Category Archives: Music

35th Annual Thunderbird Pow Wow

Thunderbird Powwow Dancers

Thunderbird Powwow held at the Queens County Farm Museum in Queens, NY between July 24th to July 26th featured dancers, clothing and jewelry from more than 40 Native American nations.

Here were some #powwow Instagram posts of the event:

Pow Wow Social Media

Pow Wow Social Media

Pow Wow Social Media

Pow Wow Social Media

The natural setting of the Queen County Farm Museum was the perfect setting for a Pow Wow dance.

For additional information about future Thunderbird Pow Wow events, visit
Thunderbird American Indian Dancers. And check out the Queens County Farm Museum when you can.

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“Our Hobby is Depeche Mode”

OUR HOBBY IS DEPECHE MODE
80’s New Wave band, Depeche Mode must rank as one of the most enduring acts in modern music. Even now as their new albums rarely stir the charts the British band still manages to tour the world to sold out shows filled with screaming fans. With a mind to uncover exactly what inspires such unflinching devotion, two L.A. filmmakers Jeremy Deller and Nicholas Abrahams have put together a new documentary, focusing on some of the eccentric characters of extreme Depeche Mode fandom.

“Other people go to the gym, our hobby is Depeche Mode.”

B L V C K E Y E Presents
A Five-Part Film Series

Our Hobby is Depeche Mode: A film about Depeche Mode fans

directed by Jeremy Deller and Nicholas Abrahams

Sunday, February 20th, 2011
doors: 7pm
film starts: 7:30 pm

Liberty Hall at Ace Hotel New York
20 West 29th Street

This is a free event

Wherever did the mixtape get to?

Mixtape

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you lovers out there. Remember way back when, there was only one way to show your love? I remember the first time I fell in love (besides with Pierce Brosnan when I was 8 years old) was in eighth grade. It was a heart-wrenching crush for a boy who was more interested in deciding which fatigues to wear that day than in acknowledging my passing glances. He was in my double-period Art class (which probably explains my impartiality for artists) and to prove my undying love… I made him a mix tape, what else?

It had all my heart-stopping favorites that also perfectly expressed my unrequited love in a way that words simply couldn’t:

  • Love Hurts by Nazareth,
  • Dancing with Myself by Billy Idol,
  • Should I Stay or Should I Go and
  • Death and Glory by The Clash,
  • Love Conquers All by Deep Purple,
  • Enchanted by Fleetwood Mac,
  • From Her to Eternity by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds,
  • Lust for Life by Iggy Pop,
  • I’m Waiting For The Man by The Velvet Underground and
  • Call Me by Blondie.

Nick Cave

The Velvet Underground

Blondie





Thank God junior high school crushes are long gone but mix tapes don’t have to be. Luckily there is the The Mixtape Club started by Micah Panama and Brian Thomas, who are “… dedicated to the art of the mixtape.” For the month of March artists featured range from Molly Nilsson and Bob Marley to Al Green and Leila. Check it out.

Lady Gaga does amFAR encrusted in pearls

Lady Gaga at the amFAR gala in  NYC

Lady Gaga at the amFAR gala in  NYC

Lady Gaga performs at the amFAR gala

Lady Gaga performs at the amFAR gala

Lady Gaga performed at the amFAR charity gala in New York yesterday, covered in pearls to raise awareness for the prevention of AIDS for The Foundation for AIDS Research. The little white pearls were literally glued to her skin in a statement regarding the terrible effects the disease causes to the skin and the body.