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Savannah Valentino Has A Sweet Voice And A Sweet Disposition

August 3rd, 2012 by Andrzej Savannah Valentino Has A Sweet Voice And A Sweet Disposition

Savannah Valentino has a sweet voice and disposition to match. She’s a pretty good songwriter too. Especially for an eighteen year old. A few weeks ago I went to Richmond, VA to do a photo shoot with her before she played at Frogville, a very cool backyard gig held annually by the delightful Hanczaryk family. […]

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Fela Kuti: The Man, The Music, The Legend, The Fela! Broadway Musical

August 1st, 2012 by Andrzej Fela Kuti: The Man, The Music, The Legend, The Fela! Broadway Musical

Nigerian musician Fela Kuti could be described as a militant version of Bob Marley. Following the 1977 release of his ‘Zombie’ album, over 1,000 soldiers attacked his Lagos compound and beat him, his band and his entourage with iron bars. They sexually assaulted his wives and threw his mother from a second floor window. She […]

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The Brazilian Girls make a triumphant return to Nublu

June 21st, 2012 by Andrzej The Brazilian Girls make a triumphant return to Nublu

Last Sunday night the Brazilian Girls came home to NuBlu in NYC to celebrate the 10th anniversary of that remarkable club where they first started playing together back in 2003. And they tore the roof off tha sucker. The room was totally rammed with people kicking down memory lane as they danced into the future. […]

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The Historics Encore! Session at Le Baron

June 17th, 2012 by Andrzej The Historics Encore! Session at Le Baron

The cool Alexandra Baker of High Rise PR emailed me last week asking if I wanted to go see The Historics being filmed for an Encore! Sessions show at Le Baron, the latest NYC nightspot opened by Andre Saraiva. Including members of  The Vietnams, Amazing Baby and Maroon 5 at different points in time, this deeply underground supergroup sounded like […]

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The MORE Drums at FIGMENT NYC Day 2: Pictures and Videos

June 12th, 2012 by Andrzej The MORE Drums at FIGMENT NYC Day 2: Pictures and Videos

Sunday was the second and last day of the FIGMENT weekend in NYC this year. And the MORE Drums were banging all day. I got there a little later than planned, but was happy to see them being used by lots of people. I climbed up on the bell to take this first picture and […]

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The MORE Drums at FIGMENT NYC Day 1: Pictures and Video

June 10th, 2012 by Andrzej The MORE Drums at FIGMENT NYC Day 1: Pictures and Video

So yesterday was the first day of FIGMENT in NYC on Governors Island. It was a huge day with thousands of people thronging the island. The was the fourth year the MORE Drums were a big success with people playing them all day long. I shot these pictures and video through the course of the […]

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The MORE Drums at FIGMENT NYC and Elsewhere: A Brief History

June 9th, 2012 by Andrzej The MORE Drums at FIGMENT NYC and Elsewhere: A Brief History

This picture was taken yesterday after I'd prepared the MORE Drums so they'd be ready for FIGMENT today. FIGMENT is an interactive Arts Festival that was voted best Arts Festival in NYC last year by the Village Voice. It is happening this weekend from 10am until 7pm on Governors Island, which lies between Manhattan and […]

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Amanda Palmer Wraps Kickstarter At Gowanus Ballroom Part 4: The Gemini Scorpio After Party

June 7th, 2012 by Andrzej Amanda Palmer Wraps Kickstarter At Gowanus Ballroom Part 4: The Gemini Scorpio After Party

So after a long night wrapping the Kickstarter campaign at Gowanus Ballroom, Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra made their way to the Gemini & Scorpio Loft Space for the After Party. Some very lucky Kickstarter donatees who had given enough to be there and share this moment of giddy triumph came along too. […]

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Amanda Palmer Wraps Kickstarter At Gowanus Ballroom Part 3: Flambeaux Fire Steps In

June 6th, 2012 by Andrzej Amanda Palmer Wraps Kickstarter At Gowanus Ballroom Part 3: Flambeaux Fire Steps In

Most of the images in this blog are of The Calling, a remarkable site specific fire spectacle created by Flambeaux Fire that happened inside Gowanus Ballroom at the same time that Amanda Palmer's Kickstarter campaign wrap party was going on outside in the parking lot. It kicked serious ass and the audience loved it. The Calling […]

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Amanda Palmer Wraps Kickstarter At Gowanus Ballroom Part 2: The End Is Near

June 2nd, 2012 by Andrzej Amanda Palmer Wraps Kickstarter At Gowanus Ballroom Part 2: The End Is Near

Last Thursday afternoon I got a phone call from my friend Josh telling me that Amanda Palmer was doing something at Gowanus Ballroom starting around 6.30pm. So I hot footed it down to Josh’s amazing space with no idea Amanda Palmer was just about to change the rules of the music business forever. Over the […]

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