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Another Year of Flavorpill San Francisco's Cultural Stimuli
FLAVORPILL CONTINUES ANNIVERSARY TOUR IN SAN FRANCISCO JULY 19
New York, NY – Flavorpill's Anniversary Tour motors across the country with a stop on Thursday, July 19th, 2007, at Mighty (119 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103) from 8pm-1am. The Anniversary Tour, a national event series that kicked off in Los Angeles in May, benefits a progressive cause, with a suggested "give what you can" admission policy at the door. This installment finds the stage ablaze with Ratatat's instrumental mayhem, and headliners Devlin & Darko (Spank Rock) putting some bump in the party. Visuals are provided by Fuevoz, Mark van S., and Norton Wisdom.
Flavorpill’s Anniversary series is a partnership with GOOD magazine and Redken’ Urban Experiment — hairware for style innovators — with the goal of supporting charity: water, an innovative nonprofit organization that helps build clean-water wells in Africa’s poorest areas.
The suggested $20 donation, 100% of which goes directly to the charity, includes a gift bag with a bottle of charity: water, Redken Urban Experiment products, a one-year subscription to GOOD magazine, and a Flavorpill-curated CD of new music.
It truly is a party with a purpose!
The Flavorpill Anniversary series continues throughout the year, with future stops scheduled for the following dates: Saturday, September 20th (Chicago); Wednesday, October 31st (New York City); and Saturday, December 8th (Miami, concurrent with Art Basel).
About the Featured Artists:
Ratatat, the synth-electronic duo of Evan “E*vax” Mast and Mike Stroud, represent Brooklyn taking on the Left Coast with their artistic layers of beats and noise. Stroud and Mast originally met as students at Skidmore College, but did not work together musically until 2001, when their project was named Cherry (later the name of their debut album’s final song). Written and recorded in the bedroom of Mast's Crown Heights, Brooklyn, apartment, the band's self-titled debut album for XL Recordings was released in 2004.
Ratatat will be releasing Ratatat Remixes Vol. 2 in 2007. The album features 14 new remixes of artists including Bun B, Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Slim Thug, Devin the Dude, Young Jeezy, T.I., Beanie Sigel, Pimp C, Ludacris, Young Buck, Saigon, Juvenile, Z-ro, Memphis Bleek, and Kanye West, along with exclusive tracks from Despot and Beans. For more information, go to http://www.ratatatmusic.com.
Devlin & Darko of Spank Rock pop it and drop it with a four-turntable slam, serving up hip-hop mixed with old-skool, crunked flair. Their music, a homegrown collection of Baltimore gutter sounds blended with New York hip-hop, is always served fresh, with a strong mix of live scratching and production layering. For more information, go to www.spankrock.net.
About charity: water
charity: water is the brainchild of Scott Harrison, former NYC club promoter-turned-global promoter of greater good. This 501 (c) 3 creates campaigns addressing issues such as clean water and sanitation, hunger, AIDS, and preventable disease, in compelling ways that promote greater awareness. charity: water seeks to spark giving by restoring faith in low-level donations. Campaign products, like charity: water bottles, are developed and sold with 100% of all proceeds directly funding humanitarian programs. charity: water also documents the work done in the field, using Internet technology and volunteers with cameras to bring stories of transformed lives and communities back home; donors are able to see, in real time, the difference their gifts have on those in need. As Harrison says, “Charity is singular and achievable.” For more information on charity: water, please visit www.charityis.org.
About Urban Experiment:
Redken 5th Avenue NYC (a division of L'Oreal USA), is a leader in backstage beauty, editorial, and technologically advanced salon products that meet the needs of both salon professionals and consumers. Working with industry greats like Guido Palau, one of the world's most conceptual hairstylists, Redken is backstage at fashion shows in New York, Milan, and Paris such as Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Prada, Versace, Balenciaga, and Louis Vuitton. Redken's team of talented session stylists work in film, television, and print, and have contributed to the trendsetting hairstyles of Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johanssen, Hilary Swank, Uma Thurman, and Chloe Sevigny.
With the launch of Urban Experiment, Redken has reached a new moment in hairstyling by creating a unique line of products for style innovators. The Fabric-Inspired Edition is a collection inspired by the urban, underground culture of New York City — a fusion of diverse subcultures, eclectic fashion, and the music and art scene. It is a lifestyle-driven brand that gives people the freedom to express their creative individuality; no rules necessary. For more information, please see www.redken.com.
GOOD is a multimedia company providing a platform for ideas, people, and institutions driving change
in the world. Through print, film, web, and live events, GOOD creates content that is both entertaining and relevant. GOOD brings together a community of savvy, ambitious, engaged individuals who want to connect with the world. As a lifestyle brand, GOOD reflects a movement toward pragmatic idealism expressed through business, politics, design, and technology.
GOOD magazine has raised over $371,000 for various nonprofits through the “Choose GOOD” campaign, the magazine’s unique nonprofit subscription model. Issue 004 is currently on stands. More information is available at www.goodmagazine.com.
Flavorpill boldly searches out the best in events, music, books, fashion, and news to share with its readers worldwide. Editorial staff, based in key cities and in the company’s New York headquarters, constantly hunts for interesting, insightful, and useful cultural stimuli for Flavorpill’s 540,000 subscribers.
With Flavorpill city guides in six major markets — New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, and London — and email magazines on fashion (JC Report), music (Earplug), books (Boldtype), art (Artkrush), and world news (Activate), Flavorpill has become the destination for editorially driven recommendations on the best new things to see, do, read, and hear — and, most importantly, for how to find them.
From its humble beginnings as a weekly newsletter about music events that founders Sascha Lewis and Mark Mangan sent to a few hundred friends in New York City, Flavorpill has grown into a full cross-platform content provider. It makes sense, being an expert on the best of what’s happening, that Flavorpill began to produce and curate its own event series, including the wildly successful First Fridays at the Guggenheim Museum (NYC), and Fridays Off the 405 at the Getty Center (LA). In 2006, Flavorpill created Sublit, a developer of specialized content for media partners, building innovative campaigns by pairing strategy, design, and technology, all under one roof.
For more information, and to get the latest editions of any of the Flavorpill publications, please go to flavorpill.net.