Black Francis at Symphony Space (NYC) – Friday, May 17: 8pm

  On Friday, May 17th join Black Francis as he performs an evening of solo acoustic songs spanning his career at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at  Symphony Space []. Opening up the night will be singer-songwriter Reid Paley. Black Francis is the stage name contrived by and for Charles Thompson during his residency in college rock band the Pixies, a period that ran from the group’s formation in Boston during... Read More

Top 20 Best of SXSW 2013: Vinny Cha$e

Let’s put an end to the “Harlem Shake” craze and get back to what Harlem’s really about. The multi-talented Vinny Cha$e is just that. Why does he make the cut ? Don’t be fooled by the young face. Cha$e has been on the scene since 2004 with his hands around a video camera, working with big names ranging from Dipset to Chris Brown. Now that Cha$e has gained his respect among the scene he’s making his transition into... Read More

Pistoletto Continues His Guilt Tripping With Ease, at Luhring Augustine

I look back at myself and further inward; the Luhring Augustine space holds numerous frames that demand a bashful reflection. Pistoletto’s walls are occupied with mirrors, stainless steel, all approximately four by four feet, overlaid with images of construction sites: workers pulling across fences, bulldozers in process, piles of debris with an ironic beach bucket perched merrily on top. Every frame contains space around the silk-screened photo... Read More

Steel Pulse Had Hearts and Feet Racing at Terminal 5

This Saturday, small town Birmingham bouncers, Steel Pulse, fronted by vocalist and lead man David Hinds, had the world in people types bopping and swaying to their feel good vibes and catchy rhythms. Grammy award winning group, Steel Pulse, originating from Birmingham, England, rose to fame with their focus on spiritually up-lifting music as well as always stressing a positive powerful message. “We just can’t ignore the politics, because... Read More

PROPS, Rich Medina & Akalepse @ LPR

“PROPS”, the highly suggestive title, but by no means undeserving, is the night hosted by Rich Medina and Akalepse for all those unable to stand still even when there’s work in the morning. In the cosy depths of Le Poisson Rouge’s gallery bar, the two old school beat smiths have a fitting court to entertain their audience. If you’ve been to LPR before, they have a large space for big shows, when things need to get fast and dangerous. PROPS,... Read More

Brett Stein’s New York State of Mind Clothing

On the corner of Flatbush and Willoughby, amongst the flea-like community of converted shipping containers that color Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market, lies New York State Of Mind, the clothing brainchild of NYC-based designer and all-together down-to-earth dude, Brett Stein. The brand boasts a collection of outspoken urbanesque streetwear, from t-shirts to skateboards to leather goods, that all glow with the flair and personality of the empire city.   I... Read More

Electric Zoo 2011

On Labor Day Weekend (9/2 – 9/4), nestled between sewage plants and prisons under the Triboro Bridge, thousands of neon-clad people will be raging on Randall’s Island for New York’s premiere electronic music festival, Electric Zoo. Featured artists include Moby, Diplo, Boys Noize, Bloody Beetroots, Rusko, Skrillex and more. Check out the Main Stage lineups below, and for more information go here. Friday’s Main Stage: TIËSTO,... Read More

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