7.17 - Music video dance party: Weird Science vs Real Genius

Friday, July 17, 9pm-late, $10 sugg donation
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - RSVP for address below

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An epic anniversary has snuck up on us this summer: in the first week of August, 1985 -- 30 years ago! -- two of the most emblematic 1980s geek movies were released - Weird Science ("Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that") & Real Genius ("Teenage geniuses deal with their abilities while developing a laser").

Celebrate with us with an all-classic-MTV-videos dance party featuring the music from and inspired by the two films, 1985, geekery and SCIENCE. 10pm: 1980s-style trivia game show, Science Genius, that will test your knowledge of the films and 1980s pop culture (must arrive by 9:45pm to participate). Correct answers rewarded with free drinks. Also: Mad scientist Ve Sidra Magni will be looking for test subjects for electrostimulation research. Are YOU brave enough? PLus: popcorn (of course)!

Suggested dress code: any character from either movie or 1980s heavy metal, mall rat, nerd and beyond.

Now looking for co-conspirators who want to dress in character costumes and do silly things. Get in touch.

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8.7 - JaNk! dance party with Sxip Shirey

Friday, Aug 7, 10pm-late, $20
Gemini and Scorpio Loft, Gowanus, BK - RSVP for address below

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We're firing up the drum machines, sticking a mic down the mouth of a tuba and inviting you to a surreal live-music-driven dance party. Dirty electronics and live musicians (horns, drums, human beat box), regurgitating old genres like early ska, early hip-hop, techno and house and playing it raw, glitchy and original.

Experimental circus composer Sxip Shirey and JaNk band: Don Godwin on sousa, Attis Clopton on drums, Peter Hess on sax, Xavier Smith on vocals. Hip-hop brass band PitchBlak Brass Band. Eclectic beats by Joro Boro till late.

The evening will start with Sxip Shirey and his new album co-producer Don Godwin presenting a selection of never-before-heard songs from the album: newly finished the week before, and not yet released.

With harmonica and megaphone in hand, Shirey taps the loop-sampler with his foot. Dirty hip-hop beats scroll out of the sound system, as his drummer kicks in a counter rhythm that unfurls a tight snare klezmer for a distinctly urban sound. Red marbles rolling in electroacoustic glass bowls, industrial flutes, bass siren whistles, regurgitated music box, mutant harmonica, miniature hand bell choir... A confusion of novelty, experimental and electronics, wild and entertaining. "Haunting" - The New York Times; "hypnotizing" - Billboard.com; "beguiling" - Time Out NY; "mesmerizing" - The New Yorker; "unexpected" - The Huffington Post.

New York City Hip-Hop Brass. PitchBlak Brass Band uses the epic sounds of tubas, trombones, saxophones and other typically non-hip hop instruments in the spirit of The Roots and some of rapÕs iconic live bands, to deliver an energy that samples, loops and breakbeats canÕt always capture. Their blend of soundscapes and lyrical exuberance creates a grand adventure in listening, one that can hold the attention of music fans from across a fairly wide spectrum.

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