PHOTO REVIEW: X Games 2018 Filled With Thrilling Wins By Youngsters

Summer X Games, the an annual event showcasing the best of the best in skateboard, BMX and motocross took place over the weekend at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN. The weekend was encapsulated by exciting competitions, young athletes primed for taking the next step towards winning and debuts that left many excited for the future of action sports. The music lineup featured EDM acts Kaskade and Zedd along with legendary rapper, Ice Cube. 16311

Lightning In A Bottle 2018: Food Lineup Stands Out Above The Rest

The 13th edition of Lightning In A Bottle is going down Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-28, 2018 and features a stellar music lineup that includes Anderson.Paak & The Free Nationals, Sofi Tukker, Zhu, Tune-Yards and numerous others. What makes LiB unique is the numerous lifestyle activities and events that keep with the ethos of “sustainability, harm reduction, cultural respect and unique experiences.” The experiences for festival attendees to explore in between musical performances or in lieu of, include Grand Artique that features a one-of-a-kind town of Frontierville, featuring a fully immersive Trading Post/General Store, hotel, gypsy encampment and

Lightning In A Bottle 2018: Yoga & Movement Adds Respite and Energy

As much as the music is a highlight at Lightning in a Bottle, there are other activities and offerings that are intertwined, in particular the Yoga Movement that’s been known to re-energize attendees after the long days. Yoga, movement, and meditation are staples of the LIB experience each year, as the festival invites many innovators and experienced instructors to lead a full roster of classes. Classes and teachings range from Vinyasa, Kundalini, Ecstatic dance, Kids Yoga, Sound healing, and more. This year’s Yoga Movement is led by Cristi Christensen, Shiva Rea and Sianna Sherman and Masood

PHOTO RECAP: X Games Minneapolis 2017 Day 4 – Alex Sorgente, Colton Walker Win First Gold

Two competitive extreme sport athletes won their first gold medals at X Games on the last day of the inaugural event in Minneapolis. Colton Walker captured gold in BMX Dirt, while Alex Sorgente took home the gold for Skateboard Park. Walker, an X Games rookie who grew up just outside of Minneapolis thrilled the hometown crowd with strong and clean runs highlighted by a 360 double downside whip-to-late bar spin and a flair whip-to-bar spin on the quarter pipe. In Skateboard Park, Sorgente narrowly beat out Tom Schaar, who took silver, by impressing the audience and judges

PHOTO RECAP: X Games Minneapolis 2017 Day 3 – Brighton Zeuner, Kelvin Hoefler Grab First Gold, Bob Burnquist Retires

As temperatures outside of US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis reached the 90 degree mark, inside the stadium, day three of X Games Minneapolis was buzzing with fans eager to witness the best athletes compete for gold in skate, BMX and Moto X.  The day’s events included Men’s Skate Big Air, Men’s Skateboard Street, Men’s BMX Park, Women’s Skateboard Park, Moto X Step Up, Moto X Best Whip and Moto X Best Trick.   Kevin Paraza from Arizona, gave quite the show with his performance earning himself his first gold at X Games for BMX Park.  Only a few points behind, Logan Martin from Australia

PHOTO RECAP: X Games Minneapolis 2017 Day 2 – Aori Nishimura, Levi Sherwood Take Gold

As day 2 of X Games Minneapolis progressed, the crowds grew rapidly, filling US Bank Stadium to an impressive 32,000 fans.  The Day's event included BMX Dirt, Big Air, Women’s Skate Street Final, BMX Street Final, and the highly anticipated Moto X Freestyle Final. Kyle Baldock crushed the competition in the BMX Dirt qualifiers during the early part of the day, while the BMX Street Finals showcased a close battle with veteran Garret Reynolds sealing another gold medal.  Winning his 9th gold medal, Reynolds displayed a fast and powerful flow throughout the course. The returning champion got off to a

PHOTO RECAP: X Games Minneapolis 2017 – Vince Byron, Moto Shibata Win Gold in Vert Competitions

The inaugural X Games in Minneapolis kicked off with plenty of excitement with the BMX and Skate Vert competitions.  Although there were only two events Thursday evening, the athletes have been slowly trickling in throughout the week to practice, get familiar with the courses and in many instances didn’t hold back during practice. From Nyjah Huston and Curren Caples, to Ryan Sheckler and Ryan Decenzo in skate, Jamie Bestwick and Vince Byron to Garrett Reynolds and Chad Kerley in BMX; the competition looked fierce. 15321

LISTEN: Yoga Vinyasa Flow Playlist

Summer may be over, but that’s not an excuse to let your summer energy go. We’ve created the perfect upbeat yoga vinyasa flow to keep you pumped and centered at the same time. Whether you are practicing at home on your own or teaching a hot yoga class, this playlist will certainly give you the best harmony of excitement and zen. The music in this mix isn’t just for yoga it could be used for any workout that requires you to warm up, workout, and warm down. 14202

PHOTO RECAP: X Games 2016 – BMX Competitions

As with its counterpart in skateboarding, BMX Vert also began the BMX action at X Games Austin 2016. But in direct opposition to Skate Vert, BMX Vert gave us a podium filled with veterans and the old guard of the sport. Returning back to his familiar place on top of the podium was Jamie Bestwick, scoring his 14th X Games gold medal, one year after being dethroned after winning gold for nine straight years. Bestwick commented that he was actually relieved to have not won gold last year, as it took the pressure off of him to continue to win

PHOTO RECAP: X Games 2016 – Moto-X Competitions

X Games' final year in Texas was kicked off in its usual manner, starting with Lifeproof Motocross Step Up at the Circuit of the America's in Austin.  The event took place after several days of heavy rain and flooding which led to concerns over dirt conditions.  The result of the event was a shocking change of medals with Ronnie Renner failing to medal in the event for the first time since 2002, and Australian Jarryd McNeil winning his first of two gold medals (Step up/Best Whip).  2016 also saw the return of popular Moto event such as Freestyle and MotoX Best

PHOTO RECAP: X Games 2016 Skate Competitions

Skateboarding’s portion of X Games Austin 2016 kicked off Friday afternoon with the Skate Vert competition. Due to the absence of longtime competitor Andy Macdonald and an injury to defending gold medalist Pierre-Luc Gagnon, the starting field skewed noticeably towards the younger side, providing a breath of fresh air into the showdown. Britain’s Sam Beckett pulled in the gold medal with a high-flying and technical run. Moto Shibata won the silver medal, becoming the first Japanese medalist in X Games skateboarding history with a throwback run filled with many airs made popular back in the early days

The Edwardian Ball Still Going Strong After 16 Years

It’s that time of year where fans of author Edward Gorey celebrate the works of the revered author and illustrator for the Edwardian Ball. This year marks the sweet 16 anniversary of the event, which takes place over the course of two nights in San Francisco, Friday and Saturday, January 22 & 23, 2016 and also in Los Angeles, February 26, 2016. As described by the event organizers, costumed and enthusiastic attendees traveling from across the nation and from all corners of the globe flock to this West Coast celebration for a delightful blend of ballroom dancing, live music, riveting

ACL 2015 Style Guide: Guys, We Didn’t Forget About You

  Festival fashion isn't just a thing for the ladies anymore.  Men's fashion at shows is now just as important.  With such a wide variety of talent playing at Austin City Limits this year, you can't really go wrong with many different style expressions.  A quirky and bright button- down, tee, or tank is a great way to stand out in a simple way.  This look is a perfect way to show style without looking like you take yourself way too seriously. 12400

Austin City Limits Style Guide: What We’ll Be Wearing

      These days, festivals are all about fashion as much as they are music.  Designers, celebrities, models, and bloggers flock to festivals rocking the latest trends, but now anyone has a good chance of ending up on a best dressed list or street style post.  As festival season comes to a close, fall pieces are hitting the stores making ACL the perfect place to try out some of the latest trends. The heat makes it slightly trickier when trying to decide what to buy, pack, and wear at ACL.  Fall styles are in, but no one wants to run from show to