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Barcelona Music Festival Primvaera Sound

Barcelona Music Festival Primavera Sound 2020 Lineup

For about two decades now, Barcelona music festival Primavera Sound has been consistently giving us top-notch performances with over 50 hours of live music by the best of the rock, pop, and dance music scene. Primavera Sound is one of the most acclaimed music festivals in Spain. Since its first edition in 2001, the festival has greatly helped the underground music industry based in Barcelona. Therefore, establishing itself as an international model guide for urban music festivals. Primavera Sound 2020 takes place at its usual location for the main acts of the festival, Barcelona’s Parc del Forum, note this year is a few days later than usual from Wednesday, June 3th to Sunday 7th. Barcelona’s Primavera Sound is also known for being a festival that has developed a strong commitment to social issues beyond music. A gender-balanced line-up with equal numbers of male and female performers has been shown since last year. The’ new normal’ initiative of the festival aims to set a standard for gender-balanced music initiatives that other festivals should follow. For 2020, Primavera Sound’s 20th anniversary, it is going paperless moving towards …

SAV NOIR AW16

Rocking and Rolling, Model Justin Gossman for Sav Noir

When it was first unleashed on an unsuspecting suburban populace in the 1950’s, rock ‘n’ roll was perceived as a threat. A menace to society, comparable to the Red Scare that threatened the “American way of life” with its loose hips and morals. Considering the furor, tumult, and outcry, it’s kind of disappoint r ‘n’ r  has become the most bland of lifestyle accessories – a facsimile of rebellion, but still in bed by 11. Los Angeles-based fashion label Sav Noir is doing its bit to turn that around. Influenced by the untamed life well after the sun has set. They’re making dark, chic clothes for “the matured, rebellious souls of our era. The ones whom fear nothing, or no one,” as they put it. Sav Noir AW’16 “The Moto” film tells the painful story of chasing a rock’n’roll dream following model Justin Gossman as a young rock ‘n’ roller, through his dreams of fame, fortune, and excess, through to the painful, vacuous existence of a struggling artist. Watch Gossmann go from sleek, stylish nightlife to the …

Why Are You Looking at Me: Lucky Blue Smith in the Age of Instagram Celebrity

Three blond sisters. All homeschooled, all Morman, and all playing washed out surf rock together in the same band, The Atomics. Yet it’s the drummer, their brother Lucky, who has drawn the legions of fans; and although the band’s music has a snare-driven hypnotic quality meriting attention in its own right, it is Lucky’s celebrity as a model that has propelled the group into the public eye. At only sixteen, Lucky Blue Smith has walked for brands like Levi’s, Versace and Tom Ford and has his sights set on that elusive model/actor/musician combination best exemplified by the likes of Justin Bieber. Similar to Bieber, Lucky’s rise to fame has been with the help of legions of teenage girls, through the channels that celebrity 2.0 knows best; Instagram (1.4 million followers) and the flash-mob meet-and-greets that allow the young fans of young social media heartthrobs to meet their idols face-to-face. Unlike Bieber, the Smith family’s unusual background and modest lifestyle maintains an indie credibility that makes Lucky a rare specimen in the often homogeneous flow of internet celebrity: a weirdo …