What’s Good Philly? Made In America Day One Filled With Great Vibes And A Few Surprises!


(PCM)We once again have made the trek to Benjamin Franklin Parkway and nestled ourselves at the foot of the Art Museum to enjoy another year at the Budweiser Made In America festival. As usual BMIA features a beautiful array of eclectic talent that spans every imaginable genre of music. Today, we caught performances from The Struts, Young Rising Sons, Vic Mensa, G-Eazy, De La Soul, Nick Jonas, Meek Mill, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Bassnectar and of course Queen B, herself, Beyoncé.



There is never a dull moment at BMIA and right from the gate The Struts blew us away with the high-energy and deliciously sleazy rock n’ roll show! If these guys are not on your music radar than they really should be! We seriously could have watched them perform all day long…Sorry Bey! It was also fantastic to have the chance to kick it a little bit old school with De La Soul! What a fun time seeing this group perform live as they have been on our bucket list for quite sometime. The afternoon also brought us phenomenal sets from Young Risings Sons and Nick Jonas. This is the first time we have seen Nick Jonas live and he absolutely blew us away churning through his extensive catalog of hits.



The biggest surprise of the day came near the end rapper Meek Mills performance when none other than his girlfriend Nicki Minaj joined him on stage to perform the song “All Eyes On You”!
She hypnotized the audience with a simple “What’s good Philly?” reminiscent of her recent sentiments to 2015 VMA host Miley Cyrus during MTV’s live broadcast of the award show when calling Cyrus for allegedly slamming her in the press.


As we got into the evening, things slowed down a bit with performances from Death Cab For Cutie and Modest Mouse. Death Cab For Cutie held their own in a crowd that consisted mostly of hip-hop and EDM fans, however we found Modest Mouse to be a bit on the boring side. We truly wish there could have been a more solid rock headliner, but they certainly did their best to hold the audiences attention.



To close out the evening and amp up the energy we saw performances from the always engaging Bassnectar and of course Queen B, herself, Beyonce!  Beyonce absolutely stunned and put on a powerhouse performance as usual!  She was without a doubt the days most anticipated performer and plowed through her extensive catalog of hits opening with “Crazy In Love (50 Shades Remix)” and closing out with “Single Ladies”.


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Budweiser Made In America Reveals The Addition Of The Tidal Stage


(PCM) “Budweiser Made In America,” the JAY Z-curated two-day music festival is adding a TIDAL Stage where nine (9) stellar TIDAL Rising and TIDAL Discovery artists, featured on the global music and entertainment platform, will perform each day beginning at 2:45pm. The artists are in addition to the already announced “Budweiser Made In America” lineup which features headliners Beyonce and The Weeknd.

The “Budweiser Made In America,” concert will benefit United Ways in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey and Lancaster County, PA. A primary goal of this music festival is to have a positive impact on the communities involved and the money raised will be invested into these communities to positively impact the education, income and health of the most vulnerable and most needy citizens in these regions. The money raised from last year’s “Budweiser Made In America” festival allowed the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey to invest more than $300,000 into education and talent development initiatives, to enhance cradle-to-career education, equpping individuals with the job skills and training they need to secure a family-sustaining income. The festival also enabled United Way of Lancaster County to invest an additional $100,000 in programs and services in education, financial stability and health.

WHEN: Saturday, September 5, 2015 and Sunday, September 6, 2015

WHERE: Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA

Lili K: Hailing from Chicago, IL, classically trained vocalist Lili K was featured on Rolling Stone‘s “Best of 2013″ list and received praise for her feature work with Chance the Rapper and Vic Mensa.

Bizzy Crook: The Miami hip-hop artist draws his inspiration from Jadakiss, DMX, Ludacris and more. He has already been featured in XXL magazine and on BET.

Bass Drum Of Death: From Oxford, MS, this rock group’s music has been featured in MLB2K12 and in the film “Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance.” Their latest album is entitled Rip This.

Sarah Jaffe: This Denton, TX singer-songwriter just released her first EP entitled Even Born Again, and has received rave reviews from Rolling Stone,NPR and The Dallas Observer. She has previously toured with Norah Jones, Lou Barlow and Chelsea Wolfe.

Mike Floss: The Tennessee native is rapidly expanding his audience with his last two releases For The Rebels 1 & 2, that were recognized by Nashville Scene as Mixtape and Hip Hop Album Of The Year respectively. He has opened for Pusha T, Wale, Stalley and Yo Gotti, among others.

Tanlines: This rock duo draws from every genre including pop, dance and world music. The Brooklyn natives comprised of percussionist Jesse Cohen and guitarist and vocalist Eric Emm, released their debut album Mixed Emotionsin 2012 and reached a top position on Billboard‘s “Heat Seekers Charts.”

Twin Peaks: The rock band recorded their debut album in 2012 and their newest release Wild Onion in 2014. Their sound is influenced by acts such as The Strokes and Ty Segall.

Hippo Campus: Gearing up for their tour in early 2016, the group from Woodbury, MN, recently released their album Bashful Creatures online, CD and vinyl.

Bully: Currently touring the US, this Nashville-based group recently released their album Feels Like this year.
Ticket Purchase:
Tickets can be purchased at www.livenation.com
Festival Information:
For the latest on the “Budweiser Made In America” festival, visit:www.madeinamericafest.com

Full line-up:

Axwell & Ingrosso
J. Cole
Modest Mouse
Death Cab For Cutie
Meek Mill
Big Sean
Duke Dumont
Nick Jonas
De La Soul
Claude VonStroke
Action Bronson
DJ Mustard
Earl Sweatshirt
Vic Mensa
Jacob Plant
Saint Motel
Young Rising Sons
Grits & Biscuits
The Struts
Flatbush Zombies
Lola Wolf
Hop Along
Strand of Oaks
Remy Banks
Mick Jenkins
Marian Hill
Post Malone

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Jay-Z Holds A Bizarre Press Conference To Launch Tidal


(PCM) Yesterday, the internet was buzzing after Jay-Z held a bizarre celebrity-filled press conference to launch his new artist-run music subscription service called Tidal.

Jay-Z recently purchased the platform which is worth an estimated $56 million and will feature high quality audio and exclusive content that is owned by the actual artists.  Jay-Z was joined at the press conference by artists such as Rihanna, Kanye West, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Jack White, Alicia Keys, Jason Aldean, Daft Punk, Arcade Fire and of course Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce. Both Calvin Harris and Chris Martin joined in via video conference.

Tidal, prides itself as being by the artist, for the artists and will cost the listener $20 per month. It was not so much the announcement of Tidal that was bizarre, it was just the behavior of the artists in attendance. They were all lined up on the stage appearing very cult-like and made a big to-do about signing an official declaration.

The worst was Alicia Keyes incredibly confusing speech that found her rambling about everything from Jimmi Hendrix to Nietzsche while giggling and humming “Pomp & Circumstance”, she appeared more intoxicated than serious. It didn’t help matters when Madonna threw her leg up on the podium, Usher made odd hand gestures and the rest of the celebrities just stood around the stage looking uncomfortable.

Almost abruptly the sound cut out and then it was over and Tidal was official born … at least we think. You can watch the full bizarre press conference below:

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7 Of The Most Viral Photos Of All Time!

Credit: Martin Le-May

Credit: Martin Le-May

(PCM) Photographer Martin Le-May was taking a leisurely walk through a London park with his wife when he was able to capture the incredible image of a weasel catching a ride on the back of a woodpecker. It is truly a once in a lifetime photo opportunity and has since gone completely viral.

In honor of #WeaselPecker, as it is so lovingly being referred to via social media, we decided to take a look at 7 of the most viral photographs of all time.

1. Squirrel Crasher 

viral-photo4 According to Wikipedia, the photograph was taken by Melissa Brandts and her husband Jackson while visiting Lake Minnewanka at Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada in May 2009. While the couple were posing on some rocks next to the lake using a camera with a wireless remote shutter release to take photos of themselves, a golden-mantled ground squirrel began exploring the area. The squirrel stood up right in front of the lens, and the Brandts were able to capture the image of the squirrel, clearly in focus, in front of the camera.

2. Grumpy Cat


Tardar Sauce better known by her Internet name “Grumpy Cat”, is a cat and Internet celebrity known for her grumpy facial expression. Her owner, Tabatha Bundesen, says that her permanently grumpy-looking face is due to an underbite and feline dwarfism. Grumpy Cat’s popularity originated from a picture posted to the social news website Reddit by Bundesen’s brother Bryan on September 22, 2012.

3. Disaster Girl


The photograph of the girl and the burning house was taken by Dave Roth in January 2004 during the local fire department’s live drill training two blocks away from his home in Mebane, North Carolina. While observing the fire, Dave caught his daughter, Zoe, smiling devilishly juxtaposed against the burning house. The photo has since gone viral with people photo-shopping the girls face on various types of disaster photos.

4. Stingray photobomb


The image of three women looking startled when a stingray pops up to visit their photo went viral after being posted on Reddit. The photo was originally taken on a spring break trip to Stingray City in the Cayman Islands in 2008, when the women were sophomores at Texas Christian University. The image was originally uploaded to the girls’ Facebook pages, where former classmate and Redditor epic676 found it and the rest is history.

5. Hulk Smash Unflattering Beyonce


On February 4th, 2013, Buzzfeed published a post-Super Bowl compilation titled “The 33 Fiercest Moments From Beyoncé’s Halftime Show”, featuring fan-made GIFs and news photographs from Getty Images. The following day, Buzzfeed editors received an email from Beyonce’s publicist at Schure Media asking to remove seven of the photos from the original post, noting that they were “unflattering.” Instead of removing them, Buzzfeed further highlighted them in a post also containing a redacted version of the letter. The publicist’s request caused the photos to gain even more unwanted attention and they were turned into countless meme that quickly spread throughout the net.

6. Girl Falling Off Cliff “Mom Was Worried, So I Sent Her This Picture”


Redditor AlphaF submitted a post titled “Mom was worried about my trip to the Grand Canyon, I sent her this picture” to the /r/funny subreddit on November 15th, 2012, featuring a photograph in which she appeared to be falling to her death off a cliff at the Grand Canyon. The photo then began to pick up steam and the woman’s image was used to place her photographically speaking in all kinds of perilous situations.

7. McKayla Is Not Impressed


 After receiving a total score of 15.083, Maroney ended up taking the silver medal for the Olympics gymnastics competition. While on the winner’s podium, Bryan Snyder of the international news agency Reuters took a photograph of Maroney making a scowling expression. On August 7th, the single topic blog McKayla is Not Impressed was launched on Tumblr to showcase photoshopped images of Maroney’s glare set against historical or spectacular scenes in the background.

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Beyonce Introduces New Vegan Meal Delivery Service


(PCM) Wow, we had known that both Beyonce and Jay Z had tried the vegan lifestyle at one point, but had no idea that Beyonce was this dedicated.

Beyonce has just recently launched a new vegan meal delivery service called “22 Days Nutrition” in partnership with her personal trainer Marco Borges. The idea behind “22 Days Nutrition” is that it takes 22 days to break any bad habit. Borges says “The vegan meal delivery program makes it easier to reset your habits with healthy and delicious plant-based foods.”

While we think the meal prices are a little on the expensive side at roughly $9.24 to  $14.85 per meal, however all ingredients will be non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and organic.  They are 100% plant based and delivered once per week.

The delivery service is split into three different meal plans and offer one meal to three meals a day offerings. Choices for breakfast include an almond berry breakfast loaf or heart nut granola, lunch/dinner includes curried fried rice with vegetables or ratatouille pasta with pesto.

Beyonce claims that “”All you have to do is try. If I can do it, anyone can”.

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Elle Goulding, Frank Sinatra, Beyonce And More On The Upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey Film Soundtrack


(PCM) Talk about an eclectic group of artists. Everyone from Beyonce to Frank Sinatra will be featured on the upcoming “Fifty Shades Of Grey” film soundtrack.

British singer Elle Goulding recently unveiled her new single “Love Me Like You Do” which will be featured in the film along with Beyonce’s haunting and sultry remix version of her hit single “Crazy In Love”.

Fifty Shades Of Grey” will hit theaters just in time for Valentine’s Day and the soundtrack will be available on February 10th.  A full track listing can be found below:

1. Annie Lennox – I Put a Spell On You
2. Laura Welsh – Undiscovered
3. The Weeknd – Earned It
4. Jessie Ware – Meet Me In the Middle
5. Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
6. Beyoncé – Haunted (Michael Diamond Remix)
7. Sia – Salted Wound
8. The Rolling Stones – Beast of Burden
9. AWOLNATION – I’m On Fire
10. Beyoncé – Crazy In Love (2014 Remix)
11. Frank Sinatra – Witchcraft
12. Vaults – One Last Night
13. The Weeknd – Where You Belong
14. Skylar Grey – I Know You
15. Danny Elfman – Anna and Christian
16. Danny Elfman – Did That Hurt?

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