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Upcoming Performance in LA: Desert Nights at the Standard Hotel (Music)

I’ll be playing a set on August 6th at the Standard Hotel in Los Angeles. Ethan Glazer will accompany me on bass and vocals.

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Wednesday August 6, 2014
Desert Nights hosted by DJ Valida
The Standard – Cactus Lounge – 8300 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood
7:30pm Zach Smith
8:30pm Rebecca Schiffman

9:30pm Skin & Bones

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Last Brucennial Install Pics (Art)

Here are two install shots of my piece in the Last Brucennial that my brother took for me.

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The Last Brucennial (Art)

I made a triptych called “Woodies #2″ which will be on view in the historic LAST BRUCENNIAL exhibition opening tonight.

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Opening: March 6, 6pm – 10pm
On view: March 7 – April 4
837 Washington Street, Manhattan, NYC

Some links:
http://brucennial.com/
http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/interviews/the-last-brucennial-the-interview/

 

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Free Download – New Song “Little Ronnie” (Music)

Here’s a one-off song called “Little Ronnie” that Faris McReynolds produced.
We recorded it in Los Angeles in January, 2014.

Little Ronnie: free download and streaming on Soundcloud.

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LOVE SONGS Benefit for Leave Out Violence. (Music)

Tomorrow night in Los Angeles I will be performing a few songs at a fundraiser for Leave Out Violence at Fonogenic Studios. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.

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RUNT PARTY: Jewelry inspired by pets (Jewelry)

I just launched a new Kickstarter project called RUNT PARTY.

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It’s a collection of necklaces and keychains inspired by our three pets. They are all available as backer rewards for $25 and under and I am also making a very limited number of Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry pieces available for backers at a great discount.

Please check out the project on Kickstarter for the full story:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/696821682/runt-party-jewelry-inspired-by-pets

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Capsule Vegas Recap in Pictures (Jewelry)

This summer Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry exhibited at the CAPSULE Las Vegas tradeshow, hosted by The Venetian. Here are some pics.
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Pics from The Satellite (Music)

Pics by Brent Rowley
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Me and my new guitar have cameo in Eleanor Friedberger’s new video (Music)

Scott Jacobson directed the music video for Eleanor Friedberger‘s “Stare at the Sun” from her new album “Personal Record.” I play guitar in the video band.

Screenshot:

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Show in Silverlake with Chief coming up on Tuesday, April 15 (Music)

I’m opening for my old friends CHIEF at The Satellite as part of their April residency!


Details are on the SHOWS page.

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Pics from Besant Lodge show (Music)

Here are some pics from the beautiful Besant Lodge in Los Angeles where I performed this past Thursday with John Keith and C.C. Carana.


photo of me by Sarah Masslon


C.C. Carana and John Dylan Keith


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C.C. Carana

The Audience


Sound Guy, Bryan

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Pics from Los Angeles shows (Music)



Photo by Gary Ho



Photo by Gavril Lourie


Photo by Scott Jacobson


Photo by Shanee Pink

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LA Music Debut, and I moved to LA (Music)

I moved to LA last week.

I will be playing my first OFFICIAL LA show

February 2, 2013
Hotel Cafe
1623 1/2 N Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
$5, 21+
Doors 6:30pm
Rebecca Schiffman 7pm

 

 

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UES Jewelry Collection available at BLUE TREE on the UES! (Jewelry)

Blue Tree, the two-story boutique owned by Phoebe Cates on Madison Avenue between 91st Street and 92nd Street has been one of my favorite local spots for years so I’m very excited that they are now carrying pieces from my Upper East Side Jewelry Collection.  Please stop by and check it out!

Also, fun fact: Phoebe Cates’s husband the academy award winning actor Kevin Kline does the voice for Mr. Fishoeder on the TV show Bob’s Burgers.

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RS Jewelry now available at Fair Folks Cafe in NYC (Jewelry)

Select pieces from Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry’s Upper East Side Collection are now available at the new Fair Folks Cafe in NYC.

Learn about this unique coffee/design shop on the New York Times website.

Me with Aurora and Anthony, founders of Fair Folks and a Goat.

 

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Report of Show at Vox Populi (Music)

Thank you very much to everyone who came to the show this month at Vox Populi in Atwater Village, Los Angeles!
The two other bands, Last in Class and Paper Pilots were excellent. Thank you to Scott Jacobson and KCRW DJ Marion Hodges for setting up this show.  The lighting was a little strange but here are some dark photos.

 

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Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry on Bachelor Pad? (Jewelry)

Yep!

Composer, arranger, and vocal coach Ben Toth was a guest on last weeks episode #307 of Bachelor Pad. Here he is attempting to teach a tone deaf contestant to sing Night Ranger’s Sister Christian. He is wearing the Flower Escutcheon Necklace from Rebecca Schiffman jewelry’s Upper East Side Collection.

Also, here is a blog post I really like from Ben on Huffington Post.

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A little shout out in AP (Music)

Thanks to Walter Schreifels for the shout out in last month’s Alternative Press Magazine!
Too bad we never finished the Pearl Harbor album. Here are some pics of Pearl Harbor in action.

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Julia met the President and the First Lady (Jewelry)

That conversation may or may not have taken place, but the enchanting Julia Nasser definitely did meet the President and First Lady!


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Red Flag movie soundtrack by Teddy Blanks, feat. me singing on a song. (Music)

RED FLAG, a film directed by Alex Karpovsky just premiered at the LA Film Festival.  Teddy Blanks scored the entire movie and I am proud to say I sang on one song.

SONG (listen or download for free!)
(Wavin’ Like A) Red Flag by Teddy Blanks (feat. Rebecca Schiffman)

And here’s a review of Red Flag, the movie on IndieWire.

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Me in Carnegie Hill News (Jewelry)

I’m very excited to finally be featured in the Carnegie Hill News, the neighborhood newsletter put out by Carnegie Hill Neighbors. I’ve been reading it for years and now my time has come!

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Video of Me Performing in Los Angeles, New Song! (Music)

Last weekend I performed at a home in Atwater Village.  Scott Jacobson has posted video of it HERE.  The third song “Song for a Writer” is pretty new, not officially recorded yet.

Hopefully I will have a youtube version to embed soon.

Photo by Mia Lipton

(That is a paused episode of Bob’s Burgers on the TV)

 

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New Post! (Personal)

Yeesh, it’s been awhile.  This post is just to announce that I am about to write a real new post! xo, Rebs

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Success on Kickstarter! (Jewelry)

I am very happy and relieved to report that my Kickstarter project to expand my Upper East Side Jewelry Collection was successful, raising 134% of my $5,000 goal! I am very grateful to my friends, family and the Kickstarter backers whom I did not know, who enabled the project’s success. Thanks to them I am [...]

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Jewelry Exhibition in San Francisco (Jewelry)

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Hannah Keefe, Julia Heineccius, Christine Shin, Meghan Patrice Riley, Rebecca Deans, Cynthia Rohrer, Rebecca Schiffman

November 10-21, 2011
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 10th 6-9pm
@ Monday Spaces, 2441 Balboa Street, San Francisco, CA 94121
between 25th and 26th avenues

MAG (Metal Arts Guild) together with Monday Spaces are proud to present Conspicuous, an intimate exhibition that speaks to jewelry and how we can put it on view in our personal settings. This exhibition was a national call juried by Sienna Patti (Sienna Gallery, Lenox, MA) and local design team Joseph Ferriso and Jonathan Anzalone of Anzfer Farms. Conspicuous is a collaborative exhibition with Anzfer Farms who will respond to the featured jewelry by creating interactive, custom displays for showcasing the work in a personal setting, with an interest in exploring these objects as a visual experience, and the role played when they are taken out of a functional context.”

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Rebecca Schiffman Jewelry on Kickstarter – The Upper East Side Collection (Jewelry)

Big News! I have a new collection of jewelry based on UPPER EAST SIDE architectural ornament and now all of my jewelry is at my NEW WEBSITE.  www.rebeccaschiffmanjewelry.com

Also, I’ve just launched a KICKSTARTER page to get this new jewelry collection off the ground.  Please check out my Kickstarter video and consider supporting by pre-ordering a piece of jewelry or one of the other backer rewards!

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A Social Experiment – group show in Watermill, NY this weekend. (Art)

Artists choose Artists:
A Social Experiment

organized by Charlotte Kidd and James Salomon

Old Stone Boys Club - 938 Montauk Highway, Water Mill
Friday 19 August – Sunday 21 August 2011, open 11am – 8pm

Reception for the artists: Friday 19 August, 6 – 8pm
(This exhibition runs for one weekend only)

Directions:  >>  www.osbch.com <<

A Social Experiment will present the work of six New York artists
alongside one artist of their choosing:

Hunter Barnes with Rebecca Schiffman
Jamie Diamond with Jeff Fichera
Joey Frank with Dustin Yellin
John Gordon Gauld with Rosalie Stone Morris
Nir Hod with Christina Kruse
Wilmot Kidd with Jesse Langille

Jane Moseley with Paige Mead

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IMK Jewelry in LA Pop-Up Store- opening today! (8/6-8/26) (Jewelry)

IMK Jewelry will be available at Arts & Leisure, a pop-up store in Los Angeles (Aug 6- 28) featuring all New York designers, curated by Erin Krause and Chrissie Miller.


Arts & Leisure, August 6 through 28, at Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., L.A

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IMK Jewelry in Plum Hamptons Magazine (Jewelry)

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Mixed Tapes Episode (Music)

Mixed Tapes: Rebecca Schiffman from Michael Melamedoff on Vimeo.


This is an episode of MIXED TAPES by Michael Melamedoff who I can say from working with him is a very genuine and serious filmmaker.

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Wolf Who Cried Boy remix of Passing Fantasy (Music)


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Taylor Schilling in IMK in Nylon! (Jewelry)

Check out the gorgeous Taylor Schilling, who is starring opposite Zac Efron in the upcoming movie “The Lucky One,” wearing two IMK Jewelry cuffs in the May issue of Nylon.
SHOP HERE!
Styled by
Turner and Erica.

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I Got a Really Cool Book: Yves Saint Laurent Dialog with Art (Personal)

Today I got a REALLY COOL book!!!!!

This book is the catalog for the 2004 exhibtition”Yves Saint Laurent dialogue avec l’Art” at Fondation Pierre Bergé that chronicled YSL’s “dialogs” with art, beginning in 1965 with a collection of dresses based on Piet Mondrian’s compositions.

I had not known that YSL went on to design pieces inspired by Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Bonnard (one of my all-time favs), Léger, and Van Gogh as well as Pop Art and African Art in general.

From a NYTimes article at the time:  ”But I never compared myself with these artists — that would be pretentious,” said Saint Laurent. “I just tried to be an artist in my own métier.”

Rebecca Schiffman with YSL Book and Mondrian Cuff

Happy with my book and wearing my own Mondrian Cuff.


I got the book at Mast Books on Avenue A and 5th St NYC.

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Jasper Van Der Hurd Art and Design Collective (Personal)

I donated this bracelet to the silent auction:

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NEW IMK PICS: Raina Hamner shot by Kava Gorna (Jewelry)

Click here to check out all the pics: IMK Jewelry

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IMK Jewelry now at Henri Bendel! (Jewelry)

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Inspired by Visit Today to Carl Shurz Park Big Dog Run (Art)

I have to relearn to paint. Will work on another version.

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IMK Jewelry in the new Jalouse Magazine, April 2011 (Jewelry)

See the IMK Button Bangle in these pics by Matthew Frost, styled by Jennifer Eymere.  Buy them here.

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Me and Prince (Personal)

So, I went to see Prince at MSG with my friend Jamie a few months ago.
A few things of note happened.
During one song, I saw a couple a few rows in front of us, the man was singing along to the lyrics to his woman. While lip synching he got down on one knee and opened a ring box. Apparently she said yes, because then they were jumping up and down hugging and kissing and we were all clapping.

The most significant thing: I rarely wear high heels, I never learned how to walk in them well, but I once found a pair I love at ARCHE, where my mom and European women buy their shoes. A pair of purple nubuck booties with mirrored wedges. So, I was wearing flats at MSG on this night, but someone else was wearing these very same booties. Prince! I am 99% sure that he was wearing the same ones, and he had a much easier time princing around in them. We both have them in purple, naturally.

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One Second Cameo in New Music Video by The National (Pix)

I have a one second cameo in The National’s new music video for the song “Conversation 16″ directed by Scott Jacobson, who is also a writer for the new show Bob’s Burgers!



This has prompted me to add a music video cameo section to this website.

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IMK Jewelry in Nylon Mag, March 2011! (Jewelry)

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Four Windows by Ry Russo-Young for DKNY Intimates (Pix)

So, I’m in a web-commercial for DKNY Intimates.  Ry Russo-Young shot me and three other young women in their apartments.  Here I am climbing the water tower on my roof. It was scary, in very high heels.  In the fourth video still I am playing guitar in my living room but “they”,”dressed” it with their own blankets and put all my parents’ cook books which were neatly shelved in stacks on the ground so it might as well be someone else’s apartment.  Oh well.  I am wearing all jewelry I made, and my song “Untitled” is the soundtrack.



Watch the video at Refinery29.

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Hi, from the Galapagos Islands! (Personal)

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TAR Magazine Shoot (Jewelry)

The fall 2010 issue of TAR Magazine is out now.

Recently, I got to reunite with the main cast of Guild & Greyshkul Gallery (if it had been an office sitcom which ran for five years) to make this fashion photo shoot happen.  This spread features six rather mysterious photos but so much work and fun and work that I can’t describe went into them behind the scenes.  And I was only there for a portion of the work and fun.

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New Studio: Bird Break-In (Jewelry)

After shlepping the last of my tools from Flux Work Studio back uptown, I opened the door to the new IMK Jewelry Studio to start setting up and was surprised by a sparrow!


She flew in through the valve in a 6″ duct that used to be connected to a clothes dryer and that I had propped open to let in some air.  I opened the door so she could fly out through the lobby but instead she flew up the stairs!  So Robert, the doorman, opened a bunch of windows in the upper stairwells and she got out.


I think it was a good omen.

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Update (Personal)

I took a break from playing shows this fall to focus on my jewelry line IMK Jewelry.  (Wow, I’ve become the character I was playing/sort of making fun of in Alec Coiro’s musical farce Fashion Party- one of my lines was “Can’t I just focus on my handbag line for now??”) Anyhoo, I’ll be playing shows [...]

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Inspiration: Françoise Hardy (Jewelry)

Paco Rabanne‘s iconic linked dresses are (obviously) a big inspiration for me, so I was extremely pleasantly surprised when I only recently discovered that singer-songwriter Françoise Hardy was featured on the cover of Rabanne’s biography, and was a huge fan of his.

Françoise Hardy was my first, and for a long time, only female influence as a singer-songwriter. I admired her unaffected charmp and aspired to her beautiful music and lyrics. So now, having exhaustively google-image-searched her, I am in awe of her personal fashion style throughout her entire career!

Here are a ton of pictures!


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Flux Work Studio, Brooklyn – See You Later (Jewelry)

For the past few months I’ve been working partly out of Flux Work Studio, a collective jewelry studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, run by Elizabeth Thompson of Elizabeth Knight.

I have learned a lot of new techniques and tips from the talented jewelers who work there.

Some of the designers at Flux Work Studio:
Megan Isaacs, Elizabeth Knight, ShinYi Chiang.

On Halloween I packed up my workspace at Flux because I am setting up a new studio uptown, which I will post about soon!

Also, one day this dog Noah was there.

Wow, so far this blog seems half about jewelry, half about dogs!


-Rebecca

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IMK Model Hits the Big Time (Jewelry)

IMK ICON Ruby Daines has gone on to model for The Gilt Group!

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The Bex Cuff (Jewelry)

The Bex Cuff, a luxuriously heavy weaving of silver and black rubber chainmail, is a staple, perhaps the cornerstone of IMK Jewelry’s collection. But I didn’t name it after myself. It was Rebecca Guinness who, early on when for some reason I had not thought to make plain black cuffs, said she thought it would be really cool to have one that was longer, with just black rubber.

The Bex Cuff was born! I always cringe a little when I meet other Rebecca’s but when I met Rebecca Guinness she quickly became my closest other-Rebecca friend. I usually go by Rebs or Schiffers and call her Rebex or Bex so now I would just like to give credit where credit is due. Thanks Rebex! I miss you!

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Origin of the Name IMK (Jewelry)

All through his life- even when he was a great man with the world at his feet- he was to feel this gap: something at the bottom of his heart of which he was aware, and ashamed, but which he did not understand…

He was the eldest son, so he was bound to be knighted, but he would not call himself Sir Lancelot. He would call himself the Chevalier Mal Fet- the Ill-Made Knight…

So far as he could see- and he felt that there must be some reason for it somewhere- the boy’s face was as ugly as a monster’s in the King’s menagerie. He looked like an African ape…

His Word was valuable to him not only because he was good but also because he was bad. It is the bad people who need to have principles to restrain them. For one thing, he liked to hurt people. It was for the strange reason that he was cruel, that the poor fellow never killed a man who asked for mercy, or committed a cruel action which he could have prevented.

-“The Ill-Made Knight” by T.H. White

IMK stands for The Ill-Made Knight, Lancelot’s self-appointed epithet and book three of “The Once and Future King“, T.H. White’s version of the Arthurian legend. For years, I’ve known I wanted to someday have a jewelry line and call it IMK.

He was the eldest son, so he was bound to be knighted, but he would not call himself Sir Lancelot. He would call himself the Chevalier Mal Fet- the Ill-Made Knight…

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New Song Out! Free or Pay! (Music)

I wrote and recorded one new song…called PASSING FANTASY recorded with Jay Israelson.

It’s kind of different from most of my stuff.
You can DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE HERE.
Or if you can, please buy it HERE for .99 on iTunes.

CREDITS
Written and sung by Rebecca Schiffman
Produced, mixed, and most everything by: Jay Israelson
with Diego Duenas
Saxophone: Jens Bjørnkjær
Artwork: Teddy Blanks/CHIPS-NY



P.S. I meant to post this September 7 when the song came out, oops!

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Me in Harper’s Bazaar, Japan – October 2010 (Pix)


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New Jewelry Photos (Jewelry)

Just shot the new lookbook for my jewelry line IMK.  Photos by Brandon Perlman of Katie Daines and Ruby the dog! The pdf and print version was laid out by CHIPS.

CLICK HERE TO SEE MORE NEW PICS ON THE IMK WEBSITE
(we didn’t even use this picture below, I just think it’s so awesome, I want to make a big poster of it.)

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New Music Video directed by Erin Krause!! (Music)

Erin Krause directed this music video for my song “I Have Really Loved You” (track one on my second album “To Be Good for a Day.” ) The ballet dancer is Elysia Dawn.  Other contributors to the video are Matthew Lenski, Katie Bergstrom, Teddy Blanks, Ariel Schulman and Maayan Zilberman who provided the sexy red [...]

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Show this Tuesday July 20! (Music)

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Back to Writing (Writing)

I wrote a new post for the literary website The Nervous Breakdown for the first time in over half a year. If you would like to read about me taking the bus to the library, please click HERE.

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Local 269 Show (Music)

Thank you to all who came to the show!

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Acoustic Show with Blag Dahlia this Tuesday NYC (Music)

This Tuesday, June 22, I will be opening for Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves at Local 269 Bar on Houston Street in New York City.  It will be an all acoustic show.  See the shows page for details.

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Show at Lit Wednesday with Teddy Blanks, Ghost Society, and Queen of Sybils (Music)

More details here.

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Tiny Furniture Soundtrack (Music)

Tiny Furniture, Lena Dunham’s second feature film, just won Best Picture at the SXSW Film Festival!!!

The Tiny Furniture soundtrack features an original score by Teddy Blanks, my song Aaron, a duet I sing with Teddy called When U Come Home which he wrote especially for the movie, and songs by Domino and Sonia’s Party & The Everyone’s Invited!

You can download the entire soundtrack for FREE!
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Lena Dunham Finds her Worth in Tiny Furniture [New York Times]

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Tonight (Music)

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Showpaper Benefit February 13 – flyer (Music)

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On View Now in Los Angeles (Art)

I have four watercolors on view now in:

THIS IS A PERFORMANCE, a group exhibition curated by SAM GORDON
at ARTIST CURATED PROJECTS featuring work by:

JIBZ CAMERON, JAKE EWERT, DANIEL FEINBERG, KELTIE FERRIS, DAPHNE FITZPATRICK, JACOB ROBICHAUX, REBECCA SCHIFFMAN, A.L. STEINER,
WESLEY WILLIS

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Kings County Biennial (Art)

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Teddy Blanks & Rebecca Schiffman together again at Bar 9! (Music)

Flyer by Teddy Blanks This Wednesday, December 2, I will be opening again for Teddy Blanks at my new favorite venue, Bar 9, in Hell’s Kitchen.  Special guest Annie Ragz will start the night out at 8pm.  No Cover.  For more details go to the SHOWS page.

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Bas-Fisher Invitational: Wow, We Have Come This Far, limited edition portfolio (Art)

The non-profit, artist-run gallery, The Bas-Fisher Invitational, located in Miami and where Javier Hernandez and I had a two-person show in 2006 called ‘Faster Sleeper,’ has just released its first limited edition portfolio of prints by 12 artists, including me.

Below is my two-color silkscreen print.  There are many crazy awesome different prints in this portfolio.  Contact the gallery to see more.

“Untitled (iPhone)” 2009

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From the BFI website:

The first BFI portfolio celebrates the five year anniversary of the BFI.  It includes prints by twelve past artists, keeping the edition size small at 15 with 12 artist proofs. All of the proceeds of this benefit will go towards matching the

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WWBBD? And, Hal David (Personal)

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What would Burt Bacharach Do?  I wish I knew while looking for this next chord.

Also, this is what

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‘This Train is Bound for Glory’ (Music)

Last night I was honored to perform at Mitchell-Innes & Nash as part of an evening celebrating the launch of Justine Kurland’s newest photography book ‘This Train is Bound for Glory’ (Ecstatic Peace Library, 2009) as well as the closing of her exhibition of the same name.
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Justine Kurland, Ghost Town CSX, 2007

Thurston Moore performing at Mitchell-Innes & Nash

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BAS-FISHER INVITATIONAL BENEFIT (Art)

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The non-profit Miami-based gallery, The Bas-Fisher Invitational celebrated its 5-year anniversary last night with a benefit and unveiled a limited edition portfolio called ‘Wow We Have Come This Far’ of

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TALK SHOW: (Music)

Red Bucket Films has posted the first few episodes of The Talk Show and I am the first musical guest! Check it out. I think it’s very funny.

TALK SHOW episode 1

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Tonight! (Uncategorized)

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Me and Katie on The U.E.S. available on iTunes today!! (Music)

I have decided to start releasing each song as I finish it, as a digital single.

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Buy it now for a mere 99 cents! Rebecca Schiffman - Me and Katie On the U.E.S. - Me and Katie On the U.E.S.

I wrote and recorded this first single, Me and Katie on the U.E.S. a few years ago, and am sending it out to the ever shrinking world of paying-for-music-customers before I finish up some newer stuff. Because I still love this song!

It’s about my best friend Katie and I growing up on the Upper East Side. We grew up in the same building and were in the same class at Spence. In 2006, some NYU kids e-mailed me asking if I would let them engineer a song of mine at the Clive Davis School of Recording for homework. I was saving all my material for my next album (To Be Good for a Day) so I had to come up with something last minute. I wanted to write a song like Stay Free, one of my favorite songs by The Clash, and actually written by lead guitarist Mick Jones. I think (I hope) it ended up sounding a little like The Clash meets Avril Lavigne.


Me and Katie on The U.E.S. credits: Jay Israelson produced and mixed, Ryan Stratton played bass and guitar, Kris King played drums, Rebecca Schiffman wrote words and music and sang and made the little artwork collage, Luke Taylor and Calpin Hoffman engineered.


I’m a pretty slow songwriter, sometimes only writing two a year, so to push myself a little harder, and hopefully improve my songwriting skills, my goal for 2010 is to write, record, and release at least one song every tax quarter. Or, I guess you could say, season.

I’ve felt frustrated and SAD in the past to have sat on some songs for over six years while waiting to have enough material to release a full album. Songs can start to feel stale and by the time the album comes out I no longer want to perform them. I guess I didn’t have to be so tied to it in the first place, but the album for album’s sake format is officially obsolete now that the media on which music is available has totally changed.

So, now I will be able to record each song in its own style, without having to maintain some sort of artificial cohesion with other songs. And each song can have it’s own artwork! Each song will also be the potential ground on which to collaborate with more producers, musicians, and artists.


In the works for the 1st Quarter 2010 release- a collaboration with producers Jay Israelson and Diego Duenas, and artist Michael Q. Shea.

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RECAP: Showpaper Benefit in Redhook (Music)

Rebecca Schiffman photo by Stephen Kosloff
Photo by Stephen Kosloff of me performing in a Chainmaille dress I just made.


On Saturday, September 26, the Red Hook-based gallery and artist collective Kidd Yellin, where I am an “artist-in-residence,” hosted a benefit concert for ShowPaper, a free bi-monthly print-only newspaper which lists all-ages music and art events in the tri-state

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Pics from Bar Nine (Music)

Last week Teddy Blanks and I played our second show at the always fun, always a crazy time, Bar Nine in Hell’s Kitchen. Igor took a lot of great pics. For more, go to his website, Driven by Boredom.

Rebecca Schiffman at Bar Nine, Photo by Driven by Boredom

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Tonight in Hell’s Kitchen (Music)

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Showpaper Benefit (Uncategorized)

Showpaper Benefit

Note well:

SHOWPAPER, the volunteer-run, free, and one-of-a-kind “DIY” newsprint of concert, art, and film listings, will be feted at a benefit starring indie showstoppers on Saturday, September 26th at 7 p.m. in Red Hook’s jaw-dropping Kidd Yellin Gallery and artist collective at 133 Imlay Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

This benefit will immerse its audience in a multimedia blend of art, music and

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Tonight – This is a Test (Art)

Tonight only, I will have paintings here:

X INITIATIVE, 548 West 22nd Street, New York, NY (the former Dia building)
RECEPTION & book release: Wednesday, September 16, 7:00 – 9:00pm.

A colony of geodesic domed tents for temporary colonization, squatting, taking over, and making yourself at home in the San Gabriel Mountains.

“This is a Test” a trial run for “This is a Performance” – organized by Sam Gordon

To workshop the exhibition opening at ACP (Los Angeles, 01.23.2010) in one of the tents, a trial balloon, to

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My Favorite Song (Personal)

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Live from the U.E.S! (Uncategorized)

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Surf Lodge (Music)

Thank you to everyone who came to the show at The Surf Lodge, and thank you Stephanie Gilmore and Ava Warbrick for inviting me to play. Photo by Jay Israelson.

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IFC IndieEar Review of my set at Studio@Webster Hall (Music)

Click HERE to read Brandon Kim’s really funny and nice review of my performance at The Studio@Webster Hall on his IFC blog, The Independent Ear.

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Pics from Sycamore, Brooklyn, NY (Music)

Pics of me by Ian Mohr: Hess is More:

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Thank you to everyone who came to the Hess is More record release party on Friday.  Hess is More and also DJ Fagget Fairys were so insanely awesome that I danced without being drunk. Pic of me at Hess is More Record Release party by Dominic DeJoseph:

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Show at 92Y Tribeca, Friday June 19 (Music)

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Lipstick Results (Personal)

The lipstick poll is tied at 44-44! Thank you to everyone who came out to vote. Honestly, when I left for the concert yesterday Red was up by one point, but since Blue had some serious support and was the more exciting option I went for it. It was more of an opinion poll or [...]

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LIPSTICK POLL (Personal)

Click on the pics to enlarge. For anyone who is curious, the lipsticks are: Red- Shu Uemura RD128 Blue- Shu Umerura BL040 with Shu Uemura Me Blue Drawing Pencil

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Two Fun Upcoming Performances in NYC (Music)

Wednesday, June 17 – The Studio @ Webster Hall with Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Rival Schools) and Borrowed Eyes and The Blood Red Road (And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead) Friday, June 19 – 92Y Tribeca Hess is More record release party Visit the shows page for details.

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This Wednesday, performance at UNIS store, New York (Music)

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Blast from the Past! (1999) (Music)

Yesterday my recent friend Dar e-mailed me that he found an old photo (pre-digital) he took of a band at a party many years ago and I’m the bass player!  I used to play bass in a band called Pearl Harbor and this picture, which he gave me,  is from a show at the old Some Records office on West 29th Street in 1999.Rebecca Schiffman playing bass in Pearl Harbor


So, I’ve gathered up the other few photos I have of us and created a separate photo page for Pearl Harbor.  Check us out here. And if anyone out there has more pics of us please let me know.

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Pics from Last Night (Uncategorized)

Thanks to everyone who came to Glasslands Gallery last night.  Here are some pics. Photos of me by Katie Wagner Aerial East accompanied by Michael Leviton and Victor Magro

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New York Magazine (Jewelry)

I was in New York Magazine last week.  Click below to enlarge or here to go to NY Mag site.Rebecca Schiffman in New York Magazine

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My Interview with Dustin Yellin (Writing)

Here is a video interview I did with artist, Dustin Yellin, for ArtObserved.  His show ‘Dust in The Brain Attic’ opens tomorrow at Robert Miller Gallery, New York, and if you are in New York it is not to be missed! (April 23, 2009, 6pm – 8pm, 524 West 26th Street, New York, NY)

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Video from Last Night (Uncategorized)

Thanks to everyone who came to the show at Zebulon last night.  Here is a song from the show.

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LA, Las Vegas, and Palm Springs (Personal)

I’ve just posted pics from my recent trip to LA, Las Vegas, and Palm Springs.  Here I am with Steven Segal’s longjohns from the movie On Deadly Ground at the Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas.  More pics…

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New CD available at OTHER MUSIC (Music)

My new album “To Be Good for a Day” is now available on CD, with artwork and stuff, at Other Music, one of the last standing record stores in NYC. Pick it up in the store at 15 East 4th Street between Lafayette and Broadway, New York, NY or order online: www.othermusic.com

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Music Video for The Rabbit Habit (Uncategorized)

Directed by Jack Bryan.

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Best Album of the Month in Vice Magazine!!!! (Music)

Here is the scanned magazine…
Or read my review and many more on the Vice website.

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Timeout coverage of my performance at Guild & Greyshkul (Music)

http://www3.timeoutny.com/newyork/tonyblog/2009/02/guild-and-greyshkul-closing-part-deux/

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New Album Out Now!!!! (Music)

Finally, today marks the official release date for my second album “To Be Good for a Day.” Preview and download it from iTunes!

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