I Need A Gimmick.

I’ve figured it all out. I figured out how to get a girl. It has nothing to do with online dating or meeting a girl through a mutual friend. I can get a girl the old fashioned way in bars, in line at the grocery store, coffee shop, I just need a gimmick. That’s all…

Sol Cat: Worth the Wait

CMJ is in October, I’m aware. I’m also writing this little collection of music reviews and interviews all by my lonesome, so here’s a chat I had with an amazing band from Tennessee outside the doors of Sullivan Hall. In October. Totally overwhelmed when their publicist reached out to me, I listened to about 20…

Lucky 7

Here’s the Lucky 7 for 12/20/13-12/22/13 1) The Night Out: Had enough of Mariah Carey’s Christmas tunes? Kick it with old school Mariah, along with Sugar Ray, Will Smith, boys bands and angsty chick rockers at The Bellhouse’s “Party Like It’s 1999” dance party. A staple in the Bellhouse seasonal repertoire, this edition is commemorating the…

Track By Track: The Griswolds

The Griswolds are here just in time for the holidays! But instead of pulling Christmas trees from a frozen ground with their bare hands, this Australian five piece is bringing their eclectic sound to Brooklyn Bowl.  Let’s go track by track, shall we? The album’s opener and title track is “Heart of a Lion”.  In…

The LoveHowl Strikes…Again?

Remember that one band I wrote about last year? The one with the one song and the talent and the “24 reasons” to show some love (and howl..)? Yeah, they’re releasing their first EP, and it’s so awesome that one release party wasn’t enough. So Sunday night at Piano’s in the Lower East Side, The…

Martin de Tours Clothier

New York based company, Martin de Tours Clothier proudly introduces their made-to-measure new menswear collection of suits and dress shirts. The new Martin de Tours Clothier Fall 2013 collection is available for purchase via their ecommerce. Martin de Tours Clothier is an up and coming brand that plans to change the way consumers think about…

Phyllida Lloyd’s All-Female Julius Caesar Reenactment

New York City has always been a focal point for plays and theater performances, whether original works or creative transformations of old classics. This fall, the Donmar and St. Ann’s Warehouse will be showcasing a capturing and unique reproduction of William Shakespeare‘s Julius Caesar. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd this rendition of the immortal story is…

Anna Nicole Opera in Brooklyn

Opera – the timeless mélange of librettos and musical scores that wrenches hearts and tickles funny bones has reached a new stage in its long lived life. While classics like The Marriage of Figaro and Carmen can never be replaced, they can share the spotlight with new and upcoming productions such as Anna Nicole, this decades bold and enthralling new…

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…

THE SHIVERING BRIGADE: PUNK IS NOT DEAD

“The shape of punk to come, never came.” Sorry, United Nations but The Shivering Brigade begs to differ. These dudettes and dudes are keeping lady-fronted punk alive in Brooklyn. So much so that the singer, Nikola Nonesuch even broke her neck stage diving at a show. “All we want to do is have a really…