Bob Pittman speaking at the Smithsonian on November 16.
On Wednesday, November 16, The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation is presenting the next event in its Innovative Lives series, a conversation with Bob Pittman. Pittman was paramount in the creation of MTV, and is currently the Chairman and CEO of iHeartMedia. The dialogue will be led by Stephanie Ruhle, an anchor of MSNBC Live and co-anchor of NBC’s Weekend Today. The event will begin at 6:30pm,

DJ EZ
In August of 2014, DJ EZ played at Flash on his first U.S. tour.  The veteran DJ has been playing since the early 90s, has been a mainstay on pirate radio and the legal airwaves in the UK, and has helmed the Pure Garage Mix CD series since 2000 but, amazingly, had never toured America until just two years ago.  In preparation for the night, I gorged on a month-long

HAELOS
I had the opportunity to speak with Arthur Delaney, of HÆLOS. Through our conversation, I discovered that HÆLOS embodies a stark contrast to the typical machinations of the music industry. Their lyrics are raw and honest, challenging the status quo. They’ve complemented this potent lyricism with shimmering vocals, trip-hop melodies and an impressive display of musicality from each of the members: Dom Goldsmith, Lotti Bernardout, and Arthur Delaney. HÆLOS has been frequently

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To kiss with your eyes open or closed – that is the question. If you kiss with your eyes closed, are you fully present in the moment? Many people would say no. Or do romantics kiss with their eyes shut so that they can hone in on the physical sensation of the embrace? I believe this latter argument to be the case. You know you have made it as a

SmallpoolsF
Some sunny California vibes are on the horizon in D.C. as L.A.’s indie-pop outfit Smallpools is coming to town delivering infectious pop to the masses. Their blissfully positive, upbeat jams have been remixed and flipped by the likes of Manila Killa, Monsieur Adi, and Captain Cuts, but many will come to find that their alt-rock meets bubbly indie dance aesthetic will make the hairs on their arms stand straight up.