Taking over downtown Las Vegas, Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival is a three-day festival in the heart of downtown September 25th-27th. Guests will experience: music, art, culinary, and learning activations throughout the weekend.
Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival adds Rosario Dawson to the Learning Series! Festivalgoers will have an exclusive opportunity to see the global superstar speak on topics including overcoming challenges and diversity. Rosario joins the Learning Series lineup with previously announced speakers including Bill Nye, Coach Ken Carter, Kat Graham, Geena Rocero and more!
For information and to attend the festival click HERE
Be sure to stay connected! @lifeisbeautiful #lifeisbeautiful2015
Mercedes-Benz is bringing back the Evolution Tour, and part of that tour is in Los Angeles! Bringing live music, art installations by Gregory Siff and Zio Ziegler, in addition to showcasing the newest luxury vehicles from Mercedes-Benz all under one roof. For its the second installment the tour made its stop at the Hollywood Palladium, where DJ Ruckus and Bastille put on an intimate show!
Opening the evening was DJ Ruckus which put on a high energy set and definitely got attendees ready for Bastille. Guests were able to: get camera ready by making a stop at the 'selfie-station' and fill up on snacks by KIND bars and Skinny Pop popcorn, as well as checking out the GLA and CLA, two compact luxury vehicles designed to appeal to the next generation of Mercedes-Benz customers.
Bastille, and English indie band formed in 2010, stepped on the stage at 9:30 and performed songs from their album Bad Blood which was released in 2014. Composed of: Dan Smith (lead vocals, keyboard, piano), Kyle Simmons (keyboard, percussion, bass guitar), Will Farquarson (guitar, keyboards, bass guitar), and Chris "Woody" Woods (drums, percussion), Bastille played hits such as: "Bad Blood", "Pompeii", and even had their on take on the TLC classic - "No Scrubs"!
Following a successful 2014 launch, this year's tour continues to highlight the intrinsic bond between music and cars. It was another great performance and I can't wait till the next Mercedes-Benz Evolution tour! Be sure to stay connected via social media to join the conversation and for a chance to win tickets to the next show!
Tickets for the tour, which is produced exclusively by Mercedes-Benz, will be made available to consumers through a fully integrated social media campaign at www.mbevolutiontour.com #MBEvolutionTour
MeMe London is a cute chic jewelry brand that is composed of stackable bracelets, elegant necklaces, and blinged out rings and earrings in bold hues - there is literally something for everyone!
"It's a UK brand and they came to me to design a charity charm, I had so much fun designing it-i ended up designing three," states Pratt. "They really liked my LA vibes, ya know Malibu and Hollywood."
Surrounded by family and friends Stephanie was all smiles as she gushed about her involvement with MeMe London and also opened up about her memoir, Made in Reality, which comes out August!
"Writing a memoir used to be something i wanted to do because of my crazy experiences with rehab, drugs, and arrest. It was too fresh to write about it so it's been six years now," states Pratt. "There's been so much (that's happened) like my reality show in London, it's a weird journey that I had."
Hollywood's famed couples - Spiedi, came out to show their support as well! Heidi Montag and big brother Spencer Pratt grinned ear to ear while at the intimate cocktail party! Desserts were served and cocktails by VEEV spirits were circling.
Be sure to keep up with the Made in Chelsea, Stephanie Pratt, to see the latest both on and off screen!
Morgan Page, a self-proclaimed DJ, hails from Burlington Vermont and has released his new album DC to Light this morning!
Known for being a seismic presence at top festivals such as: Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Big Day Out and many more. He also has two Grammy-Award nominations under his belt and his 2011 full-length album, In The Air made it to #6 on Billboard's Heatseeker's Chart, and #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay Chart. This heavy eccentric DJ has also worked with some of the top moguls in the 'house' industry such as: Skrillex, Deadmau5, Kaskade, and more. Signed to Nettwerk Records, the release of DC to Light brings nothing more than hard hitting beats and explosive tracks-but then again what else would you expect from Page?
After a semi-long hiatus, DC to Light is the first album Page has released in three years, and might I add-it was well worth the wait! Also on the album is chart-topper Lissie, which joined Page on the track, 'Open Heart'. This duo has worked together in the past on the single, 'The Longest Road', which also featured Lissie on vocals.
Complete track list below:
1. No Ordinary Life (featuring Angela McCluskey)
2. Open Heart (featuring Lissie)
3. Running Wild (featuring The Oddictions and Britt Daley)
4. Against the World (featuring Michael S.)
5. Trigger (featuring Rosette & Dirty Radio)
6. Strike (featuring Whitney Phillips)
7. Save You (featuring David Jackson)
8. The One I Love (featuring Polina)
9. Think of You (featuring Meiko)
10. Safe Till Tomorrow (featuring Angelika Vee)
11. We Receive You (featuring Carnage and Candice)
12. Farewell (featuring Chris Batson)
13. Open Heart: Bonus Acoustic Mix (featuring Lissie)
14. Safe Till Tomorrow: Bonus Acoustic Mix (featuring Angelika Vee)
DC to Light is definitely worth checking out! See below for a complete tour list!
6/12/2015V LOUNGEAUSTIN, TX
6/13/2015*SPRING AWAKENING*CHICAGO, IL
6/14/2015*CARNAGE PRESENTS: ASOC REUNION @ CLUB CINEMA*POMPANO BEACH, FL
6/19/2015*DAYLIGHT BEACH CLUB*LAS VEGAS, NV
6/19/2015BUCHANAN'SEL PASO, TX
6/25/2015*OMNIA NIGHTCLUB*SAN DIEGO, CA
6/26/2015TEMPLE SFSAN FRANCISCO, CA
6/27/2015*LIGHT*LAS VEGAS, NV
7/16/2015DIESEL CLUB LOUNGEPITTSBURGH, PA
7/17/2015SWAY NIGHT CLUBCOLUMBUS, OH
7/18/2015MYNT NIGHT CLUBCINCINNATI, OH
7/25/2015*LIGHT*LAS VEGAS, NV
8/7/2015CHASING SUMMER*CALGARY, ALBERTA
8/15/2015*DAS ENERGI 2015*SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Stella Artois, a brand that needs no introduction, has been creating craft brews since 1366. Throughout its existence the beverage has spread to 80 countries and is the No.1 Belgian beer in the world. Recently guests, including music sensation John Legend, raised a chalice in honor of its 'Host Beautifully' campaign.
Creating the perfect dining soiree full with music beverages, conversations has become a rare art. Due to Stella Artois taking it to the next level, the Belgian beverage has partnered with John Legend in order to host a intimate, invite only soiree in the clouds to unveil "The A-Z Guide to Host Beautifully'. Thanks to this guide you will never have to doubt your hosting skills for your next evening!
"I love hosting a good party. My key ingredients for sophisticated summer soirees are good people, great music, some juicy barbecue and plenty of Stella Artois," said Legend. "It was wonderful to set the mood for guests high in the sky and toast to a summer of hosting beautifully. I know a thing or two about entertaining; hopefully my tips can help you up your hosting game too."
Guests were serenaded by the talented singer John Legend. A stillness took over the crowd as all eyes were fixed on the stage listening to Legend singing a few of his hit songs such as: Green Light, Ordinary People, and All of Me.
Throughout the lovely evening, guests were treated to a picturesque setting, endless refreshing Stella Artois, a decadent unforgettable meal, and to top it off-a ride in a hot air balloon ride to cap off the evening reminding guests to take things to new heights and of course 'host beautifully'.
Known for their single 'Hanging by a Moment' from their debut album No Name Face, Los Angeles- based band 'Lifehouse' has come out of its two year hiatus and will be releasing their new album Out of the Wasteland, on May 19th.
“There was a kind of unlearning with this album,” says Lifehouse’s Jason Wade. “We wanted to retrace our steps back to the beginning and really find the innocence, that feeling of being 16-year-old kids who get excited about playing in the garage.”
Since 2001 Lifehouse has been making monumental music that has collectively either spent numerous weeks on the Top Ten, won a Billboard Music Award for “Hot 100 Single of the Year”, while other singles sold over 15 million records worldwide and [they have also] spun off such hit singles as “You and Me,” “First Time,” and “Whatever it Takes.” Lifehouse is one of the most played artists in the history of Hot AC with 1.5 million spins and over 1.4 Billion Pandora Plays to date.
This is a year of change for Lifehouse. Having come off of a two year hiatus, the band is starting anew in a brave, ground-breaking way- by making the decision to go 'independent'. "Going independent was a huge deal for us, its exciting for us to unplug and recharge the battery, states Wade. It was terrifying and freeing at the same time because with this album, we are in charge, we are hands on and we made it exactly the way we wanted it and THAT'S what we released."
Having a longstanding history of delivering hits over the past 15 years this album is something that everyone can resonate with. "Lifehouse is everything to me, it's all I've ever known. I don't have a 'plan b', states Wade. This album represents this new era who we are now as we are entering into a new era of the band, and it feels fresh and in a lot of ways it parallels where we have come from, from all the way back in the beginning as well."
The result of this searching is a record that captures the sound of a band going through a rebirth and finding the freedom that comes after a period of transition and regeneration. Whether it is the tender track “Central Park,” “Wish” or songs like “Yesterday’s Son” and “Hurt This Way” that feel to be a continuation from their last album, Out of the Wasteland reflects the range that Lifehouse is capable of today. Also on several songs, including the harmony-heavy track “Hourglass,” Wade got to fulfill a musical fantasy and work with legendary moviescore composer James Newton Howard (a former member of Elton John’s classic 1970s band) to create more expansive string arrangements.
The track listing for Out of the Wasteland is as follows:
2. One for the Pain
5. Firing Squad
9. Central Park
10. Hurt This Way
11. Yesterday’s Son
Get a glimpse of the new album by watching their video, 'Hurricane' below:
To keep up with their latest be sure to connect on social media and check them out in a city near you!
A baseball player, a firefighter, and a rock artist were the childhood dreams of this upbeat- pop infused with indie-rock trio, Colony House. Creating music that resonates with everyone, the raw emotions and unapologetically diverse music displayed is pure genius and will have you question your own introspection.
Colony House, originally form Nashville, Tennessee, is composed of lead singer Caleb Chapman, Will Chapman on the drums, and Scott Mills on the guitar. Having just released their debut LP, 'When I Was Younger' [which hit #3 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart, and #7 on iTunes Alt-Rock charts] last July, this trio is a force to be reckoned with.
What makes this trio the ultimate trifecta? Well, aside form their undeniable talent, their humility is beyond engaging and extremely contagious. "Being an artist is a weird thing, it is not normal and you are constantly putting personal subject matter to the world to judge, states Colony House frontman Caleb Chapman. The important thing we are trying to make goals and make improvements, it doesn't matter how big you get but it is really healthy to always push yourself and make the most of it while appreciating where we are."
Their hit single, "Silhouettes" garnished the title of '#1 played track on Sirius XM's Alt Nation' and it is very inadvertently will heighten your senses. To put it simply, 'Silhouettes' combines their vibrant harmony and upbeat instrumentals while painting nothing less than a picturesque melody. "Silhouettes is a steady reminder not to allow the dark moments in life to overshadow all the beautiful ones", says frontman Caleb Chapman in a recent interview.
Through an accidental leak from a sound cloud link at Lightning 100, a local radio station, an uncut, unpolished version of "Silhouettes" played on the radio for the first time. "It's a weird feeling hearing your song on the radio, you never want to be 'that' guy, says guitarist Scott Mills. [It's] like you want to say something about it, but you don't, almost as if someone caught you with your pants down."
"Being a part of Colony House has been really encouraging-to believe in something and see it start to happen, says guitarist Scott Mills. We are literally living the dream right now and I think it's sweeter because it's with my best friends, and it feels like we turned this hobby into a job. What we get to do is so unique we are meeting different people with different stories and it is life changing, adds Caleb."
The term 'artist to watch' has become an well over-saturated and over-used term, but in all seriousness, Colony House surpasses any and all of those expectations. In case you need any other reason to check them out and love them, check out their performance on 'The Late Show with Seth Meyers below.
Day by day, tour by tour, Colony House is building a solid foundation. Currently Colony House is wrapping up being on tour with The Kongos and will also play a few upcoming festivals. For complete tour dates, please see below.
Upcoming Tour Dates
Feb 27 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works withKongos
Feb 28 - Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom with Kongos
Mar 01 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave with Kongos
Mar 02 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note with Kongos
Mar 04 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep withKongos
Mar 05 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall with Kongos
Mar 06 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall with Kongos
Mar 07 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot with Kongos
Mar 09 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues with Kongos
Mar 10 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore with Kongos
Mar 12 - Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium with Kongos
Mar 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern with Kongos
May 15-17 Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival
June 18-21 Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
Many are heading to the desert for a weekend full of chaotic mayhem. Music, culinary, learning, art and more will soon take over Downtown Las Vegas. Known as Life is Beautiful, this 3 day festival is garnishing the looks of hopefuls worldwide. Before we take off for a weekend full of bliss, I had the chance of catching up with the dynamic duo, otherwise known as 'Priory', a unique duo that infuses modern rock with melodic pop.
randon Rush and Kyle Sears, originally from Portland, Oregon literally gave up everything to pursue their dreams. "It was really scary to give up everything, but there was no other way for us," Priory exclaimed.
Fresh off of tour with The Kooks, Rush and Sears discussed what 'Life Is Beautiful' means to them as well as where they see themselves going. Read below and see just why we adore these two so much.
The following has been edited for continuity purposes.
Q: What are you guys most excited about performing at Life Is Beautiful?
Priory: Sharing the stage with Kanye West.
Q: Any acts you are most excited about catching at Life Is Beautiful?
Priory: We are really excited about seeing Lionel Richie first and foremost. Also can't wait to catch Kanye, Outkast and Phantogram.
Q: What does 'Life is Beautiful' mean to you?
Priory: Being in a bus with our best friends to tour around the country. Life doesn't get much more beautiful than that.
Q: Just came off tour with The Kooks, what was that like?
Priory: The case of a really solid US Fanbase. They were great guys and so fun to hang out with.
Q: Best part of that tour?
Priory: Our favorite part of The Kooks tour was playing the Wiltern in Los Angeles and having a sold out crowd sing along to our single 'Weekend.'
Q: Any quirky thing that you do before hitting the stage?
Priory: Brandon likes to have a beer and Kyle likes to have a whiskey. Vocal warm-up is super important to us. We also push each other around to try to get psyched up. We do early 90's Chicago Bulls "what time is it" game time, that we read before we play.
Q: Best part of performing?
Priory: When the crowd is having fun. The interaction between them and us is our favorite part.
Q: How does it feel to be where you are now?
Priory: We're having the time of our lives, but to be honest we are moving so fast right now it's hard to have time to contemplate it at all.
Q: What is it about Priory, that you think, makes people resonate with you guys?
Priory: We make music that we want to make. I feel like people can tell when that's being done. We go out of our way to make sure that everyone is included. Life's a party and everyone's invited.
Q: Artists that you both would like to collaborate with?
Priory: I think be really cool to collaborate with Garden City and Donkey Boy. Tove Lo would also be great.
Q: Future tours/what's next?
Priory: If everything goes right, we will be touring for the rest of our lives
With everyone heading to Indio shortly for a few weekends of pure bliss in the record breaking desert heat for Coachella - staying cute yet fashionable will be effortlessly thanks to model turned designer, Ashley Michaelsen.
Michaelsen, knows a thing or two about fashion, as she originally got her start on the runway. Michaelsen has just launched her latest line “AM Collection”. “I am from NY originally and that’s where I started the Ashley Michaelsen Brand, Michaelsen states. I had always done fashion shows in NYC but could never dream of doing one in LA. NYC is one of the fashion capitals of the world but I was always dying to expand on the west coast.”
The Ashley Michaelsen Collection is the perfect mix of femininity with a touch of sass and perfection. The embodiment of what young women are today, it’s no wonder why many of Hollywood’s elite have become avid admirers of the Ashley Michaelsen Collection.
The line is composed of bright hues, tight silhouettes, and enchanting prints. Perfect for day or night the versatile line is also ready to wear which will be perfect for all the events during the weekend in Indio.
The AM Team just launched their Coachella campaign and will be offering 30% off when yo spend $70.00 or over using the code 'SPRINGFLING'.
For additional information on Ashley Michaelsen and her collection, please visit: www.ashleymichaelsen.com.
This weekend, Moët & Chandon toasted the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in sunny Palm Desert. Actresses Camilla Belle, Nicole Laliberte, Kelly Brook, Julie Ann Emery and more toasted the matches from the exclusive Moët & Chandon suite. The starlets sipped on Moët & Chandon Imperial and Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial, the first champagne made to be served over ice. They mingled with each other taking in the days matches, including Djokovic’s victory over Baghdatis.
Ex player Camilla Belle braved the Indian Wells heat in a flowing maxi dress for a casual yet styled look. She stayed for a full day of tennis, cheering on for her favorite players and was on the edge of her seat for the Yanina Wickmeyer and Maria Sharapova match, a nail bitter. Camilla, joined by a friend playfully danced and sang along to music during match breaks and took selfies with the Moët & Chandon selfie sticks.
Nicole Laliberte, a huge tennis fan who grew up playing, took a break from filming her upcoming role in Aladdin to join Moët & Chandon. As a huge Andy Murray fan, Nicole watched his match eagerly cheering as he defeated Vasek Pospisil. Nicole sipped on Moët & Chandon Ice Imperial and came up with a cute toasting game with fellow actress Julie Ann Emery to cheers when there was a “deuce”!
As a sponsor of the BNP Paribas Open, Moët & Chandon is helping fans elevate their experience with lounge bars serving up bubbly throughout the tournament. The BNP Paribas Open is the largest ATP World Tour and WTA combined two-week event in the world to be held March 9-22, 2015 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a three day festival located near Indio, California. With an array of various art installations and artists it has been deemed as the 'must see' festival. With over 60 bands on 7 different stages garnishing an audience from across the globe.
One exciting twist and said to be an 'Coachella oasis' was the DoLab. Since its inception in 2004 the DoLab has been providing its own lineup filled with music, fire dancers and more has been climbed the charts and is one list you want to be on. The intimate setting filled with a lounge, and misters for a break away from the heat has quickly become the hot ticket of the festival.
DoLabs mission is to craft and experience as art and bring communities together and this year was no different. Keep up with what the DoLab is curating by clicking here and be sure to check out the latest project Lightning in a Bottle which is a three day festival showcasing music, art, yoga, and education over Memorial Day weekend May 21-25th at the San Antonio Recreation Center in Bradley, CA.
'A blacksmith shapes metals, well Echosmith shapes songs!' Echosmith is a family made band from Los Angeles, California which consists of: Sydney Sierota, Jamie Sierota, Graham Sierota, and Noah Sierota. After growing up in a musical household, Echosmith got its start a little over 8 years ago. Widely known for their hit single, 'Cool Kids', this band has some serious talent and a lot to say!
"'Cool Kids' was a difficult song to write because it relays such an important message of accepting yourself and being who you are, states lead singer Sydney Sierota. In the end you are you and that is the most beautiful person you can be, adds Noah."
Echosmith, signed to Warner Brothers, has just released their albumTalking Dreams which focuses on highly spirited, self-assurance, uplifting messages circulating around the them of love. The album features songs of acceptance. "Love is the theme of our album, love is the basis of all of it, just like our lives, states Sydney. We are just being honest with our music."
The band has just come off of tour and will be playing at Rock in Rio in Las Vegas on May 15th. Rock in Rio alongside other notable acts such as: Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, Jessie J, Magic! and more.
If you haven't done so already grab a copy of Talking Dreams and see just what all the cool kids are talking about.
Check out their latest video 'Bright' below: