May 18- Clothing company Ben Sherman threw a big bash at NYC's Gramercy Theatre to celebrate the second edition of its global charity initiative, VIP Plectrums.Artists like Mark Ronson, Coldplay, and Panic! at the Disco have all donated memorabilia to be auctioned off on eBay, with proceeds going to Lifebeat, the music industry's AIDS prevention and education outlet.
The party at Gramercy included sets from Booklyn MC Talib Kweli and rising UK act Graffiti6.The turntables were held down by Josh Madden and DJ DL as comedian John Roberts was the evening's host.
Ask John Lydon: Anger is an energy, but disco is a weapon. Like so many other first-wave punks and post-punks — Wire, Joy Division, the Clash and Blondie, just to name a handful — Johnny Rotten eventually discovered that setting his shredding guitars and caterwauling vocals to a dance-floor thump gave his music a power… More »