If you’ve ever wanted to live your life in the surreal world of toons, Dances of Vice: Powerhouse Stomp is perhaps the next best thing!
It was an honor to have had Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra performing live cartoon music from the 1920s to 50s, featuring numerous rare tunes as well as the more well-known melodies from Looney Tunes and early Disney. The orchestra ended with Raymond Scott’s epic composition “Powerhouse“, after which the event was named, keeping the dance floor busy all evening long.
DJ Miz Margo continued with a brilliant set of whimsical and cartoon-inspired hot jazz, new wave, and swing, and jaws hit the floor when the extraordinary Michael Karas began his juggling light show, as if to prove toons aren’t the only ones with the ability to defy the laws of physics.
It was a rare treat to see Dr. Sketchy’s founder Molly Crabapple work her magic in a live drawing session inspired by the theme throughout the evening, while celebrity photographer Howard Schatz photographed Dances of Vice guests in a photobooth on site. Stay tuned for more photos, and video footage from the night!