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Pretty Lights, Rich Homie Quan and Krewella Perform During CounterPoint’s First Day

4/26/2014 3:44pm EDT
Pretty Lights, Rich Homie Quan and Krewella Perform During Count
CounterPoint kicked off on Friday afternoon in spectacular fashion. Or at least so we heard. 285 West nearly came to a complete standstill on our way to the festival and what should’ve been a 90 minute ride ended being more like a 3-hour expedition. Once we arrived however, the miserable drivers and dead heat were all forgotten.

Green Lantern performed at the Steeple Chase stage riling the crowd with several hit anthems including “Stay Fly” from Three Six Mafia. And right next door, at the Underground Stage a crowd began to assemble to hear Papadosia’s unique blend of rock, psych and elect...

Everything You Need to Know Before Watching The 'Sons Of Anarchy' Premiere

9/9/2013 3:28pm EDT
Everything You Need to Know Before Watching The 'Sons Of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy kicks off its season six run on FX this Tuesday (Sept 10). After a stellar fifth season, which upped the ante considerably, Kurt Sutter’s ode to life inside of a California outlaw motorcycle gang is a constant fix among ‘Best Of’ lists. If you’re just now joining the team of dedicated fans or just need a refresher before the premiere, Starpulse has assembled a list of things you need to know going into the show. But beware, spoilers ensue!

First an introduction: Sons of Anarchy Redwood Original is an outlaw motorcycle gang based in the fictional town of Charming, Califo...

Mad Decent Block Party 2013 Comes to Atlanta This Weekend!

8/6/2013 11:06am EDT
Mad Decent Block Party logo
The Mad Decent Black Party, which kicked off mid-July in Calgary, will bring the party to Atlanta this week at the Masquerade Music Park.  And Starpulse will be there!!

If you haven’t already, purchase your tickets online now, while there are still tickets left.  This is the first year the fest charged for entrance, but due to increased popularity and the need to get bigger names and stages, it was an inevitable move.  At $36.75, they are still cheaper than your average one-headliner concert fare.  Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, RL Grime, RiFF RaFF, HeROBUST, Kito & Reija Lee ...

Recap: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Episode 18: ‘Dead to Me’

2/7/2013 9:35am EST
This episode was a massive bag of filler but even the Pretty Little Liars need a day off right?  Most of the girls are busy making their way through their own dramas all while seemingly ignoring a fractured Spencer.

Case in point:  While chilling at the Brew, Hanna and Emily are consoling Aria, who is in Ezra withdrawal.  They are all confused and they turn to their leader (Spencer) for guidance and she’s blank.  No emotion.  No proof she was even listening to the conversation.  She just makes up an excuse and heads up to the coffee house register.

Jason walks in and informs the Liars tha...

'Pretty Little Liars' Recap: 'Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Inferno'

1/30/2013 11:17am EST
Pretty Little Liars
A heartbroken Spencer makes for excellent television, this much we already knew.  How great it would be to watch however …I think we undersold it.  She goes through so many emotions in this episode – every scene she isn’t in just doesn’t seem to measure up.

Stage 1:  Denial and Isolation

We start with Spencer having a sex dream with Toby that goes awry.  Articles of clothes are being removed and then the next thing you know, Toby is in full A garb and strangling her.  That’s enough to dry out any wet dream.  And our heroine (somehow that’s what she seems like) awakens to figure out that r...

Recap: 'Pretty Little Liars': Episode 16: 'Misery Loves Company'

1/23/2013 12:29pm EST
Pretty Little Liars
A lot happened in this episode.  Blondes showed their crazy.  Brunettes had breakdowns.  And a shirtless man appeared fresh out the shower.   There is so much to cover, let’s jump right in.

The girls are at the Montgomery house tending to a fever-ish Aria, who in her stupor she insists that they leave her all alone at home with a band of crazy people around.  She’ll manage on her own.  This clearly will not end well.

And to prove it, Toby and Mona are in their new hide-out, which looks exactly like the last one, cooking up a dastardly plan that will instill fear into the hearts of the gir...

'Arrow' Recap: Episode 10: 'Burned'

1/17/2013 12:37pm EST
Arrow - Burned
Previously on "Arrow":  Oliver, our hooded hero, went up against the Dark Archer (aka Malcolm Meryln, the father of his best friend.  He lost and barely escaped with his life. And Oliver’s mother Moira Queen attempted to make a turn for good but her plans were thwarted by Malcolm, who kidnapped her husband, Walter, to ensure her cooperation in his evil plan.

The latest episode finds us six weeks down the road since Arrow’s fight with the Dark Archer and yet Oliver is still feeling the effects.  He hasn’t been on the prowl for the criminal element haunting Starling City or marking off peopl...

Recap: 'Pretty Little Liars' Episode 15: 'Mona-Mania!'

1/16/2013 11:04am EST
Seems these days Bryon is always apologizing for something.  And things are no different in “Mona-Mania.”  The daddy with the leastest (we’re just going to pretend Hanna’s dad doesn’t exist) apologizes to Aria for accusing her and her friends of arson and attempted murder but she shrugs it off.  Nothing is forgiven.

While they are both bemoaning his failure as a father, Em, Hanna and Spence are back at the high school basement (a major location for this half of the season apparently).  Hanna is overwhelmed at the thought of having to worry about Aria’s daddy issues on top of her own. Spenc...

Recap: 'Pretty Little Liars' Episode 14: 'She's Better Now'

1/9/2013 10:26am EST
Pretty Little Liars
The Freaks Come Out At Night

It’s the wee hours of the night in Rosewood, PA and the freaks are out and about wreaking havoc.  Mona’s creeping into Hanna’s house to beg her former best friend for help with her biggest obstacle to date:  walking back into high school post-scandal.  Because she’s better now (at being evil) and the other kids will be mean.  And Toby is trying to run over some black hooded-kid on a skateboard, who refuses to accept that the sidewalk is his friend as opposed to the middle of the street where all cars fit. (That kid is revealed later, hang tight!)

A Dad’s Awake...

'Arrow' Recap: Episode 9: ‘Year’s End’

12/13/2012 11:37am EST
the Queen family
T’was a few nights before Christmas when a new killer made his presence known in Starling City by taking out some bad guy named Adam Hunt. And we know its Hunt because he’s been saving every newspaper article with his name on it.

Elsewhere our hero is practicing close combat with Diggle, but not for long because the bodyguard says he has to go put in some face-time with his sister-in-law by taking his nephew to see Santa. This makes Oliver reminisce of Christmas’ past when all was right in their family and evil prevailed; he’s now slightly resolved to return the holiday cheer to the Quee...

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