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.
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »