The Last of the Drifters


VRG: ‘Afraid To Love’

We sat down with musician VRG to talk about his latest release ‘Afraid To Love’, which releases November 22nd, and his process on creating the music we grow with.

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Breast Implants: What To Know

Implants What can define Breast Implant Illness (BII)? BII is a term that describes a variety of illnesses. Illnesses associated with breast implants. Also, women who have breast implants, self-identify

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Burnt Coffee for the Soul

Is Burnt Coffee Bad for the Soul? Burnt Coffee, I know what you’re thinking… Enough with the: “Starbucks Mania – I gotta have my latte perfect so I can Instagram the foam heart on top, bullshit!” Relax, that’s not where I’m going… Stay with me. The much more relevant idea beneath the seemingly forced existentialism in my original question is this idea. If we could begin to discern our likes and dislikes down to the minutest detail; and not punish ourselves for them. Are we in indirectly feeding our productivity (not taking away from it) by feeding our happiness? I

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Burning Out Mentally and 5 Steps To Fix It

How to recognize you’re burning out and 5 steps you can take to fix it. Burning out is a common feeling; it is described as “an extended period of time where someone experiences exhaustion and a lack of interest in things, resulting in a decline in their job performance.” by David Ballard, PsyD from The American Psychological Association. It has a lot to do with experiencing chronic stress. In those situations, the demand being placed on you exceeds the resources you have available to deal with the stressors. If left unaware, burnout can damage your health, relationships, happiness, and work

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Proposition 64 Threatens Legalized Marijuana

Strict legislations and Proposition 64 are threatening and changing the California legal weed industry. Proposition 64 was seen as a big step by many and set a tone of an optimistic future in cannabis. Proposition 64 is California’s Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act. It was passed in November of 2016. This meant once-felonious penalties for possession or cultivation of cannabis were drastically reduced to misdemeanors and or infractions. Once sales started in early 2018 the state was optimistic. By summer the state projected a $630 million windfall from taxes and licensing fees. Looking back a year

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Marvel Goes Queer!

Marvel With The First Leading Gay Movie Super Hero. It is no surpirse Marvel has a history of firsts. With recent successes like Black Panther for a “first” and their Captain Marvel  which was led entirely by a female superhero for another “first”. Their is a supposed leak by That Hashtag Show, claiming an anonymous source over at Marvel says “they are looking for an openly gay actor of any ethnicity to bring into the MCU.” Lets remember that queer characteristics in Marvel characters is not new. They have characters like Mystique in X-Men or Young Avengers’s America Chavez. This

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The Long Road To Forgiving Myself

Learning and forgiving. “Although you should not erase your responsibility for the past, when you make the past your jailer, you destroy your future. It is such a great moment of liberation when you learn to forgive yourself, let the burden go, and walk out into a new path of promise and possibility.”–John O’Donohue For me, the past few years have been filled with everything. Heartbreak, building myself back up again, learning to trust and trying harder to make things work. Getting out of pointless relationships, occasional hookups, losing friends and making new friends. From being married, making bad decisions,

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[Every Time I Die, courtesy of Epitaph Records]

Inside Look: Every Time I Die, Turnstile, Angel Du$t, Vein

The Orpheum Tampa – show review Every Time I Die, touring hardcore veterans, had developed a Nationwide tour in celebration of their twenty years of being a band. And the show proved to be as relentlessly energetic, as crowds were expecting it to be. A chilly Monday night beckoned showgoers at The Orpheum in Ybor City, Tampa. Crowds in attendance to witness a hardcore show unlike any that the city has seen. Vein opened the show with a remarkably well-received set that left a daunting precedent for all the acts that followed. The Boston natives bulldozed through their twenty minute

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