Entries tagged with: Tommie Sunshine
Drop the Lime at BEMF 2012 (more by Oliver Correa & Amanda Rohowsky / HiFi Cartel)
Brooklyn Fire, UG Strategies, Live Nation, and GBH Events have teamed up to present "EDM for Sandy Relief," a benefit concert which will consist of a number of DJs in the EDM scene like The Crystal Method (dj set), Tommie Sunshine, Drop The Lime, Run DMT, The Disco Fries, Dances With White Girls, Gosteffects, FIGO (dj set), Blaqwell, Prince Terrance (Hussle Club), Carl Louis & Martin Danielle, Alex English, Righteous Trash, and more TBA. The all ages show goes down on Monday (11/19) at Gramercy Theatre. Tickets are on sale now and proceeds will go to the American Red Cross. At the show there will also be a canned and non-perishable Thanksgiving food drive and a silent auction courtesy of the show's sponsors. Flyer below.
Midnight Juggernauts @ Coachella 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
If you're still standing after everything that went down Thursday & Friday there is plenty more to do this weekend. That and more below...
Tommie Sunshine @ Hiro Ballroom - May 22, 2008 (CRED)
This past weekend was not one of the best I've experienced, but there were some good moments: Thursday night at Hiro, Tommie Sunshine dropped an hour and a half of very interesting, highly danceable, wobbly/fidgety house. Sunday night I got down to a decent, fun set by VDRK at Damn! at the Knitting Factory. He played Fred Falke's Love Theme which was absolutely amazing to hear out.
The less exciting parts of the weekend were Junkie XL's set at Hiro, which started off fine, but got a bit repetitive. Then it went from really hard stuff to a very mellow track which you probably would've appreciated a lot if you were on drugs, otherwise it just seemed a bit cheesy.
People getting down @ Damn! @ the Knitting Factory - May 25, 2008 (CRED)
The second disappointing part of the weekend was Apparat's set at the Knitting Factory. The show sold out. The Knitting Factory was as packed as I had ever seen it and people were actually dancing. But I just could not get into it. I went into this show loving what I had heard of Apparat thus far, but I found their live show to be very underwhelming. They had a few moments where they were rocking, but other than that it was just kind of eh. The parts that were more guitar-driven and rocking reminded me of the past few times I saw m83 (who are currently on tour and will be in town next week) a few years ago and once that happened they were all I could think about. I realize that m83 and Apparat are two different bands, trying to accomplish different things, each with their own sound, but they were similar enough that I felt as though I was watching a far inferior version of an m83 show.
From the looks of it, this week in dance should be much better. Fortunately/unfortunately most of it is happening on the same night:
Friday (aka TONIGHT - MAY 30).......
Daniel of LA Riots @ Webster Hall - May 16, 2008 *
Cut Copy set the bar pretty high with their very energetic and fun set Wednesday night. Luckily things continued down that path for the rest of the week. Friday night I made it to Webster Hall just in time to catch the last half hour or so of a very disco-fied set by James Murphy. He also threw in some classics which you could not help smiling at when you thought about where you were. Speaking of which...as much of a weird/hellish crowd the Webster Hall-based event drew, I really appreciated having space to dance and not sweating my ass off merely from being inside the venue. After James, LA Riots spun a great, banging set which was much more what I was expecting from them after experiencing their lower key set at Love last month. Daniel (1/2 of LA Riots -- the other half J'ob was not there) had the crowd perfectly warmed up and right where it needed to be for what can best be described as the dance explosion that ensued when JFK and AL-P got behind the decks. Things went from everyone getting down as they had been, to a sudden rush of people storming the stage and everyone in the place going accordingly bananas.
MSTRKRFT @ Webster Hall - May 16, 2008 *
They played for about 2 hours, from 2ish-4ish and covered every great electro song you've heard recently along with tons of new stuff. For anyone who's seen them the past 2 times they were here, the set was much more along the lines of their CMJ set (which I thought was much more exciting and creative) than their one last month at Studio B...
H&LA @ Studio B - May 17, 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
...which is where I headed Saturday night to catch Hercules & Love Affair's debut performance that everyone has been talking about since. Overall I thought it was a great show...for a debut performance. The first couple of tracks were a bit shaky, but the group quickly rebounded with "Blind" which was still good, albeit different, without Antony (see for yourself here. A few of their songs had me absolutely losing it (namely "Athene" and "You Belong") while others were just ok. I think the problem I ran into was...I kept comparing them to Escort, and in some instances found myself wishing Zena Kitt was singing in place of Nomi, though I'm not sure if that would've worked out as ideally as it did in my head. Hercules & Love Affair's tracks have a much more modern sound vs. Escort's classic disco.
Speaking of Escort, don't miss them at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on May 30th. Tickets are on sale.
At the end of Saturday night when all was said and done, I had a great time...there is nothing like live disco. Sadly that's one thing there isn't enough of, but luckily there are plenty of other great dance happenings in the city this week:
here's part 1 (Thursday) of this 'week in dance'. Part 2 (Friday and Saturday) coming soon....
Spring is finally (maybe?) here in New York - up to a whopping 65 degrees on Tuesday! Warm weather makes me want to do nothing more than go out and get down. This week there is no shortage of opportunities to do so: