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.
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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
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
Every Thursday - Air a Danser
Every Sunday - You Don’t Have to Settle presents @ Quarter Bar
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
Feeling Gloomy NYC FB Group
The Brothers Gloom on Twitter
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:
HIP HOP :: R&B :: HOUSE :: ALTERNATIVE
FREE before 11pm for the first 100 RSVPs
$5 after 11pm or w/o RSVP
**$7 Gin & Juice drink special all night**
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…
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
YDH2S on Facebook
More info on our weekly summer parties
AIR A DANSER
Air a Danser -
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
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