Bask in the glory of this month's best from across the Thrillist Network. Seriously, start basking.
Emailed to New York: EffingMusic
A Constructicons-like mashup of GMaps, MP3 streamer SeeqPod, and fanboy news site Bandloop, Effing links upcoming nearby shows with crazy amounts of media about each band -- allowing you to become a huge and annoying Devastator of the local music scene.
Hunt down Eddie Money with your undying love
Emailed to Philadelphia: Recycled Styles
Pedestrian's brick-and-mortar recently joined the legion of shuttered South St shops, but the streetwear slinger's found new life as an online consignment shop, offering new-to-slightly used hats, tees, sweatshirts and jackets from the likes of Asics, Vans, Nike, Reason, and King Stampede. Duds are rated on a wear scale and each piece is inspected and hand-packaged prior to sending; or opt for a personal delivery anywhere in Center City -- even outside their old storefront, which you're currently turning into a trendy Korean yogurt bar.
Why not steal someone's retired steez?
Emailed to New York: Smooth Jazz Feuds
"Grabbing smooth jazz newbies by the nipples and leading them through an odyssey of self-revelation", the Jew Cards guys' new blog pays florid tribute to genre luminaries, from ace guitarists (Latvian bassist Olegs "Mr. Go" Grisins, 70s 6-string pimp George Benson), to acclaimed flautists (Jef Kearns, who despite the one "f" brings a "certain urban chic to the comforts of our Smooth Jazz party"), to Kenny G doppelgangers like Argentinean soccer star Fabricio Coloccini, and "Ahmed", an Ontarian described by his girlfriend as "Kenny G with a deviated septum" -- faint praise, but maybe he's really good in the sax.
There's nothing Breezin about George Benson's rage
Emailed to Chicago: Bacon Bracelet
A Chi-based photog wants you to wear your choked heart on your wrist via her bacon bracelet: a bendable plastic crispy strip with silver-plated chain links secured by a lobster clasp, because you're sophisticated like that.
Emailed to New York: Uzi NYC
A Bklyn-based line applying a nutjobbish, anti-mass-market zealotry to tees & hoodies depicting hard-living legends, hard-living maxims, firearms, and the occasional leather-bound sex slave, Uzi began as an Ohio fetishwear purveyor of straight jackets and corsets to "midget hookers and drunken Indians at basement pervert potluck parties" (don't get too smug -- as Ohio goes, so goes the nation).
Murderous comfort's the best comfort