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CHEAP EATS
Quick, Delicious Eats in Chelsea

Finding delicious, reasonably priced, quality food in NYC isn't always easy. So when we came across Rosa's Pizza & Pasta and Jezalin's Gourmet boutique, we were pretty excited. Especially because they're both so close to our Joonbug office! So if you're in the Flat Iron area, here's two quick, yummy spots worth checking out:

Rosa's Pizza & Pasta

Jezalin's Gourmet Boutique

49 West 20th street

New York, NY 10005

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Pacific Festival Hits L.A. Tomorrow

DATE:
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Box office opens at 10:00am / Curfew 1:00am

INFO:
This one day festival will showcase over 50 of independent music’s best bands and artists from around the world performing across five sound areas throughout Oak Canyon Ranch’s picturesque grounds. Pacific Festival will showcase a good mix of genres, not covering just dance music nor just indie rock. In it’s second year and by activating this breathtaking space, the organizers have once again designed an upscale music event with the finest amenities and production for our guests to enjoy.

DELICIOUS DEBUTS
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Comes to NYC

That's right! The popular chain hailing from Los Angeles makes its debut in the big apple at the end of the month. The first location will be at 39th and Broadway, with four more locations to follow by the end of the year. If you've never been to The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, you're in for a big treat! They rival with Starbucks back in L.A. and certainly gives the 'ol 'bucks a run for their money. Their coffee packs a punch, but is a little more delicate on the palette than Starbucks' robust signature flavor. If you're into a more subdued coffee, Coffee Bean (as we call it in L.A.) is a perfect option.

All we're wondering now is, when exactly does it open? Will there be free coffee to celebrate? And why didn't this happen sooner!?

Welcome to NYC, Coffee Bean!

GREEN TIPS
Tip of the Day: Go Solar!

More and more households are turing to solar energy. It's currently one of the most green friendly energy sources. So if you're looking for ways to reduce your energy costs and help the planet, here are some tips courtesy of EarthShare on finding the perfect solar energy for your home:

HAPPENINGS
Drink Philly Fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

When: August 5th, 2011, 6-9pm

Info: Drink Philly is celebrating this very special First Friday by helping to raise money for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit charity fighting childhood cancer. They will be taking donations at the door as well as raffling off some sweet prizes.

This month, come enjoy free cocktail tastings from the brand new Shine white whiskey from Philadelphia Distilling Co., FREE food tastings from Khyber Pass Pub, and check out some great local art and music! ABSOLUTELY NO COVER CHARGE. (Valid ID is required, only 21+ will be admitted.)

THE BAND AID
The Shins at Paradise Rock Club

Hey Bostonians, The Shins are coming to Beantown August 22nd and tickets go on sale tomorrow at 11am!

For this tour James Mercer will lead a Shins lineup consisting of Yuuki Matthews (bass), Jessica Dobson (guitar), Richard Swift (keyboards) and Joe Plummer (drums). The setlist will likely feature material from the long awaited fourth Shins album, which Mercer will complete following the tour.

When: August 22nd, 2011.

Where:

Paradise Club

967 Commonwealth Avenue

Boston, MA 02215

GROUPIE
Headbangers Unite: Rockstar Mayhem Festival Hits Dallas

Lineup:

JAGERMEISTER STAGE:
Upon a Burning Body - 1:45
Red Fang - 2:35
Kingdom of Sorrow - 3:35
Unearth - 4:35
The Athiarchists - 5:45

REVOLVER STAGE:
Straight Line Stitch - 2:05
All Shall Perish - 3:05
Suicide Silence - 4:05
Machine Head - 5:05

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE:
Trivium - 6:20
Megadeth - 7:15
Godsmack - 8:30
Disturbed - 9:55

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Ready. Set. Go! Rock the Bells Hits Vegas

When: August 22nd, 2011

Where: House of Blues
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Info:

Rock The Bells is an annual hip hop festival that orginally took place in Southern California only, but has since toured throughout the world. The concert features a lineup of high-profile alternative hip hop acts, often headlined by a more mainstream artist. The first festival was held in 2004, featuring a re-united Wu-Tang Clan, who performed 4 months before Ol' Dirty Bastard's death.

Entire tour schedule and tickets here!

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Dallas Music Festival Kicks off Today!

When: August 4-6, 2011

Where: Curtain Club, 2800 Main St. Dallas, TX 75226, phone: 214-742-6207

Tickets: $12

Info: