Happy Birthday Melody Nelson!

Wishing Miss Audrey “Melody Nelson a very happy birthday! We love you so much that we ventured outdoors and risked our pasty complexions to celebrate your special day. I struggled with the concept of shooting in the DAYLIGHT. (Seriously, is this how most normal people see the world?) Holy cow! We cheered when your new song with Die Romantik, “Elisa”, was first spun. Here’s to you, kid!

DOWNLOAD: “Elisa” by Die Romantik (featuring Melody Nelson)

Check out how STUNNING Audrey looked! If “foxy” was a six letter word, it would be spelt “A-U-D-R-E-Y” …And check out how retardedly beautiful/hot/cute the other party-goers were–you kids are so pretty, I do declare, you give me the vapors.

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More photos after the jump…

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The Future Is Now

Wow. Seriously, at least one of Young Love‘s songs will be on your iPod “25 Most Played” list by the end of this year. I just got back from their first ever performance at a totally PACKED house at Stolen Transmission @ The Annex. Their set was pretty damn good for a band who’d never performed before a crowd before. I can only imagine they’ll be even more awesome as time goes on.

The music is so dancealicious I can hardly believe that Dan Keyes (the brains behind YL) was in emo punk band Recover. I wonder how the dance demon finally got unleashed!

They’ll be playing next Thursday, and the Thursday after that at the Annex as well, so definitely check them out in the next couple of weeks. You will be able to tell all your buddies that you saw Young Love “back in the day” for FREE on the Lower East Side. Your buddies will then hate you for being so f-cking hip.

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Moby: DJing and Demanding Cocktail Attire

In the “in case anyone cares” category, Moby will be DJing tomorrow night at 11pm at Nublu on Avenue C between 4th and 5th. Bands scheduled to play are Certainly, Sir and We Are Cassette. Judging from the sound samples it’ll be a night full of annoying electronic bleeps and synthesizers from start to finish.

He’s also doing a variety show with Jonathan Ames at Ars Nova. They’re taping it for TV so they are requesting that everyone come looking like the fell out of 1954 in dark suits and cocktail dresses.

Friday Night @ East Houston and Essex: The Crossroads of Hipsterdom?

I went to Loaded at Element on Friday night to see my friends Melody Nelson, The Husky Gentleman, Ciao Bella, and Michael Stellastarr* DJ.

Like many people, this was the first time I’d ever been too Element–also known as “the place I always ignore when standing outside the Mercury Lounge”, so you might have been just as surprised as I was with the level of security at the venue. I witnessed the door security staff force people to check their coats (3 dollars), and then watched with confusion as the checkpoint dude spent about 2 minutes going through all 3 items I had in my bag. My friend Ginny told me that the guy actually stuck his finger in her mint box, prodding around until she said, “Um, I have to put those in my MOUTH!”

With a door policy like that, you can imagine what it was like inside: a multi-level club with a weird, sorta eurotrashy feel…and a smoke machine. Yes, a functioning smoke machine which caused me to wonder if I’d been transported to one of the mitzvahs I attended in the ’90s.

The music and the majority of the people were great of course, but someone needs to “accidentally” break the smoke machine ASAP.

According to the Element website, it’s at the “crossroads of the East Village and the Lower East Side” which I guess is technically true, but I found on Friday that the combo of the Loaded party plus Land of Talk playing at Mercury resulted in the Crossroads of Hipsterdom. I think I managed to see everyone I know in a 10 minute time period, just standing in-between both venues.

My friend Ari and I also managed to witness some guy being dragged out of Mercury by his two friends. He was on SOMETHING because I don’t even think he was concious, judging by the way that he was completely unable to stand up and the fact that his head was hanging low and heavy. His buddies were trying to sober him up, but after like 20 minutes of pouring water into his mouth, I don’t think they were really being all that successful. I hope that guy ended up getting some professional medical attention, because that sure did look rough.

Live from NYC: The Reading Festival [Canceled]

Product Shop NYC presents: THE READING FESTIVAL

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featuring Chuck Klosterman, Marc Spitz, Sarah “Ultragrrrl” Lewitinn”, Andy Greenwald, Caryn Ganz, and more special guests to be announced

Rothko

116 Suffolk Street (corner of Rivington)

Thursday, April 27th

7PM-9PM Event, Begins Promptly at 7PM

$5 Cover

UPDATE: Rothko will not be open tonight due to “structural problems”…this event is currently looking for a new venue.

FINAL UPDATE (Email from Product Shop NYC):

Hello –

I am very sorry to announce that tonight’s THE READING FESTIVAL has been cancelled.

Unfortunately, Rothko was shut down due to structure violations and we could not secure an alternate venue in time.

Product Shop NYC would like to thank Marc Spitz, Chuck Klosterman, Caryn Ganz, Sarah Lewitinn, and Andy Greenwald. Go buy all their fabulous books! We also want to thank our surprise music guest (whom we still are not legally allowed to reveal) for offering to play an acoustic set.

We’d especially like to thank you, the nearly 200 people who rsvp’d for the event! Stay tuned to Product Shop NYC for future kicks ass events.