R.Kelly’s sexually charged Black Panties is pretty much the dream soundtrack for any porn film. R. Kelly likes to think he’ll contribute to next year’s population with his baby-making, R&B songs, but where this album lacks in romance, it over compensates in raunch.
If you've been familiar with the Midtown dining scene at any point in the last 20 years, you probably already know about China Grill, restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow's crown jewel establishment. Situated right near the MoMa, China Grill is classy but unpretentious, and their high-quality yet approachable Asian-inspired fare has been delighting diners for twenty-six years. The fact that it's been around for so long, however, doesn't mean they've gone stale. This past Saturday, we stopped by for the first service of their newly introduced Dragon Brunch, and we were pleased to see that China Grill is continuing to innovate and mix it up while staying true to the heart of their culinary style.
Dearest Joonbug readers, we are happy to announce that we have teamed up with The Beat of New York, 103.5 KTU, to offer you a chance to win a ticket to one of the hottest New Year's Eve parties in New York City!
And what's better than one party? Two of course! Weekend winners will all qualify for a trip to Miami to watch Calvin Harris perform live at the Life in Color Music Festival, courtesy of Columbia Records. Sun, music, and paint--now that is a party.
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It's that time of the year again- the Grammys have finally announced the 2014 nominees for its 56th annual awards ceremony, which will air live on January 26th. To no surprise, but very much deserved, Daft Punk have scored four nominations in the following categories: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and Best Dance/Electronica Album.
Having already won six Grammys, Skrillex has stepped aside to allow artists such as Disclosure, Pretty Lights, Duke Dumont, and Armin van Buuren a shot at winning the prestigious award. 2014 will also see the return of past nominees Calvin Harris and Kaskade, who will be at heads with one another in both "dance" categories.
Coco 66, located in Greenpoint, BK, is becoming a blossoming location for some of the best new talents in the Hip-Hop scene. Daniel Navetta is working to create a place for Hip-Hop artists and fans to get together and enjoy the music.
ApK's "The Program" kicked off the second night of its monthly Hip-Hop series in Brooklyn. Having been to the premiere on Nov 7th at Coco 66, we had high expectations for the second and we were not disappointed. Hosted by Combat jack, the room was dimly lit and the stage was set for some spectacular and intimate performances. A "Ferris NYC" pop-up shop had custom design apparel for sale and APK's videographer was ready to capture every punch line.
In every age, and on any frontier, an explorer needs his navigational tools. In so much, the technology of exploration has evolved quite radically over the centuries. We went from the cross-staff, to the back staff, from the compass, to the GPS, and so on and so forth. As human beings we have a natural instinct to explore; we want to find new places where there’s cool stuff, and plenty of action. Now, thanks to the digital age, the wireless age, and the digitally witless age, we no longer have to explore alone. There’s an app that connects every pub bar fly, pub crawler, and high end alcoholic and lets them instantly share their discoveries. Its a little marvel of technology called Untappd.
Who doesn’t love crepes? They’re delicate, they’re French, they’re filled with sushi…wait, what?
Tous Crepes, a new creperie and espresso bar in the Flatiron district, has an enormous menu that does, in fact, include sushi crepe rolls. If you’re having a hard time wrapping your head around that concept, consider that this is New York and this food pairing was bound to happen eventually.
Fortunately Tous Crepes escapes pure novelty shop status by serving a wide selection of sweet, savory, and yes, sushi-inspired crepes. Made to order, the hand-rolled Sushi Crepe Rolls contain fresh fish and a variety of complimentary fillings. The Yellow Fin Tuna Sushi Crepe, served in eight sushi-like pieces, is one of the more classic offerings in this portion of the menu, with nori, cucumber, pickled daikon, and wasabi aioli. Should you be in a less frugal mood, the Black Caviar Crepe Rolls, served with crème fraiche, chives, and cucumber might be more your speed.