Chelsea Market opened its doors to some of New York's most notorious music talents last night, as film and music buffs gathered to catch a sneak preview of Amir Bar-Lev's new toe-tapping documentary, "Re:Generation."
DJ Premier, listed by The Source as one of "the top 5 producers in hip hop history," appeared alongside the award-winning filmmaker Bar-Lev ("My Kid Could Paint That," "The Pat Tillman Story") in a Q&A before hitting the turntables himself. The invite-only crowd, featuring an eclectic mix of sleek scenesters, hip hop impresarios, and grungy music journalists, was treated to live performances by Premier, rocker and vice presidential nephew Jamie Biden, and DJ pair AndrewAndrew. Hyundai, who sponsored the film, supplied booze, Pop Burger sliders, and tricked-out cars complete with do-it-yourself turntables and video game systems.
It takes countless faces, shapes, and sizes to make up our world; however, there is this ideal "look" that still lingers in society's minds. Many people see beauty as a symmetrical face, thin waist, and toned body. Not to discount those who work hard for their body, but there are many other forms of beauty that are not widely recognized. As a whole, our world is definitely making strides in accepting body types other than the 5'7, size 0 shape. We must give props to Tyra Banks for showing the world back in 2007 that she's proud of her curvaceous body-bathing suit and all. Mia Tyler, the well known plus-size model and daughter of Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and sister of Liv Tyler, has appeared in magazines such as Seventeen and Figure. This gives younger girls the encouragement to accept their bodies and to not chase after the unrealistic expectations of society. We should encourage the youth of today to love their bodies and dress in fashions that reflect their self-image.
- Devendra Banhart @ Terminal 5
- Ray Lamontagne and David Gray@ Jones Beach Band Shell
- Brahms @ Mercury Lounge
- Crosby Stills & Nash @ PNC Bank Arts Center
- Jonah Smith @ Highline Ballroom
- Tears for Fears @ Hammerstein Ballroom
- Crystal Stilts @ Bowery Ballroom
- Ke$ha @ Roseland Ballroom
- Kiss with The Academy Is… @ PNC Bank Arts Center
- Incendiary @ The Gramercy Theater
- Das Racist @ Glasslands
- Crosby Stills & Nash @ Jones Beach Band Shell
- Juliana Theory @ Highline Ballroom
- Theophilus London @ Webster Hall
Here’s a rundown of next week’s shows:
- Aerosmith @ BankAtlantic Center – 7:30 pm
- Steve Aoki @ Club Cinema – 9 pm
- Cody ChestnuTT @ Bardot – 8 pm
- Yung Joc @ Homestead Miami Speedway – 4 pm
- The Maine @ The Culture Room – 6 pm
- Goo Goo Dolls @ Bayfront Park – 8 pm
After a few months of uncertainty following the departure of lead singer Steven Tyler, Aerosmith has made plans to tour this summer with Tyler back at the helm. The rockers will be at the BankAtlantic Center on August 9.
Aerosmith's drama began last summer when Tyler sustained an undisclosed injury which caused the band to cancel a number of shows. Then, the front man ditched the group in favor of a purported solo act. All hard feelings have been put aside apparently, as the boys from Boston have three months worth of touring coming up.
Tickets go on sale on June 12 for the BankAtlantic show.
Aerosmith will make history in New York this year. No, not for making legendary music, but for making legendary amounts of money! The band demanded $1 million for their performance at the New York State Fair. This breaks the record and is well over the $800,000 that was paid to both Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift in the past performances. Not only that, but the rockers also have their ticket prices set at a whopping $104, which is over $30 above the regular ticket prices for the fair. Decades later the boys of Aerosmith are still raking in the cash!
In a week when tickets for Aerosmith's August concert at Fenway Park sold out, despite a guarantee from the Toxic Twins that they would even be speaking, it is clear that Boston's rock cognoscenti don't want to miss a thing. Over the next few weeks, Beantown will be treated to a variety of musical treats such as Public Image Limited, Massive Attack, Angels and Airwaves and Corinne Bailey Rae will all be stopping in to say hello.
Amidst the controversy surrounding the reported rift between Aerosmith and its lead singer, both Steven Tyler Joe Perry have reported to the media that the absent lead singer will not be leaving the band.
Rumors spread when Perry, the band’s lead guitarist, told the Las Vegas Sun newspaper that, “Steven [has] quit as far as I can tell,” hinting at an industry shaking break-up of the band who has been playing together for over 40 years. When no response was heard on behalf of the singer, Perry commented on his twitter page that the group was “positivly [sic] looking for a new singer to work with,” causing wide speculation about the possibility of a new frontman for the iconic rock band.
Joe Perry, guitarist for Aerosmith, said that he found out singer, Steven Tyler, had quit the band via the Internet.
Tyler’s last concert with the band was in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago.
Perry told the Las Vegas Sun that “Steven quit as far as I can tell.” He said, "I don’t know any more than you do about it. I got off the plane two nights ago. I saw online that Steven said that he was going to leave the band. I don’t know for how long, indefinitely or whatever. Other than that, I don’t know.” Perry was unable to personally verify the story because Tyler notoriously doesn’t answer his phone calls.
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Even in the 21st Century, hard rock is still seen as a man’s game. The top hard rock acts, such as Aerosmith and Metallica, are all composed of entirely male line-ups. However, in Los Angeles, known as the breeding ground for the greatest rock acts (and musical acts in general), there is a new generation of female rock musicians emerging.