Lately the weather has been amazing around these parts of the East Coast. With temperatures reaching in the mid-70′s, it’s been awesome and definitely uncommon to say the least! The days start off as usual with checking emails, getting work done, browsing the internet, watching youtube videos, eating, dirtbikes, skateboarding, basketball, and music. What’s not to love about that!? Yesterday, at around 4pm, we headed over to Jay Della Valle’s pad over in Montclair where we hung out for a bit. Jay and Nikki practiced a few songs that they were going to be performing later in the night at the Rockwood Music Hall on Allen Street (NYC).
On our way to Rockwood, we couldn’t help but pass Retna’s new piece on Houston (where the former Obey/Shepard Fairey wheatpasting display had been for a while). Using his bold rolled lines and almost perfect circles, his work is something that can’t go by unnoticed. If you know our love for street art, then you know our love for Retna…
Here we are at our crossroads where we divide the evening for the rest of the night.
We got to Rockwood, hung out, set up, then it was showtime…
You may have heard of both, one of, or neither Jay Della Valle or Nikki Stixx. They’ve both been involved in multiple bands, traveling the country and parts of the world to perform for fans of all types. Now they’re bringing it home and dialing it down to an acoustic duo that will get your head bobbing and your foot tapping. There’s no doubt about it.
Rattlesnake skin boots… yea, he got those.
After the show, we stuck around the city for a few to enjoy one of the first nights of the year warm enough to walk around. There’s no city quite like Manhattan.