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Landon Barker

boohooMAN × Landon Asher Barker

Singer, songwriter and reality TV star Landon Asher Barker launched his new capsule collection with the prominent British retailer boohooMAN. What better way to celebrate the exclusive launch of the musician’s garment line than to have a premiere party in Hollywood.

The soiree was held at the newly opened rooftop lounge Desert 5 Spot. If you are ever in Hollywood, and want stunning city views with live rock and country music, this favorite locale is the place to go. The venue can be found on the top floor of the stylish Tommie Hollywood Hotel.

Upon entering the event, celebrities were greeted with a red carpet to capture the amazing looks from the new line. The punk-rock looks had the usual leather jacket statement, but edged out with accessories and designer accents. One of the crowd favorites was the metallic skeleton studded jacket – a silhouette of a skeleton on a gray leather base with studs along the collar.

The best way to describe the wardrobe of the event would be contemporary acid rock. Landon had a few words about the partnership “the collection is primarily inspired by what I wear on an everyday basis, and boohooMAN really allowed me to showcase that through my creative direction.” He finished with “I love the collection created because it feels very me. The rocker elements really reflect my personal style, and I am so proud of the vibe we cultivated through every look. I’ve been into fashion from a very young age so it’s been fun to create something on my own.” Looking Through the selection of clothes you can see the rockstar persona shine through.

The end of the event was followed by a performance. The young artist gave the guests a show to remember. He performed two unreleased songs, and a Juice Wrld cover to pay respects to his recently passed friend, TikTok star Cooper Noriega. Juice Wrld and Cooper were huge inspirations to Landon’s career, and to pay tributes to both icons he sang Armed and Dangerous.

After the performance ended you can clearly see being musically inclined doesn’t fall far from the family tree. The legendary drummer for Blink-182 and Kourtney Kardashian’s new husband Travis Barker was in attendance supporting his son. This young composer seems to already have built a strong foundation in the Hollywood scene. The evening was filled with other rising talent like Charli Damelio, Dixie Damelio, Austin Mahone, 24K Goldn and many others.

The boohooMAN x Landon Barker collection, available globally on boohooMAN.com, features bold colors, chain metal details and faux-leather statement pieces. The product ranges from$19- $67, making the range accessible while in keeping with the fashion forward elements that compliment Landon’s style. Find more info here.

Article:

Yash Thadani, Krishan Narsinghani

National AIDS Memorial quilt shot by Amy Sullivan via 360 Magazine

AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT

35 YEARS SINCE ITS FIRST PANELS WERE STITCHED, THE AIDS MEMORIAL QUILT REMAINS A POWERFUL TEACHING TOOL FOR HEALTH ACTION, REMEMBRANCE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Thousands see largest Quilt display in a decade with 3,000 panels made during the darkest days of the pandemic and in recent years, a reminder that the fight for a cure, health and social justice is not over

 National AIDS Memorial announces $2.4 million grant from Gilead Sciences to launch the Quilt Southern Initiative for new Quilt programming to tackle rising HIV rates within communities of color

It has been 35 years since the first panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt were stitched together, sparking a national movement for action, justice and remembrance for an epidemic that has claimed over 36 million lives around the world. 

More than 3,000 Quilt panels were displayed in Golden Gate Park – each 3’ x 6’ panel the size of a grave – remembering a life lost to AIDS.  The Quilt’s presence – the largest display in more than a decade – demonstrated its unique power to comfort, heal and be used as a catalyst for action today in the ongoing struggle for health and social justice.

“What started as a protest thirty-five years ago to demand action turned into a movement that served as a wake-up call to the nation that thousands upon thousands of people were dying. Today, the Quilt is just as relevant and even more important, particularly in the wake of Covid-19 and recent gun violence our nation has faced,” said Cleve Jones, who joined with co-founders Mike Smith and Gert McMullin to begin the unfolding and reading names ceremony. “The fact is that the struggles we face today which result from health and social inequities are the issues we will face again if we don’t learn from the lessons of the past.”

A constant each day was the continuous reading aloud of names lost to AIDS, which could be subtly heard throughout the meadow. On display were many original panels made during the darkest days of the AIDS pandemic as well as ones made in recent years, a reminder that the AIDS crisis is not over.  Thousands of visitors took part in the historic two-day event, experiencing the beauty of each panel and the stories of love stitched into their fabric.

“The Quilt remains a powerful symbol of hope, remembrance and action by pulling the thread from one generation to the next for health and social justice,” said John Cunningham, CEO of the National AIDS Memorial. “We must continue the Quilt’s 35-year legacy of bringing it to communities throughout the nation to fight for a cure, and to serve as a teach tool and catalyst for change.”

In the midst of this powerful backdrop, the National AIDS Memorial announced a $2.4 million grant from Gilead Sciences to launch the Quilt Southern Initiative to create new Quilt programming to address the disproportionate impact of HIV in the Southern U.S. A major focus will be to reach communities of color, which experience higher rates of new infections and lower rates of treatment and prevention.

“Throughout its 35-year history, the Quilt has touched hearts and minds by connecting communities through hope and remembrance,” said Daniel O’Day, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Gilead Sciences. “This new initiative with the National AIDS Memorial will bring the Quilt to the Southern United States, reaching communities most affected by HIV/AIDS with the powerful stories that are stitched into its panels.”

Working together with the Southern AIDS Coalition and other community partners, the National AIDS Memorial will launch a Call My Name Southern Quilting program, organizing new panel-making workshops to ensure that southern communities and stories are reflected in the Quilt, to build on the Quilt’s legacy of activism, and to raise greater awareness of lives lost to HIV/AIDS, then and now.  Later this fall, sections of the Quilt will be displayed in communities of impact in the South as part of a curated storytelling exhibition, programming and activities in partnership with local organizations and advocates.

“Quilt making has such powerful storytelling tradition and deep history in the South, particularly within the Black community,” said Dafina Ward, Executive Director of the Southern AIDS Coalition. “We are honored to work in partnership with the National AIDS Memorial and Gilead to launch this new program and connect the AIDS Quilt to southern communities. The Quilt symbolizes the power of community, of remembrance, and celebrating legacy. All of which is critical to ending HIV-related stigma.”

Today, more than 1.3 million people are living with HIV in the United States with over 30,000 new cases being reported each year. Marginalized populations, particularly Black, Hispanic, API and LGBTQI+ communities, are disproportionately impacted. Four decades since the first cases of AIDS were reported, more than 700,000 lives have been lost to the disease in the U.S. alone.  In 1993, HIV was the leading cause of death for Black men between ages 25-44. By 2004, HIV became the leading cause of death for Black women in the same age group. Today, according to the latest figures provided by the CDC, Black Americans make up 42% of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S., with half of those diagnoses occurring in southern states, and rates rising among certain segments of the population. While rates of infection have decreased overall in recent years, rates continue to rise among Black men.  Racism, HIV stigma, homophobia, poverty, and barriers to health care continue to drive these disparities.

“We are thankful to Gilead for its leadership and vision and look forward to working together with many community partners in the coming months to launch this meaningful initiative,” added Cunningham. “Making new quilt panels is a way to bring to the forefront the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Black community and a way to raise greater awareness that change these statistics.”

The Quilt is considered the largest community arts project in the world, now surpassing 50,000 individually sewn panels with more than 110,000 names stitched into its 54 tons of fabric that honors lives lost to AIDS.  Its first panels were created in June of 1987 when a group of strangers, led by gay rights activist Cleve Jones, gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives they feared history would forget. This meeting of devoted friends, lovers and activists would serve as the foundation for The NAMES Project’s AIDS Memorial Quilt.  Each panel made measured 3 ft by 6 ft, the size of a human grave. They saw the Quilt as an activist tool to push the government into taking action to end the epidemic.

Gilead Sciences is the presenting partner for the 35th Anniversary Display of the Quilt. Other major partners include Quest Diagnostics, San Francisco Recreation and Parks, UCSF, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chevron, Dignity Health, Goldman Sachs, Uber, Verizon and ViventHealth.  A complete list of partners can be found HERE.

Learn more about the National AIDS Memorial, the Quilt and this historic display HERE.

*Photo by Amy Sullivan

Veep of Marketing at Lexus via 360 MAGAZINE

Vinay Shahani

Vice President – Head of Marketing at Lexus, Toyota Motor North America

*Listen to Vinay Shahani’s full conversation with Vaughn Lowery on the 360 MAG Podcast HERE.

As a crowded child growing up in and around Detroit, Vinay Shahani was exposed to the motor industry at a very young age. He started working at the Ford Motor Company when his father (of Sindhi descent) emigrated from India to the United States in the 1960s. Vinay became a car lover under the influence of his father: “He was in the car business, and I was also in the car business because I was his son, and I loved that.” Once he moved to Michigan, Vinay earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University. Currently, Vinay lives in the Dallas area.

Vinay is Vice President of Marketing for Lexus, a Japanese high-end car brand created by Toyota Inc., a position he has held since January 2021. He is responsible for Lexus’ marketing activities, including advertising campaigns, media and digital, product marketing and lifecycle management, auto shows, incentive and experiential marketing, and motorsports. He creates a “speak up” environment to make the opinions of all members of his team visible (agency partners and internal staff). Identifying social and commercial values helps expand the brand to various groups of consumers who may not align with the preferences of the Asian population, such as Walton Isaacson (black, Hispanic, and LGBTIQ community) and the IW group.

In addition, he oversees motorsports, engagement marketing, car shows, and other consumer events throughout the United States. Vasser Sullivan is a race team, with worldwide competitors such as Cadillac, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi, that Lexus empowers with some of the best drivers –  “We definitely want to win, and we have a winning team.” Meanwhile, Lexus also helps improve consumers’ skills in car track by providing the opportunity to study professionally at Performance Driving School.

Since the brand is determined to treat consumers as valued guests, one of Vinay’s top initiatives iis Lexus Hospitality, as it is inspired by the Japanese spirit of hospitality and is committed to providing excellence in customer service. 

Another dimension within the marketing field is monitoring and analyzing the results after experimenting with the Lexus IS 500 model and the Lexus RC F Track Edition. 

Under the massive influence of the metaverse today, Vinay mentions that Lexus is creating its own Mark Netscape plus Upstream to figure out what the role of Lexus is as a brand in the metaverse. In addition, they are in talks with global partners like Lexus International to find out what is being sought out in Japan while identifying markets in the US, Canada, and Great Britain. Based on the diverse target audience of Lexus in the United States, Vinay seeks to use digital media and the National Brand Day to show brand culture and emotion, even

creating a TikTok account to get closer to younger audiences.  

As a high environment-friendly brand, by 2035, Vinay plans for Lexus to be a ‘global 100% battery electric’ vehicle brand to reduce fossil fuel consumption and emissions. With these measures, it’s great to see the carbon footprint will be reduced thanks to the company’s shift. 

Finally, Vinay adds that “it is important that we know who we are as a brand from a strategic perspective.” With this, they are trying to add attractive and technological accessories to their vehicles that give the driver great confidence in the handling and control of their car. “Maintaining a love for performance cars gets your heart rate up, it excites you, and that’s something we definitely want to associate with different brands.”

Article: 

Andrea Esteban, Vaughn Lowery, Krishan Narsinghani, Armon Hayes

Resources:

Lexus & Toyota Motor North America

Links to the 2023 product announcements: Toyota New Product Showcase and 

Lexus New Product Showcase

RZ images can be found within the 2023 Lexus RZ album on this page.

Link to each brand’s Livestream press conference:

Toyota | Lexus

Link to Toyota Connected ‘Cabin Awareness’ Concept press release

Links to the final PDFs of the speaker support slides for each presentation:

Toyota , Lexus × Sequoia First Drive

Follow Vinay Shahani: Instagram | LinkedIn

NGLCC Winner!

nglccNY Biz of the Month: 360

This May, nglccNY is proud to spotlight 360 MAGAZINE as their second nglccNY Biz of the Month! They spoke with Vaughn Lowery (he/him/his) about 360 MAGAZINE’S services and what makes his business unique. Read their Q&A with Lowery below:

What is your business?

360 MAGAZINE is an award-winning international publishing popular culture and design. We showcase state-of-the-art brands, entities and trends to creators of global tastes within their respective communities. Our founding members possess more than 30 years of collective experience both as notable talent and uber-professionals in the fields of art, music, fashion, auto, travel, spirits and entertainment. We are not just journalists, but represent an advocacy and social change movement.

What is unique about your business?

In 2009, we came up with an organization that embraced POC, women and the LGBTQIA+ community. Our mission was to extend the microphone to their once unheard-of voices. To date, the platform has continued to grow and feed neglected communities through mainstream media.

How has being a Certified LGBTBE® impacted your business? Why did you join nglccNY?

We particularly turned to nglccNY for its historical connections and maternalistic approach to boutique brands with similar perspectives. We are extremely fortunate, as are the possibilities that flow from that.

What is your favorite part about the nglccNY community?

The most intriguing component of the chapter is fellowship, consistently engaging with individuals and entities who celebrate their uniqueness as we do.

What does it mean to you to be an LGBTQ+ entrepreneur?

Being an LGBTQ+ enterpriser has enabled us to thrive and prosper in these dark times. We have expanded our volumes to include politics and tech; launched our NFT Animal Series on OpenSea; introduced 360 MAG Podcast on Apple and Spotify and published the first installment of our Move Like Water × Be Fluid series – a youthful self-help book, marketing manifest with heart wrenching testimonials. Indeed, with our certification announcement, I have become a more confident leader in a ketsado, pushing for limitless inclusion.

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*A letter to our potential partners.

Skull graphic for use by 360 Mag

Mothers Against Drug Deaths

Mothers of children killed by fentanyl and mothers of homeless addicts living on the streets of San Francisco launched the first in a series of blistering advertisements yesterday intended to warn tourists against visiting the city, citing deadly open-air drug markets.

Virtually every media outlet in San Francisco showed up to cover the ad rollout yesterday with some fantastic local coverage, see HERE.

The mothers held a press conference this past Monday in Union Square, San Francisco, to answer questions from members of the press.

By juxtaposing images of iconic San Francisco tourism landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars alongside statements that highlight the city’s out-of-control fentanyl pandemic, the ads portray a striking “myth vs. reality.”  While Mayor London Breed has been pitching the city as a tourist destination to Europe, Mothers Against Drug Deaths, the organization responsible for the ads, encourages people to stay away. 

Parents worldwide should know that San Francisco is unsafe for children and families,” said Jacqui Berlinn, co-founder of Mothers Against Drug Deaths. “My son is at risk of dying because the San Francisco city government, with the support of Governor Gavin Newsom, refuses to arrest him for breaking the law and mandate treatment.

The ad campaign arrives on the heels of Breed’s attempts to rebrand San Francisco as a tourist destination.  In truth, according to the US Census, from July 2020 – July 2021, nearly 55,000 people left San Francisco, second only to Manhattan in a county population decrease.  Many of them left citing the city’s open-air drug markets. 

Berlinn organized the first protest against open-air drug dealing in San Francisco in 2021.  She and other mothers, including Gina McDonald, and Michelle Leopold raised money to purchase a large billboard in Union Square, one of the city’s main tourist destinations and shopping districts, and on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms.

I feel Mayor Breed is putting their (tourists) children’s lives in danger just as she has done with ours.” Gina McDonald, whose daughter has frequented SF to buy and use drugs. “While many kids in this city have to be walked to school by SF hired patrol, this Mayor has the audacity to invite other families to visit. Breed’s status quo has failed both those suffering on the street and those who witness their demise.

The ad was created by the local advertising firm Underground Advertising. Charlie Cardillo, who created the ads for the women, said the goal was to brand the deadly drug fentanyl, which caused the vast majority of the 1,362 drug deaths in SF in 2020 and 2021, as a stereotypical and globally recognized part of San Francisco as much as its Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Dungeness crabs, and sourdough bread.

Former San Francisco homeless addict and recovery advocate Tom Wolf said he supported the mothers and what they were doing. “San Francisco refuses to do what it must and shut down the open-air drug dealing and drug market. The city, especially the Tenderloin and downtown neighborhoods, has become unsafe for families and children.

The open drug market and normalization of public drug use drew my daughter to San Francisco. Not the Golden Gate Bridge or The Embarcadero, and I never want another parent to feel this anguish. The mayor should really consider solving her own humanitarian crises at home before asking others to join in.” 

My son died from Fentanyl poisoning, and when I learned how he died, I vowed to do all I could to keep other parents from suffering the same endless pain,” said Leopold.  “Yet San Francisco’s fentanyl poisoning numbers are exploding, as are the overdoses of those addicted to fentanyl.  All that’s happened is a fence installed to shield drug dealing and drug use from being seen. I still have seen no positive results from the (declared State of Emergency and the) Linkage center, including no results that we anticipated for those asking for help with mental illness or addiction treatment… and inside the linkage, the center remains a safe place. For drug dealing.

The reality is that San Francisco is becoming as famous for cheap fentanyl and open-air drug markets as for the Golden Gate Bridge and beautiful redwood forests, ” said Jacqui Berlinn.  “The epidemic and the open-air drug markets aren’t only killing San Francisco’s economy; they’re killing our children.”

Ellen Grantz, a mother of young teens in San Francisco who joined MADD to support their cause, said, “I worry every day about the complacency toward lethal drugs in our city; it’s not right for the people suffering from addiction, and it’s terrifying for kids to witness it as an accepted way of life. 

We often hear there are not enough resources, but the truth is there are hundreds of treatment beds vacant while the city doubles down on distributing Narcan and flyers on how to use fentanyl.  It must be demoralizing for frontline staff to work tirelessly to help people when the system is clearly failing.  We are asking the city to shift from addiction maintenance, which is killing people, to addiction recovery.”

Leaders of the grassroots organization want Governor Newsom to lead the effort for local governments to break up the open-air drug scenes, for drug dealers to stop selling dangerous drugs, and for (people who suffer from addiction) who break the law, to restore mandatory drug treatment as an alternative to jail.

Mothers Against Drug Deaths fentanyl San Francisco ad via Charlie Cardillo for use by 360 MAGAZINE
Ad created by Charlie Cardillo
Fabletics Swim

Fabletics Makes a Splash

By: Yash Thadani

Fabletics, the brand that has taken the athletic wear space by storm is now entering the swim apparel market. To showcase their new collection, the team put on a spectacular event in a beautiful house in Los Angeles, CA. 

Approaching the residence, the women’s swim collection was on display in the center of the house. Immediately able to tell the quality of the fabric was exceptional, and the silhouettes of all the women’s pieces depicted originality. A few of the styles included were different variations of bandeau bikini tops and flattering one pieces. The crowd favorite from the women’s collection was the Noa String Tie One Piece in wild wisteria. The piece is appropriate to wear around your grandparents, but desirable enough to wear at a pool party with friends.

The assortment of mens swim garments were to die for. The wardrobe consisted of chic colored swim trunks made with chlorine resistant material. The mens collections also  included a matching terry-cloth shirt and shorts for throwing on when you hop out the pool. The athleisure brand’s design team had really outdone themselves with this compilation of swimwear.  

“Our members love Fabletics because they can count on us to always offer something new and bold. We are thrilled to officially introduce swim and deliver the best combination of style and performance at an unmatched price to complement the rest of our customer’s lifestyle and wardrobe,” said Jennifer Chevchek, VP of Design.

Wandering towards the back of the home, an enormous backyard with the guests participating in yoga and enjoying brunch with an amazing view of Los Angeles. Attendees were welcomed to blueberry muffins, croissants, fruit cups and more. There was also a bar that was serving coffee, pressed juice and hard kombucha.

The entire event was planned extremely well, and the whole collection exhibited versatility. The emphasis on the brand trying to be inclusive of all body shapes and sizes is admirable. Size from both collections range from XXS-4XL. Shop their latest collection on April 1st, 2021 at www.fabletics.com

About Fabletics

Founded in 2013 and headquartered in El Segundo, CA. Fabletics is the largest digitally native activewear brand in the world. By fusing style-centric designs with high-performance technology, Fabletics is creating the world’s most fashionable, high-performance active lifestyle products at an accessible price. Driven by its innovative VIP membership program serving over 2 million loyal members and powered by analysis from its Fashion OS tech platform enabling deep customer understanding, Fabletics has evolved activewear beyond the gym into every walk of life, guided by its foundational belief that everyone and everybody deserves to look and feel their best.

See and shop the collections in the US, Canada, Europe and in person at the brand’s state-of-the-art retail stores in over 75 locations.

Johnnie Walker for Angel City FC

By Yash Thadani, Krishan Narsinghani

Johnnie Walker, the notably acclaimed scotch-whiskey brand, has launched a long-term initiative, First Strides. To kick-start this enterprise, an exclusive event was held at Los Angeles’s very own Catch One with Johnnie Walker doing a collaboration with the Los Angeles professional women’s soccer team Angel City FC. The Mid-City nightclub was the perfect venue to celebrate the steps that are being taken for women’s progression, and what better way to portray women’s forwardness by having the Angel City FC soccer team in representation.

Immediately upon entering, the right side of the venue had a soccer goal being used as an aesthetic for pictures. Straight ahead of the cabaret, the drink menu presented different variations of Johnnie Walker cocktails. The crowd favorite was called Welcome to LA, a gingery-lemony drink that contained a heavy pour of Black Label. In the interim while waiting for the drinks to be dealt, a multitude of servers were walking around passing out the variety of hor d’oeuvres. There were small plates with dishes like tuna tartar, mini cheeseburgers and more. As the attendees wrapped up their post-dinner snack, guests were directed to go towards the rear of the building. 

The back of Catch One is where the majority of the invitees continued to mingle and enjoy the party. The night really began when the live show commenced. The Los Angeles Marching Band, and upcoming artist Tia P performed the newly released ACFC anthem Running with the Angels. This track was created by five-time Grammy Award-winning artist Brittany Howard and LA-based artist Tia P. The anthem is an ode to the team’s trailblazing spirit, as the world’s first majority women-founded, owned and operated pro-soccer team. The song will serve as a celebratory anthem for the team and their fans. Key members of the Angel City FC community including Christen Press and Julie Ertz. VIPs attended, including the likes of Lilly Singh, Kenya Barris and more. Safe to say, the live performance of the Angel City FC’s newly commended track was the highlight of the evening. It was the perfect depiction of the proclivity behind pushing women forward.  

Along with the hype anthem release, Johnnie Walker will enable more people to take bold steps towards progress through a series of First Strides grants. Anyone 21+ can apply for a First Stride grant but the brand will continue to dedicate funding to communities where inequality exists. Through a partnership with go-to crowdfunding marketplace IFundWomen, Johnnie Walker will continue to support women entrepreneurs and fuel women-owned businesses. The brand is also introducing a grants and mentorship program with first-of-its-kind streaming service Blacktag, who is changing the model for pay equity among black creators.

Catch One, formerly known as Jewel’s Catch One, was a landmark for the city of Los Angeles. This iconic night club was originally known as the longest standing gay dance-bar, and Initially opened in 1973. Forty years later a new owner did a complete revamp of the location. This historic site still continues to serve its purpose for having a good time. 

Enter the Void via Nychos for use by 360 Magazine

SPOTLIGHT: NYCHOS

Blending themes of morbid corporeality with the colorful, hyper-loony aesthetic descended from comics and cartoons, Nychos has developed a unique style that performs with powerhouse effect whether on the street or in the gallery.

Raised in a traditional Viennese hunting family, death and dissection were daily business for Nychos. The proximity to animal viscera had a profound effect on him psychologically and visually–he now explores the theme of dissection in his art, pushing it to playful extremes.

In Nychos’ world, Spongebob has a skeleton, people live inside rabbits and there is always something wicked underneath. Pumped up on the visual adrenaline of comics, heavy metal and graffiti, Nychos’ work reflects the immense energy and technical focus necessary to produce work on the massive scale he has reached on the streets.

Colliding style and subject matter, Nychos slices up animals and innocent childhood characters with unflinching graphic precision. His work confronts the viewer with wicked insistence, using the shock of cartoon violence as a vehicle for exploring subtler themesof mortality and temporality. Nychos pays homage to these deathless cartoon heroes by peeling them open and giving them human substance. His artwork reflects the psychology of an art scene in which creations are sometimes swept away as soon as created.

Nychos also uses subtle imagery such as plastic in an orca’s belly, weaving political commentary seamlessly into his pieces. Using delicious color-scapes and wild, fuming lines to create his characters–whether with paintbrush or spray can–Nychos works with unmatched dynamism.

His command over his tools indicates a work ethic that promises only more staggering output from thisartist. Nychos’ paintings and drawings have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, including six solo exhibitions (Turino, Detroit, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, Paris) in the past two years alone.

These pieces serve as unique compliments to his massive public works that give character to cities all over the world. The artist’s last solo show took place in Zurich and was opened in October 2015. A cooperation with Jonathan Levine is planned for 2016. Nychos currently lives and works out of Rabbit Eye Movement, his studio and art space located in Vienna.

Nychos art inside of 360 MAGAZINE.
Nychos art inside of 360 MAGAZINE.
Nychos art inside of 360 MAGAZINE.
BoyWithUke via Brian Ziff for Republic Records use by 360 Magazine

BoyWithUke Tour

Positioned for a major breakthrough this year, singer, songwriter, and producer BoyWithUke will embark on a much-anticipated global headline tour this spring. His headline tour begins on April 19th at Heaven in London; then he will visit multiple countries across Europe and conclude the tour in the US on May 10th at The Roxy in Los Angeles and May 12th at Bowery Ballroom in New York. Tickets will be available HERE on Friday, February 11th at 10am local time. BoyWithUke’s headline tour will be followed by a slew of dates supporting AJR on their upcoming North American tour this summer, which kicks off in May and includes shows in Nashville, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and more. Check out the full list of upcoming dates below.

BoyWithUke‘s most recent single “Long Drives” continues to gain traction. Not only has it amassed over 7 million Spotify streams, but it has also racked up over 10 million YouTube views on the music video. Ones To Watch recently raved, “with his face hidden behind an LED faceplate, we may not know who BoyWithUke is, but one thing we know for certain is that he’s poised to be the next big thing.” Indie Shuffle noted, “the sadness of this track is electric, it surprises and enthralls,” and added, “‘Long Drives’ makes melancholy easy to listen to and utterly impactful in the space of alt-pop joy.”

Meanwhile, the success of his viral smash “Toxic” has translated across mediums. It continues to climb the Alternative Radio Chart, currently claiming a spot in the Top 20 at #16. Not to mention, its global streams have exceeded 548 million and counting. This week alone, it reached #60 on the Billboard Global 200 Chart and vaulted into the Top 75 on Spotify’s US Weekly Top Songs Chart and Top 25 on Spotify’s Global Weekly Top Songs Chart. He has also attracted north of 3.4 million followers on TikTok. SiriusXM and Amazon have both pegged him as a 2022 “Artist To Watch,” and Ones To Watch crowned him “One of the most delightful surprises of the year.” Recently, BoyWithUke performed the track for Genius’ Open Mic–watch the performance HERE!

BoyWithUke 2022 Tour Dates

April 19th – London, UK – Heaven*

April 20th – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Tolhuistuin*

April 23rd – Berlin, Germany – Gretchen*

April 23rd – Munich, Germany – Hansa 39*

May 10th – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy*

May 12th – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom*

May 27th – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater^

May 28th – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center^

May 29th – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater^

May 31st – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre^

June 1st – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre^

June 3rd – Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre @ Tinley Park^

June 4th – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater^

June 5th – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory^

June 8th – Omaha, NE – Baxter Arena^

June 11th – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater^

June 12th – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center^

June 14th – Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheater^

June 15th – Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater^

June 17th – San Francisco, CA – Concord Amphitheater^

June 19th – Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheater^

June 21st – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion^

June 22nd – San Diego, CA – The Park at Petco Park^

June 24th – Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan^

* Headline Show

^ Supporting AJR

About BoyWithUke

What do we know about BoyWithUke? If you quickly scan TikTok you can figure out he is a musical artist who writes and produces all of his own music, creating songs in his dorm room on GarageBand while hiding his face from the public with his now signature glowing mask. Take a deeper look and you’ll see he frequently posts “minute long songs,” many times written in response to requests from fans. His biggest hit to date was written after a fan commented “make a song about toxic friends plzzzx,” and the response was the song “Toxic.” The song describes how it feels when you realize all your friends are terrible people (people you’d probably be better off without), but the thought of being alone makes you feel even worse. The song has taken over the Spotify charts: hitting Top 10 and Top 15 on the Global & U.S. Spotify Viral Chart, Top 20 on Global Spotify Chart, and peaking at over 2 million streams per day. The song follows his previous full-length projects Melatonin Dreams, Fever Dreams, Trouvaille EP, and his latest Faded EP (featuring numerous songs created from his TikTok “minute long songs” project). We don’t know much about BoyWithUke yet, but we do know he’s an artist everyone is talking about.

Beer illustrated by Mina Tocalini for 360 MAGAZINE.

SF Beer Week Kick Off Party

1st Amendment Brewery hosts the official SF Beer Week 2022 Kick Off Party (East Bay) at its San Leandro brewery with 29 East Bay craft breweries pouring their latest releases this Friday, February 11, 2022. One of the biggest nights in California craft beer, the Bay Area Brewers Guild teams up with 21st Amendment and four other breweries across the greater SF Bay Area region for five epic parties on February 11 to represent each of the Guild’s five chapters (SF, East Bay, North Bay, Silicon Valley, Coast). The Kick-Off events sub in for the annual Opening Gala to showcase Guild members within their local beer scenes while keeping the celebrations more intimate, and safe.

For the SF Beer Week Kick Off Party (East Bay), 21st Amendment Brewery opens up 11,000 square feet of indoor capacity plus their beer garden for the annual fundraiser for the Bay Area Brewers Guild. In addition to 29 breweries pouring unlimited tasters of their amazing beers, an array of food trucks (21A Food Truck, Square Pizza, Roadside Rotisserie) and live music (Charles Wheal Band) will ignite an unforgettable evening with hundreds of different beers available for attendees to taste.

The following breweries will participate in the SF Beer Week 2022 Kick Off Party (East Bay): 21st Amendment Brewery, Almanac Beer Co., Altamont Beer Works, Bruehol Benicia Brewing, Buck Wild Brewing, Calicraft Brewing, Canyon Club Brewery, Canyon Lakes Brewery, Danville Brewing, Del Cielo Brewing, Drake’s Brewing, East Brother Beer Co., Epidemic Ales, Faction Brewing, Federation Brewing, Fieldwork Brewing, Five Suns Brewing, Ghost Town Brewing, Gilman Brewing, Headlands Brewing, Heretic Brewing, Oakland United Beerworks, Ocean View Brew Works, Origin Brewer, Original Pattern, Pennyweight Craft Brewery, Shadow Puppet Brewing, Side Gate Brewery, and Temescal Brewing.

Along with a stellar lineup of East Bay breweries spotlighting their new beer releases, five Bay Area Brewers Guild SF Beer Week Collaboration Beers will also be available for tastings throughout the event: Red Whale (Tropical West Coast Red IPA), Hop Drip (Sour Fruit IPA), Juxtapose (DDH West Coast IPA), Pure Harmony (Cold IPA), and Intrinsic (Enhanced West Coast IPA).

21st Amendment Brewery pours many of its beloved beers at the SF Beer Week Kick Off Party (East Bay), including its latest small-batch release in their Chalkboard Project: Double Happiness (Double IPA, 8.75% ABV). The Chalkboard Project features astonishingly fresh 21st Amendment limited-edition beers (16 oz. cans in 4-packs) that commemorate the creative minds behind chalkboard designs for thousands of beers at breweries across the country. Double Happiness is a Double IPA with big brash hop flavors and aromas of pineapple, tangerine zest, and orange marmalade. Double Happiness is vibrantly packaged with a colorful label celebrating Valentine’s Day with candy hearts having fun phrases such as “Brew & Me,” “Luv U Beerly,” “Wheat Heart,” “Hoppy 4 You,” “Cheers 2 You,” “Hey Hop Stuff,” and more.

VIP and General Admission sessions are available for purchase online with VIP admission from 4:30pm – 6:00pm, and GA admission from 6:00pm – 10:00pm. To purchase tickets to the SF Beer Week Kick Off Party (East Bay), please visit Eventbrite. Please note that there will be no tickets sold at the door.

All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (both doses for Moderna and Pfizer, single dose for Johnson & Johnson). Proof of vaccination is one of the following: CDC Vaccination Card (photos will be accepted) or a CA Digital Vaccine Card available HERE

About 21st Amendment Brewery22 years ago (established in 2000), Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan opened the doors to the 21st Amendment brewpub in San Francisco’s historic South Park neighborhood. In addition to quickly becoming one of the city’s favorite pubs, 21st Amendment began expanding beyond the Bay Area by helping to pioneer the movement to canned craft beer. Known for their witty names and delicious brews, 21st Amendment offers year-round selections, as well as seasonal offerings and their infamous once-in-a-while limited-edition releases. Sold in 33 states plus Washington D.C., 21st Amendment produces beer in its state-of-the-art brewery headquarters in San Leandro, California, and is among the top 50 craft beer brewers in America.