Like every Thursday you can enjoy two nights, in two boroughs, brought to you by New York Night Train.
At Enid’s, in Brooklyn, Mick Marsh and Lord Lunadon will be spinning a variety of Rock’N'Roll and Funky Soul tunes to keep you happy while you play the Creature From The Black Lagoon pinball game. These guys host the night Exile On Ludlow Street, at the Motor City Bar… on Ludlow. Stick around late at Enid’s, I hear it’s haunted by the ghost of Heath Ledger! 10:00 – FREE!
Jonathan Toubin and Phast Phreddie will be annihilating the decks at the night known as Boogaloo Shampoo, at Beauty Bar. Seeing that Phreddie is “the boogaloo omnibus” and one of the top DJs on Earth and Mr Toubin is an excellent DJ himself, this will be a non-stop foot grinding night. I heard Beauty Bar has redecorated their back room to look uber mod. I haven’t seen it yet, but let’s hope that it’s more Mid-Century smart than Austin Powers cheese. 11:00 – FREE!
You’ve really got a choice of some great shows and great DJ nights.
Midnight ‘Til Death, which actually starts at ten o’clock, has a snazzy and ultra-hip line up this month with Liquor Store headlining. If you haven’t seen these guys yet, then you can probably still hear. A wall of guitars, extra drums for pounding, and hollering sums up what this band is. Then we’ve got Georgiana Starlington, a band that was signed and famous before they strummed their first chord together. These guys are my pick of the night! They’ve got this sloppy Nancy & Lee feeling in their charm, twang, and goofiness. From Baltimore we’re joined with Teenage Souls, a cluster fuck of electronic sounds and random drum hits. If you told me they wrote their songs ahead of time I wouldn’t believe you. And opening the show are Guilt Trip, who opened for The Casualties this past Sunday. I’ll leave it at that for them. I really suggest checking out Liquor Store and Georgiana Starlington. Ana and Charly will be DJing, too. FREE!
At, the always classy, Don Pedro you can catch five, count ‘em five, bands! You’ve got Organs who are a rockabilly-ish garage-ey punk-like band. There’s also The Rats who have been playing their hand crafted blend of punk for several years now. Then there is Everyone who sound like ESG and Black Flag mixed. Yeah, for real. Also on the bill are The Black Tie Party, who sound like guys who were into At The Drive In then heard about The Makers and started a band based on that. I have no clue how much this show is or what time it will start, but no matter what time you show up at Pedro’s you have a good time. FREE?
If you missed Phast Phreddie on Thursday you can check out his monthly dance party, Subway Soul Club, at Fontana’s. This month he’s joined by Connie Empress, of Empire State Soul Club, and DJ PEEER from some place called France. FREE!
If you’re a Rockabilly who likes to get Rockasilly then head over to Otto’s Shrunken Head for Rebel Night. A bunch of bad ass Japanese dudes spin… well, Rockabilly. They also spin R&B, Surf, and Punk, but mostly RAB. This is a cool night but it gets really packed, which is annoying, and almost every other word out of everyone’s mouth is “jive.” Do you not know how to say the word dance? “I like to dance.” “Would you like to dance?” No, they say, “Yeah, I was jiving with this cat and this girl was like you can’t jive and I told her I was the queen of jive and that my momma taught me how to hand jive when I was only jive five years old, jive.” FREE!
And if you’re not into any of that then head over to Home Sweet Home for Over Under Sideways Down with Jonanthan Toubin. Every Friday he’s there and you can catch all of the cool kids doing cool stuff. FREE!
The only thing I know going on this night is the video release party for Kymbertronic at Double Down Saloon. Kymber Lee NYC is the drummer for local garage band The Jadewalkers. People will drink ass juice and get naked. Many possible rapes. FREE!