4AD records is as legendary and iconic as the artists it represents and is really a groundbreaking label due to its storied history and the vast selection of bands and musicians to whom the label discovered and nurtured. Bands such as Cocteau Twins, Bauhaus, Dead Can Dance, and Pixies are not only some of the most influential bands of the past several decades and they share one thing in common; 4AD represented them all.
4AD made its debut in 1980. Founded by Ivo-Watts Russell and Peter Kent as a sort of "testing ground" for artists in which parent label Beggars Banquet was interested, 4AD would eventually become its own entity and grow to rival Beggars Banquet itself in terms of influence and significance. Without 4AD's support, it's conceivable the world may never have heard the lush, dreamy music of Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance and This Mortal Coil, the dark post punk of Bauhaus, or the extraordinarily influential sounds of Pixies and The Breeders. The label is still going strong today with brilliant new and established artists such as The National, The Big Pink, The Mountain Goats, Blonde Redhead, Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and living legend, Scott Walker.
Please join Dancing Ghosts on August 28th, for a night of some of the most gorgeous and influential tunes of darkwave, post-punk, ethereal, alternative music, and more, as we pay tribute to 4AD and celebrate its 30th Anniversary. Classic 4AD bands will be spotlighted, such as: Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance, This Mortal Coil, Pixies, Clan of Xymox, Xmal Deutschland, Throwing Muses, Lush, The Birthday Party, and more. Current 4AD artists will be featured as well!
**Be sure to show up early, as from 8-9 we will be hosting the official listening party for the self-titled new release from Interpol! Showing up for the listening party grants you free entry to the 4AD Tribute!!!**
Fact.50 (Shadow Society)
Xander (Dancing Ghosts)
Orko (Dancing Ghosts)
$3.50 drink specials until 10 pm!
CD giveaways courtesy of the Beggars Group including variety of albums by classic 4AD artists - Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, The Birthday Party, Pixies, and current stuff as well. We even have the omnibus editions of two Bauhaus albums - 'Mask' and 'In the Flat Field'!
Saturday August 28th, 2010
9:00 PM to 2 AM
The Stud Bar
399 9th St. at Harrison
$3 All Night
21+ with id