~+ Baby's Presents +~
Surfbort, Diet Choke, Alix Brown (DJ set)
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
This event is 21 and over
In a year fraught with political turbulence and cultural unease, having a voice has never felt so important. For Habibi this comes at a crucial time. The band, who have been playing music together since 2011, are due to release new music for the first time in over four years. Although drawing comparisons to iconic figures from the Smashing Pumpkins to the Supremes, Habibi have proven to be capable of showcasing authentically crafted music that is both uniquely its own yet able to traverse borders in its overarching appeal. Both singer Rahill Jamalifard and guitarist Lenny Lynch originate from Detroit, although neither met until both were living and playing shows in the local Brooklyn scene, where they intuitively fostered a shared connection over their love of Middle Eastern psych music. The two quickly recruited Erin Campbell (guitar/bass) and Karen Isabel (drums).
Effortlessly combining their own personal narrative with the familiarity of a classic pop song that feels completely at home anywhere, Habibi is as much comfortable within the Brooklyn underground as soundtracking international campaigns for Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney. This ethos is clear even in the band’s chosen name: “Habibi” translated to English means “my love”-a universal language that makes them easy to embrace. With new material in the works for 2018, it's clear Habibi’s strong bond and unwavering commitment to distinguishing themselves as citizens of the world have set them apart as true purveyors of rock and roll.
RECORDED IN AN ABANDONED ANIMAL TESTING LAB ON AN 8 TRACK BY THE BUZZ BOYS. THIS ALBUM LAUGHS IN THE FACE OF THE END OF THE WORLD AND GETS EMOTIONAL ABOUT SUBURBAN UPBRINGINGS.
DIVE INTO A SILKY SEA OF DECAYING DOLPHINS FILLED WITH TRASH AS DROPS OF ICE-CREAM RUN OFF THE CONE ONTO YOUR FINGERS WITH THE ONE AND ONLY, SUPER TEEN BOBBERS FROM YOUR 2008 WET DREAMS = ***SURFBORT***
Alix Brown (DJ set)
DJ, musician, and fashion muse Alix Brown was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia by music-loving parents. After a 4-year stint playing in a band, touring the world and running Shattered Records with Jay Reatard in Memphis, Tennessee, Alix decided to make the move to NYC. She immediately got a job at Academy Records in Brooklyn and began to play bass in Golden Triangle. The band gained great success, winning Battle of the Bands at SXSW, which led to being signed by the Sub Pop subsidiary, Hardly Art, and the band landing a song in an international BMW commercial. Just like many bands on top of the world, however, they soon dissolved. Having worked in vintage clothing and record stores growing up, Alix realized she had amassed thousands of records, a vast digital music library, and quite the jaw-dropping wardrobe. With such an impressive arsenal of pop culture artifacts, she began to pursue her career as a DJ. Since then, she has landed increasingly more high profile gigs at Don Hills, Kenmare, Paul and Andre’s (LA), The Standard Hotel NYC, weekly parties with co-DJ Tennessee Thomas at Soho Grand, TriBeCa Grand, Hotel Chantelle; and parties for the likes of Maje, Helmut Lang, Pamela Love, Alexa Chung, and Sean Lennon. With her carefully developed taste for vintage sounds, it’s no wonder that she now wields an encyclopedic knowledge of rock n roll history