Video & Recap: Jamie Drastik Mixtape Release Party

December 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Originally Posted on Yeah New York

The upstate New York rapper Jamie Drastik celebrated the release of his mixtape Champagne and Cocaine at the Greenhouse in Soho. The drizzling rain had no effect on the celebrities, TV reality stars, and fans that came out to support the recently signed Mr. 305 artist. Bodies were bouncing, tables toppled with bottles, and flashing lights did no justice to capture the celebration on Varrick Street. When Drastik hit the stage to give the crowd a taste of his mixtape, he did not disappoint. Very much a performer as he is a talented musician, hands were swaying, there was not one body seated during his performance. The party continued into the early morning with Kid Capri in the DJ booth spinning hit after hit. « Read the rest of this entry »

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A Night of Nachos and Margaritas

December 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

A night in NYC doesn’t require high heels or a button down shirt. The best nights are the ones in your favorite jeans with great company, in your choice of foot attire because there is no dress code to comply with. If you’re looking to add a twist or a great spot to play catch up with an old friend, opt for a Nacho Night.

And well if you want to have great nachos, Mexican is definitely the way to go. So select a margarita and devour those nachos on a self-proclaimed Mighty Margarita and Nacho Noche day.  « Read the rest of this entry »

Apple’s Black Music Month Series

December 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Originally Posted on Yeah New York

Nestled in the somewhat quiet second floor of the Apple Store in Soho, a crowd of just over 100 people chanted for Apple’s Black Music Month musician to come to the stage. Blue wristbands waved in the air as personal cameras simultaneously rose upon Miguel’s appearance. One of just a short list of artists that will be performing in Apple Stores around Manhattan, Miguel put on a memorable performance focusing of living out your dreams and encouraging his fans to follow their passion. « Read the rest of this entry »

Q&A: Simplicity

December 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Originally Posted on Yeah New York

Shatarr, Star, and Tasia Lucas are bound by sisterhood and profession. Known as the female group Simplicity, the girls were recently inducted in BET’s “Music Matters.” Donned as one of the next big things in music, these girls combine R&B, Hip-Hop, and Pop to create their own unique sound. Yeah New York recently caught up with the sisters from Brooklyn, NY to discover the makings of Simplicity. « Read the rest of this entry »

Interview: Astoria Boulevard

December 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Astoria Boulevard: A Folk Trio out of Queens

Originally Posted on Yeah New York 

Three grey suits with skinny red ties adorn the men who have just silenced the audience seconds after starting their set. On stage in Soho’s The Living Room, the boys of Astoria Boulevard hold the audience still as they open up acapella. Each voice blending into the other, the chord of three then breaks out their instruments. Dan Scott switches back and forth between a guitar and ukulele, Philip Drennen leads with vocals shaking a tambourine or maracas, and Max Demers hits the harmonica and plays acoustic guitar.

Classified as an indie-folk/pop band, the trio has been performing together since 2009. The charm that engages their audience has much to do with their chemistry. “You can make a lot of things happen but you can’t force chemistry. People can feel it and have fun watching. It’s just the indefinable quality,” explains Philip. Dan and Philip originally started off as a two man band but soon began searching for a third member who could play acoustic guitar and give bass to their vocals. “You have this chord that you can create with three voices. You can create almost any musical experience,” Dan says. « Read the rest of this entry »

Video: Love Songs that Speak to the Heart

December 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Love songs just aren’t what they used to be. Entire albums could play continuously under dim candle light and the night would be smooth as the drink in your hand. It’s not too late for today’s classy tunes to sneak their way into the rotation of the greats. These modern day poets put into words what every girl yearns to hear when falling in love.

Interview: Daniel Susana Founder of MiBodega Agency

December 10, 2011 § Leave a comment

Daniel Susana – Using Urban Intelligence to Spark Conversation

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Daniel Susana began with dreams of being a pilot but soon rose to a level well beyond his peers without ever needing a plane. Entrepreneur and founder of MiBodegaAgency.com, Susana saw a gap between his online interests and set out to create a place where urban communities could find an artful approach to informative and educational content. “I caught myself going to various websites to get my daily dose of information on content I liked. Then I started realizing – I haven’t really come across a platform that truly has constructive content of a high caliber on urban culture and important mainstream information without one discriminating against the other.” « Read the rest of this entry »

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