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CMJ Madness 2010

Posted in events by tipo on October 17, 2010


CMJ 2006. Aka the year I dressed like a Beastie Boy.

CMJ 2006. Aka the year I dressed like a Beastie Boy.


This will be my fifth consecutive year of CMJ Madness. Show going is great but the pre-blog coverage of CMJ is equally enjoyable. Perhaps my most favorite pre-CMJ post comes from Bumpershine. Every year they try to compile every single CMJ flyer – epic.

As for which bands you should look out for this year, take note of where these guys (actually most of them are girls!) are playing: San Francisco’s Tamaryn, New Zealand’s Zowie, Tampa’s Dominique Young Unique, New York’s Marnie Stern and Brooklyn’s OBERHOFER.

Here are my most anticipated showcases:

Guaranteed good time showcases are Fader Fort and Pure Volume House.

Best dance party showcase is Stereogum.

Funniest showcase is Conflict of Interest.

What’s hot in electronic pop showcase is Manifest Airwaves.

Free booze and/or bands that might blow up in six months showcases are Filter Magazine, I rock I roll, and The Hype Machine.

Looking to snag your professional nighttime photo showcase is NickyDigital.

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Vanity Fair Summer Guide 2010

Posted in events by tipo on June 2, 2010

Vanity Fair Advertising Presents NYC Summer Guide 2010, oh my! You can download this hot item here.

Concert Overload

Posted in events, music by tipo on April 15, 2010

Warm weather enters NYC and I start to act as if it is summer. I plan to see several shows over the next few months. If you’re going to any of these, make sure to holler at me. (And yes, this list will get longer.)

4/20: Whitest Boy Alive @ Bowery Ballroom

5/6: Local Natives @ Bowery Ballroom

5/28: Jeremy Messersmith @ Joe’s Pub

6/4: Stars @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

6/9: School of Seven Bells @ Mercury Lounge

6/30: Tokyo Police Club & Passion Pit @ Governors Island

7/9: Bear In Heaven @ South Street Seaport

7/23: Free Energy & Best Coast @ South Street Seaport

7/27: The National & Beach House @ Prospect Park

8/6-8/9: Lollapalooza @ Grant Park

Last weekend to shop pop-up shops

Posted in events by tipo on December 19, 2009

Get there before they close!

Brooklyn Flea’s Gifted: 20 E. 4th St.

Insound Design Store: 303 Grand St., Williamsburg

Phaidon Books Pop-Up: 100 Wooster St.

The Future Perfect Pop-Up At Chelsea Market: 425 W. 15th St.

The Journal Holiday Store: 168 North 1st Street, Williamsburg

WIRED Pop-Up: 415 W. 13th St.

Art Basel 2009 Recap

Posted in art, events, travel by tipo on December 9, 2009

1. Art Basel as a single fair was disappointing. Galleries whipped out their recession-safe Picasso, Lichtenstein, Dan Flavin, John Chamberlain, Cindy Sherman, and Jeff Koons works. The most noteworthy artist was Evan Penny, please check him out!

2. Pulse Art Fair had a hot set up. It was held in the Design District of Miami, which is equivalent to NYC’s Bushwick. An art troupe from Austin, TX created a fantasy quickie mart that could have been strait out of Jay And Silent Bob.

3. The Rubell Family Collection was impressive. Major downtown artists – Nate Lowman, Barbara Kruger, Andy Warhol, Haruki Murakami – reappropriated popular works.

4. The parties. Easy door. Free booze. Free music. If only the cabs weren’t so damn expensive.

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Pong 3.0

Posted in events by tipo on November 8, 2009

Pong is back by popular demand.  A single ping pong table awaits at 397 Grand at Suffolk.  Visitors can play pick-up games, or become members and compete for a chance to win the L.E.S. Cup

The Red Book Dialogues

Posted in events by tipo on October 31, 2009

Rubin Museum’s The Red Book Dialogues pairs personalities from all walks of life will with a psychoanalyst and invites them to interpret a folio from Jung’s book as a starting point for conversation. Twitter’s Founder, Jack Dorsey, speaks Monday night.

CMJ Skinny

Posted in events by tipo on October 18, 2009

Aziz Ansari Last Minute NYC Shows

Posted in events by tipo on September 21, 2009

Tell Your Friends
Monday, Sept 21st at 8:00PM
Lolita Bar
266 Broome St.

Punch Up Your Life
Tueday Sept. 22nd at 8:30PM
Housing Works Cafe
126 Crosby St

The tickets for these shows are first come, first serve.

Ryan Adams & Mary-Louise Parker at NYPL

Posted in events by tipo on September 11, 2009

The duo discusses poetry and fiction. Oh my.    

Friday, September 25, 6:00 pm 

Celeste Bartos Forum
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
5th Avenue and 42nd Street