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As Miley Cyrus would say, things got turnt up on Saturday at Trillecto, a hip hop and electronic music festivalat the Half Street Fairgrounds. It seems like DC is determined to continue to beef up its musical reputation with the legendary 9:30 Club racking up awards and the annual Sweetlife Festival. This year's Trillecto festival was chock full of locals like rapper Wale and the guys from RDGLDGRN. A good time was had by all but if you didn't Instagram it, did it even happen? Thankfully, you guys did. Here is a round-up of our favorites:
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With the first week of summer in full effect, bands are busting out their new albums and hitting the tour circuit. Lucky for us L.A. locals, pretty much every act will stop once or maybe even twice in Tinsel Town to please the hungry fans with everything from intimate gigs to full-on auditorium madness. From the ramblin' man himself, Robert Plant, headlining The Shrine Auditorium to Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar dropping beats and flows at Staples Center, the summer is looking like a hot one and we have your hand-picked guide to L.A.'s best live music to check out this week.
You don't have to be particularly (or at all) religious to love Easter Sunday. After all, there's a whole variety of Easter activities for heretics, the best among them being a gigantic, leisurely brunch. So go ahead and let Sunday be your Coachella diet cheat day this week because there are too many scrumptious dining opportunities not to indulge yourself this weekend. From gourmet dim sum and decadent meals featuring a lobster course to Easter egg hunts and mimosas galore, here's a guide to our picks for the tastiest specials, prettiest patios, and overall best Easter brunch experiences L.A. has to offer. You can get back your Coachella pool party body boot camp (perhaps one of these 10 fun fitness programs!) on Monday. [photo via]
The countdown is on with a little over three weeks until Coachella, and as we've learned, the event has become just as much about the pool parties happening that weekend as it is about the music festival, and taking a dip to stay cool in the dry desert heat will look very appealing as the sun beats down on Indio. Are you prepared to strip down in broad daylight in such a social setting? We certainly aren't. But we have a little over three weeks to get there, and with the right exercise and motivation, dream bikini figures are within reach. Following the five fun out-side-the-box fitness programs we discussed last week, we bring you FIVE MORE of the best new fitness programs and exercises beyond the tired gym that will get your body pool party-ready for Coachella and let you have fun in the process.
2012 proved to be a pivotal year in music. Lana Del Rey continued to explode on the blogosphere, and Azealia Banks brought seapunk to the mainstream (with help from Rihanna). Additionally, multiple artists from the late 90's created new albums for the first time in over a decade. No Doubt's latest release "Push and Shove" was their first recording in 11 years. It's no surprise that 90's nostalgia provided inspiration for 2012. We've compiled a list of the top 10 albums to sum up our year of partying.
Vintage is always better and if you happen to be a music enthusiast, the best vinyl records in NYC are in high demand. We have rounded up a list of the hot spots in Brooklyn, Manhattan to Queens where you can go vintage and put your records on. More»
We give mainstream dubstep a hard time on occasion in these pages, but the reality is, it's not because we don't appreciate the value of having your face mashed in by some insanely deep bass. In fact, if anything, our ambivalence to certain big name DJ's comes more from the knowledge that deep within this beautiful city of ours, there's a long-running night that brings bass the likes of which your typical Hollywood bottle-service crowd has never even dreamed up. Low End Theory, you complete us. More»
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