Come one and all to the first Meme Movement event curated exclusively by digital singles label, The Snake. The Snake has recently been taking some giant leaps by closing a deal and becoming one of the elite curators of the Free Music Archive headed by WFMU- this show will be the organizations live event debut. Admission is free, free, free all night long. Unfortunately the venue is 21+, so bring those fakes to 905 Atlantic Ave and let’s get rowdy. We’ve got the doors set to open at 9pm and the first bands to go on at 945pm. Come on out to support local acts Shapes and Il Abanico as well as Atlanta’s Bosco and Chicago’s The Canoes. Check out more details at the facebook event. Dingus
As many of you know, I work with another group named the Meme Movement to host underground DIY showcases around the city. Our May event, Medication is fast approaching and I’d like to take the time to thank, personally, the bands involved. The show, is actually the first to be curated by the digital music museum (as I like to call it), The Snake. With Bosco (traveling from Atlanta), The Canoes (traveling from Chicago) and New York City diy heroes Shapes and Il Abanico, the night promises pure pleasure. Join us at Freecandy (905 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn) on May 18 and RSVP to our Facebook event. Dingus
This weekend, in conjunction with The Sour Mash Blog and The Meme Movement, we were proud to host a night so loud, so rambunctious, that the chief of police, himself, decided to pay us a visit. Lining up Flagland, Life Size Maps, Filthy Savage, Ken South Rock and Juggernut (who didn’t even get to play, thanks pigs), Roanoke taught us a great lesson in sound control while nearly getting the venue shut down. Here are some images from the evening:
New Cull, the quarterly cultural event put on by the Meme Movement and hosted by esteemed classical pianist Evan Shinner, is preparing for its return (March 23). The video below serves at the events flyer and invitation, however, you will need a password to get into the cozy uptown apartment to see the insanity unfold. Email mememovement at gmail if you’re interested in attending. Space is limited.
Challenging everything sacred, Evan has organized a line up of performance artists and musicians that will pop the top of your head off. Wear a helmut.
And now, another sneak peek at one of our upcoming showcases. This time we’ll be featuring headlining act, Bosco along side an excellent cast and crew. Right now, this show poster is the only set of details I’m at liberty to divulge, but rest assured, there is a facebook listing coming. Medication will be our first event hosted with the arts collective known as Free Candy and let me tell you, we’re ultra-excited. The space boasts a retro-galaxy theme, perfect for any Meme Movement showcase, a nice long bar, so your alcohol consumption is as smooth as possible, and stage so we can all pretend like we’re famous. Come pretend with us.
Join us tonight at Public Assembly in Brooklyn to see some of the most talented bands around. Our specific and unconditional love for Ben Lear’s Lillian, and its stunning live performance should be enough to get you out of the house tonight, but if it’s not, he’ll be supported by New Beings and Tallahassee. The show will be warm and intimate, just like we like it, so bring your smiling faces and share a beer with us.
This past Saturday, Dingus was proud to curate the Meme Movement event, Blue Blood. We’d like to take a minute to thank the five bands, who played their hearts out, leaving nearly every audience member in complete stupor over the question “who was best?”. In truth, the line up, consisting mostly of bands from the Mama Coco’s roster, could have played in any order, but went like this:
If you weren’t one of the 700 people packed into The Other Side, here are a few pictures from the show (shot by Mavy Entertainment). The full photo reel will soon be available on the Meme website.
Our next show is a more intimate event at Public Assembly featuring Ben Lear and Tallahassee. You can get the details and RSVP here.
Dingus is proud to welcome Free Candy, local art venue and concert space, into the Meme Movement family. Besides their regularly schedules programming, we will be curating live music events at the venue. Keep your eyes our for the next set of show flyers, and until then, check out our next show with our friends at The Other Side, Blue Blood.
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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