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Acrobatics, Violin, Magic and the Other Nights of the Week

It’s Next Wave season at BAM, and we’ve got a fist full of tickets for shows at the Harvey and Howard over the next few weeks. The thing we’re excited most about is tonight’s Raoul, a show conceived and fronted by violinist/acrobat/magician/clown James Thiérrée. We’ve seen the past two shows he’s done, mesmerizingly costumed and designed spectacles that take advantage of all Thiérrée’s various slashes, and they’re genius. (In case you’re worried that DJs don’t know what they’re talking about when it comes to theater, here’s a clip to prove the brilliance.)

The rest of the nights of the week aren’t so shabby either. Favourite Sons, one of our favorite bands, return from a long time off at Union Pool, hopefully airing out songs from their recently recorded album. Out jazz grabs our attention on Thursday and Friday with Henry Threadgill’s Zooid and the Sun Ra Arkestra; and we’ll spend our Mister-less Saturday night getting down at Sound Noir with Dial artist John Roberts. Sunday we’re checking Nick Cave’s ballsy Grinderman show, and Monday we’re seeing Sigur Ros’s Jonsi in a church on the Upper West Side. How civilized.

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Efdemin On The Way To Chicago and a Giveaway

This weekend we get back into the swing of things after our trip to London, hosting a Mister Saturday Night Loft Party in a secret space in Brooklyn.

Our special guest is a Berliner named Phillip Sollmann, who releases records on the Dial imprint under the name Efdemin. His most recent album is called Chicago, and it just so happens that he sent us the answers to the questions below in the Berlin airport, waiting to board a plane to the Windy City for the very first time.

Before we get to that, though, it’s time for a freebie. We’re giving away a pair of tickets for this weekend’s MSN Loft Party! All you have to do to get them is drop a line with the subject ‘Loft Party Giveaway’ to ask -at- mistersaturdaynight -dot- com. You’ll be signed up for our email list and entered into the drawing. We’ll randomly choose someone tomorrow morning, so you’ve got time to hip your friends to it – just make sure they bring you if they win.

Now on with the interview.

Mister Saturday Night: Based on some mixes we’ve heard, and from other interviews we’ve read with you, it’s clear that you are interested in music that spans much farther than house and techno. You even have a history with the cello and have worked in live bands where you’re singing, but what you are known for is dance music. It’s a predicament that a lot of creative people find themselves in: their interests and outputs are vast, but they’re known for one subset of those things. How do you feel about how you’re defined? How does it affect what you do? . . . Read on

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    Official Mister Saturday Night and Mister Sunday parties are in bold below. Other dates are tour dates for Eamon and/or Justin.

    Friday, April 28th // Planetarium with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin DJing // at the Secret Hi-Fi Loft // $25 // tickets and more info coming soon

    Sunday, May 14th // Mister Sunday Outdoor Season Opener with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, May 21st // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and special guest Avalon Emerson // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, May 28th // Mister Sunday Memorial Day Weekend Special with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, June 4th // Mister Sunday with Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, June 11th // Mister Sunday with Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, June 18th // Mister Sunday with special guest Rick Wilhite all day long // at Nowadays // 56-06 Cooper Ave, Ridgewood // $15 before 5pm with RSVP // advance tickets at $10, $15 and $20

    Sunday, June 18th // Eamon Harkin & Justin Carter at Secret Sundaze // at La Terrazza // Barcelona, Spain // advance tickets and more info

    Thursday, July 13th // Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin at Farr Festival with Avalon Emerson and more // Hertfordshire, UK // advance tickets and more info

    Saturday, July 29th // Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin at Panorama with Jayda G, Anthony Naples, Huerco S and Motor City Drum Ensemble // at Randall's Island // NYC // advance tickets and more info