David Blend is Director of Creative Strategy for Group Nine’s internal agency, Brandshop. He was also the first editor (and first employee) at Thrillist. A native Texan, he has lived in New York long enough to complain about how much the city’s changed, but not long enough for those complaints to be particularly interesting.
Latest Posts From David
Oct 5, 2017
VBar St. Marks
With window-side banquettes offering some of the city's best people-watching, this neighborhood bar offers solid food and relatively cheap booze in a friendly, comfortable environment that suits both after-work drinking and "I can't believe it's 1am and I'm still here" drinking.
Oct 5, 2017
The Paramount is a 1500-seat concert venue in lovely Huntington, Long Island, complete with a basement VIP called "The Founder's Room", where you'll find pool, leather couches, and brief-to-lengthy appearances by the bands, depending on who they are, and whether they still consume alcohol at this stage in their careers.
Feb 2, 2017
Hilarious New Music Video Proves That NYC Hasn't Lost All of Its Artists (or Weirdness)
The latest video from heavy metal Bee Gees tribute band Tragedy -- shot locally in support of the group’s upcoming album The Joy of Sex (release party: February 11 at Rough Trade) -- is both an ode to Brooklyn and an unexpected testament to the staying power of New York creatives.
Jun 1, 2016
4 Straight Days at the Craziest Barbecue Competition in the World
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Dec 16, 2015