Author Archives: G.C. Stiehl

WORLDZ: Losing Sight of the Shore

Representing the influential minds and brands of the world, the cultural marketing summit, WORLDZ, is set to bring together today’s top superstars and rising stars that are shaping the world of tomorrow.

The summit WORLDZ “Chapter 2: Losing Sight of the Shore”, a follow-up to the inaugural edition of “The Maiden Voyage”, will assemble industry heavyweights such as Bob Safian (Fast Company), Alexis Ohanian (Reddit), Nick Bartle (Pandora), Kelly Slater (Surf League Champion), Andy Walshe (Red Bull), and many more to share their knowledge and ignite cultural change.

“We are scouring the earth looking for the innovators, the dreamers, and the rule breakers who are shaping the world of tomorrow.” says PTTOW! and WORLDZ Co-founder & CEO Roman Tsunder. “We are creating a year round community and summit uniting leaders from global brands, start-ups, and tech companies along with artists and creators to learn and take action to do the NBDB (Never Been Done Before).”

The 360° immersive experience will take place July 31 – August 1 in Los Angeles, and is currently making a global call for Participants (WORLDZ Travelers) who will gain unprecedented access to the world’s top cultural Masters. Tomorrow’s leaders from across the world are invited to apply here.

The Queen’s Local Band Hangout

Long Beach’s iconic Queen Mary unveils their monthly “Local Band Hangout” event where up-and-coming artists perform in the ship’s striking 1936 Art Deco Observation Bar.

The concert series kicks-off on January 19 (8pm) with Halle Johnson and Black Noise, and continues the third Thursday of each month. Arrive early for Happy Hour (5-7pm), purchase your ridiculously low priced $10 ticket, and enjoy an intimate venue which is sure to please music-lovers and history buffs alike.

Formerly the Queen Mary’s First-Class Lounge, the chic Observation Bar & Art Deco Lounge is a beautifully designed slice of history, complete with original artwork, distinct torchiere lamps, and other handsome décor, giving the room a soft, retro glow.

Tickets, additional concert details and the schedule of performances are available online at queenmary.com

Lightning In A Bottle: Fluidity

Back for 2017, the unique minds behind Lightning In A Bottle are prepping for another amazing experience and have released an intriguing video to get things started.

Discounted 4-Day Festival Passes will be available for purchase during the Earlybird Pre-sale on January 3rd at 10am. Other ticket types available include Vehicle Passes, Early Arrival Passes, Boutique Camping Packages, and Lightning Bus Passes. Furthermore, there are now oversized RV tickets for recreational vehicles, vehicles towing travel campers and buses.

It’s important to note that NO single day or 2 day passes will be available for the 2017 festival, as LIB is a 4 (or 5) day experience.

‘Fyre Festival’ in the Bahamas

Home to Blackbeard and playground to Pablo Escobar, the Bahamas’ Fyre Cay private island is to be transformed into a festival-goers paradise for 2017.

The festival offers guests a once in a lifetime experience featuring two weekends of music, culture, art, food AND more than $1 million of treasure and jewels hidden on the island. Yeah, REAL treasure!

The festival offers both General Admission and VIP tickets which encompasses all flights, culinary delights and accommodations. It’s an all-inclusive experience where pleasure is served 24 hours a day.

To set things in motion, mega talents including Alessandra Ambrosio, Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Emily Ratajkowski, Elsa Hosk, Paulina Vega, Lais Ribeiro, Rose Bertram, Gizele Oliveira and Hannah Ferguson visited Fyre Cay in the Exumas to provide feedback on all activities that will be available to festival-goers this spring.

From innovators and thinkers to multi-platinum artists, guest will find themselves one-on-one with some of the greatest talent on the planet. Travel to the island from Miami is quick, but the stories will last forever.

Ondalinda 2016: Aftermovie

The destination festival, Ondalinda, took place on the picturesque beaches of Costa Careyes for an inaugural journey that fused the music, art and culture of Mexico with musicians from around the globe.

Travelers from Mexico City, Berlin, Los Angeles, London, Paris and New York gathered to exchange ideas, stories, and a love for taking in extraordinary experiences. Set against a secluded playground, guests were treated to mud baths, jungle yoga, regional Mexican cuisine, local excursions and stunning Huichol artisanal crafts.

The Ondalinda experience incorporated mind-blowing decorations from Mexican artist Philippe Moellhausen and included memorable performances from Sabo, Justin Boreta, Daniel Pardo, NU, Audiofly, LUM, Mandrake, Mendrix, Sabo, and Gandalla.

Above all, Ondalinda was focused on giving back to the local indigenous culture with a portion of profits from the event, and other private donations, given to the Mexican foundation Conservacion Humana to help the Huichol tribe protect their land.

Rocky 40th Anniversary Boxing Game

The free iOS game celebrates the 40th anniversary of the iconic film ROCKY; the underdog story of a fighter who rises up from the slums to go the distance against the heavyweight champion of the world.

This arcade style boxing RPG and card-collection game enables you to relive some of Rocky’s most famous moments set to the legendary Rocky theme song. Fans can play as the famous blue-collar fighter and face familiar foes such as Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang and Ivan Drago.

Created in conjunction with MGM Interactive, game developer Tapinator boasts a portfolio which includes over 250 mobile gaming titles that have collectively achieved over 300 million player downloads. About the Rocky release CEO Ilya Nikolayev states, “we are proud to introduce the iconic fighter Rocky Balboa to a new generation of fans through our new free mobile game ROCKY.”

Girlschool Festival 2017

Los Angeles-based women-led collective, GIRLSCHOOL, celebrates and connects women artists, leaders, and voices through an online platform and music related events.

In January 2017 the Second Annual Women-Fronted Music Festival takes place at the Bootleg Theater of which a portion of the proceeds will benefit ‘Rock’n’Roll Camp for Girls LA’ a social justice organization that uses loud music to nurture self-esteem and self-expression in young girls.

This year’s lineup includes Chelsea Wolfe, The Bird and The Bee, Francisca Valenzuela, Deap Vally, Caroline Smith, Pearl Charles, Winter, Rituals of Mine, Luna Shadows, Madame Gandhi, Starcrawler, Trace, Kid Wave, Liphemra, KONA, Soto Voce, and DJ sets from Gavin Turek, Tamaryn, Honey Power, and Val Fleury. Sponsors include: Nasty Gal, KROQ Locals Only, Bedrock.LA, Lyft, Sid The Cat presents, and Fender Guitars.

Founded by Anna Bulbrook, in response to how few women she saw onstage in the alternative rock world, GIRLSCHOOL has grown into a vibrant volunteer music community supporting women and girls.

CICLO: Transforming Our Social Fabric

Seeking to transform Mexico’s environment and strengthen community through specialized workshops, CICLO is an alternative citizen education project which focuses on cultural, social, artistic and citizen “actions”.

This interdisciplinary approach reimagines the reuse of public spaces addressing such themes as Community Linkage, Environment Design, Urban Gardens, and Contemporary Urban Painting.

Workshops are led by a group of specialized professionals who work with the community to make collective decisions. Development is captured, and promoted, through documentaries, photographs, and exhibitions celebrating each community’s distinct social fabric.

Get Off On The Dancefloor

With sensitivity to music & voices and a built-in microphone, the Club Vibe 3.OH will undoubtedly make a night on the dancefloor even better! This unique vibrator also comes with a wireless remote control, allowing you to reward your girl from up to 20 ft away… just far enough so you can still finish your drink.

The Club Vibe 3.OH has three modes: CLUB, GROOVE, and TEASE. Club Mode responds to ambient sounds. Groove Mode allows users to cycle through five preset vibration patterns. Tease Mode enhances foreplay through manual vibration patterns. This little diddy also features a compact lightweight design, body-safe silicone, a quiet motor for complete discretion, and comes with a black lace thong.

It is available now, just in time for the holidays!

‘Mysteryland 2017’ On Sale

Offering a glimpse into the magic, the Mysteryland 2016 Aftermovie encapsulates a festival steeped in culture, rich with colorful history, where the legendary Woodstock Festival started it all in 1969.

Along with ODESZA, Skrillex, Bassnectar, Griz, Tchami, Zeds Dead, Mija, John Digweed and other incredible music acts, the 2016 event brought us awe-inspiring architecture, dazzling street-performers, immersive art installations and spectacular performances, taking place across multiple stages.

As Mysteryland enters its fourth US residency of the longest-running electronic music festival series in the world, it is expected to embrace 75,000+ nomads over the course of the three-day camping festival in 2017.

Mysteryland USA 2017 invites any and all bold wanderers 19+ to camp on the Holy Grounds of Bethel Woods to explore the boundaries of music, art, culture and sustainability in an experience that unites the diverse musical talents of both the mainstream and underground.

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