In honor of Fat Tuesday and its venerable tradition of indie rock and bicycle processions, we here at The L Magazine, in conjunction with Southern Comfort, have organized a night of lo-fi surf punk and two-wheeled parade pageantry to put New Orleans to shame. February 16 is so totally going to dominate all your other Tuesday night plans in February. For proof, we’ve got Wavves playing a free show at Brooklyn Bowl with rising beat-maker, dance-starter MNDR. Maybe he’ll play guitar with a broken arm again, you never know. Maybe there will be honest-to-goodness, 90s-style stage diving. Either way, it’ll mark Wavves’ first NYC show with his new band, consisting of the former bassist and drummer for Jay Reatard (RIP), so that’s something we’re pretty excited about.
Did we mention the parade? There will also be a parade—a Brooklynized Mardi Gras affair featuring a marching band, burlesque dancers (including a float with Angie Pontani, Helen Pontani, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Akynos, the Maine Attraction and Lil Miss Lixx), beads galore, and the strong possibility of confetti, beginning at 7pm at McCarren Park and Driggs. Costumed revelers and bicyclists are invited to join in as the whole gang rides/walks/skips down Driggs, up Bedford and over to Wythe Avenue, arriving at Brooklyn Bowl around 8pm, where prizes await the best bicycle float, the best-dressed revelers will be crowned king and queen of the Carnival, Southern Comfort flows freely (there will be SoCo drink specials throughout the night), a DJ spins, the bands play, and you might get lucky. So, we’ll see you in a few weeks. We’ll be the ones asking Wavves about how we can get our hair to look like that.
The small print: This event is for L Magazine newsletter subscribers. The event is 21+. If you’d like to RSVP, just email [email protected], and you will also be added to our newsletter list. You can opt-out at anytime. You must RSVP to attend the event, but admittance is not guaranteed. Admittance will be limited by venue capacity, so be sure to arrive early.