For nearly a decade, we’ve grown a community around Mister Sunday, Mister Saturday Night and Nowadays in temporary and seasonal spaces.
After achieving our goal tobuild a permanent indoor space at Nowadays, we now have an amazing opportunity to build a sound system that will blow your mind.
The indoors of Nowadays is already warm and inviting, thanks to a massive set of wraparound windows that bathe the space in northern and western sunlight. We’ve also laid a large wood floor for maximum coziness, and we’ve secured enough to install a nice hi-fi system for listening music. We’ve now teamed up with SBS Designs to bring incredible sound for dancing.
SBS Designs is run by Craig “Shorty” Bernabeu. Inheriting a love of sound from his audiophile father, his passion led him to become a tech at Zanzibar, where Tony Humphries would call him mid-set to come tweak the Richard Long-designed system. (Long was also the inventor of the Bertha and the designer of the Paradise Garage‘s sound system.) This experience led Steve Dash to tap Shorty as the lead sound engineer at Twilo through the late 90s.
With all this knowledge, Shorty stepped out on his own to design his own systems, most notably at Stereo in Montreal – a system that Francois K was rumored to have said was the best he’d played on since his days at the Garage – and most recently at Analog in Brooklyn.
Now Shorty is designing the system at Nowadays. No matter what, the sound will be great, but with your help, we’ll be able to come out of the gates with a sound system that will blow you away.
We’re nearly there. We just need your help to cross the finish line.
Once a month in the winter, 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 editions are on March 26th and April 23rd. Advance tickets are a good idea, though we will have some tickets at the door.
Advance tickets are always a good idea. If you’re in a financial tough spot and would like to join us, please email email@example.com. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org on the day of the party to find out the address info if you don’t have a ticket.
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.)
It’s New Year’s Eve with the Mister. We’re doing it at a small loft we use off the L train. The floors are wood, and the room sounds great. No big flashy lights or open bars, just a cell phone-free dancefloor and a handful of good people getting lost in the tunes.
Tickets are here. You’ll notice that we’re keeping it mysterious on the ticketing page – that’s because we wanna keep it intimate. We figure that if you’re looking here on our homepage, you’re familiar with what we do. If not, just check our rules, and make sure they sound good to you, and if so, come ring in the year with us.
We’re doing something different for this New Year’s celebration. Instead of a big, nighttime blowout, we’ve reserved a small loft (a perhaps familiar second-floor space with wood floors, good sound, inexpensive drinks, and an outdoor balcony for a chat and fresh air), and we’re doing a New Year’s Day Mister Sunday.
New Year’s Eve parties can get crazy, and this year, more than ever, we want to ring it in with a dancefloor that’s really tuned in. We thought a daytime party on the 1st would be the best way to do that.
You can get tickets here. We’ll send the address out to ticket-holders with ample time to make plans, but don’t worry, if you’ve been to a Mister Sunday indoors, you’ll know the spot – it’s really easy to get to.