The Source: June 2011

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mortal Kombat Fan??? Skrillex Fan??? Both?? Or maybe your just part of the 99% of the male population on the planet that will watch this and wanna kick someones ass....Or Are you in that 1% who just has no balls -_-

Okay Everyone this video has some pre-requisites:

1) You love Mortal Kombat and/or Skrillex

2) Be Drunk and Angry or Be Drunk and ready to party

3) If your Drunk, Angry, AND ready to party....God Bless You

***Also....if you have a penis and this video doesn't make you want to walk out the front door and beat the shit out of some guy and and then right when you are about to walk away some voice commands assertively, "Finish Him" and so consequently you froze him like god damn sub-zero ..... ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................then you my friend, are no man at all -_-

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Live Show Review: Skrillex, Porter Robinson, Innerpartysystem and more!

June 24th, 2011
Pomona, CA
The Glass House

It was 7:30pm as the sun began to set over Southern California on a much anticipated Friday evening. A line of hundreds wrapped around the block as electro-heads readied for their head first dive into their senses. Ladies putting the final touches on their scantily designed wardrobes and everyone pops their favorite pills as the event neared.....8pm....doors open....MINDS BLOWN!!!!!!!

This young trio hit the stage first and did as good as any opening act could hope for. The crowd was enthusiastic and certainly responded well to the heavier beat drops in the set. IPS performed a traditional DJ set which is unique for them as they are often more hands on with their stage act with a live drummer, multiple microphones, etc. A remix of "American Trash" especially hit hard with the fans as a flurry of rhythm rushed the ears of the crowd. Perhaps most interesting here is the aftermath of the IPS set. Everyone wanted more!!! A lot of people in the crowd were familiar with IPS and the general consensus was, "They kicked ass....why so short?"

This is no misnomer. When the beat drops during his set, it sounds like the fuckin juggernaut bitch!!! Full of overloaded bases anthems and crunchy tones this guy was taking no prisoners. While some DJs certainly aim for a fun night of dancing, this guy showed that he was there for nothing more than to kick your ass with some of the heaviest dubstep around. His stage presence was simple....simple...simple. Too simple in fact....but the beats hit too hard to matter!

Aaaaa Zedd, the kid from Germany that people just can't quite put their finger on. His remix of "Zelda's Theme" has made him famous over night but the world has far from figured out the mind of Zedd. One thing for sure is that he is not your average DJ. You know anyone today still playing "Move It" by Reel 2 Real??? Zedd makes it clear that he is willing to try anything at least once. This became especially clear when he crowd surfed upon a blow-up raft during Skrillex's set later in the evening.

Name on the map....master of house music....internationally toured....dubstep exploration....played with Skrillex, Deadmau5, and Tiesto....AND.......HE'S ONLY 18 YEARS OLD!!!!
I hate to strangle the guy with his age but as a 20 year old I'm always blown away by the success of superstars that are younger than I am! PR is straight up fun! Whether he's hitting hard with the drop of a dubstep-esque beat or enchanting the crowd with techno PR makes you wanna move! Porter Robinson was by far the most enthusiastic DJ of the night! Jumping around and dancing to his own awesomeness PR was there to have a good fucking time and trust me, you would have too! When hanging backstage with all of the acts and their inner circles it became obvious that Robinson was special, and everyone is expecting big things from him in the future!

The man we all waited for did not disappoint! Skrillex hit the stage and it was clear that the crowd was a little star struck to say the least. I've never seen so many cell phone cameras in my life! Skrillex, a man always living in the moment pleaded, "Put those cameras away guys, let's have a good fucking time here in person!" There's not much to say about his performance other than WOW.  A special mix of "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" went over well with the crowd as do all of the popular hits. When the crowd chanted "I want to kill everybody in the world" over a frantic dance floor it was clear that Skrillex had the crowd by the balls. However, the climax of the set came with silence as Skrillex announced a tribute to the late Ryan Dunn! Ten seconds of silence and a finale track would end the night on a note of admiration for a fallen hero. Skrillex is to be admired for his artistic ability and well, he was cool enough to talk to me a bit backstage too so I'm a fan! haha

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Top 5: June 2011

And while you hit the beaches and man the BBQ
 ring you are definitely going to need some new tunes to bring in the season.
Well, I have a treat for you my friend, check out my Top 5 bands for June 2011 as I give you a preview of their best and latest work below as well as to your right (mp3 player, etc.)

 Foster the People
New to the LA scene in 2009 Foster the People have risen to fame with their undeniably catchy pop-rock jams. The band name evolved to represent the "taking care of others" imagery of the band and while this may seem a bit cheesy and overly romantic, one thing is for sure, their songs take care of the masses! Their debut album peaked at #8 on the Billboard charts thanks to their huge hit single "Pumped Up Kicks". I'll let you listen for yourselves but this song is certain to spark a party-wide sing along and smiles galore. Happy, catchy, poppy tune that will leave you wanting more!
Official Music Video Click Here!

Black Veil Brides
Okay...Okay...I know what your thinking...these guys are ridiculous posers who dress themselves with every heavy metal cliche they can imagine and deliver music to hot topic shopping little pussies. And well, your probably a 100% accurate! However, I'm here to say that while their appearance is a bit over-the-top Black Veil Brides are great! They music is heavy enough to appeal to the headbangers and the choruses are clean and clever enough to make you sing in your car when your stuck in traffic on the 10 freeway. In fact, if people could listen to their music without having to look at them or be so fucking judgmental and narrow-minded than I think their music is good enough to be called brilliant. So for all the haters out there you heard it here first: Black Veil Brides are heavy as fuck and entertaining and they are here for awhile so you can enjoy or continue to hate them because of your masculine insecurities. Below is their latest single "The Legacy"!!!!
Official Music Video Here!

Red Fang
Good Ol' Rock 'n' Roll mother truckers!!! Riff heavy with a fast paced groove that'll make you wanna drive a '58 Chevy 100mph down route 66!!! Another newer band on the scene that is on the rise hard! They'll be playing at this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and I'm sure they'll be the cause of much attention on every date. They song "Wires" is a powerful jam-blast of melting guitar licks and melodic prowess.
Official Music Video Here!

The sound is in the name....imagine for a second the multitude of sounds that would swarm the atmosphere if you were to actually wrestle a bear!!! This female-fronted metal quintet is a brutal primitive onslaught of destruction that refuses to be ignored. The aggressive growls and howls of singer Krysta Cameron will have most men questioning their masculinity because she is one tough badass!!! The icing on the cake is their unique fusion with electronic soundscapes and melodic vocal tangents that make them completely original!!! It's hard to find words that describe the truly mind-blowing assertiveness of their sound! Take a look and  listen to "Danger Manger" and tell me you aren't intrigued!
Official Music Video Here!

Limp Bizkit
Don't Call it a come back!!! Okay, actually it's totally a comeback because we haven't heard new material from these guys in many years. But does anyone really care? Nu-metal is the red-headed step child of the heavy metal genre and people take pride in their ability to make fun of the corporate rock era of the late 90s and early 2000s. However, I challenge you to bite your tongue for a bit and listen to the music. There are a handful of acts from the Nu-Metal era that did a great thing for metal music in the mainstream and still remain utterly relevant in the music landscape. Limp Bizkit in my opinion is one of those bands. We love to hate them and well, it's easy to see why, but bottom line is they're music kicked ass and their new stuff seems to be another shot at rap-metal glory. Check out "Shotgun"!!!

So there you have it! 5 Bands and their 5 jams that caught my ear!

Tell me what you think!!! there's a lot to discuss here and I know your dying to detest my do it!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Lebron James: World's Most Popular Loser

Ahhh yes, Lebron James...what an easy target to aim for.

Every year this man becomes easier and easier to make fun of and while I'd love to chastise society and blame the media for Lebron's constant abuse I can't help but do the opposite--jump on the bandwagon and do everything in my power to humiliate this pathetic piece of basketball trash.

With that said, enjoy the following collections of nicknames, jokes, and well, actual video footage of the sorry excuse of a player. 


1. I asked Lebron James for a dollar the other day (figuring he could spare some change). He gave me 3 quarters and walked away. I stood there confused until Dirk Nowitzki said, "Sorry kid, you should have known Lebron never has a 4th Quarter"

2. Lebron James never went to college because he could never pass the finals

3. Maybe Lebron should try hockey, there's only 3 periods

4. Today was Lebron James day at work.....everyone got to leave 12 minutes early!

5. The new Lebron James Cellphone is always on vibrate because they couldn't give it a ring

6. The new Lebron James car had to be automatic because he's terrible with the clutch

7. Lebron's favorite video game is "Sonic the Hedgehog" because it's the only time he can get a ring

8. Lebron only orders boneless buffalo wings because he fears he'll choke

9. Honey, can we name our kids Lebron James? just doesn't have a ring to  it

10. Lebron James thought he was traded to the Magic which explains why he disappeared in the finals



1. Jordan’s Soiled Jock Strap

2. Charles Barkley the 2nd

3. The Ringless Wonder

4. King with No Ring

5. Lord of No Rings

6. LeBrick Shames

7. LeBoner

8. LeWade’s Lapdog

9. 75 Cent

10. LeBlame