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Here Comes The Story of the Hurricane


August. What a wash. As you probably figured, this weekend’s festivities are no-gos. There’s the hurricane, yes, but there’s no way you could get to us. Now that the MTA is shutting down everything at noon tomorrow AND all the car companies that we’ve called have said that they’re closing up shop, you’d have to walk, and walking in the wind and the rain is a bummer.

The good news, though, is that we’ve already got makeup dates scheduled. Pépé Bradock will play Mister Saturday Night at 12-turn-13 on September 17, and Optimo will join us for a special nighttime party after the final Mister Sunday of the season next Sunday night. We’ll have info about both of those parties soon, but for now, go to the grocery store, and buy some milk and eggs, because when Irene hits, you’re gonna want some breakfast.

Two Misters, Twenty-Four Hours


Rest up. We’re doing back-to-back parties this weekend. First at 12-turn-13 with Pepe Bradock on Saturday and then at Gowanus Grove with Optimo on Sunday. No sleep ’til Brooklyn.

Saturday, August 27 / Mister Saturday Night with the Mister Saturday Night boys and Pepe Bradock / at 12-turn-13 (172 Classon Ave between Park and Myrtle, Brooklyn) / 10pm – the end / tickets / RSVP to mister@mistersaturdaynight.com to get in for $15 before midnight / $20 otherwise

Sunday, August 28 / Mister Sunday with the Mister Saturday Night boys and the Optimo boys / at Gowanus Grove (400 Carroll St between Bond and Nevins, Brooklyn) / 3pm – 9pm / tickets / RSVP to mister@mistersaturdaynight.com to get in for $10 before 5pm / $12 otherwise

Shakes On

Today sees the release of a second Throne of Blood EP from Eamon’s production project with studio partner Steve Raney.

Harkin & Raney‘s ‘Shakes On’ EP explores a version of deep and broody house which has caught the ears and gained the support of The Revenge, Mark E, Neville Watson, Soul Clap, Spencer Parker, Hunee and Craig Richards. They’ve also pulled in a top drawer remix from JG Wilkes of Optimo under his Naum Gabo guise.

Review’s from Resident Advisor, xlr8r and Little White Earbuds can be found here and here and here respectively.

Workin’ & Steamin’

Shakes On

Shakes On (Naum Gabo Remix)

Mixes From Sundays Past

We recorded a lot of mixes of our guests playing at Sunday Best over the years. There’s also a few from Eamon and Justin and one in particular of them playing back-to-back at the last Sunday Best party ever.

Here they all are. A real treasure trove. We hope they whet your appetite for Mister Sunday kicking off on May 29th. Don’t download them all at once!

Alex from Tokyo, Dam Funk, Danny Wang, Eamon Harkin (another one here), Fred P, I:Cube, Joakim, John Daly, Jus Ed (part 1) and (part 2), Justin Carter, Justus Kohncke, Kyle Hall, Michael Mayer, Mister Saturday Night (Eamon & Justin, together as one), Motor City Drum Ensemble, Move D, Mr Scruff, Optimo, Quentin Harris, Riton, Roy Davis Jr, Rub N Tug, Stefan Goldman, Tim Sweeney, Trus’me and The Wurst DJs (My Cousin Roy, Runaway and Doug Lee)

Introducing Mister Sunday

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.

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