Looking Back On 2013: Justin Carter

As has become tradition, Eamon and I attempt to wrap a bow around the musical year that was with our Best Of lists. As usual, I had a hard time limiting my list to things that came out in 2013, or even limiting it to just music; that Turrell piece made me feel like I’d just heard a symphony, and Herbie Hancock’s use of the vocoder on Sunlight is still yet to be matched. (No matter how hard Daft Punk tried this year.)

Dirg Gerner’s Dirg Gerner EP on Eglo
I can’t say enough about this record. Beautiful melody after beautiful melody, warm production, amazing songs. I played it and played it, but it never got old.

James Turrell’s Aten Reign at the Guggenheim
Last year I waxed on about Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s Einstein on the Beach. At the time Wilson said, “You don’t have to understand anything. It’s a work where you can go and get lost. That’s the idea.”

Aten Reign, James Turrell’s all-encompassing light installation inside the Guggenheim rotunda, was the visual art equivalent. There was no focal point, which is kind of like having an opera with no plot. It was beautiful and impossible to capture in photo, video or anything else – nothing but experience. A total inspiration in terms of what I want for our parties.

A little note: This show is over, but Turrell has a career retrospective at the LACMA until early April, and here’s a map of all of his installations around the world.

. . . Read on

13-turn-14

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Into 2014 we go… Not quite what Isaac Asimov predicted, but pretty darn close. (Google it!) Anyway, here’s how we’ll be celebrating the coming of the new year, Mister Saturday Night style:

There’s a set number of tickets so it’s relatively intimate (buy them here), and there’s enough room to dance with no crazy lines for drinks and such. We let the ball drop in an easy-going way, so it doesn’t feel too forced; we stock the bar with bubbly, and, as usual, we set up our soundsystem, abandon our cell phones and cameras for the evening, and let Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter loose on the turntables.

12-turn-13 will be decked out from top to bottom in black and white, and we’re asking you to deck yourself out in all black and white, too. You don’t have to wear a tux or anything (though you certainly can if you want), just whatever’s comfortable for you.

The festivities start at 9pm for folks with tickets, and if you’re celebrating the ball drop elsewhere, the doors will open for non-ticket holders at 2am.

No matter when you come, we’re looking forward to kicking the year off with you.

(Address details for 12-turn-13 here.)

Night Time

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Justin & Eamon all night long at 12-turn-13.

Sunday Mister Sunday

It’s time for another indoor Mister Sunday.

It’s the usual drill at 12-turn-13. There are plenty of windows to let the sunshine in, and there’s plenty of room on the rooftop to catch some crisp air in between dances.

We’ll have local food spot, Anderson’s 1949, serving up food, and we’ll have tables and chairs throughout the space at 3pm to hang and chat before we clear them out and crank the music up to get the dancefloor going.

The party goes to 9pm, and it costs $15; but we have a limited amount of $10 early bird tickets. You can get your tickets on our RA page. You can also RSVP at mistersaturdaynight.com/rsvp and get there before 5pm to get in for $10.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in the sunshine again.

Boya – The Boya EP

Boya is Davin Conaty, a young musician from the Northwest of Ireland. He grew up playing classical piano and trombone, which he left behind at the age of sixteen to play drums in a punk band. Now he’s moved onto machines – and somehow he’s managed to extract as much feeling from them as live instruments. This is his first EP on vinyl. We are proud to present it.

The record comes out on November 25, 2013. You can listen to clips below, and you can pre-order the record over at the store.

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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.

    April 13th / Mister Sunday at Shea Stadium, Brooklyn with Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin / 3pm to 9pm / all ages / more info

    April 26th / Mister Saturday Night at Glasslands, Brooklyn with Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin / 10pm to 5am / 21+ / more info

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