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Feeling Gloomy Cares about the 80s
Jul 19, 2014 @ 11:00 pm - Jul 20, 2014 @ 4:00 am| $6
Here at Feeling Gloomy NYC, we love dancing with tears in our eyes. In fact, that’s pretty much the entirety of what we love. So the 80s, being the decade in which someone could actually write a song entitled “Dancing with Tears in Our Eyes” (thanks Ultravox!) and have it be a hit, is one of our favorites. Put some keening vocals about something morose over some synthesizers and big booming drums and that pretty much sums up the decade. Sometimes it seems like nobody cares about the 80s, what with their 90s revivals or their 00s reunions. Well, Feeling Gloomy cares. Caring is one of our strong suits! So, we’re going to pay special attention to the 80s, and not only the Smiths, New Order, Depeche Mode and the Cure, we’re going to get down to brass tacks with Visage, The The, Prefab Sprout, Tones on Tail, the Wake, Romeo Void, Eurythmics, Soft Cell, Yaz, Bronski Beat maybe even a little Q Lazzarus. You’d best be prepared.
We’re also bringing in an extra-special guest DJ this month: Michael Grace Jr. of two of NYC’s gloomiest bands, My Favorite and the Secret History will take us all to heights of dancing while crying that we had not previously achieved. Seeing as how My Favorite released “The Last New Wave Record” 20 years ago, we figured this would be a good time to introduce you to his knowledge of all things gloomy.
+ Dramatic readings of 80s lyrics as teenage poetry (because they are, dammit)
+ Special guest DJ Michael Grace Jr (My Favorite / the Secret History)
+ Your favorite depressed DJs Gordon and Nathaniel Gloom playing armloads of the best and saddest synthpop, new wave, cold wave, and post-punk from and inspired by the 80s, plus all your favorite anglophilic, gloomy faves
The Party That Brings a Tear to Your Eye
Sat 19th July at Grand Victory
+ 3rd Saturdays every month
@ Grand Victory, 245 Grand St
betw. Driggs & Roebling
L to Bedford / G to Lorimer
11pm – 4am
Dress to depress
Tickets: $6 door
$4 advance tix here:
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Previously we had THIS much fun:
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