MS MR performed at the Bowery Ballroom last Wednesday headlining for the very first time in North America. Their debut album, Secondhand Rapture, was just released on Tuesday (May 14). The Brooklyn based duo started MS MR just two years ago and are quickly gaining popularity. They were even featured with their hit song, Hurricane, on Game of Thrones’ season trailer.
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GoogaMooga is returning for their second year to Prospect Park in Brooklyn. It is sure to be a new and improved version of last year’s righteous festivities. This year’s festival spans three days and nights, kicking off this Friday May 17, 2013 with performances by the Flaming Lips, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Darkness. Tune in @zinkmagazine at 2:45EST for backstage shots of our interview with the Flaming Lips and follow on for a photographic rundown of the evening’s festivities. Friday’s pass is good for Saturday and Sunday, and trust us you’ll want to come back. Sing and sway the night away and get your fill from New York’s top restaurants and leading wine makers and beer brewers.
In the pop world, we have Madonna who reigns as the “Queen of Pop.” And now in the techno world, we have Nicole Moudaber, who certainly has earned her crown. Coming in strong, Nicole’s debut album Believe hits hard, beating pure gold. Ba-bump, ba-bump.
Pounding techno that is anything but apologetic, the ten-track album is the real deal with no gimmicks. Moudaber’s production skills really shine through: Believe intertwines a wealth of variety of moody environments. Combining minimal and tribal-infused techno, the two-faced album is a bit Jekyll & Hyde. While a few techno tracks are big room tracks, Nicole adds sexiness to synth and techno grooves appropriate for intimate spaces. As a whole, all ten tracks represent techno’s feistier side.
With Forever 21 stores almost as common in Manhattan as Starbucks, and television’s leading ladies dressing like homeless individuals, the future of high fashion in New York seems dubitable at best. For those who have difficulty differentiating the “it” fashion item as a counterfeit-inducing status symbol from the venerable couture piece which makes an undeniable statement, PUNK: Chaos to Couture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute makes it quite clear. Curator Andrew Bolton brought together a fashion dream team including photographer Nick Knight, and Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci to create the new exhibition to compelling results.
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A Saturday morning without your tool box, a car without its V-6 engine, super bowl weekend without the chili, a cottage escape without a speedboat is essentially what a wardrobe without the right shoe has become to every man.
The love affair between women and their shoes is complicated. For men, the craze around shoes has recently gotten more attention as a well-tailored suit has similarly reached the status of mere accessory to the luxury shoe.
With these four styles, every man will be set for any occasion from Monday to Sunday, whether it be grabbing a bite on a relaxed Saturday afternoon or a scheduled fancy rendezvous on a Friday night.
A designer who dressed James Bond can never go wrong. This Grosgrain-Trim Patent Loafer by Tom Ford is perfect for any man at any time with any outfit.
The Neighbourhood performed at the Bowery Ballroom on Monday Night to a sold out show. It was an exhilarating experience for the California based band, following the release of their latest album I Love You., last Tuesday. Lead singer Jesse Rutherford kept sticking mic towards the audience, and all obliged by rocking out and singing along. This performance marked one of the first times a live audience could listen to NBHD’s full set.
The Neighbourhood’s sound is very unique, a cross between indie rock, electronica with R&B vocals—great easy listening. The all male band’s individual swagger oozes through in dance moves you don’t usually see at your typical indie rock concert. They are more diverse than many other bands out there today, evidenced by a great remix set in homage to two throwback hits, Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” and Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name,” which was a more than pleasant surprise to everyone. What’s better than an unexpected cover that actually works?
The Neighbourhood’s debut album, I Love You., is available now. You must try and catch one of the best up and coming bands, check their website for tour dates and cities near you. Thenbhd.com BRIANNA BRUNSON
iHeartRadio made several girls in their twenties dreams come true by fulfilling a childhood fantasy. Hanson put on an intimate concert last Thursday. The forty-five minute set brought some new and throwback songs. We got a look into a more refined rock n’roll sound, typified in “Get the Girl Back,” their latest single.
While onstage, members Zack, Taylor and Isaac brought us into a new age, and maybe even made some of us feel a little bit older—they’re celebrate the bands 21st birthday and will be back to NYC in June 2013 for an official tour. So, for those who missed this invite only, intimate event will be able to rock out with this American Fav trio live this Summer. Tickets are selling out fast. Check out their website for a full list of tour dates.