On the night of Tuesday, May 16th, As If Magazine hosted an exhilarating afterparty to celebrate its 11th Issue at The Roxy Hotel in Tribeca. This particular issue honored Mick Rock, the legendary photographer who photographed iconic rock and roll artists throughout the 1970’s. Rock has captured famous images of artists including David Bowie, The Stooges, Queen, Lou Reed, Blondie, and the Sex Pistols. Historically, he is one of the most impactful music photographers of all time, and is often referred to as “The Man Who Shot the Seventies.”
As If Magazine’s lively party occurred in “The Django,” a cellar club that resides in the downstairs portion of The Roxy. The Django is rustic and charming with brick walls, tables and seating areas, and two bars where bartenders served crafted cocktails inspired by Rock. Although this area was originally created for jazz performances, the guest performance by rock singer Michael Houghton, drummer Marky Ramone, guitarist Derrek Hawkins, and bassist Andy Hilfiger was an ideal staging for the evening. These artists encapsulated the very genre of music that inspired Mick Rock’s epochal work. The Django was undoubtedly the perfect area to host the live music performance that took place in honor of As If Magazine’s 11th Issue Number, and it succeeded in paying tribute to the infamous Mick Rock.
Guests enjoyed delicious hors-d'oeuvres and drinks throughout the night as they watched the performance and mingled. Sponsors of the evening included Tommy Hilfiger, who made an appearance, as well as Moët Hennesy. Overall, the attendees, who consisted of “rock and rollers,” As If Magazine supporters, photographers, and New York socialites, all enjoyed a delightful evening commemorating the great Mick Rock.
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