CHERYL: Ultimate Retro
The Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn)
$5 before midnight, $10 after
Hello, hipsters. What happens when pastiche and irony exhaust themselves as aesthetics? CHERYL: ULTIMATE RETRO.
Let’s take it back…waaaaaaay back. Not the 90s, or the 80s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 40s, like, seriously not even the 1800s. When industrial-era Victorian won’t cut it, and Greco-Roman chic is oh so tired. When we’ve laid our giant turkey legs to rest in the dust of the last ironic Renaissance fair…where will we go? In 2012, at the dawn of the collapse of American Apparel, hipsters are taking back fur, stone, fire, and prosthetic Cro-magnon foreheads like it is 80,000 years ago. Let’s go clubbing. With actual wooden clubs. At this super-underground venue we know about. It’s so underground, it’s a cave.
A 2012 magazine article in “Hipsters Ruin Everything” described the latest “ultimate retro” hipster trend as thus: “Take your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother’s saber toothed cat shawl and Ötzi the Iceman’s copper axe, add irony, set them astride a fixed-gear stone wheel bike in the face of continental drift and bam — you’re really interesting and popular and attractive and you live in Brooklyn.”
CHERYL Resident DJ Nick and DJ Lloydski (NIGHT PEOPLE at Le Bain, WORK at Submercer) will be spinning a mix of electro, new wave, new disco, old disco, gregorian chant, grunts, rocks being smashed, and screaming.