Last modified March 25, 2019 at 2:01 pm
Is it punk to create a documentary series about punk? Or is that the antithesis of the spirit itself? While watching the new docu-series Punk on the Epix network, I found myself asking these questions. Was I no longer a happy nonconformist if I actually liked this series? Does punk endure, or are some of […]
Posted February 1, 2016 at 5:05 am
Rock is dead? That’s the question posed on the Bowery as of this week. Fitting placement for this banner, no doubt a billboard for the John Varvatos store. Indeed, the ambiguous advert hangs from the facade of 315 Bowery, formerly the home of CBGB and CBGB Gallery (now a Patagonia surf shop). The upscale men’s boutique […]
Posted February 5, 2014 at 10:26 am
The Tedeschi Trucks Band was in town last week, and participated in the John Varvatos live performance series at 315 Bowery. Yes, yes, the former CBGB. The show was Friday evening, and neighborhood documentarian Clayton Patterson was there. Some of his pictures are reprinted below. The jam band amalgamation formed in 2010, and is comprised […]
Posted January 13, 2014 at 10:09 am
We were never ardent KISS fans, but the sight of the rock stars joining John Varvatos for his Spring 2014 collection just doesn’t sit right. And, what’s more, the washed up brand ambassadors performed the hallowed CBGB space Varvatos calls home. Ordinarily it shouldn’t be a problem, though. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley stop at […]
Posted December 3, 2013 at 11:00 am
Toronto is next on the list (behind Las Vegas) to receive the John Varvatos retail interpretation of the Bowery. Version 2.0, that is. The fashion guru lifted the veil on his latest downtown-inspired concept store a couple weeks ago in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. It’s the first ex-US store for Varvatos, who told the Toronto Star that the city was […]
Posted July 11, 2013 at 6:30 am
Willie Nelson is celebrating his 80th year on the road of life with style. And with his sons in tow.
Posted April 10, 2013 at 10:20 am
John Varvatos is amidst a serious media frenzy for his cherished Bowery location. This is the store’s fifth year in existence, and there’s a bunch happening for the brand.
Posted April 3, 2013 at 11:30 am
He is the Passenger, and he rides through the city’s backsides…in the John Varvatos “limited edition” Chrysler 300c.
Posted January 28, 2013 at 10:19 am
Calling all mods! This year’s Record Store Day is going to be extra special, as the Modfather, Paul Weller, has something cool for the loyal collectors out there.