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Circa Survive’s Brendan Ekstrom Walk Off Stage Mid Set for an Incredible Reason

  • 4:27 pm Monday, July 24th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

If you ever wondered if those in a band pay attention to the crowd or even know what city they’re performing in on a given night, Circa Survive’s Brendan Ekstrom just proved otherwise. Not only did he see something in the crowd at a recent show in St. Louis, but he did something about it. He took to Twitter to explain why he left the stage in the middle of their set, and it’s pretty remarkable.

Quick note to those who were at the show last night. I’ve been doing this for 20 years and I’ve never walked of stage during [More]

Michael Phelps Loses Race to a Shark

  • 4:03 pm Monday, July 24th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

How else would Discovery Channel kick off Shark Week than by having the greatest Olympian of all time race a deadly shark in open water?

The only problem was that the shark was computer simulated using data analysis of real sharks’ swimming metrics, and Michael Phelps raced it under very controlled conditions.

It’s safe to assume that Discovery Channel paid Phelps a boatload of money as well. He did get a chance to race actual sharks in a warmup to the race against the great white, in which Phelps beat a Reef Shark. He was blown away by the Hammerhead as you can see below.

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Members of Linkin Park Write Heartfelt Open Letter to Chester Bennington

  • 11:58 am Monday, July 24th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Speaking publicly for the first time since his death, the members of Linkin Park posted an open letter to Chester Bennington this morning on Facebook. The full message reads as such:

Dear Chester,
Our hearts are broken. The shockwaves of grief and denial are still sweeping through our family as we come to grips with what has happened.
You touched so many lives, maybe even more than you realized. In the past few days, we’ve seen an outpouring of love and support, both public and private, from around the world. Talinda and the family appreciate it, and want the world to know that [More]

City of St. Petersburg Begin Construction on Skate Park Near the Trop

  • 1:42 pm Friday, July 21st, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Construction on a new $1.25 million skate park near Tropicana Field is currently underway. The 30,000 square foot facility is being built in the existing Campbell Park and is funded entirely by the City of St. Pete. The purpose is not only to attract world class skating events but to also add variety to the lives of children residing in and around St. Pete. With the prevalence of mainstream sports like football in the state of Florida, extreme sports like surfing and skate boarding often get overlooked. When finished it will be the largest skate park in the state, so they [More]

LISTEN to Chester Bennington’s Isolated Vocals from “Numb”

  • 1:31 pm Friday, July 21st, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
Listen to Chester Bennington's Isolated Vocals From "Numb"

“Numb”, arguably the band’s biggest hit to date off of 2003’s album Meteora, will for sure be a timeless classic representing that era of alternative music. Listen to his isolated vocals from a recorded version of “Numb” and watch the goosebumps populate down your arm.

Jared Leto Looks Creepy As Hell in New ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Trailer

  • 1:19 pm Friday, July 21st, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Thirty Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto will be back in theatres this fall, landing a role in Blade Runner 2049 alongside Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling. His character’s name is Neander Wallace, and he doesn’t appear to be one of the good guys. After playing the joker and now this, Leto is making a case for himself to be one of the best ‘bad guys’ around.

Check out the extended trailer below:

Hip Hop Overtakes Rock as the Most Popular Genre in America for the First Time

  • 9:25 am Thursday, July 20th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Forbes recently announced that R&B and Hip Hop accounts for 25.1% of music consumption in the US, overtaking Rock for the first time ever. Still impressive however, Rock sits at 23% of music consumption.

For those of you who think EDM is taking over, well, not quite yet. While that genre has grown from essentially nothing, it still has a long way to go. And while R&B and Hip Hop claim the top spot of most listened to, Rock fans tend to support their favorite artists in a different way, accounting for 40% of album sales nationwide. Hip Hop fans meanwhile, [More]

J.K. Rowling Releasing Two New Harry Potter Books This Fall

  • 8:59 am Thursday, July 20th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

Can you believe this year marks the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book? I sure can’t. It seems just like yesterday that I sat down to read my first Harry Potter book. And in case it doesn’t feel just like yesterday to you, you can do it all over again this fall when J.K. Rowling releases two new Harry Potter books.

They will accompany the British Library’s Potter exhibit according to BuzzFeed News  . The first is titled Harry Potter: A History of Magic and it will take readers through what its title implies. The second book, Harry Potter: [More]

WATCH Portugal. the Man Perform on The Tonight Show

  • 8:39 am Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team
Portugal the Man Tongiht Show Jimmy Fallon

The Lords of Portland stopped by Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show to perform their hit single “Feel It Still” last night. With the resources of NBC behind them, artists often creatively reimagine parts of their production, and while Portgual. the Man didn’t stray too far from the radio version of “Feel It Still” they did have the luxury of backup vocals and break dancers. It would be cool if they could bring those guys on tour because that’s about the only thing that can make Portugal. the Man better than they already are, break dancers.

Check out the video below. And [More]

Kendall and Kylie Jenner Release a Vintage Band T Shirt Line… Just to Pull Them Off Shleves

  • 9:02 pm Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by Kyle T- Street Team

I’m sure all of you already know this because clearly you follow the Kardashians, but if for some weird reason you haven’t heard the news, here ya go. Kendell and Kylie Jenner just dropped a new collection of clothing

called Rock vs. Rap tees as part of their Kendall + Kylie clothing line. The tees resemble that of something you might find in a thrift store, with featured bands including Black Sabbath, Tupac, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and Pink Floyd among others, except they are priced at $125 and up. I repeat. $125. For an old school band t shirt with the KK [More]