Today is going to be more than a little special. We’ve got none other than Kenny Dixon Jr, aka Moodymann, joining us down at the Grove for what could well be one of the most memorable days of this New York summer. We’ve become accustomed to a surprise or two in store when Mister Mann rolls through. This one is going to be especially busy so we’d advise you to get down to the Grove nice and early.
Note that the pricing is slightly higher than normal, at $15 general admission, to cover some of the extra expenses related to this one. If you’re tight for cash you can still RSVP to email@example.com for $10 entry before 5pm, or grab one of the few remaining early bird tickets over here. We promise the extra $3 will be well worth it!
Weather Update: Accuweather is telling us it’s going to be ‘Sunny & Delightful’ all day. Perfect! We’ll see you down there!
Here are the last two hours of Eamon and me playing this Sunday past at the Grove. Tracks by Braille, Soundstream, dRUMMAN, Arthur Lee, Moodymann, Chaka Khan, Tom Trago and a bunch of others are all in there. Let us know on the comment board if you want any specific track IDs. We’re always down to share. Enjoy!
The bad news: Luke Vibert, our guest on Saturday night, has had his visa delayed, so he won’t make it to the States this weekend.The good news is that he’s not been denied, just delayed, so it won’t be long before we can announce another date that he’ll join us. We’ll let you know as soon as that happens. The other good news is that the party will go on under the open skies at Brooklyn Fire Proof as planned, and it’ll be cheaper because we don’t have the extra expenses associated with having a guest, so you can still come get your Saturday Night dance on. We’ve also added a special projectionist to the night as well. His name is DoctorMojo.
To alleviate any confusion, all tickets purchased before our cancellation announcement will be refunded. If you still want to buy a ticket, they are up here, or you can just RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for reduced admission before midnight, and we’ll see you down there!
Could there possibly be more good news? Yes. You can join us down at the Grove for Mister Sunday the next day as well, where 10% of all the proceeds from the door will go to Malaria No More, an organization aimed at wiping out malaria deaths in Africa by 2015. There’s a little bit more info about them down below.
We’ve been keeping this one under our hats for a while, but the time has come to spill the beans. In just over a month, on Memorial Day Weekend, we’re introducing Mister Sunday, the outdoor, Sunday afternoon spinoff of Mister Saturday Night. Clever name, we know.
If you ever came to Sunday Best at BKLYN Yard, you’ll know the place: it’s the same canal-side, tree-spotted plot of land at 400 Carroll Street between Bond and Nevins in Brooklyn, now rechristened Gowanus Grove.
If you never made it down, let us count the ways you’re going to love it. First, kids and dogs – you can bring them. We love them, and we don’t get to see enough of them on Saturday nights. Second, superb food – we’re teaming up with Brooklyn Flea to install a small but ace team of food vendors. Right now, we’ve confirmed Mile End, who will be serving a bunch of stuff you can’t get at the storefront in Boerum Hill, and we’re soon to confirm at least one more. Third, our friends from Botanica, the best little bar in the five boroughs, are taking care of the booze.
And last, but certainly not least, is the music. The Mister Saturday Night residents, Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin, the gents that pull the strings to bring it all together, will be playing records each and every Sunday through the summer on the big, blue soundsystem. There’ll be guests alongside them occasionally as well. Moodymann, Todd Terje, Horse Meat Disco, Optimo and Space Dimension Controller will all take their turns, and on opening day, Four Tet will drop by.
And that’s all there is to say about that. We’ll see you outside.