It takes a worried man to sing a worried song*

July 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Building a new headquarters from scratch is hard work, but all work and no play makes Vintrowear a dull girl.  Sing while you slave!  Or just sing along.  Or, dance onstage…

Garland Jeffreys opening for Marshall Crenshaw 2/4/12 at Maxwell’s in Hoboken

Garland Jeffreys opening for Marshall Crenshaw 2/4/12 at Maxwell's in Hoboken

Tony Shanahan and Graham Maby at Marshall Crenshall ShowTony Shanahan and Graham Maby at Marshall Crenshall Show, 2/4/12, Maxwell's Hoboken, NJ

Andy York playing with Marshall CrenshawAndy York playing with Marshall Crenshaw, 2/4/12, Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJAndy York playing with Marshall Crenshaw, 2/4/12, Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJAndy York with Marshall Crenshaw, 2/4/12, Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ

David Furfero, host of Ampers&nd Duo Improv Comedy, Peoples Improv Theatre, 3/11/12

David Furfero, host of Ampers&nd Duo Improv Comedy, Peoples Improv Theatre, 3/11/12

Lianne Smith singing with Mary Lee’s Corvette at Rodeo Bar, 3/28/12Lianne Smith singing with Mary Lee's Corvette at Rodeo Bar, 3/28/12

Phil Cimino in cowboy shirt, drumming for Mary Lee and LiannePhil Cimino in cowboy shirt, drummer for Mary Lee's Corvette, 3/28/12 at Rodeo BarPhil Cimino in cowboy shirt, drummer for Mary Lee's Corvette, 3/28/12 at Rodeo Bar

Nada Surf, Webster Hall, 4/7/12Nada Surf, Webster Hall, 4/7/12Nada Surf, Webster Hall, 4/7/12Nada Surf, Webster Hall, 4/7/12

Doug Gillard with Nada Surf, Webster Hall, 4/7/12Doug Gillard, Nada Surf, Webster Hall, 4/7/12

Bruce Springsteen, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ 5/2/12Bruce Springsteen, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ 5/2/12Bruce Springsteen, Prudential Center, Newark, NJ 5/2/12

Gary Jules, 6/8/12 at Joe’s PubGary Jewels, 6/8/12 at Joe's Pub

Groove Theory’s Amel Larrieux at SummerStage in Central Park, 6/17/12Groove Theory's Amel Larrieux at SummerStage in Central Park, 6/17/12

Morris Day and the Time, BB King’s, 7/13/12Morris Day and the Time, BB King's, 7/13/12

And yes, that is yours truly doing the bird onstage with Morris.Mrs. Vintrowear doing the bird onstage with Morris Day and the Time, BB King's, 7/13/12

Ran into these fine ladies in the Ladies Room (where else?)As seen at Morris Day and the Time, BB King's, 7/13/12

Leela James, 7/18/12 at the HighlineLeela James, 7/18/12 at the HighlineLeela James, 7/18/12 at the Highline

Jeff Tweedy and Wilco, 7/23/12, Prospect Park, right before it started to pour.Jeff Tweedy and Wilco, 7/23/12, Prospect Park

*I’m worried now but I won’t be worried long!

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Vintrowear World Headquarters renovations update

February 11, 2012 § Leave a comment

Report: it’s coming along!

Front office of Vintrowear World Headquarters

Front office of Vintrowear World Headquarters

Front office of Vintrowear World Headquarters

Just in time for inventory to arrive!

Ceremonious arrival of the Vintrowear inventory

Right before the big move, we caught Nada Surf at Bowery Ballroom on January 24th.

Ira Elliot, Nada Surf, Bowery Ballroom January 24

Matthew Caws, Nada Surf, Bowery Ballroom January 24

Daniel Lorca, Nada Surf, Bowery Ballroom January 24

Nada Surf, Bowery Ballroom January 24

And we got to see the world-famous Andy York play with Marshall Crenshaw, opened by Garland Jeffries:

Andy York with Marshall Crenshaw at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, February 4, 2012

Andy York with Marshall Crenshaw at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, February 4, 2012

Andy York with Marshall Crenshaw at Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ, February 4, 2012

And of course the Vintrowear vintage cowboy shirts are selling like hotcakes, so everyone is happy.  You can find us on Etsy and at Vintrowear.com.  See you in the funny papers.

Vintrowear Does NYC!

June 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

The hardworking staff at Vintrowear has not been idle.  We’ve been out there working tirelessly on your behalf, slaving away as keen observers of the New York City music and cultural scene, making sure that no trend goes undocumented.  Photographic evidence follows:

Fuerza Bruta at the Daryl Roth Theater on 6/19/11:

Swords on display, at the Long River School of Tai Chi on 6/14/11:

Mark Rozzo of Bambi Kino, sporting his Vintrowear button before the Big Apple BBQ on 6/11/11:

(You can get your Vintrowear button free with the purchase of any shirt at Vintrowear.com!)

Bambi Kino on stage at the Big Apple BBQ:

Lianne Smith with the Golden Palominos at The Living Room on 6/7/11 (please note Kevn Kinney’s western shirt):

I found some additional great photos of that show on the blog “Now I’ve Heard Everything.”  I really like Lianne’s music.  I met her for the first time a few years ago through Matthew Caws, and I think she has a great voice and a really cool style.  She can totally rock out, but she’s not too loud, which I like, because I’m old.  I also got to see her sing at Loser’s Lounge earlier this month.  I can’t remember what song it was – there was this random google doc set list floating around the internet the other day, but I can’t seem to find it now.

We were so very fortunate to get to see Paul Simon at Webster Hall on 6/6/11:

Dan took this photo because I couldn’t see a darn thing.  I think from that photo I can tell that someone on stage is wearing a western shirt!

I believe it’s Mark Stewart, based on some reading I did at the CT Concert Blog, who really got some great shots of the shirt.  It’s got a goldish-reddish floral yoke, with what looks like whip-stitching:

And I just realized the curly-haired guy in the background has on a black and white embroidered western as well.  Nice.  Not sure who he is.  Close-up reveals the shirt also has orange flowers!  Double nice!

According to Kronosphere, the band consists of:

Mark Stewart (lead guitar, backing vocals, baritone saxophone, and sometimes band leader), Vincent Nguini [aka the Enigma from Cameroon] (guitar), Bakithi Kumalo (bass, percussion), Tony Cedras (keyboards, trumpet, accordion), Jamey Haddad (timbales, percussion), Andrew Snitzer (soprano and tenor saxophones, keyboards), Mick Rossi (piano), and Jim Oblon (drums, percussion).

After scrutinizing photos of various musicians on the internet, I’m still not sure who it is, but I’m leaning towards Jim Oblon.  Anyone know?

Continuing on our reverse Time’s Arrow trajectory, here’s Mr. Vintrowear with Ko Melina of the Dirtbombs outside of the Bell House on 6/4/11.  She was so cool and friendly!  After watching her rock out on the bass so intensely for 2 hours, I thought for sure she’d be formidable, but she was super-nice.  I should have given her a Vintrowear button!  I had a perfect opportunity, but I got shy and star-struck, and it was all I could do to snap off the picture.  She’s so bad-ass that I developed a little crush.

Here’s Rick Ocasek at The Cars show at Roseland Ballroom on 5/25/11:

And Emmylou Harris on 4/26/11 at Bowery Ballroom:

Showing stamina that is unusual for me, earlier on 4/26 we also got to see the filming of The Daily Show!

We attended with a couple of Dan’s friends, one of whom, J, has the distinction of being as big a Nada Surf fan as Dan is.   J’s girlfriend B has her own successful jewelry store on Etsy called Porter Gulch Jewelry Designs, and is an example to me that it’s entirely possible to moonlight as a successful small businesswoman.

Tune in next time for … VINTROWEAR DOES NYC!

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Sing some mean Neil Young covers.

February 11, 2011 § Leave a comment

Also, take the N/R to 57th St.  Don’t get off at 49th like I did.  And herewith, the photos of “Music of Neil Young at Carnegie Hall.”

Some music I saw in 2010

January 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

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