Category Archives: Events

Reviews of Events. Conventions, Concerts and Special Appearances.

Goldilocks Rocks @ Smith’s Bar (6/21/2013)

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Shortly after catching a hot set by The Vanilla Fudge at B.B. King Blues Club, I headed back to Smith’s Bar with my friends to close out the night and enjoy a few more beers. There was a party band called Goldilocks performing so I snapped a few photos of them to share with you here. Check it out.

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Behind The Scenes w JKaufman Guitars @ NY Guitar Show and Exposition

My good friend Joe Kaufman is a Luthier and that means he builds guitars. He is also a bit of a technical wizard when it comes to doing repairs on the things and when he locked in a booth at the NY Guitar Show and Exposition that was being held out in Freeport, NY I offered up my time to be an extra pair of hands at the show. That larger report is over on my PiercingMetal.com site and can be observed HERE if you wanted to look. This post is fully focused on our setting up and presenting the booth and Joe’s instruments to the public.

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We didn’t have a proper banner for this show unfortunately as this was a last minute decision for Joe. These events are a lot of work and planning in case you didn’t realize.

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“Northern Oddities” V2 at Ivana Helsinki Concept Store (12/7/2012)

So last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the opening of an event that presented the photography of Ville Juurikkala with “Islander” and you can enjoy that narrative HERE. It was held at the Ivana Helsinki NYC Concept Shop and this is a store that focuses on and specializes in things that are Finnish in nature.

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PiercingKen Goes To The PDN Photoplus Expo 2012

Hey there my fellow photographically inclined maniacs. It was once again time for the PDN Photoplus Expo to take over the Javits Center and since this traditionally seems to follow the absolute chaos of the NY Comic Con that I cover on PiercingMetal (link HERE FYI); I like to attend and wander the exposition floor to relax a little and see what is coming out.

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Canon had a nice learning stage with lectures and demonstrations. From a bit of a distance I tried to snap shots of the model that they were using today.

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Clannad @ The Concert Hall at NY Society for Ethical Culture (10/2/2012)

I’ve mentioned my wanting to share the occasional “other” music review with the readers of my side blog because I do periodically get to see things that fall outside of my normal criteria as the PiercingMetal Master and Commander. You see, while I do tend to make room for Progressive Rock over on that site, there are sometimes cases where you see a performance that does not fit in at all with your standard theme. Despite this, the group still merits some thoughts and the sharing of any of the images that you snared.

Such would be the case with the Irish group Clannad whose music while never completely followed over the course of my life, has always managed to bring a smile whenever it was heard on the radio or when surfing around the Internet. The group actually is rather famous and when Skeleton Pete said he was going to the show, I decided to see about attending myself.

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The show would be held at The Concert Hall, located inside the NY Society for Ethical Culture and readers of my PiercingMetal.com site might recall how I have been to this space for the group Renaissance a few times already. I would actually be planning to see them here in a couple of weeks, but that is a story for another posting.

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