When early December descends upon us, yes we remember that the holidays are just around the corner, but music and art lovers alike have their own little holiday to anticipate: Miami Art Basel. In 2011, there was a record attendance of 50,000 (up from 40,000 just one year earlier) so it's clear that the annual exhibition is flourishing. The roster of music fueled events that hit Miami each year are adding up and it's no surprise that a new music festival is in the works to correspond with Art Basel. Alex Omes and Emi Guerra of GO BIG Productions are adding yet another musical force to their agenda with the introduction of the first annual UR1 Music Festival in Miami.
UR1 will take place on December 8 and 9, in Bayfront Park, Downtown Miami.
“We Are Young” hit makers Fun. (which includes previous members of The Format) brought their energetic tour to Terminal 5 on Saturday, June 16 and it’s safe to say everyone in New York City heard the show. Or at least the crowd.
Fans of The Format are no stranger to lead singer Nate Ruess’ powerful voice, which transcended through arguably the nosiest crowd Terminal 5 has experienced. It’s apparent Nate was born for the stage, as he jumped and pranced his way around other Fun. members and floating balloons.
Nate Ruess, Jack Antonoff, and Andrew Dost are FUN. Well, at least that’s what they boldly state as the name of their American indie pop band, blowing up radio stations nationwide.
With Ruess (formerly of The Format) as lead vocals, Antonoff (of Steel Train) on guitars, trumpet, and Dost’s (of Anathallo) contribution of vocals, piano, drums, keyboard, guitars, and of course the flugelhorn and glockenspiel. But of course. The band formed in the winter of 2008. Their album Aim and Ignite was released in 2009 on the label Nettwerk Records and Some Nights on Fueled by Ramen will be released this February 21.
New Orleans-infused entertainment complex, 115 Bourbon Street, has that Windy City charm mixed with Big Easy resilience. The large facility, located at 3359 W. 115th Street, functions as a sports bar, beer garden, restaurant, night club, performance hall, and lounge. The multidimensional venue harbors delightfully authentic decor, zesty lighting and tons of comfortable seating.
On Thursday and Saturday evenings from 10:00 pm – 3:00am, the Nightclub is its hottest. The DJ plays hours of Top-40, classic hits, house music and progressive tracks. The dance floor, which usually has a great deal of tables and chairs, becomes vibrant –and people from all over come to share in the music, liquor and Mardi Gras beads. The platform in the middle of dance floor is the perfect place to catch beads and the occasional t-shirt –it’s also a great place to find your moment in the spotlight. In the same room, they have a photo booth, which they sometimes allow to use for free.
With the recent news of the iPhone coming to Verizon, it stands to reason that it may become the most popular phone of its generation. Millions of different cases have been created for the phone, and it was only a matter of time before some designers pushed the envelope on cool.
Here are a few of the most quirky, creative, and neat iPhone cases that have cropped up:
The Rotary Phone Case:
For those of us who find the old-fashioned rotary phone design appealing, there is a case that captures its charms without the pain of having to wind the dial for each and every number out for the iPhone 4. It’s charming, fun to touch, and durable despite appearances.
The motto of Bin 36 is “DRINK WINE. LIVE WELL. HAVE FUN.” They do a wonderful job to ensure that happens. When I need to know about wine, take a class or figure out food pairings, I head to Bin 36.
I always feel as though I am getting the best wine and food. I also get courageous enough to have after dinner drinks with the recommendations of Brian Duncan, Wine Director. I am never disappointed.
On occasion, I invite a wine enthusiast to Bin 36. What often happens is that we all learn something more about wine and food pairings.
Joonbug will be hosting the New Year’s Eve 2011 celebration at The Lott (formerly Porky’s and The Yard)! The Lott is one of New York’s most well known night clubs with its crazy and fun atmosphere!
This New Year’s Eve Party will be hosted at The Lott! The Lott is a great place to let-go and enjoy partying! Imagine Spring Break meeting New Year’s Eve 2011! In this fun-loving club, this is a relaxed “anything goes” backyard shin-dig with great music and people!
As soon as you arrive, put your party shoes on and get ready to dance and party the night away!
New York City is where everyone goes to "make it," and accordingly, only a very small portion succeed. Countless numbers of actors, artists, writers, musicians, and other “professionals” have ultimately been forced to turn tail and retreat from a city that exemplifies the “dog eat dog” mentality. Rising proudly from the slew of undocumented failures that this city has aborted is The London Souls. When contemporary musicians spend their time experimenting with electronics that clog a stage faster than dreadlocks caught in an overhead fan, The London Souls occupy their time refining their soulful, blues-rock influence into a rocking sound that quickly fills any listener with the warm comfort of a traditional rock feeling. They play fervently with decades of musical influence under their belts and convert that energy into a show ripe with power, charisma, and an overall rock and roll sound that is equally fresh and familiar at the same time, not to mention loud. I got the chance to speak with this unique group of musicians about their music, their influences, the importance of having fun, and playing rock and roll music in the fickle New York music scene.