alife backyard sessionsLast time we saw Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange play he was onstage on stage at the Apollo, opening for Phoenix, and being a fan of this dude since his Test Icicles days it feels good to see him doing big things. Last night was a very different scenario: Thanks to ALIFE's Backyard Sessions we were among a handful of the privileged people who got to see Dev and his band play an intimate set. It all started when our buddy Chris sent a cryptic e-mail with 24-hours notice, just a time and place kind of thing. Being the punctual crew that we are at NYLON Guys we showed up early, and we're glad we did because our good friend Roofeeo was DJing. ALIFE's backyard filled with good people and a great vibe, and then Dev went on. The difference between this event and most was that the british musician played a full set and it was pretty wild because the energy was such that you could feel just how stoked everyone was to be there. It's interesting because people will leave a show early when it's getting late or hot or the open bar ends, but not at this one. The dudes at ALIFE not only organized this amazing party but they printed up shirts and posters, which were handed out as the show was in progress. We asked where we could cop and the guy who went and found one turned out to be none other than Rob Cristofaro, the brand's founder. All-in-all we're just stoked to see a great brand team up with a really talented artist to do something fun. There were no purchases made at this event. We didn't see a single dollar exchanged...only genuine smiles, real talk. Check out more on Blood Orange HERE and visit ALIFE HERE.
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