SALEM is in concert at Santos Party House tomorrow night (advanced tickets are already sold out!) and Russ Marshaleck of Flavorpill has this to say about that:
“Say what you will about slacker witch-house electronic cult phenom SALEM, but don't say anything 'til you see 'em live. Sure, they may arrive with a lateness that makes Lauryn Hill seem prompt, and sure they may take the stage with a slow swagger recalling the kid in high school who'd inevitably get daily detention, but once the show starts you'll understand the hype (and the hyperbole). Expect blistering strobes, bass to shatter your eardrums, and a near-transcendent musical experience. Given that, after half a decade of music, this is their first headlining tour and it's impossible to tell how long they have until they implode or just stop, see them now, or be the person who says "man, I had that chance." How do these kids pull off this caliber of a live show? It's magic, duh.”
All I know is there's a lot of dark packed into this weekend.
Ancient Celts believed the membrane separating this world and the underworld, or afterlife, became thin and was breached by various spirits on All Hallow's Eve (they traditionally called it Samhain, I believe?). See, Samhain is believed to have marked summer's end (the word derives from the phrase for that in Old Irish, supposedly.), and the border between the "light" part of the year and the "dark" part may have seemed related to a thinning of this barrier between worlds. The spirits who came through could be harmless, but were also potentially harmful. Costumes were worn both as a means to confuse the harmful spirits and - by young men - to symbolize the spirits of family who had crossed over, that viewers might remember those who had passed and respect their memory.
So...what are you going to wear?
Regardless, here's what you might want to do:
Ladyfag's new Clubber Down Disco returns for its second night with Honey Dijon DJing and Tai Chi, One-Half Nelson and Casey Spooner hosting. Ryan Smith at the door, whore! Word to the wise? Arrive on the early side. There's more than one reward (i.e. - entrance) awaiting you if you do.
Similarly, Mr. Rich King and Mr. Gustavo Motta offer incentive to arrive to their Snaxx shindig early. They'll be wigging out (as you should be!) but the beer will be free (from 10pm - 11pm)! Also popcorn, peanuts and a surprise!
Uptown at mine and Tai's (well, EVERYone's) old haunt - Rebel - Peter Rauhofer and the WORK! crew (DJs Corey Craig & Nita Aviance spin upstairs and Ms. Roze BLACK is BACK hosting the party!) throw a night of Hallo-weenie craziness.
Bana is back, but they've been kicked out of their Downtown Fulton Street baths location at the last minute so are moving the VIP portion of the party out to Brooklyn to the site of the original banya party several years ago that kicked the whole shebang off. The baths there are SITTing, is all I'll say. Oh and transportation is provided (via go-go equipped...or equipped go-go? party bus.) from 15th and 8th Avenue (in front of Starbucks) three times: 11pm, 12am, and 1am with two return trips at 3am and 4am. I think you may have to already have a ticket to ride the bus, so hit up the website for full information and the ticket purchase link.
There's (what seems like) a thousand other options, as well. Find the FYF Calendar for those.
Duane Roggendorff on 10/29/2010 at 07:22 PM in Barracuda, Beer, Brooklyn, BUTT, Calendar, Chelsea, Chelsea Hotel, The, Corey Craig, Dancing, Drag Queens, East Village, Go-go dancers, Halloweenie!, Hiro, Le Poisson Rouge, Meatpacking District, Mister Saturday Night, MoMA, Nightlife Legends, Nowhere Bar, Open bars, Phoenix, The, Rebel, Santos Party House, Snaxx, West Village, Westside Tavern | Permalink | Comments (0)
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As with most holiday weekends, big parties are happening on this one, but I don't mean Alegria or any of its ilk. Instead, this weekend brings us both Click + Drag 3.2 and Bowie Ball, both at Santos Party House and both serious as hell (for parties) about making it a night to remember. Are you good at giving looks? You'll want for no greater trying ground.
Tonight, Snaxx is celebrating Oktoberfest in the best possible way: shoving sausage in your mouth. At the same time, Ryan Smith and Ron Like Hell bring Rocket back as a bar party once again over in Greenpoint, and DJ Steve Travolta lays down his soulful, make-your-body-move mixes at 128 Houston Street, week 2!
Besides the Bowie Ball on Sunday, there's Gant Johnson and Austin Downey's 10/10/10 - Tens Across the Board! at Bedlam (that new bar on Ave. C we've mentioned a couple of times?) inviting you to bring it to the runway and Griffin Sundays giving old school faghag: not necessarily the most photogenic, but always a lot of fun.
Speaking of the young ones, here's a party description I recommend you get in to: "Per usual, CHICKENBEAR is the place to hunt down your ever elusive panthermule, piranhadeer, pandashrimp, et al." Sadly, this party (and the enticing animal combos it promises) is all the way out in San Francisco or I'd make an appearance just to congratulate the organizers on their timeliness. Why timely? It's a very 2010 feeling, kids...the in-between; the not-just-one thing; the multi-layered. In the next few months until it's over, take full advantage!
Also? James Bidgood at Queer/Art/Film Monday! Check the FYF Calendar for...everything.
Paul Short brings SPIT back from the dead tonight - Wednesday, September 29th - and is promoting it with the above video. Watch somewhere private (i.e. - NSFW) and - if you're like me - get a small taste of what about blowing up, popping and bouncing on balloons is appealing to a balloon fetishist. I recommend watching to the end (the last guy kind of takes it there??).
Equally Queer, Les Salonnieres is hosting a secret pool party on the LES (location to be emailed to ticketholders 24 hours before the event) tomorrow night but tickets are nearly sold out and will go off sale in four hours so...jump on it! The event is produced by Queer Art Impact and created by "underground promoter and party-thrower extraordinaire" Adam Aleksander as part of Come As You Are: Celebrate Queer Sex, so...let's celebrate Queer Sex!?
Speaking of celebrating and Queer sex, House of Stank hunk W. Jeremy Pelser celebrates his birthday Thursday night at DJ Nita's "The Opposition" residencey down at Santos Party House. Convenient! More reasons to celebrate! What's not to love?
(Don't forget, check the FYF Calendar for full listings and details for the above events.)
Ok, so tonight's storm might have felt a bit 2012 and stuff, but it wasn't and it's passed by and there's a new party that begins tonight and is from the lovely Suzanne Bartsch and the ONLY ginga-rican, Nueva York's own Desi Santiago, and it's happening up at this new club called Good Units in Hell's Kitchen/Clinton/what ever you want to call it. There'll be shows upon shows upon shows, but a big one will be Kembra Pfahler performing with her band The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black. I've got it on good word that ALL the cute French boys who've just arrived will be hitting this party.
Good Units will also host SuperMartxe when it arrives on these shores, courtesy of Josh Wood Productions, next Saturday, September 25.
Also tonight, Nita Aviance continues his new Thursday residency at Santos Party House with performances by Ab Soto and The Ones. Word is ALL the super cute Banjee boys from L.A. will be up in this piece!
So...if you haven't been keeping up on Facebook/wherever...there's a (VIRULENT!) rumor that Ms. Minogue will make an appearance at the F Word's reactivation at Splash tonight. Personally? It all sounds too much like a PR wet dream, but I look forward to receiving first hand reports/twits/stat updates! Question though...why do these pop princesses ONLY show up at Splash?! Used to be the Roxy was the spot, now it's Splash?! What's the common element here, gayleuths? Give us the tea!
On the opposite side of town and with (perhaps?) a little less edge/crunch, but as much soul/steeping (makes a good tea!), Snaxx at Westside Tavern (Back of the bar, down the stairs...DANCE!) is earthside on its bi-weekly transit.
Just up 8th Avenue, who knew Upright Citizens' Brigade was up so late!? Funny folkster Ben Lerman performs with t h i n s k i n j o n n y. Funny songs is what you'll hear. Funny ha ha. 11:30pm is showtime!
The weekend continues below...
Duane Roggendorff on 05/13/2010 at 08:07 PM in Art, Bar 13, Calendar, Chelsea, Comix NY, Eagle, Elevate, Fashion, Gramercy, Highline Ballroom, Home Sweet Home, Le Royale, Lower East Side, Mister Saturday Night, NoHo, Opening Ceremony, Rush, Sale, Santos Party House, Tribeca, Tribeca Grand, Video, ViG 27, Williamsburg | Permalink | Comments (0)
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...Snaxx returns as if from the heavens (Friday, 10pm, Westside Tavern basement), DJs Bill Coleman and Lina were birthed at F Word where they're The Ones (Friday, 10pm, Rebel), Sparber and Ladosha are giving me a banjee effeck when they Move It (Friday, 11pm, Sugarland), Ricardo Studmuffin brings a dance party to the Eagle (Saturday, 10pm, The Eagle), Amanda Lepore is/is not in CRISIS (Saturday, 10pm, Elevate) Family Function continues to DYS all haters (Saturday, 10pm, Woody's), House's roots are showing at Trippin' on the Moon 4 (Saturday, 10pm, Santos Party House) while its legends continue to age (Danny Krivit's Birthday/718 Sessions - Sunday, 6pm, Santos Party House) and sister homo-pub GAYLETTER enters "midlife" to tunes from Michael Magnan and Telfar (Sunday, 10pm, Hiro),
Other things happening this weekend (and just slightly less obviously gay/cruisy?):
And to all your birthday boys out there, Happy Birthday!
Duane Roggendorff on 04/09/2010 at 02:12 PM in Amanda Lepore, Birthdays, Brooklyn, Cake Shop, Calendar, Chelsea, Chelsea Hotel, The, Dick Dolers, Eagle, East Village, Elevate, Hiro, History, Josh Sparber, Listings, Lower East Side, Queens, Rebel, Santos Party House, Snaxx, Sugarland, Westside Tavern, Williamsburg | Permalink | Comments (0)
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