ROCK OUT
Joan Jett Makes History As First Female Golden God Award Honoree
CULTURE CLUB
Snag a Piece of Rock 'n' Roll History

Guernsey's is putting on the auction of a lifetime. The auction house, known for many prestigious offerings, including items and paraphernalia of Princess Diana, Mickey Mantle, John F. Kennedy, and many more, is putting on a rock 'n' roll auction, with one-of-a-kind items. The auction will take place September 24th and 25th and there will be a chance to preview the auction on the 23rd.

I was able to snag an exclusive interview with Arlan Ettinger, President of Guernsey's, about the upcoming auction. Head to the auction on Saturday to bid on (or watch others) the famous Manny's Music original inscribed photographs of celebrities such as Frank Sinatra, Janis Joplin, and The Rolling Stones. Manny's Music was an iconic store that contained thousands of signed photographs of music's biggest names. Also on Saturday will be original photographs of The Beatles, outfits from the band Kiss, and original letters and artwork by John Lennon.

Sunday will be dedicated to Astrid Kirchherr's original photographs of The Beatles. Astrid, who was engaged to Stuart Sutcliffe before his untimely death, produced some of the most iconic photos of The Beatles ever taken. There are nearly 1000 photos being auctioned, along with the negatives and copyrights to the photos.

How exactly does an auction like this come together? Arlan divulged that he was contacted about a year ago to meet with Astrid in Germany. Ettinger, who has been doing auctions for over 35 years, has spent his career building relationships and has learned to deal sensitively with the sentimental items of others. It took nine months to put together this particular auction.

There has been great interest in this event, from people all over the world. Luckily, with the help of LiveAuctioneers.com, people may now bid in real time from wherever they are, so even if you can't make it to good ol' NYC, you can still acquire a piece of history. People of all ages (including celebs) bid at these fun events. Check out some of the items to be auctioned!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
K is for Kiss

Looking to curl up next to someone this New Year’s Eve? Hoping to meet the girl of your dreams when the clock strikes midnight? Look no further than these sexy, chic parties and you will be sure to have a romantic evening in the works.

The massive, 18,000 square foot mega-club that is BLVD is a sight to see. With three venues, seven rooms, and two levels all under one roof, this monster club is known as a celebrity hangout. But, within all the madness is PINK, a cozy, ultra-sexy lounge complete with pink lighting to set the mood. Meet some new people or bring a date to this prime New Year’s destination.

ALL ACCESS PASS
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
NEW YEAR'S EVE
Joonbug Hosts New Year’s Eve 2011 bash at Kiss & Fly

Joonbug will be hosting the New Year’s Eve 2011 celebration at Kiss & Fly! Kiss & Fly is one of New York’s hottest clubs and this New Year’s Eve party will help you soar into the New Year!

This New Year’s Eve Party will be hosted at Kiss & Fly’s 5,000 square foot, multi-tiered interior that is as glamorous as it is sumptuously chic. Kiss & Fly, named after a passenger drop-off at an airport in the South of France, is inspired by an over the top Roman amphitheater. Roman art is present through this night club, along with incredible chandeliers, and a mind-blowing ceiling that depicts a rendition of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel.

GROUPIE
Boston’s Weekly Gigs: August 3rd – August 10th

Harper’s Ferry, Allston, MA
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  • Wed. Aug 4th- Biscuits and Gravy
  • Thur. Aug 5th- Cynic
  • Fri. Aug 6th- Smile Empty Soul
  • Sat. Aug 7th- Mr. Brownstone, a Guns N’ Roses Tribute
  • Sun. Aug 8th- Alex Band (of The Calling)
  • Tue. Aug 10th- Crisis In Hollywood

House of Blues, Boston, MA
Hob.com

  • Thur. Aug 5th- Interpol w/ Twin Tigers, The Postelles
  • Sat. Aug 7th- Epic Saturdays
  • Mon. Aug 9th- Public Enemy w/ Keno the Almost Famous, The Banned
KISS
Miley Defending Her On-stage Kiss

Miley Cyrus defends the kiss that she shared onstage with one of her back-up dancers on her website. She posted somewhat of an apology, but more of an “F You” to her fans: "I performed ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ this week on one of my favorite shows here in the UK Britian’s Got Talent. Which is totally true, there were some amazinnnggg acts (but of course no one could focus on that.) I had such a blast and was so honored to be on that stage. That being said during my performance I supposedly ‘KISSED A GIRL’ and this is the newest thing to cause controversy.

ALBUM
27 Contributors on Barcelona "Solo Project"

In the past few years, the term “collective” has been raised up in the music industry more than the hyper-gel induced spikes of MTV’s Jersey Shore uber-douches. But sometimes it’s hard to determine to what extent each collaborative member contributes to the final product of an unsolidified member lineup, especially when the count tallies around thirty active participants. The members of the Swedish stage clogging collective I’m From Barcelona have announced that they will be releasing a new album on January 27 where every track will be written and performed by each member of the group. This will not be a measly EP, mind you. With a title like 27 Songs From Barcelona, this goes well beyond the realm of a “full-length” LP.

ADIDAS
New Pixies Shoes From Vans

Vans Shoes has released two new styles of artist-inspired kicks featuring the alternative/indie band The Pixies. The custom shoes feature an image of a considerably younger Black Francis slumped dazedly on the floor under the phrase “Death to the Pixies.” In typical Vans fashion, the image is featured on two of the skate shoe manufacturer's classic styles; the laceless slip-on and the “Sk8-hi” hi-top.

AIR
October 6th CD Releases

Air Love 2

The Ams The Release Of An American Soul

Backstreet Boys This is Us

Lou Barlow Goodnight Unknown

blessthefall Witness

Built To Spill There Is No Enemy

Brandi Carlile Give Up The Ghost

Roseanne Cash The List

Cheap Girls My Roaring 20's

Vic Chesnutt Skitter On Take Off

The Cinematics Love And Terror

The Clientele Bonfires On The Heath