July 4th Week at Ace Palm Springs: DJsThomas Bullock, Nitedog and Eug & Cheap Rooms

June 15, 2010 at 4:18pm


Ace and Generic Surplus invite you to Palm Springs for Generic America Weekend: summer beats, cocktails and really great food by the pool. We kick off Friday night in the Amigo Bar and go late, then party through Monday, July 5, which you probably have off from work. On the 4th we're grilling at the Commune Pool. DJs Thomas Bullock, Nitedog (Blackdisco) and Eug (Public Release/Face, SF) provide the tunes for the weekend, with a live performance by Adele Jacques and Disco Fromage, and special guest musical selectors we'll tell you about later.

Rooms start at $149. Call 760.325.9900 to make a reservation. Valid for stays from July 01 - July 05, 2010.

Thomas Bullock, the Welcome Stranger. Is he one half of Rub n' Tug, or the other half of Map of Africa? Or perhaps you know him as the man behind the man behind Whatever We Want Records. Or is it as the writer and producer of most of the material on that label from Bobbie Marie to Laughing Light of Plenty? Could be the edits: Otterman Empire. Could be from all the remixes: Beastie Boys, Roxy Music, Coldplay, Bat For Lashes and Mountain of One. However you know him, you know he knows.

Thomas has been djing since 1986, starting out at clubs while he was still in school. This is the time in which he met DJ Harvey, who became his life-long collaborator. Playing with Tonka, he met the boys with whom he'd form The Wicked Crew in SF, which brought him to The States where he started the cyber-punk band A.R.E. Weapons, which got him about as he signed up to Rough Trade in 2001. During this time, in New York City, he and partner Eric Duncan began Rub n' Tug, taking care of a much needed surge for the new disco, this time turning it on for all sorts. The whole spectrum of Manhattan's Downtown late night features, creatures, and at the helm, the very Welcome Stranger himself.

And a new kind of dance party begins... Late night, black light, wild dance of any nature at all as long as you FREAK OUT.

That's Thomas.