We’re headed back to London, and this time, we’ve got something new up our sleeves.
We’re taking all the good times we had at Mister Sunday last year, moving them up to a beautiful medieval church in the middle of Hackney and switching around the days of the week for the first ever Mister Saturday party anywhere ever (note the lack of “Night” – we shall explain).
Misters Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin will be at the controls, and the Black Atlantic guys will be bringing in a six-point Funktion-One system to keep the audiophiles immersed in the details and the dancers popping right to the end.
The party goes from 5pm to 11pm (hence that omission of “Night” above – told you we’d explain); tasty food and quality drinks that won’t break your bank abound; and when the sun sets through those massive stained glass windows, it’s easily going to be the best time you’ll have in a church in 2016.
We’ve got plenty of space on the floor for the whole family (actual or spiritual), so let the homies know. Tickets are here.
If you’re in London, we hope to see you there; if you’re not but you know someone who is, let ’em know!
It’s an intimate edition of Mister Sunday at Shea Stadium (not the old Mets stadium, the DIY venue in Brooklyn – that would not be so intimate). We set up the big old soundsystem and have Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter air out their bags of wax for the afternoon and evening.
Tickets often sell out in advance, so it’s always a good idea to get in early.
After a year off, we’re bringing back the Mister’s New Year’s Eve celebration.
We’ll be ringing in 2016 with an easy going affair – lots of dancefloor space, no crazy lines – basically an antidote to a typical NYE out.
The bar will be stocked with bubbly, and, as usual, we’ll set up our soundsystem, abandon our cell phones and cameras for the evening, and let Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter loose on the turntables. We’ll start at 8pm and go until 2am (the perfect timing for a New Year’s Eve party if you ask us), and the location will be secret (but very convenient and very nice). We’ll send the location for the party to all ticket holders in advance.
**A note on pricing. We’re aware that $50 is steep compared to our normal entry fee. Asking you to spend more money is not something we do lightly; we always want our parties to feel relatively affordable. On New Year’s, though, prices go up for us, and for the particular venue we’re using this year, the costs are particularly high. We didn’t want to take another NYE off for lack of a good venue, and we wanted to make sure that if we did do a NYE party that it was a comfortable space. Anyway, all that is to say we’re not trying to milk you for money just because it’s a holiday.**
Back in 2012 we released the first EP on Mister Saturday Night Records. It was a collection of three songs from a young guy named Anthony Naples, a regular on the Mister dancefloor. He’d never released a record; and in fact, he’d never even finished a track before he gave us the final tunes; but they were excellent, and when we released them, people got really excited.
Flash forward a few years, and Anthony’s become an important music maker for a lot of people. He released a second EP for us, a couple EPs on Trilogy Tapes, a cohesive and mature LP on Four Tet’s Text label; and he built up his chops as a DJ. In fact, he moved out of the city for a couple years to play gigs all over the world.
But now he’s back in New York (for good, we hope), and to celebrate, we’ve decided to do something we’ve never done before: hand the reins of an entire Mister Saturday Night party over to someone else.
On Saturday, November 21st, Anthony Naples will control the Mister Saturday Night soundsystem from 10pm to 4am at Silent Barn, one of our favorite places for a party in New York City. Not only does our system sound great in the room; there’s a barber shop in the back, a vintage clothing stand, crates of records to dig through, a nice outdoor patio, and a bar with inexpensive drinks.
We can’t wait to hear what Anthony pulls out of his bag, and we can’t wait to have a dance with you. Until then…