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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mexican lucha libre masks hit Paris runway!

I came across something that caught my eye this morning when I read Lucha libre masks were hitting the runway in Paris. In chic, white leather of course...

The masks were part of a French menswear fashion show for a Spring-Summer 2011 collection featuring retro, futuristic and kinky selection of skorts, and jumpsuits.

Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci was on top of his subversive S&M game with head-to-toe leopard print and skort-cum-lacey blouse looks given an en extra dose of perversion by vertebrae necklaces and the leather lucha libre masks.

I'm actually not that big of Lucha masks, but this might change my mind a little bit...

It's here! The 2010 New York City Latin Summer Events Guide!

Back in 2006 I searched for individual NY Latin alt events through the Village Voice and Time Out NY and usually didn't have much luck...Thank gosh for NYRemezcla for the NYC Latin Summer Events Guide (they've been publishing it since 2007!).

The official 2010 New York City Latin Summer Events Guide give you a great selection of the best Latin events New York City has to offer this year. Remezcla has filtered the bueno from the whatever in anything and everything Latino.

This year NYRemezcla.com and Latin Media & Entertainment Commission (LMEC) bring you even better festivals, fiestas, and films to catch from June to December. That’s seven months of non-stop awesomeness. Who needs sleep anyway?

You will be able to pick up the paper version of the guide by next week in various music and retail stores in Manhattan and Brooklyn. You can even download the online version right now!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Poema: Bailando en las Nubes

(Escucha el video y leer el poema)

bailando en las nubes
los ojos cerrados
una sonrisa tan feliz
el corazón abierto

con un empuje se cae
los ojos abiertos
rasgones en la cara
el corazón cerrado

nadie tiene la llave
nadie tiene la razón
nadie tiene el amor tan fuerte

las nubes salen
el sol se fue
la lluvia viene
la noche asume el control

déjela ir en paz...

Thurs, July 8: ¡Sólo Dame Indie Pop! w/ Los Punsetes, Ba

Solo Dame Indie Pop! and LAMC present...
The 2nd ever "Solo Dame Indie Pop! LAMC Party!"

This year with almost twice the fun!

Las Bandas:

Balun (Puerto Rico/NYC)

Kordan (Brooklyn)

Sweet Electra (Mexico)

Los Punsetes (Spain)

Guest DJ Amylulita (Nacotheque)

July 8 (Thursday) at Cameo Gallery
93 N. 6th St
Williamburg, Brooklyn, NY

(Doors at 7PM)



Friday, June 25, 2010

Poema: El Beso

Me besas muy suave
Me siento caliente

Me tocas tan suave
Me siento como fuego

Me miras en mis ojos
Me siento expuesto

Me digas cosas bonitas
Pero no te creo

Todavia estoy buscando el otro que fue
Todavia me estoy buscando

Dame tiempo para encontrar la verdad
Te dejo todo mi corazón en el futuro

Saturday, June 19, 2010

DIY Project: Vinyl Record Bookends

via treetrunkwise.blogspot.com
I was searching online looking for creative bookends and came upon recycled vinyl records. I found this how-to tutorial and thought I'd share it w/ you!

I'm gonna try making some this weekend:)

-Flat rectangular cake pan (wide enough to hold the width of the vinyl record)
-Boiling water in a kettle or saucepan for easy pouring.
-Flat, sturdy tool (this will vary a bit, but I found the PERFECT tool in a little 8"x8" bamboo cutting board. you want your tool to be wide enough to flatten the bottom of your bookend out and sturdy enough to apply some weight.)

1. Choose a record you don't mind never listening to again- actually you'll need two if you are making a set. For this tutorial I'll be using Sting: Dream of the Blue Turtles. Do not use a Sting album unless you have a duplicate (as I did), or unless it is scratched beyond playing. I just can't condone that kind of irresponsible wastefulness. I love Sting, what.

2. Decide which side of the record label you'd like to display on the outside of your bookend (favorite songs, cool artwork, etc)
3. Set the cake pan on a flat, sturdy surface like the kitchen counter or a dining table, and leave some room to one side to use as a clean work space.
4. Hold the record upright in the cake pan. Make sure the side of the record you want to be on the outside of the bookend is facing away from your tool. *If you are going to hold the record in your left hand while working with a tool in the right hand, the label should be to your left- facing away from the tool. Also, check to make sure the words or picture on the label are at the correct angle- Just because the label you're looking at on the front side of the record is right-side up, doesn't mean that's the case with the label on the other side!

5. While holding the record upright, slowly begin pouring boiling water over the bottom half of the record, filling the pan an inch or so. (Make sure the water is boiling.)

6. The record should begin to soften almost immediately. Gently press the record downward into the pan until the point where you'd like the crease to be- usually just below the label is enough. This way you have plenty underneath for holding books, but your whole label can show on the outside of the bookend.

7. When the bottom (wet side) of the record is very soft and floppy, immediately place it on your counter workspace, still holding the top part upright with the bottom part bent at a right angle on the table. Use your tool like a squeegee to flatten and smooth the bottom of the record and the crease to a good right angle with a flat surface. Work quickly, as the record will begin to harden again as soon as it's out of the boiling water.

8. Once the record has cooled, towel dry it completely and test it out with some books. If the angle or flatness needs correcting, repeat the process.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hawt Headpiece Designer! Frolain Hats from Puerto Rico

Behind the line Frolain Hats appears Blanca Viera; a talented design entrepreneur whose continued success will be driven by her innate, raw talent. After studying Visual Arts at the University of Sagrado Corazón in Puerto Rico, she has held positions as art director and stylist for fashion show productions featuring La Perla and renowned Puerto Rican designer Stella Nolasco.

She has since designed and produced garments and accessories for a number of theatrical productions, pop/rock music videos, red carpets for such events like the Latin Grammys and many more, earning recognition that prepared her for the 2004 launch of her own line of hats and headpieces.

Blanca has sold her designs widely and been featured in reputable fashion magazines including infashion PR, Infashion Rep. Dom,.and Cosmopolitan. Her big scale of headpieces and avant garde hats are featured in the 2009 Belgian film Meant to Be directed by Paul Breul.

The first Frolain Collection, comprised of 10 hand-finiched pieces, were presented at a fashion show in December 2008. Expect to show the world her ultra-chic new collection that will be presented in October '09 and this fall she presented a spring-summer 2010 collection.

Her latest obsession is TURBANS...perfecto for summer no (something like Carmen Miranda. Just fab!)??
Just take a look at some more of her designs below...

Fofe de Circo
Barquito de papel
Foto: Tristan Reyes
Sombrero y lazo: Frolain Hats



Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hawt Jewelry! Fetish bodywear&accesories from Mexico

I'm a huge fan of plastic jewelry from rings, earrings, necklaces, to bracelets. I used to love walking through the aisles of endless plastic materials at Industrial Plastics in Chinatown (which I always called International House of Plastics, haha). I love the different textures, colors, mirrors, and how the plastic can be cut into almost any design. So I'm very happy to have come upon today's find with Fetish bodywear&accessories designs from Mexico. They are playful, bold, chic, and plastic!

Fetish bodywear&accesories, is a concept created from a music and design fusion, believing that these two concepts go together. Bistueria and accessories in laser cutting, mostly in acrylic, high quality and modern design. Fetish bodywear & accesories is aimed at people who enjoy urban fashion, design and music in general. Fetish bodywear&accesories, es un concepto creado a partir de una fusión de diseño y música, creyendo que estos dos conceptos van de la mano. Bistueria y accesorios en corte láser, en su mayoría en acrílico, de gran calidad y diseño vanguardista. Fetish bodywear&accesories va dirigido a personas que gustan de la moda urbana, el diseño y la música en general.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

June 15: Weaving In & Out art opening tonight!

Weaving In & Out

Tapestry at 245 124th Street at 2nd Ave

June 15th at 6pm with taco truck and dj dres

Regular Hours
June 15th to August 30, 2010
Wednesday- Sataturday, 2 - 7pm

Grimanesa Amoros | Mequitta Ahuja | Blanka Amezkua | Isidro Blasco | Myritza Castillo | Carolina Caycedo | David Antonio Cruz | Helen Dennis | Alexis Duque | Eleni Kamma | Fabienne Lasserre | Cristobal Lehyt | Olek | Lina Puerta | Manny Vega | Carol Warner | Marela Zacarias

No Longer Empty is pleased to present Weaving In & Out, a collaborative exhibition in a new green development in East Harlem. The exhibit will take over the raw ground floor space of a residential property called Tapestry located at 245 East 124th St.

In keeping with No Longer Empty’s curatorial practice of site specificity, this exhibition explores the interactions between this particular space and its surrounding physical and cultural contexts. "Weaving" appears in the title as a metaphor for the interconnected artistic actions, and the intertwining of people, projects and ideas here.

Curated by Jodie Dinapoli, Ella Levitt, Manon Slomewith Trinidad Fombella from El Museo del Barrio.

The project is made possible by Jonathan Rose Companies.

The exhibition and accompanying programming were organized in collaboration with The Artist Pension Trust, Art for Change, El Museo del Barrio and The West Harlem Art Fund.

[IMMEDIATE RELEASE] Sat, July 17 LE ONE NIGHT STAND - Bastille Day Celebration!

Remember the multilingual dance pop party LE ONE NIGHT STAND? It was one of the very first parties I produced for two years (2005-2007). It was a smashing success and absolutely nothing like it in NYC!

I've missed these parties and well, Bastille Day is coming up this July soooo baby I brought LE ONE NIGHT STAND back for one night only on SATURDAY, JULY 17TH @ Beauty Bar Brooklyn! Can't wait. How bout you?



AMYLULITA presents
The return of
Bastille Day Celebration!!

French Freakbeat, Fuzz, Psych, Yé-Yé, Italo disco, French & German new wave, Spanish 80's, and French Rock n' Roll, Retro, Euro-Garage

Beauty Bar Brooklyn
921 Broadway (btwn Melrose St & Arion Pl)
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Le DJs:

Josh Styles (Smashed Blocked!)
Spinning all 45's of 60's French Freakbeat, fuzz dancers, psych, & ye-ye

Dzugo (Les Handclaps, Montreal)
Spinning French retro-disco-pop-yéyé'n'roll

Amylulita (Le One Night Stand/Nacotheque)
Spinning French & Italo disco, French & German new wave, Spanish 80's, and French Rock n' Roll

Maria Blueghost
Spinning French yé-yé, Spanish/French/Italian/Greek Retro 60s, and Euro-garage

Time: 10PM – 4AM
** 21+ w/ ID ** FREE

Train: J, M, Z to Myrtle Ave.

BROOKLYN, NY – On Sat, July 17th Amylulita presents a special Bastille Day celebration with her long lost lover - the multilingual, euro dance party LE ONE NIGHT STAND. at Beauty Bar Brooklyn. DJs Josh Styles (Smashed Blocked!), Dzugo (Les Handclaps, Montreal), Amylulita (Le One Night Stand/Nacotheque), and Maria Blueghost will be spinning an eclectic selection of French Freakbeat, Fuzz, Psych, Yé-Yé, Italo disco, French & German new wave, Spanish 80's, and French Rock n' Roll, Retro, and Euro-Garage. The party is FREE to enter all night so don’t miss it!

LE ONE NIGHT STAND parties were an extraordinary experience in 2005 – 2007 where producers Amylu Meneses, Andy Shaw, Sheila B, and Melody Nelson introduced NYC to the best pop and rock n' roll sung in foreign languages ranging from europop, electropop, eighties, nu wave italo disco, yé-yé, bubblegum, sixties, jpop, and swedish pop. LONS had the privilege to work with; Saint Etiene, Puffy Amiyumi, Bob Stanley, Nouvelle Vague, Timo Ellis (Cibo Matto), Nous Non Plus, Les Handclaps, and many more. www.myspace.com/leonenightstand

Monday, June 14, 2010

Buzzing for Persephone's Bees Highline Ballroom Show Thurs, June 17th!

Persephone's Bees is an Oakland-based rock/pop group who caught my ears back in 2006 w/ the songs "Nice Day" and "City of Love".

I fell in love w/ their look and sound, but to this day haven't had a chance to see them live! On Thurs, June 17th they are performing at Highline Ballroom and I can't wait!

Something else about this band that gets my heart thumping is that the singer; Angelina Moysov also sings in Russian (she grew up in Pyatigorsk, Russia and immigrated to America in 1993) - "Muzika Dlya Fil'ma", "Little Boxes", and "Nostalgia".

Some songs have gained popularity through TV shows and commercials; "City Of Love" was in the film Bewitched, "Nice Day" is used in a Hilton Hotels TV commercial for the Hilton Hotels and the Nancy Drew movie, and Angelina's vocal was used in the opening titles soundtrack of the Showtime show Weeds.

Watch the two music videos below and you'll notice that they both go hand in hand to form a short story. loves it!


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hawt jewelry designer Ceciliana Biaggi...Skulls, Hearts, Snakes, and more.

Jewelry Designer
San Juan, Puerto Rico


I'm a big fan of music, art, shoes, clothes, and jewelry asi que I'm gonna start blogging about more than just music!

First jewelry blog post is: Ceciliana Biaggi a designer from Puerto Rico; her pieces are all hand made in silver and gold. She likes to mix it up with different materials like precious stones, crystals, plastic and antiques that she finds in flea markets. She also likes to recycle stuff and make things more contemporary with vintage accents. And most importantly all her pieces are unique.

I wanna marry Pee-Wee Herman!! Broadway tickets on SALE NOW!!

I love Pee-Wee Herman so much I wanna marry him!! Not really, but I really, really, really love him and his show. I grew up watching the TV show and all the movies (over and over and over).

I am happy to admit I dressed up as Pee-Wee for Halloween in middle school (Barbie princess wasn't my steeze), I own a life size Pee-Wee cardboard cut-out, and will proudly dance to The Champs song "Tequila" in platform shoes!

Needless to say I am super excited for his show to come back to life this coming October 2010 in NYC on Broadway! Supposedly there's only 6 weeks of performances!?!?

Quoted from the web: "PEE-WEE HERMAN is an American icon. His groundbreaking Saturday morning television show and hyperkinetic, bow-tied persona shaped a generation. Now, at long last, Pee-wee’s starring ON BROADWAY in a LIVE extravaganza!

Big, bold and uniquely fabulous, THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW is a stage play with music that reunites Pee-wee (the one-and-only PAUL REUBENS) with the beloved Playhouse gang – Miss Yvonne, Mailman Mike, Cowboy Curtis, Jambi the Genie, Pterri, Conky, Chairry and many more! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Pee-wee’s Playhouse come to wacky, unpredictable life!

Get ready to be amazed, scream real loud and laugh even louder at THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW at Broadway’s Stephen Sondheim Theatre. It’s so good, you’ll want to marry it!"

Did you know the Pee-Wee Playhouse song is sung by Cyndi Lauper?? Yup:)

Loving this...Freak - "Dia Perfecto" (mixed by SubUrban)

Dia Perfecto (SUBRBAN goes nasty Remix) by SubUrban


SubUrban are two DJs; Rico and Nic from D.F. who mix up the dance floor w/ the sounds of salsa, cumbia, merengue, and latin rhythms, electro PUERCO, rock and funk.

Monday, June 7, 2010

June 12th! Rockabilly Birthday Party!!

This year I'll be celebrating my birthday extra special stylee at Rockabilly Psychosis.

I will be guest DJing; spinning a great selection of 50's & 60's rock n' roll & rockabilly in Español and English! Download my Pinche Pompadours DJ mix HERE

Pinche Pompadours DJ mix by Amylulita - 50/60 Rock n' Roll & Rockabilly (Spanish & English) by Amylulita

:::Rebel Angel Productions Presents:::

NYC's only LIVE ROCKABILLY Monthly party!

~~Celebrating Amylulita's birthday!~~

All night dancing and drinkin' to LIVE BANDS & DJs spinning
Rockabilly, Psychobilly, 50's & 60's Rock n' Roll, Northern Soul, and
Cheap Thrills!

Live performances by:



Gas Money

Johnny Love and Speed

Special Guest DJs and Dancers!
Laura Rebel Angel (Psychobilly Luau) spinning Psychobillly Singles,
Rockabilly Madness and Garage Grind!

The Dutchman (Dead City) Spinning Northern Soul, R&B classics and Cheap Thrills!

DJ Amylulita (Nacotheque) spinning 50's & 60's rock n' roll &
rockabilly in Spanish and English!

Date: Saturday June 12th 2010
Time: 9:00pm - 4:00am
Tickets: $10.00
Reduced $5.00 admission after the bands!

Age: 21 and over please.
Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-4586

L TRAIN-Bedford Ave stop. Once you exit the train walk three blocks
West (towards the River) along North 6th St. Public Assembly is on the
left-hand side of the street. For door to door directions, please map
your route on Hop Stop

Visit http://www.RebelAngelProductions.com/ for all upcoming shows!

http://www.nacotheque.com / http://www.amylulita.blogspot.com