If you’re a glutton for punishment and you “enjoy” IHOP, today is your Christmas. IHOP is celebrating “national pancake day” in which you get a free short stack in hopes that you will donate to one of the charities they have collection bins for.
This past weekend an ambitious quest presented itself to me in what became a self-curated, Red Bull-fueled tour of three cities to attend three respective events in three days. Thursday brought me to Burlington for friends and Blockhead, Friday brought me back to Williamsburg for TURRBOTAX®, friends and educators Terrence Parker, Doc Daneeka and Octo Octa, and Saturday took me to New Paltz for JunGALA, friends and Dubbel Dutch and Samo Sound Boy. Needless to say, I spent majority of Sunday catching up on sleep and avoiding checking my bank account balance.
Before I get started in recapping my weekend, be sure to check out the latest mix from Party With Tina and dive into your work week properly.
For this week’s Music Monday, I present you with a random assortment of musical sources of inspiration as to why I brought myself on a bass-driven pilgrimage up North and up and down I-87.
Sorry not sorry for the longest post ever. Happy Monday, hit the jump.
This upcoming Friday and Saturday, WCDB will be celebrating its 34th year of existence at Valentine’s Music Hall. The two-day affair features 14 bands, ticket/merch/vinyl giveaways and live broadcasting from the venue. For more information such as ticket pricing and set times, check over on the Facebook event.
Thanks to WCDB, we’ve got a pair of tickets to giveaway! To enter, leave a comment on this post.
Photo Andrew Franciosa
Common sense: When commenting, use an email that goes to your phone or put your phone number in that box (I’ll text you), I gotta be able to let you know if you’ve won otherwise someone else will be getting your tickets. Don’t enter if you can’t go, etc.
The contest will end tomorrow (Monday) at 11am, so if you’ve entered check your e-mail or phone around then. Don’t sleep on this!
Many of you have explored the depths of that good old YouTube website and I’m sure have found the Twerk Teams videos before. If you haven’t it’s a group of fine young ladies who take videos of their “new age choreography” and upload it onto the internet for everyone to enjoy.
It’s at Irish Mist in Troy, and starts at 9:30. Here’s the official flyer.
Hit the jump to see what it’s all about. (NSFW)
Friday Feb 24
Troy Night Out [fbook]
TNO After Party [fbook]
Company of Thieves at Jillians [fbook]
Secret Release, General Kornwalis and Mr. Kissner, and Datt at the HRCH [fbook]
STAND UP! For the Comedic Arts Fundraiser Show at Waterworks [fbook]
Saturday Feb 25
After The Fall, Caleb Lionheart, Caseracer, & Miss My Chance at Ozone [fbook]
Maija DiGiorgio (Comedy) at Savahannas [fbook]
Hoax, Sqrm, Won’t Belong, No Children and Longcat at Valentines [fbook]
Hungry Hip Hop Junkie In The City at Quintessence w/Nate Da Great, Trumaster, Sev and JB [fbook]
JunGALA w/Dubbel Dutch and Samo Sound Boy in New Paltz [fbook]
suny’s muslim groups spied on by the nypd [tu]
a mom set a pile on clothes on fire an apartment with kids in it then bounced [tu]
bros fight outside of a bro bar in bro central [tu]
polish deli coming to lark (this excites the westchester in me) [tu]
a bill is looking to ban shark fins [tu]
sla releases map to places with liquor licenses (i still want to get 1 drink at every bar on the list — who wants to join) [tu]
the copy shop on state and pearl (next to savahannas) is turning into a vodka bar [tu]
loans approved for a troy bombers [tu]
nys govt to sell surpluses on ebay [tu]
live music tax discussion moved one week to next weds [tu]
my dudes in ‘karate’ getting support from the idiots (i agree too — they’re young and really, really good) [idiotsbeingidiots]
This Saturday, it comes recommended to make the pilgrimage from Albany to New Paltz (it really is just a straight shoot down 87 after all) to catch Dubbel Dutch and Samo Sound Boy play out in celebration of the two-year anniversary of JunGALA at Cabaloosa’s.
Simply put, this booking feels like planets aligned, especially considering that it is a two-year celebration (big ups New Paltz!) and also how last year when Samo was billed to play JunGALA, we were hit with a cancelation due to brutality in the form of Hurricane Irene. Thankfully the good folks involved with JunGALA and Broken Teeth Crew worked out bringing him back around and, no less, at a time when his label Body High is really beginning to turn heads.
Recently, Alexander Wang featured a track from the label’s own DJ Funeral during its runway show (!!!) and next week (Feb. 28) DJ Sliink’s Vibrate EP comes out on Body High! Sliink absolutely did the damn thing in the club last week and I’m stoked to catch Samo, (co-founder of the label alongside Jerome of the LOL Boys) just a week later. Also of note, this will be Dubbel Dutch’s second time gracing JunGALA so you can stop kicking yourself if you missed him play out locally last time (like I’ve been).
Samo Sound Boy, of Trouble & Bass, is a Los Angeles based producer and DJ whose powerful live sets and original productions have brought him to the forefront of today’s global club scene. With his second EP released through Palms Out Sounds, another for Trouble and Bass, and forthcoming remixes for the likes of Tim Dolla, Bassanova, and NGUZUNGUZU, Samo is only getting started spreading his club aesthetic that Chicago journalist Dave Quam described as: “Weird, banging, and beautiful. Like a shortwave radio recording of all the best stations at once.”
Hit the jump below to get better acquainted with Samo Sound Boy!