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Saturday, August 14, 2010

PopJew Birthday Bash

The Deal: $3 Rolling Rock; other cheap drinks
The Place: Don Pedro's
The Price: FREE (?)
The Details: The PopJew is having a birthday and got some of the best bands around to play. Liquor Store, Home Blitz, Fergus & Geronimo, Pujol and Moonmen on the Moon, Man. This will be rad for sure.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124158487626856
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Summer Thunder #3: The Quickening

The Deal: $3 PBR; 2 PBR for $5; Drink Specials
The Place: Union Pool 
The Price: FREE
The Details: The third installment of Union Pool's outdoor yard party. Grab a taco and a PBR and hang out while bands play. There is supposed to be a "super secret special guest" but that could mean anything. Starts at 3pm.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142413079114914
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday The 13th Party

The Deal: BYOB + cheap booze
The Place: The Trailer Park
The Price: $3
The Details: There's a bunch of random ass old warehouses in the Williamsburg Industrial Park which make for excellent DIY party spots. Despite the fact that I haven't heard of any of the bands (Mamelukes and Big Gunz) I'd wager that this will be a rager. Plus there's going to be burlesque/strippers, which is cool.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105244399532988
Breathalyzer Score: .15

Midnite Till Death No. 33

The Deal: $3 Rolling Rock, $2 Genessee...other cheap shit.
The Place: Don Pedro's
The Price: $7
The Details: Midnite Till Death might not be the insane party it used to be, say back at #10 or so. But even if there's not crazies swinging from rafters anymore you will get to hear some rad bands that no one else will be hip to for at least a few months. Plus Pedro's is a dirty ass, dive bar with an assortment of cheap booze.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119058234809766
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Crooked Disco Fridays

The Deal: $3 Rolling Rock
The Place: Le Poisson Rouge
The Price: FREE
The Details: Lotsa bass heavy hip hop, dancehall, funk and disco jams.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151268004883730
Breathalyzer Score: .10

Trash w/ Kayvon Zand

The Deal: $3 PBR all night; 2-4-1 drinks 3-4am
The Place: The Studio
The Price: $5 w/ RSVP: trash@djjessnyc.com
The Details: If you're not familiar with Kayvon Zand he's the dude kinda at the forefront of the latest downtown goth/hipster scene. He's been banned from Highline Ballroom because people were engaging in sexual activity on stage. So it makes sense that he's playing Trash since that kinda stuff used to be commonplace at this party back in the day.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135421969831502
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Rooftop Films: Last Train Home

The Deal: Open Bar courtesy of Radeberger Pilsner
The Place: Old American Can Factory
The Price: $10
The Details: Rooftop Films is screening a film about people in China migrating from cities to their rural homelands. The night starts with live music from Mountain Man, then the screening goes down on the roof of the Can Factory. After the screening head down to the courtyard for some Radeberger.
Filmmaker Interview: Last Train Home’s Lixin Fan
The Source: http://www.rooftopfilms.com/2010/schedule/39-last-train-home
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Thursday, August 12, 2010

PopGun Party w/ Deerhunter (DJ)

The Deal: Budweiser Open Bar 8:30-9:30pm
The Place: Glasslands
The Price: $10 w/RSVP: popgunbooking.com/2010rsvp or $12 w/o
The Details: PopGun pretty much scores the party of the night with this one. Deerhunter is dropping by for a DJ set. Plus, The Big Sleep, We Are All Romans and recent blog sensations, Ducktails, are all playing live. Unfortunately the one hitch is the free booze is Budweiser, which might be the worst beer ever...unless they want to advertise on Booze Party, in which case they're A-OK.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122875391091927
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Panic: A Dance Party

The Deal: 2-4-1 drinks 10-11pm; Open Bar 2-2:30am
The Place: Gallery Bar
The Price: $3 before 12; $5 after 12
The Details: The claim is that this party is a fundraiser, hence the cover. Only they don't mention where the proceeds go but I'm guessing it's fueling someone's Four Loko habit. There are a shit load of people involved so I'm just going to highlight a few here: DJ Dirty Finger, Hiro Tha Jap, Skitsnygg, The Glitter Kids, Debbie Delirium, etc. Basically it's the Bushwick punks mingling with the downtown scenesters. If you can't get laid here then pack up your sack and leave New York.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140055709362504
Breathalyzer Score: .15

S.P.I.L.L. Benefit

The Deal: $4 44 North Vodka Drinks
The Place: The Bell House
The Price: $5-$10 donation
The Details: The Bell House and a bunch of bands have teamed up to raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. There's going to be cajun food, cheap vodka and live music from Paul & The Patients, Deluka, Arpline, Diehard, Brothers and Fancy Colors plus a DJ set from Au Revoir Simone.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=138635986170092
Breathalyzer Score: .14


The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11:30-12 & 2-2:30
The Place: Darkroom
The Price: FREE
The Details: Prince Terrence and Carol Sharks of Hussle Club DJ this LES weekly at Darkroom. The open bar is split up into two half hour sets in hopes that you show up for the first and stick it out until the second. But it's actually a pretty rad party so that shouldn't be a problem.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149848415026935
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Mojito Open Bar

The Deal: Mojito Open Bar 8-9pm
The Place: Boom
The Price: FREE
The Details: Drink free mojitos while a live Cuban band plays. The band may or may not be comprised of actual Cubans. But if they arrive at the bar on a raft with a box of cigars then I guess we'll know.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=142463159099993&index=1
Breathalyzer Score: .13

NC-17 w/ Apathy Angel

The Deal: Vodka Open Bar at Midnight
The Place: Lit
The Price: FREE
The Details: NC-17 is sleazy, seedy, moist, corrupt and a great fucking time. Go-go girls, dancey indie rock DJs, live bands and bitchy bartenders make this weekly party a staple of the downtown NYC scene.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143839565640600
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Tiswas: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 10:30-11:30pm
The Place: Beauty Bar
The Price: FREE
The Details: This week's Tiswas is the release party for the soundtrack to Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. You know, that movie with Michael Cera. Or as I like to call him, "the hipster Tom Cruise," because he plays the same character in every movie...or maybe that's Pacino. Either way, there's free vodka.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149477991731834
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ella Wednesdays

The Deal: $3 PBR; $7 Beer & Shot Combo
The Place: Ella
The Price: FREE
The Details: Nicky Digital and his merry band of hipsters frolicking at their weekly Wednesday night party. This used to be off limits for broke jokes like you and I but the new "drink till you dance" specials mean that us poor folk can mingle with rich and (locally) famous that frequent this party. It's also Jess Jubilee's birthday celebration, if that does anything for ya.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129586583752973
Breathalyzer Score: .13


The Deal: 2-4-1 drinks until 9-10pm
The Place: Keybar
The Price: Free, RSVP: contact@mymoismusic.com
The Details: Krunk Pony and Lil Ray's new monthly party at Keybar. The first hour of the party offers up 2-4-1 drinks, after that you're on your own.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136803389685866
Breathalyzer Score: .10

BCBG Fall Preview

The Deal: Free Champagne 7-9pm
The Place: BCBG Soho
The Price: FREE
The Details: BCBG is previewing their fall line with a little celebration promising "champagne, treats, giveaways & gift bags." Seems like as good a place as any to start of the night's festivities.
The Source: http://guestofaguest.com/calendar/2010/8/bcbg-fall-preview/
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


The Deal: 2-4-1 margaritas 10-12
The Place: Gallery Bar (downstairs)
The Price: FREE
The Details: The party you'll end up at after you realize all the other parties you're planning on hitting suck. Plus there's another party upstairs tonight at Gallery Bar. A double decker, if you will. I will.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103643973027926
Breathalyzer Score: .14

Darkness At The Disco

The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11-11:30 & 12:30-1am
The Place: Darkroom
The Price:
The Details: Two half hour open bars? If it works on Thursday (Circa w/ Prince Terrence) then it must work on Tuesday, right? Right?
The Source: http://nyc.myopenbar.com/index.php?section=trackback&id=10305
Breathalyzer Score:

Girl Trouble

The Deal: 2-4-1 Drinks 10-12
The Place: Gallery Bar (upstairs)
The Price: FREE
The Details: The Germs crew are back with a new party called Girl Trouble. I don't know if this is a one time thing our a new weekly but either way, if it sucks, just go downstairs for Rando. The DJs are Denny Le Nimh, Kids With Snakes and Jorge Balarezo.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143050532390756
Breathalyzer Score: .13

Disco Down: Caligula

The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11-12
The Place: Happy Ending
The Price: FREE
The Details: The theme for tonight's Disco Down is Caligula. So be sure to appoint a horse to Senate, have sex with your sisters, declare war on Poseidon and at the end of the night be murdered by your guards. Sounds like a blast.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148466731836977
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Music Without Borders

The Deal: $3 Beer; $5 Jack
The Place: Kush
The Price: FREE
The Details: Cheap after work boozin' in a fancy setting. This is the Sound Liberation Front edition. I thought Sound won it's war for independence 30 years ago under General Frank Zappa and Admiral George Clinton and his Funkateers? Then again, there were Japanese dudes still bunkered up on Iwo Jima in the 50's so... What the fuck am I talking about?
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144550578903380
Breathalyzer Score: .13

5 Bands 5 Bucks

The Deal: Open Bar 7-8pm
The Place: Crash Mansion
The Price: $5 w/ RSVP: www.RPM-RSVP.com, $10 w/o
The Details: The five bands are Leslie DiNicola, Sound Drive, Ignacio, Turbotronics and The Barrens. The problem with an event series showcasing bands is that you eventually run out of good bands. Obviously. Well, at least there's an open bar.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=105874479468443
Breathalyzer Score: .11

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mondays At Darkroom

The Deal: Vodka Open Bar 11-12
The Place: Darkroom
The Price: FREE
The Details: It's something to do on a Monday besides sitting on the couch watching Jersey Shore reruns.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148974355115697
Breathalyzer Score: .12

Sunday, August 8, 2010

St. Jerome's 4th Anniversary Party

The Deal: $2 Bud/Bud Lite til midnight
The Place: St. Jerome's
The Price: FREE
The Details: In only four years St. Jerome's has established itself as the best down & dirty rock n' roll bar in town. On any given night there's people from various bands you love hanging out here getting sloshed. Hell, even Lady Gaga frequents the place (she used to go-go here before becoming the most famous person on Earth). This will be the craziest Sunday nighter of the year.
The Source: Word of mouth
Breathalyzer Score: .16

Leigh Lezark Birthday BBQ

The Deal: Belvedere Open Bar 5-6pm
The Place: Soho Grand
The Price: Free, must RSVP: events@grandlifenyc.com
The Details: Princess Cold Stare of the MisShapes (remember them?) is turning 40...just fuckin' with ya. I have no idea how old this broad is. Her birthday registry includes: virgin blood, a lock of hair from Bronques' wig, Amanda Lepore's mummified penis, a vial of Michael T's venom, An Idiot's Guide To Smiling: Deluxe Edition, etc. Just in case you want to get the birthday girl something.
The Source: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=149356415081521
Breathalyzer Score: .14

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