Lili Roquelin & Bruce Sudano At The Bitter End

I wrote about Lili Roquelin before and am happy to have been able to keep in touch with her and follow her career as she is a very talented singer/song-writer. She reached out to me to help promote a huge show for her on May 2nd here in New York City. Lili is the opening…

CMJ Is Gone…But I’m Still Here

Quick rundown of my life. I work for one of New York’s most famous and awesome food trucks, and I’m also a writer and editor for one very amazing, nysocialstatus.com. Working for a food truck is a demanding job, most specifically due to the hours required to keep at the top of the street food…

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…

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…

Actors and Entertainment Party on 5/2

Do you like music? Acting? Comedy? Are you yourself an aspiring actor or actress? Then you have to attend The Actors and Entertainment Party on Thursday, May 2nd at 7pm. It’s a great place for up and coming actors and actresses to network with industry insiders and the event is being produced by The Set NYC.…

Review: Off The Top Of Our Heads

I showed up a few minutes late to my first time watching Off The Top Of Our Heads as I needed to run around the corner to buy alcohol since it was bring your own and doing things sober is boring. As I walked in, Artistic and Managing Director Marc Adam Smith was just about…

Jamie Bendell Makes It Happen

It’s widely known that New York City is an amazing jumping off point for artistic careers. What tends to fly slightly further under the radar is the fact that finding a successful career in music and the arts is, more often than not, an intense sometimes exhausting and discouraging struggle. For singer/songwriter, Jamie Bendell, the pursuit…

Gangstagrass Introduces Bluegrass to Hip-Hop

Ever wonder what happens when a California-raised hip-hop producer meets his Oklahoma bluegrass roots? Gangstagrass happens. Fronted by musician, producer and all-around “mastermind” Rench, Gangstagrass is a brainchild that blends the unique sounds of modern, lyrical hip-hop with some of the country’s oldest music: bluegrass. Though his father lived in Oklahoma, Rench grew up in California, where…

Sarah Tracey Shows Off Talent…and Curves

Sarah Tracey‘s new video for her song, Camera, features the gorgeous, curvy blonde gallivanting about a hotel room in less than her mother’s ideal Saturday afternoon outfit with a sexy, hand-picked gentleman in tow. All fun and games, until she loses her camera. Despite her scanty wardrobe in the debut video, Tracey expresses that her…

Shilpa Narayan Finds Music in New York City

In New York, singing subway riders are no rarity. Singing subway riders who release EPs of heartfelt, powerful music with a universal voice, those are little less frequent. This difference makes Shilpa Narayan a diamond among crazies. A North Carolina native, Narayan moved from Atlanta, GA to New York in 2010 and has had quite an…

Prepare To Be Moved

Imagine walking down a busy street, pushing past people, trying to get somewhere and suddenly there’s a scent in the air that’s familiar. It takes you out of the moment you’re in and moves you back in time or maybe forward in time, but it moves you. That’s what Madison Cano does. She moves you…

Actress Jessie Kilguss Turns to Music

“If I didn’t have to earn money, all I would be doing is music. It’s the thing I love the most, the thing that makes me feel most inspired and alive.” Jessie Kilguss describes her passion for music in relatively few words considering her feelings on the subject. Previous actress turned musician, Kilguss seems to…

Intrepid Museum Hosts SpaceFest Opening

Is there anything better than a movie montage/amazing view set to awesome music? Only a real life version! Beginning this Wednesday, July 18, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is hosting a series of events including Spacefest and Sound Waves on the Intrepid in honor of the new Space Shuttle Pavilion and Space Shuttle Enterprise.…

Girl Fronted Catch Wild Reaches for Perfection

Immediately following their show, Daniel Bradley, Jessica Rose, Doug Atkins, and Eric “Swinny” Swiontkowski, otherwise known as Catch Wild, fill The Press Room’s green room with ideas around improving the performance. Bradley admits dropping his drumsticks, while Atkins and Rose discuss his broken guitar string and her lack of sound for one song. Despite the recognition…