Check Yo' Ponytail 2
POSTED ON Thursday March 7th, 2013

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!!!

RSVP HERE.

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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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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.



SUPER PARTY


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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POSTED ON Thursday August 23rd, 2012

The producer’s beat scene has to be one of the more progressive and dynamic movements happening in music since the early 90’s. Since then, the advent of technology has only increased output with everyone now adding a voice to the conversation. It’s difficult to stand out these days, but thankfully there are modern pioneers diversifying the scene. Take L.A.’s leading beat queen and Brainfeeder family member, Jennifer Lee for example.

Adding sophisticated beauty to an otherwise brute and saturated genre can be an arduous task, but as TOKiMONSTA, Lee does it with a grace and style that few can live up to. Elegant beat structures and complex melodics lead TOKiMONSTA to create dreamworlds that coax listeners to escape into the warmth of her late night visions. With a combination of live instrumentation, digital manipulation, and vinyl sampling; TOKiMONSTA thrives as the torchbearer to a more diverse and progressive beat culture.

TOKiMONSTA will be performing at CYP2 on August 27th. Joining her will be The Very Best, Jonwayne, and Weapons of Audio. In the meantime, check out TOKiMONSTA’s new collaboration with Suzi Analogue appropriately titled, Analogue Monsta, out now through Scion A/V.

Tickets are available HERE.

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