British television show “Doctor Who” is stepping out of the screen and into the scene — the restaurant scene, that is. While fans are going crazy for the introduction of the 12th Doctor, New Yorkers are exploring the new Doctor Who themed eatery of Beacon, NY, The Pandorica (165 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508).
Last night we were one in the captivated crowd for the Summer Classic Charity Basketball Game that took place at Barclays center in Brooklyn. Presented by CC Sabathia and Robinson Cano, along with Roc Nation Sports, the event was held to aid Sabathia’s PitCCh In Foundation, as well as Cano’s RC22 Foundation, which both seek to boost opportunities for undeserved youth in such areas as education, wellness and fitness.
For those forced to live your daily lives in the confines of New York City, we have a treat for you. Wines of South Africa is bringing their culture to the city. Their fall tour, From BBQ to Braai, is showcasing their finale night in the heart of NYC. WOSA and Chef Hugo, as seen on Good Day NY, have come together to provide you with an unforgettable experience. Featuring over 100 South African wines, paired with a 10 course specialty Braai, you will certainly leave fulfilled. The South African delicacy compares to BBQ and is delicious. On September 4th, from 7-9:30pm, come out to Studio 450 ( 450 W 31st St.) and enjoy the delectable tastings prepared by Chef Hugo. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Edible Schoolyard NYC.
Come out, eat, drink, and be merry while also supporting a good cause.
From EDM cruises like Holy Ship!, to the brand new Country Music Cruise, it seems like multiday music cruises are slowly starting to replace festivals for different musical genres worldwide. But who can blame them? Three straight days of sun, fun, dancing, all with a much more intimate feel than standard music festivals because of the limited capacities of a ship.
Next in the line is the Aventura Dance Cruise, back with its second year as a full time ship charter, the cruise sets sail from November 7th until the 10th from Miami. Join Latin Grammy-nominated Leslie Grace, vocalist José “El Canario” Alberto, and Latin chart-topping Venezuelan reggaeton duo, Chino y Nacho, for 72 full hours of world-class dance performances, over 60 dance workshops, and two private island Bahamas beach parties.
Street food is certainly not what it used to be. The landscape of questionable hot dogs and stale, overpriced pretzels of yore has been revolutionized by a slew of excellent food-makers that hit the pavement with their creative, high-quality fare. Food trucks have also become a way for chefs to showcase international street food that otherwise might not make an appearance on brick and mortar menus, bringing us NYC foodies street eats from San Salvador to Shanghi to Sydney.
Hipsters, beware! Another Starbucks is coming to Brooklyn — and this one will leave an even bigger mark than the last.
Remember when Starbucks moved into Williamsburg and was met with adversity from the local residents? Well, all of that has died down, but the neighborhood’s second location is planning to appeal to customers in a whole new way. The company has officially confirmed that they are seeking out a liquor license for their N Seventh Street location, opening between Bedford Ave. and Berry St.
Recently we had the opportunity to sit down with NYC-based songwriter Michael Persall about his upcoming EP. Strongly influenced by Bob Marley, Otis Redding and Jack Johnson, Michael is a self-taught, naturally gifted musician who explores a unique vocal style and emotionally-infused songwriting. He is playing a free show this Sunday, August 24th at Piano’s in Manhattan. You can listen to his latest tracks below.
Your family moved around a lot when you were younger - have those experiences had an impact on your songwriting?
1. The Strokes - Last Nite
2. The White Stripes - Fell in Love With a Girl
3. Aerosmith - Jaded
4. U2 - Beautiful Day
5. Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Outta My Head
6. Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
7. Nelly - Ride Wit Me
8. Incubus - Drive
9. Three Doors Down - Kryptonie
10. Train - Drops of Jupiter
There’s not much known about Kid Arkade. A seemingly new and anonymous proposition to the world of electro, whoever they might be, clearly the folks over at Ultra Music seem to have faith in their rugged, riff heavy beats.
A sound reminiscent of acts like Justice and SebAstian, “Atlas Run” opens with thumping kicks, synths and piercing strings before it bumps with hard riffs and crunching, distorted bass. Whoever Kid Arkade may be…. They’re clearly here to make some noise.
Take a listen to the track down below, and don't blame us if you can't stop dancing!
G-Unit debuted their latest single, "Come Up," along with its visual today, August 21st. The release is the group's fifth single as well as their second video since their reunion back in June, following a reconciliation between G-Unit Records' front man, 50 Cent, and other members (with an exception to Lloyd Banks) Young Buck and Tony Yayo.
The track, which samples The Gap Band's classic 80s hit, "Outstanding," features nostalgic G Unit verses about stunting, hustling and entertaining women. Currently, the gangsta rap music collective is working on their third studio album; though no title, track list, or release date has been confirmed as of yet. In the mean time, go right ahead and enjoy the new visual and audio to "Come Up" while you wait.