Like it or not... many women will tell you straight-up: A guy who can dance has a much easier path to a lady's heart! than a wallflower does. That fact is generally understood, although the naturally-uncoordinated fellas out there try to keep this as hush-hush as possible. For the most part, we fit into the uncoordinated category but we figured we should try to help our readers. We then decided to enlisted the professionals known as the Cali Swag District to throwdown the 5 best dances a guy should learn if they want to "get in them drawers."
Sometimes the best relationship advice a guy can get comes straight from a woman. Although a hard pill to swallow, it seems they often know more about us than we do; particularly what men do right and wrong in the area of dating. Taking into account many of the traits involved in meeting women (ego, standards, confidence, insecurity, and the dreaded pick up lines), professional ‘wing girl’ Marni Kinrys shared with COED a top ten list of critical points guys need to address in themselves and out on the relationship playing field. Check out her tips after the jump!
It's been 20 years since Pearl Jam formed from the ashes of Mother Love Bone and stormed onto the alt rock music scene. While certainly footed in the grunge era of the early nineties, the band has outlasted many of their counterparts. As time has told - they're an ever-evolving musical entity that continues to rock new and old fans alike. In honor of Pearl Jam's anniversary, and the special release of remastered albums VS and Vitalogy, COED is giving away a Pearl Jam Prize Pack to one lucky winner. Learn how to enter after the jump!
The most successful, longest running white boy trio of rappers are back to liven up hip-hop music again! With years in the making, plus a few unforeseen setbacks, the Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee Part II (What? No part one? We'll get to that shortly) finally hits the streets on May 3rd. In anticipation, we at COED decided to give all the newbie fans and diehard old schoolers alike a short and sweet hip-hop timeline of all things Beastie Boys. Some things you know... and plenty of little tidbits you probably didn't.
420 is a beautiful number. It’s a time, it’s a date and more importantly a lifestyle. You know the digits,...
You may know him as Whitey Ford, Mr. White, or Erik Schrody, but his most famous alter ego is of course - Everlast. Starting his career in the late 80s, the Ice-T protegé soon trekked through two decades doing everything from fronting House of Pain to acting to winning a Grammy with Santana to joining La Coka Nostra. Read our full interview with Everlast after the jump!
The journey from real-life street thug - with six years in the slammer - to reel-life rap gangsta - on HBO's Entourage - was a learning experience, not a glamorous fairy tale for the artist known as Saigon. His talent for hip-hop later garnered attention from Atlantic Records, plus helped land him a recurring role on the hit HBO series. But a disinterest in making pop records and a controversial physical altercation with another well known rapper would eventually grind the release of his touted debut full length record to a complete halt. Read our full interview the up-and-coming rap star after the jump!
Rev Theory is one a dem rock 'n' roll bands from NYC whose members include Rich Luzzi, Julien Jorgensen, Dave Agoglia, Matt McCloskey, and Rikki Lixx. The day after Valentine's Day, they released their third studio album, Justice, which included the song "Hangman" - it's now a theme for WWE's Smackdown. It's important to note that in 2005 they were on the Girls Gone Wild Rocks America tour, so you can rest assured they know how to spot a hottie or five. Check out their list after the jump!
Candy, cards, jewelry... all the material goods (and cash you'll be dropping) for this very special - commercial holiday! Hell, maybe you're stuck alone... again this year... cringing at all the lovebirds you'll see out and about. Either way, you have it good compared to what seven residents of the Windy City had to endure in 1929. In response to all the lovey-dovey overkill levied upon you all on this February 14th, COED gives you a special Valentine - a horrific heart-day list. So, go amaze your equally lonely friends, or simply stun your special someone with a real conversation killer thanks to these 5 things you didn't know about the infamous and most publicized gangster hit in American history - the St. Valentine's Day Massacre! Read the full list after the jump!
Time is running out... better find that special someone a clutch last minute gift ASAP! All we want is Denise Milani, but we've seen your game. Weak sauce. You could pick up a sensible or sexy gift for your special someone, but with the stress that comes from holiday shopping, sometimes comic relief is in order. Here's our list of WTF prank holiday gifts sure spice up your Christmas morning.
Finals suck. They suck so much you question why the f*ck you even decided to go to college. All the reading, writing, and 'rithmetic can drive a young scholar insane. You pull all nighters, hopped up on adderall and Four Loko, hoping that you'll just pass the f'n course so you don't have to see that creepy TA again. The stress is enough to make you drop out. Well, don't. Runner Runner guitarist Nick Bailey jotted down his ten most important reasons for going to college in the first place. Trust us, work blows. Milk school for all its worth, baby.
He's not a household name just yet, but those in tune with the underground music scene know this Boston b-boy well. Having survived a few rough spots of substance abuse and career uncertainties, this rapper and up n' coming actor now buzzes with positive opportunity as, among other things.
Inspired by and in cahoots with HBO, Miller High Life and the seriously satirical series Eastbound and Down, the 7th Inning Mixtape arrives to fill our ears with classic Kenny Powers rants and the hip-hop chemical reaction of rapper Aspektz of True Thorobredz.
Relatively cheap, easily accessible and arguably the ‘mildest’ form of extracurricular (and illicit) activities, weed will most likely be at the party you're attending. So, what now, Fresh Meat? You didn’t live in a box or a bubble prior to college, but your experience with the herb is little to none. Let COED be your pusher man - er, I mean - "guide" for a Freshman’s first time toking!
Hot on the heels of their latest hit release - Miss America - the Mississippi rockers known as Saving Abel decided to offer COED an exclusive. Not an unreleased track nor a typical interview, but something a little different. Members Jared Weeks, Jason Null, Scott Bartlett, Eric Taylor and Blake Dixon collectively put their own spin on what drives a woman "crazy" in bed. The key word here being "crazy". You won't find any of this advice in Cosmo, that's for sure...
Now that anyone can strive for 15 minutes of fame - in a fraction of that time thanks to sites like YouTube of course - there is more than an abundance of intentional and not-so-intentional hilarity posted online. COED culled the web for listings and polls of what cyberspace peeps seem to find the most entertaining viral videos, picked 5, and finally added the theoretical outcome if herb was added to the recipe. And because you'll be stoned, there's absolutely no need to explain each video's theme or concept... you'll find your own personal comedic euphoria!
From their humble South Chicago beginnings to the mega spotlight, Disturbed achieved that ultimate goal many, if not all, career-minded musicians work toward. Well, the guys of Disturbed haven't slowed down a bit since their wildly-popular debut album The Sickness dropped in 2000. Four more albums later, and guitarist Dan Donegan says he's still not tired of playing the old favorites like "Stupify" and "Down with the Sickness" mixed in with fresh and volatile new anthems. On August 31st, Disturbed releases Asylum, their fifth official studio album, and it sounds as good as one would expect. They are a very passionate bunch and the songs show it.
Imagine the scenario: The dining hall is closed. Feeling trapped in the Dorm (or simply too stoned to venture out). What does one do for a serious case of the inevitable munchies? Well, here's a survival list of top 5 necessary hunger-alleviating remedies for those smoking scenarios and, well, just for those times studying has the brain fried at wee hours of the night.
When talking about the surf, sun, sand and sounds of summer - having plenty of smokin' hot tunes are absolutely necessary to solidify the perfect season. COED spoke with Jared Watson – a founding member of Huntington Beach based band The Dirty Heads -- and asked 5 quick questions that cover the basic necessities of being a super cool, red hot and wildly popular hybrid of rock, acoustic and hip-hop fun that is appreciated by everyone from coast to coast.
Marijuana, herb, cheeba, ganja, pot, endo, weed... the list of slang words describing the most controversial plant in history is endless. So what is, exactly, the big deal? Good question, but no clear cut answer.
Funeral Party is an indie rock band that developed in an otherwise sonically hostile atmosphere of metal and hardcore music. The east LA suburb of Whittier California was more known for headbanging and growling anthems of the hard edged music scene, but these guys looked more towards classic sounds of new wave and contemporary indie and alt vibes. The combo is rather cool, at least how these guys pull it off. Modern danceable tracks that carry a subtle tinge of Blondie and Violent Femmes.
Rappers often tell first-person stories based on what they, or those around them, have experienced. Typically the case, and as any gangsta rap connoisseur would know, the tales involve violence, drugs, respect and once in a while... redemption.
We embarked on a mission to track down the coolest new band, musical diversion, and just-under-the-radar sound you need to hear and we emerged with The Soft Pack. Their sound? Indie rock with traces of everything vintage and contemporary. A little surf and alt rock blended with, oh say perhaps a dash of the Violent Femmes, The Cure, Deathcab for Cutie, and Beach Boys.
Pop culture's obsession with weed, particularly in the music industry, dates back long before most of you were born. Music videos for the older examples, such as Black Sabbath's Sweat Leaf, well... they just don't exist in any 'official' music video format. Here are 5 of the best examples of both underground and commercially successful mergers of marijuana and music; some you know and love, while others may be a brand new stash to savor:
Dark attire, sleeves of ink, menacing imagery and a hard rocking sound that is often misclassified; Avenged Sevenfold bring more to the music scene than first meets the eye and ear. COED jumped on the horn with A7X bassist Johnny Christ to talk success, survival, tragic loss and just how deep and dark of a path their latest album Nightmare will take listeners.
Summer concert season is upon us, and the wildly diverse offerings extend from heavy metal to indie pop to country twang. Some are of the popular 'festival' format while others employ a more intimate club setting. The will be something for everyone's taste this year, but the one show you may want to check out - if for nothing more than twisted curiosity - is the Happy Daze Tour.
Apocalypse. A nasty little word that conjures the thought of everything from fire and brimstone to cosmic collisions. Scientists talk about it, religious leaders preach about it, and the movies... well that's where the end-of-the-world theory really goes from the mildly comprehensible to wildly implausible. The environment, mad science, aliens, Satan, and asteroids are all great arch villains for films of this sort.
It's late, perhaps you're a little drowsy or even buzzed. Plopped down in front of the tube, you begin scrolling through the cable or satellite menu when... bam! Jolted from your semi-conscious stupor, you see words like 'naked' or 'booty' and the blood begins pumping again. What then did you stumble upon? Only the most misleading, deceptive, grab your attention marketing strategy on television yet: The infomercial!
COED spoke with the Deftone's newest addition - bassist Sergio Vega - about what their latest album Diamond Eyes has to offer both the loyal followers and potential newcomers, what it's like to be an East Coast native rocking in a West Coast born band, his addictive pastime, and why the Deftones have pressed on after tragedy strikes.
Medical marijuana patients have been saying it all along -- the green stuff helps. Be it with pain management or increasing appetite, users firmly believe there are tangible benefits, yet some segments of government and society still deny cannabis is anything but a recreational drug, with no quantitative evidence otherwise. Well, scientists at the UC-SD recently evidence in favor of medicinal use.
We've run down a list of must-have swag for a stoner's most revered date -- 420. And we've discussed some odd bits of pot culture news leading up to the big day. The time has come, so COED is out to get some insight from a member of the one of the most successful flag-waving cannabis progressive rap groups in history.
We recently spoke with Ed "NJ Weedman" Forchion about brand names and strain variants of medicinal marijuana. Since Ed owns one such dispensary - The Liberty Bell Temple - he's certainly seen a few interesting varieties of product offerings, and generously provided us with some info on the history and effects of our weird and wonderfully named list.
How did the number 420 become the representative of stoners and weed sympathizers anyway? What's behind this numerical symbol? Well, the theories and conjecture are far from scientific fact. It would seem nobody knows for sure. But like all mysteries... someone knows the truth, but they aren't talking, they are deceased, or they simply forgot... which often happens when toking a little too much super chronic.
In this number's honor, there are seemingly endless options for celebration: parties, concerts, or just gathering 'round the hookah. Whether you're a smoker or simply prefer to live vicariously through weed-inspired pop culture, take note of a few must-have swag items perfect accouterments for this most special of smokey days.
Even when marijuana becomes legal for medical use, such the case in Colorado, rumblings can boil over into full-on verbal warfare over exactly "how" the business of buds should be conducted.
From the gigantic artists to the pop sensations, there's something for everyone this year. As always, there are too many wonderful indie tours, genre-specific tidbits to be named here, so we've anchored on 5 major must-see events. Book tickets today because these will sell out.