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  • Lucky Jukebox Brigade Set To Play Arlene's Grocery On March 5th!

    Indie rock 5-piece Lucky Jukebox Brigade are set to play Arlene's Grocery on March 5th in New York, NY! The band is also gearing up to release their new EP, Savage Fantastic, on February 26, 2016.
    Saturday, March 5th - EP Release Show w/ Citris & The Royal Wigs
    Arlene’s Grocery
    Tickets - $10
    Doors - 10PM
    Show - 10:30PM

    Building buzz towards the official release of Savage Fantastic, Lucky Jukebox Brigade just recently teamed up with idobi Radio to exclusively premiere their new single "Bertyl"! Listen to "Bertyl", here: http://bit.ly/1nfBFq1. The band also exclusively premiered their first single "Little Fangs" with BUST Magazine, here: http://bit.ly/1NtOhST.On the heels of two successful self-released albums, Lucky Jukebox Brigade turned to Mike Watts to produce their upcoming EP, known for his work with The Dear Hunter, As Tall As Lions, Gates, Glassjaw, and more. Reminiscent of Rubblebucket and Arcade Fire, Lucky Jukebox Brigade has created a unique style of their own.

    Lucky Jukebox Brigade was born in 2010 when lead singer Deanna DeLuke was couchsurfing across the country with a backpack and a ukulele. Looking to start a band, she posted ads in every town she liked and planned on moving wherever she found the right people. That turned out to be her hometown of Albany, NY. In its early days, the band ballooned into an 11 piece that included two tubas and a musical saw. After two self-released albums and a national tour, the Brigade has shapeshifted into a 5-piece party made up of DeLuke, Geppi Iaia(bass), Michael DeMarco (drums), Jimmy Affatigato (guitar/saxophone/clarinet), and Chris Weatherly(trumpet/euphonium/synth/keys/flute).
    Lucky Jukebox Brigade is set to play Arlene's Grocery on March 5th in New York, NY! For more information, please visit: www.luckyjukeboxbrigade.com/
    Check out more on Lucky Jukebox Brigade here: 
    Upcoming Shows
    Feb 27 - Albany, NY @ The Hollow
    Mar 5 - New York, NY @ Arlene's Grocery

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  • 9th Annual 'Choice Eats' Tasting Event

     The Village Voice announces its third round of participants for the ninth annual Choice Eats Presented by Stella Artois, taking place on Friday, March 11th! The 24 new restaurants announced today include: Bara, The Black Ant, Black Tree, BOOMWICH, Breads Bakery, Brooklyn Bread Lab, Flinders Lane, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co., Irvington Bar + Restaurant, Kailash Parbat, Loi Estiatorio, Luzzo's La Pizza Napoletana, Maima's Liberian Bistro, Mexico Lindo, Obica Mozzarella Bar, Ofrenda Cocina Mexicana, Osteria Cotta, Papa's Kitchen, Quality Eats, Schaller Stube, Sigmund's Pretzels, Spicy Bampa, Sweet Generation, and Thai Rock.
    These restaurants will join the previously announced 29 participants:Ample Hills Creamery, Awadh, Broken Spoke Rotisserie, Calle Dao, Doughnut Plant, Egg, El Quinto Pino, Emmy Squared, Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, Fonda, Genuine Superette, The Handpulled Noodle, ilili Restaurant, Kuma Inn, Le Fond, Luke's Lobster, Mable's Smokehouse, The Meatball Shop, Meat Hook Sandwich Shop, No. 7 Veggie, Queens Comfort, Raclette, Robicelli's, Socarrat Paella Bar, StreetsBK, Swine, Veselka Restaurant, Victory Garden, Xe May Sandwich Shopand more to be announced.
    The event will feature an array of 50+ handpicked restaurants from all five New York City boroughs, and will take place from 6:00PM - 10:00PMat the Metropolitan Pavilion.
    This year's Choice Eats will feature three tiers of ticket options - General Admission tickets ($70), Early Entry tickets ($85 - SOLD OUT!) andVIP tickets ($99- SOLD OUT!). All guests will sample the best dishes from restaurants reviewed and heralded in the Voice along with complimentary craft beer pairings, wine and liquor beverages, while enjoying music all night from DJ Delphine Blue of Little Water Radio. The Early Entry ticket will allow guests to get a half hour head start on tasting and sipping. The VIPticket will allow guests admission to the full event one hour early, with access to a private VIP Lounge that will feature a private bar, restrooms, snacks, and an exclusive VIP gift bag per person. For more details on this year's three ticket options, visit: www.villagevoice.com/ChoiceEats.  
    Resident food critics have scoured New York's culinary landscape and combined their tastiest picks from their several years of unearthing the five boroughs' best-kept secrets. Choice Eats attracts a very diverse group of New Yorkers who come to feast on cuisines from over 35 nations, including Vietnamese, Italian, Uzbekistani, Brazilian, Cambodian, Russian, Tunisian, Greek and Cajun/Creole among many others. Choice Eats stands out as a food event that highlights the hidden gems of New York City's diverse culinary landscape.
    Choice Eats is accepting volunteer applications until February 22nd to assist the Voice team on-site at the event. All volunteers will receive a free general admission ticket to the next Village Voice food event. To apply, you must be 21 years or older and fill out this application, here:http://bit.ly/CEvolunteer16.
    2016 marks the Voice's 8th year working with the non-profit organization Slow Food NYC as the charitable partner of Choice Eats, whom a portion of proceeds will be shared with.
    Stella Artois is the presenting sponsor of Choice Eats. Additional sponsors include: Tequila Herradura, Union Beer Distributors, Whole Foods Market, Asahi Beer, Tsingtao, Wines of Germany, Nissan, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, John Macy Cheese Sticks, Blue Point Brewing Company, Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Downeast Cider House, Fentimans, Flying Dog Brewery, Kronenbourg Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery, Porterhouse Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Sixpoint Brewery, Smuttynose Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Polar Beverages and Green Mountain Energy.
    The Village Voice's 9th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event
    DATE: Friday, March 11th 2016
    VENUE: Metropolitan Pavilion
       125 W. 18th St, Manhattan, NY
    TICKETS: ON SALE: http://bit.ly/ChoiceEats16Tix
    General Admission Ticket - $70 | Early Entry Preview Ticket (SOLD OUT) - $85 | VIP Ticket (SOLD OUT) - $99
    TIME: VIP Hour : 6:00PM - 7:00PM
    Early Entry: 6:30PM - 7:00PM
    General Admission: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
    For the latest on "Choice Eats" please have a taste here:

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  • BANDITS at Bowery Electric on 2/26!

    2/26 - Manhattan, NY @ Bowery Electric Tickets are $8
    Opening for Tall Days and The Kickback

    BANDITS recently premiered their new song “Wheels” with Diffuser.fm! This highly anticipated release was mastered by Brian Gardner, the Grammy award-winning engineer who has worked with iconic artists such as Jack White, Queens of the Stone Age, and Them Crooked Vultures. Listen to “Wheels” on Diffuser.fm, here: http://bit.ly/1PMiGtA.

    The psychedelic and explosive trio, BANDITS, are gearing up to hit the road on February 17th in Lawrence, KS. They will be stopping in 8 cities across the US. For more information on BANDITS, please visit: http://www.banditsmusic.com/.

    Check out more on BANDITS here:
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrandedBandits/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/bandits_r_us
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bandits_r_us/
    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/banditsband

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  • PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo by Alice Chin

    I recently attended the PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo at the Javits Center. It's the largest photography and imaging show in North America with over 100 educational seminars, Photo Walks and Master Classes.  The educational seminars were a great way to advance skills and knowledge on anything related to photography or improving your photography business.

      I attended a copyright seminar where I learned the step by step process on how to copyright photos online.  I also attended a Master Class on lighting where a fashion photographer showed us how to use just one softbox and light stand to create various types of lighting effects.  Another Master Class I attended was a street photography class with photographers Danny Weiss, Sally Davies, Ken Shles and Jeffrey Hensen Scales.  It was really fascinating to learn about the thought process behind their street shots.  I also attended an excellent Master Class by Eduardo Angel which was fundamental video for photographers.   I received a lot of essentials tips on making video and learned about the basic differences and similarities between shooting video and photography.  With over 225 exhibitors displaying thousands of the latest products and services, there was plenty to see on the expo floor. I got to check out some of the exhibitors including big name established brands like Canon and Nikon, but also discovered some new brands.  A lot of booths were doing demos on the latest products and also provided camera cleaning and repair services.  The PhotoPlus expo is a must-attend event for photography lovers.

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