Artists to Watch at Governor’s Ball 2016 + Festival Headband Look

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Every summer since 2011, thousands gather at Randall’s Island in New York City during the month of June for the Governor’s Ball Music Festival. This year’s music festival headliners include Kanye West, The Strokes, and The Killers. You might be inclined to leave the festival grounds while acts you’re not familiar with are performing, but here are some artists you might want to stick around for June 3rd-5th.

Bonus: Scroll to the end for a cute festival flower crown headband look!

Friday, June 3rd Performers

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Big Grams
Big Grams is a collaboration between Big Boi and Phantogram (hence the name Big Grams). Together they produce some funky hip-hop tunes that are sure to get you moving this summer at the Governor’s Ball.

Songs to Listen to: Fell in the Sun, Goldmine Junkie

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Years & Years

This British electronica trio consists of  keyboard player Olly Alexander, bass guitarist Mikey Goldsworthy, and keyboardist Emre Türkmen. Their debut album Communion was released last summer.

Songs to Listen to: Shine, Real

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Christine and the Queens

Born Héloïse Letissier, French singer Christine and the Queens is known for her killer dance moves and no-nonsense feminist attitude. She might sing the English versions of songs from her self-titled album.

Songs to Listen to: Science Fiction, Nuit 17 a 52

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Fan Art Fridays: Visionary Music Group’s Jon Bellion

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In honor of the premiere of the music video for “Beautiful Now” by Zedd ft. Jon Bellion, I present to you none other than Visionary Music Group’s most prized possession.

Jon Bellion has a very distinctive face. I like his face. I also like his voice.

See the original on Tumblr, and watch “Beautiful Now” below!

May Favorites: Sprouse Twins Graduate from NYU, Rebel Wilson’s Lies & Richard Prince’s $90K Instagrams

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Summer is supposedly here, but I’ve somehow gone back to wearing my spring jacket.

Get it together, Mother Nature!

May is a special month for me, seeing that it’s my birthday month and all, so I decided to do this month’s favorites in a podcast!

Enjoy! Here are the links, photos, and videos I talk about in the podcast:

Favorite News Articles

1. The Sprouse Twins graduated from NYU! (Also, watch the Gawker interview with Dylan Sprouse).

2. Rebel Wilson’s got some explaining to.

3. Richard Prince is selling Instagrams for $90,000.

4. Ed Sheeran is the royal baby.

5. The Mindy Project is soon to be a Hulu original!

Favorite Music

1. “Beautiful Now” by Zedd feat. Jon Bellion.

2. “The Sea” by Parov Stellar.

3. “Haunt/A Light” by Seoul.

4. “Annie” by Neon Indian.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

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Favorite TV Episodes

1. Younger, “Sk8.”

2. The Grace Helbig Show, “Lance Bass, James Corden, Hannah Hart, Naha Armády.”

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Let me know if you guys like the podcast format of monthly favorites! Happy June!

March Favorites: Mindy Kaling’s Advice, Betty White’s Regret & Lana Steele

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Yes, it is April Fool’s Day. No, this is not a joke. These are actually my March favorites.

Favorite News Articles

1. Mindy Kaling gives women advice in a Buzzfeed interview. You know it’s serious when an interview transcript contains the following: “I can’t get into a lawsuit today. I want to leave BuzzFeed without getting into a lawsuit.”

2. Betty White regrets not having more time with late husband Allen Ludden. Betty, you loved him. There’s no need for regrets here, babe. ❤

3. This 100-year-old belly dancer. I’ll be happy if I can even attempt to Zumba at 100.

4. Internet Explorer is GONE. And the tech world rejoices.

5. Paolo Ballesteros’ celeb transformations. So cool. Definitely a must follow makeup artist on Instagram.

6. Hillary Clinton emojis. But why?

Favorite Music

1. “Woodstock” by Jon Bellion. Thank you, Coachella Sleeping Beauty.

2. “Blue” by Marina and the Diamonds. “I just want to be held when I’m scared.”

3. “Buffalo” by Toro y Moi. I’m not sure what to expect from What For? but I’m gonna keep an open mind, because I love the vintage feel of this track.

Favorite Celeb Instagrams

1. The most dapper dog on St. Patrick’s Day. As seen on Matthew Koma’s Instagram.

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2. Alexandra Stan begs Japan to dance. Did she unlock the moves?

3. Ellie Goulding’s new hair style. Super. Gorgeous.

4. Smooches. Featuring SprinkleofGlitter and Zoella.

Favorite TV Episodes

1. Castle, “Habeas Corpse.” So many puns, so many dance numbers. Loved it!

2. The Mindy Project, “Best Man.” FOX, please, please let us see what happens on the other side of that door!

3. Pretty Little Liars, “Welcome to the Dollhouse.” Season six is really going to be something.

Favorite YouTube Videos

1. iiSuperwomanii is Lana Steele. And she’s one hell of a femme fatale.

2. An Oli White scare compilation. Play this one until midnight on April Fool’s.

3. I’m actually kind of upset that I like this so much.

April, bring us a shower.