Posted in music | tour dates on April 16, 2009

James Murphy & Pat Mahoney dressed for the prom (more by Ryan Muir)
Pat Mahoney

After years of raised expectations and inevitable disappointment, after Pretty in Pink and Saved By The Bell season 4 (we remember it, too), 826NYC and Bowery Presents are happy to finally bring you THE PROM YOU WERE PROMISED, a night of formal wear, butt-kicking dance music, and actual spiked punch, featuring rare DJ sets by VAMPIRE WEEKEND, PAT MAHONEY (of LCD Soundsystem), and HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR, along with jokes from host LEO ALLEN.

The evening will benefit 826NYC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

PROM BASICS:
Who: You, and a date. (Date not required)
Dress code: Prom attire (Your old gown/tux/suit, or the jeans and sneakers you wished you'd worn.)
What: The prom night you've been waiting for.
When: Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 9 p.m.
Where: Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 North 6th Street, Brooklyn
Why:
1) For the kids-all proceeds benefit 826NYC
2) For the music-three killer DJ sets, each of them worth the price of admission
3) For the replacement memories, made to last a lifetime

$25 tickets are on sale at noon.

A video about 826NYC below...

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Comments (16)

a dj set has never been worth any price of admission, not for any cause, ever.

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | April 16, 2009 11:49 AM

This was originally announced as Vampire weekend, not dj sets by Vampire Weekend. Ha.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 11:49 AM

how many chins does James Murphy have

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 12:04 PM

dave eggers is a clown.

and this reminds me of the time when they tried to have the "Punk Rock Prom" at the Downtown, but they had to cancel it because it was a HORRIBLE IDEA.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 12:16 PM

Everything's so fucking cutesy.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 12:52 PM

this would have been cool if Vampire Weekend was actually performing because then it would have been sooooooo cheesy and prom-like and just the weirdest hipster-pop event ever. dj sets poo.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 12:52 PM

tweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 1:36 PM

I saw DJ Vampire Weekend in Ibiza and he killed it!

This is soooooo going to be worth it.

Posted by I am the DJ, I am what I play | April 16, 2009 1:43 PM

Let's see if the phrase "off like a prom dress" has any truth to it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 1:57 PM

so pumped! and totally for a good cause.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 2:53 PM

"a dj set has never been worth any price of admission, not for any cause, ever."

You obviously don't know shit. Have fun sitting at home pickin' ya boogas and flickin' 'em.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 3:00 PM

When the hell is LCD going to put something else out? Tired of waiting...

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 3:24 PM

awesome cause, extra fun night

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 3:31 PM

skweeeeeeeeee!

Posted by skweeeeeeee | April 16, 2009 4:49 PM

Seems like a great cause. I love that artists I admire are donating time and talent to it. I probably would have done more of my homework if I'd had that kind of help. A $25 donation for all that seems cheap.

Posted by AB | April 16, 2009 10:19 PM

so many haters! only losers complain.

Posted by Anonymous | April 27, 2009 7:18 PM

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