DJ Ceremony Opens For Andy Rourke (The Smiths)—Valentine’s Day 2015

Lady Bree Presents: “MY BLOODY VALENTINE’S PARTY” A DARK VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY WITH ANDY ROURKE, DJ CEREMONY, & MORE Saturday February 14, 2015. Featuring: TWIN GUNS LIVE [9:30] DJ CEREMONY [10:45] ANDY ROURKE (THE SMITHS) [Midnight] DJs ZOHRA (Azar Swan) & ZACK LIPEZ (Noisey, Freshkills) [1:00+] • Sailor Jerry Open Bar [9:00-10:00] • Tarot card... Read More

[Photos] “Oscillate Wildly” Photography by Phroso Photo: Saturday, November 29, 2014

Photography by Phroso Photo: shot Saturday, November 29, 2014. “Oscillate Wildly”—The Celebrated Smiths & Morrissey Fan Party: Select Saturdays at The Gallery at LPR. Join the “Oscillate Wildly” Facebook group for future party dates, special announcements, and Smiths/Morrissey/Johnny Marr news. Sign up for the DJ Ceremony mailing list for information on upcoming... Read More

Wedding Playlist : The Metropolitan Building : Long Island City 2014

In addition to being an all-around spirited evening, this wedding was truly exceptional in my ability during post-dinner dancing to zero-in on a very specific sound (British & American Indie/Alternative of the ’70s—’90s with a dash of Electro-pop), and have the guests really go along with the ride. It is much more common to present a wider scope of sounds &... Read More

Print Feature in Time Out New York for “COUPLET”: August 14, 2014

The fine folks at Time Out New York named COUPLET one of the “best places to hear poetry aloud” in their August 14th, 2014 issue… we couldn’t agree more! Leah Umansky & DJ Ceremony present: “COUPLET”—A Quarterly Poetry Reading Series & Social at The Delancey, LES. Produced by Leah Umansky & DJ Ceremony and hosted by poet Leah Umansky, Couplet... Read More

Album Review: Morrissey: “World Peace Is None Of Your Business” (2014)

Morrissey photographed by Michael Muller in 2014. MORRISSEY: “World Peace Is None Of Your Business” Harvest Records/Capitol Music Group, 2014 by DJ Ceremony, July 15, 2014 9.5/10 As Morrissey’s 1988 solo debut Viva Hate was a mandatory rebirth after Johnny Marr’s breakup of The Smiths, 2014’s World Peace Is None Of Your Business represents another rebirth... Read More

Wedding Playlist : Giando On The Water : Williamsburg 2014

This was a very special night. The wedding took place on the 4th of July, so the Hudson River fireworks show was integrated into the evening. This sound was highly pinpointed, and was designed specifically to reflect the character of the couple. You’ll notice a lot of Indie, Twee, Neo-Shoegaze, Indie Electro, and Dance, with dashes of British Invasion, 80s Alternative, and... Read More

Print Feature in Time Out New York for “OSCILLATE WILDLY”: May 8, 2014

“OSCILLATE WILDLY” was featured in the May 8, 2014 issue of Time Out New York, as the kickoff to the “Perfect Weekend.” I couldn’t agree more with their assessment! Time Out New York says: “The Smiths’ separation is still a sore subject for the many fans of the lovelorn Brits. If you’re among those still down on their disbanding, some 27 years... Read More

[Photos] “Oscillate Wildly” Photography by Tom Egan: March 9, 2013

Photography by Tom Egan: shot at The Delancey on March 9, 2013. “Oscillate Wildly”—The Celebrated Smiths & Morrissey Fan Party: Select Saturdays at The Gallery at LPR. Join the “Oscillate Wildly” Facebook group for future party dates, special announcements, and Smiths/Morrissey/Johnny Marr news.  Read More

CHVRCHES: “Lies”

CHVRCHES: “Lies” (Live) One of my favorite new singles of the year. Looking forward to the Glasgow trio’s LP in 2013.  Read More

BBC Radio 2 In Concert: Pet Shop Boys

In case you missed the live broadcast last week, here is the full concert online. Pet Shop Boys perform an unbelievable set with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Johnny Marr, and the Manchester Chamber Choir. Among the many notable moments was PSB previewing a piece: “He Dreamed Of Machines”, from a forthcoming project called “A Man From The Future” about... Read More