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The Bell House

SATURDAY

Oct 26
$15 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whoa! Kaiju Big Battel is a modern conflict of epic proportions. Evil villains, menacing alien beasts, and giant, city-crushing monsters threaten to destroy the planet Earth. Who will save the helpless humans from total ruin? The Heroes, of course, and the Heroines too. A few privileged humans also get in on the action, as they try to contain danger within the three-roped arena of Kaiju Big Battel. 5:30pm Doors / 6:00pm Show $15 GA / $30 VIP Ages 18+
Oct 26
$15 10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
A very limited number of advance tickets are sold for The Rub every month. Purchase now to secure your admission. The Rub is the preeminent hip-hop dance party in New York City. DJ Eleven and DJ Ayres play everything from funk classics to new rap, R&B and house. 10pm / $15 All Night

SUNDAY

Oct 27
$25 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
PopGun Presents of Montreal Two important events occurred during the making of White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood. I became “Simulated Reality” paranoid and I fell in LOVE. Well a lot more happened during the process of writing and recording, but those are the two big ones. I also reached a healthy point of self-forgiveness for my failed marriage and became deeply educated in the lies of America the Great. I feel like a switch was recently turned on in my brain and now I’m beginning to see through the lies that have been fed to me my whole life by the masters of media and by those who control and manipulate the narrative of our cultural identity and social order. My paranoia began during the presidential election cycle and reached a dangerous peak shortly after the inauguration. In the meantime I watched and read countless works of art in a mad effort to be reminded of how many truly brilliant people there are living/struggling among us and to try to maintain a positive outlook. The works of Angela Davis, Noam Chomsky, Chris Kraus, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the Autobiographies of Malcolm X and Mark E Smith were all great inspirations, to name a few. Musically, I was very inspired by the extended dance mixes that people used to make for pop singles back in the ‘80s. It’s so cool how a lot of the 80’s hits had these really intricate and interesting longer versions that wouldn’t get played on the radio and could only be heard in the clubs. I used that template with these tracks, I wanted them all to feel like the extended “club edit” of album tracks. I also decided to abandon the “live band in a room” approach that I had been using on the recent albums and work more on my own or remotely with collaborators. I used the same drum sample packs throughout because I wanted the album to have a rhythmic continuity to it. I wanted the drums to have a strong and consistent identity, similar to how Prince’s Linn Electronics LM-1 drum machine played such an important role on his classic albums. Zac Colwell also played a huge role on this album, adding saxophones and synths to most of the songs. I also got a lot of help from long time collaborators, and “of Montreal” touring members, Clayton Rychlik and JoJo Glidewell. The two title concept came to me when I was thinking about how difficult it is to frame the message of a song with just one title, because so often the songs are about so many different subjects. ‘White Is Relic’ was inspired by James Baldwin’s writings regarding the creation and propagation of a toxic American White identity. I’ve come to learn how it’s just a tool wielded by the 1% to give poor white people a false sense of superiority in an effort to keep the masses placated and numb to how deeply we’re all getting fucked by our capitalist rulers. An ‘Irrealis Mood’ is a linguistic indicator that something isn’t yet reality but does have the potential to become so. I’m always searching for new identities so this concept of the death of “Whiteness” appeals to me greatly. Might be the only way to save the world. -Kevin Barnes, January 2018

THURSDAY

Oct 31
$20 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
There will be a costume contest! The winner will be chosen at intermission and receive a special prize. Classic movies – shaken, not stirred, and with a twist. What's "A Drinking Game"? Well, take your favorite 80s or 90s flick, mix in a live staged reading, add a dash of your favorite beverage, and you've got one hell of a cocktail. Talented actors perform cult classics for a live audience. One night only. A new show every month–comedies like The Princess Bride, Back to the Future, and Ghostbusters. Each movie comes with a list of buzzwords and phrases–when you hear one, a bell rings and everybody drinks! The actors are in on the fun, too. Plus, when someone says a name, the actor playing that character has to drink. So as the evening progresses, the show's bound to get a little wacky."
Oct 31
FREE 10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
No one’s gonna save you from the beast about to strike! Yes, “now is the tiiiiiiiiime” to put on your red leather & get on the dance floor for Music Video Time Machine’s HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY, featuring a screening of Michael Jackson’s THRILLER @ midnight! Enjoy dance music videos from all your favorite 80s and 90s artists all night long, and VJ Stephen Pitalo will be giving away cool stuff to those dressed as their favorite 80s/90s stars! You never know who might show up…and as always, there’s NO COVER!!!!! 10PM / FREE / 21+ MUSIC VIDEO TIME MACHINE creates live events that feature greatest hits and lost gems of 80s and 90s music video. Past dance parties at the Bell House include THRILLER & MORE, FUNKY FUNKY CHRISTMAS, GIRL POWER! and The Skint's annual CRUEL SUMMER. Also: Pretty In Pink's 30th Anniversary Dance Party, Dance Music Sex Romance: A Prince Tribute, Remembering David Bowie: A Video Tribute, Scream 20th Anniversary Halloween Party, AC/DC Video Anthology Party, Tearin' Up My Heart: A 90s Valentine Dance Party, 80s Spring Break Dance Party and New Wave Christmas Dance Party. MVTM served as official VJ for MCA DAY NYC, BrunchCon, and serves as a regular opening act for DC's best 90s hit-band White Ford Bronco. MVTM's curator/producer is music video historian Stephen Pitalo, who has given lectures and presentations about the evolution of music video at New York Comic Con, Brooklyn Brainery, Nerd Nite NYC, Hofstra University, and Felicity House as well as film and music video festivals. He co-produced and curated the first Philly Music Video Festival at PhilaMOCA. He writes about the amazing true stories of music video's greatest era at http://GoldenAgeOfMusicVideo.com. He has interviewed more than 70 music video directors of the 1980s for an upcoming book.