Video: Rob Carney “New Shit”

Bred from the suburbs of New Jersey, Rob Carney has used Hip-Hop as a way to channel his thoughts since he was 14 yrs old. Ten years later, Rob is creating the type of music that is relatable to all Hip-Hop fans. He has opened up for Donnie Klang, Cory Gunz, Jr Writer, Fred the Godson and Tone Trump. Just releasing his new video for his song “New Shit”, YNY caught up with Rob to talk about the making of the video, his new album, and what he has going. Check out his video after the jump.

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YNY Artist Spotlight: Nova Social

Name: Nova Social

Members: David Nagler & Thom Soriano. Live band includes: Xavier, Dan Lipton, Clara Kennedy, Leyna Marika Papach, Dana Lyn, Rachel Golub, Tom Chiu

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY & Little Falls, NJ

Genre: Pop Music

Album: For Any Inconvenience

Short Bio: Nova Social began in 1999, and the band released two full-length records — The Jefferson Fracture (2002) and Other Words From Tomorrow’s Dictionary: (2007). After reverting back to the duo line-up of David Nagler and Thom Soriano, the band’s style then changed from eclectic guitar-oriented rock to a more rhythmically-driven sound featuring synths and strings, which resulted in a self-titled EP in 2009 and the new full-length For Any Inconvenience.

Q&A w/ Nova Social:

How did For Any Inconvenience come to be?

For Any Inconvenience was initially conceived as an EP, like our self-titled release in 2009 was. However, our collaborative songwriting and arranging had accelerated to the point where we realized we had enough songs to make this one a full-length release.

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IHOP’s Pancake Day 2012

Get your bellies ready for IHOP’s Pancake Day 2012. On February 28th IHOP will be serving dine-in customers *FREE* short stacks of Buttermilk pancakes. Donations raised during Pancake Day 2012 will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as well as other local charities. Visit IHOP’s Pancake Day website for more info and find out how you could win free IHOP pancakes for an entire year.

YNY Artist Spotlight: House of Blondes


Members: John Blonde, Chris Pace and Brian McNamara

Hometown: New York, NY

Genre: Electronic/Pop/Ambient

Album: Clean Cuts

Short bio: House of Blondes is an up and coming electronic trio comprised of John Blonde, Chris Pace and Brian McNamara, based in New York City. Their vibe is electro synth, and their sound is akin to the likes of Suicide, LCD Soundsystem and Hot Chip. The group relies heavily on improvisation in the studio for their creative process. In fact, their current album began as 20 minutes of ambient riffing, and is inspired by GAS, an ambient techno project by Wolfgang Voight.

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YNY Q&A: Sonja Blade

Brooklyn rapper Sonja Blade is making her music her way.  Going the independent route after being released from her Virgin Records contract, Sonja Blade is proving her lyrics are strong enough to stand on.  Yeah New York caught up with Sonja Blade to ask her about where she’s been and where she’s going.

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Fleming EP Release at Mercury Lounge

Kick off the week with Fleming tonight at the Mercury Lounge in LES. Noted as the Docs of Alternative Pop-Rock, they will be celebrating their debut EP “Play for Manuel.” The band is comprised of a neurosurgeon, an orthopedic surgeon, and a NYC restaurant connoisseur. They’ll be treating their patients..err..audience with a sound described as “mash up of Interpol and Spoon with a sprinkle of Matthew Sweet.” See details tonight’s event with Fleming below.

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Last Minute V-Day Gifts at Fred Flare

Procrastinators beware: Valentine’s Day is tomorrow!! Regardless of your excuse, if you haven’t gotten that special someone a gift yet, hop to it. Fred Flare has some great gifts to choose from. Below are a few of our favorites from Fred Flare has a warehouse in Green Point, Brooklyn. So skip the expensive overnight shipping fees and arrange for your item pick up today!

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191 Unlimited Releases 2012 Spring Collection

191 Unlimited has released their amazing 2012 Spring Collection. The popular online men’s clothing brand introduced a range of 25 long sleeved button ups to compliment the style-conscious, casual-wear customer. This line embodies 191’s four company principles: awesome fit, extreme comfort, innovative detailing, and affordability.

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Show Your Giants Pride with GoodWoodNYC

Go Giants!!


Whether you are a diehard Giants fan or just supporting NY for Super Bowl XLVI , the GoodWood Super Bowl bracelet and pin set is a must have for all Football Fans. Each set is hand painted and comes with football shaped tags. Check out how to get your set before Sunday’s game here. While you’re there, check out the GoodWood blog and get information about the Pro-Keds and GoodWoodNYC’s Super Bowl giveaway.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Pick: Man Bakes Cake

Today’s YNY Valentine’s Day gift pick: Man Bakes Cake

Skip over the Godiva heart shaped box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. Nothing says I love you like pimples and a stomach ache. Instead of forming secret love messages with candy hearts, give today’s Valentine’s Day gift pick a try.

Man Bakes Cakes was founded in 2009, creating cakes, pies, cheesecakes, and (my favorite) cupcakes. Take a note from his tagline, “Celebrating all things sweet”, and order your sweety six beautifully decorated Valentine’s Day inspired cupcakes.

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