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Okeechobee Music Fest Day 2 – Misterwives, Snoop Dogg w/The Roots & more

  • 1:07 pm Sunday, March 4th, 2018 by elipps

Waking up to day 2 of


The rest of the day called for exploring the festival. There was so much to do, we didn’t even know where to start. From parties on the beach and ferries wheels, to body marbling. 


After a quick nap and spending some time making a glitter beard, it was time to see the legendary Snopp Dogg perform with The Roots! It was a performance for the books. He even had a mascot version of himself hyping him up on stage. The highlight of the show was Snoop ending the [More]

Music Festival Tips – How to Make a GLITTER BEARD

  • 12:11 pm Sunday, March 4th, 2018 by elipps

When you’re in the portal at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival glitter is EVERYTHING! 

 We all know beards are in, but what about GLITTER BEARDS? Here’s how you add can sparkle to your favorite beard.


Step 1: Buy all the glitter 
Step 2: Find a beaded man

Step 3: Primer with Vaseline (this is key) 

Step 4: Add glitter with a brush 

Step 5: If you think you’ve added enough glitter, add more

Step 6: Admire your masterpiece

For more festival tips and to check out photos and videos from our Okeechobee 2018 experience click [More]

Judah & The Lion’s Okeechobee performance knocked our heads off…and his.

  • 12:56 pm Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 by elipps

Day 1 of Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival felt like a dream! As soon as we entered the portal we were transported into a new world of music and good vibes.  


Judah & the Lion kicked it off with an unreal performance including a cover of Mr. Brightside!


We couldn’t have asked for a better way to end Day 1 then with Foster the People. The music was electric and Mark Foster’s dance moves were on point.  


Check out all the photos here! If day 1 was that amazing, we cannot wait for day [More]

My Chemical Romance themed pizzas are now available in Booklyn

  • 9:40 am Saturday, February 24th, 2018 by Cory

Vinnie’s Pizzeria in New York has a pretty interesting menu these days. They just introduced 3 My Chemical Romance theme style pizzas and I’m not mad at them.

The 3 different pies you can get are the vegetarian “I’m Knot Doughk!”, the vegan “My Chemikale Romance”, and my favorite “Three Cheese for Meat Revenge”

And to top it off, My Chem’s very own Frank Iero posted the following to Instagram

“of all the days not to be in Brooklyn… damn.”

So funny! Which would you try?

Amazing mural for Paramore’s After Laughter

  • 8:34 am Saturday, February 10th, 2018 by Cory

Australian artist Danielle Weber painted a mural for Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’ and ‘Fake Happy’ played a part in the mural too

PROGRESS of this lil gem you can find on Higson Lane – Melbourne CBD! Thanks @warnermusicaustralia ❤ @paramore start their tour in Aus this week and their album cover is super funky 😍😍💜💜 Thank you @taubmans #letsgopaint 💜

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Should we close Bayshore Boulevard on Sundays?

  • 8:40 am Friday, February 2nd, 2018 by Sam

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Fox 13 is reporting that a new concept called Open Streets is being proposed by Tampa City Council for Bayshore Blvd in Tampa.

Although some argue it would be a traffic nightmare, the concept would close the street to cars and make it a completely pedestrian-friendly walkway once a month. About 500 cities across the country have adopted similar concepts once a week. Should Tampa be next? Is there a street or city that would be better for it? St. Pete?

Read the full story from Fox 13 here.

Kids Orchestra Plays Ozzy and Zeppelin

  • 8:28 am Saturday, January 27th, 2018 by Cory

The School of Rock is real and they are known as The Louisville Leopard Percussionists. These kids are AMAZING!!! This ensemble is made up of 60 students ranging from 7 to 16 from all over the Louisville Kentucky area. Each kid is responsible for playing multiple instruments including drums, bongos, xylophone, and one kid is even playing the bass like a true rock star.

These kids have SO MUCH TALENT!!! When I was in music class the only thing I knew how to play was ‘Chop Sticks’ on the xylophone and the first half of ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ on [More]

Fitz & The Tantrums headlining NHL All-Star Friday Night concert

  • 10:11 am Saturday, January 13th, 2018 by Cory

With the Tampa Bay Lightning hosting this year’s NHL All-Star game on Jan 28th comes parties, celebrities, and a FREE CONCERT with Fitz & The Tantrums!!!!

The 2 hour concert begins at 8pm on Friday January 26th at Curtis Hixon Park. It’s totally free and open to the public BUT if you want to be a VIP we’ve got those tickets you can win on the free 97x app! We also have tickets on there for the NHL All-Star Skills Competition, Saturday (1/27) and for the  NHL All-Star Game, Sunday (1/28)!

When you get out there be sure to grab some [More]

Magic Giant giving away EXCLUSIVE bracelets to the MAGIC MISFITS

  • 9:28 am Saturday, January 13th, 2018 by Cory

Our friends at Magic Giant are treating their fans, the MAGIC MISFITS, more incentives to get out to their shows.

If you can make it to 3 shows between Jan 25th and March 3rd, they are giving you these pretty sweet Magic Giant bracelets. AND if you can make it to 6 shows between those dates, you get ANOTHER, even more exclusive bracelet!!!

I don’t know about you, but it looks like a road trip is in order!

Find the Facebook post here

There’s a way to order Harry Potter drinks at Starbucks

  • 11:37 am Thursday, January 4th, 2018 by Sam

Turns out you may not need to run over to Harry Potter World at Universal Orlando Resort to experience the overwhelming joy that is Butterbeer!! The Independent reported that there is a way to order the Harry Potter beverage from the Starbucks secret menu. Here’s how to do it!