Getting Superfraiche with Arjan Timmermans
By Noah Michelson
Photo: Jason Bell
Arjan Timmermans, one of our 2009 "School Days" themed Out 100 honorees (the dashing blogger and head of Arjanwrites.com was voted "Most Likely To Be in the Computer Lab" and is pictured above left with blogger Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend), will take to Santos Party House in NYC on Thursday night to oversee the second of his Superfraiche concerts.
Earlier this year Timmermans, who launched his site in 2003 and was the first-ever credentialed blogger to cover the MTV VMAs and the Grammys, debuted the Superfraiche series, which aims to introduce and provide a platform for worthy new pop acts, with a show featuring Fritz Helder and the Phantoms, Noah, Kate Havnevik, and Kaci Battaglia.
On Thursday the show will feature Dangerous Muse, Brad Walsh (who, when he isn't making irresistible pop songs, spends his time boyfriending Project Runway's Christian Siriano), Menya, Reni Lane, Sam Taylor, and DJ Josh Madden. All proceeds from the event will benefit War Child, a worldwide organization that provides humanitarian assistance to kids
in war-torn areas around the word. More specifically, this Superfraiche will
support the music programs of Artists United for Children and Youth Development (AUCAYD) in Sierra Leone. British music retailer 7Digital.com will also be giving away free mp3 album downloads to everyone who attends the show.
We caught up with Timmermans at the first Superfraiche concert this summer and here's what he had to say about his inspiration for creating and curating the series:
Superfraiche takes place Thursday night at 7 pm at Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette St, New York, NY. You can get more details about the show at Arjanwrites.com and you can buy tickets to the event here.
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