Spice up your winter wardrobe with DIY fashions, such as the Zion Lion hat and the Rockwell Mittens, or, come up with your very own creation, all under the guidance of this global fashion brand known for their unique flare and exceptional product delivery. Wool & the Gang products are all hand made, and just $35 will buy you a knit knit that will allow you to knit your very own Wool & the Gang design at home. And you can't put a price on fabulous. RSVP to DREAMCULTURE@DREAMDT.COM
What: Dream Downtown's Sunday Sessions: Wool & The Gang
Where: Dream Downtown, 355 W 16th St New York, NY 10011
When: Sunday, December 8 12-3pm.
In 2013, you can no longer obtain a room key to the legendary Chelsea Hotel. And let's face it, if you did, it wouldn't be very useful. But a new nonfiction book, Inside The Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York’s Legendary Chelsea Hotel by Sherill Tippins is almost as good as holding a brass key in your hand to one of the largest and longest-lived artists’ communities established during the famous decades of the Chelsea Hotel's operation. Gossip, intrigue, passion, and creativity lie in the lines of Tippins' catchy prose, and chapters read like a literary Page Six rather than any type of dry history.
Fig & Olive celebrated the launch of their new music collection Tuesday night (December 3) in their famous Meatpacking district restaurant. Joined by music tastemakers, style trendsetters, along with many others from various walks of life, the event was a classy affair set to the backdrop of the fresh new collection of music. The collection, out now, features music from Rhye, Poolside, and many others, is a smooth collection of music that captures the feeling of the high-class French Riviera. Be sure to check out the collection, and capture the feeling of Fig & Olive for yourself. ‘Fig & Olive: The Music Collection’ is out now on Legacy Recordings.
Ivan Roque's Lost in Cinema is a series of 16 works paying homage to 20th Century classics such as Scarface, Rocky, King Kong and Rocky Picture Horror Show just to name a few. The works will be up for viewing at The Flat in Miami Beach
RSVP to associate@tribepublicrelations to attend.
What : Ivan Roque Lost in Cinema
Where: The Flat, 500 S Pointe Dr #180 Miami Beach, FL
When: December 6th, 8:30pm - 11 pm
For so many musicians in this past half-century, genesis came from the electricity of picking up an instrument and plucking out the melody of a Beatles tune. Now, 50 years later, a hand-picked group of young artists pay homage to the batch of songs that introduced us all to four lads out of Liverpool. Last week marked the release of Beatles Reimagined, a landmark compilation of Beatles tracks covered by a slew of indie artists. Joonbug was there, dear reader, mimosa in hand.
First, a little background: Beatles Reimagined is a joint effort created by The Adage Group and Round Hill Music, executive-produced by Owen Husney and a twenty-something piece production team including Tim Anderson (ImaRobot, Solange) and Kevin Carvel (Atlantic Records, A&M/Octone, NBC’s “The Voice”). With the North American rights in hand, the team reached out to indie greats across the country in search of the most powerful covers for this fantastic venture. The release party took place at North Hollywood staple The Federal Bar. The establishment is a vision in brick-and-mortar, more reminiscent of an NYC studio than a Valley bar. For this event, part of The Federal's Mimosa Music Series, the upstairs lounge was decked out with Beatles paraphernalia, none more exciting than The Beatles cartoons looping across the monitors. The crowd was nothing if not eclectic. There were rockers, industry types, fans and family alike. This all-ages show offered something for everyone, and that extends far beyond bagels and champagne. It was the faces of the Beatle babies in the audience that intrigued this reporter most, illustrating that the melodies of Lennon and McCartney have a timeless quality that we will only understand more as we dance merrily on into the future. Host Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes ushered us into this special event with kind words for his collaborators. His hobo-chic look screamed indie rock star as his quiet, intelligent demeanor introduced the days' bands. First on the stage were Cali-native duo Doom & Gloom. Their take on "And I Love Her" is a haunting midnight-drive version of the original. "We didn't need to do much," frontman Nate Cole told Joonbug. "We brought out the piano and reworked the tune." Perhaps an understatement, their earnest take stood out as something young McCartney might be proud of. Austin favorite Mobley followed thereafter. Though without his usual band, the guitar-toting Texan in frontman Anthony Watkins II seemed more than comfortable on stage. The highlight of the day came as he plugged in the rest of the band via cassette player (you read that right) for the staccato-funk offering of "From Me to You." Not since his days with Teddy Ruxpin has this reporter seen someone nail that kind of duet. Color me impressed. The Well Pennies. Don't know them? GET TO KNOW THEM. This folksy couple brought a down-home legitimacy to the days' events. The release itself opens with their heartbreaking cover of "All My Loving," just one of the treats they offered up on stage. Their oaky harmonies were an excellent choice for the album and the day.
Closing the show was twosome Gypsy Death Star. An unusual fit to end the show, the collected wailings of Cesar Augusto and Wyatt Hull sounded more like Captain Kirk than it did Sgt. Pepper, but nevertheless, they brought new flavor to the Fab Four, mission directive #1. Whether the creators knew it upon conception or not, Beatles Reimagined is far beyond a gift to listeners. The real treat belongs to the musicians involved. As an artist, to be given the keys to the kingdom that Ringo built is something far beyond ordinary. Consider kids in a candy shop, or perhaps another of your favorite metaphors for sheer bliss. In the eyes of the beholder, the release was a complete success, for artist and audience alike.
The last season of HBO’s “Treme” has come to an end, but the celebration is just beginning. The show’s creator and executive producer David Simon, executive producer Nina Noble, and story editor/ cookbook author Lolis Eric Elie presents: Talking “Treme”, a celebratory event held at 92Y. Matt Zoller Seitz of New York magazine is set to moderate the talk which aims to take a closer look at the role of New Orleans cuisine in the popular show. 92Y will stay true to the festive vibes of the Mardi Gras capital by setting up the room cabaret style, inviting a jazz pianist to play before the talk begins, and serving free food and cocktails from the cookbook, Treme: Stories and Recipes from the Heart of New Orleans (written by Elie).
Polish-born surrealist painter Rafal Oblinski is an accomplished artist in his own right, drawing his inspiration and inflience from the Belgian surrealist painter Magritte. Ever since arriving in the United States over thirty years ago, Oblinski established himself early on the A-list circuit of artists in New York and has remained their ever since. His commitment to his own vision as well as the accessible themes in his have made him both stand out and fit in the artistic community. Next Wednesday, December 11th, Oblinsky is launching his show The Virtue of Ambiguitiy, hosted by Antonio "Nino" Vendome, chair of the Vendome Group,
What: Reception for surrealist painter Rafal Oblinksi
Where: 330 Spring Street, New York, New York 10013 (between Washington and Greenwich Streets)
When: Wednesday, December 11th, 6-9pm
There's a bar on the north side of town just right off the red line stop that’s a nice low key spot. It's a spot the locals know as The Glenwood.
The Glenwood gets its name from the avenue it's built on--an old brick road a relic from times long since past. The bar itself has an old brick facade, giving the impression that it maybe from the days of bootleggers.
The joint is divided into two rooms: the entrance is where you'll find the bar. The long hard wood alcohol trove runs along the right side of the room, along a wall painted as yellow as the sun. The other side of the room is painted a contrasting purple. It's a bit reminiscent of one of Bill Cosby's sweaters.
This album is far more than a tribute album. The genesis came in 2012 when The Adage Group partnered with Round Hill music and purchased the North American publishing rights to songs from the Beatles 1963 breakout hits “I Saw Her Standing There,”“She Loves You,” “From Me To You,” “Misery,” “There’s A Place” and “I Wanna Be Your Man.” Adage CEO Herb Jordan, and legendary music business entrepreneur Owen Husney of Zoom-Muzic, executive produced BEATLES REIMAGINED and assembled a twenty-something production team including Tim Anderson (ImaRobot, Solange) and Kevin Carvel (Atlantic Records, A&M/Octone, NBC’s “The Voice”).
But that's just the paperwork. The beauty, dear reader, is the vision that gives this compilation soul. The rules were simple. Each artist had to be indie, none of the artists could be born in the era of the Beatles, none of the recordings could sound like a Beatles cover and all of the songs are from 1963-1964, the breakout period for the Beatles. Like The Beatles themselves, from those confines came something wild and unprecedented.
From the disco sizzle of Night Panther to the earnest folkiness of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, a vast array of genres are poked, prodded, and produced in this one-of-a-kind endeavor. Not enough for you? $@#% it, we'll do it live. Come on down to The Federal Bar this Sunday where Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will host the release party with performances from fellow Beatles Reimagined artists Mobley, Doom & Gloom, The Well Pennies and Gypsy Death Star. Now that's love. And with a love like that, you know you should be glad.
THE HARD DEETS Where: The Federal Bar, North Hollywood. When: Sunday, Nov. 24 11am - 2pm.
Karaoke 4 a Kause is proud to sponsor an evening of tunes, drinks, and snacks to benefit the communities most affected by the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Founded by a group of New Yorkers moved by the needs of the less fortunate, Karaoke 4 a Kause has partnered with UNICEF to ensure funds are prioritized in the neediest areas. A general admission ticket gets you four hours of karaoke, refreshments, and access to a cash bar. Get your tickets here. See you there!
What: Karaoke 4 a Kause Fundraising Event
Where: The Ugly Kitchen, 103 First Avenue, New York, NY 10003
When: Saturday, November 23, 12:00pm-4:00pm