Miami went medieval on that ass as we opened our headquarters for Basel Castle 2010!
After a week of preparations within the Castle itself, every stone block and rampart of the downtown lair was ready for one of the most talked about events of Art Basel week Miami 2010. After 3500 RSVPs, the list website simply shut down even as hundreds of art and music fans continued to want to join the party. As the line went around the block, the Castle gates swung open to reveal a carnival tent featuring skeeball by Tara McPherson, a wheel of chance by Ron English, darts by Mike Giant, and giant puzzle by Marc Bode. ABV had a pop up gallery featuring art from their Overseas and Undertones show as they did live art on the walls of the gallery. The Overthrow headquarters was turned into an exclusive VIP room where Han Cholo presented a freakshow inspired display of their retro inspired jewelry, Jose Cuervo Platino kept the tequila flowing, and there was plenty of cold Pabst Blue Ribbon and spicey Prometheus Springs for all.
Outside, the torches flared and the lights spun as DJs Troy Kurtz, Pirate Stereo, Tamara Sky and Damaged Goods hyped the crowd and Brooklyn rock band Sweathearts and Miami pop crooner JESP rocked live performances. Things started getting really packed as the castle erupted when Rye Rye took the stage with 3 dancers doing hyperspeed choreographed dance moves. When Theophilus London took the stage and laced the crowd with his electro soul songs, one of a kind dance moves, and personal drum kit, the walls nearly crumbled. The night closed out with Blaqstarr live and a special guest DJ set by LA Riots. In the end, an incredible night of art, games, prizes, musketeers, music, dancing, and partying left just the right impression for everyone who attended the Basel Castle.
Atlanta has no shame in its addiction to bass, and here lies the evidence. Overthrow recently brought Rusko’s OMG! Tour to the dirty south mecca for a sold out rage fest, also featuring our very own bass god, Heroes & Villains.
Video directed by Oh Snap Kid.
The mysterious origins of Overthrow’s projects are often shrouded in mystery, the occult, and substance abuse. The recent collaboration between Overthrow and Atlanta artist Greg Mike was no exception until deep journalistic investigation by Miami New Times brand new feature “Cultist” lead to come clarity. Or more confusion.
Charis Kirchheimer has been an emerging talent in Miami photography ever since she exploded onto the scene with her famous work on the Black Sunday Murder Movies. She also has shot most of the Overthrow team both out and in the studio, making our party worn mugs look good despite lack of sleep and general abuse.
This weekend, brains were fried and faces were melted. Pics here. Laidback Luke album coming soon.
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So a few months back, a young man hunted us down at an event and after nervously introducing himself, claimed he wanted to be an intern. Never ones not to take advantage of an opportunity to
corrupt educate the youth, we obliged. We even offered this young man an opportunity in return: if he worked his face off, did everything we said no matter how ridiculous, and took our abuses, then when the time came for him to graduate we would help him throw an Overthrow style party.
From that point we moved in our with our lives and business but this youngster just kept working and getting it done, all the while plotting like a good acolyte would, for the perfect time to remind us of our oath. Also never ones to break oaths, we helped organize the jam of these kids lifetime, right in our very own Castle headquarters.
It was slammed with the raddest youngsters in Miami, partying as hard as I’ve ever seen and we weren’t even selling booze. There were mosh pits, kids on shoulders, and electro sing alongs. Plus, the girls were so good looking that we had to constantly remind each other that they were highschoolers (ie jailbait) and that none of us wanted a record (or more on it).
Now, that young man is Emerson aka Shut Up Emerson, and he has something to say:
huge thanks to the 500 people who came out last night and raged with us! you guys were fucking awesome! so awesome, in fact, we just may have to come back with a sequel…
A few things:
1.) No, nobody died.
2.) The DJ’s that rocked your faces off were Overthrow’s very own Damaged Goods and Troy Kurtz. add them.
3.) if you took pictures at the photo wall, they will be viewable by clicking on the image above.
4.) yes, if you missed out, it was the best post prom/graduation party ever.
From us, we expect big things from you. And don’t think for a second we aren’t going to have eyes on you in NYC.
Its not only how you play, but how you DISPLAY.
And while we play bad, we display GOOD.
This week at Misfit Friday, everyone is going to look really good as professional art and fashion photographer Charis Kirchheimer follows up her gallery show at the Nomade Gallery by doing a LIVE photoshoot of the party goers at Louis in the Gansevoort South.
Featuring music by Damaged Goods, come kick off the weekend by looking your best while behaving your worst.
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The Miami New Times has let the cat of the bag and written an article about the Overthrow’s new headquarters located in downtown Miami.
Yes, it is in a castle.
Yes, a real castle.