The last show on Friday was incredible and we just wanted to say thanks for making it such a special night. It was great to see so many faces pop up from all of our past residencies at Life 983, Pianos, Le Poisson Rouge, Cargo, Hamachi, Brooklyn Bowl, Fontanas, Cameo and of course Union Hall. Stay tuned for photos, we’ll post them here as they come in.
We’ve seen such an overwhelming amount of love and appreciation come our way leading up to the final show. Long time KKtC homie Giraud Lorber was interviewed by the Brooklyn Paper for an article they wrote last week about the finale. He sent me the summary of Karaoke Killed the Cat that he submitted for the interview that nearly brought me to tears. I wanted to share it with you.
And so now it’s all drawing to a close. Even though the crowd has stayed the same age, Chris and Joel have not. And while I firmly believe (and sort of wish) they have another decade of amazing parties in them, I suspect it’s getting harder and harder to justify to their wives coming home at 5am covered in feathers and glitter. So it’s just as well they’re going out on top. They’ve got nothing left to prove, having already done it all.
Next week’s final show is Bootyoke, the short shorts party. So rather than mourn the passing of a strange and beautiful scene, we’re invited to get weird one last time. Because this is Karaoke Killed the Cat— it’s fitting that we end it not with a whimper, but with a bang.
There’s not much else I can add to that. Thank you guys very much, it’s been a blast.
Chris Goldteeth & Lord Easy
A bittersweet announcement from the Karaoke Killed the Cat boys.
After an incredible run of almost 12 years, this Friday June 6th will be the last Karaoke Killed the Cat party. When we started murmuring about ending the show, the first question we got from you guys was WHYYYY? The answer is simple. As much as we love this party, it’s just time to put these mics down and start a new era of awesome. We’ll continue to do special events together and Lord Easy is developing a new party called Baby Spaceship that will carry on the Karaoke Killed the Cat tradition of getting buckwild on the dancefloor. Stay tuned for more details about Baby Spaceship, it will not disappoint.
We hope that you’ll be able to join us at Union Hall on Friday at 11pm to give Karaoke Killed the Cat the send off it deserves. It will be the Bootyoke to end all Bootyokes, so don the most embarrassingly short shorts you can find and bring that ass to Brooklyn. We usually save Bootyoke for the end of summer, but this feels like the right way to kick off summer this year. It’s sure to be a mad house, so get there early and bring a good attitude. You’ll also be meeting the new hosts of Union Hall’s Friday karaoke night!
A big thank you to all of you for helping us build this show into the amazingly ridiculous thing it is today. It’s always been as much your show as it is ours, and it’s something we should all be proud of.
A million more thank yous,
Chris Goldteeth & Lord Easy