Get ready for what will probably be my last boat gig of the year: a monster DJ set opening for Bonobo this Friday. This one will be chock full of tunes from dusty crates and weird sources… less traditional reggae and soul, and more esoteric sounds will be in play. Come say goodbye to summer with me!
Friday, September 16 – Aboard the Queen of Hearts – West Houston St. at West St., NY
– $25 – Tickets Here
I’m very proud to present a project I’ve been working on with Glen Pine of The Slackers for the better part of a year. This is his first solo side project and it was a pleasure to produce and play on the tunes for him – we had a ton of fun in the studio kicking out psychedelic jams. If you’re a fan of Mr. Pine, you might know about his obsessions with artists such as Syd Barrett and The Beach Boys. We tried to capture these classic vibes while building on Glen’s stellar arrangements to bring you these songs of summer. Enjoy the demo (it’s a free download) and keep an eye out for us in the forthcoming months. If you’re on Facebook, click here and become a fan.
Click here to download our first release.
Summer has flown by. Between all the shows and parties, I’ve barely had time to breathe. Now it’s time for me to announce two booze cruises. First up, I’ll be playing records between sets for The Pietasters this Friday:
Friday, July 29 – Aboard the Jewel – 2430 FDR Dr, NY
– $25 – Tickets Here
Then on August 20, I’m supporting The Slackers with some big tunes in my crates:
Saturday, August 20 – Aboard the Star of Palm Beach – West Houston St. at West St., NY
– $30 – Tickets Here
… and for anybody wondering what’s going on with me and Ryan, here’s a little leak from our forthcoming second LP:
Thanks to everyone who downloaded and shared the Sublime mix last month. I got a lot of love, and a lot of hate – a sure sign that I tapped a nerve, which is always a success in my eyes. What’s next?
The Big Payback will be going down this Friday at Beauty Bar (Brooklyn) with the inimitable Hahn Solo accompanying me on the decks. You may know him from his work with Dub Is A Weapon; they have a new record out to add to their impressive body of original work and have toured as Lee Perry’s backing band. We’re looking forward to making you dance all night.
Friday, May 6 – Beauty Bar – 921 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY
– No Cover
The Sublime Mix.
I’ve never had this much fun with a mix before. When else have I had an excuse to drop the Minutemen alongside Tenor Saw with bits of a Malcolm McLaren tune creeping in the background? Say what you want about Sublime, but no single group introduced me to more musical styles and eras. I hope in some tiny way, I can show love back by outlining a cross-section of their rich (and poor) musical heritage. All respect due to Bradley and crew.
Download it here.
Next weekend, Bushwick is getting treated to some serious sound murderation. Crazy Baldhead Sound System longside yours truly in the mix, with Kofre, The Hard Time, Rudie Crew, and Jah Love & The Valentinians performing live. The Lake is one of my favorite venues for D.I.Y. punk shows and a great spot to hang out. Hope to see you all there.
Friday, February 25 – The Lake – 258 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Tonight: it’s me spinning between sets by Brooklyn’s own Forthrights and The Pietasters.
Saturday, February 12 – Brooklyn Bowl – 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Come see Let Me Crazy, Ghost Scorpion, and The Frighteners in Bushwick this weekend. I’ll be spinning longside Agent Jay, Grace of Spades and Rata. Surf, soul, reggae, and more! Cheap booze and good times.
Saturday, January 29 – Tea Factory – 175 Stockholm St, Brooklyn, NY
– No Cover
Boom. Be there.
Friday, December 31 – Tea Factory – 175 Stockholm St, Brooklyn, NY
– No Cover
You know what time it is. The Slackers Holiday Show is upon us once again, with special guests Greg Lee (Hepcat) and Jesse Wagner (Aggrolites). Support comes in the form of The Forthrights and The Frighteners (two of my favorite young local bands this year), and I will be spinning nothing but the heaviest cuts all night. It’s an early show for a Saturday, but the afterparty at The Shop nearby will go deep into the night.
Saturday, December 18 – Brooklyn Bowl – 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, December 18 – The Shop – 290 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
… and as for your gift, here it is. Fireplace Soul. Go sip some Hennessy and warm up.