Friday, May 20, 2011

Tweet of the Day

"Just in case the world ends - i fucking love you"

-Kerli Tweets

Dr. John, Patti LaBelle honored at Caron gala

Caron Drug & Alcohol Treatment Centers is one of the oldest, largest single-site treatment facilities in the country, so we were absolutely humbled to be invited to their annual gala at Cipriani Wednesday!

The event focused on raising money for scholarships to Caron, while also honoring several musicians for their contributions to the cause.

"A lot of musicians are alcoholics and addicts," said Dr. John, during a recognition speech.

"I'm one."

Patti LaBelle also spoke at the ceremony, being honored with the Caron Creative Artist’s Award for her philanthropic spirit.

Here's our goodie bag to you - Dr. John performing "Mess Around" at the end of the ceremony.

Great night!

[Photos via Patrick McMullan]

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Quote of the Day

"I'm a rapper. That's who I am, Miss Katie. And I am a gangsta. And I do what I want."

-Lil Wayne tells Katie Couric

Lower East Side CO-OP recruits Betsey Johnson, Michael Stipe

Betsey Johnson and Michael Stipe might not be the first names that come to mind when you hear the word CO-OP, but Guerrilla Culinary Brigade's Alan Philips and Jason Apfelbaum are trying to change that.

The restaurateurs launched "CO-OP Food and Drink" in the former Thor space on the Lower East Side Wednesday, attracting tons of A-listers like Johnson, Stipe, Debbie Harry, Chloe and Paul Sevigny, Jill and Bobby Zarin, Michael Musto, Natasha Lyonne, Waris Ahluwalia and Top Hooper.

Check out some of our favorite photos from the night, above.

The Maine bestow rock wisdom upon Ft. Lauderdale

Arizona pop-rockers The Maine brought a sense of charm and sensibility to Ft. Lauderdale’s Revolution Wednesday night, offering up life lessons to the teens and twenty-somethings in the crowd.

"Life is very precious," singer John O'Callaghan said.

"Graduate from school, and please, somebody in this room become president."

The rockers, now in their 4th year together, seemed to be tighter than ever during the show, belting tracks from 2010’s Black and White ("Listen to your heart," "Don’t Stop Now"), a slowed-down "Everything I Ask For," and a few unreleased tracks.

Guitarist Jared Monaco even threw in a guitar solo from Def Leppard's "Pour Some Sugar On Me!"

Thanks for the memories!

[By Courtney Atias]

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tweet of the Day

"I just waved at a sink for a good five minutes thinking it had motion sensors. It didn't. I'd never last in a third world country."

-Chris Colfer Tweets

Win tickets to see Owl City!

Owl City has had us entranced us since the 2009 release of their ultra-magnetic "Fireflies," so we are beyond-words excited to announce that we'll be giving away tickets to their June 23 show at Roseland Ballroom!

To enter to win, follow Poison Ivy on Twitter and fill in this form.

See you there!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I SPY NY: Matthew Morrison, Padma Lakshmi, and more

I spy in NY...

Matthew Morrison performing at VH1 Save The Music Foundation's "Songwriter Music Series" at the Hard Rock Times Square Monday (top photo), Padma Lakshmi attempting to hail a cab in the rain after lunch at Gramercy Tavern Monday (middle), Ethan Hawke and Liev Schreiber having a broment at the 56th annual Village Voice Obie Awards at Webster Hall Monday (bottom), The Pink Agenda taking over the Angel Orensanz Foundation in the Lower East Side for their annual gala Thursday, Anna Wintour and Carolina Herrera chatting at the 2011 American Ballet Theatre Spring Gala Monday, The Deftones and Dillinger Escape Plan rocking Best Buy Theater Friday, Food Network's Alex Guarnaschelli serving ricotta crostinis at the Wellness in the Schools benefit at Tribeca Rooftop Monday, AD Projects exhibiting "Wonderpuss Octopus" at their "Superdark" series launch at 200 Avenue A Wednesday, and Reggie Watts doing a surprise show at the Ace Hotel with Matthew Hemerlein Sunday evening.

Monday, May 16, 2011

See Dan Deacon and Hesta Prynn at the American Museum of Natural History!

Poison Ivy is a huge fan of the American Museum of Natural History's One Step Beyond series, and we are thrilled to announce our next sweepstakes: a pair of tickets to see Dan Deacon and Hesta Prynn at OSB this Friday, May 20!

To enter, follow Poison Ivy on Twitter and fill out this form.

Good luck!

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