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Atlantic City

Almost everyting was cancelled on Sunday and Monday, and now Tuesday (10/30) is also shaping up to be a mostly-showless night in NYC (and NJ and elsewhere too).

The Rock Shop in Park Slope is open for drinking. Show is cancelled though.

Cypress Hill and Action Bronson at Best Buy Theater is postponed (new date TBA).

Public Assembly, who have another Action Bronson show coming up, will be closed Tuesday night.

Deftones and Scars on Broadway at Terminal 5 is postponed (new date TBA)

Dita Von Teese may or may not postpone Tuesday's show, one of four this week. UPDATE: Dita's Tuesday night show is cancelled, and a 2nd Thursday night one was added.

Journey and Pat Benatar/Neil Geraldo at the Barclays Center is cancelled.

The Freedom to Love Concert at Beacon Theater (with tons of artists scheduled to play it including Rufus Wainwright) is postponed (new date TBA).

The Tell Your Friends comedy show with Gilbert Gottfried, Myq Kaplan, Liam McEneaney, Rena Zager & more at The Bell House is postponed. (new date TBA)

Kitsune Club Night at Le Poisson Rouge with The Twelves, Yuksek, New Moods, JDH & Dave P is cancelled.

Le Poisson Rouge also says that Sean Hayes and Behind the Groove events have been canceled but "The Sean Hayes show will be rescheduled. All tickets will be honored."

Ute Lemper at Joe's Pub is cancelled.

Everything at 92nd Street Y is cancelled.

Lincoln Center will remain closed Tuesday.

All Rocks Off Concert Cruises are cancelled.

All events at BB King's are cancelled.

As of this post, Aimee Mann & Ted Leo's Music Hall of Williamsburg show is still on (their Monday Bowery show was rescheduled for Wednesday), as is the Soft Moon/Pop 1280 show at Bowery Ballroom.

UPDATE: Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are now also cancelled.

UPDATE: The Soft Moon/Pop 1280 show at Bowery Ballroom is cancelled.

UPDATE: Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, and Havana Brown at Highline Ballroom "is postponed due to weather complications Rescheduled date will be announced as soon as possible. All tickets will be honored." Rita Ora's Philly show was also cancelled.

Keep checking this post for updates.

Monday's cancellations are listed HERE.

photos by Amanda Hatfield

"the most emotional show (@ Mercury Lounge for Active Child, Balam Acab, Superhumanoids and New Moods)" - Nicolette Elvie

Active Child at Mercury Lounge 5/11/12
Active Child

Active Child brought his tour with Balam Acab and Superhumanoids to NYC earlier this month for sold out shows at Bowery Ballroom (5/10) and a day later at Mercury Lounge (5/11) with New Moods. After the Mercury Lounge show, Active Child DJ'd the Mondrian with DJ Sean Glass and DJ VIkas.

Speaking of New Moods, they've got a Northside show coming up with a pretty stacked local bill of Zambri, Ice Choir (featuring TPOBPAH's Kurt Feldman), and Fast Years at Spike Hill on June 15. Tickets for that show are on sale.

More pictures from the Mercury Lounge show and some videos from the Bowery Ballroom show below...

Continue reading "Active Child played Bowery Ballroom (videos) and Mercury Lounge (pics) w/ Balam Acab & Superhumanoids"

by Bill Pearis


Oxford, UK band Jonquil kick off a tour at Glasslands on on Monday (4/2) with Keep Shelly in Athens in tow. Jonquil's new album, Point of Go, is out now on Dovecote records and brimming with melodic, bubbling, slightly angular pop. (A gentler Foals perhaps. They're from the same hometown.) You can stream it on Spotify and watch the video for "It's My Part" at the bottom of this post where you'll also find all tour dates.

Keep Shelly in Athens, meanwhile are releasing a combined version of their In Love with Dusk and Our Own Dreams EPs on one vinyl record that will hit stores April 13. Also worth checking out is their Campus Maritus from late last year.

Opening the Brooklyn show are Brooklyn's own New Moods who we just premiered a track by.

Click through for all Keep Shelly in Athens / Jonquil tour dates and videos...

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by Bill Pearis


New Moods @ MHOW in 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
New Moods

You may remember Brooklyn's New Moods from such concerts as the 2012 BV Holiday Party with Anna Calvi and Eleanor Friedberger. We've got the premiere of a new New Moods track, "So Easy," which you can download at the top of this post. (You can stream it below.) With it's fat synth bass, it crushes like a steamroller, but with a lover's touch. Is that possible? Just listen. New Moods play Glasslands on 4/2 with tourmates Jonquil & Keep Shelly in Athens, and play Mercury Lounge on May 11 (sold out) with Active Child, Balam Acab & Superhumanoids.

Stream of the New Moods track below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Eleanor Friedberger @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Eleanor Friedberger

You saw one set of pictures from this BrooklynVegan Holiday Party. Here's a second. More shots of Anna Calvi, Eleanor Friedberger & New Moods @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, below...

Continue reading "Anna Calvi, Eleanor Friedberger & New Moods @ Music Hall of Williamsburg -- (pics part 2)"

photos by Chris La Putt

Anna Calvi @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Anna Calvi

Anna Calvi, visiting Brooklyn from the UK, headlined the BrooklynVegan Holiday Party at Music Hall of Williamsburg on 12/13. According 2 G was there and he (G) listed his ten reasons why you should always see Anna live, which you can read at his site. Anna played every song on her debut album which came out earlier this year and covered Edith Piaf and TV on the Radio. She definitely rocked the house (and played one of Bill Pearis's favorite shows of the year). One person is now wondering who is better at shredding, Anna or Annie Clark?

Eleanor Friedberger (who plays the venue again soon) and New Moods (who told us her favorite things from 2011) both opened the Tuesday night show and tore it up as well.

Thanks to all who came - $1.00 of your ticket was donated to Toys for Tots, and we raised even more from the raffle we were running in the lobby (thanks to Domino Records, Merge Records, Frenchkiss Rercords, Partisan Records, Beggars/Matador, Bowery Presents, Rocks Off, Brooklyn Bowl, Live Nation, Vice, and more).

More pictures and videos from the show HERE, and below...

Continue reading "BV Holiday party pics: Anna Calvi, Eleanor Friedberger & New Moods (part 1)"

New Moods

New Moods (whose members include a Young Magic member and Gang Gang Dance's engineer) have been busy practicing for their 9pm set at the BV Holiday Party at Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight (12/13) (some tickets will be on sale at the door), but they managed to get this list in just in time for those going (or still thinking of going) (or wondering if they should show up for the opener) (you should!) to get to know them better. Here is a list of the top 10 music things that New Moods loved in/about 2011 (in no particular order)...

Continue reading "New Moods' Top 10 Things in 2011 "

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: New Moods - Playtime (MP3)

New Moods @ Swan Dive  (More by Tim Griffin)
New Moods

We are last-minute shoppers at BrooklynVegan. In addition to G-Side TONIGHT (12/6), next week we've got three BV holiday shows and we're still adding bands to them. A week from tonight (12/13) is the first of them: Anna Calvi and Eleanor Friedberger at Music Hall of Williamsburg. We're happy to announce that New Moods will open the show. Tickets are $8, still on sale (though going quick) and one dollar of that will go to Toys for Tots.

If you haven't heard New Moods yet, the band features Billy Jones from Other Passengers and Melati Malay (who also is in Young Magic). You can download the a-side to their debut single, "Playtime," at the top of this post. The band mix a lot of disparate influences -- tropical pop, some definite techno/trance stuff going on in there too -- but the pieces fit together for a very danceable (and hum-able) whole. They played one of our day parties in Austin during SXSW this year, maybe some of you out there were there for that?

For those keeping score, the other two BV Holiday Parties next week are Fucked Up, Dom and more at Brooklyn Night Bazaar on Friday 12/16 and Twin Sister, Widowspeak and Ava Luna at Bowery Ballroom on Saturday 12/17. Tickets are still available for all of them as of this posting.

If you'd like to hear more New Moods, there's a couple more tracks you can stream at the bottom of this post. And if you'd like to hear even more, come to the show!

Continue reading "New Moods added to BV Presents Anna Calvi/Eleanor Friedberger show at Music Hall of Williamsburg"

most photos by Amanda Hatfield

The Hold Steady/Caveman @ Beekman Beer Garden
The Hold Steady

As promised, everyone who showed up with a ticket (and then some) got in no problem to our free Hold Steady/Caveman show at Beekman Beer Garden in NYC, one of five total events that happened around the country as part of Evenbrite's Concert Confidential series on Saturday night (9/17). Each of the free shows had a charity attached, and ours was VH1 Save the Music Foundation (which we raised $4295 for!).

Though we were planning for a while, the date of the show was only announced 10 days earlier with the headliner revealed just 5 days before the show, "tickets" on sale just 2 days before, and the opener revealed just 1 day before.

Thanks to everyone who helped put this together, Eventbrite, the venue, the bartenders, the weather for staying cool and dry, everyone who came by, DJ Billy Jones from New Moods for playing sweet tunes before both bands, to Caveman for a jammin' set of tunes from their just-released debut album, and to headliner The Hold Steady for a raucous almost-2-hour set that never got boring (as usual). Check out their full setlist and more pictures from the whole show below...

Continue reading "The Hold Steady & Caveman played the free BV/Eventbrite show @ Beekman Beer Garden (pics & setlist)"

by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: WATERS - "For the One" (MP3)


Van Pierszalowski, former lead singer of the recently broken-up Port O'Brien, now records under the moniker WATERS. Rather than the indie folk/pop Port O'Brien had become known for, in WATERS Van opts for a fuzzy '90s-lo-fi approach which can be heard above in the song "For the One." WATERS releases his debut LP Out In The Light on September 20 via TBD Records.

He's currently finishing up a tour in Europe with Wye Oak which he'll follow with three NYC dates. WATERS plays the Flavorpill/IROCKIROLL/The Bell House Northside showcase at Cameo Gallery on June 18 with Sean Bones, Neighbors, Zuzuka Poderosa, Young Adults, and Wojick. They also open for Deervana (aka Deer Tick as Nirvana) at their sold out Northside show at Brooklyn Bowl on June 19. WATERS then plays a headlining show at Mercury Lounge on June 21 with Exitmusic, Milagres, and Anni Rossi. Tickets are on sale.

The Cameo show is one of many that Sean Bones has happening at Cameo this month. He already played there last Thursday and he also plays there on June 23rd (with afro-funk band/collective Superhuman Happiness) and June 30th with the great New Moods. Full residency show lineups are below. Sean is playing new songs at the shows. Those songs will appear on the new record he's finishing recording with Shane Stoneback (Sleigh Bells, Cults, Vampire Weekend). Sean's last record came out on Frenchkiss.

New Moods have also been added as the opener on the July 1st Memory Tapes show at Mercury Lounge. Tickets are still on sale.

All tour dates below...

Continue reading "WATERS (ex Port O'Brien) releasing debut LP (MP3), playing shows ++++ Sean Bones & New Moods too (dates)"

DOWNLOAD: Gang Gang Dance - Mindkilla (MP3)

"@marcuskdowling whatever the hell Gang Gang Dance is doin in Brooklyn 2nite, I think youd approve. Hard as fuk hip hop, house, reggae beats" -DC_Phelps

Gang Gang Dance at MHOW - 5/4/2011 (photo by Jason Lester)
Gang Gang Dance

Gang Gang Dance and New Moods shared a bill at Music Hall of Williamsburg last night (5/4). How was the show? If the picture above is to be believed, it was at least colorful. The video below kind of confirms the same.

If you missed it, or the opener, take note that New Moods are playing a FREE show at Knitting Factory on Monday, 5/9 with Sherlock's Daughter and Slowdance.

And the Gang Gang Dance party continues TONIGHT (5/5), as the band will DJ (not play) at clothing store Opening Ceremony's Cinco De Mayo Party at China Chalet in conjunction with a bigger partnership to promote all involved...

Gang Gang Dance and Opening Ceremony have paired up to promote the band's latest album, Eye Contact, which will be released by 4AD on May 10th.

It's a mind-warbling, multi-media collaboration spanning in-store displays, a band-curated mixtape, an exclusive 4AD Session and a Cinco Day Mayo record release party at Manhattan's China Chalet sponsored by a Swedish vodka company -- a multi-cultural celebration for the new album that only Gang Gang could conjure.

If you visit the Opening Ceremony stores in New York and Los Angeles throughout May, you will find eye catching window displays designed by multi-instrumentalist and reknowned artist in his own right, Brian DeGraw. Customers will also be able to take home their new clothes in a super limited-edition tote bag, also designed by DeGraw.

For online customers, you can visit Opening Ceremony's website (openingceremony.us) and listen to a Gang Gang Dance mixtape featuring Primal Scream, J Dilla and About Group to name a few. There are also exclusive band photos and, starting on May 9th, visitors can watch an exclusive preview of the band's 4AD session.

And to cap this all off, if you are in the New York area, you can hear members of the band DJ at Opening Ceremony's Cinco De Mayo Party on May 5th. It will run from 10 pm to 3 am at China Chalet, located at 47 Broadway. Other DJ guests include Spencer Sweeney and XXXchange. Admission is free and first-come first served. Again, Cinco De Mayo X Chinese bar X Swedish vodka...
Stream Eye Contact in its entirety below. Grab an MP3 from it above. Cinco de Mayo flyer and more tour dates, also below...

Continue reading "Gang Gang Dance & New Moods played MHOW, GGD DJ an Opening Ceremony party tonight, NM play a free show Monday"

photos by Amanda Hatfield and Timothy Griffin

Adventure (by Tim)
Bass Drum of Death

Braids (by Tim)

Braids and Adventure are on tour with Toro y Moi now. The three bands play sold out shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom on Sunday (4/10) and Monday (4/11).

As discussed and/or pictured HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE, we threw a free, three stage party with M For Montreal at Swan Dive and Barbarella in Austin on Saturday, March 19, 2011.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by, to all the bands who played and to Ramesh for DJing. Sorry to Bass Drum of Death for not getting to play due to some confusion. Thanks to the cast of Workaholics for stopping by and for doing some hosting (catch their show on Comedy Central now!). Thanks also to Izzoz, Sensible Portions, Honest Tea, VegAustin, Raw Revolution, NadaMoo, Firefly Vodka, Line 6, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, Nudie Jeans, and ASCAP. Thanks to everyone else that helped and to anyone I forgot.

A whole bunch more pictures from the whole day are below...

Continue reading "BV/M For Montreal Austin Day Party in pics (Braids, Adventure, Owen Pallett, Little Scream & many more)"

photos by Timothy Griffin

New Moods @ Swan Dive (BrooklynVegan Day Party)
New Moods

After playing their last hometown show at a swanky NYC art show benefit, Gang Gang Dance will bring it back down to earth with a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on May 4th with New Moods and Ghetto Gothic DJs. Tickets go on sale today at noon. The show takes place five days before the release of the new Gang Gang Dance LP Eye Contact on 4AD, and is currently their only announced U.S. headlining date.

GGD joins names like Guided by Voices, No Age, and many others as part of the 2011 edition of the Pitchfork Festival in July. And theye're on the finalized lineup, which was announced today, of the UK's Great Escape Festival (May 12-14 in Brightton).

New Moods, who are opening the Music Hall show, killed it during their noon set at Swan Dive at the BrooklynVegan day party on Saturday during SXSW (they went on right before Oh Land on the same stage). They actually had a bigger crowd than Baths who was playing on the bigger stage outside at the same super early time, I think because as people walked in the front door, they were sucked in by the "a precise and raucous four-piece" with captivating back and forth vocals by the intense Billy Jones (I first became a fan when he fronted Other Passengers and then got to know him through his work at Sin-e and then Pianos) (he has also since written for this site on occasion) and also-solo artist Melati Malay (she also plays in Young Magic who recently signed to Carpark). The band is rounded out by Gang Gang Dance engineer Sean Maffucci and drummer Steve Garofano. You can listen at their bandcamp, and you can see pictures from their set in this post.

More of those pictures, the rest of Gang Gang Dance's tour dates and stuff, below...

Continue reading "Gang Gang Dance announce Brooklyn show w/ New Moods (who played BVSXSW -- pics & dates)"

chk chk chk oh land

If you've been following along, you know that this is finally the NINTH and FINAL BrooklynVegan SXSW 2011 show announcement! This one happens on Saturday, March 19th in Austin, at both Swan Dive and Barbarella (they connect). It runs from noon-6pm and is 100% free. We are doing it with our friends from M For Montreal and it looks like this:

12:00 PM New Moods
01:00 PM Oh Land
2:00 PM Austra
3:00 PM Little Scream
4:00 PM Owen Pallett
5:00 PM Braids

STAGE 2 (Barbarella main stage)
12:00 PM Baths
1:00 PM Misteur Valaire
2:00 PM !!!
3:00 PM Trail of Dead
4:00 PM Mount Kimbie
5:00 PM Daedelus
HOSTED BY: the cast of Workaholics
DJs: Ramesh (of Voxtrot) & 70's Bush

STAGE 3 (Barbarella small stage)
12:00 PM Bass Drum of Death
12:45 PM Adventure
1:30 PM Versus
2:30 PM Malajube
3:15 PM Suuns
4:00 PM Weekend
5:00 PM PS I Love You
I'm ready to fall over.

And this party will also have:

AND THANKS TO:Stay tuned to @bvSXSW on Twitter for SXSW news and announcements all week long, and because it's where we'll be giving away a Blackstar HT-5 Amp.

To celebrate the BrooklynVegan + M for Montreal party, Nudie Jeans is also giving away 5 pairs of jeans (one pair for each day leading up to the party). For your chance to win, friend Nudie Jeans on facebook and send an email titled BROOKLYN VEGAN to nudie@wantagencyinc.com. For those at the party, we'll also be raffling off more Nudie Jeans you can win while you're there.

We're also happy to announce that, for the second year in a row, we'll be partnering with our friends at VegAustin to host a vegan bake sale for charity at the party. All proceeds will be donated to Compassion Over Killing.

Check out the flyer and stuff below...

Continue reading "BrooklynVegan & M For Montreal Free Saturday Austin Day Party lineup (3 stages @ Barbarella & Swan Dive)"

DOWNLOAD: Headless Horseman - "1CHRD" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Headless Horseman - "Snow Day" (MP3)

Headless Horseman

This Friday (2/4) and, every other Friday in February at Pianos, is reserved for Headless Horseman, the Brooklyn duo who recently dropped their five-song digital LP on Bandcamp. Stream it in full below, and download a pair of tracks from a forthcoming "digital seven-inch" due via Greedhead (above).

Fareed & Conner of HH will focus their energies on new material at Pianos, and have roped in a crew of notables during the four week stint. The residency kicks off on 2/4 with sets by Family Portrait, Beige, Mega Fortress, and Philip Seymour Hoffman while Nate of Cults DJs the affair (tickets).

The 2nd week (2/11) features Tony Castles, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson & Brahms on DJ duty (tickets), while a mystery headliner plays with DADS (featuring Hima Suri of Das Racist + Quinn Walker of Suckers) and Blood Orange and a DJ set from Das Racist on 2/18 (tickets). The residency closes on 2/25 with Popo & Android Lust and more TBA (no advanced tickets for that yet). The full lineups and flyer are below.

Meanwhile, Yellow Ostrich kicks off their February residency at Pianos tonight (2/3), and the ARMS residency is already underway.

Cults and Brahms both have other dates in the near future too. As discussed, Cults, Magic Kids, and Superhumanoids are scheduled to take on Knitting Factory on March 30th(tickets) and March 31 at Mercury Lounge (tickets) as part of a larger Cults campaign to SXSW and on to Coachella. Brahms is scheduled to DJ Asobi Seksu's show at Mercury Lounge (tickets) and play Glasslands on 2/24 with Acrylics and New Moods (tickets).

More details on the HH residency, more Brahms dates, the digital 7-inch and the Headless Horseman album stream is below....

Continue reading "Headless Horseman take residency at Pianos (MP3, dates)"

DOWNLOAD: Suuns - Arena (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Suuns - Up Past the Nursery (MP3)


I am super bummed to report that UK band Yuck have cancelled their planned trip to the United States due to "personal reasons". They were set to play four shows (all still listed at their MySpace). One was in Philly, one was in Boston, one was the the PopGun party at Glasslands, and one was the official BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg happening Thursday, October 21st.

Luckily, the recently-signed-to Secretly Canadian band Suuns (who we have talked about a few times) have stepped up at the last minute to take their place on the bill which now looks like this:

Music Hall of Williamsburg, October 21, 2010
* The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
* The Blow
* Screaming Females
* Suuns
* Young Man
It was especially nice of Suuns since it now means they are playing two official CMJ showcases in one night. They're also part of the Jagjaguwar/Secretly Canadian/Dead Oceans show happening at Pianos that night:
Pianos, October 21, 2010
* SUUNS 11:45PM
* S. CAREY 8:45PM
Might as well mention that S. Carey is playing a BrooklynVegan show too, Saturday (10/23) during the day at Public Assembly (full lineup TBA). Might as well also mention that Small Black are playing Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on October 15th (Friday) with We Are All Romans and "VERY Special Guests". All Small Black dates below.

Meanwhile, Suuns (grab some MP3s above) are still out on tour with Land of Talk, though only for two more Texas shows before CMJ, but then they'll resume touring with Land of Talk after CMJ, and that's when they are back to play Bowery Ballroom on November 6th. They have also added a NYC show that takes place after their tour, at Glasslands Gallery on November 14th with BELL, Emil & Friends, and New Moods. The Glasslands show is New Moods' 7" release party, and New Moods have some shows sooner, including CMJ, too (listed below).

All dates and Suuns' new-ish video for "Up Past The Nursery" below...

Continue reading "Yuck cancel tour, BV Show included (Suuns take their place & play Secretly Canadian showcase w/ Small Black too) "

The Middle East @ SXSW 2010 (more by Tim Griffin)
The Middle East

tonight in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Antibalas @ Webster Hall
* Weasel Walter, Vialka, CSC Funk Band @ Zebulon
* Nas, Damian "Jr Gong" Marley @ Highline Ballroom
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Leslie & The Badgers, Ferraby Lionheart @ Mercury Lounge
* Mumford & Sons, The Middle East @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* 45 Grave, the Dead Sextons, Psychocharger & the Arkhams @ Europa
* Doppelganger, Tiberius, New Moods, Patrick Holmes/Ryan Sawyer Duo @ Cake Shop
* Daniel Pujol, McDonalds, Wild Harem, Knight School, Joey Wyoming @ DBA
* Philip Seymour Hoffman, Second Floor Stories, The City And Horses, Sexy Neighbors @ Knitting Factory

Tonight's Whiplash show @ UCB features comedy by Pete Holmes (Ugly Americans, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), Baron Vaughn (Comedy Central), Rory Scovel (Comedy Central), Hari Kondabolu (John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show), and Sandra Bauleo.

Mumford & Sons play their first of two NYC shows this evening at Music Hall of Williamsburg (the other is at Webster Hall). Opener The Middle East also play an extra one this week at Mercury Lounge with Mountain Man. All three gigs are sold out.

New Moods is a new NYC electro-duo comprised of Other Passengers frontman Billy Jones and Gang Gang Dance engineer Sean Maffucci. They make what I think is their NYC live debut (they previously performed in Austin during SXSW) tonight at Cake Shop. Two demos are streaming at their MySpace (and there's more on their NSFW bandcamp page).

Video of Zs playing "Acres Of Skin" live at 118 South 3rd Street in Williamsburg on May 15th, below...

Holy Ghost! tested out their new live band for the first time at a private show Saturday night at Under 100. A video from that show below...

Recent Captured Tracks signing MINKS performed at Glasslands on Saturday night. Video from that below...

What else?

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