Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Thanks to everybody who came out to the Greenpoint debut of Treehouse, featuring Sal P and Safety Scissors. Not only was it a smashing success, with folks dancing 'til they kicked us out; but in a very unexpected development, the Village Voice's "Sound of the City" actually reviewed the evening's festivities. Much thanks to new FoT Chris Tarantino for the kind words.
FURTHER READING: "Salvatore Principato Fist-Pumps with New Jerseyian Abandon at Treehouse" Village Voice 9.27.2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Treehouse is pulling up roots and branching out to Greenpoint this Saturday. We hope you'll join us as we try out a new home with new (and old) friends. We have high hopes for a high-energy jammy.
We also have special guests this month who we're very excited about.
Sal P was the iconic singer of Liquid Liquid, the short-lived early '80s NYC post-disco phenomenon with a long arc of influence ever since. (Their classic track "Cavern" became the rhythm for Grandmaster Flash's famous "White Lines," and the legendary Glasgow club night was named for their song "Optimo.") Here's a Sal P mix from Tim Sweeney's Beats in Space radio show. And below is a clip of Sal and Liquid Liquid performing "Optimo," a jam that's birthed to genres, bands and parties from New York to Glasgow and beyond, shot at this summer's Primavera Sound Festival in Spain.
Safety Scissors is an old pal—he played the Mishpucha blowout "Put On A Happy Face" (with Swayzak and Moosaka) at Filter 14 in 2001 —and he's just moved to Brooklyn (from Montreal, and before that Berlin and San Fran) and started playing out and making tracks again. His records are some of the most interesting and advanced electronic music of the last decade, and we're psyched to see what he plucks from his past and present.
We're now using our Treehouse Facebook for RSVPs (and updates/mixes, etc.). So say you're attending there and it's only $3. Otherwise it's $5 at the door. Also follow us on Twitter for fun stuff.
See you on the dance-floor.
Sat., Sept. 25, 10p-4a
Special Guests: Sal P + Safety Scissors
Residents: Raspberry Jones + Treeboy
Coco66 (actually the bar next door at #68)
66 Greenpoint Ave. (btw. West + Franklin St.), Greenpoint, Brooklyn
$3 w/RSVP; $5/door