Archive for the ‘Nosalikes New York’ Category

Zoe Kravitz+Elevator Fight

July 20, 2010

Last night my plan was go to Williamsburg Hall of Music, then go to bed early. Unfortunately the not-so-nice owners of space had different plans. The show put on by super star promotions group Timeless NYC had to be relocated, and for the better. We found ourselves in the intimate confines of a Tribeca gallery, hypnotized by the magnetic confidence of Zoe Kravitz. Above she covers the late and great Rick James smash “Super Freak”. She gets it from her Daddy!

From NY With Love

April 19, 2010

With a shared Creole culture and history, the communities in New Orleans and Haiti have both been victim to natural disaster.

Please join us for drinks on Sunday, April 25th at the Delancey Lounge. With music that shakes your soul from DJ Treats, DJette Luna Vega, and Kraff Swagger, and delicious cocktails from New Orleans’ own Sazerac Rye Whiskey, and Haiti’s Rhum Barbancourt.

100% of funds raised will go to United Saints Recovery Project (www.unitedsaints.org), New Orleans and SOS Children’s Village in Haiti (http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/pages/default.aspx).

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 25th
The Delancey
168 Delancey Street,
New York, NY 10002
7pm-11pm
5 bucks before 8pm, 10 after

Can’t make it? We’ll still take your money! Please click on the donate button to make payments through paypal!

Click here to make a donation!

VV Brown @ Hiro NYC

February 25, 2010

Last week I got to catch VV Brown Performing at Hiro hosted by Giant Step. I don’t have much to say about the event honestly, so I decided to let a video do the talking. Above is Ms. Brown doing her rendition of Drizzy Drake’s “Best I Ever Had.” Excuse the first few seconds I had to find a good angle :)

Lemonade

February 19, 2010

Lemonade– Lifted

This video makes me feel like I want to feel on any given friday. Wanted to share that feeling with you.

Shyvonne

February 2, 2010

Photos by Ray Kairos

Today, February 2nd, 2010, marks the release of Kingdom’sMindreader” on Fool’s Gold Records. Dance blogs will be abuzz with word on the Brooklyn based producer. If you’re paying attention though, you will questions the origins of the big bad voice carrying the track.

That voice belongs to none other than Harlem-based singer/songwriter Shyvonne. A workhorse with a kung-fu grip on the balls of her destiny, Ms. Shyvonne is on an indomitable quest to capture some space on your iPod.

I caught up with Shyvonne, to hear more from the singer. Afterall, would you have enjoyed the track as just an instrumental? Didn’t think so.

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SECTA x F.L.O.H. x CutDrop

January 20, 2010

Depending on how long we’ve been acquainted, you may know that one of my self-appointed jobs is trying to save the world. On my road to accomplishing this magnanimous task, I have run into various people who’s efforts to do the same, continue to inspire me. One of these people is founder of For The Love of Humanity, Juliette Joseph.

In her latest efforts to make a contribution to Haiti’s crisis, Ms. Joseph has teamed up with fashion house, Secta, to provide relief to Haiti. Secta has drastically reduced prices on their collection sold on Cutdrop.com, and will be giving 5% of proceeds to FLOH’s cause=Haiti, which Cutdrop.com will then match. Make sense?

So that’s buy anything Secta on the Cut Drop site and 5% goes to FLOH, which will give all of it Haiti. Capiche? Never was there a better reason to shop than this one.

The Girlfriend Experience

January 12, 2010

The Girlfriend Experience, although released last year, resurfaced in my mind with the overexposed Tigergate. Several individual discussions on Tiger, seemed to always end with the same question: Why not just pay a call-girl?. TGE is a film that follows a $2000-an-hour call girl, (played by adult film star Sasha Grey) living and working in New York in the days leading up to the Obama/Mccain election.

Directed by Stephen Soderburg, the movie gives us a voyeuristic experience in the everyday of our heroine. We witness her encounters with her clients featuring little sex, and instead verbose monologues on the upcoming election, and the state of the economy. Placing an emphasis on the her all-american girl status, our call girl in question comes with a supportive boyfriend albeit bordering on attached.

Was the the acting in this oscar-worthy? Absolutely not. However with the mistress usually the person burnt at the stake, its refreshing to see a flick where she is human, has ambition, feelings, and gets hurt. Yes, the picture glamorizes what can be a dangerous profession, but its about examining this one girls choice to be in the business, and what’s at stake even if you are making $2000 an hour.

Since the Governor Spitzer‘s fall in ’08, the call girl who played a part in inspiring the popularity of this firm, has managed to make lemonade out of the oh so sour lemons handed to her with the launch of her relationship column. See there can be happy endings.

My Very First Mixtape…

December 30, 2009

Have you ever noticed that some of your best memories are always accompanies by a certain song, serving as the soundtrack for whatever you were feeling in that instance. Maybe that’s just me, but here is my soundtrack for my year. These are the songs that made me look up and pay attention. Don’t expect anything, its all over the place, and as random as I am. What’s playing on your soundtrack?

Download it here.
Shouts to Shyvonne for allowing me to share a new secret track.

Yoga To The People

December 30, 2009

At the top of many New Year’s resolutions drafts will be the ubiquitous “Get Healthier” goal. The goal we pursue with fervor as soon as that clock strikes 12 on the 1st of January. I am here, not to condemn your efforts, but to support them. I too set these goal, picturing a bikini bod sculpted by Michelangelo himself.

Well, I may not have the elixir holding your key to fitness salvation, but I recently discovered NY’s Yoga To The People. YTTP believes in making Yoga available to all, only requiring a donation (yes they accept a little as a quarter). I’ve gone twice, including last night, and each time the deep breathing, glowing candlelight, and peaceful soundtrack (I heard Lauren Hill last night!) gives me a much needed reset button. Their mission statement says it all. Enjoy Yoga To the People.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs

December 28, 2009

I was on the treadmill a few weeks ago, doing my usual walk/ run, panting, finger poised above the reduce speed button. Then there it was an electronic sound that caught my ear, propelling my endurance and adrenaline past my norm. I look up a woman with bangs, bearing bubbles sleeves shouts “Off Off Off with their heads.” Surely, Karen O had finally caught my attention.

How late am I? Very. Yes, I haven’t been up on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs music since they debuted back in the day. I only admired Karen O’s sense of style from afar never really giving their music a chance, but how much does that really matter?

I finally got my hands on It’s Blitz (2009), for my first YYYs listening experience, and its inching its way to my top finds of 2009. Ms O’s chameleon like voice switching from dreamy to urgent with the changing mood of each track. Transcending all comparisons, you have to hear it for yourself. Thank me later.