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It was one of those New York nights. As a hungry, pre-FW crowd tittered in the drizzly evening, inside Milk Gallery it was an endless summer in celebration of photographer Ben Watts’ Mixtape. Sun-dappled imagery lined the walls, models smiled from customized surf boards, and “special guest” Shantell Martin drew her loopy scrawls on the faces and clothing of guests.

It was one of those New York nights. As a hungry, pre-FW crowd tittered in the drizzly evening, inside Milk Gallery it was an endless summer in celebration of photographer Ben Watts’ Mixtape. Sun-dappled imagery lined the walls, models smiled from customized surf boards, and “special guest” Shantell Martin drew her loopy scrawls on the faces and clothing of guests.

There is nothing better then a little art with your music. Last night we checked out New Villager and Caveman, who played the beautiful open space at the Brooklyn Museum. 

We spent the day at Internet Week New York yesterday talking about women in digital media, “the new social” and other hot topics with some very smart folks. Wrapping the day at a playboy’s paradise of a townhouse in SoHo (synchronized swimmers? Check.) we caught the lovely Caitlin Moe and Mia Moretti doing their thing. We last saw the pair at SXSW. Peep the video here! http://arcade44.tv/news/watch-sxsw-day-four/

We spent the day at Internet Week New York yesterday talking about women in digital media, “the new social” and other hot topics with some very smart folks. Wrapping the day at a playboy’s paradise of a townhouse in SoHo (synchronized swimmers? Check.) we caught the lovely Caitlin Moe and Mia Moretti doing their thing. We last saw the pair at SXSW. Peep the video here! http://arcade44.tv/news/watch-sxsw-day-four/

Last night we checked out the insanely talented flamenco duo, City of the Sun. BLOWN AWAY. There could not be anything better, than to see young musicians playing tribute AND doing justice to a beloved genre of the past. The gentlemen have a residency at Hotel Chantelle on the LES, every Wednesday. Can’t wait to see more from these guys.  

Last night we checked out the insanely talented flamenco duo, City of the Sun. BLOWN AWAY. There could not be anything better, than to see young musicians playing tribute AND doing justice to a beloved genre of the past. The gentlemen have a residency at Hotel Chantelle on the LES, every Wednesday. Can’t wait to see more from these guys.  

New track from Fiona Apple. Big time swoon-ing going on over here at the Arcade. 

New Walkmen track off the upcoming album, Heaven, out on Fat Possum June 5th! 

Coachella-ella-ella-eh

Well let’s see… Tupac showed up. And with Rihanna reppin’ Thug Life in full Fly Girl mode with Katy Perry dolled up in uber-goth we’d be forgiven to think that the wilds of Indio opened up a wormhole and we all got transported back to the 90s. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

For a glimpse at the scene as Arcader Marie lived it (read: poolside. Smart girl) take a peek of these style snaps from the series of parties that spring up like mushrooms in the California desert every April. Until next year, Arcade Players…!

WOAH

THIS WEEK IN LIVE MUSIC

We had such a great week for live music! First we checked out 1,2,3 at Mercury Lounge, they were amazing and the lead singer is very easy on the eyes to say the least! Last night we hit up the sold out MHOW show for Alabama Shakes. DAMN! Watch out world. They blew us away. So much soul, too much to be contained! Tonight we will head over to SOB’s to check out Shabazz Palaces. Did we mention we love this city? Thanks NYC.

- Annick Mayer

Friday night crystallized at Highline Ballroom NYC as Crystal method breaks it down.

Friday night crystallized at Highline Ballroom NYC as Crystal method breaks it down.