YDH2S Newsletter Sept 20

You Don't Have to Settle

We took a little break after a busy summer but the YDH2S newsletter is back and there’s lots to tell you about….

(This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our Tumblr. The Tumblr will be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Tumblr or read this newsletter on Tumblr, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).

UPCOMING PARTIES

September
Sat 9/20 - Here Comes Your Gloomy (Feeling Gloomy’s Pixies tribute) @ Grand Victory
Sat 9/20 - CRAZY $INCE DA 90$ @ Union Hall
Sun 9/21 - Tiki Disco Season Ender @ the Well
Sun 9/21 - Mr. Sunday @ Industry City
Thurs 9/25 - Fixed presents Lindstrøm w/House of House, JDH & Dave P
Sat 9/27 - Brooklyn Flea Record Fair
Sun 9/28 - Mr. Sunday @ Industry City

October
Sat 10/4 - Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog SING-ALONG and Joss Whedon-Themed Party @ Union Hall
Fri & Sat 10/10-11 - Escape Music Festival w/Girl Talk, Neon Indian, Plastic Plates, Moon Boots, Tesla Boy, Anoraak, JDH & Dave P, more @ Pier 9
Thurs 10/16 - The Brokelyn High Homecoming Dance: Brokelyn’s 5th year anniversary! @ the Bell House
Sat 10/18 - Feeling Gloomy NYC’s 5th Anniversary @ the Grand Victory

Feeling Gloomy

HERE COMES YOUR GLOOMY (Feeling Gloomy pays homage to the Pixies)

Want to feel old? Pixies’ Doolittle came out 25 years ago. Holy crap. If ever there was a band that helped us get through high school, being weird, putting up with Tyler Durden being a dick, and comprehending why bands ever reunite, it’s the Pixies. (Sorry, it’s hard sometimes to drop the “the.”) So for this month’s Feeling Gloomy we thought we’d pay tribute to one of the best pre-indie rock bands.

  •    + DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom will play play armloads of songs by Frank Black, Kim Deal, Joey and David, both together and apart. Plus we’ll delve into our late 80s / early 90s college rock collections and play some of the gloomiest songs from their contemporaries like the Cure, R.E.M., Love and Rockets, the La’s, etc.
  •    + Got a Death to the Pixies T-shirt (or the like)? Wear it and we’ll let you in for $4
  •    + A Pixies-themed cake!

Here Comes Your Gloomy
(Feeling Gloomy pays homage to the Pixies)
w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
Saturday, September 20 @ the Grand Victory
+ 3rd Saturdays every month
Dress to depress
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door / $4 if you’re wearing a Pixies shirt
Facebook event
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter

Crazy Since da 90s

Crazy $ince da 90$

We’re getting crazy again on Saturday night at UNION HALL! Cause uh, DUH, the 90s was only like the raddest decade ever!

We’ll be throwin down all your favorite 90s joints to get you all nostalgic for those awesome times. All the good stuff and maybe some bad stuff. It’s gonna be da bomb and all that. No diggity. No doubt.

DJs: STEFONIX :: BRENDAN :: BIANCA

SPECIAL GUEST: DJ VINYL RICHIE

HIP HOP :: R&B :: HOUSE :: ALTERNATIVE

FREE before 11pm for the first 100 RSVPs
$5 after 11pm or w/o RSVP
RSVP: ticketf.ly/1s2CJOG

**$7 gin & juice drink special all night**

Crazy Since da 90s
w/DJs Stefonix, Brendan, Bianca & Vinyl Richie
Saturday, September 20 @ Union Hall
702 Union St, Park Slope, Brooklyn
R to Union / Everything to Atlantic Terminal

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Sing-Along

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog SING-ALONG and Joss Whedon-Themed Party

This show is so popular we already sold out! But don’t fear, we added a 2nd show at midnight: http://www.unionhallny.com/event/685659

Your application to the Evil League of Evil has been received and you (and your henchpeople) are invited to Union Hall for our Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Sing-Along and Whedonverse Party to sing along to the musical based on our newest member, Dr. Horrible! We’ll be showing Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog in its entirety with all the lyrics on screen so everyone can sing along together to their favorite songs. Come in costume as your super villain (or hero) alter ego or as your favorite character from the Whedonverse! Throughout the event we’ll have contests, prizes and surprises to make the night even more horrible…we mean, memorable.

Featuring:

  • Dr. Horrible and Whedon-themed contests and trivia with cool (and evil) prizes like memorabilia from across the Whedonverse, Evil League of Evil membership cards, free drinks and gift cards for frozen yogurt!
  • Drinking games paired with the movie so you can sing-along AND drink-along!
  • Audition for the Evil League of Evil! Impress Bad Horse with your original super villain costume!
  • Show your love of the Whedonverse and dress up as a character from one of his TV shows or movies like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Angel, Dr. Horrible, Dollhouse, or The Avengers…if Whedon is in the credits it’s fair game!
  • Our bartender has a Ph.D. in Horribleness…and awesome cocktails! We’ve got themed drinks like the Wonderflonium, Moist’s Lemonade, the Freeze Ray, and more!
  • Soundtrack and jams provided by our Henchman Union-certified DJ, DJ BRIAN BLACKOUT!

Presented by New York Comic Con’s New York Super Week and Secret Formula

ABOUT NEW YORK SUPER WEEK
New York Super Week – a first of its kind pop culture festival. With different pop culture themed experiences happening in every corner of the City – including concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, food tastings and more – New York Super Week brings the entire universe of popular culture to every corner of all five boroughs of New York City.

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog SING-ALONG and Joss Whedon-Themed Party
Saturday, October 4 @ Union Hall
702 Union St, Park Slope, Brooklyn
R to Union / Everything to Atlantic Terminal
FB Event

For more info, visit: newyorkcomiccon.com/New-York-Super-Week

Brokelyn High Homecoming Dance

Brokelyn High Homecoming Dance
Celebrating 5 Years of Brokelyn

Brokelyn is turning 5 and we’re taking you back to high school to celebrate!

Join us and principal Scott Rogowsky (of Running Late) at the Bell House for a night of dancing, awkward school photos, games, comedy, music, and a sweet raffle featuring hundreds of dollars in prizes from around Brooklyn, including A BRAND NEW BIKE FROM Ride Brooklyn!! Also featuring special guest homecoming committee member Danny Tamberelli (of Manboobs Comedy and Little Pete from Nickelodeon’s “The Adventures of Pete and Pete!”)

Homecoming activities include:

  • Shaking your body to classic school dance tunes with DJ Brian Blackout
  • A Brooklyn words spelling bee (with prizes!)
  • The Hot for Teacher dance off (also with prizes!)
  • Crowning the gender-neutral Brokecoming king and queen (with crowns!)
  • Free awkward high school pictures photobooth

And even though it’s our birthday, we want to give YOU presents, so the Best of Brooklyn raffle will include:

  • $100 towards a tattoo at NYHC Tattoos
  • 4 passes to TrivWorks‘ next Pat Kiernan-hosted event
  • $100 to spend at Film Biz Recycling (and an absurd naked man statue from them too)
  • A new helmet and a tune up from Bicycle Roots
  • Dinner for 2 at Water Table
  • And did we mention: a BRAND NEW BIKE?!?

And much more yet to come!

Brokelyn High Homecoming Dance
Celebrating 5 Years of Brokelyn

Thursday, October 16 @ the Bell House
149 7th St, Gowanus, Bk
F/G/R to 4th-9th
$12 cover - 8pm til late

[All proceeds from the party go to the Brokelyn Writers’ fund and to help keep Brokelyn going for another 5 years and beyond]

More info

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YDH2S Newsletter August 8

You Don't Have to Settle

It’s time for another edition of the YDH2S newsletter, where we give you the scoop on a ton of dance parties that we put on ourselves or think you’ll want to hit up.

We’ve reached the height of the summer, and we’re doing one last backyard party, this week at the Diamond in Greenpoint. We’re going to be throwing a party Weekend at Bernie’s-style so definitely come check us out - go here.

(This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our Tumblr. The Tumblr will be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Tumblr or read this newsletter on Tumblr, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).

UPCOMING PARTIES

August
Fri 8/8 - Full Moon Fest w/JDH & Fave P, many more @ Governor’s Island
Fri 8/8 - Rinsed: Surveillance w/Julio Bashmore @ mystery location, BK
Sat 8/9 - You Don’t Have to Settle presents WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S 2 @ the Diamond
Sat 8/9 - Crazy Since da 90s @ Union Hall
Sat 8/9 - No Tears @ Friends & Lovers
Fri 8/15 - Brooklyn New Beat w/Jacques Renault, Will Eastman @ Bossa Nova Civic Club
Sat 8/16 - Feeling Gloomy @ Grand Victory
Tues 8/19 - Röyksopp @ Output
Sat 8/23 - DFA Summer Soiree w/Holy Ghost!, Nancy Whang @ the Wick

Ongoing
Every Thursday - Air a Danser

YDH2S presents WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S 2

YOU DON’T HAVE TO SETTLE presents WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S 2

*Last edition of the summer @ The Diamond, Greenpoint

It’s summertime and that means only one thing: using voodoo to resurrect dead guys who move to music, use them to find 2 million dollars, and maybe do some conga dancing along the way. We’re short the 2 million dollars, so we’re just going to celebrate one of our favorite summer movies by dancing around in the sun with some dead guys to our favorite tropical-sounding music and call it even.

Last time was a hell of a good time. It looked like this.

with Djs

Mister Disco (Happy House)

Brian Blackout (Head On)

Lepaux (Head On)

DJ DR MR

  •    + Live dead Bernie! I mean…there will be at least one dead guy there, for you to, um, dance with.
  •    + If we stop the music, you have to die. And you’d best slowly come back to life when the music comes back. Basically your typical Saturday in Greenpoint.
  •    + Recommended dress attire: Hawaiian shirts, white slacks, sunglasses, sideways baseball caps, windbreakers, shorts with sport coats, accountant attire circa 1993, bikinis, snorkel gear, flowery tops, anything you’d wear in a conga line
  •    + We’ll all do our best not to get sunburnt. Use protection.
  •    + FOOD!
    While the music kicks off at 6, at 4pm Garvey’s Ghost Dog will be setting up shop and serving their phenomenal hot dogs for $5, including roasted plantains, pickled calooloos, and roti flatbread.

You Don’t Have to Settle presents
WEEKEND AT BERNIE’S 2

Saturday, August 9th @ the Diamond
43 Franklin St, Greenpoint, Bk.
G to Nassau / L to Bedfordh
6:30-11pm
no cover
Facebook event
YDH2S on Facebook
@YDH2S
Pics from our last time at the Diamond

Feeling Gloomy

FEELING GLOOMY salutes the GORGEOUS LADIES OF GLOOM

Men are very good at being miserable, it’s true. Yet, truthfully, we tend to focus on the miserable men of the world far too much, and give short shrift to a group we care about very much here at Feeling Gloomy HQ: miserable ladies. Yes it was women who perfected running mascara, who championed weeping when men were afraid to tread, who wrestled with ennui, who probably feel more feels than any man.

So this month we want to pay special tribute to the GORGEOUS LADIES OF GLOOM (we watched a lot of professional wrestling as children, sorry). So we will be focusing on all the GLOGs of the musical rainbow, and just about anything that makes GLOGs either happy, or in equal turns, miserable.

  •    + Your favorite depressed DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom will be playing the best sad yet danceable songs by and about women. Songs about being embarrassed about being sad, men treating their lovers wrong, and of course, crying your heart out.
  •    + Because we’re an equal opportunity dance party and because this is no normal “ladies night,” any human dressed as a GLOG will get in for a dollar off. Ladies, be yourselves. Men, consider being a lady for the evening. We hear it’s quite nice. In any case you can save a buck instead of paying $6 like a chump.

Feeling Gloomy salutes the Gorgeous Ladies of Gloom
w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
Saturday, August 16 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door / $5 if a lady or dressed as one
Facebook event
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter

Crazy Since da 90s

Crazy Since da 90s

Crazy Since da 90s is all about the drop top / windows down / 2 miles an hour so everyone sees you summertime joints that’ll get you all wet and wild like that backyard slip n slide.

Feel the vibrations tonight and get funky as we take you on a fantastic voyage through your favorite decade of all time.

So come crash our house party, sip on that gin & juice, and jump jump!

DJs: STEFONIX :: BRENDAN :: BIANCA

FREE before 11pm for the first 100 RSVPs
$5 after 11pm or w/o RSVP
RSVP: bit.ly/csd90saugust

**$7 gin & juice drink special all night**

Crazy Since da 90s
w/DJs Stefonix, Brendan, Bianca & Raichous
Saturday, August 9 @ Union Hall
702 Union St, Park Slope, Brooklyn
R to Union / Everything to Atlantic Terminal

Air a Danser

AIR A DANSER

Air a Danser -
Every Thursday
5pm

Laid back music selections by :
Matt Brownell & Steve ShakeWell

Air a Danser is:
An “All Filler, No Killer” get together, featuring the sounds of :
- relieving the turnstile stress, smooth operating, hot sax, tranquillo, and other urban beach bar vibes
@
Battery Harris
http://www.batteryharris.com/

Happy Hr Specials til 7pm
- $ 3 select drafts
- $ 4 well
- $ 10 burger & beer
+
**Frozen Balearic Breezes
…our own signature rum drink, a take on Steve’s bay breeze
+
a tasty Caribbean themed menu

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YDH2S Newsletter 7/18

You Don't Have to Settle

It’s time for another edition of the YDH2S newsletter, where we give you the scoop on a ton of dance parties that we put on ourselves or think you’ll want to hit up.

We’re midway through July and summer rolls on. We’re continuing to get our newsletter our biweekly, and as we move forward we’ll be ramping that up even more to bring you more info on where to go dancing. Also don’t forget we’re throwing our weekly outdoor party on sundays at Quarter Bar, so be sure to check it out.

(This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our Tumblr. The Tumblr will be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Tumblr or read this newsletter on Tumblr, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).

UPCOMING PARTIES

July
Fri 7/18 - House Party (Small Black, Ejecta) @ Glasslands
Sat 7/19 - Feeling Gloomy Cares about the 80s @ Grand Victory
Sat 7/19 - Crazy since da 90s @ Union Hall
Sun 7/20 - You Don’t Have to Settle presents Robots at the Beach @ Quarter Bar
Thurs 7/31 - Zeitgeist (Goldroom + more) @ Verboten

August
Fri 8/1 - Justin Miller / Justin Strauss @ Output Panther Room
Fri 8/1 - Neon Indian (DJ) @ Cameo Gallery
Sat 8/2 - Tiki Disco @ Output Rooftop
Sat 8/2 - Warm Up w/Simian Mobile Disco, Daniele Baldelli, Charanjit Singh @ P.S. 1
Sat 8/2 - Simian Mobile Disco, JDH & Dave P @ Cameo Gallery
Fri 8/8 - Full Moon Fest (Delorean, Penguin Prison, JDH & Fave P, etc) @ Governor’s Island
Sat 8/16 - Feeling Gloomy - Gorgeous Ladies of Gloom @ Grand Victory

Ongoing
Every Thursday - Air a Danser
Every Sunday - You Don’t Have to Settle presents @ Quarter Bar

FEATURED PARTIES

Feeling Gloomy

FEELING GLOOMY Cares about the 80s

Here at Feeling Gloomy NYC, we love dancing with tears in our eyes. In fact, that’s pretty much the entirety of what we love. So the 80s, being the decade in which someone could actually write a song entitled “Dancing with Tears in Our Eyes” (thanks Ultravox!) and have it be a hit, is one of our favorites. Put some keening vocals about something morose over some synthesizers and big booming drums and that pretty much sums up the decade. Sometimes it seems like nobody cares about the 80s, what with their 90s revivals or their 00s reunions. Well, Feeling Gloomy cares. Caring is one of our strong suits! So, we’re going to pay special attention to the 80s, and not only the Smiths, New Order, Depeche Mode and the Cure, we’re going to get down to brass tacks with Visage, The The, Prefab Sprout, Tones on Tail, the Wake, Romeo Void, Eurythmics, Soft Cell, Yaz, Bronski Beat maybe even a little Q Lazzarus. You’d best be prepared.

We’re also bringing in an extra-special guest DJ this month: Michael Grace Jr. of two of NYC’s gloomiest bands, My Favorite and the Secret History will take us all to heights of dancing while crying that we had not previously achieved. Seeing as how My Favorite released “The Last New Wave Record” 20 years ago, we figured this would be a good time to introduce you to his knowledge of all things gloomy.

  •    + Dramatic readings of 80s lyrics as teenage poetry (because they are, dammit)
  •    + Special guest DJ Michael Grace Jr (My Favorite / the Secret History)
  •    + Your favorite depressed DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom playing armloads of the best and saddest synthpop, new wave, cold wave, and post-punk from and inspired by the 80s, plus all your favorite anglophilic, gloomy faves

Feeling Gloomy Cares about the 80s
w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom + guest DJ Michael Grace Jr
Saturday, July 18 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door
Facebook event
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter

Crazy since da 90s

CRAZY SINCE DA 90s

We’re getting crazy again on Saturday night at UNION HALL! Cause uh, DUH, the 90s was only like the raddest decade ever!

We’ll be throwin down all your favorite 90s joints to get you all nostalgic for those awesome times. All the good stuff and maybe some bad stuff. It’s gonna be da bomb and all that. No diggity. No doubt.

DJs: STEFONIX :: BRENDAN :: BIANCA

SPECIAL GUEST DJ:
SURE SHOT
http://sureshotnyc.com

HIP HOP :: R&B :: HOUSE :: ALTERNATIVE

FREE before 11pm for the first 100 RSVPs
$5 after 11pm or w/o RSVP
RSVP: bit.ly/csd90sjuly

**$7 Gin & Juice drink special all night**

YDH2S presents ROBOTS AT THE BEACH

YOU DON’T HAVE TO SETTLE presents ROBOTS AT THE BEACH

You might be thinking that robots don’t like the beach, but you’d be dead wrong. Just like us, they like to lie in the sun, play frisbee, frolic in the surf, drink nutcrackers and “hidden” beers and annihilate humankind. So we’re celebrating our future robot overlords with a party dedicated to them going to the beach. Hopefully they won’t rust and save all of humanity from their future uprisings…

Dope Werewolf

Brendan (Crazy since da 90s)

Lepaux (Head On)

  • We will be spinning some extra robotic jams. We spin beachy jams every week so this is the only part that is in any way unusual.
  • We will festoon the already delightful backyard at Quarter Bar with stupid Summer knickknacks
  • We’ll all do our best not to get sunburnt. Use protection.

This Summer, You Don’t Have to Settle is going to be throwing an outdoor dance party every Sunday. Every week we’ll bring you the best Summer songs so you can show off your Summer dance moves with Summer drinks in your Summer goddamned hands. Each week will be a special snowflake of a party with its own spectacular theme. This week?

You Don’t Have to Settle presents
ROBOTS AT THE BEACH

Sunday, July 20 @ Quarter Bar
676 5th Ave. in Brooklyn
D/N/R to Prospect / F/G to 4th-9th
3pm til it gets dark
no cover
Facebook event
YDH2S on Facebook
@YDH2S
More info on our weekly summer parties

Air a Danser

AIR A DANSER

Air a Danser -
Every Thursday
5pm

Laid back music selections by :
Matt Brownell & Steve ShakeWell

Air a Danser is:
An “All Filler, No Killer” get together, featuring the sounds of :
- relieving the turnstile stress, smooth operating, hot sax, tranquillo, and other urban beach bar vibes
@
Battery Harris
http://www.batteryharris.com/

Happy Hr Specials til 7pm
- $ 3 select drafts
- $ 4 well
- $ 10 burger & beer
+
**Frozen Balearic Breezes
…our own signature rum drink, a take on Steve’s bay breeze
+
a tasty Caribbean themed menu

♥ 1 → 2 months ago

YDH2S Newsletter July 6

You Don't Have to Settle

It’s time for another edition of the YDH2S newsletter, where we give you the scoop on a ton of dance parties that we put on ourselves or think you’ll want to hit up.

July is here and - it’s time for another You Don’t Have to Settle newsletter. Starting this edition, we’re going to separate featured parties (some of which we put on ourselves) out with descriptions, but we’ll give you links to many more. And don’t forget we’re throwing our weekly outdoor party on sundays at Quarter Bar, so be sure to check that out.

(This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our Tumblr. The Tumblr will be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Tumblr or read this newsletter on Tumblr, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).

UPCOMING PARTIES

July
Sun 7/6 - You Don’t Have to Settle presents SLOOOOOOWWWWWW MOTIONNNNNN @ Quarter Bar
Thurs 7/10 - Hot Chip @ Verboten
Fri 7/11 - Five Years of Let’s Play House @ Rough Trade Shop
Sat 7/12 - Sharegroove @ Starvue Loft
Sat 7/12 - Sarava @ Lot45
Sun 7/13 - You Don’t Have to Settle presents PURE MOVES (a pure moods dance party) @ Quarter Bar
Sat 7/19 - Feeling Gloomy Cares about the 80s @ Grand Victory
Sat 7/19 - Crazy since da 90s @ Union Hall

Ongoing
Every Thursday - Air a Danser
Every Sunday - You Don’t Have to Settle presents @ Quarter Bar

YDH2S presents SLOOOWWW MOTIONNN

YOU DON’T HAVE TO SETTLE presents SLOOOWWW MOTIONNN

This Summer, You Don’t Have to Settle is going to be throwing an outdoor dance party every Sunday. Every week we’ll bring you the best Summer songs so you can show off your Summer dance moves with Summer drinks in your Summer goddamned hands. Each week will be a special snowflake of a party with its own spectacular theme. This week?

As Summer heats up, we’re slowing down. We’re studiously watching Baywatch reruns over and over again, so we can get Summer JUST right. And Summer is all about slow motion, because if you don’t slow down, before you know it, it’s effing Autumn already. So let’s take some sips of a beverage and slow it down. We’ll keep you safe from sharks and normal speed with music by DJs

Brian Blackout

DJ DR MR

+ guest DJ
Mister Disco (Happy House)

  • We’ll be spinning slow jams, indie jams, italo disco jams, electropop jams, just generally all the of jams. All of them.
  • We will festoon the already delightful backyard at Quarter Bar with stupid Summer knickknacks
  • We will hold a no-holds-barred slow motion relay race. Slowest team wins. Extra points if you have massive chest hair and/or a red one-piece bathing suit
  • We’ll all do our best not to get sunburnt. Use protection.

You Don’t Have to Settle presents
SLOOOWWW MOTIONNN

Sunday, July 6 @ Quarter Bar
676 5th Ave. in Brooklyn
D/N/R to Prospect / F/G to 4th-9th
3pm til it gets dark
no cover
Facebook event
YDH2S on Facebook
@YDH2S
More info on our weekly summer parties

Feeling Gloomy

FEELING GLOOMY Cares about the 80s

Here at Feeling Gloomy NYC, we love dancing with tears in our eyes. In fact, that’s pretty much the entirety of what we love. So the 80s, being the decade in which someone could actually write a song entitled “Dancing with Tears in Our Eyes” (thanks Ultravox!) and have it be a hit, is one of our favorites. Put some keening vocals about something morose over some synthesizers and big booming drums and that pretty much sums up the decade. Sometimes it seems like nobody cares about the 80s, what with their 90s revivals or their 00s reunions. Well, Feeling Gloomy cares. Caring is one of our strong suits! So, we’re going to pay special attention to the 80s, and not only the Smiths, New Order, Depeche Mode and the Cure, we’re going to get down to brass tacks with Visage, The The, Prefab Sprout, Tones on Tail, the Wake, Romeo Void, Eurythmics, Soft Cell, Yaz, Bronski Beat maybe even a little Q Lazzarus. You’d best be prepared.

We’re also bringing in an extra-special guest DJ this month: Michael Grace Jr. of two of NYC’s gloomiest bands, My Favorite and the Secret History will take us all to heights of dancing while crying that we had not previously achieved. Seeing as how My Favorite released “The Last New Wave Record” 20 years ago, we figured this would be a good time to introduce you to his knowledge of all things gloomy.

  •    + Dramatic readings of 80s lyrics as teenage poetry (because they are, dammit)
  •    + Special guest DJ Michael Grace Jr (My Favorite / the Secret History)
  •    + Your favorite depressed DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom playing armloads of the best and saddest synthpop, new wave, cold wave, and post-punk from and inspired by the 80s, plus all your favorite anglophilic, gloomy faves

Feeling Gloomy Cares about the 80s
w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom + guest DJ Michael Grace Jr
Saturday, July 18 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door
Facebook event
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter

YDH2S presents PURE MOVES

YOU DON’T HAVE TO SETTLE presents PURE MOVES

This Summer, You Don’t Have to Settle is going to be throwing an outdoor dance party every Sunday. Every week we’ll bring you the best Summer songs so you can show off your Summer dance moves with Summer drinks in your Summer goddamned hands. Each week will be a special snowflake of a party with its own spectacular theme. This week?

Years and years of hitting up Natural Wonders stores in the mall for power crystals, weird VHS tapes, wolf t-shirts and new age music have warped us. We decided let’s throw a party dedicated to what must be one of the most ridiculous and soporiffic compilations of all time: PURE MOODS.

with DJs

Brian Blackout

Spoolwork

Brendan

Lepaux

  • First we will read your aura, then we will please your aura with jams. Nu age Celtic jams, Gregorian chanting over Ibiza hip hop beats, jams with pan flutes all over the damn place, synthy spiritual jams that make you think of waterfalls. That, plus all of our favorite impure summer jams, because we are simply not that pure.
  • We will festoon the already delightful backyard at Quarter Bar with stupid Summer knickknacks
  • We will be celebrating Brian Blackout’s birthday, as it is the day he found himself here on our earth mother
  • If you own a three wolf moon t-shirt, or anything with whales or sea turtles, now is the time. Seize the wolf.
  • We’ll all do our best not to get sunburnt. Use protection.

You Don’t Have to Settle presents
PURE MOVES (a pure moods dance party)

Sunday, July 6 @ Quarter Bar
676 5th Ave. in Brooklyn
D/N/R to Prospect / F/G to 4th-9th
3pm til it gets dark
no cover
Facebook event
YDH2S on Facebook
@YDH2S
More info on our weekly summer parties

Air a Danser

AIR A DANSER

Air a Danser -
Every Thursday
5pm

Laid back music selections by :
Matt Brownell & Steve ShakeWell

Air a Danser is:
An “All Filler, No Killer” get together, featuring the sounds of :
- relieving the turnstile stress, smooth operating, hot sax, tranquillo, and other urban beach bar vibes
@
Battery Harris
http://www.batteryharris.com/

Happy Hr Specials til 7pm
- $ 3 select drafts
- $ 4 well
- $ 10 burger & beer
+
**Frozen Balearic Breezes
…our own signature rum drink, a take on Steve’s bay breeze
+
a tasty Caribbean themed menu

→ 2 months ago

YDH2S Newsletter June 25

You Don't Have to Settle

It’s time for another edition of the YDH2S newsletter, where we give you the scoop on a ton of dance parties that we put on ourselves or think you’ll want to hit up.

As we’ve been saying, we’re changing things up as we go, this being our second newsletter of June, as we cover more and more parties. Also, this week marks the launch of our new weekly outdoor party at Quarter Bar, so be sure to check that out.

(This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our Tumblr. The Tumblr will be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Tumblr or read this newsletter on Tumblr, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).

UPCOMING PARTIES

June
Fri 6/27 - HEAD ON: Prince vs. Bowie @ Littlefield
Sun 6/29 - You Don’t Have to Settle presents YACHT @ Quarter Bar

July
Fri 7/4 - 4th of July Fireworks Comeback @ the Diamond
Sun 7/6 - You Don’t Have to Settle presents SLOOOOOOWWWWWW MOTIONNNNNN @ Quarter Bar
Sun 7/13 - You Don’t Have to Settle presents PURE MOVES (a pure moods dance party) @ Quarter Bar
Sat 7/19 - Feeling Gloomy Cares about the 80s @ Grand Victory

Ongoing
Every Thursday - Air a Danser
Every Sunday - You Don’t Have to Settle presents @ Quarter Bar

YDH2S presents YACHT

YOU DON’T HAVE TO SETTLE presents YACHT (a dance party, not the band)

This Summer, You Don’t Have to Settle is going to be throwing an outdoor dance party every Sunday. Every week we’ll bring you the best Summer songs so you can show off your Summer dance moves with Summer drinks in your Summer goddamned hands. Each week will be a special snowflake of a party with its own spectacular theme. This week?

YACHT. We love it all: the boats, the rock, the band, and maybe most of all the wearing stuff with cute little anchor patterns and palm fronds all over it. And we’re not just saying that because Michael McDonald is in town. Put on your most nautical attire (unbutton that shirt, gentlemen, as Misters Loggins and Messina demonstrate), grab a dark and stormy, work on your best Michael McDonald impressions, and dance out in the sun with your captains:

Brian Blackout

Dope Werewolf

Lepaux

& DJ DR MR

  • We’ll be spinning yacht rock (duh), soft rock, indie rock, disco, electro, synthpop, and all the jams
  • We will festoon the already delightful backyard at Quarter Bar with stupid nautical knickknacks
  • A fierce Michael McDonald impression contest will be held. What fools believe they can win?
  • We’ll all do our best not to get sunburnt. Use protection.

You Don’t Have to Settle presents
Y A C H T

(the dance party, not the band)
Sunday, June 29 @ Quarter Bar
676 5th Ave. in Brooklyn
D/N/R to Prospect / F/G to 4th-9th
3pm til it gets dark
no cover
Facebook event
YDH2S on Facebook
@YDH2S
More info on our weekly summer parties

4th of July Fireworks Comeback

4TH OF JULY Fireworks Comeback

Local blog Greenpointers has put together a killer backyard party at Greenpoint’s Diamond bar. There’s a cookout first with food from Brewla Bars, Yeah Dawg Vegan Hot Dogs + other MEATY STUFF. Afterwards, a lineup of YDH2S DJs will be there to help you celebrate ‘Merica, and the return of the fireworks to Brooklyn, in style.

4th of July Fireworks Comeback
w/DJs Brian Blackout, Dope Werewolf + DJ DR MR
Friday, July 4th @ the Diamond’s backyard
43 Franklin St, Greenpoint, Bk
G to Nassau / L to Bedford
Cookout 3-6, dancing 7-11
no cover!
Facebook event

YDH2S presents SLOOOWWW MOTIONNN

YOU DON’T HAVE TO SETTLE presents SLOOOWWW MOTIONNN

This Summer, You Don’t Have to Settle is going to be throwing an outdoor dance party every Sunday. Every week we’ll bring you the best Summer songs so you can show off your Summer dance moves with Summer drinks in your Summer goddamned hands. Each week will be a special snowflake of a party with its own spectacular theme. This week?

As Summer heats up, we’re slowing down. We’re studiously watching Baywatch reruns over and over again, so we can get Summer JUST right. And Summer is all about slow motion, because if you don’t slow down, before you know it, it’s effing Autumn already. So let’s take some sips of a beverage and slow it down. We’ll keep you safe from sharks and normal speed with music by DJs

Brian Blackout

DJ DR MR

+ guest DJ
Mister Disco (Happy House)

  • We’ll be spinning slow jams, indie jams, italo disco jams, electropop jams, just generally all the of jams. All of them.
  • We will festoon the already delightful backyard at Quarter Bar with stupid Summer knickknacks
  • We will hold a no-holds-barred slow motion relay race. Slowest team wins. Extra points if you have massive chest hair and/or a red one-piece bathing suit
  • We’ll all do our best not to get sunburnt. Use protection.

You Don’t Have to Settle presents
SLOOOWWW MOTIONNN

Sunday, July 6 @ Quarter Bar
676 5th Ave. in Brooklyn
D/N/R to Prospect / F/G to 4th-9th
3pm til it gets dark
no cover
Facebook event
YDH2S on Facebook
@YDH2S
More info on our weekly summer parties

Air a Danser

AIR A DANSER

Air a Danser -
Every Thursday
5pm

Laid back music selections by :
Matt Brownell & Steve ShakeWell

Air a Danser is:
An “All Filler, No Killer” get together, featuring the sounds of :
- relieving the turnstile stress, smooth operating, hot sax, tranquillo, and other urban beach bar vibes
@
Battery Harris
http://www.batteryharris.com/

Happy Hr Specials til 7pm
- $ 3 select drafts
- $ 4 well
- $ 10 burger & beer
+
**Frozen Balearic Breezes
…our own signature rum drink, a take on Steve’s bay breeze
+
a tasty Caribbean themed menu

→ 3 months ago

YDH2S Newsletter June 13

You Don't Have to Settle

It’s time for another edition of the YDH2S newsletter, where we give you the scoop on a ton of dance parties that we put on ourselves or think you’ll want to hit up.

We’re going to be expanding this newsletter in the coming weeks, so expect more parties and probably more frequent newsletters too. As such there’s a ton going on in June so continue on for the parties.

(This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our Tumblr. The Tumblr will be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Tumblr or read this newsletter on Tumblr, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).

UPCOMING PARTIES

June
Fri 6/13 - The Rebirth of Happy House @ Tandem
Sat 6/14 - Crazy Since da 90s 3rd Anniversary @ Union Hall
Sat 6/14 - Sharegroove 10th Anniversary @ Starvue Loft
Sat 6/21 - Feeling Gloomy gets Morrissey FOMO @ Grand Victory
Fri 6/27 - HEAD ON: Prince vs. Bowie @ Littlefield
Sun 6/29 - You Don’t Have to Settle's weekly daytime disco @ Quarter Bar

The Future
Fri 7/4 - Brian Blackout & pals spinning outdoors @ Diamond Bar
Sat 7/19 - The Gorgeous Ladies of Gloom @ Grand Victory

Ongoing
Every Thursday - Air a Danser

Feeling Gloomy

The Rebirth of HAPPY HOUSE

Four years ago, we created something pretty awesome in south Brooklyn. From The Bell House and Union Hall to Le Poisson Rouge and whatever gypsy bars would let us play music, we were fortunate enough to groove with so many of you. It’s almost been a year since we last played, but we’re anxious to dance with you again.

In short: come dressed to sweat and let your freak flag fly. We’ll make sure that no matter what you’re into, we’ll have something for that disco booty of yours. (Unless that “something” is dubstep. We digress.)

HAPPY HOUSE
with musical ambassadors Mister Disco & Brian Blackout
Friday, June 13 @ Tandem
236 Troutman St, Bushwick, Brooklyn
L train to Jefferson
10:30pm - 4am
No cover!
Facebook event

Crazy Since da 90s

CRAZY SINCE DA 90s 3rd Anniversary

We’re gonna adjust the bass and let the alpine blast on Saturday night at UNION HALL! Cause it’s our 3 year anniversary and cause it’s finally SUMMER SUMMER SUMMERTIME! You can’t deny that the 90s was only like the raddest decade ever so we’re gonna keep it fresher than fresh for you tonight.

We’ll be throwin down all your favorite 90s joints to get you all nostalgic for those awesome times. All the good stuff and maybe some bad stuff. It’s gonna be da bomb and all that. No diggity. No doubt.

DJs:: STEFONIX :: BRENDAN :: BIANCA

FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST DJ ::
DJ RAICHOUS (http://djraichous.com)

HIP HOP :: R&B :: HOUSE :: ALTERNATIVE

FREE before 11pm for the first 100 RSVPs
RSVP:bit.ly/3year90s
$5 w/o RSVP or after 11pm

**$7 Gin & Juice drink special all night**

Crazy Since da 90s 3rd Anniversary
w/DJs Stefonix, Brendan, Bianca & Raichous
Saturday, June 14 @ Union Hall
702 Union St, Park Slope, Brooklyn
R to Union / Everything to Atlantic Terminal

Feeling Gloomy

SHAREGROOVE 10th Anniversary

Celebrate 10yrs of Sharegroove with DJ’s Duckcomb & ShakeWell bringing it on the Klipsh sound system !

Special opening/warm up set from:
BiLla (A/V Club, Dulcet Collective/ Philly)

Only $5 b4 midnight // $10 after

BYO - cups & ice available

for the address, email: sharegroovedjs@gmail.com

Space is somewhat limited, we encourage arriving earlier than later.
No reentry after 4am.

The space is located in Bushwick - steps to L-Jefferson stop

Saturday June 14th
TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY
SHAREGROOVE
@Starvue Loft
L to Jefferson
Only $5 b4 midnight // $10 after
Facebook Event

Feeling Gloomy

FEELING GLOOMY gets MORRISSEY FOMO

We all heard the news, Morrissey cancelled his whole dang tour. Of course he did. We had been planning on spending the evening reveling in the misery of missing the show, but now we can ALL do that, even those of us who had the cheddar to afford those ticket prices.

As such, if you can show the door person your Morrissey ticket, we’ll let you in for half off! Fate giveth, and fate taketh away…

AS YOU WERE:

Well, we’re doing a Feeling Gloomy the exact same night that Morrissey plays the Barclays Center. Some of us have seen him live, some haven’t, but none of us wanted to pay the mega-high cover charge to see him in the equivalent of a giant arena, so… we didn’t get tickets. And now we have FOMO.

WTF is FOMO you ask? For those not into internet abbreviating lingo it means Fear Of Missing Out. Like, we didn’t get tickets, but we’re also very concerned we’ve missed a life-changingly gloomy experience. So we have one course of action:

THROW A GIGANTIC MORRISSEY-THEMED DANCE PARTY!! (with)

  •    + a Morrissey Soul(less) Train (exactly what it sounds like)
  •    + a bad poetry contest & recital
  •    + Morrissey-themed baked goods
  •    + Morrissey/Smiths concert footage projected onto your writhing, dancing, oscillating wildly bodies
  •    + Your favorite depressed DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom playing a lorry full of Morrissey & Smiths songs, plus all your favorite anglophilic, gloomy faves

Feeling Gloomy Gets Morrissey FOMO
w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
Saturday, June 21 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door
Facebook event
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter

Air a Danser

AIR A DANSER

Air a Danser -
Every Thursday
5pm

Laid back music selections by :
Matt Brownell & Steve ShakeWell

Air a Danser is:
An “All Filler, No Killer” get together, featuring the sounds of :
- relieving the turnstile stress, smooth operating, hot sax, tranquillo, and other urban beach bar vibes
@
Battery Harris
http://www.batteryharris.com/

Happy Hr Specials til 7pm
- $ 3 select drafts
- $ 4 well
- $ 10 burger & beer
+
**Frozen Balearic Breezes
…our own signature rum drink, a take on Steve’s bay breeze
+
a tasty Caribbean themed menu

dancing nyc brooklyn djs → 3 months ago

YDH2S Newsletter - May 16

You Don't Have to Settle

It’s time for another edition of the YDH2S newsletter, where we give you the scoop on a ton of dance parties that we put on ourselves or think you’ll want to hit up. This edition is absolute jam-packed as we’re expanding our listings. Expect every edition to get a little bit bigger.

(This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our Tumblr. The Tumblr will be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Tumblr or read this newsletter on Tumblr, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).

UPCOMING PARTIES

May
Fri. 5/16 - HEAD ON: Brooklyn vs. Manhattan @ the Bell House
Sat. 5/17 - Bill Murray Is Feeling Awfully Gloomy @ the Grand Victory
Sat. 5/17 - Crazy Since da 90s @ Union Hall

Upcoming
6/7 - Footwerq @ Trophy Bar
6/14 - The Rebirth of Happy House @ Tandem
6/21 - Feeling Gloomy gets Morrissey at Barclays FOMO
6/27 - HEAD ON: Prince vs. Bowie @ Littlefield

Ongoing
Every Thursday - Air a Danser

Feeling Gloomy

BILL MURRAY is FEELING Awfully GLOOMY

You might think the Brothers Gloom (DJs of Feeling Gloomy NYC), while extremely literate in the fields of anglocentric sad bastard music, might not be cineastes, but you’d be wrong. We’ve spent loads of time watching films, mostly sad ones, or ones with particularly sad bits (which are our favorites). That is how we came to be great admirers of Bill Murray.

Bill Murray stands alone among his peers, portraying some of our favorite miserable characters of all time. The suicidal weatherman of Groundhog Day, the suicidal industrialist of Rushmore, the washed up actor / master karaoke-r of Lost in Translation, the cuckolded psychiatrist in the Royal Tenenbaums. Not only has Mr Murray performed some of the greatest gloomy acting of our generation, but his movies are jam-packed with great music, and he’s known far and wide for his own abilities as a lounge singer, karaoke singer, and bon vivant.

So we’re going to pay tribute to Bill Murray with songs from his movies. We’ll have a singalong to Roxy Music’s “More Than This,” (which he sings in Lost in Translation). We’re going to dress up as Mr Murray from any of his many movies, and we’ll give a prize to the best costume. We’ll project some of his movies, drink lots of scotch (it will be Suntory time for approximately 5 hours that night), pose for pictures with Fake Bill Murray, tick off items on our bucket lists, and most importantly, dance like mad to the tearful melodies of our favorite songs from his movies.

  •    + Group karaoke singalong to Roxy Music’s “More Than This”
  •    + Costume Contest
  •    + It’s going to be Suntory time for basically 5 hours
  •    + Take selfies with our STUNNINGLY REALISTIC faux-Bill Murray
  •    + Resident DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom spinning songs from Bill Murray films so you can channel your inner Bill Murray on the dancefloor + all your gloomy, anglophilic faves

Bill Murray Is Feeling Awfully Gloomy
w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
Saturday, Apr. 19 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door
Facebook event
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter

Crazy Since da 90s

CRAZY SINCE DA 90s

We’re getting crazy again on Saturday night at UNION HALL! Cause uh, DUH, the 90s was only like the raddest decade ever!

We’ll be throwin down all your favorite 90s joints to get you all nostalgic for those awesome times. All the good stuff and maybe some bad stuff. It’s gonna be da bomb and all that. No diggity. No doubt.

DJs:: STEFONIX :: BRENDAN :: BIANCA

HIP HOP :: R&B :: HOUSE :: ALTERNATIVE

FREE before 11pm for the first 100 RSVPs
RSVP: bit.ly/90srsvpmay17
$5 after 11pm

**$7 Gin & Juice drink special all night**

Air a Danser

AIR A DANSER

Air a Danser -
Every Thursday
5pm

Laid back music selections by :
Matt Brownell & Steve ShakeWell

Air a Danser is:
An “All Filler, No Killer” get together, featuring the sounds of :
- relieving the turnstile stress, smooth operating, hot sax, tranquillo, and other urban beach bar vibes
@
Battery Harris
http://www.batteryharris.com/

Happy Hr Specials til 7pm
- $ 3 select drafts
- $ 4 well
- $ 10 burger & beer
+
**Frozen Balearic Breezes
…our own signature rum drink, a take on Steve’s bay breeze
+
a tasty Caribbean themed menu

♥ 1 → 4 months ago

YDH2S Newsletter - Mar. 28

You Don't Have to Settle

Well we nearly missed March but we’re squeaking in by the skin of our teeth! We’ve got tons of great dance parties to tell you about so without further ado…

This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our Tumblr. The Tumblr will be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Tumblr (or just read about it there, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).

UPCOMING PARTIES

March
Fri. 3/28 - Head On: Michael Jackson vs Daft Punk @ the Bell House

April
Fri. 4/11 - Head On: 120 Minutes vs the Grind @ Littlefield
Sat. 4/19 - Feeling Gloomy Goes Britpop Crazy @ the Grand Victory

Upcoming
Sat. 5/17 - Feeling Gloomy’s Bill Murray Extravaganza @ the Grand Victory

Head On: Michael Jackson vs Daft Punk

HEAD ON: MICHAEL JACKSON vs DAFT PUNK

We’ve been dying to do a Head On with Michael Jackson for ages. We’ve been dying to do a Head On with Daft Punk for ages. Problem is, no one we could think of could really stand up to Michael Jackson. Or Daft Punk. Except… I think you see where we’re going with this?

Juggernaut vs juggernaut. Behemoth vs behemoth. Godzilla vs. King Kong. Who the eff is going to win? We have no idea. All that we know is we’re going to have an amazing time figuring it out. Since it’s going to be so epic, we’re going to double the length of the contest to a full hour, so from midnight to 1am we’ll be going back to back Michael Jackson vs Daft Punk. Seriously, this will be a battle for the ages.

Head On
w/residents Spoolwork & Brian Blackout
Friday Mar. 28 @ the Bell House front room
149 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Bk
F/G/R to 4th-9th
10:00 p.m. - late
no cover
Facebook Event
Head On FB page
Head On Twitter

Head On: Love vs Lust

HEAD ON: 120 MINUTES vs THE GRIND

SPRING BREAK 2014 Y’ALL! Ok so maybe we’re not going to have a beach party over by the Gowanus Canal, but we can remember our misspent youth glued to MTV’s ridiculous party-centric Spring Break programming year in year out. Bikini-clad dancers at the Grind elbowed for airtime with Radiohead and the Flaming Lips. So, we decided it was the perfect time to pay attention to the yin and the yang of our times growing up. 120 Minutes, the show so cool that MTV would only let it happen after midnight on a Sunday, vs. the Grind, a show you couldn’t avoid watching no matter how hard you tried.

So we’re going to see which makes a better dance party: cheesy house music or leftfield indie rock. They were battling for your attention in the 90s so why shouldn’t they do battle now? At midnight we’ll pit the two of them against one another and watch the sparks fly. We’re charging a $5 cover, but we’ll have an RSVP for our mailing list members to get in for free.

Head On
w/residents Spoolwork & Brian Blackout
Friday Apr. 11 @ Littlefield
622 Degraw St, Gowanus, Bk
R to Union - F/G to Bergen
10:00 p.m. - late
$5 cover
Facebook event
Head On FB page
Head On Twitter

The Rebound Ball

FEELING GLOOMY goes BRITPOP CRAZY

Wanna hear something crazy? Twenty years ago this April, both Blur’s Parklife and Pulp’s His n’ Hers were released. Twenty years! Well, we had been thinking that we should do a Blur night, then we thought we should do a Pulp night, then we couldn’t make up our minds and asked you guys. Sensibly, you all said why pick? Just do both! So we’re just going to celebrate ALL of our favorite birtpop, eff anniversaries.

So mark an X on your calendar for April 19th and we’ll have some surprises ready for you when you check back here. That and the Brothers Gloom will play all of the gloomiest (and probably some of the less gloomy) britpop anthems for you to dance to.

Feeling Gloomy Goes Britpop Crazy
w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
Saturday, Apr. 19 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door
Facebook event
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter

→ 6 months ago

Running Back - the Dead Rose Music Company

Holy shit is this new track from the Dead Rose Music Company a monster. The thing I love about this one is that is the way it builds and grows. At the outset it’s a little more on the restful side of the energy meter, but without going the route of cheesy drops it quickly starts a nice pattern of building up and releasing, until the track just explodes into taut guitars and disco strings around 2:40 in. In general DRMC threads the needle nicely between sounding new and sounding unique. There’s enough slicing and dicing to feel akin to early Chicago house or something off of Crydamoure, but despite a few tropical flourishes it deftly dodges the same-ness that a lot of recent house has been feeling, in my humble.

"Running Back" leads off the new compilation Midnight Riot 6, which is a Juno Download exclusive and hit #1 there this week on their disco charts, so go buy it and add to the momentum. I want to hear this tune on every dancefloor this Summer. If you’re not familiar with DRMC’s work, check out their fantastic reworking of Gladys Knight & the Pips’ “Taste of Bitter Love,” and go follow them on Soundcloud and Twitter.

/// Brian Blackout

SoundCloud / TheDeadRoseMusicCompany disco house monster tdrmc → 7 months ago

YDH2S Newsletter - Feb. 2nd

You Don't Have to Settle

February is here! You Don’t Have to Settle have a few gigs coming up in the next couple weeks we wanted to tell y’all about. We’re still hoping to expand this newsletter quite a bit but it will have to wait a minute, our January has been intense. On to the events

This newsletter will be published as a fancy email as well as on our Tumblr. The Tumblr will be updated as things progress, so it’s always the most current. You can subscribe to the newsletter, follow us on Twitter, and follow us on Tumblr (or just read about it there, eschewing the mere idea of subscriptions. Faugh!).

UPCOMING PARTIES

February
Fri. 2/7 - Release the Beast @ Grand Victory
Fri. 2/14 - Head On: Love vs Lust @ the Bell House
Sat. 2/15 - Feeling Gloomy presents The Rebound Ball @ the Grand Victory

March
Fri. 3/7 - Release the Beast @ Grand Victory
Sat. 3/15 - Feeling Gloomy presents St. Stephen Patrick Morrissey’s Day @ the Grand Victory
Fri. 3/28 - Head On @ the Bell House

Release the Beast

RELEASE THE BEAST

Starting in February, Release the Beast moves into regular rotation, we’ll be throwing the party every first Friday. Starting this month we’ll be showing our favorite blaxsploitation movies projected onto the stage. This month we’ll be showing Three the Hard Way, packed with guns, explosions, karate kicking, and some great songs by Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions.

We also have a very special guest coming in for February! Eugene Tambourine has been spinning sublime dance classics at events like his former Solid party for ages. He’s done more disco edits than anyone we know, including more than a few we’ve played at Release the Beast. His ability to hop around from genre to genre effortlessly should make for a fine time!

Release the Beast
Friday Feb. 7 @ the Grand Victory
& 1st Fridays
Special guest DJ Eugene Tambourine & residents Brian Blackout (Head On) & Doctor Mister (Feeling Gloomy)
spinning soul, funk, disco, arena rock, psychedelia, krautrock, garage and a little of everything in between.
+ go-go dancers & a projection of Three the Hard Way
@the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
NO COVER

Head On: Love vs Lust

HEAD ON: LOVE vs. LUST

Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and we decided this would be the perfect time to pose the question: which makes for better dancing? Hot, burning love? Or hot, throbbing lust? Should V-day be the domain of lovers? Or of the sort of lovers who pass in the night? Are the best songs sung by Romeos or Lotharios?

Head On, the party that every month pits two themes and two DJs up against one another, aims to find out. Resident DJs Brian Blackout & Spoolwork are combing through their records to find the cheesiest, sappiest love songs, and the sweatiest, stickiest songs about lust. We’ll pit them against one another at midnight going head to head until the audience picks a winner by going nuts on the dancefloor. Help us celebrate the Hallmarkiest of holidays by going dancing instead!

Head On
w/residents Spoolwork & Brian Blackout
Saturday Feb. 14 @ the Bell House front room
149 Seventh Street, Gowanus, Bk
F/G/R to 4th-9th
11:00 p.m. - late
no cover
Facebook event
Head On FB page
Head On Twitter

Cheer Up Bowie!

FEELING GLOOMY PRESENTS CHEER UP, BOWIE

We fast approach the time of the year when greeting card companies like to reminds us we should all be in committed relationships that involve spending lots of money on each other. Here at Feeling Gloomy, we’re not that interested in happiness, glee, that sort of stuff. So we’d like to offer up an alternative to Valentine’s. The Saturday following V-Day, we shall throw…


(pause for dramatic effect)
THE REBOUND BALL.

Feeling Gloomy is always a dance party that focuses on the maudlin, and in rejoicing in sadness (and British-ness). This month we’re going to pay special attention to all those songs about heartache, breaking up, unrequited love, and all the emotions that get swept under the rug by this stupid holiday. This is a party for the lonely, for the dumped (or, we suppose, for the dumper, that’s tough too we’re told). We’ll be creating anti-Valentine’s hearts that you can wear (and make yourself) to show off how sad, heartbroken, or clever you are (hopefully all three).

We’re also going to hold a bad poetry competition. Anyone can enter by posting bad poetry on our Facebook wall, and we’ll choose three finalists who get free passes to Feeling Gloomy. The finalists must recite their godawful poetry on stage and the winner of those, the Superbowl of Awful Poetry,™ will win a Pathetic Prize Pack curated by FGNYC. So…

Feeling Gloomy presents
The Rebound Ball
w/DJs Gordon & Nathaniel Gloom
+ Make and wear anti-Valentine’s hearts to show people your *real* feelings
+ Make passes at other people wearing anti-Valentine’s hearts
+ Enter and judge our Superbowl of Awful Poetry™ contest
Saturday, Feb. 15 @ the Grand Victory
245 Grand St, Williamsburg
L/G to Metropolitan
$4 advance / $6 at the door
Facebook event
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter

dancing Head On feeling gloomy release the beast ydh2s → 8 months ago