Fourplay has been a major player in the Jazz world since 1991. Grammy-nominated, and with thirteen albums to date, Fourplay makes a serious pit-stop in NYC this winter. They are playing at the world famous Blue Note Jazz Club in the West Village from Dec 10th to Dec 15th, with multiple showtimes.
Fourplay puts on a contemporary Jazz set with elements of R&B and pop. A notable member of the band is Nathan East, who has collaborated with Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Beyonce, and most recently, was the bassist for Daft Punk's new hit album, Random Access Memories.
If you missed any of the events from Art Basel, fear not friends, you still have one more event! Presented by Think Red, Inc., DaveL Designs is setting up an art show that'll fulfill, not only that missing art spot, but also, indulge the soul!
DaveL Designs features visual artist David Lavernia, a Florida-native that gets inspired by not only paint textures but meshes them with cultural nuances.
This one-night-only exhibition will be featuring some of the works of artist DaveL and will feature a painted Porsche generously donated by My Grooms Room and Sartori Avici. The exhibit is called, ever so appropriately named, 'Porsche by DaveL'.
Mall developer, Jeff Berkowitz, has now revealed plans to build one of the nation's highest skyscraper right in our backyard. The 1000-ft sky scraper would be placed behind a vacant parking lot behind Bayside in downtown.
The plans for this sky tower are still unclear, but the features include a boardwalk, restaurant, ballrooms, nightclubs, and spas. More amentities are said to be plunging amusement ride called the "Sky Drop".
The R-Shaped scraper would also be used as an observation tower. A landmark like this could potentially reel-in more tourism. According to Ex Miami, construction is set to begin in 2014.
Jeff Berkowitz is known for having placed several shopping centers in Miami including Fifth & Alton and Dadeland Station.
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