Check Yo' Ponytail 2
POSTED ON Friday December 28th, 2012

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)!


POSTED ON Wednesday November 14th, 2012

Still can’t get over how incredible our Two Year Anniversary party turned out. The Echoplex was completely packed waiting to party hard with Andrew W.K., Icona Pop, Diamond Rings, Cherie Lily, and Aleister X. As a special treat, our good friends and Check Yo Ponytail veterans Skrillex, 12th Planet, and Para One all stopped in to celebrate with us as well, each surprising us with a special anniversary set!!! Special thanks goes out to everyone who came out to spend some time with us on our anniversary, as well as to all of you that continue to support.

Be sure to check out the photos of the anniversary party by Caesar Sebastian and Shadowscene below, and don’t miss out on the next CYP2 on November 20th with performances by The Internet, Quadron, Robert Raimon Roy, Reva Devito & Roane Namuh.

Tickets are available HERE.


POSTED ON Thursday November 1st, 2012

With the Two Year Anniversary just a few days away, we’ve been going back into the archives and digging up some of our favorite moments. Remember that time we had Skrillex during his week long LA Takeover, where he performed a back-to-back-to-back set with 12th Planet & Caspa…and Diplo played as well? Well in case your memories are a bit hazy, Pitchfork TV premiered our recap of that very evening earlier today; showcasing all of the madness that was had at the sold out Echoplex show back in January.

Make sure not to miss the CYP2 Two Year Anniversary on November 6th, 2012. Joining us in celebration will be Andrew W.K., Icona Pop, Diamond Rings, Cherie Lily, Aleister X, and plenty of Secret Guests!!! You never know who it’s going to be…

Tickets are available HERE.