BLOGS
ALL ACCESS PASS
The SDR Show Brings Everyones Favorite Vices to Talk Radio

If you look up America’s favorite past-time, you’ll find its true definitions discretely written beneath baseball: sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll. With modern society taking a turn vice, its rare (and oddly refreshing) to find anything that channels these three elements into one concise package that serves up as many laughs as it does scandal. SDR delivers a mixture of both, and in perfect proportions.

The SDR Show (short for Sex, Drugs, and Rock-N-Roll) is the delightfully salacious yet wildly hilarious radio show run by former nightlife icon and nationally acclaimed rock DJ Ralph Sutton, and world-renown comedian Big Jay Oakerson. Sure, you can liken the podcast’s candid bawdiness to that of the Howard Stern Show, but the combination of these two dynamic personalities makes for a radio show that stands apart and completely blows every expectation out of the water.

EARGASMIC
Dada Life Are Going Back To School!

Though summer is slowly approaching it's end, don't worry --Dada Life have found a way to make your transition back to reality go a little smoother. Going back to the regulations of school and work and all that miserable stuff is tough, but Dada Life promise that for one night the only rules that apply are the Rules of Dada. So bust out your favorite banana costumes and start preparing for those signature champagne showers because the Dada Life duo are about to get rowdy.

Though the month long tour dates seem pretty random, with no stops in major cities like NYC, Las Vegas, LA or Chicago, those fortunate enough to be able to attend Dada Life's retreat back to school should begin preparing themselves now. Last time they were on tour, Dada Life broke the world record for the largest pillow fight in history, so honestly who really knows what they have up their sleeves for this one.

Take a look at the tour dates and then start getting tickets for Dada Life's September tour here!

TV TALK
Brody Jenner Slaps Man for Groping Kendall

Words of advice: Don’t mess around with Kendall Jenner because you’re going to have to face her older brother, Brody Jenner.

In a video released from the upcoming episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the siblings are on a family vacation in Thailand. Brody is ordering drinks when a man, whose face is blurred out, next to the 18-year-old model gropes her butt. She yells “Excuse me!” and quickly moves to her older brother’s other side.

Kendall then explains to Brody, 30, what happened. “Brody, that guy just touched my ass,” she says. “That guy just grabbed my ass.”

INDUSTRY NEWS
Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom Fight

If you haven’t heard about the Justin Bieber and Orlando Bloom drama, you’ve been living under a rock. But don’t worry – you can catch up on all the drama here!

In the early hours of Wednesday, July 30, Bloom and Bieber got into an altercation at Cipriani in Ibiza, Spain. Supposedly the “Baby” singer started trouble once he brought up Miranda Kerr, Blooms ex-wife. Things began to get heated once the Lord of the Rings star threw the first punch at Bieber, who ducked it. It is still unclear what Bieber said that instigated the altercation, but TMZ posted some videos of the scene. Bieber is heard in one of the videos yelling, “What’s up, bitch?”

ALL ACCESS PASS
The Escape Music Festival Debuts in Brooklyn This October



Escape Music Festival is excited to announce their first interactive concert at Pier 9 in Brooklyn, New York on October 11th and 12th. This is going to be a HUGE festival that will showcase 30 performances and attract a crowd of more than 16,000 people over the course of two days. Featured musical artists include Placebo and Yeasayer, along with Ra Ra Riot, Bakermat, ASTR, Tesla Boy, Basecamp and Follow Me, as well as DJ sets by The Crystal Method, Neon Indian and STRFKR. Be sure to follow the fest to get more info as it is available.

BLIND FATE
Alicia Keys Pregnant!

Summer 2014 has been filled with celeb mothers-to-be! Now joining the list is Alicia Keys. Key's and her husband Swizz Beatz just celebrated their 4 year anniversary and revealed that she’s expecting baby number 2!

The Grammy award winning singer made the huge announcement on Thursday, July 31, via Instagram with the cutest picture ever! The 33-year-old shared a photo of herself and her husband cradling her growing baby bump. “Happy Anniversary to the love my life @therealswizz !!” she wrote. “And to make it even sweeter we’ve been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here’s to many many more years of the best parts of life!”

EARGASMIC
Michael Jackson Gets An Official Remix From Audien

After his remix of Bastille's 'Pompeii' was crowned the most played track at EDC Las Vegas earlier this summer, Audien is back with another remix guaranteed to take over the second half of the summer festival season. After posting the album artwork on his Facebook page, with nothing other than an ominous "soon..." the 22-year-old producer and DJ from Connecticut has finally released his very own Michael Jackson remix.

Though 'Slave To The Rhythm' isn't the first song off of Xscape get its own EDM makeover, with Fedde le Grand giving his own take on 'Love Never Felt So Good' back in May. Many are trying to hold to the idea that you can't remix the King of Pop, but Audien does a spectacular job, transforming the whole song and giving it a more modern, electro spin while still managing to throw in his own signature progressive piano flair.

THE SCENE
she+lo: Hip, Trendy, Versatile, Affordable Bags


Every woman knows, no outfit is complete without the perfect bag to compliment it. With so many lines and styles to choose from, how does one know what that “perfect” bag is? Well, we recently took a look at a new line of bags and we think might have found just what you need.

She+lo handbags are brand new to the fashion market and they will be available to the public on the 1st of August. According to the creators of the line, these bags are ideal for “a confident and fun girl, with a casual edgy style.” If you are not already this person, she seems like the perfect person to be.

DAILY POP
Lorde Teams Up With Lionsgate For 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1' Soundtrack Album

With multiple Grammy Awards, Billboard Music Awards, and a platinum debut album all tucked gently under her belt, Lorde is back with an entirely new task to tackle. The 17-year-old singer/songwriter has agreed to curate the soundtrack album for the upcoming third installment of the global blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. What this means is that Lorde will get the opportunity to hand pick all of the artists to be on the film's soundtrack. And, as if that weren't enough, Lorde is also set to provide the lead single for the movie, following in the footsteps of Taylor Swift and Coldplay.

BREAKING BAND
Album Review: Heavy Sigh's "My Quiet" EP

It’s been another one of those days. Hostile work environment, ruthless Manhattan bikers clipping legs while whizzing by, stalled subway, and puddles everywhere, and the rain...the unrelenting rain. Soggy and exhausted, you're home at last. Warm slippers, vinyl, wine and a cold piece of chicken from last night’s take-out. Thoughts racing; memories of last night's bickering, followed by silence, fades as you take a Heavy Sigh...

Heavy Sigh has just released their first EP; it’s luminescent, like commiserating with an old friend after a hard day. It’s chill and alluringly transcendental, and it starts with “Rains," a track with strong, steady, pulsing beats. Front woman Suzy Forman's voice floats airily over tinkling guitars; "I remembered your chair reclining, back in 2008, and my eyes watered, and I remembered watering my neighbors' flowers, and thinking that I was important...and that I was necessary...." as she reflects back to a time when their love was still fresh and engaged.

"Chlorine" is a sleepy track filled with fond memories and a deep yearning. The lyrics are succinct with only one verse, "My hair still smelled like fire and chlorine, you tucked your nose behind a strand in a dream...but you're not with me, but you're not with me..." Languid guitars filter through transcendental horns until it reaches its climactic end; it’s lovely, even other-worldly. "Tell Me What State You're In," is a tune with an unmistakable 90's vibe. Combining the instrumentals of early Smashing Pumpkins with the dazed, dreamy vocals of a stoned Alanis Morissette and slightly-drunk Zooey Deschanel, Forman tells a woebegone tale of missing an absent lover. "Now it's your turn to leave me at home, I'll never get used to being left alone. You said you managed as 'patient and sad,' I can manage that...but can I manage the rest?" "My Quiet's" title track plays like a crestfallen lullaby, gently strumming guitars intermingling with a steady, methodical drum beat. Forman waxes lyrical about her struggle to break out of her shell, crooning, "Please let me know if you'd rather stay at home, I understand if it's one of those nights...I have them all the time..." The instrumentals slowly build in intensity, as Forman laments about her inability to be heard, "Hear me, hear me, I'm speaking...is anyone listening? My quiet can tremble, but only so far, so far it's not far enough..." The album concludes with "C.I.P.," a track that addresses the overwhelming exhaustion that can weigh us down when the monotony of life sets in. The mere echo of horns mix with gentle guitars and soft percussion to provide the ambiance for Forman’s emotional revelation: "An eleven hour headache in a two-seater on the 6:43 train...and my hat is pulled halfway over my eyes. I thank the conductor as he takes my ticket and involuntarily gasp for air twice..." The track comes to a head as she wails, "I'm so tired...I'm so tired..." grieving and desperate for freedom from the dictates of daily life. Heavy Sigh subscribes to the philosophy that misery loves company, in a way that comforts a weary soul. It’s sweet, gentle and extremely zone-inducing...it's an auditory Xanax. Check it out here, and you're going to be just fine.
ONLY IN NYC
Full Moon Fest Returning to Governors Island

Ready to fest with the best? MATTE Projects-The Production House Redefining New York City’s Creative Vision is bringing back the Full Moon Fest for the fourth year in a row. Not only is the fest successfully returning to NYC, it's returning to one of New York's best music venues, Governor's Island.

Full Moon Fest Co-Founder, Sharoni Rotberg says the journey to getting the fest to Governors Island was "A natural evolution [into a music festival]. We started at Beekman Beergarden and the event grew from 1,000 to 2,500 in year two. Then for year three we wanted to take it to the next level, and the same owners of Beekman run the events at Governors so it was a nice transition."