House of Yes

Mr. And Ms. Saturday Night: March 17th

This past Saturday, we had a live band join us for the first time in Mister history. And thanks to the great talents of Brooklyn trio Archie Pelago, it was a smashing success. We got to talking with our new friend, Bika, who gave us her thoughts on the relationship between electronic and acoustic music. Her friend and coworker Matt joined in the conversation, and her Polish friend Nika (who arrived to New York just one week ago) snapped the shot.

MSN: Is this your first time at a Mister party?
Matt: It was a couple of months ago… and I came with Bika once, but we couldn’t get in because it was too packed!
Bika: This is my first time at a Mister Saturday Night. Last summer I went to a Mister Sunday party outside, at this place with a bridge by the water…
MSN: The Gowanus Canal.
Bika: Exactly! Yeah, I loved it. It was so nice.
MSN: Yeah, it’s beautiful over there.
Bika: Well, not exactly beautiful, but…
MSN: Well, just don’t swim in the water!
Bika: Haha! Exactly. I always wanted to go to the regular party at night but never managed to until now.
MSN: Where are you guys from?
Matt: From all over, but I live in Bushwick.
Bika: I’m originally from Slovenia, but I grew up in Vienna. I live in Soho now. My friend Nika and I lived in Austria for a long time. I also lived in London for a little while, and London has almost the same problem as New York – it has a very weak electronic scene. It has that contradiction of the best DJs or the best “acts” come from London and New York, but in the city itself, it doesn’t have a proper base or scene. Let’s say you’re in Vienna or something, and are sitting around bored, and you hear that a DJ from New York is coming, it seems like a big thing. But when you come here, it’s not a big deal. Like, where is everybody? It seems that there only a very few parties that are appreciated properly.
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Mister Saturday Night Live

For this installment of the Mister at the House Of Yes, we’re happy to announce that we’re doing something we’ve been hoping to do for a long time now – incorporate live music into the party.

Justin and Eamon will DJ almost all night long, and all the trappings that make the House of Yes extra special – comfy seats, a full bar, a disco ball, and our big blue sound system on all four corners of the wood dancefloor – will still be in place; but at some point earlier in the night, the guys will be handing the keys over to a trio of very talented and ingenious acoustic and electronic musicians from Brooklyn called Archie Pelago.

On cello and Ableton is Greg Heffernan (Cosmo D); Dan Hirshorn (Hirshi) operates the turntables and trumpet; and Zach Koeber (Kroba) plays sax and assorted effects. Their technical set-up alone has received plaudits from electronic music producers, and the resulting sound they create is just as uniquely impressive. More than ready for the dancefloor? Mary Anne Hobbs thinks so, and so do we.

Come before eleven for some beers on the house, and RSVP to mister@mistersaturdaynight.com for reduced entry at the door before midnight.

We’re looking forward to trying something new with you.

Mister Saturday Night
with residents Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin
and with a live performance from Archie Pelago

at House of Yes / 342 Maujer St between Waterbury and Morgan, Brooklyn / Saturday, February 11th / 10p-6a / $10 before midnight with RSVP to mister@mistersaturdaynight.com / $15 otherwise / map to venue / 21+*

*Although we absolutely love to play host to our underage friends, the operators of the space make the rules. When we can, we do it all-ages, but for House of Yes, we’ve gotta keep it twenty-one and over.

Mr. And Ms. Saturday Night: November 19th

Last weekend, at approximately two in the morning outside House of Yes, we interviewed Felix and Benedict. They drove all the way down from the lovely city of Montreal to party with us!

MSN: What part of Montreal are you from?
Benedict: We’re from the really pretty place of Montreal which is called Plateau…
Felix: Well I’m from the Village, which is kind of downtown.
MSN: What brings you here?
Felix: Mister Saturday Night! Actually we came here just for that. I went to the Caribou show way way back. It was a great show.
MSN: How long have you been living in New York?
Felix: For like, two days?
Benedict: We don’t live in New York!
MSN: So you’re just visiting?
Felix: Yes, just for the weekend! We came here FOR Mister Saturday Night!
MSN: Oh wow! That’s really cool. So where are you staying?
Felix: In a hostel. But we have a friend that lives in Bushwick.
MSN: How did you get down here?
Felix: We drove. I didn’t take too long, about six hours.
MSN: So Benedict, this is your first time at a Mister Saturday Night party?
Benedict: Yeah. It’s really nice. I love the Brooklyn Lager. It tastes like heaven! I love beer. My favorite is Pabst [sarcastically]. Last time I tried Pabst I puked on myself. And I had a pale grey V-neck on, and it was all over me, and I was on the dancefloor, alone. This was in a bar called Phoenix Club on Saint Laurent. I wanted to kill myself! But I went back home on my bike, took a shower, changed clothes, and went back to the bar.
MSN: You’re a trooper.
Benedict: I’m a warrior, actually! If you guys need some tips about beer, you can contact me.
Felix: But bottom line, we love Mister Saturday Night. Music is great, crowd is nice…
Benedict:…people are nice, and good looking, even though we can’t see their faces because it’s too dark!

Sorry Benedict! We’ll try to point some light at your pretty faces next time. As the graffiti so poignantly states – “This is how we walk on the moon.”

A Charm

After a blast-off of a Halloween party and an atmospheric come down on November 5,  we’re once again flying solo for this edition of the Mister, our third installment at House of Yes. You know what they say about third times.

Party starts at 10 and goes till it can’t go no more; beer’s on the house for the first hour; and if you send an RSVP to mister@mistersaturdaynight.com, it’ll be $10 before midnight.

And that’s that. We’ll see you at the Yes.

Mister Saturday Night with residents Justin Carter & Eamon Harkin

at House of Yes / 342 Maujer St between Waterbury and Morgan, Brooklyn / Saturday, November 19th / 10p-6a / $10 before midnight with RSVP to mister@mistersaturdaynight.com / $15 otherwise / map to venue
/ 21+*

*Although we absolutely love to play host to our underage friends, the operators of the space make the rules. When we can, we do it all-ages, but for House of Yes, we’ve gotta keep it twenty-one and over.

Mr. and Ms. Saturday Night: November 5th


At November 5th’s party at House Of Yes, the Mister once again went on the prowl to find Mr. and Ms. Saturday Night, a pair of folks hanging out and getting down. Without further ado, let us introduce to you… Carolyn and Kurt. Say hello to them at the next party. They are lovely people.

MSN: Where are you from, Kurt?
Kurt: I’m from Long Island, Floral Park. I was born in Coney Island, and then I moved out to Long Island. I think of how different I would be if I was raised in Coney Island.
MSN: How so?

Kurt: I probably wouldn’t be as open as I am now. I would probably be more thugged out, and totally hide… this [gestures to himself].
MSN: How do you know about these parties?

Kurt: I like to dance. I like to go out and dance. I’ve been doing this for a minute.
MSN: Have you been to other Mister Saturday Night parties?
Kurt: Yeah, pretty much since last year, but I’ve been in this scene forever. I’ve been going to Danger parties, Winkle and Balktick parties… and when I found out about them and went to them, I thought, “This is the shit!”
MSN: What do you like about Mister Saturday Night parties?
Kurt: Openness, freedom...
MSN: And where are you from, Carolyn?
Carolyn: I’m from Colorado. It’s the coolest state. I was born in Albany actually, and then I moved to Colorado. People who are from New York really have an air about them; it’s like a confidence, that you can just handle…I think it’s just being brought up in this environment, that you’re equipped to handle so much.
Kurt: True. I just wish that I was better able to understand what I possess. Sometimes I get really self-conscious of all this shit, when I shouldn’t! But you know, I just do.
Carolyn: Self-consciousness is such a weird thing, because every human being is so…when you really think about it, a human being is amazing…so beautiful! Like snowflakes, you know what I mean?
MSN: You’re right! Who’s anybody to judge anybody? So Carolyn, how did you find out about these parties?
Carolyn: Through my friend, Jesse, who’s a DJ, and my roomate. They heard about them and started going to them. They’re super fun. Actually, I think my roomate went to one, it was like a gay party…
MSN: The one they did with Spank? New York, Just Like I Pictured It?
Carolyn: Yeah! It was [that] party! And he had a blast.
MSN: What are your interests, passions, jobs?
Kurt: I’m studying to be a massage therapist.
Carolyn: I make my day job as a nanny – which I love, I love the kids. But I do theater here [at House of Yes]. I work for three families – one family I nanny for about twenty hours a week, the other family just three hours a week, and then one family I clean for. So I’m also a maid…
MSN: And where are these families?
Carolyn: All in Williamsburg. Which is the place to be if you’re a young family.
MSN: How old are the children?
Carolyn: Theo, who I’ve been with for about a year, is 16 months. And I witnessed his first steps. Ugh. It was incredible.

photo by Marshall McDonald

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