26 March 2009

Barney (Arvind) Turns 22!

Although I'm technically turning 22 tomorrow, H&M is a callous, heartless employer that has me working 'til midnight. Instead, I'm celebrating the following day (on which I am also working, but at least I'm getting out at 11). We'll be heading to Studio B, which is a throwback from two summers ago, but it was fun back then so I assume it'll be fun now. Plus, it's been renovated and there'll be two amazing DJs.

Saturday, March 28th to Sunday, March 29th.

Time: 10 PM to 4 AM.

Location: Studio B
259 Banker Street

Price: $10 advance, $15 at the door; I thoroughly suggest purchasing tickets in advance because Studio B tends to have disgusting lines, if not sold out shows.

Drinks: Two for one well drinks and domestic beers from 10 to 11; free well drink if you present your taxi receipt (must be dated that night); in all honesty, it's been awhile so I don't remember the exact prices, but I know it's a little higher than average; it's easy enough to sneak in a small bottle, though.

Music: You may know The Twelves as the two Brazilian guys who make the Black Kids' songs better. They broke onto the scene with an electro remix of "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance" that pretty much ensured no one would ever listen to the original again. Yuksek, an electro DJ from Paris, similarly has a way with remixes, but his tend to be much more aggressive. Matt Cash is also spinning, but I have no idea who the fuck he is. Regardless, a few of the songs you can expect to hear are...

Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance (The Twelves remix)
Radiohead - Reckoner (The Twelves remix)
Chromeo - Bonafide Lovin' (Yuksek remix)

Crowd: Mostly really drunk, really sweaty hipsters, which may sound absolutely horrible (the stench can be) but it just means they dance a lot and know how to have a good time; the dance floor tends to be jam-packed all night, but the bar and seating area aren't terribly claustrophobic; there's usually a line at the door at the start of the night, and the crowd only starts to wane after the headliners have finished up, which is usually about 2 AM.

ID: 19+; they don't scan, but they expect you to have government issued ID.

Coat Check: They have one, but I'm not sure how much it is; a lot of people tend to stash their stuff behind couches in the seating area, which is free of charge.

Directions: G train to Greenpoint Avenue; walk three blocks South on Manhattan Avenue to Calyer Street; turn right, and walk four blocks West on Calyer to Banker Street; turn left; Studio B is in the middle of the block.

A few photos from last time:


  1. Happy Belated! Love the ass pic, esp. facial expression lol

  2. Thanks! I try my best to impress.