BUTT SHOP got off to a bang and Jeremy Kost’s preview of new photographs captivated Wednesday night at our HANDS ON kick-off party, hosted by Mr. Black LA. Ace x Impossible cameras and film are capturing the hearts of many hot cakes and Howie Pyro played an afterparty with Mr. Black in the Amigo Room.





Photos by Maicol Chavez

BUTT SHOP got off to a bang and Jeremy Kost’s preview of new photographs captivated Wednesday night at our HANDS ON kick-off party, hosted by Mr. Black LA. Ace x Impossible cameras and film are capturing the hearts of many hot cakes and Howie Pyro played an afterparty with Mr. Black in the Amigo Room.



Photos by Maicol Chavez


The legendary Howie Pyro spins 45s at Ace Hotel Palm Springs every Friday night for Intoxica Radio Live, a live version of his weekly broadcast on Luxuria Music. Howie’s played with Danzig and Debbie Harry, and DJ’d Christina Aguilera’s twenty-first birthday. He’s also adopted dad of Phil Spector’s old dog. Every weekend, he drops a needed dose of weirdness on us, with psycho soul, voodoo rock, and bizarre one-offs from his collection of over 30,000 records. It’s always a good time. This Tuesday, his radio show will feature guests, punk and rock n roll legends Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) and Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys / Rocket From the Tombs). Both artists are a huge influence on Howie’s life and music, and they’re all long-time friends from Howie’s teen years. They have a new band called The Batusis. Tune in Tuesday at 9pm West Coast time for more.

The legendary Howie Pyro spins 45s at Ace Hotel Palm Springs every Friday night for Intoxica Radio Live, a live version of his weekly broadcast on Luxuria Music. Howie’s played with Danzig and Debbie Harry, and DJ’d Christina Aguilera’s twenty-first birthday. He’s also adopted dad of Phil Spector’s old dog. Every weekend, he drops a needed dose of weirdness on us, with psycho soul, voodoo rock, and bizarre one-offs from his collection of over 30,000 records. It’s always a good time. This Tuesday, his radio show will feature guests, punk and rock n roll legends Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) and Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys / Rocket From the Tombs). Both artists are a huge influence on Howie’s life and music, and they’re all long-time friends from Howie’s teen years. They have a new band called The Batusis. Tune in Tuesday at 9pm West Coast time for more.


HOWIE’S 45 : LITTLE WHITE LIES

Sometimes Howie Pyro tells us a little about a 45 from his collection of 30,000 records. Let Howie trip you out live and in person at Intoxica Radio Live Fridays in the Amigo Room at Ace Palm Springs.


The Painted Ship: Little White Lies — London Records

Bizarre, snotty, killer garage 45 (the flip, Frustration, is amazing as well) by this Canadian band has always been a fave and a staple in my DJ set…Throbbimg wild garage track but the vocals are what always gets me. The beyond-Jagger enunciation always cracks me up & makes me very happy as it veers into the bizarro zone, my fave! Here’s a quote from Canuckistan Music about Little White Lies:

Vancouver’s Painted Ship first hit the water as the Wee Beasties when budding poet/vocalist William “The Captain” Hay teamed up with guitarist Rob Rowden out at the University of British Columbia in the summer of 1965. With Rob’s brother Barry Rowden on drums and bassist Ken Wain rounding out the crew, the newly christened Painted Ship took their virile garage/punk to the clubs, making regular splashes at the seminal Retinal Circus on Davie Street. By late ‘66 the band had delivered the stellar ‘Frustration’ to the execs over at London Records, but the suits were still unconvinced, insisting on something with more commercial potential. The result, the hard-hitting Little White Lies, with its hefty organ and strident sneer, would scale the regional charts into the summer of ‘67. 


Yukiko Corella wins the Take Cover grand prize Levi’s Pioneer Sessions x Crosley turntable for guessing last week’s song — I Saw Her Standing There covered by The Rebels, an Iranian boy band from the 60’s. Impressive, Yokiko. Apparently, we have some serious music nerds in our midst. Thanks to everyone who participated, and if you guessed this one, too, give yourself a pat on the back. Stay tuned for more fun from Howie, and come see him DJ in the desert this and every Friday, all from old 45s.

Yukiko Corella wins the Take Cover grand prize Levi’s Pioneer Sessions x Crosley turntable for guessing last week’s song — I Saw Her Standing There covered by The Rebels, an Iranian boy band from the 60’s. Impressive, Yokiko. Apparently, we have some serious music nerds in our midst. Thanks to everyone who participated, and if you guessed this one, too, give yourself a pat on the back. Stay tuned for more fun from Howie, and come see him DJ in the desert this and every Friday, all from old 45s.


Ladies, gentlemen, and everyone else. We present to you the third and final mystery song for Take Cover, our music contest with Howie Pyro, the grand prize for which is a brand new car! Just kidding! It’s actually a Levi’s Pioneer Sessions Limited Edition Crosley Turntable! So listen carefully, and guess wisely. We’ll announce the genius next week.

Come see Howie spin tonight in the desert. We’ve got a Desert Facial with fresh mint and your name on it. And Howie’s picking out some good stuff from his 45s…


We weren’t sure you would be able to do it, but we stand corrected. Lewis Winter solved last week’s Take Cover without a hitch. For those of you who were left guessing, it was German clarinetist Rolf Kühn covering Black Sabbath’s Paranoid.
This week is the third and final round of Take Cover. We’re giving the winner a Levi’s Pioneer Sessions Limited Edition Crosley Turntable. So stay tuned for the mystery song. Bonus points for anyone who sends us a video of themselves covering their favorite song on an unusual instrument. All guesses, performances, and musings should be directed here.

We weren’t sure you would be able to do it, but we stand corrected. Lewis Winter solved last week’s Take Cover without a hitch. For those of you who were left guessing, it was German clarinetist Rolf Kühn covering Black Sabbath’s Paranoid.

This week is the third and final round of Take Cover. We’re giving the winner a Levi’s Pioneer Sessions Limited Edition Crosley Turntable. So stay tuned for the mystery song. Bonus points for anyone who sends us a video of themselves covering their favorite song on an unusual instrument. All guesses, performances, and musings should be directed here.


TAKE COVER : WEEK TWO

Our next round of Take Cover takes it up a few notches. You have to guess the song and the artist covering it. As you may remember, this is the second of three rounds of the contest. We’re giving Ace t-shirts (and other assorted treats — whatever we feel like putting in the envelope) as the prize booty for the first two weeks. But for the third and final round, contenders will compete tooth and nail for a Levi’s Pioneer Sessions Limited Edition Crosley Turntable. Howie, our wild and punishing host, is going to find the weirdest thing he’s got. Something your iPhone has no chance in hell of detecting.

Howie’s spinning Intoxica Radio Live tonight in the Amigo Room at Ace Palm Springs. Come for a drink and see if you can pick up any clues…

A send your guesses for this week to contest@acehotel.com. Tally ho!



Prize Fight by Edward Hart, b. 1847, from Ravishing Beasts.


A few of you figured out it was Phyllis Diller singing Satisfaction on last week’s TAKE COVER mystery song from Howie, but we’re giving Darrin Roberts an Ace Hotel t-shirt for calling it first. Our favorite guess was Yoko Ono. Wow.
Stay tuned this week for the second song in our line-up. And we’ll post the final song next week, the prize for which will be a Levi’s Pioneer Sessions Limited Edition Crosley Turntable.

A few of you figured out it was Phyllis Diller singing Satisfaction on last week’s TAKE COVER mystery song from Howie, but we’re giving Darrin Roberts an Ace Hotel t-shirt for calling it first. Our favorite guess was Yoko Ono. Wow.

Stay tuned this week for the second song in our line-up. And we’ll post the final song next week, the prize for which will be a Levi’s Pioneer Sessions Limited Edition Crosley Turntable.


TAKE COVER

Guess who this is covering Satisfaction and we’ll send you an Ace Hotel t-shirt in the mail, SWAK. Howie Pyro picked this out for you and, true to form, it’s mildly terrifying. The contest is in honor of Levi’s Pioneer Sessions - artists covering the classic songs that inspire them. We’ll post another song for you to guess next week, and again the following week, except for the third time around we’ll give the winner a Levi’s Pioneer Sessions Limited Edition Crosley Turntable. What a mouthful. The name is actually larger than the deck itself. It’s compact, handsome, and sounds as clear and crisp as all of your records must have 40 years ago. Carry on, contenders! Send your guess to us with “Howie Pyro x Levi’s x Ace” in the subject line.

*Update: The mystery has been solved. And it isn’t Yoko Ono.


Howie’s Weekly 45: King Hannibal

Each week-ish, Howie Pyro tells us about a 45 from his collection of 30,000 records. Let Howie trip you out live and in person at Intoxica Radio Live Fridays in the Amigo Room at Ace Palm Springs.

King Hannibal: The Truth Shall Make You Free — Aware Records

Amazing wild soul singer known as Hannibal — The Mighty Hannibal & a bit later here as King Hannibal — returns from heroin addiction & jail to release this funky soul monster testament to the dangers of drug abuse. Nothing comes close to this! Hannibal aka James T. Shaw has made some of my most-played killer 45’s in my DJ sets (like Jerkin’ The Dog), but this is just amazing! It opens with his echofied announcement “I WANNA TALK TO ALL YOU ADDICTS OUT THERE, THAT’S GOT YOURSELF A GREAT BIG JONES, AND YOU TRIED ALL THE METHADONE, AND YOU JUST CAN’T LEAVE THAT “HER-ON” ALONE…I WONDER, HAVE YOU TRIED… .JEEEESUS???” Then it kicks into a funky insane groove with the killer echofied “I was hooked”…I can never get tired of this one…check the video and get the great Norton Records compilation Hannibalism for a career retrospective. I have hung out with the Mighty one & he is super cool & is doing shows that are amazing.


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