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MONKEY TOWN HOLIDAY PARTY
w/ My Robot Friend +
Golan Levin + Dynasty Handbag

Thursday, December 7
Admission:
$12 - $20
Showtimes:
8pm until 2am

at EUROPA, Polish-American Discothèque
in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
98-104 Meserole Ave. (corner of Manhattan Ave.)
G train to Nassau
Tickets, sliding scale $12-20

MONKEY TOWN HOLIDAY PARTY

A Benefit for Monkey Town

LIVE, in his only New York appearance for 2006,
MY ROBOT FRIEND

the "crackpot genius" of
DYNASTY HANDBAG

just added, Special Guest...
GOLAN LEVIN

NO ORDINARY MONKEY DJs

Lightshow by LUKE DUBOIS, ADAM KENDALL, RAY SWEETEN among others

emceed by NICKLCAT

Monkey Town t-shirts and gift cards will be on sale.

"We want to thank our patrons for your incredible support over the past few months by throwing the kind of party you would only expect from Monkey Town. Earlier this autumn, we were threatened with the real possibility of having to close our doors, but the efforts of the New York artists community have kept us afloat. We are not out of the red yet. With winter's dawning, we envision a prosperous future at Monkey Town, and want to celebrate it with you." -- Monkey Town HQ

MY ROBOT FRIEND

My Robot Friend is the over-the-top project of Howard Robot, whose live performances mesmerize with quirky technopop, computer animations, general "new media" topsy-turveydom, and his legendary costume, an interactive suit of blinking and whirring L.E.D. lights and electroluminescent wire. A musical homage to new wave acts like Devo, his records have charted in Germany, he has been short-listed in Rolling Stone magazine, and his song "We're the Pet Shop Boys" was actually covered by the Pet Shop Boys (and more recently/absurdly, Robbie Williams!). Playing out social stereotypes of robots, My Robot Friend humorously enables his audience to consider how technology interacts with human emotion as evoked in popular song: alienation, angst, and most importantly, love.
http://www.myrobotfriend.com

GOLAN LEVIN
Golan Levin is an artist and inventor of technologies that push the boundaries of expression in new media, fully exploring the synesthetic potential of time based art to unleash his audience's imagination.
http://www.flong.com

DYNASTY HANDBAG

The one-woman tour-de-force performance of Jibz Cameron, who takes the most absurd banalities of life and exaggerates them into a side-splitting philosophic rant involving music, video, as well as an aerobics routine or two...
http://www.dynastyhandbag.com

NO ORDINARY MONKEY
Phil South, Anton Esteban and Carlos Arias are known for their extraordinary disco speakeasys in the Financial District, sunday tea parties along the East River, and a mindblowing set at PS1's Warm Up last summer.
http://www.noordinarymonkey.com

DJs, lightshow artists, surprise performances TBA
emceed by Nicklcat
http://www.maisonduchic.com

Monkey Town t-shirts and gift cards will be on sale.

http://www.europaclub.com
http://rhizome.org/thread.rhiz?thread=23304&page=1#44746