Port Authority has always been New York's numero uno destination for catching a bus (duh.), but with the opening of Save Fashion, Refinery29's pop-up shop, it's sure to lure in a slew of shoppers with no intention of hopping aboard a Greyhound. Threads from Steven Alan, Rachel Comey, Sophomore, Wren and many, many more stock the shelves, and doors open tomorrow at 10 am.
Ellen Allien is one bad-ass lady. In addition to round-the-world DJing and heading up BPitch Control, Allien also designs her own collection which, this season, is heavy on tight black catsuits and playing-card motifs.
Family Matters is Nikki Sneakers' deliberately out-of-focus family photos, and they have the same slightly creepy air of the dad on The Wonder Years. Catch a slide show and exhibition of them this Friday at Juan & Juanita's, along with a performance by Andy Giles, Us Girls and Dan DiMaggio.
You Call It Being Poor, I Call It Being Free is a group show with work by Andrew Lauman, David Whitaker, Justin Kelly and Mikaylah Bowman at FiveSevenDelle in Mission Hill, curated by Andrew Lauman and Ian Colon. Catch it while you can.
Once I realized that Leslie David had created the graphic for one of my favorite shirts in my closet, I suddenly realized her work was some of the best I've ever seen! Unknowingly I had been seeing her all over for a while without ever realizing it was all the same incredible artist! X - Jen
From the DIY-masterminds behind Hello Craft comes The Summit of Awesome: a weekend-long (Friday, May 1-Sunday, May 3), workshop-filled explosion of Indie Craft for the Business-Minded. An all-access pass is on the pricey side at $180, but at what cost miss events like lunch with Etsy CEO Maria Thomas and the Show of Awesome afterparty at Miss Pixie's (1626 14th St, NW)?
From Nylon editor Luke Crisell and Scratch DJ Academy founder Rob Principe comes On The Record: The Scratch Academy DJ Guide. The book includes interviews with the old school (Grandmaster Flash, Grandmaster Caz, Grand Wizard Theodore), the new school (DJ AM, Z-Trip, A-Trak) and the in-between (Q-Bert, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Rob Swift) to provide a comprehensive guide for anyone who aspires to be more than just an on-the-go-playlist kind of dude.
The votes are in, and the winner of Your Band Here—UO’s own battle of the bands—has been chosen: Wake Up Lucid. The LA-based trio has won a spot on a future LSTN download and a slot playing our 2010 Austin showcase. Wake Up Lucid just played their first gig just last December, and their path to victory was no doubt paved in part by the fact that they were hyped by a lil music magazine called Rolling Stone. Congrats to Wake Up Lucid—we look forward to working with ya.