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Two Nights

 One Last Chance

Newsonic Loft Party

This Is What You Missed…

Jenny is Electrik

Jenny Electrik, Dynasty Electric


I ♥ Jaime

J’aime Genest

Aj Cuzzacrea

L. Kaid Kaid

Camera Man with Mustache @ Newsonic

Micah Gaugh, Apollo Heights

Kimberly Robison

Fanning Fans

Jenny Electrik, Dynasty Electric

Deadpan Drummer

Nate Smith, Shy Child

Rasmus Kjærbo

Andrew Linde, Dynasty Electric

Kim Unicorn

Unknown Photographer with Apple

Pete Cafarella, Shy Child

Jenny Cooling Off a Hot Crowd

Jenny Electrik, Dynasty Electric

Blowing His Whistle

Dan Freeman, Comandante Zero & Aj Cuzzacrea

 Love Dust

Jenny Electrik, Dynasty Electric

Seth Misterka, Dynasty Electric

Apollo Heights

Daniel Chavis & Hayato Nakao

Unknown Girl with Apple

Unknown Girl in Tropical Plant

Jenny Electrik

Carly Sioux & Dan Freeman

Legs

Back-Seat-After-Party

Kim Unicorn


Baroque Bromance

James Webster & Kurt Moorman

Jesus by Numbers

Kimberly Von Schoyck

Midnight Organ Program

Josh Wickersham, James Webster & Kurt Moorman

Dylan Kruse @ Hanson Dry

Hyejun Park @ The Met

Denis Rocks @ Madiba

Salty Dog

Stevie Palmer @ Soft Spot

Cindy, Carly & Minae Salute Hanson Dry

Fabio @ Hanson Dry

Shahryar Motia in a Suit @ The Met

The Calling of St. Matthew

Kurt Moorman, LES

Stella

Blowing Smoke

Josh Wickersham @ The Judy Blooms Studio

Ramona Clifton @ Hanson Dry

Unknown Pianist, Fort Green

Andrew Lockheart @ Secret Session

Minae Ham @ Hanson Dry

Resting

James Webster @ Hanson Dry

Erin Welsh @  J&Z Factory

Little Trouble Girl

Sarah Silver @ J&Z Factory

Stevie Palmer & Miz Stefani @ Hanson Dry

Brothers

Shahryar & Shahin Motia

Heather  Degas @ Hanson Dry

Micah Gaugh @ Secret Sessions

Alexis Place @ Hanson Dry

Luis Andrade, Fort Green

James Webster @ Washington Ave

 Tony @ Hanson Dry


Katie Tzynik @ Hanson Dry

The End

 


Three Artists

Plus Four Musicians

One Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutter

Equals an Art Opening Full of Ohioans

Ohio is The Heart of it All

Photo Bombed!

Ashraf Rijal

Heartbreaker

Erin Welsh

His Heart Smiles


Chinisha Scott Has A Fierce Heart


Terry Goldstein, Eat Your Heart Out!

Johnny Ramos has The Heart of a Lion 


Angela Hanks is Bored with Hearts

He Has A Tender Heart

Mael Gross Has a Big Tongue Heart

Gary Has a Story About Hearts

Brave Heart

Heather Skinner’s Shy Heart

A Hole Right Through His Heart

Zak Kapela

Jake & Sarah Share Their Heart

Isn’t So Sure About His Heart

Loves to Give Away Hearts

Carly Sioux

Silver Fox with a Heart of Gold

Eric Rothman

Subtle Heart

Elliot Ward

Ashlea Bonds is Wild at Heart

Lips

Josh Wickersham

A Sweetheart!

  ♥ Istanbul

Erik Illenseer

Djuna ♥’s her Dreads

Drum Roll Please!

And Best Heart goes to…

Josiah Wahlrab

Can You Feel My Love Buzz?







Shhh…My Date with My Roommate’s Husband!

Meet Alon

Location: Meatpacking District, NYC
Origin: Tel Aviv, Israel
Occupation: Bartender/ Singer Songwriter
Hobbies: Disco & Dancing
How We Met: Alon is my roommate’s husband!
Fun Facts: Under the pseudonym Alone, Alon will be producing his first solo album The New Black.

The Date

Alon picked me up at my place around midnight. Adriana, his wife and my roommate, was gone for the weekend so we were in the clear for pure unadulterated mischief. Our evening commenced with a few get-the-party-started cocktails while catching up on our latest and greatest. Being the resourceful guy he is, Alon also took this opportunity to squeeze in some quick father/son bonding time with his son Colle (earning him a few “Who’s Your Daddy” bonus points) and  then we  headed straight for the Newsonic Loft Party.

Sharing a Lollipop is Just Like Kissing!


 Dance This Mess Around

Newsonic was hot, sweaty and swarming with pheromones. Alon was very impressed with the dance scene, so I managed to score myself some “Hipster” bonus points for being in the know and getting us in gratis. Completely decked out in Christmas lights, tropical plants and found objects, Newsonic was the perfect place for us to get our groove on. Party-goers were wet, wild, and ready for just about anything. Alon and I danced late into the night, stayed hydrated on vodka sodas and even shared a lollipop! I must admit that the rest of the details are a bit blurry.

Alon Geva is Pure Disco

Jungle Beats


And then the inevitable happened…

I could not believe my eyes but a camera lens doesn’t lie. I took a quick break from the dance floor to refresh my glass only to return to the scene of Alon picking up another woman on our date! They both gave me cheeky grins as I approached, camera in hand, ready to document the most serious dating misdemeanor of all time. Alon explained that it wasn’t how it looked and that they were just being friendly. So, as the saying goes, you are what you eat, and that night I was just a big dumb sucker. They invited me to join in on their dance groove, so I obliged… with lollipop in hand.


BUSTED!

Alon caught picking up another woman on our date

At the scene of the Crime!

The Conclusion

Pros: Alon is taller than me, even in heels. He’s got the beat AND he sparkles!

Cons: He’s my roommate’s husband, and a Pick-Up Artist.

Alon Geva is Disco— but he is also my roommate’s husband therefore I must play the hoe’s before bro’s rule and keep it real.

Would I let Alon take me out and tempt me all over again?

Absolutely, I would follow Alon to the Dead Sea! Next time I’ll suggest Splash.

G’Night Y’all!


Everybody Wants to Fuck You

Josh Wickersham @ Lit Lounge

What of It?

Sarah Silver @ Motor City

The Karaoke Champion

Chris Lindstrand @ BINY

Photograph of a Ghost

GHXST @ GHXST Studio

Terry Goldstein with The Virgin Mary, Holy Harlem

Francis Brunet @ Karkwa, Pianos

Miz Stefani @ The Easter Lamb Roast

Rebecca Webster @ Tre

On Cloud Nine

Sarah Silver @ Backfence

Jake Giesige @ The Judy Blooms, Lit Lounge

Mael Gross @ Motor City

In Living Color

Shannon Cato @ Panna II

The Polaroid Baby

Zak Kapela, Harlem

James Webster @ The Judy Blooms, Lit Lounge

François Lafontaine, Karkwa @ Tre

Katie Tzynik @ The Judy Blooms, Lit Lounge

Kana @ The Cutting Room

Bo Erik Lindstrand @ The Back Fence

Sarah & Genevieve @ Motor City

Josh. Fan. Disco.

Josh Wickersham @ The Judy Blooms, Lit Lounge

Painted by Light

Erin Welsh @ The Judy Blooms, Lit Lounge

Louis-Jean Cormier & Stéphane Bergeron, Karkwa @ Tre

Jason Lange, LES on a Sunday Morning

Ceci ne pas un Cigarette Ad

Stevie Palmer @ The Easter Lamb Roast

Last Call

Unclaimed Person @ BINY

Dylan Kruse @ The Judy Blooms, Lit Lounge

Chris Lindstrand @ BINY

Sarah Silver & Shannon Cato @ The Judy Blooms, Lit Lounge

A Fierce Duet @ BINY

Jordan Olivia Resnick @ The Judy Blooms, Lit Lounge

Your Wedding, Their Funeral

Miz Stefani & Stevie Palmer, Bedstuy

FIN

Sarah Silver @ Tre

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Black— Bold, Beautiful & Badass

My Date with Danny Chavis

Meet Danny

 Location: The East Village.

Origin: Raleigh, N.C.

Occupation: Rock Star, Guitarist for Apollo Heights.

Hobbies: Women, Illustrating, and Writing about (and eating) Chicken.

How We Met:  Introduced at an art opening in the LES.

Fun Facts: Danny has an identical twin brother named Daniel and is fluent in Japanese.

The Date

Danny invited me to the opening of Black— Bold, Beautiful & Badass which featured four diverse Norwegian artists united through their shared preference for black. The reception was well received as the wine did flow. Danny and I showed off our knowledge of  Asian Art Art History and conversed with the artists, while attending each other’s empty glasses. Blessed with an eye for the exquisite and a natural gravitation to the vanguard, Danny makes the perfect date for an evening with the Arts.

The Dinner

After filling up on art and wine, it was time to head to the East Village for a bite. I suggested Natori, my favorite Japanese spot in the city and to my surprise not only does Danny share the same reverence for Natori as I, but is also good friends with the owner who gave us the VIP treatment (bonus points).  Danny ordered for us  in Japanese (bonus points) and we proceeded to bond over our love of the fried alligator, monkfish liver, and red snapper sashimi, which earned Danny mega “Food Compatibility” points. Although the dates are supposed to be dutch, Danny insisted on being a gentleman and picked up the bill. Who says Chivalry is dead?

The Art of Eating Sushi


Busted!

Points Deducted for Telephone Foul Play

  I Scream…

Gratuitous Ice Cream Bonus Points

Flowers for Thoughts

The Conclusion

Pros: Is a Rock Star. Gets my Jokes. Eats Monkfish Liver. Is Brilliant.

Cons: Is a Rock Star. Obsessed with Chicken. Is a Smart Ass.

Danny Chavis is Black— Bold, Beautiful & Badass.

Our date was awe-inspiring  and I would absolutely do it again.

Next time, we’re headed straight for Japan!

Good night xx

Music by Dirty Beaches


You pushed my buttons but I called all the shots.

You snapped my photo but I bet you forgot.

Do you remember our moment? Can you recall what I wore?

If you ARE the photographer, you must be 100% sure.

I offered my camera and gave you a try.

And this is my self-portrait as seen through your eyes.

A Heart to Heart Happened Right Here

Blowing a Candle


Photography on Photography

One Jameson Closer to the Edge

Joe Cool

Ascension at a Dive Bar

On My Back

Blowing Gum

What Would Jesus Do?

  Precisely the Moment a True Friend Offers You Another Drink

Ironic Brooding Balloon Portrait

On My Knees

Alone in a Bar

Do You Know How to Use That Thing?

Sexy Fail #1


Hipness Defined by Wearing Shades in a Dark Bar

Freshly Kissed

“Sometimes My Arms Bend Back”

Twin Peaks

My Color is Green

An Easter Sunday Smoke


He Pushed My Button too Quick

Could Have Really Used Some Lipstick


Blue Balls

Sexy Fail #2

An English Man Told Me I Was Not Drunk Enough

Smiling with My Eyes


At the Bottom of a Staircase to Heaven

Making Weird Fists Like My Grandma

Bored is Boring

A Lion Says “MHOW”

Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.


Shhhhh… Secret Sessions 3

Featuring Blood Orange

Presented by Projekt:nyc & Tainted Blue Studios

In collaboration with Artful Dodger & Future Shorts

Katie Tzynik on Broadway

Dylan Kruse @ Home

Girl Dancing @ Jefferson Place

Jake Giesige @ Hanson Dry

Carly Sioux & Miz Stefani @ Hanson Dry

Boy with Glasses @ A Party

Kimberly Von Schoyck @ Jefferson Place

Stan Spring on Bass

Stella Adena @ Jefferson Place

Ramona Clifton @ Hanson Dry

Prince Punk & Colle @ Washington Ave

Nicola Shaw @ Hanson Dry

Michael Tzynik @ Home

Miz Stefani & Josh Wickersham @ Hanson Dry

Sarah Silver, Harlem

James Webster @ The Judy Blooms Studio

Miz Stefani @ Home

Chinisha Scott @ Soft Knives Studio

Katie Tzynik, East Village

Jarrod @ Snack

Josh Wickersham @ The Judy Blooms Studio

Kimberly Von Schoyck @ Jefferson Place

Dancing Boy @ Jefferson Place

Carly Sioux & Miz Stefani @ Hanson Dry

Carlos Detres @ Live Bait

Jake Giesige, East Village

Elliot Ward @ The Judy Blooms Studio

Mr. Joey Wyoming & Hege Jeanette Bakken @ Hanson Dry

Sarah Silver, Harlem

More…



Dinner Interview with Karkwa

Words by Sarah Silver

When I entered the modest back room of Pianos Friday night, the five members of Karkwa were scurrying to get their equipment set up for a quick soundcheck just moments after arriving in New York. “It’s so funny to see them carrying their own stuff,” remarked a Quebecker fan who happened to be in town for the show.  “In Quebec, they have a huge team that sets everything up.”  Indeed, everything is bigger in Canada for Karkwa, who formed in 1998, and whose most recent album, Les Chemins de Verre, won last year’s Polaris Music Prize for best full-length Canadian album.  Lucky for me, they are still obscure enough here in the States that I had the pleasure of talking with Louis-Jean Cormier (lead vocals, guitar), François Lafontaine (keyboards, vocals), and Stéphane Bergeron (percussion) over an intimate dinner.

SS: Have you had a great deal of success in France?

L-J: We haven’t had mainstream success, but we’re capable of filling venues in and around Paris. We’re well known in Quebec.  Polaris was our big break.  Before we didn’t really think we could tour Anglophone countries.  But we toured Ontario last month with Plants and Animals, and it went very well.  It’s very new for us to tour and speak English.

SS: And what has the reception been like in the States?

L-J: There’s nothing for us in the States! (laughs) No, this is our second time in New York and we played at SXSW three weeks ago, and it went very well.  But we don’t want to do American college tours.  We prefer to play at festivals and just do one-off shows.  We make a good enough living from our music in Quebec and we want to tour other places.  Also, we are all fathers, we have kids at home and we’ve toured a lot in the past 10 years so we just wanna take it easy and be more selective.

SS: How did you guys meet?

FLF: Stéphane, Louis-Jean and I met studying music at Cégep St. Laurent, a college in Montreal.  We started playing at the college and just entered contests.  We never won anything.

SS: And how did you choose the name Karkwa?

L-J: At the first contest, we had to choose something quickly and we did what I call the blind dictionary trick; close your eyes and put your finger in the dictionary.  It’s a strange name, Karkwa.  In English it means quiver [of arrows].  It sounds like a Native American word.  This spelling was the international phonetic spelling of the word “carquois,” so it was in the dictionary with brackets.  For a while we tried to keep the brackets.

SS: It seems that your writing exclusively in French plays a big role in marginalizing your music here in the States. Would you ever consider writing in English?

L-J:  We’ve never considered writing in English because, as you can hear, we’re not that good at it. French is our first language and that’s the way we think, the way we dream; we live in French, so it’s easy for us to play with words and create poetry.  Also, it gives us a unique edge; it piques people’s curiosity.  When we were in Austin, we met Sigur Ros’ manager and he said:”You sing with your heart and you are unique.  You don’t have to sing in English. What you do is very universal.”  And we agree.

SS: I read that someone is translating your songs into English?

L-J: Someone translated four of our songs for a special project with Radio Canada.  It was Jim Corcoran, an Anglophone singer from Quebec who has always done music in French. And the singer of a band called Land of Talk, Elizabeth Powell, sang these songs with us.  It gave us the idea that, for future albums, we should include English translations of the words in the artwork of the CD.

SS: Your lyrics are like poems; each line is so well thought-out.  Are there poets who inspire you?

L-J: Yeah, but I’m not a huge reader, I don’t read a lot of novels or think much about poetry.  Though I did work on a project involving the poems of Gaston Miron. It’s a bit shifty, what happened, because I never really dove into his work, but it got under my skin somehow.  He’s a great poet who had a very particular way of phrasing ideas and I think that has inspired and influenced me, but in an almost subconscious way.

FLF: He’s an emblematic figure in Quebecois poetry. He’s one of the first poets to speak about Quebecois people and Quebec itself.  There were singer-songwriters before, who sang about Quebec, but he was the first to put it into poetry.

L-J: There’s a rich tradition of poetry in Quebecois song, like Gilles Vigneault, Félix Leclerc, Robert Charlebois and Jean-Pierre Ferland.  In terms of Quebecker poets who are still alive, there’s Patrice Desbiens, a really incredible guy.  There’s Marie Laberge.  These are great authors.  But I’m not an assiduous reader.  I should be.

SS: Who are your guys’ biggest influences for this last album?  I read somewhere you love Philip Glass, and I definitely hear that on songs like “La Piqûre.”

FLF: Yeah, I was really into Philip Glass and Steve Reich stuff, but also folk and rock music.

L-J: Yeah, and bands like the Beach Boys, with many vocals.  And new bands like Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles.

FLF: We listened to a lot of jazz when we were young.  We still do.

SS: How long are you here for?

LJ: Two days.  We’re gonna play tomorrow after the premiere of a film produced by Julia Roberts, Jesus Henry Christ.  They chose one of our songs for the movie.  We’ll go to the premiere, and then play at a private party afterwards. With Julia Roberts.

Stéphane: We will play “Pretty Woman” four times.


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