This Saturday looks like it’s going to be a big one down here on Sullivan. It’s going to feature the inaugural Sullivan Street Shakedown with DJ Nutritious, a big late-night party co-produced by SpinSpinNYC that will go into the wee hours. Earlier in the night we’re lucky enough to have a set by Brooklyn’s country-rock masters Yarn, and in between, GIG Brazil will bring in rock and roll infused with Brazilian traditions from Gilberto Gil to Tropicalia.
The Shakedown is a new series that should be happening about once per month from now until eternity. Nutritious, the excellent NYC-based DJ who was last seen at our club powering our New Year’s Eve party, will be joined by Rob Payne and Willyum of Philly’s Shakedown series. You can expect some supremely groovy electronic dance music from all three—Nutritious is well-known for his ability to mix old-school and modern jams together with amazing results, and the Philly contingent have been infamously rocking that town’s underground with dub and house for years. Expect some surprises along the way, too…
Yarn is a curious thing—a country band from Brooklyn, fronted by Blake Christiana of the locally recognized jam band Blake & the Family Dog. While BK is currently most known for its massive indie rock scene, Yarn hasn’t had a hard time finding an audience. Replete with classic country sound, including mandolin and banjo in the mix, the songs inherit something from Ryan Adams with their bluesy, redemptive sound. Their fans include Edie Brickell, who sat in on their second and most recent album, Empty Pockets. Alongside openers The Abrams Brothers, a young and energetic Americana trio (humorously, hailing from Canada), this is a set for fans of great acoustic music to look forward to.
The Yarn show starts the night at 7:30 with openers The Abrams Brothers. The late-ish set, Gig Brazil, goes on at 10:30, and the Shakedown gets underway at 1 a.m.