The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival
Very near the Belmont El Stop Sunday May 2018
Heading to Chicago from Memorial Day to Labor Day? I’d suggest checking out one or more of the vast Street Fests in and around town. Some of the Bigger events include the Taste of Chicago, Lallapalooza, Mole De Mayo, The Great American Lobster Fest, Chicago House Music Festival, Many Greek Fests, The Chicago Blues Fest, Ribfest Chicago, The Grant Park Music Fest and the various neighborhood Street parties.
Streetzblog checked out the Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival on Sunday May 26, 2018 From 7:30-9:45pm. It’s located just below the Belmont Street El Station. You get off the train walk across the street and there’s the fest. Super easy, very safe, extremely accessible and costs just $5 to get in.
The Street Party had a vast array of ethnically diverse things to eat and drink. Lobster, Lumpia, Lamb Burgers, Potato pancakes, Cheese curds, Fried Twinkies, Vegan delights, Sausages, Loaded Fries, Beer and even Pina Colada’s.
When I was there, one stage had a DJ and a colorful skit, while the other stage played spot on-in tune cover music.
In between the 2 stages were food booths along with many mini pop ups of T-Shirts, Jewelry, Sunglasses, various art projects along with some sponsors passing out pretty cool free gear and gadgets. I scored a free pair of Sunnys along with a couple flashlights. And Bought a few pairs. Who can pass up, Buy ONE for $20, get TWO FREE? Haha, yep got me good. But I gotta say I do look pretty fly in the Prado’s.
Some notable shirts included Psychologist with the ologist letters crossed out, the Brightly colored Lincoln shirts, Some nice Chicago shirts for $10, and a shirt with: I’m as Happy as a Duck with Bread boldly written across the front.
Did I mention Lemonade! OMG it was so tasty!! Lemonade has to be one of my favorite Summertime drinks and this was pretty amazing.
It was a very friendly group of fest attendees, not rowdy, very chill, with a nice mid western happy party vibe. Music was great, Journey & J Giles covers were heard from the bands. And the DJ played some Daft Punk, Chicago House along with some classic Dance tracks. The DJ music was sponsored by club Berlin, so it was pretty high calibre spinning.
The Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival happens Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend. It rates 5 out of 5 stars. And Pro tip: There’s a Liquor store next door and across the street is a CVS with lots of ice cold water and more cheap drinks. Lots of easy ways to pre party prior to going in our picking up something cold for the trip home on the El Train.
Here’s one of my favorite pictures that sums the party up in one image. I call it Happiness.
See you on the Streetz…of Chicago!
The H&M Fall Collection Out Now
Iconic Super-Model, Naomi Campbell brings us the Fall 2017 H&M Collection. Naomi stars in the video set in Tokyo’s nightlife zone wearing many of H&M’s New looks for Fall 2017.
Tokyo is definitely one of my favourite places. For the film, I was in a dark double-breasted trouser suit and it was my favourite look from the whole collection. Personally, I would wear exactly as it was styled – the tailored blazer was buttoned up, but you could see a little skin so it was a good balance of feminine and masculine. Naomi Campbell September 21, 2017.
The Tune in the video reminds me of rap bands from the early 80’s mixed with some Scissor Sister’s vibe aka 2010.
The Fall H&M 2017 collection is available at hm.com and in stores now.
Here’s the Soul Train version of Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight
And Scissor Sisters Fire with Fire:
Scissor Sisters have been quite quiete over the last few years. Hopefully they will come back strong with a US/Europe Tour. A good sign is this new music from MNDR x Scissor Sisters with SWERLK 2017. After 2 listens, you’ll want to hear it again. Very Catchy lyrics.
And if you’re wondering what SWERLK is, It’s: Swirling, Twirling, Twerking and Swerving and this is how you do it:
See you on the SWERLKing Streetz!
Some Friday nights I’m so worn out, I just want to hear some party tunes. Here’s some New and Old Dancin’ tracks for the Weekend. Have a nice one! Don’t forget to take a few minutes to just dance.Found this track on one of my favorite sites: Shoes-Up.com. Rome Fortune with Dance:
And of course David Bowie. This is such a fun video to not only listen to but to watch. Love some of the nifty moves from around the world.David Bowie with Let’s Dance:
When I used to have a weekly TV Show entitled XcelR8TV, we did a really funny show where Don and I played this song one more time, then one more time, then…I played it the whole half hour with me VJ’ing seriously in between. Oh it was Winners. This is Daft Punk with One More Time:
And even though it’s a Friday, what’s a Dance Party without some Saturday Night Fever. Here’s the Bee Gees with Night Fever:
A little Ancient history. One of the first shirt designs I ever made was a blank T-Shirt with black magic marker written on it saying: FRANKIE SAYS DANCE. In honor of the upcoming Zoolander2 movie. Here’s the Original version of Frankie Goes to Hollywood with Relax (Don’t do it if you want to C…)
See you on the Streetz and of course the dance floor. Cheers and Aloha!
Car-E-Oke in the 808 State
One of my goals for 2015 is to share more blog posts on the sun, fun and culture of the place I live. It’s a goal I’ve strayed from in favor of World-Wide designer fashion, Luxe-Life kicks and other clothes and sneaker features.
Today, I take you to the center of Hawaii Culture with the first webisode of Car-e-Oke. When I woke up this morning I scanned my Instagram very quickly and saw the word Car-e-Oke. I thought it would be a good name for a singing contest promotion. It wasn’t until later in the day that I realized I knew the people responsible for the word and the post. They told me about it and I was like Oh I was gonna nab the name for a Singing Contest. (JK) So, in respect to the Young Hawaii folks, I won’t be stealing the name for a promotion and will share the vid with you on streetzblog.
This is the first webisode of Car-E-Oke featuring musician, Kiwini Vaitai interviewed and driven around town by Kaipo Kapua. Nice concept, Roses and Thorns sounds like an Island hit and don’t miss the surprise about 3/4 of the way through the video. It’s pretty funny. From the Island of Oahu, Here’s the video:
Let us know what you think in the comments section, or write your thoughts below the youtube video. If you would like more information about Young Hawaii, Kiwini Vaitai or Kaipo Kapua, email Email me anytime. See you on the Streetz of Ohau this week at Eat the Street Friday night, on the radio Saturday night and at the Beach on Sunday. Aloha!
Upbeat, Fun, and Very Amazing Performance Style
Whenever I go to Chicago, I keep my eyes wide open on the streetz for What’s Hot and Happening and I also watch late night TV to see what I may be missing living way out in the middle of the Pacific. During my last trip, I found this really fun band on late night PBS/WTTW TV on a show called the Artists Den. They’re called Fitz and the Tantrums. I find this song very upbeat, fun, catchy and for some reason it reminds me of another song..maybe from the 80’s? See what you think of it, one of my great finds on my whirlwind 4 day 4 night trip to Chicago this past Memorial Day Weekend 2014.
I totally dig the way they dance too, if you get a chance, check them out on the Artists Den. They do a pretty fun couples dance ala Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. I think if I did my life over or decide to change it in the future, I’d like to be the dancer in a band like Bez from the Happy Mondays or a Fashion Designer. I used to think I dance so different from anyone else that it was too weird, nowadays I bet it would be a big HIT. And as I already have some successful T Shirt designs, I can still do the Fashion Designer gig, which I seem to be doing already, just not on a money-making endeavor, more for fun. A couple of things for me to think about. If you ask, I may give you a look-see of me dancing on YouTube one day. We shall See…Karaoke! well that’s something I’ve never even tried, so completely different story there..LOL
What did you think? Who do they remind you of or who do you think they remind me of? LMK if you know. The above song was my favorite song from their LIVE concert on the Artists Den. Next up is another tune that is also quite catchy. The whistling reminds me of World Hold On by Bob Sinclar or the Whistle Song by the late (RIP) DJ Frankie Knuckles. Give this tune a whirl and see if it just makes you feel good. I hope this or the first tune works for your happiness quotient for the day. I suspect I needed a bit of a boost today, I did a lot of paperwork and digital artwork that at times seems to send me into a bit of a tizzy. And guess what helps me the most? Writing on Streetzblog. Tonight as I drove home I was in one of those so bad to be driving right now moods. After writing this blog, my senses and body feel much more relaxed, calm and peaceful. With an extra boost of happiness from listening to Fitz and the Tantrums.
I would usually take this blog to the next level by researching the band out, but that won’t help my mood, it would probably feel like a chore for me tonight. So lets just enjoy the tunes and call it a day. I’m sure if you’re more interested in Fitz, just check them out on wikipedia.
Could this be the Song of Summer 2014?
Even though it’s only May 7, 2014. Myself and Streetzblog are calling Gisele and Bob Sinclar’s Heart of Glass, the Song of Summer or as we say on my DJ blog-This years #1 SUMMER STORMER *TM/DJSW.
Gisele hooked up with one of the hookiest producers of all time to re-make Blondie’s Heart of Glass for H&M. Ever since H&M came to Hawaii, I can’t stop writing about them. And Now, Bob Sinclar! and Gisele! Together! This deserves a blog post for sure. Gisele Super Model. Bob Sinclar Super Producer/DJ. I played the full song on my radio show this past Saturday and received many great calls and compliments. See the the Mini Ultra video of Heart of Glass here:
Watch the making of the video here:
And for my Birthday, Friday May 2nd Bob Sinclar performed for H&M right next to Walgreens in the Heart of Times Square, NYC.
If you liked Heart of Glass I’m sure you’ll ll enjoy these fun, older, extremely catchy Bob Sinclar tunes. World Hold On, What a Wonderful World and one of my favorite songs of all time Love Generation.
World Hold On:
What a Wonderful World:
I don’t really mention my music and Dj world on Streetzblog, I tend to keep that part of my world a bit on the DL. But, since Heart of Glass could be the #1 Summer Stormer of 2014, I figured I couldn’t keep my other world a secret and have you miss out on some of Bob’s older tunes. He’s been one of my favorite artists ever. One that American radio has not embraced too much, but as you can see, Bob is quite talented, popular and one of the world’s most popular best kept secrets. BTW: He’s really good friends with the biggest EDM groups of all time-Swedish House Mafia, as you can see in the middle video above, he did What a Wonderful World with Axwell.
Since I spent all my birthday money on clothes and music, I now need to go eat one of my favorite cheap foods. Savory Lemon Yellow Potatoes. Ahhh, they really are good and very inexpensive. Since I also had caffeine for the first time in weeks, I’ll keep typing and give you my recipe for this Delish meal.
Buy a Big bag of round yellow potatoes from Sam’s Club or Costco. Put them in the fridge so they last a long time. Take out 3 each time you make this dish. Slice them thinly with a sharp steak knife. Put in micro for 2 minutes. Flip potatoes, and press 2 more minutes. Take out, Pour heart healthy olive oil on them, Add lemon juice from the plastic yellow Lemon, and two small twists of Sea Salt. Put back in microwave for 45 seconds. Make sure you let them sit for a bit. Then eat the potatoes. Next up, the best part…drink the Olive Oil, Lemon, and Sea Salt mixture.It tastes just like lobster or crab or whatever you like to dip into delicious Lemon/Olive Oil/Sea Salt Sauce. Oh yeah, totally yummy and saves you money for More clothes, More clothes and More music.
Have a nice Thursday!
Tonight’s the Big night for the 1st Annual Power Bash at the Waikiki Shell. On Thursday, Iggy Azalea and U.G.L.Y stopped by Power 104.3 for some interviews. Today, I have the approximate times that everyone will be hitting the stage. I always like to know ahead of time who is playing when so I can time my day out. So, figured you might want to know too. (These aren’t exact times, but pretty close) See you later tonight at Wet n Wild, then at the Power Bash.
- 5:30 pm: DJ SOURMILK
- 6:30 pm: AV
- 6:45 pm: U.G.L.Y
- 7:05 pm: GLASSES MALONE W/ HYPE MAN DJ QUIZ
- 7:25 pm: HONEY COCAINE
- 7:40 pm: HOK
- 7:50 pm: IGGY AZALEA
- 8:30 pm: CHRIS BROWN
Power 104.3 1st Annual PowerBash set for Friday August 23, 2013 at the Waikiki Shell
Streetzblog’s got the 411 on one of the biggest concert events of the Summer in Hawaii 2013. Chris Brown, Honey Cocaine and Glasses Malone are set to fly over to our island of Oahu in a few weeks for the 1st ever PowerBash. August 18, 2013 update: Chris Brown, Iggy Azalea (“Work”), Honey Cocaine ( One of Tyga’s Artists), Glasses Malone (YMCMB), DJ Sourmilk (World Famous Dj from Power 106 and the LA Laekers), HOK (LMFAO Choreographer/Dances in Chris Brown’s “Fine China” video), U.G.L.Y (Local boy AKA Braxton Olita/Signed by Chris Brown/Former drummer for Ashley Simpson).
Tickets for the PowerBash go on sale now at ticketmaster.com. For more information follow #powerbash on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. And check out @streetzpix on instagram for some backstage shots once the big night begins. Now, I gotta’ bust out my XBox Kinect to work on my dance moves to get ready for the BIG show. See you on the streetz or at the Show. And don’t forget to say “Hi” this Saturday July 20th at the Love Festival at Kakaako Park. I’ll be wearing my black Patent Leather Jump J75 Kicks with a special Love Fest Streetzblog shirt. See you soon!
This Video is so crazy, I just needed to post it to See what you think? Beware, it is a bit creepy, yet the creativity is on Fire. So, it’s worth a watch or two. LMK what you think?
I found it on a site in Europe, but later found out it’s American. And total Coince-a-Dinky, Flostrodomus who is performing at this year’s Love Festival on July 20 in Hawaii helped to produce one of the tunes on Mykki’s earlier MixTapes!
Steve Aoki’s getting ready for Fast&Furious 6
Superstar Vegas DJ Steve Aoki worked with Orange, California-based MV Designz on customizing this Styling, Sleek, Black, totally tricked-out Scion. Just by looking at the outside of the car, I would like to have this. It looks totally banging and just in time for the new Fast & Furious 6 movie coming out next week.
The outside may look pretty awesome but being a DJ myself, The real Killer stuff comes in the inside of Steve Aoki’s new Car. It comes with custom-built Pioneer speakers, a Fog Machine and of course a mixing station. The only bummer is this is SA’s car and will only be attending Scion events through the year. At the moment, not for sale, but I’m sure the guys in Cali could hook it up for some Big time Kala.
For now, I’m going to get my Mitsubishi Lancer washed, spray some of that Bright, Wet, Bright & Slick Silicon on the tires and check out the premiere of Fast & Furious 6 on Tuesday May 21st. Sure hope it’s not all muscle cars and they have some Mitsu’s in the movie. If the movie has some Imports in It, I’ll let you know how it is late Tuesday night, if it’s all muscles cars, I won’t be doing a blog posting. Still trying my best to keep things High, Groovy, Positive Tip.
BTW: I’ve been streaming the new Daft Punk Album this evening. Not sure if it’s really them. Everything so far sounds very mellow, laid back and slightly groovy. Sounds pretty French Eclectic. If it is it, I do here two Chromeo sounding tunes that would sound good with a re-mix or two. One being “Up All Night to Get Lucky”
LMK what you think about the car or the new Daft Punk album.