Friday, November 29
Don't miss Propaganda! this Friday night, featuring Alland Byallo, Daniel Wilde, Meandisco, and more. The event, which will be held at the Sullivan Room, will be a non-stop party and a great way to sweat off those post Thanksgiving calories. Doors open at 10:00pm. Tickets are available now. $12
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which generally means going home (for all you non-native New Yorkers), or maybe having family over to your place. But what about those of us left behind? And more importantly, what about those of us who would really rather not obliterate our kitchens with a frenzy of Thanksgiving cooking? Well, now there's a place for you--or rather, a whole bunch of places for you. We've put together a list of the best Thanksgiving meals in the city, so that this year, you can get all your cooking done for you. You can impress visiting relatives, or just enjoy a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner on your own or with your friends. Either way, if you're trying to take the restaurant route this year, here are the best places to do it.
Artist Nathan Sawaya has added a new piece to his iconic Lego sculpture collection today (November 20), as he unveiled his new masterpiece this morning at Discovery Times Square. Through a process of submissions to the "What Should Nathan Build?" program through Discovery's site, New Yorker Suzan Goldstein's submission was chosen, and thus Sawaya's One World Trade Center masterpiece was born.
The breathtaking sculpture only took ten days to complete according to Sawaya, which is a breathtaking feat given the amount of detail put into the piece. The scupture will be on display from the remainder of Sawaya's 'The Art Of The Brick' exhibition, which ends its stay in NYC's Discovery Times Square on January 5, 2014.
Be sure to catch Sawaya's exhibit before it's gone, and see the stunning new sculpture for yourself!
UK house/garage DJ and producer Kissy Sell Out is nothing short of a triple threat. Skilled in production, graphic design, AND astrophysics, Kissy has been compared to the likes of greats such as Disclosure and Breach. Currently in the states to promote his new EP via San City High, the talented Brit sat down with Joonbug to speak about space, bending genres, and more:
How did you get your start?
I just practiced every day in my bedroom from the age of 12 and then, aged 21, I made my first record, put it on a white label vinyl, and walked around London handing it out to DJs and record stores directly. Things have changed a little these days but that direct, hands-on approach is still what I look for in artists for my own label.
There is a Rock ’n’ Roll Renaissance going on, and Cherie Currie, former lead singer of The Runaways, is just one of the greats reintroducing music with a message. The angel-faced rocker blasted a packed house at Amityville’s Revolution Rock Music Hall this past Friday night, and it was a show that we won't easily forget!
The kickass all-girl band, Jackknife Stiletto, opened the show. JS has gained recognition opening for acts like Murphy’s Law and Bret Michaels, jamming a new blend of rock, appropriately titled, VAGXCORE. The rockers roused the crowd with both original material and covers, including Heart’s Barracuda, and Spice Girls Wannabe. Studded leather bra clad front-woman Sam Stellar, growled out lyrics, while guitarist Annie Stoic jammed red-hot riffs, and drummer Mel Funk reinforced the beat.
Drew Barrymore’s rep has confirmed that the mom of one is expecting her second child.
US Weekly first reported the suspected pregnancy after Saturday’s LACMA gala in Los Angels where Barrymore seemed to sport a baby bump.
On The Tonight Show last month, Drew expressed how she "very much" wanted to give Olive a sibling and get pregnant "right away." It's a well known fact that the actress, who wed art consultant Will Kopelman on June 2012, is an only child.
Legendary UK house producer and speed garage DJ Kissy Sell Out is set to take over NYC’s Le Baron this Saturday! Widely known as a pioneer of the ever-growing British house movement, Kissy Sell Out has been compared to the likes of Disclosure and Breach, and is touring the US to promote his San City High EP.
Even on a Monday night, Disclosure managed to sell out their show at DC’s famed 9:30 Club months in advance. Guy and Howard Lawrence, aka Disclosure, have quickly risen among the brightest names in electronic music and are now at the point in their careers where selling out shows is no longer a rarity. In June, the duo released their debut album, Settle, which features some of their biggest hits to date—“Latch,” “White Noise,” and “You & Me.” Yesterday, which was also the last day of their US tour, the English brothers came out with their newest deep house single, “Apollo" (see below).
Fans of retro burlesque entertainer Dita Von Teese have the rare opportunity to get a live tutorial from her home-not to learn how to bust a move, but how to mix scrumptuous cocktails. The featured liquor is Cointreau, a French orange-flavored liqeur, and expert Kyle Ford will guide viewers through a step-by-step process of making Cointreau Rickey and Apple Crisp. You can livetweet Kyle and Dita your questions at Twitter handle @cointreau. The class will be live streaming from Dita's home in Los Angeles next Tuesday, October 29th, from 4-4:30pm PST (7-7:30pm EST). Cocktail enthusiasts can sign in here. Hope to see you there!
What: Virtual Cocktail Class, hosted by Dita Von Tesse and Kyle Ford
When: Tuesday, October 29th, 7-7:30pm EST.
Starchildren, rejoice! Joonbug recently had the honor of sitting down with none other than trance vocal legend JES before her set with ATB this past Saturday night at The Roseland Ballroom. JES, who has been involved in the scene for over a decade and has worked with fellow superstars such as Tiesto and Cosmic Gate, opened up to us about her musical style, influences, and more: