Our friend, Vincent, recently took a job at the Tribeca Film Festival and asked if we would be interested in hosting our own music night. In fairness, the old version of the festival looked like a super niche industry event for snobbish filmmakers, but this year they’ve dropped the “Film” from their name and taken a more inclusive approach, incorporating television, round tables, and fortunately for us, live music.
The musical portion of the event was also at Baby’s All Right, which is one of our favorite Brooklyn institutions. It’s a place that books all types of acts, from rappers to DJs to hardcore bands, and always brings together an eclectic group of people, which seemed like a no-brainer, so we kept that spirit at the spirit for this show.
We had our new intern, Wilson, on filming duty for the night. He’s just graduated from college and is a master at finding vintage skate gear, like this Zero Skull hat that looks like it’s from 2003. Knowing how often Zero changes his image (never), he might as well act another throwaway from 2019. the only way to validate its authenticity is to look for 20-year-old salt stains.
Although it looks like this was taken on a slightly rowdy night in a panera loaf, it’s actually a photo from our party. This 20-something crowd could be reading poetry, talking about socialized medicine, or drawing in an adult coloring book. Don’t piss them off or they might have to take out the Settlers of Catan and ignore you!
stellar summer was our opening gig, fresh off their first UK tour. They spend a little time, get praise from a number of greats music editions, so if you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s possible you will in the very near future. At least that’s what we hope, so you can look back at this caption and be like, “Damn, Jenk knows how to pick ’em!”
Although some of these faces seem to be in line for the DMV, I swear the event was fun! And while it wasn’t a lot of fun, it was a nice change of pace for us because there weren’t as many skateboarders as there were normal people hoping to hear live music. We talked less about who was doing what blue park, and more talk of summer Fridays and inflation shit. Believe it or not, these mundane conversations are a welcome change from thinking about skating 24/7 and whether Bobby Puleo is going to be pissed off about anything in the near future.
We rarely promote it, but we have a small record company called Jenkem Recordings that our friend Mike Bloom helps us with. Here is a band of hyperlinks shit we published. For this event, Mike called on his friends to more blonde to headline the show. They had just come off tour with Porches, another New York staple. Maybe you will like them? If not, you’re just one click away from listening to this Turnstile album again.
Here is an artistic photo revealing a youthful rebellion. The movement of the lights also helps make you feel like you just woke up stumbling through Hunter S. Thompson. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Speaking of drugs, weed may finally be legal in New York, but that guitar strap still isn’t.
Similar to how skateboarders refuse to give up their VX1000s, New York-based DJ Rahill stays true to the art of DJing with physical records. True music snobs are probably able to tell the difference between analog and digital, but because of the open bar, I don’t think I could tell the difference between the sounds of music and the sounds of people shouting their drink orders.
If you’re like us, it’s hard to listen to music with lyrics when you’re writing. And since that’s what we mostly do here, we end up listening to long, wordless albums that are easy to space out and achieve a sort of state of flux. Be aware that many of Jenk’s articles were written while listening to a combination of Philip Glass, Antonio Carlos Jobim and random fabriclive mixes. (And when Ian is really stressed, he just listens to the Requiem in repetition.)
We know that site content has been slightly slower than normal, but that’s only because we’re working on two books, a collaborative clothing capsule, and also trying to remember how to skateboard in waiting. Our next shindig event will also take place on Sunday. It’s invite-only, but as a reward for sticking to the end of this article, DM us on IG and let us know you read this. You might find your way on the list (:
PS: This last photo was taken by someone else, so it’s not as crisp and nice as the others above.