Tag Archives: party

Justin Bieber’s Tattoo Guy Opened His LES Ink Spot Last Night

New York Magazine

Last night the city’s tattoo luminaries hobnobbed at the grand opening of the most buzzed-about ink parlor in the history of man. Bang Bang (real name: Keith McCurdy) counts the likes of Rihanna, Rita Ora, and Justin Bieber as loyal customers — and he has their tattoo autographs to prove it.

After operating under the radar throughout summer, his minimalist shop at 26 Clinton Street — which feels like a cross between a hair salon and a design studio — is finally officially open. The slick atmosphere and rotating roster of some of the best talents in the business — like Jon Mesa, El-E Mags, and Tye Harris — only ups Bang Bang’s trendsetter cred in the body art scene. [Full Post]


Downtown trend infuses soul into the weekend dance party scene

The Columbia Spectator

Weekend festivities at Mel’s or Campo are old hat, pretentious downtown clubs are crowded and off-putting, and the Brooklyn warehouse party scheme has lost its edginess. What’s an adventurous Columbia student to do?

The new game in town is something called the soul party. These parties inspired by soul music—from crooning Aretha Franklin to spiced-up Afro-Caribbean and R&B beats and culture—can be spiritual experiences. At the least, they offer the chance to dance one’s heart out. [Full Story]