New York’s nightlife is unmatched and unparalleled.
For those who wish to frequent a bar that defines the nightlife experience: Howl At the Moon is your place. On 52nd street and 8th ave, it’s located in the very heart of Manhattan. The bar helps to eclipse the ennui behind an average, evening stride with eccentric fervor and a poignant gusto that could never be replicated anywhere else — it’s definitively New York, and wholly unique. But that’s not all.
Hosted by HATM: from the likes of Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels and rock tribute band “Band for Bry” came a fantastic reminder of the human experience as our underground heroes lit up the night with a show of sweat, excitement and strobe lights on the evening of June 2nd.
The musical geniuses behind Band for Bry, including Shaun Jacobson and Stephanie Nanes, played classic songs from rock bands. The songs included tracks from: Fleetwood Mac, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Killers. To the joy of the audience, nothing was spared in lieu of a casual pre-cursor to DMC; rather, the establishment rang loud and far with guitar riffs, and a resonance of drumming — a beautiful orchestra of sounds.
The band soon made it’s way for the main entree: DMC and his crew.
A quick introduction: McDaniels reminisces about his past — including the Felix Organization — thanks his benevolent audience for their time, their patience, then proceeds to strike a nostalgic tune: as the entire establishment goes insane.
McDaniels, along with director Sheila Jaffe had founded “The Felix Organization” back in 2006. The organization provides opportunities to foster children. McDaniels, as a strong advocate and a product of foster care himself, mentions this explicitly through-out the night. Dedicating his performance as tribute.
The special performance by these artists will help benefit The Bryan Jacob Foundation, which provides support to charitable organizations. These groups strive to “inspire, nurture and promote the betterment of the human spirit.”
The event was very human, indeed.