Friday, July 30, 2010

'Sup Magazine Party at Le Bain (Standard Hotel)

Jacuzzi, disco ball, skyline views, no big deal
'Sup Magazine issue 22 is out! We just had a launch party at Le Bain at the Standard Hotel, which turned out not so standard since there were gorgeous skyline views, jacuzzi, half-naked people... It was a pain to get in (illusions of exclusivity?) but catching Blondes and checking out the space considerably assuaged my headaches. Anyway, the print issue can be found in various shops in the city like Opening Ceremony and Seven for free.

Chromeo at Bowery Ballroom

Always a good time, always great vibes. Although I don't think anything can compare with their set at Bonnaroo with Daryl Hall, this was pretty spot on. For House List.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Siren Music Festival 2010

I was trying to pick my favorite, favorite, favorite photo taken from this year's Siren Music Festival... and the winner is this one. This is a close second. (Magic hands!) I've been watching the Cyclone from the photo pit all day, and when the crowd really got into moshing, saw a potentially interesting juxtaposition.

The fest was hot and uncomfortable, as expected. However, it was nice to have VIP (free drinks, yes please, five, yes) and watch and shoot with some friends. It was pretty pleasant!

Shot the fest for Sup Magazine. More there... Monday?
EDIT: Here it is.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Delorean / Tanlines / Glasser at Bowery Ballroom

This weekend, I really liked all things Spanish. I finally took some interest in the World Cup (yeah) and watched the game from the archway under the Manhattan Bridge. The day before, I checked out Delorean's brand of hazy bliss. These Barcelonans know how to put on a show. More Delorean photos at House List, the Bowery Presents music blog.

This was the second time I've seen Tanlines since the Modular x 'Sup Magazine party a while back. I describe them as "triumphant tropical trance™." They were impressive then, but now they really got their act down now.

Anyway, Glasser opened. I was looking forward to this set but just didn't feel it live. Hard to explain. Biting commentary.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Bear In Heaven / Zola Jesus at South Street Seaport

I'm so glad I finally caught Zola Jesus live. I've been spinning The Spoils on my record player for some time now and I've been busy the last gazillion times she's played in the city. Bear in Heaven headlined. I was disinterested in the beginning of their set but the guys did crescendo nicely into pretty catchy, atmospheric sounds.