Posts made in March 2018

SLO BREW LOFTS

SLO BREW ANNOUNCES NEW CITY-CENTRAL ACCOMMODATIONS IN DOWNTOWN SAN LUIS OBISPO

The SLO Brew Lofts Poised to Become SLO’s Most Coveted Address

Destined to become downtown San Luis Obispo’s most sought-after accommodations, SLO Brew Lofts will radiate a cool, contemporary vibe and are perfect for any type of getaway or celebration.

Located at the heart of Downtown San Luis Obispo, SLO Brew Lofts are perched above the new SLO Brew on the second floor with their own private entrance. Each loft overlooks the lively downtown scene, featuring views of the bustling and historic Higuera Street, the famous Farmer’s Market and the picturesque San Luis Obispo Creek. SLO Brew Lofts enjoy a city-central location and a happy proximity to dozens of walking-distance restaurants, shops and pubs, putting guests in the middle of all the action.

The spacious SLO Brew Lofts will feature one, two or three bedrooms complete with kitchens, dining areas and living rooms with fireplaces. The tastefully furnished spaces are intended to be inspiring to their guests and provide a sense of chic, authentic comfort.

The SLO Brew Lofts are designed with clean lines, exposed brick walls and solid reclaimed Douglas fir floors throughout, creating spaces that project a modern urban aesthetic. To provide comfort with a sense of sophistication, “The Lofts” are furnished with custom designed, renewably-sourced hardwood furniture, with each loft featuring a different color story centered around large hand woven rugs in either neutral, blue/green, warm earth tones or green-tinged hues.  Every bedroom has either a California King or Queen bed, some with contemporary four posters, and all covered in white duvets with accent pillows and throws that echo the theme color.  The three-bedroom lofts each have spacious private balconies with outdoor seating for four with views of the historic Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.

In addition, each loft has its own kitchen and dining area, including high-end appliances and a dining table. Three-bedroom lofts also have seating for four at a countertop bar, and all kitchens have Moroccan patchwork pattern backsplashes and solid wood cabinetry that matches the custom hardwood furniture.  All SLO Brew Lofts guests also have access to room service, available from the SLO Brew restaurant below.

In the center of SLO Brew Lofts is a hidden space, dubbed the Carissa Club, accessed through a disguised, speakeasy-style bookcase. With its oversized “live edge” solid plank table, it lends itself equally to family gatherings, casual entertaining or for private meetings. The Carissa Club has its own private fireplace as well as a bar with SLO Brew beer on tap. Here, guests can make arrangements with the brewery for special tastings or dinners.

Another highlight of the SLO Brew Lofts is the large, 700 square foot private rooftop deck, overlooking San Luis Obispo Creek and the nearby Mission. Featuring a variety of seating options and multiple fire pits, the deck is available to the occupants of one of the three-bedroom lofts.  All five lofts, including The Carissa Club, may be reserved individually, in their entirety or in any combination.

“We wanted our guests to have the feeling that they were in their own well-appointed apartment,” explained Rod Cegelski, co-owner.  “Whether they are traveling as a couple, with a group of friends or family, or on a business trip, SLO Brew Lofts are designed to make everyone feel at home.”

With the intention of setting a new standard for modern accommodations, SLO Brew Lofts air a lively, upbeat atmosphere matched only by the SLO Brew downstairs and Downtown San Luis Obispo outside. Perfect for small get-togethers, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, business gatherings or any type of celebration, SLO Brew Lofts are a place to take in and celebrate life’s important moments.

The interiors of “The Lofts”, as well as SLO Brew and the new brewing facility SLO Brew Rock, were all designed by Celadon House.   Based in San Luis Obispo, Celadon House will be available to work with our guests who would like more information about the design and process of the projects. Accommodations at SLO Brew Lofts can be reserved through the SLO Brew website or VRBO.com.

About SLO Brew

Since 1988, SLO Brew has been an integral part of the San Luis Obispo community, brewing award-winning craft beers, and regularly featuring live performances from local, national and internationally recognized artists. The restaurant, bar and intimate venue has made SLO Brew a popular hub for residents, music and beer lovers alike.  SLO Brew plans to continue to evolve as one of the major destinations for food, great craft beer, and music in the state, offering a unique and authentic atmosphere for their guests to enjoy.

About SLO Brew Rock

Scheduled to open in early 2016, SLO Brew Rock, is the SLO Brew’s new brew facility with over 10,000 square feet of floor space that will feature a tasting room, beer garden, and event space.  Located off Broad Street near the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, this new brewery will expand SLO Brew’s production capacity. Featuring a 35-barrel brewing system with a goal of producing 2,500 to 3,000 barrels by the end of 2016, and 5,000 barrels the year after, SLOBrew plans to increase distribution of some of the most popular brews.

SLO BREW LOFTS

SLO BREW LOFTS TO OPEN LABOR DAY WEEKEND

San Luis Obispo’s Most Coveted Lodging Provides One-, Two- and Three-Bedroom Options

Downtown San Luis Obispo’s newest contemporary accommodations are now taking reservations for its five furnished suites, with availability beginning Labor Day Weekend.

Setting a new standard for modern accommodations, SLO Brew Lofts air a lively, upbeat atmosphere that is perfect for small get-togethers, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, business gatherings or any type of celebration. Because of The Lofts’ downtown location, directly above the SLO Brew gastropub and music venue, The Lofts are great for accommodating groups of concert-goers and craft beer enthusiasts on “Beercations”.

SLO Brew Lofts radiate a cool, urban vibe.  They feature one, two or three bedrooms, and feature fully outfitted kitchens, dining areas and living rooms. Designed to provide its guests a sense of chic, authentic comfort, SLO Brew Lofts are located at the heart of Downtown, perched on the second story above the new SLO Brew. Overlooking the lively downtown scene, SLO Brew Lofts enjoy a city-central location and a happy proximity to dozens of walking-distance restaurants, shops and pubs, putting guests in the middle of all the action.

SLO Brew Lofts offers the following accommodation options:

The Castaway Suite

Sitting comfortably above SLO Brew, the one-bedroom “Castaway” loft features a contemporary four poster king bed, a large flat screen television, a kitchen and a seating area with exposed brick walls and wood floors.  Designed with a modern, urban aesthetic, the one-bedroom loft is fully furnished with custom renewably-sourced hardwood furniture centered around a large, hand-woven rug.

The Gypsy Suite and the Vagabond Suite

Each of the two-bedroom lofts features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining area and a living room with a fireplace and a large flat screen television. With a sense of comfort and sophistication in mind, the space is designed with exposed brick walls, solid reclaimed Douglas fir floors throughout, and furnished with custom designed, renewably-sourced hardwood furniture. The bedrooms are outfitted with queen beds and the kitchen features high-end appliances and a Moroccan tile backsplash with solid wood cabinetry. Both the Gypsy and Vagabond Suits overlook San Luis Obispo’s iconic bubblegum alley and are the only rooms to overlook the famous Higuera Farmer’s Market.

The Voyager Suite and the Drifter Suite

The tasteful and inspiring three-bedroom units feature fully furnished spaces with custom-designed, renewably-sourced hardwood furniture. The Voyager and Drifter Suites radiate a contemporary urban vibe with its exposed brick walls and solid wood floors. Each unit is outfitted with one king and two queen beds. The three-bedroom loft includes two bathrooms, a fully outfitted kitchen with a Moroccan tile backsplash and high-end appliances, a dining area, a countertop bar with seating for four and living room with a fireplace and a large flat screen television. Each three-bedroom suites has its own private patio that overlooks the SLO Brew beer garden as well as the San Luis Obispo Creek and the nearby Mission De Tolosa.

The Voyager Suite has exclusive access to a private, 700 square foot rooftop deck, featuring spectacular views of the bustling and historic downtown district. With a variety of seating options and multiple fire pits, the deck is available exclusively to the occupants of this three-bedroom loft.

The Carissa Club

At the center of SLO Brew Lofts is the Carissa Club, a modern and flexible gathering space accessed through a pair of French doors. Inside, the boardroom features an oversized and solid live-edge plank table, lending itself equally to family gatherings, casual entertaining or for private meetings. The Carissa Club has its own private fireplace as well as a bar with SLO Brew beer on tap. Perfect for small meetings or private parties, guests can make arrangements with the brewery for special tastings or dinners.

The interiors of The Lofts, as well as SLO Brew and the new brewing facility SLO Brew Rock, were all designed by Celadon House. Accommodations at SLO Brew Lofts can be reserved through the SLO Brew website or by emailing Lofts@slobrewingco.com.

About SLO Brew

Since 1988, SLO Brew has been an integral part of San Luis Obispo’s cultural scene, brewing award-winning craft beers and regularly featuring performances from both local and internationally recognized artists. Today, SLO Brew is composed of three venues, The Brew, The Rock and The Lofts, giving the community more options for entertainment, accommodations, eating, drinking and hanging out. While The Brew will maintain its local spirit by serving up gastropub fare and intimate shows, The Rock offers expanded brewing and canning capacities as well as a tasting room, beer garden, restaurant and a concert and event space. The Lofts feature contemporary one-, two-and three-bedroom suites perched directly above The Brew.  Together, the three venues offer a complete experience that’s perfect for any type of night out or celebration.

SLO BREW × EXPANSION

SLO BREW ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR MOVE AND EXPANSION

Popular Pub Will Maintain Authentic Spirit and Atmosphere After Relocation

After 27 memorable years in Downtown San Luis Obispo, SLO Brewing Company is happy to announce the expansion and relocation of its popular restaurant, bar and concert venue to a new space on Higuera Street this December.

Over the years, SLO Brew has become an iconic cultural and musical hot spot that features local and world famous bands and performers. The venue offers an intimate and authentic live music experience where fans are able to get up close to their favorite artists while enjoying SLO Brew’s award-winning craft beers. Together, all these elements create an atmosphere of good vibes, fun and accessibility that keep their following coming back.

The new SLO Brew is slated to open in December at 736 Higuera Street, just a few hundred feet away from the original Garden Street location and still in the heart of downtown San Luis Obispo. Located in the historic Carissa Building, the new space will feature new elements, including a wood-fired pizza oven, an outdoor, creek-side dining patio with fire pits, and four all-suite lofts designed with a modern urban aesthetic on the upper floor. The restaurant, bar, brewing tanks and “kettles”, and the concert stage will share the 6,500-square-foot first floor, while the Whiskey Lounge will overlook the main floor from the mezzanine, complete with reserved seating, bottle service and a private bar.

Destined to become downtown San Luis Obispo’s most coveted accommodations, the SLO Brew Lofts are spacious two-and three-bedroom self-contained units, complete with kitchens, dining areas and living rooms with fireplaces.  While located above The Brew, on the second floor, they will have a separate entrance and can be reserved through the SLO Brew website or VRBO.com.  The heart of The Lofts is the Carissa Club, featuring a gourmet kitchen, lounge area, fireplace and billiard table, as well as a meeting space, and a large private roof top deck overlooking picturesque San Luis Obispo Creek and the nearby Mission.  The Carissa Club is reserved separately.

SLO Brew co-owner Hamish Marshall is adamant that the quality of the musical performances will continue to be top-shelf when the doors open at the upgraded SLO Brew building and that the dance floor will remain.

“The upgraded SLO Brew will keep the local spirit it’s always had,” said Marshall. “The concert experience will still be intimate, but we will now be able to offer more dining options, an enhanced sound system and innovative design elements, along with fresh brews and pub-favorite food pairings.”

In addition to the SLO Brew move, SLO Brewing Co. is also constructing a second site, to be known as The Rock. Located off Broad Street, near the airport, this new brew facility will expand their production capacity, and will feature a tasting room, restaurant, and event space.   Already on tap at over 30 local restaurants and bars in San Luis Obispo County, SLO Brew has plans to ramp up beer production and their commercial distribution.  The Rock is scheduled to open early in 2016.

About SLO Brew

Since 1988, SLO Brew has been a vital part of the San Luis Obispo community, regularly featuring live performances from local, national and internationally recognized artists, alongside their award-winning craft beers. The restaurant, bar and intimate music venue has made SLO Brew a popular cultural hub for residents, music and beer lovers alike. SLO Brew plans to continue to evolve as one of the major destinations for music, food and great craft beer in the state, offering a unique and authentic atmosphere for their guests to enjoy.

SmartDate Glasses

SMARTBUYGLASSES LAUNCHES ‘SMARTDATE’ GLASSES
SmartBuyGlasses.com reveals innovative technology to help find love in real-time

2018 is the year that man sent a roadster cruising into space, complete with (a tin) driver and safety belt. It’s also the year we finally created the coveted real-time translation Babel-fish earbuds from the beloved Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Science fiction no longer signifies fantasy. It would seem that nothing is too big too or brave to achieve anymore. And here at SmartBuyGlasses, we would have to agree. We have a 2018 tech revolution of our own that is set to change the way you see the world.

We are delighted to introduce the world’s very first pair of “SmartDate Glasses”. They are set to revolutionise the dating game. Tired of trawling through eHarmony requests? Getting thumb cramp from constantly swiping left? Well we have the answer to that!

With our brand new pair of SmartDate Glasses, SmartBuyGlasses has once again seamlessly blended contemporary style with consumer demand. Want to look cute on your way to work today, and find a date for dinner tonight? No problem! Your SmartDate Glasses let you swipe left or right on people in real time.

That’s right. The guy sitting opposite you on the tube? The pretty girl serving you your coffee? Throw on your SmartDate Glasses and you can let them know you’re interested. It’s an amazing innovation that is already sweeping China and the rest of Asia Pacific by storm.

The way it works? Look through your SmartDate Glasses lens and (similar to the technology used in Google Glass) you will see their available social media networks and any information they have listed on them. (ie. their age, their relationship status, where they went to university). You can then contact them directly through their social media and let them know who you are, where you saw them through your SmartDate Glasses, and that you’re oh-so-interested. In fact it is through the use of very similar technology to that of Google Glass, that SmartBuyGlasses is able to launch this new smart tech product.

SmartBuyGlasses is part of the Motion Global group, who also own VisionDirect, among others. We are one of the world’s largest designer eyewear e-commerce companies, with operations across Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. We currently operate in over 30 countries & 15 languages worldwide, and our website offers over 80,000 products from a range of 180 different brands. Our mission statement is to provide high quality designer eyewear at affordable prices.

Having been in the eyewear industry for over a decade we were inspired to create the SmartDate Glasses in response to peoples need to truly connect. In a time of increased digital connectivity, more people are finding it difficult to establish physical relationships. The stigma still attached to dating apps means that many miss out on the chance of love. We saw a way to help. As glasses are fast becoming permanent style accessories, we thought why not combine the two in order to facilitate a situation where glasses weren’t just your fashion accessory but also your tool to connect and find happiness? Welcome to the optical future. We’ve been waiting for you.

Watch a YouTube video here.

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About SmartBuyGlasses:
Since 2006, SmartBuyGlasses has been dedicated to offering our customers the world’s largest range of designer eyewear. With operations in over 30 countries, the optical group is committed to delivering on price and quality, and upholding the high standards of the world’s best known designer eyewear brands.
We are invested in helping our customers express their individuality. We want you to find what you love.

Pilgrimage Festival x Buy Passes NOW

“Pilgrimage Music Festival, held just south of Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee, established itself as a festival to watch.” – Rolling Stone

 

“The festival favors rock, country, gospel, pop, Americana and the intersection of all of the above, and the rest of the roster reflects this.” – Billboard

 

“While the growing number of music festivals across the country continue to pump out similar-looking lineup posters, genre-focused events like Pilgrimage will most likely see plenty of both pop and country music-loving attendees walk through its gates come September.” – AXS

 

Passes for the fourth annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival in Franklin, TN September 22 and 23, 2018 are now on sale. Pilgrimage announced their lineup earlier this week that will entice music lovers to #MakeThePilgrimage to The Park at Harlinsdale for two unforgettable days of music, art and culture set against the natural amphitheaters with memorable performances by Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Lionel Richie, Hozier, Brandi Carlile and more in an intimate setting. The full 2018 lineup includes:

Jack White * Chris Stapleton * Lionel Richie

Hozier * Brandi Carlile * Counting Crows

Amos Lee * Bleachers * Lord Huron * Dawes

Maggie Rogers * Elle King * Mat Kearney

Valerie June * The Struts * Jade Bird * Kevin Griffin * Keb’ Mo’

The White Buffalo * Pete Yorn * The Record Company

Caitlyn Smith * John Moreland * The Infamous Stringdusters

Tall Heights * Tyminski * Aaron Lee Tasjan * Jillian Jacqueline

Low Cut Connie * Donovan Woods * Courtney Marie Andrews

Rebirth Brass Band * Wild Rivers * Joshua Hedley * Caroline Rose

Robert Finley * Devon Gilfillian *Whitney Rose * Lilly Hiatt

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers * AHI * Liz Longley * Hannah Dasher

Josh Martin * Bishop Gunn * Ralph’s World + Friends * Siama’s Congo Roots * 123 Andrés

Mister G * Cajun Mike * Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers + more

 

PRESS HERE to watch Artist Announce Video

 

Experience why Rolling Stone called Pilgrimage “a festival to watch” and “one of the South’s premier festivals” by The Tennessean with a 2-Day Pilgrimage pass ($185) OR 2-Day VIP Village pass ($975) as well as on-site parking passes for $60 while limited supplies last. The VIP Village is presented in partnership with Strategic Hospitality of Nashville. Want to bring the kids? No problem! Pilgrimage has something for everyone and children 10 and under get in FREE when accompanied by an adult Pilgrimage Pass. To purchase your passes, please visit www.pilgrimagefestival.com/tickets.

 

This year the festival unveiled an exclusive new experience called The Grand Champion Experience with Blackberry Farm– a heralded culinary, event and hotel venue in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The Grand Champion pass includes all the amenities provided in the VIP Village Experience, plus even more exclusive access to live performances, with Blackberry Farm culinary & beverage delights at the Festival, and a private Friday night banquet.

 

This year Pilgrimage will also feature a Made South Maker Village with over 60 local and regional craft vendors and Bell’s Brewery Craft Beer Hall with televised SEC and NFL football games. You can also experience the Millville, TN Market as well as the Farm to Turntable food truck park featuring 18 local food trucks including bars and shaded center court. Between sets, celebrate the musical heritage of the Deep South with the Americana Music Triangle Experience.  And everything is conveniently located to historic downtown Franklin, TN at The Park at Harlinsdale! Festival-goers can plan their trip to Franklin as well as get more information and lodging suggestions at visitfranklin.com.

 

Pilgrimage would also like to welcome the following brand partners to the Pilgrimage family this year which include Bell’s Brewery, ASCAP, Citibank, Deep South Studios, The Frye Company, George Dickel, Kirkland’s, Maui Jim, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Visit Franklin as well as the Americana Music Triangle Experience partners (Visit Franklin, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, State of Tennessee Tourism Development, Alabama Tourism Department, Florence Lauderdale Tourism, Ryman Auditorium, Tunica Convention & Visitors Bureau, State of Arkansas, New Orleans Jazz Museum, and the Country Music Hall of Fame).

 

A very special thanks to the community partners including Americana Music Triangle, Heritage Foundation, Friends of Franklin Parks, MusiCares®, City of Franklin, Visit Franklin and Williamson Chamber of Commerce.

 

The festival continues to drive tourism dollars to Williamson County and the Pilgrimage Foundation, the festival’s non-profit arm, will donate a portion of each ticket sale to benefit the City of Franklin and Friends of Franklin Parks. In addition, a portion of ticket sales will also benefit MusiCares, a nonprofit organization that was established by the Recording Academy™ to provide a wide range of emergency financial assistance and addiction recovery resources to members of the music community.

 

 
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Easter Brunch by Chef Antonio Mellino

Forte dei Marmi welcomes guests on Sunday, April 1st for an Easter Sunday brunch by Two Michelin Star Chef Antonio Mellino.

 

The holiday feast features an $85 pre-fixe menu and a $30 pre-fixe children’s menu.

 

For reservations:

reservations@fdmmiami.com or 786.276.3095.

 

 

 

My Name Is Mars x Capital Cities

As March draws to a close, Capital Cities return with a single that takes the point of view of the Roman god the month was named for. Released today by Lazy Hooks/Capitol Records, “My Name Is Mars” blends an operatic chant with funky beats and a vocal appearance by Los Angeles-based rapper Sacha. The track is available for download and streaming HERE.

 

While making no apologies for his violent nature, the god of war exhibits an unexpected sense of humor with lyrics like: “Bulletproof vest, I’m well-dressed/I start the car and I start a war/I throw my spear sincerely/You come near, you pay dearly. »

 

Image remixes for the “My Name is Mars” lyric video, which can be seen HERE, were provided by the PicsArt global community. PicsArt is the world’s largest photo editing and sharing platform with a community of 100 million+ monthly active users and influencers. Learn more or download the app.

 

Hovhannes Avoyan, CEO and Founder of PicsArt, says, “We’re excited to announce our first-ever lyric video collaboration with Capitol Records and Capital Cities. We asked the PicsArt community to create god and galaxy-themed edits inspired by the lyrics of Capital Cities’ new track, ‘My Name is Mars.’ What we received was truly amazing – over 2,000 submissions and 200+ images were chosen for the video. PicsArt enables collaborative and entertaining fan engagement from any mobile device. It’s a brand new way to drive awesome content creation like that produced for Capital Cities. »

 

Capital Cities will bring their dazzling show to such summer festivals as SandJam and Arroyo Seco. See below for itinerary. Founded and fronted by Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant, the band offers a bright and groove-heavy take on alt-pop, drawing their infectious energy from the endless juxtapositions within each song: genre-bending production meets indelible melody, high-concept artistry meets classic pop sensibility, clever lyricism meets raw emotion.

 

The L.A.-based band first unveiled that aesthetic with the breakout hit “Safe and Sound,” which went multi-Platinum around the world, topped Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart and entered the Top 10 of the Hot 100. It has sold more than 12 million adjusted tracks globally. The “Safe and Sound” video won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Visual Effects and was nominated for a GRAMMY. Cumulative streams of Capital Cities’ songs now surpass 1.2 billion while video views exceed 420 million globally. The band’s 2013 debut album, In A Tidal Wave Of Mystery, has sold 1.7 million adjusted albums worldwide.

 

Capital Cities – U.S. Tour Dates

4/26 – Panama City Beach, FL @. SandJam

6/6 – Del Mar, CA @ Del Mar Fairgrounds

6/23-6/24 – Pasadena, CA @ Arroyo Seco Weekend

 

About PicsArt:

PicsArt is the world’s largest photo editing and sharing platform with a community of 100 million+ monthly active users and influencers. PicsArt users create and share over 850 million images every month. PicsArt has built one of the largest open-source collections of content in the world, where users can make content free-to-edit giving others the ability to use that content in their creations. With more than 500 million installs, PicsArt spans the globe, is available in 30 languages and is free on iOS, Android and Windows devices. PicsArt is backed by world class investors including Sequoia Capital, DCM Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, and Siguler Guff and Company.

 

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NEW CITY x GETTING CLOSER

Today, Genre-blending Toronto-based trio NEW CITY release a brand new single, “Getting Closer,” along with its lyric video: WATCH HERE. This the band’s first release since signing with Mosely Music Group/Capitol Records.

 

This release follows the exciting news that the band will make their U.S. live debut with a School Night show at Bardot in Los Angeles on April 9. 

 

“Getting Closer” comes at a crucial time for NEW CITY in their evolution, reflecting on where they came from and looking towards where they are headed. A declaration of empowerment for the band and anyone else working towards their dreams. « It’s about breaking yourself down and putting everything on the table, but still feeling lost,” lead-singer Adrian Mitchell explains about the new song, “It reflects the ways we’ve found ourselves as a band and can talk about bigger topics. At first, we wrote about the things we wanted and desired, but now our writing is starting to reflect what our purpose actually is and what we’re looking for in the future. “The track was written and co-produced by the band themselves, alongside longtime collaborator, Fede Vindver, who produced “Dirty Secrets” and co-produced “Coachella.”

 

Just last year, NEW CITY released their first-ever song, « Coachella,” a summertime anthem about the Indio, California music festival. The track has since amassed almost two million streams, with Clash magazine declaring it a “perfect pop confection.” The music video for the track, sees the band channeling party atmosphere of the desert festival – despite never having been. The follow-up, deep house-inflected “Dirty Secrets,” was the #1 Most Added single at Canadian Pop Radio. The song entered the Canadian radio chart at number 22, jumping seven spots in just two weeks and clearing four million streams, “With the irresistible pop sensibilities of New City,” wrote Billboard, “they are a secret you’ll want to share.”

 

Shortly after the release of “Dirty Secrets, “NEW CITY’s hybrid-pop sound borrowing from pop, rhythmic and EDM influences caught the attention of Grammy-winning multiplatinum super producer, Timbaland, and his manager Gary Marella who inked the band to Mosley Music Group imprint alongside Capitol Records stateside. “These guys are incredibly talented and have what it takes to be superstars,” Timbaland states. Stay tuned for more to come from NEW CITY.”

 

 

ABOUT NEW CITY:

NEW CITY – made up of Adrian Mitchell (vocals), Jed Webster (guitar, programming) and Nathan Brown (drums, programming) -are unapologetic about being young, free, and in pursuit of a good time. Formed in 2017, out of two separate projects. Webster and Brown are lifelong friends who grew up together in the small farming community of Sussex, New Brunswick; Webster’s dad fed him a steady diet of blues guitar heroes (Stevie Ray Vaughan, BB King, Muddy Waters), while Brown was more focused on rock groups before discovering electronic music in high school. The pair took a big leap and moved to Toronto, sleeping on a basement floor for two years and working on music every day. They met R&B fan Mitchell, who was born in Oro-Medonte in central Ontario, trying to make it as a solo artist, at a hotel party and quickly joined forces.

 

 

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo, California

Restaurants

Granada Hotel and Bistro (lunch, dinner and weekend brunch) & Nourish (breakfast and lunch)

Granada Bistro takes its culinary cues from the classic French bistro and enlivens them with modern techniques and bold flavors. Right next door, you will find Nourish, a healthy eatery featuring fresh, local and soul satisfying meals. Nourish is open from 7 a.m. -3 p.m. every day.

Granada Hotel and Bistro

1126 Morro St.

(805) 544-9100

granadahotelandbistro.com

Koberl at Blue (dinner and drinks)

Enjoy a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail with dinner in their dining room or while relaxing at the bar. Koberl at Blue features cuisine to complement the Central Coast’s wine region with each item created with a wine paring in mind.

Koberl at Blue

998 Monterey St.

(805) 783-1135

epkoberl.com

Sidecar Cocktail Co. (drinks)

Sidecar’s commitment to bring creative and thoughtfully-sourced cocktails from every corner of California is evident in each glass they serve. The menu celebrates the abundance of the Central Coast, sourcing locally means working locally with people doing exciting things in the community!

Sidecar Cocktail Co.

1127 Broad St.

(805) 540-5340

sidecarslo.com

Luna Red (lunch, dinner or drinks)

A passion for simple and clean food, local produce, and a warm ambiance helped spur the vision for Luna Red. Inspired by the European custom of respect for the locality and traditional preparation of food, the menu includes cured meats, local cheeses, and produce from regional farmers’ markets.

Luna Red

1023 Chorro St.

(805) 540.5243

lunaredslo.com

Novo Restaurant & Lounge (lunch, dinner or drinks)

An iconic dining experience in the heart of downtown where global cuisine combines with hand selected and crafted beverages with a beautiful atmosphere. Enjoy your meal creekside on their beautiful patio, in the intimate bar and lounge or in the downstairs cellar.

Novo Restaurant & Lounge

726 Higuera St.

(805) 543-3986

novorestaurant.com

Experience the outdoors just minutes from downtown

When it comes to hiking, local favorites include the 1,292-foot Cerro San Luis Mountain, a trip to the summit rewards hikers and rock-climbers with sweeping views of the entire city. A fairly easy route through the 800 acre Reservoir Canyon Natural Reserve leads to a waterfall that’s stunning during winter and spring. Keep going and the trails climbs steadily before leveling off, offering unparalleled views of the area and, on particularly clear days, out to the ocean. Follow this link for interactive trail maps for these and other hikes.

Walking tour of breweries

San Luis Obispo plays host to endless opportunities to shop, play, eat, drink and learn. Venture around downtown and discover some of our local breweries, such as Central Coast Brewing, Libertine Brewing Company, BarrelHouse Speakeasy and Barber Shop or SLO Brew.

Central Coast Brewing

1422 Monterey St.

San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401

(805) 783-2739

centralcoastbrewing.com

Libertine Brewing Co.

1234 Broad St.

San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401

(805) 548-2337

libertinebrewing.com

BarrelHouse Speakeasy and Barber Shop

1033 Chorro St.

San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401

(805) 296-1128

barrelhousebrewing.com/slo-speakeasy

SLO Brew

736 Higuera St.

San Luis Obispo, CA. 93401

(805) 543-1843

slobrew.com

Chamisal Vineyards

The historic Chamisal property, the first vineyard planted in the Edna Valley, has long been producing wines of a distinctive character – bold, complex and intriguing. With the ideal climate of the region and the exceptional clonal selection planted, their winemaking philosophy is to simply reflect the natural characteristics of this remarkable estate.

Chamisal Vineyards

7525 Orcutt Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 (805) 541-9463 http://www.chamisalvineyards.com/

Biddle Ranch Vineyard

Biddle Ranch Vineyard was conceived by a group of friends with a love for fine wine, good food, and the Central Coast. Every element of Biddle Ranch – the wine, the setting, and the people are the way they feel life should be: simple, authentic and inspired.

Biddle Ranch Vineyard

2050 Biddle Ranch Rd,

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

(805) 543-2399

http://www.biddleranch.com/

Claiborne & Churchill Winery

Claiborne & Churchill is a small, premium family-owned winery in the Edna Valley of San Luis Obispo, producing about 8,000 cases of wine each year with grapes sourced from vineyards throughout the Central Coast and their own small estate vineyards.

Claiborne & Churchill Winery

2649 Carpenter Canyon Rd

(805) 544-4066

http://www.claibornechurchill.com/

Tolosa Winery

Tolosa’s vineyard, Edna Ranch, consists of six distinct sections, with 60 soil types and myriad microclimates encapsulating a remarkable spectrum of terroirs. Combining these challenging, calcium- rich soil conditions and ancient seabed with the valley’s warm days and cool nights, you possess the ingredients for timeless and profound wines of diverse and distinctive character.

Tolosa Winery

4910 Edna Rd

(805) 782-0500

http://www.tolosawinery.com/

The Station

The Station is a carefully curated wine bar, wine shop, market and event space in San Luis Obispo. They select wines, and other items considers to be the best in best in their field and not readily found else ware for their market shelves. The Station is also the home to ART BAR SLO, a venue for art, craft, wine and music.

The Station

311 Higuera St

(805) 706-0711

https://thestationslo.com/

For more information about events, attractions and visitor services in San Luis Obispo, phone the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce at 877-SLO-TOWN or visit the City’s website at www.SanLuisObispoVacations.com.

Pray Feat. Logic

Sam Smith Launches North American Tour On June 18 In Support Of His Chart-Topping Album, The Thrill Of It All

Sam Smith’s new single, PRAY FEAT. LOGIC is now available for download and streaming. Smith and his longtime friend and collaborator Jimmy Napes partnered with legendary producer Timbaland to record Pray for his sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All out now on Capitol Records. The new version features additional vocals from GRAMMY-nominated, multi-Platinum Def Jam Recordings artist Logic, who transforms the track by adding his own heartfelt verses to the original.

Smith who performed Pray on Saturday Night Live in 2017 and at the GRAMMY Awards earlier this year wrote the song after spending five days in Mosul with the charity War Child. He explains, We are all looking around at what’s happening in the world and it is just messed up. You’ve got no choice but to look up to the sky and put your hands together and pray for something to happen.

On June 18, Smith will kick off the North American leg of The Thrill Of It All arena tour at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. He will perform New York City shows on June 27 at Barclays Center and June 29 at Madison Square Garden and has now added a third show at Madison Square Garden on June 30. In Southern California, Smith will perform a two-night stand at Los Angeles STAPLES Center and has added an August 25 show at Honda Center in Anaheim. Tickets for the tour are on sale now at http://samsmithworld.com.

The Thrill Of It All debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and also topped the charts in the U.K, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. It has sold 3.5 million album equivalent units worldwide. Too Good At Goodbyes, the album’s first single, has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. It debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart and topped the U.S. and U.K. iTunes chart. Too Good At Goodbyes has amassed over 1.6 billion streams worldwide. Views of the official video exceed 650 million.

Rolling Stone awarded The Thrill Of It All four stars and hailed Smith as one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation. The Los Angeles Times noted, The Thrill of It All demonstrates Smith’s impressive growth as a vocalist and songwriter. His singing has gotten deeper and richer. Pitchfork said, Sam Smith (is) one of this decade’s biggest pop stars. His spectacular voice doles out feelings in terms everyone can understand. Idolator observed, he is becoming even more adept at finding beauty in the darkest moments his honesty makes for some of the best, most relatable listening.

It’s been over three years since Smith’s debut album, In The Lonely Hour, was released. Since then, he has sold over 17 million album equivalent units worldwide. In February 2015, Smith, set a GRAMMY record, winning a total of four awards the most ever received by a U.K. artist following the release of a debut album. He was named Best New Artist In The Lonely Hour took Best Pop Vocal Album honors and his single Stay With Me won awards for both Record and Song of the Year. Smith has also earned an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards and three BRIT Awards, among others.