Howie Pyro has been DJing since 1978 — at Christina Aguilera’s 21st birthday party, The Cramps shows, and a Santerian Priest induction, to name a few gigs. He’s also performed with Danzig, Joey Ramone, and Debbie Harry. As if that weren’t enough idiosyncratic street cred, he’s also caretaker to Phil Spector’s old dog. And now he hosts Intoxica Radio Live in the Amigo Room at Ace Hotel & Swim Club every Friday night. Psycho soul, voodoo R&B, 60s garage bands and wild old rock & roll, all from his collection of over 30,000 original records. He wants to make you dance uncontrollably to music that makes your head spin. But you can also just have a vodka-laced iced tea and hang out.
Photo of Howie (left) with Nick Berlin in the early 80s via ngaudi