The evening felt as though I unexpectedly entered a dream. Not one that is frightening or dark. But beautiful, iridescent, glowing. Inspired by magic and wonder. The walls were covered in sequins. Feather crowns hung from the ceiling. A robot stood in the garden beside the love shack in a wondrous Shangri-La. Hey folks, you can’t make this stuff up. If you were able to join us Thursday evening at Rubulad you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Despite the gloomy and overly aggressive humidity the evening started with the Common Ancestors. Hardened on the mean streets of Bedstuy they are known as the intergalactic motorcycle sex pirates of folktronic rock. This do or die trio has been melting faces for over a year and they certainly did not disappoint.
Frank Malloy IV kicked things off on the garden stage and really sought to get everyone involved. He taught us the history of the. Everything and everyone has a story to tell. We learned that if you can speak it, you can play it. I also learned I may or may not know how to keep a beat. I guess you can’t win em all!
We moved things back in doors for ADH where they introduced some music they’ve been working on with Bittersweet. Shake Body, Make Money, am I right? Abby Rock took the stage and debuted something I’ve never seen before, the toe synth. I think she may have found in on a barstool following Jesus Christ. I don’t know about you, but with a voice like hers, I want to stay while all is lost.
Everyone was out on the dance floor moving and grooving during Patafunk accompanied by Gamma Vibes. Surprise! Would you have guessed it? He’s an Elvis fan.
To close out the night Hartstop’s very own New York Knick played back to back with Frank Malloy, who made 3 appearances throughout the night. Nick’s been busy working on some new tracks. Be sure to check them out! By the end of the night I found myself alone on the dance floor. Next time, I hope to see you all out there with me!
It truly was an incredible evening! A huge thank you to all the talented artists who took the stage. I’m always blown away by those who are not afraid to use their voice. It’s so powerful, inspiring and important. Especially when times are tough, to say the least.
A huge thank you to Alex, for doing the audio throughout the night. It certainly wouldn’t have been the same without you. I know I can’t wait to wear that red jumpsuit I was able to purchase. I think Lily and I are going to share custody. We’ll be sure to make you proud. Also best wishes for your adventures abroad! We know you’ll have a blast. Please be sure to keep us posted.
Thank you Grace! For joining us once again to give everyone the stick n poke they’ve always desired! You really dumped them out, um pun ever so intended. I can’t wait to hear all the stories you have. I’m thinking we should start a book of tales over heard at the stick n poke table. What are ya thoughts?
Dear Duke, thanks for holding down the fort at the door! We truly appreciate all you do. So, thank you!
Nicey and The Brooklyn Kitchen Beast for feeding us all with such delicious food! Your fries kept me going, and that’s no lie! We just can’t wait to continue to work with you at future Hartstop dates, so stay tuned! I overheard some talk of soul inspired ramen. WHAT?! Dreams really do come true.
Thank you Rubulad for allowing us to utilize such a magical space. We thank our lucky stars everyday we found you!
Oh yes, that’s right! I saved the best for last. A huge, and I mean gigantic thank you to all of you who came out and made the evening what it was! It really is all of you that keep us going! We can’t wait to see you all in just a few short weeks back at our home. Raise your hand if you’re ready for an evening of cover sets at a night that is most certain sure to be a fright. October 27th Hartstop Presents HALLOWEEN! I better see everyone in costume. Alright kittens, that’s all I got. I’ll talk to you soon! xoxox Paris
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