On May 14th we’re taking Mister Sunday back to the great outdoors at Nowadays.
This season, there are new things afoot. We’re hosting a special guest each month: Avalon Emerson, Rick Wilhite, Bradley Zero, Anthony Naples, Denis Sulta and Honey Soundsystem will all drop in between May and October. And on June 25th, we’ll be celebrating our 250th Mister party ever.
We’ve also made some improvements for maximum party enjoyment: our dance floor is now equipped with ample shade; we’ve brought back our RSVP system for early, discounted entry; and, of course, at some point soon, we’ll be getting the indoors open to give us plenty of extra room.
The Mister Sunday staples will still be in effect: good tunes, huaraches from Country Boys, and an all-ages, all-walks-of-life vibe, all day long.
Tickets through June 18th are up now. We’ll keep you posted on the rest of the summer’s get togethers as we roll along.
Once a month in the non-outdoor season, 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 edition is on April 23rd. Advance tickets are a good idea, though we will have some tickets at the door.
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. (Just email us at least twenty-four hours before the party starts, as we stop checking the email when we are getting set up.)
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.
Because of the support we received in our Kickstarter campaign, not only will Nowadays be able to open as a safe, legal space for music, food, drinks, learning and in-real-life human interaction – it’ll do so with incredible sound.
If you gave, or if shared our campaign, we can’t thank you enough.
And no matter what, we’re looking forward to welcoming you to Nowadays Indoors.
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.)
Official Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday parties are in bold below. Other dates are tour dates for Eamon and/or Justin.
Friday, April 28th // Planetarium with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin DJing // at the Secret Hi-Fi Loft // $25 // tickets and more info coming soon
Sunday, May 14th // Mister Sunday Outdoor Season Opener with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20
Sunday, May 21st // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and special guest Avalon Emerson // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20
Sunday, May 28th // Mister Sunday Memorial Day Weekend Special with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20
Sunday, June 4th // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20
Sunday, June 11th // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20
Sunday, June 18th // Mister Sunday with special guest Rick Wilhite all day long // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20