The Fourth, The Fifth

If you’re in town this holiday weekend, good news! We’ve got you covered for July 4th AND July 5th.

For the Fourth we’re doing a back yard barbecue at Nowadays. It’s not a dance party, but it’ll most definitely be a good time. Eamon and Justin are bringing down back-yard-appropriate-LPs from their home listening collections, and they’ll be playing them in full, on vinyl, from noon onward; the Nowadays kitchen crew (who generally keep it all-American) are adding corn dogs and bomb pops(!!!) to the menu for extra America-ness; aaaaaand, finally, Eamon’s organizing a ping pong tournament. Sign up’s first come, first served, and matches start at 2pm. The winner shall be rewarded. Best thing about all that? It’s free. Just come down.

As for July 5th? Well, it’s Mister Sunday, and you know the drill with that: dancing to good tunes in the great outdoors. What could be better? (By the way, it seems like the advance ticket craze is dying down, so don’t stress it too much if you’re trying to figure out your weekend. We’ll let you know from here out if advance tickets seem like a necessity.)

Hope you have a nice mellow week leading up to the holiday. If you’re going out of town, have a great time, and if you’re sticking around, we hope to see you at least once!

July 4th at Nowadays // Saturday, July 4th // at 56-06 Cooper Avenue near Wyckoff, Ridgewood // take the L to Halsey // free // all ages // dogs welcome on a leash // general hours, directions and other info about Nowadays 

Mister Sunday // Sunday, July 5th // 3pm – 9pm // at Industry City // 644 2nd Ave, Brooklyn // $15 // advance tickets // all ages

On Point

mrsun_email_2015We’ve been plenty excited about our new spot over the past couple weeks. We, of course, haven’t forgotten about the dancing, though. Mister Sunday’s on at Industry City again this weekend, same as it ever was: good tunes, good people and good things to eat and drink.

We’ve posted tickets for the next six parties, and we still think it’s a good idea to get ’em in advance for this Sunday.

Eamon’s opening this weekend’s festivities with a yet-to-be-determined album, but here’s a listening mix from Justin that was recently posted. Enjoy, and we’ll see you Sunday!

The Good Old Days Are Nowadays

For the past few years, Eamon and I have been working with our buddy Mark Connell to create a space of our very own. It’s taken ages, but finally (FINALLY!) we are about to open.

In case you haven’t heard us talk about it, here’s the scoop. It’s called Nowadays, and it’s in Ridgewood, Queens, right on the border of Bushwick. It’s a large outdoor space with trees, grass to lie in, little hills for the kids to run up, picnic tables for hanging and playing games (we’ll have backgammon, chess and checkers sets at the bar), a big concrete ping pong table, and, occasionally, freight trains that that roll by. Pretty cool.

At the bar there are local beers; wines and sangria from Gotham Wines; and sodas from Brooklyn Soda Works. We’ll also have food – classic American backyard barbecue fare like a crazy delicious grass-fed burger, vegan and regular hot dogs, a beet burger, an avocado salad, and a big fat pickle. There’s a nice slight Asian flare because our friends Mel and Steve, who’ve done Asiadog for years, are running the Nowadays kitchen. (For a peek at the food, check this Grub Street piece.)

Nowadays will pretty likely be the eventual home of Mister Sunday, but for now, the space is just a place to hang out – Mister Sunday will stick down at Industry City for the duration of the summer. Of course the music is still important to us, so Eamon and I have dug into our collections and pulled a bunch of albums to soundtrack the space. Every album will get played in its entirety. It’s nice to listen to things as they were meant to be heard! Here’s a few album cuts we pulled for the Times.

Starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 18th, we’ll be open every Thursday through Sunday until it gets cold out. Our hours and such are on the Nowadays site. Can’t wait to see you out there!

Nowadays is at 56-06 Cooper Ave near Wyckoff in Ridgewood. Take the L to Halsey or the B26 to Irving and Halsey. Full directions and more info at


Eamon Goes Solo. Justin Goes Solo. Two Parties In Two Places At Once.

This Sunday is a super special one, because, for the very first time ever, we’ll be doing two parties at once – one in London and another back home in Brooklyn. Eamon’s holding it down on the homefront, while Justin brings his oversized record bags to play solo at Oval Space in London.

The party in Brooklyn happens on our regular schedule, and the the party in London starts at 3pm and goes to 11pm. Tickets for Mister Sunday in Brooklyn with Eamon are here, and tickets for Mister Sunday in London with Justin are here.

Eamon’s Album Of The Week: MetaL MetaL by Meta Meta


Every week of this outdoor Mister Sunday season, we’ll be asking Eamon or Justin to highlight an album that they’ll be playing in full at the beginning of the day. This week, it’s Eamon’s turn. He’s chosen MetaL MetaL by the Brazilian band Meta Meta. This is what he has to say about it.

Last year I took a trip to Brazil. One evening in Rio, I met up with my friend Millos Kaiser from Selvagem, and he took us to a favela to see a band I’d never heard of. The favelas in Rio are slowly becoming safer places, and quite a few now see a regular trade in tourism from more adventurous travelers. Heading into one for the first time with a Rio native who has impeccable music taste was a real treat.

The band we saw was called Meta Meta. They were playing in a fairly nondescript warehouse space with pretty bad acoustics, but the night was a special one because they had such an incredible sound, and the crowd watching them was a really great combination of kids from the favela and people from the creative and artistic communities in Rio.

Meta Meta’s music is heavily influenced by a Bahia-based Afro-Brazilian religion that has links back to west Africa and the slavery days.  You can hear religious wailing throughout the record underpinned by moments of afro-beat, free jazz and punk. It’s a truly remarkable fusion. (And Tony Allen makes an appearance behind the drum set on a few of the tracks, to boot.)

The record I’ll be playing at 3pm on Sunday was the last LP they had for sale after the gig. I bought it directly from Juçara Marçal the lead singer, a very charismatic and talented lady.

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    Mister Saturday Night or Mister Sunday parties are in bold. Non-bold listings are for Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin DJ sets.

    Sunday, June 28th // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Industry City // all ages // more info and advance tickets

    Sunday, July 5th // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Industry City // all ages // more info and advance tickets

    Sunday, July 12th // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Industry City // all ages // more info and advance tickets

    Sunday, July 19th // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Industry City // all ages // more info and advance tickets

    Sunday, July 26th // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Industry City // all ages // more info and advance tickets

    Saturday, August 1st // Eamon Harkin with JG Wilkes at Twisted Pepper in Dublin, Ireland

    Sunday, August 2nd // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter Solo All Day // at Industry City // all ages // more info and advance tickets

    Sunday, August 2nd // Mister Sunday London with Eamon Harkin Solo All Day // at Oval Space // all ages // more info and advance tickets