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words & photos by Erez Avissar
MNDR (aka Amanda Warner) opened the Brooklyn show at Monster Island on Wednesday night (11/18). Shouting, singing and rapping over techno-centric beats, she showed respect to tour-mate Juiceboxxx as well as a strong influence by him. She fared better than her mentor though, who played a super-brief, possibly truncated, set of less than 20 minutes. Opening with his most well-known tune/statement of intent, "Thunder Jam #5", Juiceboxxx positioned himself in sort of a "me against the crowd/world" way, alienating himself from the audience. It was unfortunate, because a basement show like this one could have been the ideal place to see him.
Even without their signature boomboxes, Javelin brought much-needed positive energy to the room with highlights like expanded versions of "Mossy Woodland" and "Vibrationz", as well as their skewed "Into The Groove" interpretation and some worldly tropical beats that turned the place into a dance party. The energy stayed with the crowd, who were more than happy to stick around after and dance to pop hits, ranging from Olivia Newton-John to Jay-Z, courtesy of Todd P's iPod.
Javelin live is not to be slept on. Catch them Friday (TONIGHT) with Sleigh Bells (who played Le Poisson Rouge last night) at a new DIY all ages venue in Manhattan called "Under 100." Get there early - Javelin goes on first (9pm). More details about that show and pictures below...
Announcing a new DIY all-ages venue:
Brought to you by:
Ariel Panero (LessArtistsMoreCondos) & Greg Finch (Pitchfork TV)
==== | Friday, November 20th @ UNDER 100 (first show!) | ====
08:00pm = (doors) ==============
09:00pm === Javelin ============
10:00pm===== Knyfe Hyts 81 =====
11:00pm ======= SLEIGH BELLS ==
RSVP to -> Under100NYC@gmail.com
Under 100 is located at 172 Duane St (Duane & Hudson) in Tribeca.
By subway, 1/2/3 or A/C/E to Chambers St.
Doors open at 8pm, the venue is all-ages, and the cost is $10.
This event was curated and organized by Under 100 Booking.