Over the past two weeks, I’ve been working hard to bring our neighborhood some of my favorite line ups as part of the free DIY show series organized with The Snake. We held three amazing parties in just fourteen days: Forbidden Fruit, 302A and This is Not a Cult. Each one a defining moment. Since the birth of Dingus’ digital presence, live shows have been a key way to connect directly and demonstrate the social finness of the global DIY community. Already we’ve booked bands from distant continents and packed venues all around the city- achievements otherwise impossible if not for your support.
Forbidden Fruit saw five outstanding acts beginning with Australian singer/song-writer Lisa Salvo. After a delicate set from Wintergreen, Hubbell Mountain temporarily stole the spotlight as they demonstrated why their particular 4-piece aesthetic is king. No Shoes brought their A-game as we’ve all come to expect and Lil Kids closed us out with a very real performance.
302A, a party named discreetly after a loft that I lived in during my early days in Brooklyn began with a surprise performance from local favorites Jangula and continued forcefully with Napoleon and Dances. Il Abanico, a band that’s recently grabbed the spotlight within the DIY community, put on a closing performance that stunned audiences as listeners found themselves hearing completely re-worked tracks. Seeing the group transform all their original material live (most lovably through intense drum syncopation) was a rare treat.
This is Not a Cult was a show centered around local recording studio, Mama Coco’s Funky Kitchen. Finally, we were able to boast about booking the dream bill which includes the elusive Sons of an Illustrious Father, Ghost Pal, The Harmonica Lewinskies and The Great American Novel. Each band seemed to show up the act before it, furthering the intensity in the orgiastic event. As sparklers threatened to set off sprinklers, each band forcefully made love to the audience in what will forever be known as Ignatius’ Gangbang.
This Saturday is Sour Stash, the Jean Jackets record release party. Then, we take a week off to focus on getting our digital content back in groove. The event, as always, is completely free and will be held at Muchmore’s (on the corner of North 9th and Havemeyer in North Williamsburg). Headlining, Harvey Eyeballs is easily one of the most intriguing acts I’ve come across in my findings; and with Gabe Wax’s (of Trout Recording) Carroll and Alfonso Velez opening the night, the show will make for a great Saturday night watering hole. Wont you join us for a few beers? [Facebook Event] @Dingusonmusic