On October 15th, Jon Batiste — bandleader, pianist, singer, songwriter, composer and descendant of New Orleans musical “royalty” (NY Times) — and his group Stay Human released their debut full-length album Social Music on Razor & Tie. In anticipation of the release, the group took to the streets of New York earlier this month for one of their favorite pastimes — bringing music to the people. The Awl followed along to capture some GIFs and get swept up in the excitement.
The evening began in the library at The Nomad on Broadway, where a group of the band's friends and supporters gathered for cocktails. A young group meant a young crowd, [...]
Publisher's note: As you likely know, if you frequent these parts, The Awl Network and Samsung are great partners. They support us and we try and get them cool stuff to sponsor. Along those lines, we recently had Jason Oberholtzer (of I Love Charts fame) venture out into the great wide open to capture—warning: brand synergies—the next big thing. He did so using an indiellectual's native language, animated GIFs, created with the Samsung Galaxy S4. All in all, we think he did a great job and are eager to confirm his findings—without having to wait in a 200 person line, we hope. Photos by Jesse Chan-Norris & Jason Oberholtzer, using a [...]