The Sensation Collective’s “Best of” 2011 – trips, festivals, & NYC favorites

It’s the end of the year and that can only mean a few things: thinking up resolutions you won’t stick to, emailing relatives you never speak to thanking them for sending you a holiday card of their children you’ve never met (or in my case, dogs), and “Best Of” lists – which is truly the best of all 3 mentioned above.  Andy and myself spent all morning recapping our favorite events SHAW Promotion has been involved with this year and what we came up with was a really fun year. I am so grateful that I get to do such interesting things because of my line of work and also just in every day activities, so I thought it would only be appropriate to make a personal list of my favorite things that happened in 2011 to end this year properly.  This actually came very easy for me because I photograph almost every thing I do/attend, so all I had to do was look through my iPhoto at pictures from this past year  which was a blast. (Note to self: New new year’s resolution, start using Light Room.) Continue reading

SHAW Promotion and Crown Victoria present “Let ‘Em Blink”, an X-Mas Eve Extravaganza feat. Alex English

Whoo Hoo!  I’m throwing a party!


Staying in NYC for the holidays? Tired of spending X-Mas Eve by yourself in a shitty dive bar? Don’t celebrate Christmas? Come dance the night away at Crown Victoria! Filled with massive amounts of string lights, jubilee treats, and a festive photo booth (are you naughty or nice?), we have the perfect set up for holiday bliss.

with DJ
DJ Alex English (of Girls & Boys, Electric Zoo)

Hosted by
JaiDee Valentine (SHAW Promotion)
Andy Shaw (SHAW Promotion)

Festive Photo Booth by
Jess Star (Shoot Stars Pro)

**Holiday Drink Specials ALL NIGHT LONG!!**

Official drop off location for New York Cares Coat Drive
PLEASE Bring your gently used coat (men, women, and children) to drop off in the box because sharing is caring.

Crown Vic Kitchen open until 11PM

Click HERE for the official link via SHAW Promotion for more details!

RSVP to attend Yelle’s official after party in Brooklyn!

My friend, Nicky Digital, is proud to announce that he will be hosting the French pop sensation, Yelle, ‘s official NYC after party.  She’s performing Friday, December 9 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg (which is completely sold out) and is then heading over to Loreley to DJ the night away.   I have loved Yelle from the first time I heard  “Je veux te voir” and was lucky enough to see her perform at Hiro Ballroom a few years ago.  Now she’s back in NYC on her world tour and Nicky is offering free admission (with an RSVP) to get into the after party.

Use this link  to sign yourself up for a real fun treat, courtesy of SHAW Promotion.



Photo Op of the Day Bikini Carwash with Tyburn Saints and Kentucky Knife Fight

Okay, so this is cheating a little bit, but I make the rules of this page so I say this post counts as a “Photo Op of the Day” – I had to sort through over 500 photos I had shot of this last night at Southpaw in Brooklyn. Bikini Carwash is one of the two bands my boyfriend Andy plays bass in. Check out the full post on my other blog, “SHAW Time”, for more photos and fun from this show.


SHAW Promotion gets you going

Live in New York City? Love going out? Actually doing cool stuff? For free?! The company I work for, SHAW Promotion, knows all the ins and outs of everything cool in NYC (and surrounding!) and has made it really easy for you to find out what they are and how to gain free entry!  Check out the blog I run, “SHAW Time”, for event reviews and photos, our Calendar page for shows and events, and be sure to sign up for our newsletter for weekly updates and  how you can win tickets to huge happenings like these we’ve given away in the past:

Gotham Girls Roller Derby
All Tomorrow’s Parties
Electric Zoo
The Big Up Festival
Afro Punk Festival
Ars Nova Music Marathon
Green Shoelace
NYC Zombie Crawl, Dorney Park
Down and Derby Roller Disco
Girls and Boys at Webster Hall
NY Burlesque Festival
Bootie NY
…and more!