• RSVLTS Official SXSW 2015 Party Guide

    Inspired by our super successful RSVLTS Super Bowl XLVIII Event Watcher and Official Coachella Party Guide, we’ve decided to launch the official SXSW 2015 Party Guide which will be your one-stop-shop for the most up to date event information.

  • #EdgewaterStrong: How The RSVLTS.com Community Banded Together To Help Fire Victims

    About five weeks ago a seven alarm fire destroyed most of an apartment complex in Edgewater, NJ. Fortunately, everyone made it out safely, which you’ll realize is a miracle after watching the video below, but the losses included loved pets that we all know are basically members of the family and important everyday items like clothing, prescriptions, toothbrushes, etc. The local community quickly donated enough household items (toiletries, new clothing and school supplies) to keep the families afloat. Also, many charities took up donations for the Edgewater community to get them the immediate financial help they needed as they gradually found new housing. Being just a few miles down the road from Edgewater, we wanted to help as best we could and came up with a simple idea. One T-shirt = One Gift Card. We would create badass, limited edition t-shirts and hoodies, and for every shirt sold we would load 100% of the proceeds on to a gift card that would go directly to the people affected. When we dropped off the box of gift cards, and also t-shirts that many of you offered to purchase and also donate, the lady at the desk was so thankful. Their reaction when we stopped more »

  • Massive Update To ‘RSVLTS Alternative Essentials’ Spotify Playlist

    Earlier this week I got an interesting email from a fan of our Spotify playlist “RSVLTS Alternative Essentials“. In a nutshell Daniel from Georgia called called me out for not updating the playlist since October, and you know what? He was right. I got lazy and this was the wakeup call I needed. People who follow the list religiously will tell you that it has the Midas Touch for discovering new artists well before they go on to commercial success. Alt- J, The 1975, Lorde, American Authors, Fitz and the Tantrums, (and others) may seem like household names now but we had them first, when they we’re doing door-to-door acoustic sets just trying to get this music played. (Looking at you Priory). Anyway, we did a huge update today for Daniel, over 50 songs. On it you’ll see a nice blend of established artists and music from up and coming bands you may not know yet. The best way to listen to this playlist is throw it on random and dive right in. Please submit all music you’d like to see on the list to: tips @ RSVLTS.com Full list of the February 27, 2015 update: Airborne Toxic Event – “Wrong” Alt-j – “Left Hand Free” Alt-j – “Every more »

  • How To Make Award Winning Chili For National Chili Day

    February 26th is National Chili Day. Rejoice! We found a simple, easy to make recipe that will have you damn close to winning the award for best chili ever. But first there are a few things to keep in mind. The perfect chili recipe calls for a slow cooker—it’s the easiest way to get the richness of a long-simmering stovetop chili. You can buy one for like $15 at Target. Totally worth it. To start developing the flavors, sauté vegetables, ground beef, and spices, then put the mixture into the slow cooker along with tomatoes and kidney beans. Let the chili cook overnight or all day until it’s thickened and has a nice beefy flavor, then stir in jalapeños for a kick of heat. Serve it with cornbread or atop tortilla chips and cheese. Let’s get started. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 medium yellow onions, medium dice 1 medium red bell pepper, medium dice 6 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/4 cup chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 pounds lean ground beef 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more as needed 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 (14-ounce) can tomato sauce 2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed more »

  • Max Olesker Spent 3 Months In The Gym To Find Out What Ripped-to-Shit Feels Like

    The Rise And Rise of the Spornosexual By: Max Olesker for Esquire UK Even now, still, it’s ‘Brad Pitt in Fight Club’. That’s the body blokes ask for,” says personal trainer Tim Walker. “He looks great but he’s not massive. He’s just got really good abs, good arms and an alright chest. And that’s what people want: to be lean, have a six pack.” Walker, 34, from Essex, has been a personal trainer since 2003, and for the last 12 years has specialised in transforming men’s physiques in 12 weeks. “My clients tend to be from 20 to around 50 years old,” Walker says. “I’m training one bloke who’s 57.” The programme is intense and comprehensive, consisting of four weekly one-on-one sessions with Walker plus “homework” (think sprints, press-ups and cardio) and a complete diet overhaul. It’s a schedule I have agreed to undertake. I’m embarking on Walker’s three-month Warrior Workout because I’m investigating men’s bodies. That is, ahem, I’m investigating the trend of men getting increasingly… ripped. Jacked. Pumped. Whatever you call it, it’s a certain type of “fit”. “There’s this big thing now called ‘physique training’,” Walker says. “It’s all about having abs, looking like a fitness model.” It’s a look that more »

  • NJ Police Touching Salute To Terminally Ill K9 On His Last Trip To The Vet Will Make A Grown Man Cry

    After a months-long battle with Cushing’s Disease, a retired K-9 officer named Judge was put to sleep last week — but not before 90 police officers could send him off properly for his final trip to the vet. In a ceremony last Friday, officers with New Jersey’s West Deptford Police Department lined the sidewalk of the St. Francis Veterinary Center, offering one last salute to their brave dog colleague:   Good boy, Judge. — Via HuffPo

  • The 20 Most Popular Beers in the United States [Infographic]

    Big Beer is a big business in America. Total annual sales stand around $100 billion. Craft Beers, as defined by the Brewer’s Association, are booming, yet still only account for around 15% of the beer sold in America. On a volume basis, craft beer’s share of the market is about half of that, due to its premium pricing. So what’s America drinking? A whole lot of light beer, most of which is made by a handful of monstrous macro brewers. America’s most popular beer is Bud Light – by a couple billion dollars. Yes, Bud Light’s U.S. sales alone would lodge it firmly within the Fortune 500.

  • The Vanity Fair Oscars Photo Booth Is Where The Magic Happens [Photos]

    The Vanity Fair Academy Awards after party has become one of the most sought-after tickets of the year for Hollywood stars. One of the annual staples of this A list bonanza has become the photo booth which always leads to some absurd boozy moments captured on camera. Everyone loves a photo booth, even your favorite stars. See all the 2015 photo booth pictures on VanityFair.com

  • Ouch. A Grammy Nominated Artist Shared His Royalty Statements And It’s Not Good.

    Armen Chakmakian is a Grammy-nominated recording artist who, from an outsiders perspective perspective, is probably living a lavish life that we see on Instagram. But Armen recently shared his royalty statements and it shows that the days of becoming rich in the music industry ended with the Millennium. His music was streamed over 14,227 times and he made only $4.20! Armen shared the story and the royalty statement which you can see below. 

  • The Cast of Almost Famous: Then and Now

    Surprisingly Almost Famous was a box office bomb. Crazy. But critical acclaim and dominance at the 73rd Academy Awards and Grammy’s led people to rewatch the movie, and like Shawshank Redemption before it, poof, Almost Famous became a modern classic. Writer and director Cameron Crowe essentially kick started the career’s of some of biggest names in Hollywood so let’s take a look back at the cast of Almost Famous to see what they’ve been up to.

  • Stunning Photo From Space Shows America Encased In Ice [Photos]

    Americans living in the eastern U.S. have certainly been feeling the cold this past week, but now they can see it. This weekend, NASA released a satellite photo which shows the Midwest and East Coast turned white with snow and ice thanks to a recent blast of Siberian and Arctic air. However, the blast has contributed to 21 weather-related fatalities in Tennessee since Monday, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency. They include 11 people who died of hypothermia and five victims of motor-vehicle accidents. ‘Looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer,’ the space agency said in a statement. The picture was taken by NASA’s Terra satellite 200 miles up from Earth on Friday when record low temperatures were set across the nation including in Maryland, Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia.