Thursday, August 25, 2011

Saturday Yoga @ 720

Power Yoga at 720 just got a little easier to attend. The response has been so great that we decided to add another day, and make an adjustment to the time.  You can join us for power yoga every Thursday AND Saturday.  10-11am $7  As always, be sure to bring your mat and a towel.  Spread the word, and see you soon!

Exposed: Sexy Loft Party!

Classic 1824 and Socialite Presents a Sexy Loft Party at 4405 Butler Street in Lawrenceville!  Special Performances by Gene Stovall, Artwork by D.S. Kinsel, Music by Madd Buddha and 720 Music, Clothing and Cafe will be open as well.  Come and hang out and enjoy yourself this Friday August, 26th, 2011 from 7pm to Midnight!  For More info check out...facebook.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

An evening at 720 and the Soul Cafe

On this Friday August 19th 720 Music Clothing Café will be hosting the PBMF Soul Café.  We kick off at 6:30pmCost is only $10. For the past few years, Pittsburgh Black Media Federation has brought a good feeling to Pittsburgh audiences across the city, with the Soul Cafe. The Soul Cafe's lineup of some of the region's most talented singers, musicians and spoken word artists continues to make everyone feel good.  More importantly, the fact that the proceeds from the Soul Cafe benefit the PBMF Scholarship Fund makes everyone feel very good. PBMF presents scholarships annually to college journalism students, who've participated in the organization's summer urban journalism workshop while in high school.   Be sure to join us and get your own good feeling Friday evening at 6pm.  Grab a snack from our cafe, relax and enjoy the show.  Don’t forget to check in once you’re here!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lively Up Yourself with a Cup of Marley Coffee

Marley Coffee is an international gourmet coffee company founded by Rohan Marley and his friend Shane Whittle, sourcing beans from around the world, including Ethiopia, Central America and Jamaica. The beans from Jamaica are from a 52-acre private estate sits atop the Blue Mountains in Chepstowe, Portland, Jamaica, long revered as the region with the world's most desirable coffee beans. From the Marley's Jamaica Blue Mountain® coffee farm, to partner farms in Africa, Central America and other top coffee-growing regions worldwide, Marley Coffee strives to support communities and the environment through organic, sustainable and ethical practices.

Marley Coffee is committed to respecting the environment  and ensuring that their farmers receive  a fair living wage.  The Jamaican Blue Mountain Beans are cultivated without the use of  chemical pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers or other additives.   Biodiversity and organic farming methods make for healthier soil, prevent water contamination, provide habitat for dozens of species of migratory birds, and form a critical component of Marley Coffee's exceptional flavor. 

We are overly giddy about the arrival of the Marley Coffee brand at our establishment! We currently offer 2 medium and 1 dark roast:  One Love (Medium Roast), Mystic Morning (Medium Roast) and Buffalo Soldier (Dark Roast).  All coffee is certified organic and fair trade.  

Source:  Marley Coffee

Monday, August 8, 2011

Instant Vintage Launch and Fashion Show Pics!

Here are some photo's from our Instant Vintage Launch Party and Fashion Show during 720 on 7/20.  This was such a great night and so many photos were that it was very difficult to chose what to post.  So, I was able to narrow it down to 15 pics.  However, stay tuned, we are still sorting through more and plan to post more photos soon!  We hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Instant Vintage Collection Now Available at 720!

Last Friday was our launch party and fashion show of our Instant Vintage Collection.  Photos of the event will follow soon.  However, we are very excited to reveal this collection to our customers.  The Instant Vintage Collection is an eclectic mix of Men and Women clothing items from the 1950's to 1980's style era.  In addition we also have barely worn, on trend classic clothes at all price points from an array of popular designer labels that will help enhance one's current wardrobe, Hence the title Instant Vintage.  As you peruse through our collection you may stumble across designer labels such as Marc Jacobs, Tibi, Tracey Reese, Rebecca Taylor, Jeffrey Campbell Shoes and more.  Please stop by and peruse our carefully hand picked (with love) collection!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Julie Dexter Kicks off 720 on 7/20

Born and raised in Birmingham, England, this classically trained artist composes and arranges her own music.  Influenced by  legends such as Nancy Wilson, Abbey Lincoln, and Bob Marley,  as well as popular icons Omar and Sade, Julie takes classic soul to the heart of Artistry

Fans and critics across the globe have followed her journey  through the circles of  Jazz, Soul, Broken-Beat, Bossa-Nova, Reggae and Afro-Beat. Her dynamic voice was first heard in 1994 on "The Jamaican Beat" Vol I with Jazz Jamaica. Soon after she was invited by Jazz legend Courtney Pine OBE to join him on tour as lead vocalist for his ensemble. She later  became a member of J-Life, a European Jazz quintet 
formed by Gary Crosby and led by Jason Yarde. They 
toured several continents as Ambassadors for the British Council winning numerous international a wards and 
released their debut on Dune Records in 1997. 

 This dynamic artist will be kicking off our 720 on 7/20: a five day celebration of fashion, coffee, and culture,  with a live music event.  Its been a few years since Julie Dexter was last in Pittsburgh but on July 20 @ 8pm she will be performing music from her latest Cd as well as a few of her classics.  Follow the link below to the FB event page and click attending.>>>

Also, to learn the schedule for the entire week of special in-store events to celebrate 720 on 7/20 follow this link>>>

Join us for a great concert event and a great week! 

4405 Butler Street, Lawrenceville

Friday, July 8, 2011

720 on 7/20: A five Day Celebration of Music , Fashion, Coffee and Culture

We are so excited to present to you our Inaugural event 720 on 7/20 a five day celebration of music, fashion, food, coffee and Culture!  Itinerary of Events:

Wednesday July 20, 2011
Julie Dexter Performs Live (UK Soul)
Doors Open @ 7:30pm/Show starts @ 8:30pm
$10 Admission

Thursday July 21, 2011
Off The Record/ R&B and Neo-Soul Cover Night
Hosted by Bridgett Perdue
Doors Open @ 8:00pm/ Show starts @ 9:00pm

Friday July 22, 2011
Instant Vintage Launch Party and Fashion Show
Hosted By Jovon Higgins and Paul Dang
Join us as we expand our reach in retail clothing with the official launch of our vintage clothing and accessories section.
Fashion Show starts @8pm--FREE ADMISSION

Saturday July 23, 2011
Marley Coffee Cupping
Join us for the official tasting and arrival of Marley Brand Coffee.  Marley Coffee is an International gourmet coffee company founded by the son of the great Bob Marley, Rohan Marley.
Cupping Event Starts @ 2pm---FREE ADMISSION

Sunday July 24th, 2011
Sunday's Best Brunch
Join us for the Best in Asian, Latino and Traditional American cuisine while listening to the soulful sounds of DJ Selecta at our monthly Brunch.  
Brunch Hours are 10am-2pm. Cost--$13


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hotter Than July!

Charismatic Marketing presents:   The Standard Vol 3.  Hotter Than July, Stevie Wonder Tribute this Saturday at the Shadow Lounge!  Doors open at 10pm and admission is $10.  We hope to see you there!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Poetry Workshops: Unlock Your Creative Energy!

poetry @ 720 Music and Cafe

Daily Routines and schedules can dull the senses and at times make it difficult to tap in to the creative self.  Come join us every other Wednesday beginning June 29th from 7pm-8pm for an opportunity to unlock your creative energy through poetry.  The poetry workshops will be led by Christina Frasher an artist and Jungian Life Coach and Emily Hanser, a local writer and poet.  The two started a local organization called Unmasked which seeks to contribute to sustainability of communities and social change through the medium of authentic self expression.  For more info regarding their organization please check out

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Foreign Exchange : An Evening With Friends....

The Foreign Exchange plans to drop a new CD/DVD combo 6/28/11.  TFE gave a private acoustic show of 40 random friends, supporters etc.  The double disc CD/DVD features artist from their touring  band line up Zo!, Sy Smith, Jeanne Jolly.  In addition, they have a few tracks featuring a rising soul indie group called KING.  I can't wait to hear the rest of the tracks.  By the way, if you haven't heard about the group KING, please click their link above and check out their music.

Source:  Moovmnt

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What are the Benefits of Yoga?

Many of you have been to and have attended our power yoga class on Thursdays, and many of you have not.  Each week the number of attendees grows, however, I wondered if I should shed some light on the practice of yoga, and how the practice can benefit us all.  This is my attempt to do that.

My first experience with yoga was 11yrs ago while on a family vacation at Disney World in Orlando Florida.  At that time there was a Virgin Records on the strip in Downtown Disney, and on an afternoon shopping spree we all filed into the vast record store looking for goodies to add to our already weighed down shopping bags.  As I meandered through the store around the self improvement section ( my favorite area of any book/music store) I came across The Yoga Deck.  The yoga deck is a deck of cards with yoga postures on one side of a card, and the instruction and info for that posture on the other side.  Since I am all about improving myself and yoga was something that I was curious about, I bought the deck.  Weeks passed back at home before I even cracked the deck open, but when I did, I began a journey that I am still on til this day, and one that I am sure will be apart of my experiences until I no longer exist in this body.  Over the years my practice has developed and the actual tenants of yoga is a philosophy that I carry with me well beyond the mat and postures.  I have been consistent with practicing yoga, and I have been inconsistent, but the practice continues. I practice yoga for the physical as well as the mental positives that it can bring.

Practicing yoga for you could be more about the physical benefits, of which there are many, it could be for you a great stress reliever, or a supplement to your regular cardio routine.  Whatever the reason you begin to practice yoga regularly, doing so WILL have a positive impact on your life.

 Here, is a link to the american yoga association.  We do not endorse any particular belief system here at 720.  Our goal is to provide for those that desire a place to tone, and perhaps heal your mind, body, and soul.  Click the link to learn more.  I encourage you to educate yourself, then bring a friend to our power yoga class that happens every Thursday morning at 720.  If you are a beginner, its a great non threatening environment to learn in.  If you are experienced, you will appreciate the tranquil vibe that we cultivate during our session.

I hope that I have clearly provided  information to help you consider taking care of yourself in a new way that if done properly can bring massive benefit.

Power Yoga at 720 Music Clothing Cafe
Every Thursday 945am until 1045am
4405 Butler Street, Lawrenceville
Lead by Leigh Garbo
$5 pr class
Bring a mat and a Towel

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Check out new music and interview from one of my favorite artist...Osunlade.  He states in his interview that this is his last album (so hard to believe).  The artwork on this album is also ridiculous.  Check out Osunlade for more info on release date and more of his music.

Source:  Moovmnt

A Surge Of New Hip-Hop Artist on The Scene...David Dallas

There seems to be a trend of new emcees emerging from low key cities and places across the world.   David Dallas apparently broke out on the NYC hip hop scene via Auckland, New Zealand.  This ambitious talent packed his bags earlier this year and moved to Harlem and not soon after that inked a deal with Duck Down music.  David's sound is reminiscent of Wiz, Mac Miller and Stalley just to name a few.  I don't mean this as a diss but seemingly there is a different sound trying to bust through all of the noisy commercial chatter that already exist on the air waves.  I just hope that his sound doesn't become watered down after a while.  Anyway, if you like his music....his new Album the, Rose Tint is available for free download at  
check out his video above and tell us what you think!

Source:  Fusicology

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Smooth is Good

I love this kind of music! If you love it then you should be at 720 on this Saturday at 9pm to hear the Smooth Tutors.  If you have never heard of the Smooth Tutors or the music that they represent, I have included a link below so that you can listen.  Be sure to do your social duty and tell your friends about it as well.  See you Saturday, and as always, don't forget to check in via Facebook, Foursquare, Loopt, and/or Yelp!

Friday, May 6, 2011

We Have got you Covered

I could say that here at 720 we have EVERYTHING that you need to live your life.  That would be a slight overstatement.  However, if I say that we have everything for anyone who likes music, and for anyone who likes unique tees and clothing created by indie designers, or for anyone that enjoys a good book - or anyone who reads rare and sometimes unusual magazines - then...I’d be right on the money.  At 720 we have and continue to cultivate a rich diverse cultural mix of products.  From our vinyl, to our Cd's, from our tee shirts to our dresses.  We understand that you, our customer, are tired of the same old same as it pertains to retail options.  At 720 we strive to cure the insanity with regard to this issue.  
Currently in the store we have an array of newly printed tees that are EXCLUSIVE to 720 Music Clothing Cafe thanks to our own Paul Dang. Please enjoy the pics, and we know we will be seeing you soon because you love being fresh just as much as we do!  

Be sure to tell friends about us and our selection.  Btw, we are into social media heavily, so don't forget when you arrive to “check in” at 720 via your favorite geo-location social media site i.e. FOURSQUARE, LOOPT, FACEBOOK, etc.
See you soon! Peace

Monday, May 2, 2011

9th Wonder: "The Wonder Year" (Documentary Trailer)

The Wonder Year - Trailer from LRG on Vimeo.

A Sneak peak of 9th Wonder's documentary, one of the most influential players in Hip Hop!  Check it out!

Source:  Vimeo

The Love For Vinyl!

ANALOG from NaNo Media on Vimeo.

I  happen to stumble upon this video and thought that this would have been a cool video to post a few weeks ago during National Record Store day.  Nonetheless, This is still a dope video to post as a way to celebrate the spirit of vinyl.  There are two parts to the video, first half illustrates how records are made and the second half highlights the retail end of it.  Kudos to the creator and director of this video for highlighting a woman digging through the crates.  This video is ultra cool and sexy! I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did!

Source:  Moovmnt

Monday, April 18, 2011

This and Every 4th Sunday

In case you were not aware, or maybe you forgot.  Every fourth Sunday of the month at 720 music Clothing Cafe, is Sunday Best.

Word Play

Awww, its Spring. Flowers blooming, trees budding.  Spring always sparks my creativity  in a myriad of ways when it rolls around.  I get particularly inspired as it pertains to poetry and other things arty during this season. Now is a perfect time for 720 to introduce Word Play open mic poetry.  Beginning Thursday April 28 @ 8pm.  Every fourth Thursday of the month after that, same time, same place.  Be sure to tell your friends, and schedule it in your mobile device to spend time with us.  Be sure to "check in" at Foursquare, Loopt, or Yelp once you arrive! Free admission before 9pm, then only $5 after 9pm.  Enjoy a cappuccino, and indulge in Word Play, hosted by Luqmon Abdus-Salaam

4405 Butler Street

Yoga @ 720

The term power yoga came into common usage in the mid 1990's when several yoga teachers were looking for a way to make Ashtanga yoga more accessible to western students.  Unlike Ashtanga, power yoga does not follow a set series of poses.  Therefore, any power yoga class can vary widely from the next.  What they have in common is an emphasis on strength and flexibility.  The advent of power yoga heralded yogas current popularity, as people began to see yoga as a way to work out.  Power yoga brought yoga into the gyms of America.

Here at 720 we want to tone, heal, and strengthen your mind, body, and soul...I am very excited to announce that Power Yoga has come to 720 Music Clothing Cafe in Lawrenceville.  Beginning this Thursday April 21st, lead by Asana certified yoga instructor, Leigh Garbo.  Class is every Thursday morning at 9:45am until 10:45am.  Please bring your yoga mat, block and other yoga accessories that you use during your practice.  Don't forget your towel.  Feel free to bring a water bottle, or you could purchase water in the cafe.

Each class is only $5.  Tell your friends that live in Lawrenceville and throughout the city.  This class is open to all levels of discipline

4405 Butler Street 

Jill Scott's Shame Video Featuring Eve

Check out Jill Scott's new track off of her latest Album, The Light of the Sun, due out this Summer!

Source:  Essence

Don't Forget Your Seeds

Lawrenceville Blossom Tour

The Blossom Tour is a free celebration of Spring and Lawrenceville’s dedication to local goods & services! Travel down Butler street on Saturday& Sunday May 7 & 8 to see all that the  local artisans, craftsmakers, businesses, bakers, and more have to offer.

720 Music, Clothing Cafe will be participating, meeting, customers and giving out seeds.  Be sure to stop by!

  Visit for event details.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Beat Down is Going Down!!!

720 presents...
                                (((( The Beat Down ))))

DJ Nate Da Phat Barber    vs/    Dj Selecta    vs/      DJ Madbuddha

Witness 3 of the region's best Djs battle it out for party rockin supremacy. Everything will be left on the dance floor. 

Will it be The Madbuddha, Dj Selecta, or will it be DJ Nate Da Phat Barber? Prepare yourself for a party!!! 

This ain't a fashion show... THIS IS A BEAT DOWN!!!!!!!!!!! 

Friday, April 15, 2011 

and every 3rd Friday following...

@ 720 Music, Clothing & Cafe
4405 Butler St. PGH, PA / Lawrenceville

Doors @ 10 pm

Admission - $7

Records for Education

WPPJ will be hosting a Record store day on this coming Wednesday April 13th 2011. The event will be open to all students on Point Park campus and will benefit the Early Learning Institute of Allegheny County. We will be on hand to sell our products to the general public and to advertise national record store day which is April 16th. The day will include food, prizes, and live music taking place all day long. 

For more information please e-mail: 
 Also visit our Facebook page @

Sundays Best

This and EVERY last Sunday of the month. Guest Dj's, comfort foods, great people. See you there.

National Record Store Day!

The Fourth Annual Celebration of National Record Store Day is April 16th. Record Store Day is a day to acknowledge and support your local independent record shops. Bands from all over the music spectrum release limited exclusive to only independently owned record stores. Come and spend some time with us on this Saturday April 16, 2011 as we celebrate National Record Day.

Come shop, eat, and relax as we spin exclusive releases all day! 

For more information about Record Store Day Visit:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Everything is Everything...Booker T and The Roots

I came across this video while browsing through Okplayer and I thought I would share it with the rest of you.  Booker T and The Roots play a laid back, cool cover of Lauryn Hill's song Everything is Everything...One of my all time favorites.

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Tribe Called Quest Documentary...Can I Kick It...Yes You Can!

Well I must say that I was overly excited to hear that one of my favorite hip hop groups story was going to be documented and showcased in a way to inform and entertain other ATCQ enthusiasts.  So, contuing with my excitment I began to dig deeper and discovered that there is slight controversy surrounding this film. Apparently, there is a small debate on who was the first person to initiate the idea of the ATCQ documentary.  Based on an interview on, Jarobi from ATCQ stated that Nas was the first person to initiate the idea and Micahel Rapaport expressed interest as well and seemingly took the lead in creating the film.  Jarobi also stated that he had reservations about Rapaport because he does not represent the rap community and he was hoping to have some one direct the movie that was part of the rap culture.  Nonetheless,  I just hope that some one from either camp can reach common ground and make the movie happen!  For more info regarding this matter check out MTV.  Also check out atribecalledquestmovie.

Source:  MTV

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Onra Performing Tonight At 720!

VIA presents Onra along with Golden Ages, Discuss, Harry Lurker and NiceRec and others tonight.  Doors open at 7:30pm.  For more Info check out

Wiz and Amber Rose--Fader Mag!

Check out the New Spring/March Issue of The Fader Magazine.  PGH's own Wiz Khalifa is featured in the issue.

Source:  Fader

Thursday, February 17, 2011

"The Legendary" a Film About the Roots Crew

The 4 time Grammy winners, the roots can now add film to their repertoire.  The roots teamed up with director Cam Be and producer, Jeff Baraka to create a 9 minute mini doc called the, The Legendary-A Film about the Roots.  The film chronicles The Roots Hennessey and Artistry Tour.

Source:  OkayPlayer


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