did you write this article a week ago??

Posted by i <3 incarag | September 10, 2007 1:03 PM

Todd P is a clueless dick

Posted by emelie | September 10, 2007 1:03 PM

everyone wants to be warhol-- without doing any of the art work

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2007 1:04 PM

I'm ashamed to even anonymously admit I own "Confessions from the Velvet Ropes". It's horrible. In my defense, someone gave it to me at a party when I went to see The Futureheads who are not horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2007 1:32 PM

"The early-20s hipsters left in Manhattan are a more dance-club oriented crowd," says Patrick. "People who are paying Manhattan rents are interested in glamour, not rock 'n' roll."

So, I guess Brooklyn hipsters whose parents are paying Brooklyn rents want rock 'n' roll.

Posted by Tim | September 10, 2007 1:35 PM

yes Todd P is a piece of shit loser

Posted by angie | September 10, 2007 1:36 PM

warhol frequently was warhol without any the art work ... what do you think he had people do while they were at the factory?

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2007 1:40 PM

"What, did you write this article a week ago??"

language fixed. thanks!

Posted by brooklynvegan | September 10, 2007 2:03 PM

if ToddP is a loser then LONG LIVE THE LOSERS!!!

And he is booking in Manhattan....moron

Posted by jim hildreth | September 10, 2007 2:12 PM

why is mike nouveau so full of himself. yes you can use your trust fund money to buy shit at barneys but that doesn't make you cool...

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2007 2:15 PM

While perhaps guilty of hyperbole, I think Todd makes a fair point.

Posted by joly | September 10, 2007 2:19 PM

I think Todd P has a point, however the article is in the NY Post so the article itself automatically loses any sense of credibility. For all we know half the quotes in the article are probably out of context.

Posted by Lars | September 10, 2007 2:51 PM

ToddP is far from a "clueless dick." Few people work as hard as that "dick" to bring you cheap, all ages shows.

Posted by db | September 10, 2007 2:52 PM

i guess it costs a lot of money to look so cheap.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2007 2:57 PM

Misshapes sucked. The few times I went, the music sucked, and often the CDs would skip. It was more about celebrity and myspace pics than music or even fun. Tiswas before it kind of sucked, too, but at least it was about fun, at least for a while. All that promoter/celebrity shit is what makes the New York scene such a fucking bore.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2007 3:17 PM

Though it is over. It's still on all of your tongues (or finger tips).

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2007 3:39 PM

why hate on Todd P. he actually pays bands unlike most Manhattan venues.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2007 4:31 PM

Why hate on Todd? Maybe Todd should be a little more considerate of touring bands and pay them a little better than the locals.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2007 4:52 PM

blogs like this one ruined live NYC music

the douchebags were always there-- blogs just helped them mobilize

viva Cleveland Heights

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2007 5:17 PM

Beacon's Closet? Yuck! Only LES preppies come over to shop there!

sorry NYT, but Misshapes started in 2004, not 2002.

Posted by stanley velvet roper | September 10, 2007 7:19 PM

once again, "dance clubs" are held to be criminally phony, and "rock 'n roll" is the saving grace of real kidz everywhere. yawn.

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2007 5:25 PM

Todd P pays locals and touring bands both more fairly than any other booking operation in this city.

List of bands Todd P, the clueless loser, championed from nothing that have blown up this year:

DAN DEACON
MATT AND KIM
DEERHUNTER
BLACK LIPS
NO AGE
DEATH SET
BEST FWENDS
DIRTY PROJECTORS
PONYTAIL
ECSTATIC SUNSHINE
BARR
MARNIE STERN
HIGH PLACES

where's your list, oh jaded Manhattan hipster dufuses?

by the way, Todd P also puts on dj parties, not just rock stuff. He just doesn't do overpriced overhyped velvet rope bullshit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2007 1:55 AM

You know....those mishapes posers pretty much stand for everything that now sucks about this once great city. They are the rock communities Disney Land, a watered down interpretation. They jumped on an already dead scene and raped the hell out of it spawning a bunch of clueless followers for the ride. The real renaissance was from about 1999-2002 when the local music scene was igniting with a creativity and comaradie that almost rivaled 1977 and shared a brotherhood with the then shady non-commercial night life scene. Nothing existed without the other and people were taking chances artistically. This is when emo bands wore baggy jeans and baseball hats, not converse and skinny ties and had no relation to the neglected noise that was honed in the once dingy (and somewhat still affordable) les and it's outskirts. Everyone in that fractured community was struggling to be heard and had their own unique voice.... I'm getting off the page but the bottom line is good riddance, go back to New Jersey and get on with your next fad. The damage has already been done. With everyone from the rest of the country (world?) moving to Williamsburg & Greenpoint (the college kids, yuppies & trust funders already sucked up Manhattan's soul) this city has been drained of anything pure and of heart. - Some other shit fest will obviously spring up in place of mishapes and it'll be even worse.

Oh yeah... Tom P actually does know his shit when it comes to music which is a rare thing. It's sad you guys don't know of half the bands he's resurrected.

Posted by Rollie Fingers | September 12, 2007 4:06 PM

uh, it's Todd P, not Tom.

Posted by Anonymous | September 12, 2007 8:31 PM

oh my god. that new york post article is just vile. seriously. where are the mob shootings?

Posted by there's a war | September 15, 2007 4:16 AM

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