** RING IN 2009 AT UNION HALL IN PARK SLOPE, BROOKLYN! **
I'll be spinning upstairs & The Mugs will be spinning downstairs! I guarantee it will be awesome -- old skool hip hop, new wave, electro, disco, funk, hair metal -- whatever makes you dance like a fool!
& IT'S ONLY $15!
21+ / Doors open at 9
702 Union Street @ 5th Ave.
Near the R, Q, 2, 3, 4, 5 & F Trains
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Whatever you end up doing, I hope you have a really fun & SAFE New Year's Eve! We have a lot to look forward to in 2009 -- the incoming administration being first & foremost -- & I hope we all get through these trying times without getting too banged up.
OOH & you should go check out the most recent SANDY ACRES SOUND LAB SHOW! Not only is it FOUR HOURS LONG (Gawd help you all) but I also sprinkled all of my favorite hits from 2008 throughout the show. I doubt my picks will surprise you, but there sure was a LOT of great stuff released this year!
Let me share with you the songs that are charming the socks off of me right now:
Friendly Fires feat. Au Revoir Simone -- Paris (Aeroplane Remix)
This one is pure gold. I know I have recently said that ARS are a bit dull. I could change my mind on that though. Or could it be that Friendly Fires brought out the best in them? Maybe, perhaps.
The Kills -- Sour_Cherry
Give this one a listen & do your own version of some sort of sexy ass shake. From first listen I wanted to pick a fight, smack my own ass & make out with the guy next to me. This one's off the chain...I'm not kidding!
& now for some excellent covers:
Florence & the Machine -- Postcards_from_Italy
I keep hearing that Florence & the Machine is the indie critic's darling right now. I'm not quite sure what I think this band yet. Her voice is powerful & almost too much to bear but it's really amazing. This is also my favorite Beirut song -- & it's a surprising & refreshing cover.
Lily Allen -- Womanizer
Ya know, I really like that Lily Allen. I like her voice, I think she turns a phrase quite well & she's just a silly, cute girl. I realize she might be sort of a dipshit but I just don't care. And this cover is, simply put, G-E-N-I-O-U-S.
I hope her record label doesn't get too mad at her for being a little thoughtless & impulsive. She is a kid after all.