The IFC will be screening these two films for a limited amount of time, both starting on March 9th. Jiro Dreams Of Sushi looks to be very touching and Attenberg, which has made the rounds for nearly two years now, looks to be a weird exploration of sexual oversights.
The 4th annual 8th Wonder party is set to take place later this month with four of NY’s baddest DJs paying homage to soul brother #1, James Brown.
For more information + RSVP, you must learn.
Gallery Opening / NY Events
The Aperture Gallery will be opening their latest exhibit of photographer Alex Webb’s work in conjunction with his recently released monograph of the same name. The show will open Friday December 9th and will run through January 19th.
There is also the opening reception tomorrow, Thursday, from 6-8.
To get more information, you must learn.
Turntable Lab is taking over every Wednesday this month at Ace Hotel and yours truly will be kicking off the fun with fellow lab mate, The Voice!
Come by and kick it on some glamorous life. I don’t drink and I think I get a tab, so I might get you some drinks if you don’t ask immediately for my drink tickets.
Invite your friends! FB invite and tings.
Recommended Visit / Museum
Last week my fellow Sunset Park posse and yours truly made a trek up to the Brooklyn Museum for some fun and knowledge. While there is still a lot of heat towards them for giving up the amazing Art In The Streets show, I can’t deny how amazing of a museum they continue to be. Speaking of Art In The Streets, I will be posting some photos I shot from the Stephen Powers/Todd James opening a few weeks ago.
Back to the BK Museum. I love walking around museums and just letting the winding corridors take me where they want to, and unless there is a specific show I am there to see I generally spend my museum time wandering and “stumbling” upon great work that is new to me.
While we weren’t there for a specific exhibit I can presume we all fell in love with the Hide/Seek exhibit running through February 12th.
“The first major museum exhibition to focus on themes of gender and sexuality in modern American portraiture, HIDE/SEEK: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture brings together more than one hundred works in a wide range of media, including paintings, photographs, works on paper, film, and installation art.”
You must learn.
Dj Soulscape: The Sound of Seoul In New York
Speaking of DJ Soulscape, his posse was rolling deep everywhere he went and they were shooting along the way. While I wanted to snap some photos of dude while he was in town, I had other priorities that generally get in the way… the J.O.B.
EssenticNYC caught the action and are presenting it here nicely for you.
So glad to have been apart of getting this all organized and big shout out to Von, Jaeki, Turntable Lab, Nak, and especially DJ Soulscape for pushing his sound.
CMJ Music Event
Extremely excited for this upcoming show during New York’s CMJ week. Brooklyn Bodega will be hosting a night of cutting edge RnB music with my personal favorite Miles Bonny co-headlining!
I will opening the spot with some future soul from 6-7 and then we got all these other dope acts, so I highly recommend coming early and staying the whole night.
For more information + bookface invite. You must learn.
The Lab has got a new weekly thang thang going on in the city. Snack N Cmish kick things off tonight. Rumor has it that their dj booth is set up on the hood of a ‘Lac.
L.E.S. Is More
Wow. It’s been weird DJing again, but I think I am into it again. I guess the important thing to me is to keep doing parties and events that allow me to be me. Most DJs don’t get to do that these days. After being in Japan for awhile and really focusing on their love for what they do (as far as the DJs go) it really made me analyze how I play and what I have been doing for a long time. So one of the contributing factors of me quitting for awhile was based off my experiences in Japan amongst many others. It feels good to be DJing a little bit again, but I am taking DJing as I take my photography and try not to take the title. Though I give these interests my full attention, they are not my job. Which is funny to think about because I definitely don’t give my real job my full interest.
I will be DJing with the man about town, Kunal Merchant this Friday at his new weekly event. Looking forward to it.
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New York City Events
Extremely excited to see Cibo Matto again. After reuniting from what seemed like an eternity of waiting, they are back in the studio and on the road.
Japan Society has them performing on their stage October 20th for what I would assume is a bit more intimate of a show. They will be joining Tokyo musician Yu Sakai for an evening of musical fun.
To buy tickets + get more information, you must learn.
New York City Event / Experimental Performance
Ten years have gone by since New York City came under attack. I won’t go into conspiracy theories and my thoughts on what really happened, but the fact remains that the act is forever with us and will always be remembered in such a horrific way.
Though speculation runs rampant as to how true this is. An eery parallel came to exist when experimental composer William Basinski stated after transferring some of his early works from magnetic tape, they were disintegrating during the process. He managed to transfer the work and was reportedly listening to the crumbling tape loops on his apartment rooftop the morning of Sept 11th all the while The World Trade Center too was crumbling.
Regardless of the folklore behind the haunting tape loops, the captured audio remains some of my personal favorite music of the last decade.
With a decade behind us, this Sunday marks the anniversary of 9/11 and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in conjunction with ISSUE Project Room will have a live performance of Basinski’s The Disintegration Loops.
The performance is free and open to the public.
For more information, you must learn.
If you are not familiar with his work, here is one piece from the above mentioned collection. 2.2
New York City Gallery Opening
A gallery showcase celebrating Polaroid founder Edwin H. Land with 50 artists, photographers, and celebrities offering pieces.
Made In Polaroid runs from Sept 9th -13 at Phillips De Pury & Company’s Gallery.
For more information, you must learn.
Peace Out Brock
This Friday (tomorrow) you can catch me DJing with the best of dudes @WCKidsNYC + @Roofeeo at The Morgan to say farewell to our photographer / awesome dude @Brock_Fetch.
This should be wild and I am stoked to play with people I believe in. Come hang.
JULY 1ST- NEXTAH 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY W EXTRA SPECIAL GUEST KENNY DOPE. FREE!!!
The Sun Rises In The East
A photography benefit for Japan.