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.
We’ve got our first dance of 2016 on January 17th. It’ll be the first of a handful of monthly indoor Mister Sundays at the scrappy (yet charming) Shea Stadium.
If you’ve never joined us at Shea, there are a few things to know. First, Shea Stadium is a DIY space in Brooklyn, not the former home field of Darryl Strawberry, Mookie Wilson, Doc Gooden and Keith Hernandez. (Go Mets.) It holds only about .5% the amount of people as the OG Shea Staidum, so it’s a good idea to get a ticket.
Second, it’s all ages, so come one, come all.
Third, and most importantly, some of our favorite Misters of all time have happened there. Something about the sun shining onto that little dancefloor brings out some extra magic.
Looking forward to seeing you there on the 17th. Until then, be well!
If you’ve joined us at Mister Sunday over the past four years, or if you’ve come to Nowadays for a drink, chances are you’ve had the good fortune to interact with our friend, Adam Roth. Adam is a great musician, a dad, and an all around excellent guy who mans the bar and spreads good humor at the Mister.
A couple weeks ago, totally out of the blue, he was diagnosed with stage four bile duct cancer. Given no hope for a cure through traditional western medicine, he’s seeking alternative treatments which aren’t covered by insurance.
His family has started a fund raising page to help pay for his treatments, and it’s been heartening – though thouroughly unsurprising given how great a guy he is – to see an outpouring of support. We’re coming to you now in hopes that we can add to that support through our community.
Donating something will obviously be financially meaningful to Adam and his family; but even more, it will be evidence of the massive amount of love and support he has. Whether it’s by giving a couple dollars or more, we hope you’ll join us in showing Adam how much we love him. This is where you can give.
Thanks for taking the time to read, and thanks for being part of our big family. We’ll see you soon.
You may have heard that there was a fire at Silent Barn this past weekend. The folks there are still working hard to make the space ready for events, but unfortunately that won’t happen before this weekend, which means we’ll have to postpone the forthcoming Mister Saturday Night with Justin, Eamon & Gunnar Haslam.
We’ve been trying to locate an alternative venue to keep the party happening, but it was just too tricky at such late notice so we’re going to take a rain check on this one and hopefully make it happen again at some point down the line. If you bought a ticket in advance expect to see a refund from Resident Advisor before the week is out.
The good people at Silent Barn are experiencing some hardship as a result of the closure so if you’re interesting in helping them out there’s a couple of channels you can use:
– To volunteer and get involved in person go here.
– To make a financial contribution go here. (Financial contributions will help with the resident’s material losses and to cover Silent Barn’s loss of income until they can reopen to the public).
Otherwise, Mister Sunday at Industry City continues for 3 more weeks so we’ll see you there this coming Sunday.