Cake pops entered our collective consciousness around 2009, when 3OH!3 was ushering crunkcore onto the Billboard charts, the Annoying Orange was YouTube’s biggest meme celebrity, and Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” was the song of the summer. These relics double as tasting notes for Cake Pop 2, the second release from experimental pop troupe Cake Pop, a project of 100 gecs’ Dylan Brady. Mid-to-late-aughts references are baked in (no pun) to the extended gecs universe, as are genre mashups, mood swings, inside jokes, simple pleasures, crushing angst, and the audacious production that makes it all make sense. Cake Pop 2 adapts
Before the world knew Dylan Brady as half of 100 gecs, there was Dylan Brady, and a crew of friends and other musicians in St. Louis, as Cake Pop.
Brady, Lewis Grant, Ravenna Golden, Aaron Cartier, Pritty, Robel Ketema, Kevin Bedford, and Adam Newcomer formed the group as a practice space of sorts, in which they could experiment with their ideas of what pop music can or should sound like. Back in 2015, they released their self-titled debut body of work together, a minimal soundscape of bright electronic bloops and meme audio snippets. Now the group has shared their newest
There are so many fun things to do in Sarasota. But what are the essentials? We’ve spent recent weeks sharing our favorite places to visit in the area but for this week’s story we wanted to be more specific. Get down to the bucket-list essentials, for both longtime residents and newbies, as well as snowbirds and visitors. So, here it is. Five things every Sarasotan should eat, drink, read, watch and listen to at least once.
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The Grammys, like pretty much all of this year’s awards season, are operating a little differently this year. While we usually find out the winners in February, this year the honors were pushed back, to this Sunday, March 14.
There’s one category in particular this year that we the World Cafe have