For nearly a decade, we’ve grown a community around Mister Sunday, Mister Saturday Night and Nowadays in temporary and seasonal spaces.
After achieving our goal tobuild a permanent indoor space at Nowadays, we now have an amazing opportunity to build a sound system that will blow your mind.
The indoors of Nowadays is already warm and inviting, thanks to a massive set of wraparound windows that bathe the space in northern and western sunlight. We’ve also laid a large wood floor for maximum coziness, and we’ve secured enough to install a nice hi-fi system for listening music. We’ve now teamed up with SBS Designs to bring incredible sound for dancing.
SBS Designs is run by Craig “Shorty” Bernabeu. Inheriting a love of sound from his audiophile father, his passion led him to become a tech at Zanzibar, where Tony Humphries would call him mid-set to come tweak the Richard Long-designed system. (Long was also the inventor of the Bertha and the designer of the Paradise Garage‘s sound system.) This experience led Steve Dash to tap Shorty as the lead sound engineer at Twilo through the late 90s.
With all this knowledge, Shorty stepped out on his own to design his own systems, most notably at Stereo in Montreal – a system that Francois K was rumored to have said was the best he’d played on since his days at the Garage – and most recently at Analog in Brooklyn.
Now Shorty is designing the system at Nowadays. No matter what, the sound will be great, but with your help, we’ll be able to come out of the gates with a sound system that will blow you away.
We’re nearly there. We just need your help to cross the finish line.
Once a month in the winter, we bring the big, warm sound system to a now secret but very familiar space for an intimate daytime jam. Sunlight streams through the windows, we string up the garden lights, and we dance it all out. The party’s all ages.
The next editions are on March 26th and April 23rd. Advance tickets are a good idea, though we will have some tickets at the door.
Advance tickets are always a good idea. If you’re in a financial tough spot and would like to join us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s more important than ever to be together and dancing, and we don’t want you to miss out because of financial constraints. We’ll do our best to accommodate you.
Because the venue is now unlisted, we’ll send the address to all ticket holders on the day of the party. You can also email email@example.com on the day of the party to find out the address info if you don’t have a ticket.
We’re back for another edition of Planetarium, our immersive experience dedicated to the music we love that’s not for the dancefloor.
We’ve once again reserved an amazing private loft space with a beautiful hi-fi system, and on it, records and live music will be played to get lost in.
There are couches and chairs, and you can bring blankets, sleeping bags, pillows or anything else you’d like to make yourself comfortable. We only do a handful of reservations so that there’s plenty of room to spread out.
This session goes from 7pm to midnight on Friday, February 24th. This date is special, as it’s the release date for Justin Carter’s album The Leaves Fall. For the occasion, Justin will DJ alongside Eamon Harkin and perform live. Accompanying Justin live and playing solo lives sets are cellist Marika Hughes and keyboardist Jason Lindner. Marika has recorded with Yo Yo Ma, Tin Hat Trio and Mr. Bungle, to name a few. Jason is the longtime leader of The Jason Lindner Big Band as well as the integral keyboardist on all of David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar.
You can bring your own drinks (there’s no bar) and food, and we’ll have all the creature comforts that you might otherwise need inside so you never have to leave the bubble we’re creating.
Because we’re doing this at someone’s home, we’ll only send the location info to people who reserve a ticket in advance. So you know how to plan, we can tell you it’s not too far from Nowadays, less than five minutes from the Halsey L.
We’re looking forward to getting lost in music with you. Tickets are here.
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. And now I understand what they meant. Here are the things that brought a smile to my face in an often tumultuous 2016.
Earth Disciples “Peace, Love and Harmony” In February, I went to Jamaica. Most of the trip was spent in Port Antonio (Piggy’s forever), but one day, my friend Corey and I did a trip to Kingston to dig for records and check out the Trenchtown Culture Yard. As we walked through the yard, we saw a group of guys sitting in a window across the way. When we got close, our guide walked us into the room behind them, where there was a little studio, with a man named Ziggy at the controls. He played us a couple solo pieces from an album he’d done recently, and then he called in the guys from the window. Turns out that the three of them were Earth Disciples, the first band Marley recorded in Tuff Gong other than his own. (I did a little internet sleuthing and found this article about them pasted into a message board.) Over thirty years later, they’ve still got it. (If you wanna hear the original tune, this is it.)