America Nu: Ski Beatz Album Release Party 24 Hour Karate School Part II

The 24 Hr Karate School Part II album release party was this past Tuesday at Cameo in Williamsburg. If you missed it here’s a quick recap.

The night strated out with an open bar and The London Souls Rocking the crowd. Then Ski Stepped up with the Senseis and killed it.  Ski’s special guests were : Cassidy, STS, Najee, Locksmith, Da$h, Tabi Bonney , and McKenzie Eddy.

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Write-up by Arielle Summers, Photos by Raquel M. Horn

Death by Audio, or DBA, as it’s more frequently referred to as, is typically known for its great indie rock line-ups and it always delivers. One can see any number of well known rock acts take the stage in the hidden space nestled close to the waterfront in Williamsburg. Friday night’s show, presented by Less Artists More Condos, a movement spearheaded by Ariel Panero, was nothing short of this successful formula, featuring bands Tough Knuckles, Snakes Say Hiss, Das Racist, and Lionshare, but with a bit of a truly epic twist. As described in the billing, there was a special guest performance to take the crowd into the early morning hours. Rumors and gossip were spread around the audience as the night progressed, but no one was 100% certain of the truth except for the event planners and a few lucky others, including DD172 staff members present at the event; Raquel Horn, editor-in-chief of Dash Publications, David Chang, web designer/admin for the DD172 blog and co-artistic director of The Color Bar and DD172 friend, 3x China DMC Champion and international superstar, DJ Wordy. It wasn’t until Snakes Say Hisss grabbed their guitars for what seemed like their second set of the evening that the magic was revealed. From the dingy hallway that leads one into the venue at DBA strutted a man, who, in all likelihood is one of the only people who can truly pull off a Canadian tuxedo and look like a rockstar, CAPO himself, the one and only, Jim Jones……………………

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