Getting to work in ShondaLand with the wonderful Shonda Rhimes is an absolute honor, wouldn’t you agree? She undoubtedly has given us a reason to stay home all Thursday night to watch her three mega hit shows: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder. In 2016, she also brought us The Catch, and later this May, we can look forward to Still Star Crossed. While we wait to hit the DVR record button, we got to chat with one of the leading stars of this new show, Medalion Rahimi.
Let’s be honest: every day should be Mother’s Day. Mothers should be celebrated for all that they do. However, with no disrespect to my mom at all (sorry in advance, Ma!), there are just some families I wish I could be adopted into. I can’t be the only one; I see all the fans out there who comment “MOM” on a photo or tweet to their favorite celeb. I think it’s safe to assume that there are just some lives we want to be part of even if it’s 100% not possible.
Chet Faker, Flume, Two Feet. If you’re not familiar with the last name, it’s OK. Not a lot of people are, but you’ll soon remember his name. Check out his recently released EP First Steps (available to stream via SoundCloud) to experience the mix of EDM, jazz, and R&B all in one. The song we can’t get out of our head is ironically “Go Fuck Yourself,” which we would never ask you to literally do. Head bob, sway—do whatever your body naturally tells you to do and take in all of the two minutes and nine seconds. Then hop to the next track, which you’ll vibe out to just as much. Keep reading to learn more about who is Two Feet as he tells us about his start in music, performing on stage at SXSW and with JAIN, and his goals for the future!
Brace yourselves, Coachella-spam is coming. You know what I mean, where it just so happens all your social feeds will have some kind of mention of the famous annual Indio Coachella Music Festival. Weekend one is fast approaching and excuse me while I mention, this is my first year attending! Whether you’re heading to the festival or heading back home for couch-chella, here are five artists at Coachella you (and I) need to see:
Brace yourselves, ladies and gents…more so, brace yourselves ‘90s kids. The Power Rangers movie finally released and trust me when I say I had no shame singing the theme song along with the other ten or so adults in the audience who brought their kid, nephew, niece, etc. with them. Before we dive into this review, if it wasn’t obvious already, please know this will most definitely have spoilers!
Everyone is always looking for the biggest life hack or cheat code in life, am I right? It’s so much easier to do something when it’s laid out for you and just that…EASY. That’s the mindset of the group Cheat Codes who have undoubtedly created some of your favorite tracks hitting the radio now (i.e. “Let Me Hold You”, “Sex”). Don’t lie, you’ve found yourself bumping your head without even checking to see who’s to thank for all the catchy music blasting through your speakers.
Do yourself a favor and be a guest to the Beauty and The Beast movie to experience the magic. (That sounds like a typical Disney line but whatever) Or, maybe wait a few weeks until the parking lots aren’t packed. This past weekend, my money contributed to the $174.8 million dollars that has now made Beauty and The Beast a box office hit, according to Deadline. After months of huge anticipation built from fans all over the world, it’s not hard to see why this animated to live action was so popular.
With a name like Echo, it’s no question why it clings to your memory with a resounding effect. Luckily for actor Echo Kellum, you won’t have to ask for his name twice. Kellum stars in The CW’s hit superhero show Arrow and also may be best known as Tommy from FOX’s former show Ben and Kate. He’s come a long way from portraying a lead character’s best friend to now a superhero known as Mr. Terrific.
Reality television is a dangerous thing because it can become so addicting to watch. It’s no wonder there’s new ones popping up almost every season. One show we cannot peel our eyes away from is E!’s Rich Kids of Beverly Hills. If it’s not obvious just by the title, the show follows six individuals who live the lifestyle of the rich & the famous. Oh, and they all happen to live in one of the hottest zip codes: 90210.
New year, new season of TV Land’s Teachers, aka one of the most underrated comedy shows around. I say this time and time again, but people really need to hop on TV Land’s new format. It’s not all reruns of classic shows, ladies and gents! “Teachers” is a show about six elementary school teachers who are not the ideal or typical teachers you’re used to seeing being portrayed on television. Not unless, you’re watching the movie Kindergarten Cop with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who uses a different method for teaching his kids…
Described as “America’s New Band” on their Facebook Page, Coleman Trapp and Luke Atlas of Coast Modern could also throw in “your new reason to miss summer.” It may be fall already, but that doesn’t mean we have to let go of the summer vibes just yet. The Los Angeles-based duo allows you to reminisce your carefree summer—a pretty cool feat considering they only have about four tracks out now, but it looks like we’re not the only ones wowed by them. Just recently, they were featured on a trending Spotify playlist. Pretty soon you’ll be hearing the name Coast Modern everywhere. Until then, you can thank us for this introduction.
Sad to say, but it’s rare to find positive messages in songs today. With all the turmoils and negativity around the world, we need something to uplift us now more than ever. Alas, we have Andy Grammer! The singer, who is well known for tracks such as “Honey, I’m Good” and “Keep Your Head Up” is out with a new track “Fresh Eyes,” available now on iTunes and Spotify for your listening pleasure. Although Andy Grammer has come a long, long way from busking on the streets in Santa Monica, he’s still the same humble and positive person since day one. Here, we chat with him about his current tour, his upcoming album, and what his younger self would say to his idols today.