We’ve had one hell of a year at Check Yo Ponytail. So many great shows with ridiculous memories and tons of friends both new and old. In January, we had Fool’s Gold takeover on my birthday, followed by Skrillex and friends the day after. In February, Com Truise headlined his first Check Yo Ponytail and Das Racist brought a rooster to the club. In March, we took on SXSW by throwing SUPER PARTY, our own radical festival with a bit of help from Mad Decent and Fool’s Gold. In April, James Ferraro brought a motorcycle on stage.
In June, we curated our own stage at Electric Forest in Michigan. In July, Big Freedia brought her Nola Bounce to LA for Independence Day; and later that month, the punk and rap crowds united for Trash Talk and Spaceghostpurrp.
August brought the Very Best and LA local, Tokimonsta to the Echoplex stage followed by some much needed rest in September. We got based in October with Riff Raff & Kitty Pryde, followed by our radical 2 Year Anniversary party in November with Andrew W.K., Icona Pop, and Diamond Rings, and a suprise from Skrillex.
Thanksgiving week brought the more vibed out side of Odd Future with The Internet; and as the holidays started to set in, we were graced by a candlelit performance from How to Dress Well. To top off the year on our final show, our good friends Trash Talk joined forces with Odd Future’s, Mellowhype, to give the punk and rap kids exactly what they wanted…one last chance to rage before the apocalypse.
Before we share some more of our favorite moments of 2012, all of us at CYP2 would like to thank each and every one of you that attended any one of our many shows throughout the year. You are the reason we are able to continue putting on shows that feature eccentric, inspiring, and sometimes legendary artists that we are fortunate enough to present. With that said, here are a few of our favorite moments from throughout the year.
Skrillex Takes over CYP2 w/ 12th Planet, Caspa, and Diplo
Das Racist rap with a rooster before it’s rescued by Pictureplane.
Pictureplane throws an inflatable shark into the crowd during 12th Planet’s set at Electric Forest
Bounce for America with Big Freedia and the Divas
Killer Mike gets real for a minute
Grimes throws a dance party
Demonbabies gets Major Lazer’d at Electric Forest
…and one more special one with Kid Sister and the CYP2 Audience singing Happy Birthday to me during the Fool’s Gold Takeover in January (complete with Tron cake)!
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Take a look at the complete schedule of events to be hosted at Emo’s East and Beauty Ballroom this year during SXSW. As you’ve seen here over the past few days, Austin Party Weekend features parties from Check Yo Ponytail, IHEARTCOMIX & Life or Death PR, Slow Motion, and SMOG. Previously unmentioned events from Polyvinyl, A Club Called Rhonda, LA Record and more will be featured at the two brand new Austin venues, all of which lead up to SUPER PARTY. The events are welcome to all ages and are FREE with RSVP.
RSVP for Austin Party Weekend HERE.
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For the past few years, Los Angeles based Slow Motion and San Francisco’s 120 Minutes have built a reputation behind their ability to book the best minimal and synth based artists to their respective cities.
This year, Slow Motion and 120 Minutes have decided to joined forces to bring you one of the darkest daytime parties ever imagined. The Lineup includes Light Asylum, Pictureplane, White Ring, Chelsea Wolfe, NGUZUNGUZU, Soft Metals, Tearist, Bestial Mouths, and Ssleeperhold.
The Slow Motion / 120 Minutes Showcase will be in Austin, TX on March 15th at the Beauty Ballroom. The event is free with RSVP. If you live in L.A. and can’t make it to SXSW, be sure to come see Light Asylum return to Check Yo Ponytail on May 10th. Tickets for the LA show are available here.
Stay tuned for more information on these artists in the coming weeks. Until then, Stay Dark and Dress Well.
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