New York City
Alison Rossiter, “Acme Kruxo” circa 1940.
Rossiter, Sigmar Polke, David Benjamin Sherry and Matthew Brandt are just a few of the artists in the brilliantly curated “What Is a Photograph?” on view through May 4 at the International Center of Photography.

New York City

Alison Rossiter, “Acme Kruxo” circa 1940.

Rossiter, Sigmar Polke, David Benjamin Sherry and Matthew Brandt are just a few of the artists in the brilliantly curated What Is a Photograph?” on view through May 4 at the International Center of Photography.


New York City, New York
Tonight, duo Mint&Serf will be presenting their latest work at the Bleecker Street Arts Club in New York City.
Respectively born in Moscow and Brooklyn, Mint and Serf (a.k.a. The Mirf) are Mikhail Sokovikov and Jason Aaron Wall.  After meeting in the late 1990’s, the duo made the city and the streets of New York not only their canvas but also their muse, taking graffiti to another level by playing with layers, materials and movements. 
The continuous wilderness and the conflicted experience of what life on the streets can be has been a constant inspiration to the duo, whom we are prideful to count among our collaborators – the duo curated some of the in-room art for Ace Hotel New York back in 2009. 
Support, Therapy and Instability, a showcase of their most up-to-date paintings, will be ongoing until February 22.

New York City, New York

Tonight, duo Mint&Serf will be presenting their latest work at the Bleecker Street Arts Club in New York City.

Respectively born in Moscow and Brooklyn, Mint and Serf (a.k.a. The Mirf) are Mikhail Sokovikov and Jason Aaron Wall.  After meeting in the late 1990’s, the duo made the city and the streets of New York not only their canvas but also their muse, taking graffiti to another level by playing with layers, materials and movements. 

The continuous wilderness and the conflicted experience of what life on the streets can be has been a constant inspiration to the duo, whom we are prideful to count among our collaborators – the duo curated some of the in-room art for Ace Hotel New York back in 2009. 

Support, Therapy and Instability, a showcase of their most up-to-date paintings, will be ongoing until February 22.


The meticulous minds at Le Labo have transformed the retail shop above Rudy’s Barbershop at Ace Hotel New York into a world of olfactory wonder. The brainchild of maîtres parfumeurs Fabrice Penot and Edouard Roschi, Le Labo was founded in Grasse — France’s perfume capital — and reared in a small apartment in NYC. 
With the aura of an antique apothecary, this pop-up version of Le Labo’s signature perfume lab maintains the same exacting attention to detail they’re so adored for — with fragrances formulated on site by the staff’s skilled noses to ensure each bottle leaves the shop at its aromatic peak. 
The pop-up sweetens its fragrance offerings by including a selection of laundry detergents, home sprays and hand-made, 100% soy blended candles.

The meticulous minds at Le Labo have transformed the retail shop above Rudy’s Barbershop at Ace Hotel New York into a world of olfactory wonder. The brainchild of maîtres parfumeurs Fabrice Penot and Edouard Roschi, Le Labo was founded in Grasse — France’s perfume capital — and reared in a small apartment in NYC. 

With the aura of an antique apothecary, this pop-up version of Le Labo’s signature perfume lab maintains the same exacting attention to detail they’re so adored for — with fragrances formulated on site by the staff’s skilled noses to ensure each bottle leaves the shop at its aromatic peak. 

The pop-up sweetens its fragrance offerings by including a selection of laundry detergents, home sprays and hand-made, 100% soy blended candles.


This Sunday, Domino Kirke will be spending some quiet time with us at Ace Hotel New York, performing an intimate set in our lobby. London-born and Brooklyn-based, Kirke’s delicate, spindling lullabies have roots in her circuitous history: born to Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke and interior designer Lorraine Kirke — a gene pool she shares with her sister Jemima — she spent the mid-oughts with DOMINO, the eponymous band she fronted until the birth of her son, Cass. With motherhood came a brief musical interlude in which she became a doula, a path that she took to with the same effortless aplomb as she did songwriting.
Her welcome return to music was recently kicked off with The Guard, a new EP produced with members of Lansing-Dreiden and Cibo Matto. We asked Domino to give us a glimpse into her creative process, and share her thoughts on some of the things inspiring her work right now. 

The best thing I ever bought on Etsy… By SecretHolidayCo,  the “It’s OK” banner, hung appropriately above my front door.

My crew, shot by Pamela Hanson for Wool and the Gang. One of my favorite photos of my son and boyfriend to date. Cassius is bitty here, but I love how woes he looks… the oldest soul I know.

When I’m not making music, I work as a Birth Doula. I co-founded a collective in Brooklyn called Carriage House Birth. My Mum found this at a flea market in Miami. It screamed “uterus” when I saw it, so I asked her if we could put in my office in Williamsburg, and it quickly became the center piece of the space. 

My sisters are a constant inspiration to me. Both hugely talented, and intensely beautiful, both inside and out. Here are some paintings my sister, Jemima, did of me and my littlest sister, Lola. The portrait of me was what I ended up using for the cover of my new EP, The Guard. I really felt she captured a new found inner calm that I like to think I acquired after becoming a mother. Hopefully that comes across in these new songs too.

This is my view of the blue ridge mountains from our bedroom porch in Afton, Virginia. I was always so humbled by them each morning. It wasn’t the best time to live there for us — we weren’t quite ready for the middle of nowhere. We came back to Brooklyn after a short while, but we both wrote some good songs, and really slowed down for a time, which was so invaluable for us. So, not for nothing… we’re making our way back there slowly. 

II by Unknown Mortal Orchestra is one of my favorite records in a long time.

This Sunday, Domino Kirke will be spending some quiet time with us at Ace Hotel New York, performing an intimate set in our lobby. London-born and Brooklyn-based, Kirke’s delicate, spindling lullabies have roots in her circuitous history: born to Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke and interior designer Lorraine Kirke — a gene pool she shares with her sister Jemima — she spent the mid-oughts with DOMINO, the eponymous band she fronted until the birth of her son, Cass.
With motherhood came a brief musical interlude in which she became a doula, a path that she took to with the same effortless aplomb as she did songwriting.

Her welcome return to music was recently kicked off with The Guard, a new EP produced with members of Lansing-Dreiden and Cibo Matto. We asked Domino to give us a glimpse into her creative process, and share her thoughts on some of the things inspiring her work right now. 

The best thing I ever bought on Etsy… By SecretHolidayCo,  the “It’s OK” banner, hung appropriately above my front door.

My crew, shot by Pamela Hanson for Wool and the Gang. One of my favorite photos of my son and boyfriend to date. Cassius is bitty here, but I love how woes he looks… the oldest soul I know.

When I’m not making music, I work as a Birth Doula. I co-founded a collective in Brooklyn called Carriage House Birth. My Mum found this at a flea market in Miami. It screamed “uterus” when I saw it, so I asked her if we could put in my office in Williamsburg, and it quickly became the center piece of the space. 

My sisters are a constant inspiration to me. Both hugely talented, and intensely beautiful, both inside and out. Here are some paintings my sister, Jemima, did of me and my littlest sister, Lola. The portrait of me was what I ended up using for the cover of my new EP, The Guard. I really felt she captured a new found inner calm that I like to think I acquired after becoming a mother. Hopefully that comes across in these new songs too.

This is my view of the blue ridge mountains from our bedroom porch in Afton, Virginia. I was always so humbled by them each morning. It wasn’t the best time to live there for us — we weren’t quite ready for the middle of nowhere. We came back to Brooklyn after a short while, but we both wrote some good songs, and really slowed down for a time, which was so invaluable for us. So, not for nothing… we’re making our way back there slowly. 

II by Unknown Mortal Orchestra is one of my favorite records in a long time.


In 1884, once he completed his military service, young Georges Meliès was sent to the other side of the Channel by his parents to learn English. In London, he was introduced to the magic shows of the famous duo Maskelyne and Cooke, which would highly inspire his work as a movie director a few years later.

With more than five-hundred movies and a daring character, Meliès literally transformed – or rather spurred the burgeoning of the cinema industry at the turn of the 20th century. By challenging his imagination, learning from technical mistakes and playing with the materiality of the tapes, Meliès was the first to introduce special effects in movies such as multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, growing or diminishing figures. 

In pushing the boundaries of creativity and perceived reality, Meliès was able to free himself from the linearity and regularity of the first film makers, becoming known and respected as the first “Cinemagician.” This coming Saturday, the Anthology Film Archives in New York celebrate the work of Georges Meliès by screening a selection of his most notable works.

In 1884, once he completed his military service, young Georges Meliès was sent to the other side of the Channel by his parents to learn English. In London, he was introduced to the magic shows of the famous duo Maskelyne and Cooke, which would highly inspire his work as a movie director a few years later.

With more than five-hundred movies and a daring character, Meliès literally transformed – or rather spurred the burgeoning of the cinema industry at the turn of the 20th century. By challenging his imagination, learning from technical mistakes and playing with the materiality of the tapes, Meliès was the first to introduce special effects in movies such as multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, growing or diminishing figures. 

In pushing the boundaries of creativity and perceived reality, Meliès was able to free himself from the linearity and regularity of the first film makers, becoming known and respected as the first “Cinemagician.” 
This coming Saturday, the Anthology Film Archives in New York celebrate the work of Georges Meliès by screening a selection of his most notable works.


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Every Monday this month, we hand over the lobby at Ace Hotel New York to The Oracle DJs — Diamond Terrifier/Terrible Records — to celebrate the release of five different mixtapes. Last night, special guest Patrick Higgins joined in to celebrate Zs SCORE Remixed, a recent release from Northern Spy. Next week, Representing NYC presents the Zulu P It’s About Music mixtape, and the local hip hop outfit’s first public show in Manhattan.

Up Next:
12/16 - Representing NYC presents a live performance by Zulu P and ‘It’s About Music’ Mixtape release party

12/23 - Diamond Terrifier — Psycho Tropical Cancer Dutty Artz Mixtape release party

12/30 - Diamond Terrifier — Co La’s 'The Subtle Body Wears A Shadow' remix listening party celebrating WIRE Magazine’s Radar compilation release


The Oracle DJs —  Diamond Terrifier/Terrible Records — make their way to the lobby at Ace Hotel New York every Monday this month, celebrating the release of five different mixtapes where Punjabi rap, Tuareg desert rock, Azonto, Juke, Brick and a little bounce share aural space with jazz and classical outliers. We kicked off the series last night with the ‘Derealization’ Mixtape. If you’d like to give it a listen you can do that here, and the tracklist is just below. Stay tuned for tracklists from next week — and the week after that, and the week after that — coming up soon.
Up Next:12/9 - 'SCORE Remixed' Mixtape release party12/16 - Representing NYC presents a live performance by Zulu P and ‘It’s About Music’ Mixtape release party12/23 - Diamond Terrifier — Psycho Tropical Cancer Dutty Artz Mixtape release party12/30 - Diamond Terrifier — Co La’s 'The Subtle Body Wears A Shadow' remix listening party celebrating WIRE Magazine’s Radar compilation release

The Oracle DJs — Diamond Terrifier/Terrible Records — make their way to the lobby at Ace Hotel New York every Monday this month, celebrating the release of five different mixtapes where Punjabi rap, Tuareg desert rock, Azonto, Juke, Brick and a little bounce share aural space with jazz and classical outliers. We kicked off the series last night with the ‘Derealization’ Mixtape. If you’d like to give it a listen you can do that here, and the tracklist is just below. Stay tuned for tracklists from next week — and the week after that, and the week after that — coming up soon.

Up Next:
12/9 - 'SCORE Remixed' Mixtape release party
12/16 - Representing NYC presents a live performance by Zulu P and ‘It’s About Music’ Mixtape release party
12/23 - Diamond Terrifier — Psycho Tropical Cancer Dutty Artz Mixtape release party
12/30 - Diamond Terrifier — Co La’s 'The Subtle Body Wears A Shadow' remix listening party celebrating WIRE Magazine’s Radar compilation release


We went to a preview of the Foundry Theater’s interpretation of Bertolt Brecht’s Good Person of Szechwan last night at the Public Theater at Astor Place in New York, and it BLEW OUR LITTLE MINDS. And it blew our hearts wide open. Taylor Mac is a lightening bolt, the set is painfully charming and the music is impeccable. And of course the (mixed) message tugs, tugs, tugs at the most distracting threads of what it means to be good. If you’re in town during its run, don’t miss it — the show ends November 24. You can get all the info you need for tickets here.



Photos by Carol Rosegg

We went to a preview of the Foundry Theater’s interpretation of Bertolt Brecht’s Good Person of Szechwan last night at the Public Theater at Astor Place in New York, and it BLEW OUR LITTLE MINDS. And it blew our hearts wide open. Taylor Mac is a lightening bolt, the set is painfully charming and the music is impeccable. And of course the (mixed) message tugs, tugs, tugs at the most distracting threads of what it means to be good. If you’re in town during its run, don’t miss it — the show ends November 24. You can get all the info you need for tickets here.

Photos by Carol Rosegg


To close out Notes from the Underground this evening, eleven musicians — including Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), JG Thirlwell (Foetus), and curator/maestro Pat Noecker aka RAFT (Liars, These Are Powers) — will spread themselves throughout the lobby at Ace New York, charged with the deceptively simple task of “working to sustain the notes of A and E.” Your job is to wander, letting your feet and ears create your own unique piece of music. If it’s anything like Noecker’s other happenings, this hourlong performance will be immersive, brainy, and dark around the edges. Read about all the performers and learn more on our calendar. We’ll see, and hear, you tonight.


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