B A N A N A S ! !, Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better) – Tickets – Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY – January 11th, 2013

B A N A N A S ! !, Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better)

B A N A N A S ! !

Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better)

Malandro (DJ), Carter, 12 x 12

Fri, January 11, 2013

Doors: 11:30 pm / Show: 11:30 pm

Glasslands Gallery

Brooklyn, NY

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better)
Mike Simonetti (Italians Do It Better)
-1987: sneaks out of his house to go to his first hardcore show at CBGB at age 15.

-1988: got a job as a lowly receptionist at club Mars in NYC through a friend in Feb when he was 16.

-1988 worked his way up to “promoter” by mid 1988 going to clubs and handing out flyers

-1989: promoted his first party at Mars called ‘FRIDAY NIGHT FEEVER’ in March. a disco themed party. the only one in NYC at the time. DJ Duke Of Denmark was the resident.

-1992: started Troubleman Records with money saved from working as a stockboy at a supermarket

-1993: started djing house parties and lofts for fun

-1996: signed Glass Candy in 1996

-1997: got first “real gigs” in NYC

-1998: starts the CONTORT YRSELF party in the basement of the Knitting Factory playing post punk, disco, funk and hip hop lasts until 9/11 shuts the club down for almost a year.

-1999: is a ‘resident’ at the infamous HAPPY BIRTHDAY HIDEOUT parties in Brooklyn. his bookings increase throughout the hip parties in NYC.

-2000: is a ‘resident’ at Rubulad which he still holds to this day. known as the best loft party in Brooklyn. his 8 hour sets are legend.

-2000: is a resident at Lit in NYC, a legendary party thrown by Justine D. was one of the first djs to try out disco and house downstairs in the club, which was usually rock based.

-2000: is a semi regular resident dj at MOTHERFUCKER in NYC. the essential downtown club kid party and recognized as one of the best NYC parties of the era.

-2002: starts the AEROSOL BURNS party in Brooklyn. all night parties become legendary. The Fall plays unannounced show. capacity of bar is 70 people.

-2003: cops raid AEROSOL BURNS at 11am, everyone gets arrested. party ends.

-2004: Troubleman signs CHROMATICS, releases HEALER 12”. it sells out in a week.

-2004: begins djing seriously, traveling all over the world to play records to people in any club they will have him

-2005: Glass Candy plays their last show with a drummer, opting for a more electronic , dancey sound.

-2008: Mike and Johnny start an offshoot of Troubleman for dance music in Mike’s kitchen while drinking red wine. They call it Italians Do It Better as a joke thinking it wouldnt be a big deal

-2008: After Dark compilation is released, and a mini revolution is born and the bar is raised…

-2010: releases his first songs and does his first remixes, almost 20 years after going to Mars for the first time

-2010: starts new sub label of Italians called Perseo focusing on edits.

-2011: releases debut lp CAPRICORN RISING
Malandro (DJ)
Drummer of indie-electro dance band Lemonade
12 x 12
Venue Information:
Glasslands Gallery
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.theglasslands.com/