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From Left to Right: Paul Kostabi, Tony Esposito, Mark Kostabi
On April 19, 2015, composer, painter, sculptor and all around good guy, Mark Kostabi hosted a Sunday morning jam session at Dillon Gallery in New York. The show was an unofficial warm up jam for his show with Kostabeat (featuring Tony Esposito) at The Cutting Room in New York on April 21, 2015 (Tickets are available at this link, which will open in a new window).
Art by Mark Kostabi
The vibe was electric for the event and art works by both Mark and Paul Kostabi were prominently featured throughout the gallery.
Sparkl by Paul Kostabi
Here’s a video of Kostabeat performing “Kalimba.” The band features Mark Kostabi, Paul Kostabi (from White Zombie), Mollie Israel (The Lost Patrol), Paul Nowinski (Les Paul, Keith Richards and Rickie Lee Jones), Tony Esposito and Keith LeBlanc (Annie Lennox and Seal).
Mark Kostabi April 2015
Watching Kostabeat could have been more than enough, but as a bonus, we were treated to a set by artist and musician Scott Putesky, who you might remember as Daisy Berkowitz from the classic line up of Marilyn Manson. He warmed us up with a cover of the Pixies’ “Wave of Mutilation.”
In addition to the great music, I got to sample a new and delicious cocktail that just launched called Maven, which is a wine infused vodka drink! It’s available in both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and it’s delicious!!!
And before the event was over, Mark & Paul Kostabi switched it up musically and sat in with the band Contact High. A video is below.
Thanks to Mark for the invite to this rare and intimate jam session!
If you liked what you saw here, make sure you see Kostabeat at the Cutting Room in New York on April 21, 2015. Tickets are available here (link will open in new window).
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Robert Smith 2009 by Myriam Santos
Sloan Fine Art in New York has a not to be missed exhibit celebrating Alternative Press Magazine’s 25th anniversary. The exhibit features rarely seen photos, works of art from rock stars, past AP magazine covers and rock-inspired art. There’s one slight catch: like rock and roll goes, this exhibit is only in town for 3 days – so you have no time to waste!
Partial gallery view of AP covers
On display, you’ll see works from: Adam Jones (Tool), Andy The Butcher Mrotek (The Academy Is), Black Francis (Pixies), Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance), Greg Craola Simkins, Jayme Thornton, Joby J. Ford (The Bronx), Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die), Justine Frischmann (Elastica), Marilyn Manson, Marina Chavez, Marc Porter McKnight (Atreyu), Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio), Morgan Slade (Miss Derringer), Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Ralf Strathmann, Roberto Chamorro, Sean Murphy, Shepard Fairey, Shirley Manson (Garbage), Tim Armstrong (Rancid) and Travie McCoy (Gym Class Heroes) among many others.
Baby's on Fire by Marilyn Manson
It’s hard to pick my favorite works because there were so many cool pieces on display, but I liked two works from the Mansons alot. Shirley Manson of the band Garbage as well as Marilyn Manson!
Peking Noodle (Ode to Louise Bourgeois) by Shirley Manson
Another one of my favorites was from Tim Armstrong of Rancid (see below).
Lars by Tim Armstrong
You can also see The Worley Gig’s favorites from this exhibit with many more pictures by clicking here.
Sloan Fine Art is located at 128 Rivington Street on the Lower East Side of New York City. The Alternative Press 25th Anniversary exhibition will be on display Thursday, October 21st through Saturday October 23rd only. Gallery hours are Noon to 6:00 PM each day.