Jet Blue Flight Attendant: Hero or Just Plain Crazy?

By now you've surely heard the story of JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater. In case you've been living under a rock the past few days, here's a quick recap. Slater, who has worked in the airline industry for the past 20 years, was working a JetBlue flight from Pittsburgh to New York City. Upon landing at JFK, a passenger, who had stood up too early to retrieve his luggage from the overhead bin, allegedly injured Slater with his bag and cursed at him. Apparently that was the last straw. Slater then proceeded to make an announcement over the plane's loud speaker in which he used expletives, grabbed a couple of beers from the galley, opened one of the side doors and slid down the emergency slide to his escape.

Hamptons Social Series Events Coming Up

This Friday, the Hamptons Social Series party at Lily Pond is honoring the Humane Society of New York and toasting Wendy Diamond of Animal Fair Magazine and animalfair.com on her birthday.

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Humane Society of New York. In addition, there will be a fashion show by Richie Rich and Pachi Lake as a jump start to Fashion Week.

More information is available at the Hampton Social Series.

Taco Tuesday Takes Over the Hamptons

Looking for a charitable way to get drunk and gorge on Mexican food? (Aren't we all?) Well, then Taco Tuesdays are for you.

The event is a pseudo-Happy Hour/fundraiser where 50% of the tips given to guest bartenders go to the charity of their choice. Couple this with tacos provided by Williamsburg's La Superior and you have an excellent way to spend your Saturday afternoon.

While Taco Tuesday usually takes place here in the city, they will be expanding out to the Hamptons for the last few weekends of the summer. Each Saturday for the next four weeks you can join them at Hotel Indigo in Riverhead. The festivities last from 11 am to 4 pm.

New Kings of Leon Album Due in October

Rock royalty Kings of Leon have announced a release date of October 19 for their new album, Come Around Sundown. It’s the fifth studio album for the critically acclaimed group who won three Grammy awards in 2008 for their song “Use Somebody.”

The new album is described by the band as “chilled out” and “beachy,” a bit of a departure from their Southern rock roots. A video of the band performing “Southbound,” a track off of the new album, is below.

Wake Up with John Legend and The Roots

Are you an early riser with no plans tomorrow morning? Be sure to head down to the Central Park Summerstage on Rumsey Playfield for a free concert featuring one of the most prolific collaborations in the music world. The Roots and John Legend will be performing together as a part of ABC's Good Morning American Summer Concert Series tomorrow, Friday August 6.

The legendary Philadelphia hip-hop group and the singer-songwriter are releasing an album together this fall, entitled Wake Up! which you may need someone to tell you tomorrow as the show starts at 7 am, with gates opening at 6 am.

Next Week's Concert Calendar

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
Next Week’s Concert Calendar

Here’s a rundown of next week’s shows.

  • Ludacris @ Slim’s
  • Weird Al Yankovic @ The Warfield Theatre – 8pm
  • Seu Jorge & Almaz @ The Regency Ball Room – 8 pm
  • Natalie Merchant @ Fox Theater Oakland – 8 pm
  • Anthony Hamilton @ Sleep Train Pavilion – 7 pm
  • Tokyo Police Club @ Rickshaw Stop – 9 pm
Drake Adds Second Show in Miami

After tickets to his show on September 21 were snatched up in a matter of hours, Drake has announced a second show at the James L. Knight Center in Miami. The second show will actually be the first show, taking place on Monday Spetember 20.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday, August 6 at 10 am and are expected to sell out once again by the weekend. Check out livenation.com to grab your seats before it's too late.

Heineken Inspire Concert Series Makes an NYC Stop

A few big names in music are putting on a big show this weekend as a part of the Heineken Inspire tour. Cold War Kids and Rogue Wave will be performing Friday night, followed by Wale, J. Cole and others on Saturday, and best of all, the show is free.

The concerts are restricted to the 21+ crowd (it is sponsored by a beer company after all) and you have to reserve tickets ahead of time through this link. Be quick however, these tickets are sure to be snatched up quickly.