Love Inc., The Business of Love

Despite the fact that many New Yorkers are in no rush to settle down and tie the knot, it seems that many still are, and the market is as profitable as ever. So much so that Love Inc. founder, Brittny Drye, has launched a digital magazine and website dedicated to helping out brides and grooms to…

The City is my Playground: A New Take on City Streets

In the last several years, we’ve seen hip hop share its vibes with a wide range of art forms. From fashion to grammar to lifestyles and every imaginable facet in between, the reach of hip hop culture’s influence is undeniable. London athlete, b-girl and movement artist, Nicola Geismar, aims to continue that influence through pioneering her City…

Fortune Society Honors Bloomberg, Features Dutton

Earlier this week, NY Social Status was honored to be present for The Fortune Society’s annual fall benefit and presentation of The David Rothenberg Achievement Award to New York mayor, Michael Bloomberg. Surrounded by well-dressed New Yorkers with glasses of wine and fistfuls of cheese, The Fortune Society presented a shining example of what their…

It’s Easy to Love The Rubens

I’m starting a trend of kicking off my birthday with an awesome show. Last year I saw one of my local favorites, Push Method, at the beginning of my birthday week. This year, the night before the big day, I took my hot little date to see Australian boys, The Rubens, kick it at Bowery Ballroom.…

Ultimaker: Imagine It, Make It

Whatever you did last Friday night, it’s not as cool as what I did. Hosted at the New Lab workspace in Brooklyn Navy Yard, Ultimaker officially released the second version of their 3D printer, Ultimaker2. Complete with a rooftop view, demonstrations and free booze, it doesn’t get much better. I knew that 3D printers existed,…

Pigging Out At Red Hook’s Pig Island

Last month I re-lived Afropunk, one of Brooklyn’s most awesome weekend music festivals. This month it was Pig Island, a giant festival of all that is pork. I must say I’m planning to make this one a tradition. Just as last year, Pig Island featured 80 hogs prepared in various styles by 25 of the…

Recap: AFROPUNK FEST

This past weekend marked the yearly performance of a plethora of artists at the annual Afropunk Fest in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. For nearly a decade, producers of the festival have been working their assess off to bring the best of the afro punk world to New York (someone this year said they started in Webster…

AFROPUNK IS COMING

Remember last year, when I first slipped into my music writing shoes? Remember a little two day festival we called Afropunk, where I met Bad Rabbits and Telly from Ninjasonik and almost peed my pants at the surprise appearance of one Yasiin Bey? It’s that time again, and I have no doubt this year’s Afropunk…

Kershaw’s Medicine Needs No Sugar

Until last Wednesday, I had never seen a performer “take a hit” of an inhaler on stage. I guess there is a first time for everything, because west coast singer/songwriter, Lily Kershaw, did exactly that at her Wednesday night performance at Rockwood Music Hall. In New York for her NYC debut, Kershaw woke up earlier…

Mighty Mystic Keeps Reggae Alive

Jamaican born, Mystic, and his group of fellow musicians, The Strings of Thunder Band, may have released their most recent single, “Concrete World,” a few months ago, but with scorching heat like this year’s, the band’s rock and reggae mashup couldn’t be more perfect for the summer season. With influences like Bob Marley as well…

Norway, Send Us Some Music

New York City draws the best talent from all over the world, luring them here with its bright lights, tall buildings and flourishing art world. Then it spits its harsh truth in their faces and sets about separating those who have it from those who don’t. Annie Woodward doesn’t seem too worried. Woodward doesn’t have…

The Frail Gains Strength With MTV Debut

As much as I hate to say MTV still has an impact on real music, it would seem that is the case, based on the effect the musical media giant has had on west coast band, The Frail. The band’s new music video, You Just Wanna Leave, made an appearance on MTV’s Buzzworthy and soon…

Taylored For Success

The rhythm guitarist and bassist are practically an old married couple, the guitarist is allergic to the world and the drummer serves second duties as the group’s wise man. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Taylored. Together as a complete band for a little over a year, the guys from Taylored are mid-upswing in their careers thanks in…