If it seems like only yesterday that I chatted with Adam Alpert about his DJ management company and the show that they are doing at Irving Plaza, it’s because it was only yesterday. Yet in that brief time, there was a major mishap, and it all changed. Nightlife is often faster than a speed-balling hipster. Word comes of a dispute between the parties involved and the show at Irving Plaza has now moved to Santos Party House. The official dribble is "due to unforeseen circumstances…" but just a little asking around revealed a financial dispute between Brobible, co-promoting the event, and Live Nation, which owns and promotes Irving Plaza.
It seems that a couple of Brobible shows didn’t live up to Live’s expectations, and so Thursday’s show got the boot. Live Nation and Brobible might not be "bro’s" anymore, as Live is reportedly looking for Brobible to come up with some loot. Santos will accommodate DJs Jesse Marco and Jus Ske and their special guests for this event. For more info go here.
The holiday season is a win some, lose some situation for night crawlers. You can’t attend every event. I missed the sold out/private frenzy of the Black Keys at Webster Hall last night. They released a record and threw this gig to impress. Friends who did attend were still drooling on each other this morning. They keep repeating "OMG" and were otherwise useless to report the goings on.
On my must attend list is tomorrow night’s photo exhibit by Mick Rock at the W (way) Downtown. If you find yourself on the Staten Island Ferry you’ve gone just a little too far downtown. The W Downtown is new and beautiful and they work hard for their money, always making the trip worthwhile. Mick is an old friend and survivor of an era that he and I lived in 3D, and that he has captured brilliantly on film. I can go home again through his work that captured rock icons like Bowie, The Sex Pistols, Debbie Harry, and the like. For this exhibit, he adds images by Symmetry Live performers such as Cee Lo Green, Janelle Monae, Neon Trees, Ellie Goulding, and Theophilus London. There will be a live performance by Phantogram and a DJ set by Mark Ronson. This is a tough ticket, but if you can’t get into this reception, the show will be up until December 29th. The W is transforming the culture of downtown Manhattan, as it booms and zooms into it’s post 9/11 rebirth. It’s a whole different world than most of us are used to, and the W is a comfortable and exciting place to start to explore this often neglected part of our town.
It’s that time of year again. Inked magazine and Sailor Jerry will reveal their annual 2012 calendar and the girls who grace it. Personally, I hardly ever look at the pictures, but I’m always in need of a reliable calendar. It’s Sailor Jerry Rum and pinup girls at 3 locations. They’re doing an LES night crawl which starts at 33 Essex Street at 9:30, then scoots to 127 Ludlow at 10:30, and then to 105 Essex at 11:30—all just a hop, skip and a stumble from each other. I will attend if only to catch my dearest friend Dana Dynamite who always lives up to her name.
I will attend the latest installment of Holiday Kink by the Domi Dollz team this coming Thursday, before I scoot off to the enclosed roof of Hotel Chantelle, where I will be offering up rock anthems and such. My Domi friends will invade my hood and enlighten all those who show up at Shag (108 Roebling at N6th) from 7pm. It’s a couple hours of instruction in the art of BDSM, from those in the know, including Nina Payne and Mona Rogers. Their last shindig at the Museum of Sex was a scream. Reservation are recommended.