BLOGS
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Manufactured Superstars at Liberty Theater

Manufactured Superstars have found themselves with residencies at such notable clubs as XS Nightclub in Las Vegas and HQ Nightclub in Atlantic City, just to name a few. And when the duo isn’t playing at one of the hottest clubs in the worlds, they’re performing at a massive festival like EDC, Ultra, Nocturnal Wonderland--you name it.

On Saturday, September 13th, Manufactured Superstars will be bringing their signature NASA spacesuits and their energy infused sets over to Liberty Theater in New York City for an incredible and extravagant night fit for the former Broadway theater.

ALL ACCESS PASS
TomorrowWorld Theme Revealed: The Arising of Life

As TomorrowWorld prepares to kick-off its second edition this September, the highly anticipated music festival unveiled its theme alongside the official 2014 TomorrowWorld trailer, The Arising of Life. Known for creating magical surroundings, this year’s TomorrowWorld journey of mystical landscapes is no exception. On September 26th, 27th and 28th, 500 acres of natural rolling hills in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia will transform into a wonderland highlighting the best electronic artists in the world.

This year’s breathtaking Main Stage spans over 400 feet wide and 100 feet tall. Known as the “Volcano Stage,” the computerized, pyrotechnic structure is equipped with multiple waterfalls and a mysterious volcano that will erupt throughout the three-day event.This massive structure was contained in more than 80 shipping crates, which traveled nearly 6,000 miles from Belgium. “The Arising of Life” was experienced at Tomorrowland 2013 by over 180,000 attendees and an additional 16 million viewers tuned in online to witness the Madness.

EARGASMIC
TomorrowWorld Releases Cash Cash's 'Artist's of Tomorrow' Mix

As a taste of next month's madness at TomorrowWorld, the whimsical festival has released a fourth installment of its "Artists of Tomorrow" mix, this time by Cash Cash. The European transplant festival is hosting its sophomore year at Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia at the end of September.

Cash Cash, a New Jersey three-piece, is known for its wildly popular "Take Me Home" single, which flooded the airwaves for months on end in 2013. As of 2014, the progressive house group has released three full-length albums, an array of EPs, and provided official remixes for Krewella, Capital Cities, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Showtek and Icona Pop, along with producing and co-writing Krewella's "Live for the Night".

Listen to TomorrowWorld's Cash Cash "Artists of Tomorrow" mix below.

ROCK OUT
Giving Your Life to Playing In a Band and Waiting to Be Repaid: The Swellers

Recently, punk rock dynamos The Swellers have decided to call it quits amidst a young and seemingly successful career. Starting the band in their basement in 2002, brothers Nick (vocals/guitar) and Jonathan (drums/vocals) were eager to make a name for themselves in the punk scene in one of the most unlikely of places – Flint,Michigan. Within years, they were mainstays of the Vans Warped Tour and began touring the US constantly.

Soon after, the group signed on to well-known label Fueled By Ramen, and played on several different nationwide tours, opening up for bands such as Paramore, Less Than Jake and Motion City Soundtrack.

SARTORIALLY YOURS
The New York Fashion Week SS15 Challenge

NYC Fashionistas: are you up on your Fashion Week history? For instance, did you know that the tradition began in 1943 as designers previewed their forthcoming collections on runways in the Big Apple? Clearly, the tradition has withstood the test of time, with the hype increasing every year.

We all know that everyone wants in on NYFW (take it from this guy), so we have prepared a Fall Fashion Week Checklist. To be completely successful, you must check them all, as being a cheater is never in style.

BEHIND THE PLATE
Grilling Magic this Labor Day Weekend…with Peter Kaminsky


Take your palate on a delicious adventure this fall with a quintessential figure in the culinary world. Talented ‘award winning chef’ and author of the new The Essential New York Times Grilling Cookbook, Peter Kaminsky, is ready to start every urbanite and suburbanite off this season on a scrumptious note.

Joonbug has put together an elite list of Kaminsky’s grilling tips and wine pairings to celebrate this Labor Day Weekend…in mouthwatering style! It’s time to get your charcoal grill heated up, ready to prepare the juiciest fare in town with savory perfection.

  • When grilling, Kaminsky encourages all to use charcoal rather than gas or briquettes. The woody, smoky flavors the charcoal produces in your barbequed fare are truly unparalleled.
  • Use a frying pan or griddle. Kaminsky stated that when people grill in Argentina, they typically utilize a “plancha,” which is a kind of griddle. This made Kaminsky’s creativity flow, thinking of a new burger recipe to relish with Terrazas Malbec. When using a skillet, the chopped onions on the pork burger will have firsthand contact with the heat, soaking up that luscious, caramelized taste that pairs well with Terrazas Malbec wine.
  • For large cuts of meat, turn down the heat! Lowering the heat for bigger cuts of meat is crucial to cook your meat to its prime: a juicy product with tasty, flavorful crust.
  • Don’t forget to use a thermometer; avoid getting into those family kitchen arguments over whether the meat is done yet, or not.
  • To keep your dry cuts of meat juicy; brine. This can be done overnight, by marinating the meats in the brining solution and then placing them in the refrigerator. Or you can become a top-pitmaster for the day and use an injection briner.
IN THE HOUSE Matthew Dear
Matthew Dear Teams With GE For New Single

General Electric and super-producer Matthew Dear have teamed up to show off the limitlessness of music. The collaboration, which finds Dear exploring the GE labs and sampling over 1000 sounds around the facility, then displays Dear’s mastery, as he turns the collection of sounds into one full length single. The song, “Drop Science,” is a full-fledged electronic masterpiece, with all the makings of a club-ready hit record. The song is a wonder from every standpoint, displaying the hyper creativity of Dear, while experiencing the unconventional sounds which mesh perfectly together.

Check out the video below, and watch the process along with the electric final product of the creative collaboration.

CULINARY OCCASIONS
This is Not a Drill: Snap Dog is Giving Away FREE Hot Dogs on Labor Day

Yes, you read correctly. On Monday, and for one day only, Snap Dog, a premier producer of natural-casing hot dogs in NYC, will be giving away free hotdogs and sausages from 12pm to 2pm at its 20th St. and 10th Ave location. Owner Keith Dorman, who has successfully expanded the brand to over 20 carts throughout Manhattan, is shaking things up on the hot dog front by introducing a new skinless variety of smoked, artisanal beef franks and hot sausages that will debut Labor Day weekend at all Snap Dog locations. Don't miss out!


SILVER SCREEN
Life of Crime is a Great Retro Caper — Minus the Caper

Life of Crime is a film about a group of small-time criminals who kidnap a wealthy businessman’s wife for ransom. The stellar cast, decked out in their best 70’s drag, goes through the plot less like it’s a gritty caper than a hangout sitcom. It’s a slow, gentle journey, heavy on clever conversation and plots that unfold away from one another, rather than converging in a single climax.

The movie stars Jennifer Aniston, who is capitalizing on her “good woman done wrong” image to play the put-upon wife who gets kidnapped, divorced, and left for dead in the course of a week. It’s an interesting role, but Aniston is a bit of a cipher, walking through her kidnapping with more melancholy than terror. The idea of the psychically dissatisfied housewife having to confront her shambles of a marriage in the middle of a life-threatening trauma is an interesting one, but the film never grapples with it seriously, and leaves her transformation as background to the more outsized characters.

DAILY POP
Why Ke$ha Is (Surprisingly) An Excellent Role Model

1. She's challenges socially established gender roles.

She talks about having casual sex, partying, and drinking. She openly sexualizes guys, something that male artists do to women on a daily basis, except when they do it, nobody even bats an eyelash. In fact, 'Blah Blah Blah' was actually made as a conscious effort to try and create a song where she talks about men the way they talk about girls. When it's a female talking about this kind of stuff, everybody is quick to label her as trashy or uncouth, but the exact same things are celebrated and joked about when they come from a man. Ke$ha says it best herself, “I’m a young, responsible woman who can work and party as hard as any man. So, if I want to talk about drinking and sex, I’m going to do it.”

ROCK OUT
Flip On the Tele - Fox to Showcase New Show based on Rivers Cuomo


Rivers Cuomo, best known as the frontman of influential rock band Weezer, is going to have a sitcom based on life air on Fox. As many are aware, the nerd-rocker attended Harvard for a year in 1996, then left to work with Weezer full-time, only to return and finish his degree almost a decade later.

Somewhat loosely-based on Cuomo’s experiences, the show is called DeTour and revolves around a mid-thirties rockstar who departs from the limelight to “find himself” and figure out what he missed while being famous.

Fox already struck a deal with the creators to pay them if the pilot doesn’t air, so it does seem as though this one is being fast-tracked. Maybe some Weezer songs work themselves into the soundtrack – one can only hope! Just no new stuff…