Smokeout 2010: Cypress Hill, Incubus, Deadmau5, & more...
Thursday, 21 October 2010 18:44 | Written by Eric Wilkinson
This past Saturday was a legendary day for music lovers. Combining sounds and styles from Incubus, deadmau5, Nas & Damien Marley, MGMT, Cypress Hill, Travis Barker, and much more. This festival reminded us of a one-day Coachella. Put together by Guerilla Union, they rented out the Nos Events Center in San Bernardino. And for starters, they didn’t charge a dollar for parking, a good start to a good day!
Halloween Vodka Cocktail Treats!
Tuesday, 05 October 2010 19:53 | Written by Administrator
Make your Halloween party a ghoulish delight this year with these vodka cocktails!
Ring in a spectacular Halloween with one of these delights, however, remember a safe party is a successful one!
Take it to the Marina
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 21:20 | Written by Katie Barlow
With so many bars, night-clubs, lounges and the like in the greater Los Angeles area, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when asking the question, “What should I do tonight?” If you find yourself thanking your stars that it’s Friday or Saturday, and are in the mood for a bar, night-club, or lounge, then Marina Del Rey is a must location. Situated next to Venice beach and Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey has all your bases covered for a great get away from the daily grind!
WHERE TO STAY
One night out on the town or a nice weekend get away, the Marina Del Rey Marriott is an amazing, and affordable hotel to experience. A perfect location, the Marriott is a quick walk away from amazing restaurants, beaches, bars, and lounges. If, however, you would rather stay in one location, the Marriott, again, provides all of your entertainment needs. Complete with its lounge and restaurant (Glow and Stones) you’re guaranteed to have a good time.
To book a room, go to http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxmb-marina-del-rey-marriott/
Stones, a California style restaurant, serves up traditional classics, but with professional flare. From the appetizers, to the main course, salmon and filet mignon just to name a few, to the desserts and drinks, it is impossible to have a bite of anything sub-par. We highly recommend the shrimp cocktail and ahi tuna, but you can’t go wrong with Buffalo Wings. For the main course, trust us, let your waiter decide what you want, you won’t regret it. On top of the delicious menu items, the service is impeccable, and erases the stresses of the weekdays.
A few steps away from Stones, is Marriott’s lounge, Glow. Glow, rated one of the Top Ten lounges in the U.S., is the epitome of a classy night club, providing top of the line drinks, service, tables, esthetics, and atmosphere. Situated just beyond the stunning lobby of the hotel, it’s easily accessible and does not have a cover charge. From the crowd, to the music, it is the perfect date or party location; just make sure to dress a little on the warm side because it is outside.
For a table at Glow, call 310-448-4152.
With all of the entertainment, food, drinks, and luxury provided by the Marriott, it is easy to forget all of the fun right outside of the lobby door. Just a quick taxi ride up the street, there are many local bars and lounges, which all attract people from all over Los Angeles county. The Brig, located in Venice , provides an ultra hip vibe, with good drink specials and entertainment. Perfect for large groups or a date, The Brig is sure to provide a good time.
Just down the street is another bar, Brennan’s. Not quite the same scene as Glow and The Brig, Brennan’s reminds you of being at the most fun college party, EVER. From the casual dress, drink specials, and turtle races, Brennan’s is hang out must. There is no cover to get in, and also has a live band every Thursday through Sunday. There is a big crowd, so try to get there early and pick out a turtle to race!
Now that we’ve planned a night for you, give it a shot! It’s also a great place for group events, fraternity or sorority formals, and more.
Top Vegas Nightlife for Summer
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 07:25 | Written by Kristen Fogle
Because you know you’ll get suckered into another “Hey, let’s just go up there for the night!” kamikaze trip to Vegas or perhaps even find yourself on an even longer trip, let’s not even pretend that you won’t need a club recommendation at some point this summer. So from us to you, these are the top spots if you have just a night or so to get in, get your dance on, and pretend via Facebook posts that your trip was just as good as the one depicted in The Hangover.
Lavo at The Palazzo
Rain and Ghostbar at The Palms
Spin and Win: DJ Loczi's Life
Tuesday, 29 June 2010 07:11 | Written by Kristina Blake
Whereas most DJ's are just trying to make it where they can, DJ Loczi is taking it to the limit. Working with some of the biggest celebs in the music business and pumping up crowds at some of the hottest locations makes for not just another spinster. And with his own radio spot and starting a DJ school, he's not just the man of the moment. There's still more to see from Loczi.
DJ Loczi: My initial passion with music and my intrigue with music's ability to transcend all cultural boundaries put in place by humans, resulting in the collective gathering of souls, concentrating and rejoicing in the simplicity of the moment. As a DJ I can orchestrate collective gatherings and create experiences for those present, resulting in a focused energy and a pure release from the hustle and bustle of our daily schedules.
CM: Well put. Do you have any other passions besides music?
DJL: I have always loved soccer, and grew up with a ball at my feet 90% of the time, playing on competitive traveling teams since the age of 11. I enjoy the beauty of the game and the finesse that accompanies the development of play on the field. I also really like just hanging out with the guys on my team. They are all really genuine people that love the game as much as I do.
CM: You’ve worked with the Black Eyed Peas, Blink 182, Kid Rock, Flo Rida, Three 6 Mafia, The Rolling Stones, and many other famous artists. What was your favorite collaborative project and why?
DJL: I have been very fortunate to play some amazing events with some incredible acts that have all inspired me in some way, but most recently I worked in the studio with T. Lopez (CASH MONEY RECORDS) and it was a lot of fun because I was able to create a new sound for her that she wasn't normally used to performing. She is normally involved with hip-hop and R&B tracks, but together we created some straight up electro dance floor bangers! For me, my favorite collaborations are ones that allow for influence from both artists to be present in the project, as well as the openness to go somewhere new or unexplored for the individual I am working with. At the end of working with T. Lopez in the studio, we had finished products that we both believe in, had input towards their creation, and were able to collectively push the boundaries that pop music has established for her as an artist up to this point. My production team, Voyage Music, is focused on creating cutting edge sounds that fit the artist perfectly to set them up for success in a highly competitive market. On a side note, the concert I did with the Black Eyed Peas was really unique. It took place on a mountain in the snow overlooking Lake Tahoe. There were several thousand people there, a live band backing up the B.E.P.s, and halfway through the show it started to snow. But everybody just stayed and danced all the way until the end! It was a great moment to be a part of.
CM: You’ve played at some of the hottest parties and dance clubs across the U.S., in Mexico, and in Europe. Where’s your favorite spot to play? Any particular memorable event?
DJL: I have several places that I absolutely love playing at, but most recently I did a show for S.W.A.T. (Summer Winter Action Tours) in
CM: Do you have any advice for college students who want to make music professionally?
CM: Lastly, what’s next for DJ Loczi?
DJL: I am just finishing up a busy tour schedule for "Soul Of Our City - LRG Tour," 40 shows in the last 30 days, am working on producing