My Lolla 2018 Schedule

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Thursday:

Thu 08/02/18 5:15 PM – Jaden Smith, American Eagle

Thu 08/02/18 5:45 PM – BILLIE EILISH, Tito’s Handmade Vodka

Thu 08/02/18 6:45 PM – KHALID, Bud Light

Thu 08/02/18 6:50 PM – Madison Beer, BMI

Thu 08/02/18 7:45 PM – A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, American Eagle

Thu 08/02/18 7:45 PM – Camila Cabello, Lake Shore

Thu 08/02/18 8:30 PM – TRAVIS SCOTT, Bud Light

Highlight of the day:

Khalid

I’ve been trying to see him perform several times and keep missing it, so I’m excited for him to play songs off American Teen and his several collabs.

Song I Hope Is Performed:

“Saved”

Friday:

Fri 08/03/18 12:50 PM – Clairo, American Eagle

Fri 08/03/18 2:30 PM – Taylor Bennett, Perry’s

Fri 08/03/18 3:30 PM – Bebe Rexha, Lake Shore

Fri 08/03/18 4:30 PM – TYLER, THE CREATOR, Grant Park

Fri 08/03/18 5:30 PM – Alina Baraz, Lake Shore

Fri 08/03/18 6:45 PM – Post Malone, Bud Light

Fri 08/03/18 7:45 PM – BROCKHAMPTON, American Eagle

Fri 08/03/18 8:30 PM – BRUNO MARS, Grant Park

Highlight Of The Day:

Alina Baraz

While I’m sure Bruno will put on a great show, I’m looking forward to up-and-comer Alina Baraz’s set. I’ve been loving her EP, The Color of You.

Song I Hope Is Performed:

“I Don’t Even Know Why Though”

Saturday:

Sat 08/04/18 4:45 PM – LL COOL J, Bud Light

Sat 08/04/18 5:15 PM – GOLDLINK, American Eagle

Sat 08/04/18 5:30 PM – Carly Rae Jepsen, Lake Shore

Sat 08/04/18 6:30 PM – Daniel Caesar, American Eagle

Sat 08/04/18 6:30 PM – Logic, Grant Park

Sat 08/04/18 7:30 PM – Dua Lipa, Lake Shore

Sat 08/04/18 8:30 PM – THE WEEKND, Grant Park

Highlight Of The Day:

The Weeknd

Saturday, in my opinion, is the best day. It was hard to pick a highlight, but I’ve seen The Weeknd live before and with his massive catalog of hits, this will be the highlight of Lolla.

Song I Hope Is Performed:

“Crew Love”

Sunday:

Sun 08/05/18 2:50 PM – Jessie Reyez, American Eagle

Sun 08/05/18 3:30 PM – KALI UCHIS, Lake Shore

Sun 08/05/18 4:00 PM – Knox Fortune, American Eagle

Sun 08/05/18 4:30 PM – Lykke Li, Grant Park

Sun 08/05/18 5:00 PM – Gucci Mane, Bud Light

Sun 08/05/18 7:00 PM – Lil Uzi Vert, Bud Light

Sun 08/05/18 9:00 PM – Playboi Carti, American Eagle

Highlight Of The Day:

Overall seems like a pretty chill day. I’ve heard good things about Kali Uchi so I’m looking forward to checking her out the most.

Songs I Hope Is Performed:

Her part on “Get You,” but would love to be introduced to new music.

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All The Degrassi Actors Who Were In The “I’m Upset Video” and Their Last IMDb Credit

Drake released the video for his new single “I’m Upset” that is his high-school reunion…at Degrassi.

Like any high school reunion, it is good to check in to what people have been doing. Here is every cameo in the video and their last IMDb credit.

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Jimmy and Spinner

Last IMDb credit:

Anchor Man 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Jimmy

Degrassi The Next Class (2016) Spinner

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Ellie, Marco, Paige

Last IMDb credit:

UnReal (2018) Ellie

Degrassi The Next Class (2016) Marco

Killer High (filming) Paige

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Craig

Last IMDb credit:

Designated Survivor (2016-2018)

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Terri

Last IMDb credit:

Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001-2004)

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Hazel

Last IMDb credit:

The Number: The Reboot (2016-2017)

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Ashley

Last IMDb credit:

Degrassi: Minis (2005-2008)

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Ms. Kwan and Archie “Snake” Simpson

Last IMDb credit:

The Adventures of Napkin Man! (2015) -Ms. Kwan

Very Very Valentine (2018) -Archie

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Rick

Last IMDb credit:

Deadly Inferno (2016)

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Toby

Last IMDb credit:

Falling Water (2018)

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Jay and Silent Bob

Last IMDb credit:

Jay and Silent Bob Get a Reboot (announced) -Jay

Moose Jaw (announced as producer)  -Silent Bob

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Derek and Danny

Last IMDb credit:

Charlie Muse (post production)  -Derek

Goalie (filming)  -Danny

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Connor

Last IMDb credit:

Degrassi: The Next Generation (2008-2015)

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Emma and Manny:

Last IMDb credit:

Degrassi The Next Class (2016) (Emma)

Paint It Red (in post production) (Manny)

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Mia

Last IMDb credit:

Lucky Day (in post production)

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Liberty

Last IMDb credit:

Degrassi The Next Class (2016)

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Jane

Last IMDb credit:

Edging (2018)

Check out the full video below.

Top Five: Ariana Grande Shares Her Top 5 Songs From Dangerous Woman and My Everything

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Ariana Grande is known for interacting with her fans on Twitter, but she gave us some insider information on her favorite songs.

A fan asked Ariana Grande what her top five for Dangerous Woman was. She replied.

Ariana Grande’s Top 5 For Dangerous Woman

“Be Alright”
“Dangerous Woman”
“Let Me Love You”
“Side To Side”
“Knew Better/Forever Boy”

A fan followed up with asking what her Top Five were for her sophomore album, My Everything

Ariana Grande’s Top 5 For My Everything

“Only One”
“Be My Baby”
“Best Mistake”
“Break Your Heart Right Back”
“You Don’t Know Me”

A few day later she shared her top five for Yours Truly

 

Ariana Grande’s Top 5 For Yours Truly

“Honeymoon Ave”
“Lovin’ It”
“Daydreaming”
“You’ll Never Know”
“Right There”

I decided to share my top five for each of her album.
My Top 5 For Yours Truly

“Honeymoon Avenue”
“Baby I”
“Right There”
“Lovin’ It”
“The Way”

My Top 5 For My Everything

“Break Free”
“Best Mistake”
“Be My Baby”
“Break Your Heart Right Back”
“Love Me Harder”

My Top 5 Dangerous Woman

“Be Alright”
“Into You”
“Sometimes”
“Bad Decisions”
“Knew Better/Forever Boy”
*Honorable mention to accapela version of Dangerous Woman

My favorite album is Yours Truly because I love the old school, Babyface feel. I really miss her collaborations with Big Sean, but my favorite collab partner of her’s is Cashmere Cat. His single “Adore” featuring her vocals is probably her best song.

Her album, Sweetener, is due out in August and below is a playlist of Grande’s favorite songs from her albums. Check out a playlist of Grande’s favorite songs below.

Nicki Minaj and Future Announce Joint Tour: NICKIHNDRXX

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In anticipation of the August 10 release of her new album, Queen, Nicki Minaj announced a joint tour with Future. Nicki hasn’t been on tour since 2015-2016 for The Pinkprint Tour, so it is exciting to see what she does. Nicki will also be headlining the Made In America festival this year with Post Malone.  Future is new stranger to joint tour, he went on the Summer ’16 with Drake two summers ago.

Check out the dates above.

All The Surprise Acoustic Songs On Taylor Swift’s reputation Tour (So Far) and Suggested Songs She Should Play

Taylor Swift likes to give her fans a little surprise during each concert. The 1989 tour was known for its surprise guests during “Style,” but the reputation tour is known for its surprise acoustic song during each show. Below is a running lists of songs that have been performed thus far, and some suggestions for new songs to add to the list.

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“All Too Well”-Red

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“Wildest Dreams”-1989
Santa Clara, Calif., May 11

“The Best Day”-Fearless
Santa Clara, Calif., May 12

“Red”-Red
Pasadena, Calif., May 18

“Holy Ground”-Red
Seattle, Wash., May 22

“Teardrops on My Guitar”-Taylor Swift
Denver, Colo., May 25

“Our Song”-Taylor Swift
Chicago, June 1

“22”-Red
Chicago, June 2

“I Knew You Were Trouble”-Red
Manchester, England, June 8

“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”-50 Shades Darker Soundtrack
Manchester, England June 9

“Mean”-Speak Now
Dublin, Ireland June 15

“How You Get The Girl”-1989
Dublin, Ireland June 16

Songs by Album, So Far

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Fearless-1

Speak Now-1

Red-5 (Not counting “All Too Well” twice)

1989-2

Other-1

 

 

 

 

 

Songs That Should Be Added To The Set

“I Almost Do”Red

While everyone applauds “All Too Well” as Red’s saddest moment, I find “I Almost Do” as the underrated ruby of Red. The sadness of reminiscing about a lost love while also letting it go because it would hurt too much to try again is vulnerable Taylor at her best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Breathe”Fearless

Many below think this song is about a romantic relationship, its actually about the end of a friendship.  A different territory for Taylor that should be highlighted during her concert.

 

 

 

 

“Enchanted”Speak Now

What I love about this song is the journey that it takes you on. You feel that you are on the date that this song is inspired by, and I’ve always confused why this song wasn’t a single.

 

 

 

“Everything Has Changed”Red

The song is meant to be played on a guitar, and I feel like it will fit into the quiet, low key moment that the acoustic set is. Bonus points if she brings Ed Sheeran out for it.

 

“Hey Stephen”Fearless

I always thought this was a adorable song, and I think it would be cute for the audience to sing along with the humming.

Camila Cabello is also a fan of this song, talking to TRL that it is a song that soundtracked her life.

 

 

Best Music of 2018 (So Far)

We are roughly half way in to 2018, meaning it time to highlight the best of the year thus far. While we are waiting for the anticipated summer releases, like Drake’s Scorpion, the first half of 2018 has already brought great music. Check out the list of the best songs and albums below.

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Probably the most underrated artist on TDE, SiR’s November shows the essential characteristics of a promising artist: a cohesive album that takes you on a journey and relatable lyrics that don’t sound generic.

Black Panther The Album

The best movie soundtrack I’ve heard in quite some time, this album, executive produced by Kendrick, fits the movie perfectly. From a song told from the perspective of the villain (“King’s Dead”) to the collab that we never knew we needed (Khalid and Swae Lee) this album is as memorable as the movie.

Drake-“God’s’ Plan”

Right now everyone is focused on Drake and Push-T’s beef, but lets not forgot Drake biggest accomplishment this year. “God’s Plan” was number one for 11 weeks on the Billboard 100. It’s a motivational song on top of a trap beat, with a memorable video of Drake giving the whole video budget away to the people of Miami.

Swae Lee ft Slim Jxmii and Rae Sremmurd-“Guatemala-From Swaecation

Even though this is from Swae Lee’s solo endeavor, Swaecation, Slim Jxmmi is featured on this song. His rap verse is the perfect compliment to Swae Lee’s frothy lyrics on this island infused jam.

Childish Gambino-“This Is America”

“This Is America” replaced “God’s Plan” as the number one song after premiering its vivid video. There is something beautiful about the number one song is America featuring the line “black man, get your money” in the chorus.

What’s your favorite music of 2018 thus far?

Top Aftershows To Check Out For Lollapalooza 2018

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GoldLink:

Known for soundtracking Summer 2017 with his single “Crew,” GoldLink would be a great hip-hop show to burn off more energy after the festival or a great jumping off point if you weren’t at the Lolla and looking to start of the night with a hype show.

Carly Rae Jepsen:

Carly is a new addition to the Lolla lineup after replacing Jessie Ware who had scheduling issues, so it is even more exciting that she is having an after show. Carly was amazing at 2016 Pitchfork Music Festival and while a casual listener could go to listen to “Call Me Maybe” you should definitely see her perform songs off Emotions live. Here’s hoping she has new music to premiere by then too.

Alina Baraz

Alina was on my list for acts that I wanted to do an after show, so I’m glad she is on the list. While her most popular song “Electric” with Khalid, I’m most looking forward to her performing her solo song “I Don’t Even Know Why Though.”

You can buy tickets for all of the after shows now here.

Things To Know Before Going To A Music Festival

Whether you’re a festival veteran or you are going to your first one, it is important to be more than prepared. Here are some tips to get you through the long, fun day.

Drink a lot of water before you go

It important to stay hydrated, and that is before you even get to the festival grounds. Drink a lot of water for a few days before the actual festival to be prepared.

Only bring the essentials

Theft can happen. Also, you will be out all day and don’t want to be carrying a heavy load. Only bring what you need for the day

  • Sealed water bottles, but also a refillable water bottle, preferably one you wear on the wrist.
  • Bring a packable raincoat or poncho
  • Wetwipes and hand sanitizer-The porta potties will run out of toilet paper and hand sanitizer before the end of the night. Avoid these awkward moments by bring your own backup.
  • Phone charger-Your battery dies quicker because it is going to be constantly searching for services in the crowded area. Have a portable charger that can at least charge your phone once.
  • ID, $20 cash and Debit/Credit Card-Some things are cash only, but you don’t want too much that you lose something you can’t replace.

When buying merchandise, opt for the sweatshirt

You probably aren’t going to wear a t-shirt again; the sizing is weird and sometimes logos don’t integrate well into your wardrobe. You can wear a sweatshirt during the cool night sets, and you’re most likely to wear a sweatshirt to lounge around or keep cozy for quite some time after the festival.

Have paper schedule or screenshot on phone

While most festivals have an app, it will be hard to check during the festival do the the bad service. Screenshot the schedule and have it as your phone background, or carry around the paper schedule

For a big show, head over early

For huge acts, some people will be camping near the stage all day. Head over 30 minutes before for a good view

For the best view, side of stage or back of the crowd are the best places

A lot of people will be front and center, but the side of the stage will be less crowded and you could be relatively close to the stage. Another great view is in the back. You can see the whole stage, the screen and it is less crowded.

Do you have any tips to have a successful festival experience?

Smino Tweets That His Hoodie Can Protect Your Hair While Napping, Sells Out Within Hours

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Smino just released new merchandise last week, but he tweeted today the reason behind the satin in his Zero Fatigue hoodie:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>i made dese satin for ppl w/ hair who like napping in hoodies . <a href=”https://t.co/VvlO6yAe97″>https://t.co/VvlO6yAe97</a&gt; (the last pic how happy u gone look wen u wake up like Beyoncé) <a href=”https://t.co/HXQmbJkopA”>pic.twitter.com/HXQmbJkopA</a></p>&mdash; Smi (@smino) <a href=”https://twitter.com/smino/status/980877811220086784?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>April 2, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Twitter responded well to this, with many users saying this was a great idea. It definitely fit into his brand; his 2017 blkswn featured the song, “Silk Pillows” and he is known for wearing durags to protect his hair.

Hours after Smino’s tweet, the hoodie sold out.

I think Smino really struck a cord with the hair protecting hoodie since protecting the integrity of your style while sleeping can be quite difficult. I hope he restocks the hoodie and also make a version of it using the “Wild Irish Roses” artwork.

Smino Commemorates The Release of the “Wild Irish Roses” With New Zero Fatigue Merchandise

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Smino released what he called the final video from blkswn, “Wild Irish Roses.” Soon after, he released new Zero Fatigue merchandise, including a long sleeve Wild Irish Roses long sleeve shirt.

Wild Irish Roses is probably my favorite song off blkswn so I’m glad it is immortalized on merchandise. You can check out the visual below.