BLOGS
ALL ACCESS PASS
Cosmic Gate Soon to Embark on North American Tour


For an electrical music experience, headlines by an array of musical talent, the Start to Feel tour is perfect. Cosmic Gate’s Nic and Bossi are coming to a city near you (maybe) to present their newly released album.

Cosmic Gate plans to entrance the crowd with their German irresistability and trance style music. As there music has evolved since their debut in 1999, this tour will be the perfect chance for the group to display their range of music.

The duo will not only be showcasing their talents, but they will also be presenting the audience with a variety of musical guests. Andrew Rayel, Eric Lumiere, who provides the enthralling vocals for “Falling Back” and “Run Away” and Kristina Antuna will all be joining Nic and Bossi on their nationwide tour. Lumiere and Antuna will only be joining Cosmic Gate in LA, Oakland, Chicago, Toronto, and Washington DC.

The tour promises to be a euphoric experience for fans who make the wise choice to attend. With over 15 stops on their tour, the duo is sure to leave their mark across the nation.

BUSHWICK MUSIC FESTIVAL
Weekend Pick: Bushwick Music Festival

This Sunday, July 27th, head out to Bushwick for a musical extravaganza. With the purpose to promote upcoming musical talents in the New York area, this event is perfect for an chill Sunday with friends. It’s completely free and will be filled with food, drinks, vendors, and musical performances (obviously.)

Although it is the first year for this festival, they are setting a supreme precedence for the years that follow. From 12-8 at Irving Square Park, come out and enjoy eclectic music as you channel your inner child on the slip and slide or with the abundance of water balloons.

RAPPER'S DELIGHT sycegame.com
Chance The Rapper Premieres Promotional Video For “Very, Very Lonely”

Chance The Rapper gives us just a little more insight on his lovesick dilemma with the promotional visual for the single, “Very, Very Lonely,” released back in May. The video, which shows a silhouette of a man and woman grinding against each other, celebrates the one year anniversary of Chance's Acid Rap mixed taped, released on April 30th, 2013 with a backdrop that resembles the same backdrop on the mixed tape. The visual closes with the message “I’m coming over, August 3,” which may be a reference to the Chicago rapper’s upcoming set at the Lalapalooza Fest along with leading acts including, Eminem, Outkast and, Calvin Harris. However, we’re all ears if the message happens to be a heads up for his next mixed taped as well.


DELICIOUS DEBUTS
Instant Cupcakes…From a Spray Can


We’ve all heard of the sinfully delicious ‘Microwave Mug Cake,’ or ‘5-minute cake’…but what about Spray Cake? This cake-batter-in-a-can fad is taking instant cake to an entire new level. When you’re in the mood for a freshly baked cupcake…expect it ASAP. An innovative way to prepare cupcakes and cakes by simply adding heat, Spray Cake utilizes ‘on-demand organic’ batter in an aerosolized can.

When using Spray Cake, your cupcakes will be popping out of the oven in less than a minute. And as far as freshness goes, this instant batter stays fresh for weeks (so you can splurge whenever you'd like)!

TV TALK
Chris Pratt French Braids During Interview

Chris Pratt is everything we look for in a man: he's handsome, he's funny, he's charming and for bonus points he does a killer French braid! Yes, you read correctly!

Three months ago, Pratt shared a picture to Instagram of a French braid. He captioned it, "This is a weird thing to brag about but I did that glorious French braid. #Baller #man #ManBraid #RealMenBraid #isItBrade? #SpellingQuestion #StillBallerTho #WhyIsItFrench #ICallItAFreedomBraid #GoUsa"


FUTURE EXES
Naya Rivera Marries Ryan Dorsey

We didn't see this one coming! Naya Rivera reportedly married actor Ryan Dorsey in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on July 19th.

The newlyweds revealed the news to People saying, "We feel truly blessed to be joined as husband and wife. Out special day was fated and everything we could have asked for."

Rivera and Dorsey have been friends for four years and their relationship sparked shortly she and rapper Big Sean broke off their engagement just three months ago.

BLIND FATE
Zoe Saldana Expecting Twins

Recently, Zoe Saldana has been promoting her new movie Gaurdians of the Galaxy. Zoe walked one of the red carpet events in Louis Vuitton gown with what seemed to be a baby bump which left everyone speculating if she was pregnant.

And the rumor is true! Zoe Saldana is pregnant! But she's not only expecting one bundle of joy, she’s expecting twins with her husband of one year, Marco Perego!

"Zoe is about three months pregnant," an insider revealed to Us Weekly. "But she will only announce the news when she's ready."

RAPPER'S DELIGHT npr.org
Revisiting Eminem's Freestyle Show Mixtape


Joonbug.com celebrates Detroit’s 313th birthday on this throwback Thursday by revisiting Eminem’s rare Freestyle Show mixtape. The 43-minute compilation of classic Slim Shady flows recorded around the time between the release of his sophomore album, The Slim Shady LP album, his first major release and, The Marshall Mathers LP (2000), is an impressive nostalgic trip on a formal introduction to one of the most lyrically gifted emcees to emerge from the Motown city. The mixtape is also followed the release of his debut album, Infinite (1996) which met generally negative reviews as well as criticism surrounding accusations of Eminem emulating the sound of Brooklyn rapper, AZ. The creation of Eminem’s alter ego, Slim Shady, a complex character, who is driven by violence and drug use, acted as a catalyst that catapulted the Detroit rapper’s career into superstardom. Although, public opinion has confirmed that Shady’s explicit lyrics, riddled with profanities, is quite disturbing, one can also debate that Eminem’s imaginative capability along with intricate metaphors and similes deemed the Slim Shady series to be a genius effort.


SILVER SCREEN
Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Gets Release Date

Captain Jack Sparrow is back and ready for more adventures!

Walt Disney Pictures announced Wednesday that the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie will be released on July 7th, 2017.. The movie was originally supposed to hit theaters summer 2016, but production was delayed due to script issues.

Johnny Depp will be reprising his role as the captain in Pirates of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Jeff Nathanson will write the screenplay, Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg will be directing, and Jerry Bruckheimer is the producer.

"Like audiences around the globe we have high expectations for Jack Sparrow's next adventure and we want to have all the right elements in place," Disney production president Sean Baily explained last fall. "We're not there yet and we want to make sure this project is everything these wonderful characters and or course the fans deserve."

Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly have not been mentioned in the casting.

All four movies have brought in $3.7 billion at the global box office.

LIQUID COURAGE
All Hail National Scotch Day


This Sunday, July 27th is an extremely exciting, anticipated holiday for Scotch connoisseurs and fanatics. All hail National Scotch Day!

* Hakkasan New York

For those celebrating National Scotch Day in the city, you are in for an awesome treat. A prime venue to sip and savor top-notch Scotch on this festive date is Hakkasan New York. Whether you choose to relish the venue’s scrumptious signature dim-sum brunch, or are craving a divine dinner, Hakkasan’s modern-Cantonese fare pairs ultimately with the venue’s impressive Scotch selection.

NYC
Eight Places to go During Your Trip to NYC

Planning a quick trip to NYC? Expecting guests, and don’t know where to take them? Use this guide of the best places to go during your New York visit. Learn how to experience the city, without dealing with the busiest areas or the obvious tourist attractions.

1. Celebrate Brooklyn (Prospect Park, Brooklyn)

Summer concerts come a dime a dozen in New York. However, the Celebrate Brooklyn concert series is a summer-long free event with various artists to appeal to the many types of people New York has to offer. Indulge in the wide range of artistry showcased on the stage in Prospect Park throughout the season. With performances from talent such as St. Vincent, The Dance Theater of Harlem, and Janelle Monae, visitors will surely enjoy the free pleasures of the city.