It’s Spring. Dingus is on a crash course of internal improvement and now we’re here to present to the second in our now repeating show series, No More Love. For nearly two years we’ve hosted twenty-nine events, completely free for our fans; now it’s time to step it up. Get ready for an art show from the Freesnacks Collective and performances from Napoleon, The Harmonica Lewinskies, Sons of an Illustrious Father, Lexie Roth and Nine Violet. We’ll be wishing a safe and successful journey to the SOAIF summer tour and digging deep into our pockets to provide you with a revamped bar and new installation art for the main concert space at Freecandy. Come on out and support the bands- then black out and forget the night ever happened… until next time. Don’t forget to RSVP on our facebook event page so we know how much booze to buy for you crazy kids. [Facebook Event] @Dingusonmusic
Today I sit here. It is noon. Sasha Geffen is landing from Chicago and Freecandy is gearing up. In twelve hours- with a joint in hand, I will turn twenty four. Today, tonight we re-invent events. We bring back the Blue Blood and Fresh Arrest records for those who missed the early days. The days when a man asked not what his band could do for him, but what he could do for his band. But least important of all is the fact that I’ve been putting one foot in front of the other for twenty four short years. Short they are, when you do what you love- and goddamn do I love Dingus and all it stands for in audio culture.
God Save MCFK by Ghost Pal (Brooklyn, New York) *
Tonight we pay our respects to some of the greats- pioneers; talent filled faces that pour their hearts into your earbuds so that morning commute, that long drive, that dark night is consoled. God Save MCFK. God save us all. This one’s for the bands busting out new material: The Gradients, Ghost Pal, Happy Lives, Lil Kids, & Napoleon. Some of my best friends, some of my best enemies- all drunk tonight, together, for the start of something new.
Now a toast. To a year and a half of bare knuckle boxing in preparation for the title fight. To the music we grew up with, the music we challenge. We’re here to represent you and your heart- so send us your songs. [Facebook Event/RSVP] @Dingusonmusic
Last night was our second event working together with the Meme Movement. We curated a long list of bands for Fresh Arrest and wanted to extend our warm gratitude to all the musicians (Itchy Hearts, No Shoes, Large Lady, Newport Reds, Sitting Ducks, The Jean Jackets), technicians, sponsors, bartenders, security and other staff involved (especially the venue). We’d also like to thank everyone who showed up to the show. You might not realize it, but without your participation and support, the NYC live music scene is dead. We hope you were sufficiently drunk. Here are a few photos from the night, shot by Maverick Inman of Mavy Entertainment and Meme:
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