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Join us for another Indie Cafe hosted by Spencer Drate / Judith Salvatz and Holly Stephey of Red Velvet Media . Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz are award-winning designers of album art for countless industry legends
Jesse Malin was born in Queens, New York. Jesse Malin’s passion for music began at an early age. Upon receiving his first nylon stringed acoustic guitar, Jesse taped an old 1950’s reel-to-reel recorder with a beat-up attached microphone to its body and the soon-to-be songwriter began his musical career.
Malin began playing live the age of twelve years old in the seminal hardcore band Heart Attack. After the group’s disbandment in 1984, Jesse and his childhood pals formed the rock and roll band D Generation and released three albums, touring the globe several times over before parting ways in 1999. Following several in-between bridge bands, including PCP Highway and Bellvue, Jesse Malin embarked on a solo career and has released five acclaimed records. Over the years Malin has also worked in both film and radio, currently co-hosting a monthly radio show on Sirius XM alongside John Varvatos, and is now completing production on a new album set to be released in 2015.
Red Velvet Media Talks to Mick Rock!
Mick Rock is a photographer best known for his iconic shots of rock and roll legends such as Queen, David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Talking Heads, Roxy Music, Thin Lizzy, Motley Crue, and Blondie.
Often referred to as The Man Who Shot the Seventies, legendary rock and roll photographer Mick Rock first met David Bowie in early 1972. Most of the memorable images of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust were shot by Mick Rock in his capacity as the official Bowie photographer.
Rock was instrumental in creating many other key rock ’n’ roll images such as album covers for Syd Barrett’s The Madcap Laughs, Lou Reed’s Transformer and Coney Island Baby, Iggy and the Stooges’ Raw Power, Queen’s Queen II (recreated for their classic music video ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’) and Sheer Heart Attack, the Ramones End of the Century and Joan Jett’s I Love Rock ’n’ Roll, among many others. He was the chief photographer on the films The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Shortbus.
In recent years he has published a series of books, many based on his classic images
Upcoming publication Exposed – Faces of Rock n Roll (Chronicle Books, Autumn 2010), which will feature many images of Mick’s classic subjects never previously published plus a selection of his recent photos and many other unexpected photos from his extensive archive.
Join Red Velvet Media as we talk to Frank Stefanko
Frank Stefanko is a fine art photographer with connections to New Jersey performers Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen. Stefanko's recently released photographs, taken in the 1960s through the 80s, shed new light on the early careers of the two musicians.
Join Red Velvet Media as we talk to Aaron Zych from the Morrison Hotel Gallery in NYC . Aaron is the Gallery Director at Morrison Hotel Gallery where Rock and Roll legends photography is on display .
We will be talking about the days when The Legends were photographed and the photographers who shot them .
Red Velvet Media talks to Ramones Join me on Red Velvet Media"s "RAMONES" Special - Friday Night, July 23 @ 5pm. Founder and only surviving original member of the band - TOMMY RAMONE will be my guest, along with their Tour Manager MONTE A. MELNICK - author of "On the Road with the RAMONES." This 1 and 1/2 Hour Special will also feature surprise guest callers and will be an historic romp through the RAMONES legendary legacy. Hosted by HOLLY STEPHEY in L.A. and Rock Art Master SPENCER DRATE (designer of many RAMONES album covers), THIS IS A MUST for the true RAMONES fan. www.blogtalkradio.com/redvelvetmedia
Tommy Ramone began his musical career as Tommy Erdelyi, an engineer at the Record Plant. Born in Budapest, Hungary, and raised in Forest Hills, Queens, N.Y., he co-founded the Ramones with Johnny, Joey and Dee Dee and participated in the birth of punk and indie-rock, working as the band’s drummer, producer and original manager. He has also produced recordings by the Talking Heads, Redd Kross and the Replacements.
He currently performs, with partner Claudia Tienan, in the critically acclaimed indie acoustic duo Uncle Monk.
Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting is an inside look into the world of vinyl record collectors in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. It all started out several years ago as nothing more than a way for photographer Eilon Paz to make use of his idle hours. Adrift in Brooklyn after emigrating from Israel, Eilon—a record collector on the side—thought it might be fun to start taking photos of people whose record collections were both larger and weirder than his own.
Adopting this as his personal project, he began traveling the world, from Australia to Cuba and Argentina to Ghana, in pursuit of intriguing and memorable subjects. Unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community, the assembly of portraits he created quickly turned into the Dust & Grooves website.
In the summer of 2012, Eilon launched a Kickstarter campaign that funded his road trip to shoot collectors throughout the American heartland, and since then, the project has been embraced by many friends and supporters who have volunteered to work with Eilon along the way. This year, Dust & Grooves expands even further, complementing the website’s cloud with a physical book that profiles over 130 vinyl collectors with photographic essays and in-depth interviews.
Dust & Grooves has engaged and connected the underground community of record collectors. As well as becoming a go-to place for vinyl lovers, it maintains the integrity and history of vinyl, as well as the musical heritage that goes along with every record in these collections. As technology moves forward and many music formats go digital, Eilon’s endeavor helps keep the rich, warm, analog life of vinyl spinning.
Join Red Velvet Media as we talk to Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz authors of the Five Hundred 45 Book Collins Design the first visual history of the
45 record picture sleeve from 1950 to the current!
From Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz, award-winning designers of album art for countless industry legends—including U2, the Ramones, the Velvet Underground, and Joan Jett—comes Five Hundred 45s: the most comprehensive compilation of 45rpm record sleeve graphics available in book form on the market today. A real collector’s item—and at a great price—for classic rock fans, art book collectors, and graphic design aficionados alike.
FIVE HUNDRED 45s
A Graphic History of the Seven-Inch Record
By Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz
Collins Design; Trade Paperback Original
On Sale June 1, 2010
480 pages / $29.99 / ISBN: 9780061782411
AUTHOR READING FOR:
FIVE HUNDRED 45s
By Spencer Drate & Judith Salavetz
TUESDAY JUNE 8, 2010 BROOKLYN, NY
@ 7:30pm, 126 Franklin St.
Join Red Velvet Media as we talk to Derrick Turner who has expressed the meaning and unknown facts of Hip Hop!
~Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend ~
Born and raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn, New York, Derrick Turner became akin to the cultural explosion of Hip Hop at an early age.
Formally introduced to its cultural collage of offerings by his older brother, it was an intimate relationship that he held and continues to hold in a high regard to this day.
Thusly, the idea for the Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend story was spawned from this very regard, as well as, his desire to expose his beloved Hip Hop to the magical landscape of fictional fantasy.
The first installment of the Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend story, entitled “Paths of Grand Wizardry,” is sure to vividly detail a magical, action-packed, offering from the perspective of a young, B-Boy.
Join Red Velvet Media as we talk to Harper Blynn named Music Group to look out for in 2010 by
NY Post ,Pace Magazine and other Media.
*Loneliest Generation is the debut record from Harper Blynn. Produced by David Kahne (The Strokes, Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney), the album was recorded over 10 days in New York City.
Harper Blynn is comprised of a half-Jewish state champion baseball player from Chicago (Pete Harper), a curly-haired choir boy from Philadelphia (J.Blynn), a first-generation Indian from Long Island (Sarab Singh) and a tall Dutchman (Whynot - yes that is his name). In other words, a New York City band. Choir boy and Indian man started making music in middle school. Baseball player joined up when he met choir boy on his first day in college. Choir boy, Indian man and baseball player moved to New York City in 2006 and met Dutchman, and thus, Harper Blynn was born.
The band began playing every week on the lower east side of Manhattan and quickly generated a loyal fanbase on the strength of their live show. Out of the buzz generated in New York City, the band hit the road independently and began touring nationally in the U.S. and overseas in the U.K. Paste Magazine named Harper Blynn their #1 new discovery of the 2009 CMJ festival, saying, "despite their Brooklyn address and hipster credentials, there's nothing remotely indie rock about the band-the harmonies recall Simon & Garfunkel, and the melodies would make Elvis Costello proud."
Writing songs that prove it is possible to be both modern and timeless, Harper Blynn prompted The Chicagoist to write, "...they fulfill all of your hipstery band-approval needs... but they never come across as trying to prove that they belong in the fickle world of indie rock. They don't have to, chiefly because their brand of polished, thoughtful pop will never go out of style."
Join Red Velvet Media as we talk about celebrating all mothers in the world for Mothers day!