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Check Out Concerts This Week in New York City

Thursday 8/19

  • Devendra Banhart @ Terminal 5
  • Ray Lamontagne and David Gray@ Jones Beach Band Shell
  • Brahms @ Mercury Lounge
  • Crosby Stills & Nash @ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • Jonah Smith @ Highline Ballroom
  • Tears for Fears @ Hammerstein Ballroom
  • Crystal Stilts @ Bowery Ballroom
  • Ke$ha @ Roseland Ballroom

Friday 8/20

  • Kiss with The Academy Is… @ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • Incendiary @ The Gramercy Theater
  • Das Racist @ Glasslands
  • Crosby Stills & Nash @ Jones Beach Band Shell
  • Juliana Theory @ Highline Ballroom
  • Theophilus London @ Webster Hall
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Lollapalooza: Sunday Recap

The Sunday Snapshot:

The festival set-up, sound and acoustics, as well as operations were extremely professional. It's obvious they have done this before. I loved how they had two stages by each other with back-to-back shows. I parked it at the Budweiser/Playstation stages for most of the weekend due to the line up, but it was incredible to see 10,000 people stacked to see the headliners on the BMI stage. Kudos Lolla.

Sunday Musical Delights & Awards:

Chiddy Bang: Award for Band Best Listened on a CD. I was personally pumped to see Chiddy play. My friends produce their music videos and I have been rocking to their cool remixes/raps for a bit now. Think, Girl Talk meets Drake for their vibe. I was sadly disappointed in the live bit, but I still like them a lot. But the electronic Perry’s stage was a sick addition to the festival. We would be visiting again.

CONCERT DATES & REVIEWS
Boston’s Weekly Gigs: August 18th – August 24th

Harper’s Ferry, Allston, MA
harpersferryboston.com

  • Wed. Aug 18th- Lee “Scratch” Perry
  • Thur. Aug 19th- Stingray’s 5th Anniversary Part feat. The Welch Boys, Old Crow & The 45’s, 100th Monkey Effect, Matalon
  • Fri. Aug 20th- Jay Brannan
  • Sat. Aug 21st- Styles P
  • Sun. Aug 22nd- The Flyrydaz
  • Mon. Aug 23rd- Chiddy Bang
  • Tue. Aug 24th- Embassy of Vines, with The Brightest Lights, Pride of the Atlantic, and Sun of Sound

Bank of America Pavillion, Boston, MA
Ticketmaster.com/venue/8310

  • Wed. Aug 18th- Ray LaMontagne and David Gray with Serena Ryder
  • Thur. Aug 19th- Sublime with Rome
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Lollapalooza: Saturday Recap

Here is what we loved most about Saturday at Lollapalooza 2010. I wish I was still there!

In addition to the green scene at Grant Park, there were some really cool sponsorship and brand presence situations in the mix. Toyota was giving away cold bandanas and headbands (much needed with the hot temperatures). They always had a line to their tent, which I’m sure got them some good exposure. Another great sponsor was the water filling stations; I know I spent a lot of time here. AOL provided free WiFi, for those of us working during the festival, this was clutch. A fun one was the Q101 Hammock Station, where you could actually take a break and lay in the hammocks for a bit. It’s always enjoyable to see brands and companies giving out products and services that are super beneficial to the festival goer. Giving a consumer something they can really use during the weekend is really going to stand out for marketing purposes.

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Lollapalooza: Friday Recap

Completely pumped for this festival, Lollapalooza managed to blow me away. Not only with the talent they had this year, but as an event planner, I was even more impressed with the set-up and operations they had in place. If you missed our live Tweets from the festival here are some tasty tidbits from the weekend. Catch us tomorrow for Saturday's recap:

Friday:

We arrived in Chicago around 7am from New York, took a nap, and proceeded to the event around 4pm. Other than grabbing my media pass (which was like a mile away from the entrance) I was immediately impressed.

BAD RABBITS
STYLE360's Fall/Winter Premier

Branching out and kicking it up a notch from previous years, STYLE360 made its Fall season debut at a new alternative venue for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Stage37. Serving as the epicenter for the week's off-site runway shows and parties, STYLE360 produced the highly anticipated unveiling of bebe - Kardashians, hosted by celebrity nightlife and fashion queen Kim Kardashian, for her new L.A.-style boutique in Manhattan's SoHo designer district.