Tuesday, March 8, 2011

well i know what i'm doing this coming friday...

I always rant on about how volunteering with Milk & Cookie stories was one of the most formative moves of my career, and we've a massive shindig going down this Friday coming that I sincerely wholeheartedly recommend everyone attends. Not only do these guys really care about contemporary storytelling and great great baking, they seriously know how to throw a party. Not a tea-party for your granny. The kind of messed up in the dark hot basement of an office building burlesque poetry stories funk jazz bring your own booze parties that I'd kind of forgotten could even happen. And all from the providers of such a wholesome cuddly event as Milk & Cookies? Oh yes, oh yes. After Dark 1 was legitimately pure rock and roll with a queue down the road until 3am, but this time we've a bigger venue to facilitate EVERYONE'S mayhem. It's still BYOB, it's still depraved... in fact, probably even more so. Ladies and Gentlemen I give you, Milk & Cookies AFTER DARK 2

DANCE! We're back. We were back last month. But now we're back with the other thing. It's that time again. The lights go down, the curtains come up, and we reveal what goes on in our minds After Dark...

Six months ago some of you queued around the block from the Clarendon Basement for 7 hours of music, spoken word, dance and balloon animals. And stories, obviously. While cleaning up the mess of all those minds we blew at the fir
st After Dark, Milk & Cookies had a thought: BIGGER. Magazines may say different, but we at M&C know that Bigger is Better. Share with your friends, post on your wall; this is going to be the biggest thing Dublin has seen since the Pope, and this is inside and it doesn’t even involve the Pope.

On Friday March 11th, Milk & Cookie Stories is taking over The Complex, Smithfield, and dragging it straight to hell for After Dark 2 - Seven Deadly Sins. Yes it's back again, quite possibly the best party EVER (and so soon it's sinful), with two stages of the most amazing bands, poets, storytellers, dancers, comedian and general performerie that Ireland has to offer. And some weirder stuff too, but you'll have to come on down and get rowdy with us to find out about that (that's the surprise of the thing). Doors are at 6pm, show at 7pm, we all go home as damned masses at 2 minutes past midnight. It's €7 in AND it's BYOB. We suggest you bring your dancing shoes and your Amazo-Goggles, to stop your eyes from falling out.

Line it Up!

Jazzberries (the funky soulstepping jazz minxes who wowed with their renditions of some classic Jamiroquai and N*E*R*D tunes at the first After Dark)

Roger Gregg's Crazy Dog Audio Theatre (known for their live radio theatre, you may have caught them at After Dark 1 - they have an extra sinful surprise in store for you this time around!)

The Brownbread Players (Dublin's wittiest sketch comedy troupe of the famed Brownbread mixtape)

Noise Machine (an eclectic bunch of madmen known for their extremely energetic live shows and bizarre sense of lyrical humour)

Three-o-Troupe (darling burlesque act who titillated with their show at After Dark 1)

CAH-44 and Ambiencellist (one of Dublin's finest performance poets paired with one of Dublin's most innovative musicians... magic)

The Giraffes (a folky, piano-driven, soulful pop band whose music will make you feel like you're trapped on a tropical island. possibly the island from Lost)

Colm Keegan (award winning performance poet and organiser of Nighthawks, one of Dublin's best arts nights)

Gareth Stack (quite possibly Dublin's most controversial comedian and organiser of comedy night, Marshmallow Ladyboy Jesus)

Inklude Collective (hot and happening artist's collective known for their mad live illustration skills)

Stephen James Smith (performance poet, organiser of the awesome Glor sessions)

Valerie Lynch (young happening comedienne)

Andrew Hozier Byrne (wonderful solo musician)

DJ Pipboy (of Live or Dead Promotions - www.facebook.com/djpipboy /www.facebook.com/liveordeadpresents)

... and a whole bunch of both TBC and completely different super secret stuff (think sinful) to keep yourself occupied if for whatever reason you’re not into music, stories, poems or sexy, sexy dancing. Our standards are still stupidly high. Believe us when we say that this is going to be special, because we have no interest in throwing a party if it’s not any use. If you haven’t heard of someone on this bill, it’s because you are about to, soon. Still need more info, check our Facebook page!

IMPORTANT BITS – We will not be selling alcohol at this event, however it is BYOB, so please be responsible. Between that and some of the acts; we reluctantly have to make this 18+. If beer is your poison, please try and make it cans instead of bottles. We will have some open mic slots available, so if you have a story or a particular insane talent – especially if they’re a little outrĂ© for our regular show – bring them along. No music or stand-up comedy rehearsals though please – as sins go we’re particularly fond of WRATH. And of course, we’re still bringing the COOKIES. (GLUTTONY!)

Greed, Gluttony, Sloth, Lust, Wrath, Envy + Pride - these are a few of our favourite things...

...and yours too. You know how we know?

Because Milk & Cookies 's ♥'s you!

Could use a party? We know you could. Come get damned with us

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