If you missed our awesome loft party with Hussle Club, My Gold Mask & Rafter, have no fear…our dearest Sheena Beaston took some great video footage that we wanna share with you! (doesnt My Gold Mask just give you chillss???)
Thanks to Hussle Club, Rafter, and My Gold Mask and Free Magic for all of last night dance floor rockin-good time.
Here’s my one-line Round up:
Rafter: Two dudes who’ve made a lot of albums and who make music that is nothing short of punk-pop dreaminess.
My Gold Mask: Second duo of the night who’s sweet stage presence AND dirty dance dance dance all rolled into one band make for NYC to fall in love with these Midwesterners.
Hussle Club: We knew they’d try to break something and they didn’t let us down, diving into the drum kit: Play on, we support your mayhem.
We’re back at Cameo (don’t ask!..well, wait ..DO ask!! I want to explain our lack of commitment to a space and no, we don’t have fear of commitment)
Hey party people!
We are giving away 2 tickets to this Thursday’s Crush party with Hussle Club, My Gold Mask, Rafter, C-mon & Kypski & Free Magic…all you have to do is Tweet at us who your band crush is on right now and we will notify our winners by Thursday at 4pm!
Tweet @CRUSHANDDANCE to Win!
Hey fellow Crushers!
One of our long time Crushes, MNDR, has just release a four song EP! Rock on girl! Here’s a special little note from her to you… <3
“I am pleased to announce MNDR E.P.E., a four song ep, has just been
made available on iTunes. This ep is the first official release of
MNDR and includes some tracks that you’ve seen but haven’t made it on
your phones or cassette players.
Click here to get MNDR E.P.E.
and I respectfully encourage you to leave a comment or some sort of
Ok so summer is here and my glasses are working on their base tan.
more to come sassoon!
We have some exciting things in the pipeline for summer, including something REALLY BIG. But, before we tell you what that special something is, we want to know - Who are you crushin’ on these days?? Who’s your favorite band to dance to? Shoot us an email to let us know and if we choose your suggestion, you just might win free tickets to see them play at Crush!
*EDIT* Venue Change, now at the Loft above Public Assembly!
Wow, the last few month’s shows have been unstoppable…with Toro Y Moi, Twin Sister, Streetlab, Pharoah, etc etc….We couldn’t be more stoked on this next lineup! Some of the BEST up-and-coming bands!!
Up next in our “music we crush on” series:
MY GOLD MASK
C-MON & KYPSKI
dj FREE MAGIC
When: April 22nd, 8pm
Where: The LOFT above Public Assembly // 70 N. 6th st (Williamsburg)
Cover: $5 (adv tix available on http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/8021)
“Mixing an interestingly sinister collage of iterations ranging from proto-punk to punk to post-punk to noise to a truly dark vision of the New Romantic 1980s and grabbing elements of the genre go-betweens from the 1960s onward, Hussle Club, the solo/side project from HEARTSREVOLUTION member and touring/session drummer for Santigold and Spank Rock, Prince Terrence, is poised to be a huge deal in the coming eon. Terrence has been talking this up for a while now with a lot of “hush hush”, but we’ve now got three tracks on the Hussle Club MySpace page, a remix of the song “I Have High Expectations For What I Want To Be But In The Mirror I Don’t See Them Staring Back At Me” from the young marauder Felix Cartal and an impending release of all of it in the very near future, and there’s not a chance that any whispers will be kept at such a low decibel level.
We are—and we’re not alone in this—extremely antsy to see what’s going to come to Hussle Club in the future tense, and we’re assured through the stellar music Terrence has arranged that the future is, er, bright. You can hear the demos on the Hussle Club page and the Felix Cartal remix is up on his site right now.” - THE CULTURE OF ME
MY GOLD MASK
“…a delicate balance between 90’s alternative rock gestures and futuristic gypsy tribe shit. But the real magic happens with the versatility of Gretta Rochelle’s vocals — mostly soaring but she’s not afraid to trash it up and sound total gutter.” -BIG STEREO 3/29/09
“Art-nouveau pop-rock flows out of this talented duo with an eerie sense of ease.” -SHEENA BEASTON 3/31/09
“Rafter is the real first name of San Diego’s Rafter Roberts and besides having a cooler first name than any of us, he also makes sweet jams. Rafter is on Sufjan Stevens’ Asthmatic Kitty label but his sound is much more groove-pop than indie-folk as he uses a slew of weird sounds to patch together oddly pleasing music. I had “Love Time Now Please” (below) on regular rotation a few years ago so it’s exciting to hear recent single “Paper” upping the ante. Rafter’s potty mouth contrasts with the song’s summery pop vibe but the end result is just as upbeat and infectious as ever. Just try not singing along to that “You motherfuckers!” in the chorus. Try! Rafter’s 4th LP, Animal Feelings, is out April 13th but there are plenty of free Rafter goodies being served up over at the Asthmatic Kitty website. (“Juicy” off of Sweaty Magic is everything it sounds like.)” - http://www.theburningear.com
C-MON & KYPSKI
Eclectic visionaries C-Mon & Kypski proved themselves as genre-bending geniuses on their last album, Where the Wild Things Are, which Esquire Magazine fondly referred to as, “The hot shit in Europe right now.” 3 years later, and with extensive European and US touring under their belts, C-Mon & Kypski are back in the studio working their magic to shatter expectations and take their music to the next level with their upcoming release titled: “We Are Square”, scheduled for October 2009.
Over the course of C-Mon & Kypski’s previous three albums and the last two years spent on the road in Europe, North America and South Africa, the band has evolved from a hip-hop and electronica led turntablist duo to a bombastic, four-piece powerhouse of musical talent. The group is comprised of enigmatic producer and founding member C-Mon, fellow founding member and 6-time DMC Dutch DJ champion Kypski, Dutch Keyboardist of the Year* Jori, and guitar slinging, multi-instrumentalist, Daniel.
FREE MAGIC (dj set)
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At Crush, our main goal is to find breaking artists that we love and share them with the world, one show, one blog post, and one twitter feed at a time. A couple months back, we brought you “electro-pop purveyor” MNDR who blew our minds on stage at Glasslands. This week we picked up the latest issue of PAPER Mag to find a full page article on the dear MNDR! We are so stoked that people are paying attention to good tunes and that we were able to have MNDR at Crush Party before she takes over the world and becomes the next Lady Gaga. ;)
Check out the full article by clicking the photo below!
Who’s crushin’? We are..for the three bands that hit the stage tonight. Here’s the skinny:
1. Sepalcure started the night:
This duo is Back-to-the-Future. They go “back in the day” with serious vocal-soul-house sounds, merged with tech-dance and then take you all the way forward with their “I’m-dancing-by-myself-and-my-computer” routine that is the deregeur dance move of our times. If you missed it tonight, check it for yourself at their release party in May at Dub War. Seriously, buy a ticket today.
2. Pharoah played 2nd:
Overheard watching Pharoah:
Guy: “What genre is this?”
Guy: “You mean Awesome Pop”
Our sentiments exactly!
3. Streetlab killed it to close the night:
Best comment about their set: “You looked around and didn’t even realize that girls were in the room, then Streetlab started and there they were.”
So this is the best Thursday/Friday combo NYC has seen in ages. There’s so much good music coming to NYC right now that we can hardly contain ourselves!! Kick off your weekend early by coming down to Cameo Gallery (behind Lovin’ Cup!) on Thursday for our Crush series! This month features NY’s gods of classic rock remixes, STREETLAB, performing live tracks off their latest full length album!
We’ve got their first album single, Rat Racer, available here for free download!
DOWNLOAD YOUR CRUSH :
Show starts at 8PM! Don’t miss our awesome supporting bands, Pharoah, Sepalcure, and dj CTRALTDEL!Where: Cameo // 93 N. 6th st (Williamsburg)
When: March 25th, 8pm
Cover: $5 (adv tix available on http://www.revtone.com)
After years of playing different instruments, Ernesto Pantin aka Pharaoh started producing and DJing at the age of 17 in his home country of Venezuela. He found his true medium in the mixer, and jumped on the express highway of Electronic Dance Music. Not only has he produced and DJed for many Hip Hop acts, such as 3 Dueños, Dj Trece, Budu,etc, but he also was the founding member of Todosantos (Flamin Hotz Records). Since relocating to Brooklyn, Pharaoh has become famous for his Salvation Army parties and collaborations with such artists as Cardopusher, Krames, Ninja Sonik, and Dev79
Sepalcure’s combination of love for bass and 90s house acapellas is the culmination of a cathartic two week collaboration between Machinedrum and Praveen. Their mix of tribal dub, house and two step beats works equally well for both late nights in the club and rainy, introspective nights at home. Detroit techno chords cut through wooden beats, neon synths and dubbed out atmospherics. Future lovestep.
CTRALTDEL (dj set)
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