Videos: Mark & Paul Kostabi Jam with Kostabeat and Contact High

Posted by The G on April 21, 2015 under Artsy Fartsy, G Videos | Read the First Comment

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From Left to Right: Paul Kostabi, Tony Esposito, Mark Kostabi

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

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

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

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.”

Scott Putesky

Scott Putesky

Paul Kostabi

Paul Kostabi

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!!!

Maven Cocktails

Maven Cocktails

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).

Must Have iPhone Cover: Paul Kostabi’s “Bad Things”

Posted by The G on September 18, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Read the First Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Paul Kostabi.

Paul Kostabi iPhone Cover

Paul Kostabi iPhone Cover

Here’s an example of when ‘bad things’ are ‘good things.’  Artist Paul Kostabi has designed a series of customizable iPhone covers entitled “Bad Things.”  There are over 20 different covers to choose from and all of them feature Paul’s great art.

Paul Kostabi iPhone Cover

“Bad Things” by Paul Kostabi

For $39.95 (including shipping) you get a completely functional work of art that will surely be a conversation starter.  Customize and order your own “Bad Thing” by Paul Kostabi at this link (which will open in a new window).

An Evening At Kostabi World

Posted by The G on June 1, 2012 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

Photos by G.  Art by Mark Kostabi.

Mark Kostabi

Mark Kostabi

If you ever get the chance to go to Kostabi World in New York, it’s an experience I cannot recommend highly enough.  Mark Kostabi is known for treating his guests like royalty and May 31, 2012 was no exception.  Mark’s life is extraordinary and his art career has afforded him the luxury of living half  the year in Italy and the other half in New York.  Prior to Mark’s upcoming departure for Italy, he threw a Bon Voyage party that included a concert by his jazz quartet, which features his brother Paul Kostabi on guitar.

Paul Kostabi

Paul Kostabi

They played selections from the 2011 album “The Spectre of Modernism” and if you don’t have that album, it’s essential listening, according2g.  It’s a great late night or early morning album as the music is very ethereal.

At the Soundboard at Kostabi World

I chatted with Mark Kostabi after the set and he mentioned that they’ll be playing some shows in outdoor amphitheaters in Italy this summer.  The music coupled with the atmosphere of summer in Italy are going to be mind-blowing, so if you are in the area, do not miss these shows at any cost!   In addition, he has an upcoming international art exhibit featuring collaborations with Paul Kostabi.

Bon Voyage Mark and thanks again for being one of the coolest people on the planet!

You can see the set list after the jump.

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