Violent Soho to go on “indefinite hiatus” after Groovin’ – The West Australian

Bunbury Groovin the Moo show will be the last for Australian rockers Violent Soho in the foreseeable future, according to guitarist James Tidswell.

Tidswell told the South Western Times that the South West leg of the tour would be the last performance for the band before they take an indefinite hiatus from performing.

“I know it’s going to be big, it will be the best one of the whole tour and it will be so emotional for us because it will be our last time playing indefinitely,” he said.

“There is nothing booked after that, no album, we haven’t demoed any songs, we aren’t touring so that’s it – I 100 per cent guarantee it will be at least a year before we do anything else.

“It’s not so much playing our songs, but seeing people’s response – it’s something we could never get used to or take for granted”

James Tidswell

“It’s been an amazing six years and it’s the end of this whole sort of ride really.

“We will always be a band and always play, but this is the end of going this hard.”

Violent Soho had a rollercoaster ride of a career before their success in 2013, when the band released their album Hungry Ghost, which later attained gold status for selling 30,000 units in Australia.

They backed up this effort with their latest album WACO, which reached number one on the Australian iTunes albums chart, debuted at number one on the ARIA charts and saw the band collect two ARIAS for Best Group and Best Rock Album in 2016.

In 2010 the band from Mansfield, Queensland, was on the precipice of hitting the big time, signing with Ecstatic Peace! Records, headed by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and relocating to Brooklyn, New York.

“We really learnt who we were and about the industry as well, we thought we had an idea, but realised we had none until we went to America.”

“It’s a whole different industry there, it’s a total machine.”

The band soon decided to make the move back to Australia after not agreeing with some of the label’s decisions and being branded as “alternative” but finding themselves becoming “full mainstream”.

“I think when we said ‘no’ to something like that it really allowed us to say ‘no’ to other things and be comfortable with who we are,” he said.

“We really learnt it was OK to be that band if that’s what you want to be, rather than chase these dreams and have yourself advertised as alternative when you aren’t really, you are going full mainstream.

“It’s been an amazing six years and it’s the end of this whole sort of ride really”

James Tidswell

“It seemed crazy to keep working over in America and let where we are from and where we are passionate about forget about us entirely.”

“We decided to move home, forget about this big dream and be happy to play to 200 people, which is exactly what we did, just accepted that’s how it was and we were stoked.”

Back at square one, Tidswell had returned from a job interview at McDonald’s when he heard the band was nominated for an ARIA for their self-titled album.

The band soon after produced Hungry Ghost and the hit single Covered in Chrome which would bring them national fame.

“I think it’s like when you can’t find your keys and then when you stop looking you find them, it was exactly that sort of scenario.”

“I think the really grounding thing for us back then was realising it should definitely be enjoyment over profit and once we fell into that mindset is when it all just really came out.

Australia’s favourite boys-next-door are ready to rock Bunbury’s Groovin the Moo on May 13, citing it as their last show for an indefinite period of time.
Australia’s favourite boys-next-door are ready to rock Bunbury’s Groovin the Moo on May 13, citing it as their last show for an indefinite period of time.

“When Hungry Ghost came out there was no way we ever thought that it was ever going to change, we never even thought it would be played on the radio”

Tidswell said they had to convince the label to add Covered in Chrome onto the album, but he always knew it would be a hit.

“But when I thought it was going to be a mega hit, I meant among the 200 people that listened to our band, I never expected it to go quite that big.”

Tidswell said the band had long given up on dreams to make it big, but soon found themselves about to play after Parkway Drive at the 2014 Groovin the Moo.

“It was the scariest thing in the world, we have a pretty relaxed approach to playing and we put in a lot of energy but, you know, we are by no means skilful and here is the world’s best metal band and we have to go play afterwards.”

“I know it’s going to be big, it will be the best one of the whole tour and it will be so emotional for us”

James Tidswell

“Since then it was like ‘alright, here we are, let’s just enjoy it’.”

Tidswell said the band could not wait to return to Bunbury and planned to bring their skateboards along to enjoy some time at the Bunbury Skate Park.

“We are hell stoked at the response WACO had and to get out to the rural and regional areas where people get more into our band than anywhere else – the kids go crazy, we can’t wait.”

“Covered in Chrome is always ridiculous because the crowd is louder than us no matter how loud we are.”

“It’s not so much playing our songs, but seeing people’s response – it’s something we could never get used to or take for granted”

Selena Gomez flashes her midriff at Soho House in Malibu | Daily … – Daily Mail

She just got back from a romantic weekend with the romantic Weeknd.

So Selena Gomez decided to share some time with her gal pals instead on Wednesday. 

The 24-year-old was spotted heading into Soho House in Malibu for lunch with friends.

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Gal pal time: Selena Gomez was spotted heading into Soho House in Malibu for lunch with friends on Wednesday

Gal pal time: Selena Gomez was spotted heading into Soho House in Malibu for lunch with friends on Wednesday

The singer flashed her toned tummy in a burnt orange turtleneck crop top, which she paired with pinstripe slacks.

She finished the business chic look in black leather slip-on loafers and a smart black purse, breaking the formality just enough with a dangling chain.

Her long dark tresses were tidily tied back in a neat bun, with a pair of shades making the final accessory.

On show: The singer flashed her toned tummy in a burnt orange turtleneck crop top, which she paired with pinstripe slacks

On show: The singer flashed her toned tummy in a burnt orange turtleneck crop top, which she paired with pinstripe slacks

Sharp: She finished the business chic look in black leather slip-on loafers and a smart black purse, breaking the formality just enough with a dangling chain
Sharp: She finished the business chic look in black leather slip-on loafers and a smart black purse, breaking the formality just enough with a dangling chain

Sharp: She finished the business chic look in black leather slip-on loafers and a smart black purse, breaking the formality just enough with a dangling chain

On Saturday night the Heart Wants What It Wants hitmaker was spotted in Toronto leaving a more romantic date with her 27-year-old boyfriend.

No doubt the two A-listers were happy to get in some private time at Harbour Sixty Steakhousein The Weeknd’s hometown, as a source told DailyMail.com: ‘They were all over each other again. Really very sappy sweet.’ 

The previous day the two were dressed for comfort as they enjoyed a low-key trip to Ripley’s Aquarium Of Canada.

Style: Her long dark tresses were tidily tied back in a neat bun, with a pair of shades making the final accessory

Style: Her long dark tresses were tidily tied back in a neat bun, with a pair of shades making the final accessory

Hot couple: She and The Weeknd have dating since the start of the year, much to the apparent chagrin of her ex, Justin Bieber

Hot couple: She and The Weeknd have dating since the start of the year, much to the apparent chagrin of her ex, Justin Bieber

The Starboy hitmaker is generally pretty quiet about his personal life on social media but he did share a few snaps from inside of the Planet Jellies exhibition.

He posted a snap of himself set to the purple and pink background on Instagram but also took to Instagram Stories to share a snap of Selena sitting and admiring the sea creatures.

The singers have been dating since the start of the year, much to the apparent chagrin of her ex, Justin Bieber. 

Date night: On Saturday night the Heart Wants What It Wants hitmaker was spotted in Toronto leaving a more romantic date with her 27-year-old boyfriend

Date night: On Saturday night the Heart Wants What It Wants hitmaker was spotted in Toronto leaving a more romantic date with her 27-year-old boyfriend

Sharing: The Starboy hitmaker is generally pretty quiet about his personal life on social media but he did share a few snaps from inside of the Planet Jellies exhibition, from their date at an aquarium the day before
Sharing: The Starboy hitmaker is generally pretty quiet about his personal life on social media but he did share a few snaps from inside of the Planet Jellies exhibition, from their date at an aquarium the day before

Sharing: The Starboy hitmaker is generally pretty quiet about his personal life on social media but he did share a few snaps from inside of the Planet Jellies exhibition, from their date at an aquarium the day before 

Selena Gomez flashes her midriff in burnt orange crop top as she meets a pal for lunch at Soho House in Malibu – Daily Mail

She just got back from a romantic weekend with the romantic Weeknd.

So Selena Gomez decided to share some time with her gal pals instead on Wednesday. 

The 24-year-old was spotted heading into Soho House in Malibu for lunch with friends.

Scroll down for video 

Gal pal time: Selena Gomez was spotted heading into Soho House in Malibu for lunch with friends on Wednesday

Gal pal time: Selena Gomez was spotted heading into Soho House in Malibu for lunch with friends on Wednesday

The singer flashed her toned tummy in a burnt orange turtleneck crop top, which she paired with pinstripe slacks.

She finished the business chic look in black leather slip-on loafers and a smart black purse, breaking the formality just enough with a dangling chain.

Her long dark tresses were tidily tied back in a neat bun, with a pair of shades making the final accessory.

On show: The singer flashed her toned tummy in a burnt orange turtleneck crop top, which she paired with pinstripe slacks

On show: The singer flashed her toned tummy in a burnt orange turtleneck crop top, which she paired with pinstripe slacks

Sharp: She finished the business chic look in black leather slip-on loafers and a smart black purse, breaking the formality just enough with a dangling chain
Sharp: She finished the business chic look in black leather slip-on loafers and a smart black purse, breaking the formality just enough with a dangling chain

Sharp: She finished the business chic look in black leather slip-on loafers and a smart black purse, breaking the formality just enough with a dangling chain

On Saturday night the Heart Wants What It Wants hitmaker was spotted in Toronto leaving a more romantic date with her 27-year-old boyfriend.

No doubt the two A-listers were happy to get in some private time at Harbour Sixty Steakhousein The Weeknd’s hometown, as a source told DailyMail.com: ‘They were all over each other again. Really very sappy sweet.’ 

The previous day the two were dressed for comfort as they enjoyed a low-key trip to Ripley’s Aquarium Of Canada.

Style: Her long dark tresses were tidily tied back in a neat bun, with a pair of shades making the final accessory

Style: Her long dark tresses were tidily tied back in a neat bun, with a pair of shades making the final accessory

Hot couple: She and The Weeknd have dating since the start of the year, much to the apparent chagrin of her ex, Justin Bieber

Hot couple: She and The Weeknd have dating since the start of the year, much to the apparent chagrin of her ex, Justin Bieber

The Starboy hitmaker is generally pretty quiet about his personal life on social media but he did share a few snaps from inside of the Planet Jellies exhibition.

He posted a snap of himself set to the purple and pink background on Instagram but also took to Instagram Stories to share a snap of Selena sitting and admiring the sea creatures.

The singers have been dating since the start of the year, much to the apparent chagrin of her ex, Justin Bieber. 

Date night: On Saturday night the Heart Wants What It Wants hitmaker was spotted in Toronto leaving a more romantic date with her 27-year-old boyfriend

Date night: On Saturday night the Heart Wants What It Wants hitmaker was spotted in Toronto leaving a more romantic date with her 27-year-old boyfriend

Sharing: The Starboy hitmaker is generally pretty quiet about his personal life on social media but he did share a few snaps from inside of the Planet Jellies exhibition, from their date at an aquarium the day before
Sharing: The Starboy hitmaker is generally pretty quiet about his personal life on social media but he did share a few snaps from inside of the Planet Jellies exhibition, from their date at an aquarium the day before

Sharing: The Starboy hitmaker is generally pretty quiet about his personal life on social media but he did share a few snaps from inside of the Planet Jellies exhibition, from their date at an aquarium the day before 

El potencial del Soho de Córdoba – LA NACION (Argentina)

SoHo Credit Card Skimmer Sentenced To Prison: Prosecutors – Patch.com

SOHO, NY — A Bronx woman was sentenced to serve at least one year in prison after she admitted to stealing customers’ credit card information at the SoHo restaurant where she worked as a cashier, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance announced that Aida Matias had been given a 1- to 3-year prison sentence after she confessed to using stolen credit card data to make fraudulent purchases.

Matias, 23, worked as a cashier at a Le Pain Quotidien restaurant for about three months in 2016, during which prosecutors said she used a skimming device to steal credit card information from more than 70 customers. Matias used forged credit cards to shop at luxury retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, and Louis Vuitton, and even reserved a premium Manhattan hotel suite for herself and others, according to a statement from Vance’s office.

When investigators searched Matias’s apartment, they said they found forgery devices and about 15 forged credit cards.

“Going cashless is becoming more and more common, but these convenient transactions often represent opportunities for ID thieves,” Vance said in a statement. “In this case, a cashier used a handheld skimming device to steal credit card information from more than 70 customers at a popular lunch chain. These points of compromise can occur anywhere—from ATMs to hospitals—and I encourage individuals to monitor their financial statements closely to identify and catch signs of similar fraud.”

Matias pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including identity theft, forgery and grand larceny, in February.

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Interactive Toiletpaper Paradise Arrives at Cadillac House in Soho, NYC – Untapped Cities

Toilet Paper Paradise

Known for their innovative exhibits, Cadillac House and Visionaire are presenting Toiletpaper Paradise in their Soho gallery space. This colorful and quirky exhibit is an immersion into Toiletpaper Magazine’s aesthetic, with an eclectic display from their shop. Toiletpaper Magazine’s founders, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari describe the bi-annual, picture-based publication as a ‘mental outburst of shared ideas,” which is mirrored in this interactive exhibit that invites viewers to have some fun, sit down, relax and lay down, if you like. Below, are a few photos from our visit to the exhibit today.

Toilet Paper Paradise Untapped Cities AFineLyne

Toilet Paper Paradise

Toilet Paper Paradise

Toilet Paper Paradise

Toilet Paper Paradise

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Toilet Paper Paradise

Toilet Paper Paradise

Toilet Paper Paradise

Visionaire Presents the exhibit Toilet Paper Paradise Untapped Cities AFineLyne

Toiletpaper Paradise will be on view to April 12, 2017. Cadillac House is located at 330 Hudson Street, just south of Charlton Street. The exhibit is open seven days a week, and is free to the public.

Next, check out 12 Art Installations and Exhibits in NYC Not to Miss March 2017. Get in touch with the author at AFineLyne

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At Bon Jovi’s Former SoHo Penthouse, It’s All About That $38 Million View – NBC4 Washington

A Manhattan penthouse that used to belong to rocker Jon Bon Jovi is back on the market for a whopping $38 million. The 7,542-square-foot bungalow sits just south of Houston Street amid SoHo’s art galleries and trendy boutiques. Bon Jovi purchased the posh duplex for $24 million back in 2007 and then tried to sell it for $45 million just four years later. It lingered on the market for a few years before Austrian-American businessman Gerhard Andlinger forked over $37.5 million and called it home, according to Curbed. The $38 million asking price will get you all the perks of a penthouse in one of Manhattan’s most desirable neighborhoods: six bedrooms, six bathrooms, walk-in closets, a gym, media room, and skyline views. You can see the full listing with Brown Harris Stevens here.