More than likely you’ll get a late start to Innovation as today kicks off the three day Innovation schedule leading up to the Thrival Music Festival. Just so you can keep up with what’s going on, We’ve highlighted 5 keynote events you should Make it out to.
You can see the full official schedule HERE
Tuesday 8:15P: Dr. Bennet Omalu Collision Course
His important work was turned into a screenplay (Concussion featuring Will Smith), Dr. Bennet Omalu discovered CTE in Pittsburgh, and has since become a global phenomena, with the recent film Concussion documenting his experience going toe to toe with the National Football League — an organization that fiercely disputed his findings and has found itself at the heart of the controversy. Jeanne Marie Laskas and Dr. Omalu will speak on having courage to speak for others who couldn’t speak up for themselves and how his research changed sports lives.
Wednesday 2:45P: Pittsburgh Health Pivot: Transforming Steel City To Health City
Transforming from “Steel City” to “the best place to live” and “Hot new food town,” Pittsburgh has rebranded itself as a leader in living innovation. Dr. Vonda Wright, Orthopaedic Surgeon, author and change-maker shares her vision for transforming Pittsburgh from “Healthcare city” to the “healthiest city” by harnessing our technology, community and corporate power to build a city that lives more.
Thursday 10:15A: Hashtag: Crossing The Lines
Chris Messina, the inventor of the hashtag, helps us learn a little bit more about how one character has reshaped the social media landscape. Afterward, Pittsburgh-based artist, DS Kinsel, will sit down the Chris for a talkback session with the audience.
Thursday 3:15P: How To Build A Music Town
You’ve been to Coachella, Lollapalooza, and visited Austin, TX which holds the most popular festival of them all, SXSW. Parag Bhandari (Founder/CEO, UG Strategies), Disco Donnie (Founder, Disco Donnie Presents), and Sam Fotias (Vice President of Operations, Paxahau) will speak on how they contributed to different marketplaces that have grown to become upcoming attractions for music destinations.
Thursday 6:30P: Thrival Innovation Closing After Party
The final after party of Thrival Innovation features an unprecedented lineup of legendary artists: PHIL HARTNOLL (ORBITAL), Tommie Sunshine, and King Britt!
The garden party runs from 6:30-11 PM, with Eric Djstrobe Cohen opening the evening. Any form of monetary donation will grant access for attendees during this timeframe.
Continuing to push his album Jerome Raheem Fortune LP, Rome Fortune connected with The Range for a 15 date tour (The Range will be doing two solo dates) starting next Wednesday. Here from his album, The Range drops a cool remix to “Paid Back Loans” in which you can grab on iTunes HERE
Rome’s full LP is also available for pre-order on both vinyl (first pressing limited to 500 copies) and CD at store.foolsgoldrecs.com and on all tour dates.
Image by Dana Washington
Arima Ederra delivers her dreamy voice on a live instrumental collaborative effort with Swrvy covering Mos Def’s “The Boogie Man Song.” As Arima continues to ready her Temporary Fixes EP for a future release, it’s good that she keeps the content flowing as she did with “Trippin On U.”
Word of Mouth has set the stage for Hadish to flourish as a solo act. With “the Clarks,” you get a chance to walk in Hadish’s shoes, musically, to hear about how he’s polished his work, built up his career, and had to deal with the everyday struggles of life. Yes, possibly could be said the same about anyone’s work but Hadish has a descriptive way of really placing you to imagine how he’s made it this far.
Below, check out a brief description along with who he’s worked with and how “the Clarks” is more than just a pair of shoes below:
“Clarks shoes are somewhere between a dress shoe and loafer; designed to be fashionable and functional. The same can be said of the album named in homage — polished and well-crafted, but not afraid to flex a little muscle. Lyrically, Hadish comes with the wordplay and confidence of an East coast legend, while balancing his life’s desires with his upbringing’s struggle in his stories. Producers Tye Hill, $hamel, and Thelonious Martin set the aesthetic of the album through lush unearthed samples and classic boom-bap. Simply put, if the shoe fits wear it, and Hadish has managed to slip his feet into the best pair for him.”
Article By Trevor Leard
Beck won the award but Kanye stole the show, and now it looks like Ye is starting to regret some of the things he’s done. Although a lot of people would agree that his rants have been very justified, Ye thinks it’s time to make amends. After making up with Taylor Swift publicly at the Grammys, it was reported that the two were even spotted out to dinner and possibly recording, maybe some of her good girl vibes rubbed off.
Kanye took to Twitter last and publicly apologized to Beck. And knowing the internet these days, a lot of people had something to say in response. Some were good some were, well, a little out there.
Some didn’t think it was soon enough.
“@kanyewest: I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck.” Took you long enough you gay fish.
— Brian Fowler (@beeFOWL) February 26, 2015
Too late. Just go away for a while. RT @kanyewest: I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck.
— Chris Payne (@deftonesfreek) February 26, 2015
Others wanted him to apologize for different things.
@kanyewest now apologize for the Yeezy Boosts
— James McDermott (@J_Derm) February 26, 2015
@kanyewest what about amber rose? lmfaoooo
— briaintplayinyoung (@WhatItDoBri) February 26, 2015
There was a lot of talk about this not actually being him.
@kanyewest who made you tweet this?
— Jon Gotti (@jonraggs) February 26, 2015
“@kanyewest: I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck.” Who hacked Kanye's Twitter?
— three hearts (@ballspause) February 26, 2015
Like we said earlier, some even thought there may have been no reason to apologize.
“@kanyewest: I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck.” Kanye, never stop being Kanye.
— Michael McCarthy (@McCarthyMick) February 26, 2015
Thank you was being thrown around too much, do a lot of people actually know Beck?
“@kanyewest: I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck.” <<<<Thank you!!
— Laura Beck (@LauraBeck123) February 26, 2015
Or Maybe she’s a cousin…
And at least one person really didn’t know what was going on!
What did you do this time? “@kanyewest: I would like to publicly apologize to Beck, I’m sorry Beck.”
— driz (@izyanizulkifli) February 26, 2015
Either way Kanye did something a lot of us didn’t think would ever happen. But we’re proud of Kanye, whether he did it for his daughter or because his conscious has actually come back after being scrutinized for the last 10 years.
Brenmar‘s highly-anticipated Award EP is out today on Fool’s Gold, showcasing four brand new tracks featuring collaborations with Jersey club heroes Dougie F and UNiiQU3 and R&B upstarts Sayyi and Ro James. Also you’ll find below 14 dates that Brenmar will be touring starting in Chicago and touching Austria, Seoul, Winnipeg and more!
BRENMAR TOUR DATES:
January 21, 2015 – Primary, Chicago
January 22, 2015 – Los Globos, Los Angeles
January 23, 2015 – Elbo Room, San Francisco
January 24, 2015 – 88 Palace, NYC
January 29, 2015 – 79 Club, Paris, France
January 30, 2015 – Cafe Leopold, Wien, Austria
January 31, 2015 – BLA, Oslo, Norway
February 3, 2015 – Birthdays, London, England
February 6, 2015 – Cakeshop, Seoul
February 11, 2015 – Q Nightclub, Seattle
February 12, 2015 – Hifi Club, Calgary
February 13, 2015 – Union Sound Hall, Winnipeg
February 14, 2015 – Holocene, Portland
February 19, 2015 – Smith College, Northampton, MA
It’s Pull Up! About time we received some new Grande. We were afraid for a minute he got put on the back burner but this heater let’s us know the main eye is still on cooking up a meal for us. Pull Up’s Theme is GrandeMarshall still flexin’ in his natural arrogant ways but we wouldn’t expect him to be any different.