Friends, BBQ Blow Out #2 is upon us. If you live within a 5-mile radius of Brooklyn, if you love home cooked BBQ, and if you like to relax with a mellow mid-week lurk… you know where to go tonight. Incase will again be on hand gifting free iPhone cases and helping to make this happening monthly community hang happen. We hope to see you there. Bring moist towelettes!
That video was from last weekend. Looks pretty rad right? So this Saturday, June 12, you should really swing by the Standard Hotel in downtown LA and check out the Swimming With Sharks Pool Party #2 because MAD DECENT will be performing. And yes, we will be there handing out buckets of Incase goodies again.
Good friends, soccer, hot dogs and beer—that pretty much sums up the evening. Who knew a fresh coat of paint, a few sheets of wallpaper, a foosball table and jerseys would turn an old NYC metal shop into a Soccer Clubhouse.
The team worked hard creating a home to showcase their CSC artifacts that represent the past eight years of friendships built and games played on the Chinatown soccer field. A big thanks to Coach Gerhard Stochl, Kevin, Drew, Dan, Peter, Dom, Charlie, Joel and the rest of the crew for making the Clubhouse come to life for the team, family and friends to enjoy. It was kind of like Extreme Makeover: Home Edition with Gerhard as Ty. (That’s a compliment guys;)
A good time was had by all at the Clubhouse celebration—chowing down on the tastiest of (Asian style) dogs the city has to offer (thanks to Mel and Steve) while guzzling down Asahi and playing a bit of competitive foosball. And for some, the evening served as a reunion of sorts.
Congrats to both the CSC and Incase for a job well done on the Soccer Bag collaboration. A long time in the making, the bag is now available (in our web store) and will be on display throughout the weekend at the CSC Clubhouse. We highly encourage you stop by for a visit (195 Chrystie Street, NYC).
Oh, and hello Susan!
Lower East Side, 9:45pm
Music: “Michael” by Telepathe from their album Dance Mother.
It’s just about that time of year again. From Los Angeles to Brooklyn to Portland, Austin, and Toronto the hibernation is nearly over. Happy to report our friends are firing up music festivals, dance nights, and house shows all across the continent. Next week we’ll be at Mess With Texas 4 during SXSW in Austin, TX. Guaranteed to be a real spazz-fest with Gwar, Andrew WK, and F*cked Up on hand. In April we’re sponsoring Generic Man’s week of Coachella events at the Ace Hotel Palm Springs. Hot poolside pavement and a whole lotta ice cold lurking in the shade.
All that said, for our first sponsorship of the 2010 events season we’re gonna keep things close to home and dear to our hearts. Our friend Matt Goldman, (mastermind behind MFG Productions), is about to launch a new apparel line called Chambers. The party takes place at Las Perlas in Downtown LA and will feature dj sets from Mike B of Camoufos, Boom Bip of Neon Neon, and Bobby Evans of Brother Reade. Should be a real nice time with a few hundred sweaty, happy people. And yes, Mike the Cobrasnake will be on hand to blind you with his camera flash. RSVP only. Make it happen. Congratulations Matt, you’ve earned it.
Incase & MFG Productions Presents:
Dance Party + Launch of Chambers Apparel
Wednesday, March 17th @ 10PM
Las Perlas: 107 E. Sixth St. in Downtown Los Angeles
RSVP at Chambersclothing
Incase is sponsoring this year’s Wired Media Lounge at CES located at the Society Café Encore where Wired editors will be conducting one-on-one interviews about the latest and most innovative product trends for 2010. Featured within the lounge’s CES Gadget Lab will be our Perforated Snap Case for iPhone 3GS. And for those lucky enough to receive a gift bag, please enjoy our Combo Charger for iPhone and iPod.
Society Café Encore
Thursday, January 7
We could say so much about Vice’s 15th anniversary bash. Happy to report a fair amount of noteworthy shenaniganery went down with the hard workin’ Mr. Dank & Christopher Roberts and their sundry cohorts. Exhilarating and fun? Yes and yes. Exhausting and idiotic? Yes and definitely. Which is exactly the way Vice likes a rollick to roll. This was easily the most raging Halloween/Birthday lurk in the NYC area. By far and away.
We could tell you about the mega square-foot warehouse space and its two floors oozing in mystery liquids; we could describe the inventive costumes, the sketchy lighting (i.e. none), the head crushing sound system, and the beautifully built (but quickly useless) booze-soaked mini-ramp.
We could gush endlessly about The Jesus Lizard’s genuinely mind-blowing performance. We could tell you about the overzealous security guards nearly shutting down the Bad Brains’ set. THE BAD BRAINS! We could say so much. But the Flickr photos show it all so much better.
Costumed party-goers waited an average of two hours just to get into the party. On a cold, drizzly night! Why? It was an honest to God blowout. Right after this we packed up and headed to Austin, Texas for the 4th Annual Fun Fun Fun Fest. It’s been a real whirlwind two weeks here at Incase Music & Events. Happy Boo(!)rthday Vice!
Sometimes a dude just has to get out of town and play motorcycle soccer for a few days. So last weekend we had our friend Baby Kelley, (a/k/a The Bubba) shoot photos for us at the Standard Hotel’s Swimming With Sharks rooftop pool party. If you don’t know The Bubba, here are a few qualifications worth noting:
- She outfits hot lurkers & human babies with hand-drawn sloth bear t-shirts.
- She recently recorded the rap track “Shake It Like a Single Mom”.
- Via her legendary LA public access variety show, she wrecks minds with The Mystical & Magical Show Show
- She plays boingy noise guitar in God’s Gang
- And last but not least, she runs three super brilliant blogs:
And her three favorite things are kitty paws, PBR and minimalist industrial design. Basically, Baby K is a one-woman exercise in takin’ it easy, gettin’ weird and havin’ the right ‘tude for the job. Asking her to shoot half-cocked, blurry event photos at the Swimming With Sharks pool party worked out great! It appears a fine lurk was again had by all— lots of splashin’ and spazzin’ out with Incase water guns and Slider Cases for iPod and iPhone. Thanks to the Standard Hotel and MFG Productions (JMZ Outlaw, Matt & Mahtab). Enjoy the photos! Thanks, Bubba.
Be on the lookout for future guest photog & brog-log from our heavy bro—The Shellzbot.
Last month’s Swimming With Sharks pool party—SURPRISE!!!—turned out to be a totally worthwhile lurk in the sun. Great tunes, good BBQ, harsh golden dudes, cold brews, and uber babes in the right shoes. See photos for proof.
Thanks to James Outlaw & his cohorts at MFG Productions, we’ve decided to do it again this Saturday, August 15th. Free Incase squirt-guns battles, Free Slider Cases for iPhone 3G & iPod touch. This time around, Baby Kelley from the Butt Blog & Professor Von Slothheim is gonna be our guest events photographer, so watch out. She’s all about it. To MAKE IT HAPPEN RSVP.
Swimming With Sharks Pool Party
Standard Hotel Rooftop Pool
Only 72-hours after saying goodbye in Chicago to the Bresnitz brothers (from Brooklyn’s Finger On The Pulse Productions), I found myself yet again in their sonic grasp at Saturday’s Swimming With Sharks rooftop pool party in Downtown Los Angeles. From New York to Chicago to Los Angeles in less than a week, these twins get around. Both always rocking that classic identical glasses, beards, tank tops, no shoes vibe… It’s like constantly seeing a variation of the same guy in two places at once. Trippy. How they have time to throw their Incase-sponsored Summer BBQ Blowout Series at Brooklyn’s Hope Lounge while also djing their asses off around the globe and producing Dinner With The Band on the IFC Network, I will never understand.
As a general rule, hipster hotel pool parties can be a real crapshoot, especially when promoters are looking to attract that Chrome Hearts crowd, (you know what I mean), but fortunately Matt & James of MFG Productions were handling the hysterics. Creators of the long-running Dance Right events, day or night these two lurkers know how to make a party feel like you’re relaxing in your own living room, albeit with 400 screaming, wet, spastic teenagers-for-life running around wearing little to no clothing.
This installment of LA’s now legendary pool party was about 85% more bonkers than I figured it would be. Between the rooftop pool’s panoramic city views and the Incase-branded squirt-gun wars; to the blazing bikini situations and random muscle dudes with bad tattoos; to the deeply mind blowing Goth chicks with vampire teeth (wearing black knit swimsuits, velvet capes and platform boots); to the exceptional DJ skills of Mr. James Pants *[that was for you Apple & Rachel]; to the creepy/funny contests dreamed up by James Outlaw, (of course); to the free BBQ; to Totally Tammy’s crushing yellow outfit and Baby Kelley indiscreetly shooting photos for her burgeoning “Butt Blog“… — the party was total chaos. Wonderful, barely contained chaos.
Winners of the gummy worm/make-out/whipped cream/balloon contests went spazztastic for their Incase gift packages (nylon backpacks, neoprene sleeves and Slider Cases for iPhone & iPod). Like, you’ve never seen dudes without shirts so stoked in their lives. Check the photos, you’ll see what I’m saying. So much happy.
Now that the June gloom is gone, it’s summer here in Los Angeles; people are finally out of their shells and enjoying themselves. Thanks to MFG & Finger On The Pulse for throwing such a quality poolside lurk.
Enjoy the photos!