Fashion Friday: Best Celebrity Facial Hair

By Mike Llerena With the end of “No-Shave November” merely a week away, I thought it’d be appropriate to pay tribute to the best celebrity facial hair. Be warned, this list is completely subjective and totally biased. 1. Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) Nick Offerman’s portrayal of “Parks and Recreation” character Ron Swanson is nothing short of amazing– almost as amazing as Swanson’s mustache. Between his … Continue reading Fashion Friday: Best Celebrity Facial Hair

Music Monday: Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones Collaborate On Country Duets Album

By Mike Llerena Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones are making an album together. A country duets album. Yes, you heard right. The pop-punk legend and an acclaimed jazz songstress have teamed up on an album that pays tribute to The Everly Brothers’ 1958 album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. The duo’s ode to the classic Americana tunes is fittingly titled Foreverly. The album … Continue reading Music Monday: Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones Collaborate On Country Duets Album

Swamp Talk: Must-Have Apps for College Students

By Mike Llerena Between taking classes, maintaining your finances and putting food on the table, college life can seem quite daunting. However, in the age of smartphones and tablets, learning to become a self-sufficient college student has gotten a little bit easier. Facilitate your academic schedule. Be prepared when you go out for a night on the town. Stay in shape.  How do you accomplish … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Must-Have Apps for College Students

Swamp Talk: Fest 12 Survival Guide

By Mike Llerena After all of the trick-or-treaters have had their fill of teeth-rotting confections, post-Halloween weekend in Gainesville carries two important traditions: Florida-Georgia weekend and The Fest. All of the Gator football fans migrate to Jacksonville for the showdown against the Bulldogs and punk rockers from across the globe flock to Gainesville for three (now four as of this year) days of unadulterated rock … Continue reading Swamp Talk: Fest 12 Survival Guide

Music Monday: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Nominees Announced

By Mike Llerena The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the Class of 2014.  According to an article in Rolling Stone, this year’s list of nominees includes Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel, The Replacements, Chic, Cat Stevens and N.W.A. Other nominees include Hall and Oates, Yes, Deep Purple and Linda Ronstadt. All potential Hall of Fame inductees are required to have … Continue reading Music Monday: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2014 Nominees Announced

Music Monday: The Flatliners Release Dead Language

By Mike Llerena Canadian punk rock quartet The Flatliners have released their fourth studio album Dead Language. The album is currently available for streaming on Alternative Press’ official website. It’s been three years since the release of the band’s previous full-length Cavalcade. Dead Language finds The Flatliners in top form, kicking off with explosive opener “Resuscitation of the Year.” The band consistently demonstrates its ability to … Continue reading Music Monday: The Flatliners Release Dead Language