As the owner, or as she puts it, the “Boss Lady” ofThe Palm Coffee Bar in Burbank, CA, Joanna Heart is more than an entrepreneur. She is a mother, wife, business owner, and natural-born creative.
Most recently, Joanna is featured on the new season of the Netflix show, Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo. Collaborating with small business owners, Marie helped Joanna refresh and organize her home, providing her with a launchpad to organize her coffee shop, her home, and everything in between. Readers can watch the official trailer for the show,HERE.
Joanna founded The Palm Coffee Bar on NYE over drinks with her best friend. As an avid coffee snob, people lover, and having previously worked in HR, fashion, and as a Graphic Designer & Creative Director, Joanna wanted to take her passions for all of the above and blend them with her love for her community in Burbank, California. Since then, The Palm Coffee Bar has become the town’s go-to source for coffee, play, laughs, art and support. Even during these difficult small-business times, the team continues to hand out cards for free drinks, toys for kids, and treats to dogs in addition to their killer drink and food menu.
With limited space at home, Marie worked with Joanna to maximize work and play through various organizational systems. Since the makeover of her coffee shop and home office, Joanna has learned to implement her methods throughout her entire home. For instance, she completely refreshed her son’s room and organized his closets while also redoing the space to be clear and feel comfortable for his schoolwork, play, and everything in between. Additionally, she organized her entire living room and created a back wall of storage that was not there previously in an effort to manage space and clutter. Prior to her experience on the show, Joanna and her family only had one closet in her entire home and it was NOT for clothing.
Her favorite space is definitely her home office as it now feels like an extension of who she is. Not only is it filled with a big desk for action and creativity, but it is filled with music and Mart, in fashion, plants, life, and exercise. She has found a way to incorporate things that spark joy and are presented before her in the most beautiful manner.
With The Palm Coffee Bar, most of the items that didn’t quite have a home, and kept getting put back in other places, finally found a place which helped the team keep things organized. It also made everyone more productive for customers.
Takeaway tips from Joanna
Add storage and yes, it can be done in very small spaces!
Don’t forgo your favorite things in your home or business!
As a small business owner during these unpredictable times, implement organization and refine your spaces. It will help grow your team’s productivity and overall happiness at work.
Ever since 2019, a series of unexpected turn-of-events has swept across the world. The most influential one being the Coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in a worldwide quarantine. After months and years of trying to get used to this new norm, people have started making this lifestyle as comfortable as they can. Some people are looking for new, more flexible, remote job opportunities, others are creating a business of their own. And one of the top self-employed businesses of the year is the tech industry. It’s not only something you can do remotely, but it’s also indispensable in our present lives and will continue to grow and take over all industries. This article will go over all trending freelance businesses in the tech industries you can start today!
Just as employees need help navigating the world of online audio or video communication, CEOs, company owners, managers, and even other freelancers are often looking for tech consultants to help them take charge of this new norm. These freelance consultants are usually hired on a one-time basis, and after the consultation is complete, the freelancers receive their payment and look for new clients. This is a great opportunity for those who already have a few contacts they can rely on. This is also a job that requires flexibility in financial areas. Some months you may have new clients every day, while others could be more quiet. But at the end of the day, a good tech consultant is highly sought-after, generously compensated, and it’s a fun, diverse job that never gets boring. It’s great for gathering new contacts, and broadening your horizon, and/or portfolio.
Remote Customer Service
Depending on your expertise, you can land great customer service opportunities. Because most companies are now operating completely remotely, at least one person is hired as a part of the IT team to help with technological difficulties. This isn’t something that’s difficult for most people familiar with tech. But a position like this presents a lot of different obstacles to the employee, meaning you need to be flexible as well as have fairly deep knowledge in all problems that may come your way. Some days you’ll be helping with network issues, while other days you’ll be searching for viruses. While this may seem mundane for some people, it’s an up-and-coming area of the tech industry, and for those starting out, this could be the perfect stepping stone.
Live Streaming Technician
Everyone is getting used to meetings, talks, and basically any form of communication migrating to online platforms. This is understandably overwhelming and comes with its own flaws. This is why most companies are now hiring “streaming technicians” to help ease the experience of employees. These technicians commonly specialize in sound and camera, OBS, live streaming, ZOOM, and the basic workings of online communication. While this position requires flexibility and patience, companies of all industries and sizes are looking for specialists in this area.
Technical Sales Consultant
Technical sales specialists, or sales engineers, focus on complex technical products aimed at businesses. They usually work in professional and scientific services and manufacturers of computers and electronic products. Some areas of employment within this industry don’t require full-time availability or in-person working. One of these areas is becoming a consultant. This not only means having flexible hours, and a project-based salary, but this is also a gateway towards a wide industry with a lot of potential!
Network & Communications Specialist
People who work in network and communications management are a part of the IT team, and help a company or organization achieve its goals for profitability, by implementing specific computer systems. Today, a specialist like this doesn’t need to be employed full-time, and most of the time doesn’t even have to be on-site to get the job done. Therefore, this is an excellent opportunity for the foundation of a freelance self-employed business.
Overall, there is a lot of potential in the tech industry, and new positions emerge on a daily basis. New software and tech solutions are being introduced every hour. And with more and more people relying on their safety and reliability, there’s an ever-growing need for specialists in the industry who could ease this migration to the tech world.
From consultation to customer service, there are thousands of opportunities people should take advantage of. Even if your interests in tech are only on a hobby level, a beginner’s knowledge is appreciated by many. Positions vary from full-time employment to project-based employment, but overall, a freelance career built on technical knowledge is definitely a path worth taking in this day and age. Additionally, it’s one of the best investments young adults can make for the foundation of their futures.
Justice Faith Betty, and Nia Faith Betty are co-founders of Révolutionnaire, a new social platform aimed at social awareness and activism. Originally a dance-oriented clothing brand started by sisters Justice and Nia, it has grown into a larger movement to empower the youth via a platform for education and conversation. We got to speak with the founders and one of their Action Leaders Naheim Banks below.
We were informed that you grew up with family members in the prison system which drove you towards a life dedicated to criminal justice reform. Can you talk more about how your activism and advocacy have expanded since you began this journey?
Naheim Banks: As you said, I have had family members involved in the system, and one of the things I realized while experiencing that was that our system is not a criminal justice system, but rather a criminal legal system because justice is what so many people don’t experience or get while going through our legal process. When I first began this journey on criminal legal reform, I started something in my school district called Teen Court, which is a youth diversionary program for minors that commit misdemeanors and other infractions. Part of what drew me to this work was because I could see myself in many of these kids, many of them in high school and middle school, who have parents working long hours, parents who are incarcerated and having to grow up way too fast. These kids happened to lose the moral luck lottery and have made mistakes, but that doesn’t mean we should let those mistakes define who they are for the rest of their lives. People are more than the worst thing they’ve ever done. I was encouraged to take my activism further when I saw voters reject Affirmative Action in my home state of California, reject cash bail, and reject a piece of legislation allowing for California to decertify police officers for misconduct despite being only one of four states to not have the authority to decertify law enforcement officers. Upon witnessing this, I decided to run to be an Assembly District Delegate to the California Democratic Party with the slate ‘Organizing for Progress’. Since being elected, I have made it a point to continue pushing the party to endorse legislation that supports Black lives and allows us to reimagine our criminal legal system. One of the ways I’m also doing that is by educating the public on legal reform through Révolutionnaire and our Action Guides and Petitions.
How has attending Howard University, an HBCU, impacted your views on activism and criminal justice reform?
Naheim: Attending Howard has really encouraged me to put myself out there and take risks. Before attending Howard, I always tried to fit into what Nikole Hannah-Jones calls, white spaces that are not made for people that look like me, and impact change within the confines of what is deemed ‘acceptable’. Not anymore. I no longer sugarcoat or tone down the issues that I am passionate about. Part of this huge passion that I have for criminal legal reform and my increased activism on the issue stems from the confidence Howard has instilled in me. Being a criminology major, I have had professors like Dr. Bahiyyah M. Muhammad that have so much passion for prison reform that their passion often rolls over onto you. At Howard, we have people that have non-profits like Just Us that mentors youth involved in the juvenile legal system; we have people that have started environmental justice organizations, gun reform organizations, and so many others that it inspires you to truly get out there in your community and make lasting change.
How did you find Révolutionnaire, and what drew you to become a part of the organization?
Naheim: I had followed Révolutionnaire since its original creation as a way to revolutionize dance apparel and empower all to celebrate the skin they’re in because I had never truly seen dance apparel that actually matched Black skin. I had been an outspoken advocate for criminal legal reform and when Nia Faith, one of the founders of the organization, reached out to me, I just couldn’t say no. Seeing the impact Nia and Justice already had on their homes, their schools, and their communities is what really inspired and drew me to become a part of the organization. I distinctly remember hearing Justice’s Valedictorian speech and one of the things she said that really fueled my love for Révolutionnaire, was that ‘Dreams Fuel Revolutions’. Everyone on this team has a dream for a better world and I just love having the opportunity to be a part of it.
What exactly are your responsibilities as an Action Leader with Révolutionnaire?
Naheim: As an Action Leader, I write about specific issues related to criminal legal reform such as the death penalty, three-strikes laws, and the War on Drugs. I give information to those that want to get more involved in legal reform initiatives and facilitate knowledge sharing and member engagement through writing petitions and 101 Action Guides on the issues that plague our society’s broken legal system.
Your website mentions that Révolutionnaire began with the idea to ‘revolutionize nude apparel’. Can you talk more about how this mission came about and what work has been done thus far?
Nia Faith Betty: I started Révolutionnaire as a dancewear line catering to dancers of color after growing up as a ballerina and never having access to apparel that matched my skin tone. I was tired of constantly feeling othered and dreamed of a more inclusive dance world. Today, the Révolutionnaire Shop has a collection of apparel and accessories for dancers, athletes, and everyone to celebrate the skin they’re in.
Justice Faith Betty: I was inspired by Nia’s journey and dream of revolutionizing the dance world and asked what it would look like if more young people with a dream of improving their communities had access to the network, tools, and information necessary to scale their impact across causes. And that question laid the foundation for Révolutionnaire – the social network for changemakers.
We’ve heard about the five key causes on which Révolutionnaire is centered. Can you tell us more about what work is being done by Révolutionnaire to specifically target these issues?
Nia: We’ve started off with five pillar causes (i.e., racial equity, environmentalism, criminal justice reform, housing + food security, gun reform) with more to come. Change starts with staying informed, so we’ve made information about each of these issues accessible to our audience by breaking down topics into 101 guides. Action items are embedded at the end of each 101 guide so members can move from learning about a problem in society to taking action – whether it’s through contacting their representative, signing a petition, finding volunteer opportunities, making a donation, or participating in another mode of engagement – all from within our platform. We also have action guides across our cause hubs for members to launch their own projects in their communities.
As Révolutionnaire continues to grow, it has been really exciting to see and hear about members getting their ideas off the ground and finding a network of supporters to ideate with.
Justice: We’re committed to making this work more sustainable through leveraging the power of technology to build community among like-minded young people. We recently launched group offerings and have spoken to so many youth-focused organizations who are excited to connect with other orgs doing fantastic work, feel a little less lonely on their respective journeys and scale their collective impact. As a further commitment to sustainability, we will be launching our Recharge library to offer our members content focused on mindfulness and self-care.
How can young people, like Naheim, get involved with Révolutionnaire?
Justice: Whether you are someone who has wanted to make a difference, but perhaps doesn’t know where to start or have been doing this work for a long time, but are looking for a community and resources all in one place to take your impact to the next level – join Révolutionnaire. If, like Naheim, you are excited about contributing your voice on issues that matter to you and have ideas for how young people can take action, we welcome contributions from community members directly on Révolutionnaire through blog posts, lounge conversations, action item submissions and petitions!
Have you experienced any pushback as young women trying to influence such radical change? If so, how do you combat that?
Nia: There are oftentimes unspoken rules and gatekeeping measures that make getting involved in activism daunting and intimidating for young people. We have revolutionized and streamlined how people get involved in changemaking, service, and activism. With anything that is new or different, there are always situations where people don’t agree with it or don’t want to evolve the current ways of taking action to adapt to the changing times. At the end of the day, we always focus on the net good. If the end result is positive change and more young people getting involved with making the world a better place, then we are on the right path.
As the summer winds down, Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub is heating up. The iconic rooftop, which holds rank as the #1 most Instagrammed rooftop bar in the world, is also host to some of the biggest music headliners and events this September. Superstars including Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and Big Sean top the Drai’s LIVE line-up, while Drai’s partnership with Pollen sets the stage for experiential parties including a takeover by NFL superstar and former Vegas Raider Marshawn “Beastmode” Lynch featuring a special performance by rapper A$AP Ferg, as well as concerts by Jay Wheeler, Rauw Alejandro and more.
Friday, September 3 – Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane, a frequent Drai’s performer, recently released his album “Woptober II,” which includes electrifying collaborations with Lil Baby, Quavo and DaBaby.
Saturday, September 4 – Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne, known as “Weezy” to his fans, is known for hits like “A Milli” and “Go DJ.” His newest album “Funeral” debuted at No. 1 on the 2020 Billboard charts, becoming Lil Wayne’s fifth chart-topping album.
Sunday, September 5 – Wiz Khalifa
A multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist, Wiz Khalifa is known for hits such as “We Dem Boyz” and “Black and Yellow.”
Friday, September 10 – BEASTMODE Experience- Marshawn Lynch Takeover
Lynch will host the Pollen BEASTMODE Experience starting with a Drai’s Nightclub takeover. BET award-winning rapper A$AP Ferg will perform at Drai’s during the takeover.
Saturday, September 11 – 2 Chainz’s Birthday Celebration
2 Chainz will be celebrating his birthday on the Drai’s LIVE stage. The Grammy Award winner is known for megahits including “No Lie,” “Birthday Song” and “I’m Different.”
Sunday, September 12 – SunDrais with DJ Franzen
Sunday at Drai’s Nightclub, Drai’s resident and legendary DJ and producer, DJ Franzen, closes out the weekend with his epic SunDrais experience.
Friday, September 17 – Gucci Mane
Saturday, September 18 – DaBaby
BET and Billboard Music Award- winning rapper, DaBaby, is known for his popular song featuring Roddy Ricch, “Rockstar,” and collaborations with some of today’s hottest artist, such as Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow and DJ Khalid.
Sunday, September 19 – SunDrais with DJ Franzen
Friday, September 24 – Special Guest
Saturday, September 25 – Big Sean
Multi-platinum artist, Big Sean is best known for smash hits such as “I Don’t F**k with You” and “My Last.” Big Sean has collaborated with world-renowned artists including Calvin Harris, Wiz Khalifa and Travis Scott.
Sunday, September 26 – Special Guest
Swim Night Lineup
Thursday, September 2 – Patrick Cornett
Thursday, September 9 – Jordan Nold
Thursday, September 16 – Chase B
The official DJ to the incomparable Travis Scott, Chase B, is also a talented DJ and producer. In addition to Scott, he has collaborated on projects with popular artists such as Gunna, Sheck Wes and Ashton Travis.
Thursday, September 23 – Drai’s Swim Night Closing Party: Neon Edition
Friday, September 3 – Patrick Cornett
Saturday, September 4 – Gucci Mane
Sunday, September 5 – NEON Experience with Jay Wheeler
Puerto Rican music artist Jay Wheeler will headline the party alongside other talented musicians and DJs including Alex Sensation, Sita Abellán and La Gabi
Monday, September 6 – Blueprint Sound Takeover
Blueprint Sound will take over Drai’s Beachclub for Labor Day with an incredible lineup of high-energy DJs like DJ Direct, DJ Bonics, DJ CLA and more!
Friday, September 10 – Maria Romano
Saturday, September 11 – DJ Irie
Sunday, September 12 – NEON Experience with Rauw Alejandro
Drai’s will host Latin-themed Pollen parties with Puerto Rican music sensation, Rauw Alejandro, as the headliner
Friday, September 17 – Maria Romano
Saturday, September 18 – NEON Experience with Rauw Alejandro
Sunday, September 19 – DJ Spinking
Friday, September 24 – Cyberkid
Saturday, September 25 – DJ Irie
Sunday, September 26 – Special Guest
Drai’s Beachclub is open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Drai’s Nightclub is open Friday through Sunday from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m, in addition to Thursdays for Swim Night throughout the summer. Tickets and VIP table reservations are available on their website.
About Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub
Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub takes entertainment and nightlife to new heights in an unmatched setting – 11 stories high on the rooftop of The Cromwell with dazzling views of the Las Vegas Strip. Drai’s Beachclub is a 30,000-square-foot oasis with multiple pools shaded by 10 towering palm trees, a variety of cabanas and bungalows, and two full-service bars. Inside, Drai’s Nightclub is a 25,000 square-foot palatial, multi-level club with an expansive dance floor, massive LED lighting systems, and modern technology featuring more than 7,000 square feet of the most state-of-the-art high-definition LEDs in production, including a towering 80-sided LED disco ball—the only one of its kind. Drai’s Nightclub is home to Drai’s LIVE, an unprecedented concert series that provides fans with the opportunity to see full-length performances by top performers like Wiz Khalifa, Future and 2 Chainz in an up-close setting unlike anything else in the world. Drai’s is located at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Boulevard. More information, including reservations, tickets and hours, is available at their website. Follow Drai’s on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About The Cromwell
The Cromwell, named a Top 10 “Best U.S. Casino” by USA TODAY, recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award and the first standalone boutique hotel on the famed Strip, brings an exclusive, luxury lifestyle hotel experience to the Las Vegas Strip, focusing on hospitality, amenities and personalized service. The Cromwell is the first hotel in Las Vegas to offer mobile key technology for digital, keyless entry to rooms via the guests’ iOS devices. Located on the bustling corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Flamingo Road–directly across from Caesars Palace–The Cromwell keeps it intimate with 188 rooms including 19 suites, a personalized virtual concierge service named Ivy, a 40,000 square-foot casino, Bound—the elevated hotel lobby bar, Interlude—a casino lounge featuring live entertainment, award-winning GIADA—the first-ever restaurant by celebrity chef and television personality Giada De Laurentiis, Drai’s Beachclub ✕ Nightclub: a 65,000 square-foot rooftop pool and nightclub with day and nightlife experiences boasting open-air, panoramic views from 11 stories above the iconic Las Vegas skyline, and Drai’s After Hours—located at its original home beneath the boutique hotel. The Cromwell is operated by a subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: CZR). For more information, please visit thecromwell.com or the Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas media room. Find The Cromwell on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.
Academy Award-winning and four-time Grammy Award-winning R&B artist H.E.R. and partner Live Nation Urban announce the day-to-day lineup of highly-anticipated “Lights On Festival” in Concord, CA. The recently sold-out festival will be taking over the Concord Pavilion on Saturday, September 18, and Sunday, September 19.
Once again, H.E.R. curated a legendary lineup, including neo-soul goddess Erykah Badu, Bryson Tiller, Ari Lennox, Ty Dolla $ign, Keyshia Cole, and more. H.E.R. notably headlines with a very special H.E.R. & Friends set where she will be joined by some very special guests.
Following its introduction in 2019, H.E.R.’ s Lights On Festival initially made history as the first female-owned and curated festival in decades. More than just music, it boasts other attractions such as a film screening tent, live art installations, R&B Museum, Guitar Lounge, and a massive arcade. A few of this year’s festival partners include Fender, Hilton, and Amazon.
Multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter Calum Scott has created an American Sign Language (ASL) version of his recent single “Biblical,” a stunning and soulful ballad that premiered in June. Made in collaboration with the Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre, (David Kurs, Artistic Director), the ASL version of “Biblical” encompasses a powerfully moving video in which the U.K.-based artist and several performers interpret the track’s deeply personal storytelling. Check out “Biblical (American Sign Language Version In Collaboration with Deaf West Theatre)” HERE.
“It is incredibly important for me to reach as many people as possible with my music so when the opportunity came about to work with the Deaf community, I was so excited to collaborate,” says Scott. “I feel immense gratitude to know that my music continues to transcend language across the world and not only did I want to have a sign language version of the song but I also wanted to learn how to sign it myself to connect directly with my fans in this often underrepresented community.”
Beautifully shot in black and white, the ASL version of “Biblical” opens on Scott spelling out the song’s title in ASL. From there, the visual focuses on a series of actors as they each offer up an impassioned interpretation of “Biblical” and its heartfelt expression of unconditional love. As revealed by Giovanni Maucere (the video’s ASL director), each frame was meticulously crafted to enhance the song’s impact among members of the Deaf community.
“It is my honor to collaborate with Deaf West Theatre and Calum Scott,” says Maucere. “I knew that we could bring a new facet to the song by expressing the beauty and honesty of the song through ASL. Deaf people experience music in various ways, and in this video ASL is layered with camera movement and lighting in a way that we can begin to feel Calum’s story. This music video is a true expression of honest and accessible storytelling.”
Partly recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios (and accompanied by a spellbinding video), “Biblical” marks the first single from Scott’s forthcoming sophomore album. Due later this year, the album will follow his 2018 full-length debut Only Human, a widely acclaimed release that hit No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in 21 countries across the globe, in addition to selling more than 3.6 million in adjusted album sales and amassing over 7.5 billion combined streams.
Last month, Scott appeared on “TODAY” to discuss the inspiration behind “Biblical” and deliver a soul-stirring performance of the track. Check out the clip HERE.
With the release of the ASL version of “Biblical,” Scott has moved forward with his ambition of making music that fosters a profound sense of community and connection. “Having seen how my music had reacted with people over the last three years, it gave me an opportunity to absorb what I had experienced, to mature and become an artist with a mission,” says Scott. “I want to create something for people to feel seen, heard, and represented.”
About Calum Scott
With the arrival of his 2018 debut albumOnly Human, U.K.-based singer/songwriter Calum Scott landed at No. 1 on the iTunes album chart in over 20 countries around the world, amassing over 7.5 billion total global streams and counting. Now certified platinum or gold in 21 countries, Only Human includes his platinum-selling smash “You Are The Reason,”a track that cracked the top 25 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 and hit the top 10 on iTunes single charts in 38 countries. The album also features Scott’s stripped-back, platinum-certified cover of Robyn’s“Dancing On My Own,” which earned a Brit Award nomination in the category of Best British Single. His first new music since Only Human, Scott’s new single“Biblical”marks an exciting evolution of his artistry, bringing even more raw emotion to his soulful and timeless sound. With its title referring to “a love of biblical proportions that transcends everyone and everything,” according to Scott, the piano-laced ballad is the first song released from his highly anticipated sophomore album due early 2022. Over the last few years, his songs have appeared on countless TV shows (including American Idol, The Voice, So You Think You Can Dance, Grey’s Anatomy, and many more), while Scott has performed on such shows as Late Night with Seth Meyers, Ellen, Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Ryan, and Dancing With The Stars, among others. In addition, he garnered acclaim from outlets including Billboard (who hailed his “stunningly pure voice”),The Huffington Post (who stated that “Scott makes an impressive splash, compelling”), and Ones to Watch(who noted that Scott’s music “elegantly transforms pain into beauty”).
About Deaf West Theatre
Committed to innovation, collaboration, training, and brand activism, Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre is the artistic bridge between the Deaf and hearing worlds. Founded in Los Angeles in 1991, Deaf West engages artists and audiences in unparalleled theater and media experiences inspired by Deaf culture and the expressive power of sign language and spoken English. For more information and ways to support, click HERE.
Johnny Marr returns with “Spirit, Power And Soul”, the first new music from his forthcoming double album, and fourth solo full-length record, titled Fever Dreams Pts 1-4. Marking Johnny’s first new music since 2019, new single “Spirit, Power And Soul” is released today. A new four track EP, Fever Dreams Pt 1 will be released October 15th via BMG. Watch the video for “Spirit, Power And Soul.”
Informed by the kind of powerful, anthemic and direct approach to words instantly present in “Spirit, Power And Soul”, the songs on the Fever Dreams Pt 1 EP arrive with an emotional potency. Fusing the language of soul music with his roots as a “Mancunian glam rocker”, lyrics that could be simultaneously personal and universal, with a high energy electro sound. The new EP reflects Marr‘s multifaceted past, but takes his music somewhere startlingly new.
Speaking about the new single, Marr says, “Spirit, Power And Soul’ is a kind of mission statement. I had an idea about an electro sound with gospel feeling, in my own words, an electro soul anthem.”
The Fever Dreams Pt 1 EP will be released digitally, and on limited edition 12″ silver vinyl via BMG from October 15th. The double album release date, and more details, are soon to be announced.
Looking to 2022, Johnny Marr was recently announced as the special guest on The Killers North American arena tour set to begin in August through to October 2022—all dates HERE. Before that, Johnny will play a short sold out headline tour at intimate venues across the UK in September, ahead of joining The Courteeners at a sold out show at Manchester’s 50k capacity Old Trafford. The dates will mark Johnny’s return to the live stage, and first shows since performing “No Time To Die” with Billie Eilish and long-standing collaborator Hans Zimmer live at the 2019 BRIT Awards.
Marr‘s solo career has given rise to three critically acclaimed UK Top Ten albums – The Messenger (2013), Playland (2014) and 2018’s Call The Comet. His continued creative journey has seen him at the heart of The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse and The Cribs, as well as working with The Pretenders, Talking Heads, The Avalanches, and most recently Billie Eilish, recording the score and soundtrack for the forthcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die with Hans Zimmer.
Fever Dreams Pt. 1 Tracklisting
Spirit, Power And Soul
All These Days
UK Tour Dates: September 2021
20 – Leeds, Stylus SOLD OUT
21 – Blackburn, King George’s Hall
23 – London, Electric Ballroom SOLD OUT
25 – Manchester, Old Trafford Cricket Ground (supporting The Courteeners) SOLD OUT
Upcoming alt-pop sensation Lana Love has shared her newest single and music video “Loaded Gun.” Backed by a choir of electric and acoustic guitars, Lana’s single underscores the internal battle she faces within herself, as the different sides of her identity are at odds with each other. Fans can watch the music video for “Loaded Gun,” premiering now on Aesthetic Magazine, HERE.
On the new single, Lana shares, “If Post Malone and Lady Gaga (Joanne era) had a song baby, she would be “Loaded Gun”. Production-wise, every element was live recorded from analog to digital. The trap beat was created with trigger pulls, spinning spurs, a 1960s saloon piano, Post Malone inspired 808s, an anti-chorus ear-gasm, and original background vocals we kept in from the demo I recorded in my bedroom. I truly believe Matt Genovese is the only producer who could’ve accomplished this sound in the way he did.”
She continues, “This song is about shooting yourself in the foot just when things start to get good. We all have a dark side that gets to us sometimes—a classic self-sabotage story. The lyrics shine a light on that self-defeating behavior pattern in faith that we have power to change the narrative of who wins.”
The music video for “Loaded Gun” conjures up images of classic western films with a space age twist, finding Lana as a lone ranger in a desert and battling a dark hologram of herself.
“The music video was heavily inspired by my pandemic-induced Star Wars/Mandalorian binge,” Lana admits.
Fans can pre-save “Loaded Gun” ahead of its release tomorrow HERE.
Lana Love has announced that her self-titled EP will be released on October 1. Completely self-owned, this EP will share the story of Lana’s turbulent experience in the music industry featuring a plethora of genre shifts, fervent heartbreak, and medical stress.
Every once in a blue moon an artist emerges with an undeniable arsenal of talents and embarrassment of riches, and such is the case with contemporary pop artist Lana Love. The Atlanta-born juggernaut fully embodies the spirit of being multifaceted as a singer, songwriter, classically trained pianist/musician, trained dancer, actor and burgeoning entrepreneur.
About Lana Love
The genesis for Lana‘s musical journey started in Naples, Florida as a precocious 4-year old who was obsessed with Andrew Lloyd Weber’s iconic “Phantom of The Opera” and started playing the song, “Music of the Night,” by ear on piano in her living room. From that auspicious beginning, Lana has been immersed in honing and expressing her artistry in every medium available. By age 7, she had written her first song. She later studied music at the University of Florida and the American Music Theater and Dramatic Academy in New York.
In her late teens, she was featured in several musical productions as a singer/actor/dancer produced by Disney and Nickelodeon that were presented internationally in over 20 countries throughout Europe. Back in the US she has amassed a number of television credits on programs that were broadcast by HBO, Warner Brothers, Discovery Channel, YouTube and Telemundo. She has also opened for mega rappers like Snoop Dogg and Wu Tang Clan, among others, dabbled in EDM and been a featured guest artist on RAF MC’s Latin dance track, “Baila.”
Currently, Lana is the epitome of a female entrepreneur in a male-dominated field. Between finally owning 100% of her masters and joining the ranks alongside the few women that have broken the digital currency barrier with an NFT venture on the horizon, Lana is a lyricist for the Netflix documentary Malinche, written by Nacho Cano and orchestrated by Hans Zimmer.
An entrepreneur and businesswoman at heart, Lana Love’s story continues to exponentially blossom. She is spreading the one message she holds most dearly: everything, absolutely everything, is LOVE.
Multi-platinum selling and chart-topping recording artist iann dior announces today his 2022 European headlining “iann dior: Better Things Tour.” Kicking off 22nd of January 2022 at The Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, the tour will hit 23 cities across Europe. Tickets go on sale this Friday, the 3rd of September. For more information and on sale times, please click HERE.
Rapper and singer iann dior will embark on the “Better Things Tour” following his biggest year to date in 2020. He earned a Billboard Hot 100 #1 for his feature on “Mood” with 24KGoldn, which spent 33 weeks inside the Top 10 and is now 4x Platinum. He is currently nominated for 2 MTV VMAs for Best Song and Best Collaboration for “Mood” with 24kGoldn. He has added to his accolades four RIAA-certified gold singles and collaborations with everyone from Travis Barker to Clean Bandit to Lil Baby. With all of these achievements under his belt, iann dior has become a genre-agnostic force to be reckoned with in pop music today. Most recently, he released his two-track bundle Still Here, which includes his second collaboration with Trippie Redd, “shots in the dark” that currently has over 30 million streams and video views worldwide. “shots in the dark” is the follow up to their 2019 collab, “gone girl.” Iann is currently on the road with Trippie Redd’s “Tripp at Knight” North American Tour this fall with Sofaygo.
About iann dior
Multi-platinum selling, chart topping, iann dior has become one of the industry’s fastest rising new artists. Puerto Rican-born, Corpus Christi-raised Michael Iann Olmo (also known as “iann dior”) found success with the first song he ever wrote. After uploading to SoundCloud, the song gained 10,000 plays in its first week and caught the ear of Internet Money founder Taz Taylor who invited the budding songwriter to work with him in LA. Shortly afterwards, iann dior inked a deal with Elliot Grainge’s label 10K Projects in April 2019 and released his project Industry Plant.
2020 was a breakout year for the burgeoning star with his feature on the Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit “Mood” with 24KGoldn, which is now certified 4x platinum and charted inside the Top 10 for 33 weeks, spending 8 consecutive weeks at #1. The duo performed the track on the American Music Awards, are currently nominated for 2 VMAS for Song of the Year and Best Collaboration, and have received additional nominations for 3 Billboard Music Awards and 1 iHeartRadio Music Award for their success with “Mood.” iann has released songs with acts like Lil Baby, Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Barker, Clean Bandit, Trippie Redd and more. Known as a highly versatile talent, his work has charted in Alternative, Pop, Rap and Electronic/Dance genres and has earned him the #1 spot on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. Most recently he released new tracks “shots in the dark” ft. Trippie Redd and “don’t wanna believe” which have already amassed over 30 million streams and video views worldwide. As he prepares to release more new music in 2021, iann dior assures his fans this is only the beginning. “A number one album is up next,” he said, “I want to become the number one artist in the world, and I am fully determined and obsessed with being the greatest.”
Marshawn Lynch is bringing the first ever BEASTMODE Experience to Las Vegas on the opening weekend of the football Season (September 10-13). For three days and three nights, Las Vegas will be in full BEASTMODE with tailgates, pool parties, clubs, viewing parties, and then some – all hosted by the iconic running back and BEASTMODE founder Marshawn Lynch.
The BEASTMODE Experience, brought to you by Pollen Presents, gives you the chance to get up close and personal with the legend himself. BEASTMODE kicks off on Friday night (Sept 10th) with a takeover of the famed Drai’s Nightclub, which will be hosted by Marshawn with performances by energetic Harlem artist A$AP Ferg and San Francisco’s own DJ Shabazz.
The experience continues on Saturday for an all-day pool party hosted by Marshawn and featuring hit-making NYC vocalist Rich The Kid, Bay Area producer and vocalist P-Lo, and highly-regarded turntablist DJ Shellheart. This will be followed by a BEASTMODE Tailgate featuring West-Coast icon Too $hort and another performance from DJ Shabazz.
The weekend rounds out on Sunday with an all-day football opening weekend viewing party hosted by Marshawn Lynch at Topgolf to celebrate the start of the season.
The BEASTMODE experience will deliver football and fun with all the amenities of the strip’s top resorts at your fingertips. You won’t want to miss out on an inaugural event that will kick-start more future BEASTMODE ventures from Marhsawn.
Packages for BEASTMODE Experience can be locked in with a $30 deposit. Party pass options start at $349 and include access to all parties and live performances. Pollen also offers a COVID-19 Money Back Guarantee making the event 100% refundable if it is cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID-19.
For more information, visit Pollen for details on rooms, prices, and the full itinerary.
Pollen is a technology company building, curating, and delivering the best experiences for members all over the world. Members enjoy these experiences together with the people they love, creating stronger relationships and unforgettable memories. Members immerse themselves in multi-day itineraries that combine live entertainment, parties, and relaxation time in more than 50 popular destinations. Members can discover and book these experiences exclusively on Pollen and the Pollen app. Pollen has already launched bespoke mini-breaks with mega stars like J Balvin, Marshawn Lynch and Ozuna.
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