Shark Week Fashion

I’m a big believer in the fact that you should celebrate every week like it’s Shark Week. But for those of you that only want to wait for that special week, it’s that week we’ve all been waiting for. Starting on August 4th, the Discovery Channel proclaims its undying love of science and its glorification of violent…

X Ambassadors Only Getting Better

I took my mom to see X Ambassadors. On her last night in New York. And she’s not really into concerts. Are you getting how awesome these dudes are? Flashback to October, when I first laid eyes on Sam Harris on the Arlene’s Grocery stage at CMJ. I can’t remember ever seeing a performer so…

Vive La Vie Bohème

It seems like lately everyone in New York City is working for a startup, knows someone who wants them to invest in something, is promoting a Kickstarter page, or is changing to the freelance lifestyle. Our generation is defined not by our 9-5 job anymore, but by what we show in our Facebook page or…

Father’s Day Gifting Ideas

It’s that time of the year again..Father’s Day. It’s the one day a year we can show the men in our life how thankful we are that they played a part in making us the people we are today. It’s also the one day a year the pressure is on to be the favorite child.…

Dear Yesterday

  I am loyal to anything resembling and or referencing to the “good ol” days; however, once more, I found myself subscribing to a temporary state of confusion, awaiting the L train at the Metropolitan transfer stop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Suddenly, I felt as if I were experiencing the prerequisites associated with a coronary attack,…

Squiddledee Ties: Brooklyn Made, Custom Fashion

Recently, I became acquainted with a new brand called Squiddledee. In lieu of fashion putting emphasis on a more tailored look (thank you Justin Timberlake and Don Draper), new companies our specializing in giving tailored fashion a custom feel. Founder Noelle Kowalczyk  teamed up with her sister to create the brand. Noelle is currently a partner…

Bembe: Keep it a secret

It’s a Thursday – no Friday, Saturday night and even though for whatever reason agreeing to a conclusion to the final destination in the Mecca of NYC remains stagnant. So, if that’s the case, why not throw all cards on the table, escape the 212 area code and head on down to Williamsburg – not…

Earthling: Redefining What It Means To Shred

Alright ladies and gents, practice your headbanging this week because Virginia’s very own Earthling is coming to Brooklyn this Saturday, April 27th. Who is this headbanging worthy band you ask? Earthling is the crusty heaviness that defines classic black metal but with a healthy mix of doom and thrash. Your mother would definitely not approve…

Recap: 1st Annual NYC Hot Sauce Festival

Hey southern folk, what if I told you there is one day a year when Brooklynites and other New Yorkers come together to eat the stuff our dreams are made of? Need more detail? Numerous wing sauces, jalapeno popcorn, fiery flavored jerkies, grilled cheese sandwiches and absolutely not least, biscuits and gravy. If you’re not…

Some Insight into Audio Insight

It seems lately there is an unspoken assumption that being creative and being formally educated are two roads diverged in a wood, and we must choose one. I’ve got news for ole Bobby Frost, Audio Insight is breaking that rule and flippin’ the metaphorical bird to all the big wigs who seem to think it’s…

An Interview With SoftSpot: From MACRoCk To BBQ Joynts

The dynamic trio that is SoftSpot hails from Bushwick and is made up of Sarah Kinlaw (bass, keys, vocals), Bryan Keller (guitar, keys, drums), and Blaze Bateh (drums). Along with many other NYC area bands, SoftSpot headed down to Harrisonburg, Virginia for MACRoCk this past weekend. I was able to get a quick interview with…