On March 14th, all of us at CYP2 will be heading out to SXSW to join in on all the Austin Party Weekend fun!!! Once again, Check Yo Ponytail will be partnering up with Mad Decent and Fool’s Gold, to bring SUPER PARTY back to SXSW!!! For the second year in a row, SUPER PARTY returns to Emo’s East and Annex (formally Beauty Ballroom) for an all-day / all-night party with some of the best music around. Check out the flyer with artwork from Nick Gazin, and make sure to RSVP for more information. See you at SXSW!!!
Lineup: A-Trak, The Presets, 12th Planet, Andrew W.K., Flosstradamus, UZ, Wavves, Kitten Party, !!!, Riff Raff, Icona Pop, Classixx, R.L. Grime, Brooke Candy, Secret Guest, Why?, Trash Talk, TOKiMONSTA, Mykki Blanco, Oliver, Io Echo, Kitty Pryde, Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, Pictureplane, Antwon, Kastle (Live), Zebra Katz, Hundred Waters, The Very Best, Bonde Do Role, World’s Fair, Franki Chan, Icky Blossoms, Chrome Sparks, Dawn Golden & Rosy Cross
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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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In case you weren’t able to live the SUPER PARTY in person just a few weeks ago in Austin, we’ve got you covered. As you may remember; Check Yo Ponytail, Mad Decent, and Fool’s Gold joined forces on March 17th to takeover the brand new Emo’s East and Beauty Ballroom in Austin during SXSW for an all-day / all ages free party, aptly named SUPER PARTY. Over the course of 14 hours, a collection of artists from all across the board provided the soundtrack for this epic fun fest. Take a look…
While we do have some great shows coming up in Los Angeles over the next few months, we’ll be hitting the road again in June to curate a stage at the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, MI. Our stage will feature several CYP alumni including Big Freedia, 12th Planet, Das Racist, and Pictureplane; as well as; Glass Candy, Chromatics, Hottub, and more. Be sure to get your tickets in advance. They are selling out quickly. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on Check Yo in the forest!
Tickets for Electric Forest are available HERE.
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