adidas ZX Flux NPS “Triple Black”

Adidas pulls out their inner goth for the newest rendition of the ZX Flux. The adidas ZX Flux NPS “Triple Black” features black on every color panel to provide an ill shoe for the winter. Currently available at a few overseas retailers. Look for “Triple Black” ZX Flux to release stateside sometime soon.

adidas ZX Flux NPS "Triple Black"

adidas ZX Flux NPS “Triple Black”

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Nike Air Command Force

Nike Air Command Force

Well this certainly explains why Showtime has been showing “White Men Can’t Jump” for the last month. Billy Hoyle streetball staples are set to release this month. The Nike Air Command Force is set to release on October 18, 2014 at select Nike Sportswear retailers. While Hoyle may be the most popular to rock the pair on the silver screen, David Robinson was leading the way on the hardwood. The Admiral rocked the Air Command Force during the early 90s and it caught one with a generation of basketball and sneaker fans. The Command Force features a white leather upper with hints of volt around the air bubble and on the tongue. Also, the iconic sneaker features an air-filled bladder technology that secures a comfortable fit. There will be more colorways available later this year and next, so stay tuned for future updates.

Source: Nike Inc.

My ACL Experience

This year was the first time that I only attended one day of Austin City Limits music festival. I attended Sunday of Weekend 1, October 5, 2014. I got to see exhilarating acts such as AFI, Jhene Aiko, Zedd, and Calvin Harris. The day was also filled with acts such as Spoon, Fitz & The Tantrums, Kongos, Gaslight Anthem, Pearl Jam, and many others.

I entered the festival around 2 o clock so my 16 year-old self can relive great memories with AFI. AFI has been a band for more than a decade and their performance did not seem to show signs of dying. They played hits from all of their albums and provided great energy to what was going to be a very hot and sunny afternoon.

After AFI, I ventured onto the RetailMeNot stage to see up and coming female act known as Jhene Aiko. Aiko provided a chill, yet upbeat experience for her followers and those who are finding out about the singing/rapping act. Aiko is physically and audibly attractive, which is a record label’s dream when it comes to marketing purposes. Expect to hear a lot more from her on mainstream radio in the coming months.

After a couple hour break, I traveled back to the Miller Lite stage to see one of the greatest EDM acts to date in Zedd. The single-dj spectacle played popular remixes and some new ones to get the crowd going as the sun set. Arguably my favorite set of the day, I would definitely pay to see him again for Weekend 2.

Immediately following Zedd was Calvin Harris at the Honda stage. Calvin Harris is known for high-profile collaborations with artists Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, and many others. Rumors have played that Calvin Harris is a “press play and walk away” dj. He proved those rumors false with this set. Harris played all of his hits and even played his own rendition of the Riff Raff hit, “Tip Toe Wing in My Jawwwdinz”. It was a great way to end the night and the first weekend of Austin City Limits.

While most of my experience was great, there were a few irritations I’ve experienced. ACL has become too crowded. I understand making money but at least make it to where the festival is still enjoyable. There were times where audiences of each stage were overlapping each other. Either make the festival 21 and up or contemplate having less stages. But with recent news, it looks like Austin City Limits is only to grow in size of attendance and not venue with Live Nation taking over C3. I’ve enjoyed ACL ever since I moved to Austin three years ago, but I don’t think I can handle 1-3 days of feeling like a sardine. Anyways, for those attending Weekend 2 or future ACLs, have fun and stay safe. Also, if you’re not attending this weekend, you can catch the live stream through Red Bull TV.

Gone Girl – Review

Gone Girl is the movie to see this year. The 2014 suspenseful “thriller” throws all kinds of emotions, twist and turns at you. Most importantly, it does what no other movie has done, and that’s be completely real with the plot. The Ben Affleck starred flick shows that not everything is what it seems and that there are secrets embedded on every page in life. Warning, there are some uncomfortable scenes, but it is definitely worth checking out. One last note, Neil Patrick Harris was phenomenal in this movie.

Tusk

Tusk – Review

Kevin Smith finally produced another film, and it was a bit odd. Tusk, the satirical horror comedy drew my attention after the seeing the trailer. The film introduces Justin Long and Haley Joel Osment (Yes, he’s still alive[Sixth Sense joke]) as podcasters who make fun of people in viral video fails. Justin Long’s character goes to Canada to interview the recent viral failure but plans change shortly after he lands. Anyways, Long visits a guy who has an obsession with Walruses but hates the Beatles. Don’t want to give away too much but this film is for people who love seeing B-Films and laughing at things that are not normally funny. Go see it to help Kevin Smith fund Clerks III, which is already set for production.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians of the Galaxy – Review

Not enough can be said about Guardians of the Galaxy. The Sci-Fi epic featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Awesome Mix Vol. 1 and plenty of other noteworthy stars blew our expectations away. Sky rocketing into epic lore, Guardians of the Galaxy beat out low predictions and showed the universe that there are more heroes in the Marvel Universe. This film includes action, comedy, drama, romance, suspense and pretty kicked every other film’s ass of 2014. Unfortunately, no respect will come from the Academy for this space opera. Even though, Chris Pratt deserves tons of recognition for this flick. Go see this movie, not once, not twice, not three times, maybe four times, and stay for the post credits scene.

godzilla

Godzilla (2014) – Review

Up from the depths, Thirty stories high, Breathing fire, His head in the sky, Godzilla! Unfortunately no Godzookie in this flick but there is Bryan Cranston. Few things about this rendition of Godzilla, it’s better than the Ferris Bueller version, and it exceeded my very low expectations. That’s all for this flick, can’t wait for the second one with…. (It’s a flying bug).