Giant Step Resident 48: Summertime

6By Mawuse Ziegbe

Monday morning I woke up in a rumpled tank top with my cell phone plastered onto the side of my face, an ache in my thighs, and vodka sloshing through my veins. This level of abject foolishness means only one thing: summertime! It’s July but for a lot of New Yorkers making do with a pittance of sunshine, summer has just only begun. But even through a completely soaked June, some of us kept our dispositions on the sunny tip like singer Miz Metro. She premiered her bubbly video “Trashion” – a montage of her flouncing about the LES – at her recent SOB’s mixtape release party. While her fussy outfits and re-purposed Metro Card accessories evoke a street artist/trustafarian trying to “find herself,” her music is actually warm and effortless. Toasty soul from zany white chicks is usually pretty fun.

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Unlimited by Miz Metro Release Party Tonight

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Today Miz Metro releases her debut album, Unlimited, and the party starts tonight at S.O.B.’s. Produced by The Bloom Effect & SESAC and hosted by Crosby, with music from DJ Vinyl Richie, special guests and more, it will no doubt be a night of fabulousness.

Make sure to grab an advance copy of the album while you’re there!

Until then, we have a free download of Miz Metro’s single for you:

Download “Ask Why” (Right-click, save-as)

S.O.B.’s – July 8th Wednesday.  7:30PM
All Ages.
Special guests.

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Hennessy Black Presents Project Art Chicago, May 22nd

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Mashing up multi-media installations with music, Hennessy Black presents the first installment of Project Art Chicago on Friday, May 22nd at Climax Lounge.  Featuring Lupe Fiasco’s recording artist Hey Champ on 1st and 15th Music, the event will help build awareness for the alternative art scene through Paintings, Graffiti, Photography and other mediums, while all being intertwined with Live Music, Live DJ,  Dance and Breakin.

Project Art Chicago
Friday, May 22nd, 2009
9PM – 2AM

Climax Lounge
326 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60654

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The second and third in the series will follow in June and July, featuring Miz Metro, Hollywood Holt, Brittany Bosco, Million $ Mano, Shala and more.

Art curated by Tristan Hummel.

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