Summer is pretty much here, and besides the fact that it means warmer weather and packed beaches, it also means that it’s time for the season of music festivals. It has become somewhat of a tradition for music lovers. Every year people save up their money to attend their favorite venue in hopes to not only see their favorite artist, but also explore new musicians and genres. It truly has become an exhilarating experience that bands people together through one powerful common interest. Still, these concerts are nowhere near free and not everyone has the money to attend every single festival. This is why many magazines, websites, and newspapers try to analyze the best places to go based on prices and overall content. This may seem like a great idea, which it is, but sometimes facts and opinions can override each other even in a professional setting.
So, we all know punk made its major debut at The Met last week. The theme for the evening allowed honory guests such as Nicole Richie, Miley Cyrus, and Anne Hathaway to channel their inner punks. According to British website Femalefirst, sales of punk-inspired accessories have reached an ultimate high this past month due to the major buzz surrounding the event.
The question is, how to we embrace punk fashion long after the Gala is over? Just keep scrolling and you will be provided with 3 punk style outfit inspiration for the summertime.
Some people will do anything to meet their favorite celeb! A Taylor Swift fan reportedly swam two miles to try and meet the singer at her beach-front estate. The 22-year old man was arrested by local law enforcement near Swift's Rhode Island mansion around 2am.
According to reports, Westerly cops spotted the Chicagoan around a mile from the house, and intercepted him on White House Road, a private road about five minutes from Swift's residence. He admitted that he'd swam out to the house in an attempt to meet her, but changed his mind when he saw her security team. The police booked him for trespassing, and will be summoned to appear in court on May 24th; he is currently still in custody.
Johnny Depp reportedly popped the question to actress Amber Heard! The two met while filming The Rum Diaries in 2011, and despite the 22-year age gap and Heard's relationship with photographer Taysa Van Ree, connected. Heard ended her relationship with Van Ree, and began quietly dating Depp. Depp had also just split from his long-time partner and mother of his children, Vanessa Paradis. The couple have been on-and-off ever since, but now it seems that Depp wants to make the relationship more permanent!
When it comes to shopping, most of us have to shop "the look" instead. Many of us cannot afford to splurge on being dressed head-to-toe off the runway. From time to time many affordable retailers produce the next best thing. Thus, we present to you LUST VS.MUST!
Balmain vs. Urbanog
To say that Diplo has seen many successes in his career is the understatement of the century. He has worked with an impressive amount of high-profile musicians that crosses the boundaries of different popular music genres, he joined forces with A-Trak and Skrillex to create the YouTube Channel Potato, and was nominated for the Non-Classical Producer of the Year Award at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony. This, alone, not only makes him one of the most accomplished producers in the EDM genre, but in the general music industry. Still, Diplo has the chance to put another notch on his belt due to his recent acknowledgment in the Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business list for 2013.
Tuesday night Star Trek Into Darkness finally premiered nationally! The film has been in international theaters since its world premiere in London on May 2nd. American fans of the series, which stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana, have been eagerly awaiting the release.
It seems everyone in Hollywood wants to be in a musical right now! Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are reportedly in talks to star in Disney's adaptation of the Broadway musicial Into the Woods. The project has already tapped Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp to star, as well. Both Streep and Depp have previous silver screen musicial experience: Streep in Mamma Mia! and Depp in Sweeney Todd.
Safe enough to say, if you’re a Dubstep fan then you definitely like bass; BUT! Are you a bass head? Within the past 5 years there’s been a world-wide bass boom with the up-come of Dubstep inside our quickly growing EDM seed, and it’s only evolving more (thank the EDM Gods). Of course, with regards to our friends Knife Party, Nero, and Noisia who usually stay on the happier, upbeat/club type-step, few other DJs dare to go deeper. Hits like ‘Witchcraft’ by Pendelum, ‘Infinite’ by Bassnectar, and one of the newest, ‘Fallout’ by Emalkay & The Others are a few triggers to knowing you’re hooked onto the bass chain, especially when there’s not a second to breath between drops and you just want more. Now, this is no definition of which Dubstep is better or what style makes you a better fan, there are simply levels wherein some can handle and some cannot. Let’s talk a fan favorite; Bassnectar.
With only two years in the running, our precious Identity Festival may be coming to an end. With over 18 cities, including Boston, Miami, Dallas, and even Las Vegas, Identity Fest has become one more bone-rattling event for the world’s bass junkies, but will it remain just a memory? Last years line-up included favorites like Eric Prydz, Porter Robinson, Wolfgang Gartner, Arty, and many more on this one day soiree while still remaining completely affordable; some tickets were as low as $25. It’d be a shame to take away this event due to the wide range of locations, artists, ages, and pricing which turned this festival very popular, very quickly.
Justin Bieber's tour woes continue! Thieves reportedly broke into the safe room at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. While Bieber was performing on stage Sunday the thieves chiseled a tunnel and lowered themselves into the room, stealing $330,000 in cash earnings from the concert.
Management didn't learn of the break-in until the next day, but now the stadium is on lockdown while the local police investigate the crime; no suspects have been identified thus far, but it's rumored to be an inside job.