Wednesday May 12, 2010

Rose Bar
345 Grand St Brooklyn, NYC
(Between Marcy and Havemeyer)
Directions: L train to Bedford or Lorimer; G to Metropolitan
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Kiss & Tell: Postpunk Anti-Prom
(you are not invited)
Wednesday May 12, 2010 8pm - 2am FREE
with Guest DJs:
Grant aka Insideout [Clink, thesongsays]
Dan Selzer [Acute Records]
Bethany Benzur [Kiss & Tell Resident DJ]
No Prom Pics by Seze

Kiss & Tell, a monthly party at Rose Live Music in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has been producing unique theme based events for over four years. Each month Kiss & Tell invites well known electronic music DJs eager to play a different kind of set, filled with music outside of the genres they are known for. Our DJs play italo, disco (classics and edits), party jams, electro, house, girl groups, gothypants, new wave, and post punk.

This month the ladies at Kiss & Tell are hosting their own party and skipping the prom. We invited two of our all time favorite Kiss & Tell DJs to play postpunk and other gems. Too bad you are not invited to our anti-prom. But if you were, you would...

+ Listen to: Postpunk, New Wave, No Wave, Punk Funk, Mutant Disco, Art Rock, Ska, Synthpop

+ Wear: Something old, torn, and stolen. Black leather and safety pins. Neon, neon, neon. A nice Jonathan Richman suit. Big Gothy Robert Smith Hair. Thin ties. Cut up band T-shirts.

+ Look Like: Siouxsie Sioux, Johnny Rotten, Marc Almond, Adam Ant, Jonathan Richman, David Byrne, Lydia Lunch, Gary Neuman, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Vivienne Westwood, Donna Summer.

+ Read: "Rip it up and Start Again" by the brilliant Simon Reynolds

Wine & Dine
Rose Happy Hour 8-9pm: 2 for 1 beer and wine
All night long: $5 rum & coke
$5 vegetarian pasta dinners
and extensive bar menu available all night

Kiss & Tell Guest DJ: Dan Selzer has been djing since the 90s. First seen in NY hosting the influential Transmission party at Plant Bar, Dan has been a NYC mainstay for years, playing everywhere and anywhere, from the clubs of Manhattan to legendary Brooklyn loft parties like Mighty Robot and Rubulad. He also co-started the alldisco parties at Subtonic, which later move to Capones in Brooklyn, and can currently be found at the record-geek listening party Dazzle Ships at Heathers. When not DJing, Dan runs the post-punk reissue label Acute Records and hosts Pyjamara on

Kiss & Tell Guest DJ: Grant Aaron began DJing in 1997, mainly influenced by the striped down sounds of Daniel Bell, Plastikman and Mike Ink. It didn't take long for those influences to move him from behind the decks to the studio. His exploration into production focused on ambient and experimental, then evolving into 4/4 based electronic music. His tracks combine the influences of modern techno and the basic fundamentals of this genre: intricate percussive programming, dark atmospherics and an irresistible cavernous bounce. He rotates regular gigs in South America, North America and Europe, and is a New York after-hours favorite. An avid music collector, Grant is consistent and explores the new trends and sounds within this genre, and it is guaranteed he will always have the latest and greatest ideas embedded within his performances. His live and dj shows are an array of influences and keep the floor moving from start to finish.

Kiss & Tell Resident DJ: Bethany Benzur is our resident disco encyclopedia and vinyl purist from Georgia. Recently emigrating to the Big Apple, Bethany has been ruling the dancefloor at Kiss & Tell parties with her Southern charm. The DJ nerds are regularly awed by her selections, and she joins us each month to warm you up with her mix of raunchy electro, glamorous dark disco, and soulful street funk. She is sometimes joined behind the decks by her husband (and italo disco nerd) Gabe.

Kiss & Tell Hostess, Photographer, Designer: Seze Devres started Kiss & Tell as an extension of her raunchy knitting circle at Trash Bar in Williamsburg on December 7, 2005. At first only a few people showed up to her new party. However with a lot of help, support, and encouragement from her friends the party has become its own little beast. When she is is not dreaming up crazy themes and guests for Kiss & Tell she is a full time artist, photographer, designer and curator.






Special thanks to Beyond Booking for support and promotion.