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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It is an Independence Day miracle that we made it out of the forest alive. For those that don’t know, this weekend the Check Yo Ponytail crew flew out to Rothbury, Michigan to host a stage at this year’s Electric Forest. I can’t begin to tell you how incredible of an experience it was for all of us. With a lineup that included Pictureplane, 12th Planet, Das Racist, Glass Candy, Chromatics, and Hottub and more; the Check Yo Ponytail stage was not one to miss. Check out some photos below for a first look at our experience.
There is certainly more to come, but just for fun, here is a video of our own Demonbabies getting Major Lazer’d on stage during their set. Enjoy!!!
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For today’s second Austin announcement, IHEARTCOMIX and Life or Death PR bring you, Texas Hip-Hop Party. The Texas Hip-Hop Party will take place at the Beauty Ballroom on March 16th between 12-7pm. The event is free with RSVP and all ages are welcome. Full lineup below.
RSVP for Texas Hip-Hop Party HERE.
Lineup: Das Racist, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, Young L, Stalley, THEESatisfaction, Main Attrakionz, Cities Aviv, DaVinci, Dark Sister, Johnny Nelson, and a special appearance by GZA.
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