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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Check out the latest installment of our Live at Check Yo Ponytail series which features SPACEGHOSTPURRP performing, Suck a Dick 2012, from his performance at CYP2 just a few months ago. The show kicked off the IHEARTCOMIX West Coast Tour with SPACEGHOSTPURRP and Trash Talk, and was one of the rowdiest parties we’ve had yet.
…and in case you need photographic evidence of just how crazy it got, check out these photos galleries from our in house photographers, Caesar Sebastian and Shadowscene. Don’t forget to check out past episodes on Pitchfork TV, and keep an eye out for the next round!!
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Check out these great photos from our in house photographers Caesar Sebastian and Shadowscene from last week at CYP2 with Spaceghostpurrp, Trash Talk, CBG x Alexander Spit, and DNF. The show that officially kicked off the IHC West Coast tour with SGP and Trash Talk was completely sold out and everyone that made it in went absolutely insane. As expected, the audience swelled and pulsed as waves of people stage dived off of anything they could launch from including the speakers and tables on stage, with some brave souls even dropping from the scaffolding!!! All in all the show was a complete success, another great Check Yo Ponytail experience. Stay tuned for the next CYP2 featuring The Very Best, Apache Beat, and more coming your way on August 27th.
Tickets are available HERE.
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