Spank, the NYC-based Art, Zine, & Party collective, has put together a great night at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Saturday May 18th, where they will showcase the musical talents of Midnight Magic and Slow Knights. Naturally, Spank DJs Sean B and Will Automagic will be on hand to get your feet moving before and after the show.
Headliner Midnight Magic is a band that needs no introduction to OXD fans. Last month their performance at our one year anniversary party brought the entire house down with their unique brand of disco music. Lead singer Tiffany Roth infuses their performances with her soulful vocals and cheeky on stage personality backed by an incredible 9-piece band. They put on one of the most fun and energetic shows out there and they are a ‘must see’ live act in every sense.
We are equally as excited for the opening act, Slow Knights, being that their recently released debut album, Cosmos is one of our favorites this year. The brainchild of Scissor Sisters bandmember Derek “Del Marquis” Gruen, Slow Knights “steps away from glamour shots and imagery that pushes the personality of anyone within and instead invites the listener to get lost in the lyrics, melodies, and most importantly the rhythm of the record.” Gruen teams up with several artists like Xavier (Harlem Boys Choir), Rod Thomas (Bright Light, Bright Light), and and Mykal Kilgore (of the traveling Book of Mormon) to create a funk, pop, house and R&B groove that pushes the envelope of current dance music. Backed by Prince’s New Generation Band (yes, really!), Slow Knights powerful sound is a nod to great house classics while still introducing a fresh approach to the genre. Because this project has so many moving parts and its members’ ability to perform together will be rare, we foresee this being a memorable and unique experience that shouldn’t be missed.
Spank DJs will be serving up their distinct brand of house music that keeps droves of people coming back to their somewhat bi-monthly parties. Sean B recently spun at Paradisco and we are always looking forward to hearing what new tracks Sean and Will Automagic carry in their hats.