What’s good today?: “Men In Black” Night, Future Islands listening party, Disco Night
Windup Space continues its oddball celebration of cinema with Men In Black Night, dedicated to the Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones vehicle about a secret government agency that is kinda like a combo of INS and Homeland Security but for aliens. What better way to celebrate than with Men In Black-themed burlesque?
Local synth-pop heroes Future Islands released their latest album, Singles, yesterday after months of hype surrounding the band’s energetic performances both on Letterman and at the SXSW festival in Austin. As our reviewer Brandon Soderberg wrote in his review of Singles, it’s getting “harder to differentiate the crowdsurf-friendly bangers from the Herring-on-the-stage-heavily-heaving-and-sobbing moments of pause, and that’s a good thing.” You can hear the album at Eightbar, hosts of a Singles listening party. They’ll spin some of the old favorites too.
Disco has some pretty terrible connotations, but we’ll choose to look fondly upon the early days when it was an essential part of New York’s queer subculture. Hopefully the Gold Bar will have keep those songs in heavy rotation at its Disco Night, where you can enjoy two-for-one drinks while DJ 24 Karat Garrett spins.
From the Short List: “Funky local trio Turtle Tongue plays the Sidebar with Leo and Cygnus and Jess Cantley.”