431 W. 16th St.
Description: BOB MOULD and RICHARD MOREL's BLOWOFF is a DJ event that has become a premier destination for a wide cross-section of appreciative music fans. Originating in Washington, DC, BLOWOFF is an established event in DC, New York, San Francisco, Provincetown, Chicago, and San Diego. Maintaining the musical emphasis of the BLOWOFF parties, Mould and Morel DJ in tandem, laying down a signature mix of indie rock, electro and house, accented by a series of artfully eye-popping vignettes projected throughout the club.
Originally a musical collaboration between Washington, DC-based singer-songwriters Bob Mould—formerly of alt rock bands Hüsker Dü and Sugar—and electronic producer/artist Richard Morel, BLOWOFF began in 2003 at DC's Velvet Lounge. The DC party moved to the legendary 9:30 Club in July 2003, and within a few years became the preeminent DJ event on the east coast. With the focus firmly placed on cutting edge music, dazzling live visuals by Nick Lopata, and stunning poster art by Baltimore-based artist Linas Garsys, the BLOWOFF audiences grew exponentially.
The BLOWOFF artist CD was released in 2006 on Full Frequency Music. Live performances to promote the album included headline sets at Homo A Go Go (Olympia, WA) and the 2006 Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco.
BLOWOFF is now a regular bi-coastal event. 2007 saw the highly successful launch of BLOWOFF New York, with BLOWOFF San Francisco, Brooklyn and Provincetown following in 2008. The BLOWOFF Chicago events held at Metro during International Mr. Leather and Bear Pride Weekend in 2009 and 2010 were the highlights of both events.
Richard Morel is known for his remixes under the name Pink Noise, including the Killers, Yoko Ono, and Pet Shop Boys. In addition, Morel co-wrote and co-produced three songs on Cyndi Lauper's "Bring Ya To The Bring" album and released his third solo album as Morel, "The Death Of The Paper Boy," in 2008.
Bob Mould, founding member of the seminal punk band Husker Du and alt-rock favorite Sugar, released his ninth solo album, "Life And Times" (Anti- Records), on April 7, 2010. Mould's yet-to-be-titled autobiography, with assistance from Michael Azerrad, will be published by Little, Brown in spring 2011.
For more on BLOWOFF, including the most current party schedule, flyers and DJ playlists, please visit the BLOWOFF website. Hear some Blowoff music, see slideshows of BLOWOFF men and the iconic party flyers and more on the MYSPACE page. Fans are encouraged to join the booming BLOWOFF GROUP ON FACEBOOK.
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