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Babes in Montauk

Courtesy of RVCA RVCA’s #BABESINMTK, at just 55 seconds, is a captivating blur of sun-soaked gals dancing and painting and reading and fishing. Basically, my bag is packed, RVCA, and I’m ready to go to Montauk. “The sole purpose of the trip,” according to RVCA founder PM Tenore, “was to bring together the talented women [...]

August 22, 2014 0
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Watch ‘It’s Showtime,’ a Short Film with Obesity + Speed

ASTR performs. Photo courtesy of BFA It’s Showtime. It’s a refrain any New Yorker knows. In Lyz Olko’s (designer of Obesity + Speed) collaboration with Crystal Moselle, however, the subway dancer, Malik, is humanized such that you may want to watch beyond the 3:17 minutes we get, not to mention how much we love Ruth [...]

August 22, 2014 0
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Checking Out The 24th Annual GMHC Latex Ball

Last Saturday, I demanded you attend the 24th Annual GMHC Latex Ball. Some of you did and the amazed look faces warmed my heart. Performers spent months preparing, practicing, primping, prancing and praying for a prize that would bring them ballroom glory. It was grander than grand. If a picture is worth a thousand words then [...]

August 22, 2014 0
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Samsaya on Her Fans, Her Whiskey, and Fish Tacos

When it comes to my daily music consumption, if it isn’t sexy, streamlined, electro-fused Top 40 hits, it’s usually tracks composed my 12-year-olds on Ableton in their suburban basements making music from an assortment of discordant sounds at their middle school. But a few weeks ago, I discovered Samsaya when a friend sent me a [...]

August 21, 2014 0
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The Inside Story on Sutra Lounge’s Closing

Sutra Lounge will close after a 10 year run. It was a really great spot and its loss is like losing the restaurant Kiev or Holiday Bar, Mars Bar, 7A or a myriad of other places that gave the East Village its character. Owner Ariel Palitz is one of those one-man-band kind of operators. She [...]

August 21, 2014 0
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Anna Wintour’s Delightful ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

Hell hath frozen over–or some would say. Tough boss or not, Anna Wintour’s participation in the ALS ice bucket challenge, as prompted by daughter Bee Shaffer’s nomination of her Vogue editor mother, confirms my long-time theory that Ms. Wintour is, in fact, a sweetheart. Surrounded by a gaggle of children in her family, Ms. Wintour’s [...]

August 21, 2014 0
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Watch the Beautiful New Trailer for Tim Sutton’s ‘Memphis’

With its theatrical release just around the corner, we couldn’t be more thrilled for Tim Sutton’s spiritual and abstract second feature Memphis. As his follow-up to the entrancing cool breeze that was Pavilion, Sutton has established himself as a filmmaker whose work captures a palpable but ineffable beauty that lingers in the slightest moments and the hypnotic [...]

August 20, 2014 0
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Hi-Five: Jennifer Lopez Ft. Ja Rule Get Remixed, Taylor Swift Confuses + More

Jennifer Lopez Ft. Ja Rule – I’m Real (Basic Tape Remix) If you’re always down for a good throwback, check out French melodic house producer Basic Tape and his “updated” version of Jennifer Lopez and Ja Rule’s “I’m Real.” If you’re ever in need of a crowd pleaser, this track’s right up your alley. That [...]

August 20, 2014 0
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Boy George, Barnstorming, and Other Bits and Pieces

Barnstorming, an event where more than the usual number of bands play less than the usual length set, comes to the Bowery Ballroom (6 Delancey Street) this Thursday August 21st starting at 7pm. My pal Tommy London invited me and I’m all revved up and ready to go. It is Rock and Roll NYC style [...]

August 20, 2014 0
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Coby Koehl, Vanessa Daou, Kayvon Zandt, Oh My!

Coby Koehl, whom Boy George once described as a male Amy Winehouse, will perform at Stonewall (63 Christopher Street) this Wednesday at 9pm. Nightlife veteran Christine Jennings will host. He is boosting his new single “Vogue Is My Religion.” I’m looking forward to catching Vanessa Daou from The Daou perform at the Sidewalk Cafe (94 [...]

August 19, 2014 0
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