This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
THUNDER is legend. The party has existed for years as a “you-had-to-know-about-it-already-to-be-there” after hours underground rock-n-roll party, run from the dirt floors of Brett’s Basement. For a party to remain a well-guarded secret like THUNDER, over the course of nearly a decade, is unprecedented in New York.
THUNDER has a folklore of its own, passed between partygoers, promoters, groupies, and the easily awestricken; stories too good to share with just anyone, too raunchy to be printed, too strange to doubt their authenticity, and too nasty to have come from any party but THUNDER.
Now, the party is going public.
THUNDER founders Herbert Holler (The Freedom Party), Iván Rodriguez (Nasty Mondays), Alcorn Minor (Bounce), and Brett Tabisel (Macaulay Culkin’s iPod) are bringing the city’s dirtiest rock-n-roll party to the basement at LPR. THUNDER, never before thrown in a public space, will retain everything that created the mystique of New York’s most talked about party: The clowns, the guest DJs, the bar-top dancing, the keg in the middle of the room, the only-in-New-York-City vibe. THUNDER is coming out from the shadows and into a whole new era.
You’ve saw three people sport the THUNDER lapel pin at the red carpet this year, the THUNDER tattoo on one of the NBA’s hottest young stars, runway models making the THUNDER hand sign during fashion week, and the hand-written THUNDER flier in the background of one of this summer’s biggest blockbusters. Now you can see what THUNDER is all about. And unlike the trailer for a Kevin James movie, THUNDER hasn’t shown you all it’s good parts yet.
Michael T. (DJ set)
Legendary DJ, event producer, and promoter Michael T needs no introduction to those who know and love NYC nightlife. Michael has been behind the production of some of New York’s most spectacular parties, including “Motherfucker”, “Rated X”, and the currently running Oh! You Pretty Things. Michael currently performs live with his band, The Vanities, and can be regularly heard DJing at many of New York City’s best Rock parties.
Omri S. Quire.
Brett Tabisel is not only the world’s first TONY-nominated bartender but is also one of the most infamous party-starters on Bleecker Street between Thompson and Sullivan. He is the brilliant mind behind the legendary and game-changing parties “Macaulay Culkin’s iPod” and “Flashy & Trashy.” When Brett isn’t busy inflicting hangovers on innocent bystanders, he enjoys long walks along the Gowanus and listening to unknown singer-songwriters by candlelight.