Happy Famous Artists Announce New Project: “Leadership Dating”

Posted by The G on February 14, 2011 under Artsy Fartsy | Be the First to Comment

To celebrate Valentines Day, the international artist collective Happy Famous Artists have announced their most ambitious project yet:  “Leadership Dating.”  A trailer has just been released to promote their upcoming group show “World Dictators Unite!” and as you will see, even the rich and powerful need love.  This looks amazing!

World Dictators Unite: Love Is In The Air from happyfamousartists on Vimeo.

Learn more on the official World Dictators Unite! website.

An Encouter with Pablo Cubarle of Contramano + Show Info

Posted by The G on January 23, 2011 under Encounters with G, GNN | Read the First Comment

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Pablo Cubarle of Contramano and Geoffrey Dicker

Pablo Cubarle of Contramano and G

It’s always a pleasure to run into Contramano’s lead singer Pablo Cubarle!  To quote their website, “Contramano is what happens when Argentine angst meets New York City Attitude.”  If you’ve never seen Contramano live, I highly recommend it!  In addition to playing great music, they utilize cool visuals during their performance.  If you are in the New York area on January 27, 2011, Contramano will be playing live at Pianos at 9 pm.  Linfinity is also on the bill and they are also great live!  Pianos is located at 158 Ludlow Street.  Tickets are only $8 and they are sure to sell out quick, so get your tickets here.

In other Contramano news, they’ve made a film called “When You Need Them.”  The film showcases the band as they recorded their latest album.  You can see the making of “When You Need Them” below.

Thanks again to Pablo for being such a cool guy and for making such great music!

Dirty Martini and The New Burlesque Premieres in New York

Posted by The G on June 14, 2010 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | 5 Comments to Read

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Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque. A film by Gary Beeber.

A few months ago “Tournee” (“On Tour”) starring the fabulous Dirty Martini and Julie Atlas Muz took the Cannes Film Festival by storm (winning the Palm for best director and the audience award – Congratulations!!!) and several short weeks later on June 13, 2010, “Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque” made its New York premiere at  the Abrons Art Center.  Director Gary Beeber’s film about the neo-Burlesque movement is fantastic!  It takes you on a journey of the hottest performers in the Burlesque scene and gives generous nods to the legends who have influenced the new school.  The evening was hosted by Mr. Showbiz, Murray Hill, and when Murray hosts a party, you know you are in for a treat.  I spotted New York legends Penny Arcade and the King of the Downtown Scene, Earl Dax in the crowd.  The audience screened the film and then we were treated to performances by the film’s stars.  The audience loved both the film and the perfomances as both were greeted with thunderous applause.

I’ve seen Dirty Martini perform many times, but it took watching this film to fully understand that she is not just a performer – she is a legend!  She has the look, she has the moves, and of course she has the body to seduce and inspire audiences, worldwide.  The film touches on the trials and tribulations of Burlesque performers and the result is an intimate portrait of what lies beneath the glitter and wigs, behind the scenes.  I met most of the performers after the show and they were all extremely nice!  I’ll be posting photos of my encounters with these Burlesque stars very soon, so stay tuned.  I also took videos of Dirty Martini and Julie Atlas Muz performing hot numbers, but I need to check with the YouTube police to make sure they don’t delete my account for violating the terms of service.  I know for sure I won’t be able to post the video I took of Tigger! as it contains full frontal male nudity.  Rats!  If I can sneak these videos past the censors, I promise, you’ll love them as these performances are really great! For now, you can see the trailer for “Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque” here, but be warned, there might be some visuals that are NSFCMP (Not Safe For Closed-Minded People).  Speaking of images that are NSFCMP, please enjoy some photos of the awesome performances we were treated to after watching this wonderful film.  Some of the images contain nudity, so please proceed with caution.

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When You’re Strange: A Film About The Doors

Posted by The G on March 2, 2010 under GNN | Be the First to Comment

Finally!  The Johnny Depp narrated Doors documentary “When You’re Strange” has finally been given a US release date.  April 9, 2010.

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