Occasionally we turn over this blog space to help promote some friend-of-the-blog happenings, and this week is a going to be a fun one:
Akwarian Sea Rebel, aka Trader Joe’s artist-in-arms and all-around groovy person Mandy Heck, is holding an EP release party Friday at Matchless featuring several things you probably haven’t seen before at a show in Williamsburg.
1) A) Dancers in MASKS
2) More drunk Trader Joe’s employees per square inch anywhere outside the Brazen Head.
3) A Sesame Street-featured artist performing live!
That last one is awesome, and loyal blog readers (ha!) will remember reading about this earlier. Since then, Mandy and MJ had their cartoon accepted by Sesame Street, where it will run on the venerable children’s program Nov. 3. (Suck it, Katy Perry!). Watch it again to get it stuck in your head before Friday, and click through for more details about the show. Oh yeah, and it’s a FREE SHOW!:
Also appearing at the party are Galapagos Now! and DXA, feat. DJ Dyllemma. Yes, Galapagos Now! is loaded with TJ’s crew, and Dyllemma wears the nametag too. Galapagos Now: Now featuring Dave C. on vocals! Dave C., of course, is best known for his shining moment of Jon Stewart-approved comedic inquisitiveness.