When Brooklyn’s ultra creative and super prestigious Acme Studio is not busy designing and building sets for fashion magazines and A-Listers, they are busy party planning. The End of the World doesn’t happen in a day; it is an affair with its own pace – court it, seduce it, savor its anticipation. This New Year’s Eve 2013, a dignified cocktail hour will give way to a one-of-a-kind midnight countdown at Acme Studio in Williamsburg with electrifying live performances by Dynasty Electric, Nutritious,Body Language (DJ Set), Picture Plane, Van Genderen and Tony Grund and dancing until breakfast, after the sun comes up. Cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres, all night open bar, music and performances, and breakfast included in pay-one-price ticket price. 10 pm til 6am. Tickets:https://ACMESTUDIO.TICKETLEAP.com/NYE/
Body Language has created quite the buzz, receiving rave reviews from the likes of NPR, The New York Times, The Guardian and more importantly, the dance floor. With an EP just released and full-length disc on the way, Grammar (Om Records / Lavish Habits), the Brooklyn quartet’s distinct sound as been described as “restless pop experiments with a future-shocked blend of soul and R&B.” Or as multi-instrumentalist/producer Grant Wheeler puts it, “Our world still exists in an indie-disco bubble; we’re just pushing the limits of every genre to a point where the bubble’s about to pop.” The other members include singer/glockenspiel player Angelica Bess (her vocals were on Sepalcure’s “Outside the Lines” and featured in the film ‘Black Swan’), drummer Ian Young (who has been live drumming with Matthew Dear) and singer/producer Matt Young (who, with Grant, co-produces/writes for such rising artists as Passion Pit, Machinedrum and Vacationer). Body Language embodies everything that’s beautiful about music right now.
We’ve had a week to recover, and we still can’t get over how much fun the second annual IndiOa2i2 party was at Coachella. From ex-Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and Macy Gray to Danny Masterson and Yelawolf, DJs and MCs rocked our party from Friday til Sunday while party guests Z-Trip, Rosario Dawson and Katy Perry enjoyed the flawless desert weather.
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