Photo, video and words by G.
If you aren’t already familiar with the 4 piece band Mainland, here’s a quick primer: Jordan Topf, Corey Mullee, Alex Pitta and Dylan Longstreet have been making a splash on the New York rock scene, releasing two well received EPs, before taking a little break from touring to get signed to a major label and record their first full length album (in Los Angeles). To celebrate the release of their upcoming single, which I am told will be out in about two weeks, Mainland played an intimate set at a pop-up space located in the historic Chelsea Hotel. The scene looked like something out of an Andy Warhol film as the space was half art gallery, half living room and a whole lot of fun. Their 45 minute set included a rockin’ cover of Velvet Underground’s “I Found a Reason,” and the video which you are about to see, the infectious party rock anthem “Leave The Lights On.” Discover all you need to know about Mainland on their official site (link will open in a new window).
Now get ready to party… just by pressing play.
Photos by G.
Justin Bieber for Calvin Klein
I don’t know his music and from what you see in the scandal mags, Justin Bieber seems like a total douche bag. However, hotness is hotness. The Beebz’ Calvin Klein ads are on a massive wall on Houston and Layfayette in New York at the moment, so for all my ladies and gays, here you go.
Tell us in the comments section: Justin Bieber – hot or not?
Justin Bieber Billboard
Photo courtesy of Young Empires.
2015 got off to a slow start musically, but as the ice starts to melt in New York, Toronto’s Young Empires are heating things up. Earlier this year, in association with Coors Altitude, their first new song in quite a while, the ultra infectious “So Cruel,” became a Youtube sensation, chalking up close to a million views. See video below and you will see why it’s so popular.
March 30, 2015 will see the worldwide release of another new Young Empires song, “The Gates.” They are offering an exclusive preview of the track on their Instagram page (link will open in a new window). You can also follow them on Soundcloud.
Welcome back, Young Empires! We’ve missed you!
Photo and art by Carl “Screwtape” Paoli.
According2g by Carl Paoli
Wow! What an honor to be immortalized by the amazing artist Carl ‘Screwtape’ Paoli. Carl is a jack of all trades who has found success in Hollywood as a stuntman, is a film-maker and documentarian and he’s also an artist whose work has been shown in the streets as well as galleries all over the world. He presented me with a painting of myself this weekend and I am both thankful and humbled to be painted by such a great talent. Please visit his website (link will open in a new window) and follow him on Instagram at IM_Screwtape. He often posts time-lapse videos that document his paintings and they will blow your mind. Thanks again Screwtape!!! I am so honored!
Photos by G. Art by Tali Lennox.
“Layers of Life” by Tali Lennox
Prior to her exhibit “Layers of Life” at the Catherine Ahnell Gallery in New York (which opens to the public on March 20, 2015), artist Tali Lennox already has an impressive resume. In her early 20s, Tali Lennox has had a successful modeling career and she’s also the daughter of one of my favorite singers of all time, Annie Lennox of Eurythmics. Don’t let those impressive credentials fool you into thinking her art is a vanity project that is only made possible because of her fame.
Layers of Life by Tali Lennox
In “Layers of Life,” Tali Lennox reacts to the social media generation by creating a series of ‘selfies,’ but instead of hiding behind a computer to express herself as so many of us do, Tali has used paint and canvas as the medium. To be so young and to be such a deep thinker is very impressive and this is expressed perfectly in her work.
Layers of Life by Tali Lennox
Like with things we post online, we can only judge what we see in that moment and what happens before and after is a mystery. It would be fascinating to hear mother and daughter discuss their thoughts on this topic in relation to the iconic images they’ve been a part of. And if Tali or Annie are reading this, I volunteer to conduct said discussion.
Tali Lennox poses in front of her work at the “Layers of Life” opening.
I spoke with Tali at the opening night reception for “Layers of Life” and she was kind enough to pose in front of one of her works. She was embodying the emotion in her painting, hence her covering up her absolutely gorgeous face. You can see exactly what I mean after the jump.
Congratulations to Tali Lennox on a great exhibit and I have no doubt that we will be hearing her name a lot in the years to come.
“Layers of Life” by Tali Lennox is showing at Catherine Ahnell Gallery, located at 66 Grand Street in New York, through April 19, 2015.
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