There is Jordan Brand Store Coming

The house that Michael Jordan built will now get its first stand alone store.  In a town accustomed to both construction and unusual sights, New Yorkers on West 34th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues—one block from Madison Square Garden—on Friday morning noticed a new 18-foot tall classic Jordan shoebox serving as a construction barrier.  Behind that barrier, the Jordan Brand and Footaction teams are hard at work creating a Jordan-only retail store, the first in a series of planned premium Jordan retail experiences coming to North America.  Jordan Brand is  partnering with Footaction to create the first Jordan-only retail store in North American.

“We’re excited to launch North America’s first Jordan Brand exclusive retail experience for athletes at the top of their game who demand the absolute best in both performance and style,” said Larry Miller, President, Jordan Brand. “We will work with Footaction to bring Flight 23 to markets across North America, and can’t imagine a better place to start than one of the best basketball cities in the world, New York.” 

More details about the New York Flight 23 store will roll out in the coming weeks—stay tuned to for more information.

Source: Nike


Allen Iverson made an appearance at last nights Sixers game

You may remember this guy.

Allen Iverson made an unscheduled appearance at the Sixers game last night at the Wells Fargo center (Sixers, lost to the Pistons by the final of 114-104).   See the highlight video below

Allen Iverson will have his No. 3 jersey retired on March 1st when the Sixers take on the Washington Wizards at the Wells Fargo Center.

Watch Sharon Jones perform with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon

Sharon Jones joined The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to provide vocals with the group.  Sharon Jones just beat cancer and  contributed vocals to group’s intro and outros, and also joined in on a game of Pass the Imaginary Sax during Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock N’ Roll.”  In addition to performing with The Roots on thursday, she joined them on Friday to help the Dap Kings support the upcoming release ofGive The People What They WantCheck out the replay of the band performing “Stranger to My Happiness”, plus highlights of Jones’ Thursday appearance, below.

Give The People What They Want, her next album, will release January 14th and pre-orders are ongoing.

“Stranger to My Happiness”:

Jones sits in with The Roots:

Vans California Spring 2014 Authentic

Vans California gives us a look at their upcoming models for Spring 2014.  The collection comes featuring the Cali Tribe Washed Authentic CA in two colorways and feature detailed patterning inspired by Dutch colonialism and African fabric designs under the stonewashed canvas uppers.

The sneaker also comes featuring a 10 oz. canvas and undergone enzyme wash, stonewash, dip-dye and oil treatments to speed up the process of disintegration, resulting in an over-washed appearance. The Vans California Spring 2014 Authentic is now available for pre-order at Vans.


Nike Air Berwuda Mid QS Pack

Nike will release three new colorways for its  unconventional Air Berwuda Mid sneaker.  Here you can see the sneakers in three new colorways, night factor blue, base grey/light crimson and black/atomic orange. The sneaker is the 2014 version of Nike’s classic 1979 Bermuda runner, and comes featuring an updated build and mid-rise profile. The Nike Air Berwuda Mid is available at select Nike stockists, including Caliroots for €110 EUR (approximately $150 USD).

The sun will set on Boardwalk Empire after next season

HBO continues its trend of sun setting shows as soon as they hit their peaks (The Wire anyone?).  Boardwalk Empire is the next show to join this list. Boardwalk Empire will end after Season 5 according to Rolling Stone.  The final season Boardwalk Empire will debut sometime this fall.

Some are not so sad about the cancellation. Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter issued the following statement:

“We’re thrilled to get the go-ahead for a fifth season of Boardwalk Empire,” he said. “After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap up the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion.”

Nike Air Max 90 Jacquard White/Cool Grey-Black-Infrared

Nike gives us a look at the White/Cool Grey/Black version of the “Jacquard” edition of the Air Max 90 sneaker. Here the sneaker gets the Infrared treatment which makes it even stand out even more. The sneaker features a black and grey upper with a contrasting white sole and the signature infrared accent treatment. These sneakers will release in Spring 2014 but is currently available at Tokyo’s atmos.


‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Return Date Announced

Game of Thrones will be making a come back as HBO announced on Thursday that the fourth season of the fantasy series will kick off on Sunday, April 6th at 9 p.m. EST.

This season will continue the story and take elements from the second half of George R.R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords, the third book in ongoing A Song of Fire and Ice series. The first half of the book formed the show’s third season, which came to a head with the murder of three main characters in the brutal and shocking “Red Wedding” episode. The Los Angeles Times reports that Martin himself wrote the new season’s second installment.

For those eager for a taste of the upcoming season, HBO will air the first official trailer for Season Four this Sunday, January 12th, just before the debut of its new series True Detective.

Want Free Starbucks Refills? Here’s How

Little known fact, Starbucks offers free refills to customers if you follow the steps below.

1. Sign up for Starbucks Rewards

2. Visit your local Starbucks and order a drink

3. Stay in the stay in the store and you will be eligible for free refills on drinks.

This is all part of the beverage retailers policy and is available at all Starbucks and Teavana stores.  All you have to do is be a member of it’s rewards member program at the green or gold level and you don’t exit the store after your original order.  There is a limit on which drinks you are eligible for: brewed coffee, iced coffee, hot tea and iced tea. One other caveat, you must purchase the drink on a registered Starbucks card at the green or gold level.

To get to the Starbucks reward green level, you must have  accumulated five stars, which is equal to five Starbucks purchases. Gold level is achieved by accumulating 30 stars in 12 months.

How do the free refills on brewed or iced coffee or tea work? 

My Starbucks Rewards™ members at Green and Gold levels are eligible for free refills on brewed or iced coffee or tea (some restrictions apply), regardless of the original beverage purchased, while they are in a participating Starbucks ® or Teavana® stores. Once you leave the store, your visit has ended and any subsequent coffee or tea refill thereafter would be considered a new purchase. – Starbucks


Would you let T-Mobile pay $350 for you to leave AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon?

Apparently, the new idea from T-Mobile is to let the mobile phone company  pay your early termination fee if you agree to switch. Starting January 9, T-Mobile will pay you up to $350 per line to cover early termination fees and release you from a contract with AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon. Would you go for this? I can hear a few people already thinking about.

However, there is a catch: you’ll also need to trade in your existing phone, buy a new T-Mobile phone, sign up for a new T-Mobile plan, and even port your existing phone number to T-Mobile — in case you weren’t going to do that anyway.

Also, if it wasn’t clear, the money won’t go in your pocket but rather to your existing carrier to cover the cost of canceling the contract. Aka, it could be much less than $350 depending on what you have left on your plan. You’ll need to send proof to T-Mobile directly at this website or mail it to the company, and presumably wait for your money. You do, however, get an instant credit for trading in your existing smartphone at the time of the deal, with T-Mobile paying up to an additional $300 depending on the phone you trade in, and you won’t have to pay right away for your new smartphone since T-Mobile is making almost all of them $0 down on contract.

This is very similar to what AT&T announced last week which is the they would pay $200 for every line that T-Mobile customers switched over to its own network, an offer that also requires those customers to buy a new AT&T phone.

How many people would go for this?



Coachella 2014 lineup: Outkast, Arcade Fire, Muse, Nas, Solange, and more…

The 2014 Coachella  lineup is now available and as previously rumored, Outkast will reunite and perform as the headliners for Friday.  Saturday will be headlined by Muse and Sunday will be headlined by Arcade Fire.  It’s great to see Andre 3000 and Big Boi reunite for the annual festival in Indio, California.

Other musical acts scheduled to perform include The Replacements, Neutral Milk Hotel, Beck, Queens of the Stone Age, The Knife, Pharrell Williams, Lorde, Foster the People, Disclosure, Motörhead, Skrillex, Pet Shop Boys, MGMT, Bryan Ferry, HAIM, Nas, and The Afghan Whigs.

The list isn’t done. There is more.  CHVRCHES, Chance the Rapper, Neko Case, Mogwai, Warpaint, Solange, Darkside, Sleigh Bells, Empire of the Sun, Fatboy Slim, Wye Oak,The Head and the Heart, Ty Segall, Ellie Goulding, Daughter, Superchunk, The Dismemberment Plan, Blood Orange, AlunaGeorge, Cage the Elephant, Foxygen, Dum Dum Girls, Future Islands, Grouplove, and Waxahatchee will also be performing at the festival.

The festival takes place over two weekends, April 11th-13th and 18th-20th, at Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California. Tickets will be available through the festival’s website. Passes go on sale THIS Friday, January 10th, 2014 at 10:00am PST on the brand NEW General admissions passes cost $349.00, while VIP tickets are priced at $799.00.

Here’s the full lineup poster:


Consequence of Sound names their 50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2014

Music site Consequence of Sound is one of our favorite sites to visit to keep up with music.  Today, the editors there published their 50 most anticipated albums of 2014.  The list is very varied but some standouts that we tend to agree with include Schoolboy Q, Lily Allen, St. Vincent, Flying Lotus, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, SZA and more.  There is one notable omission, Common and a possible Kendrick Lamar follow up.  Overall it is a solid list.  Check it out here.

From Daft Punk to David Bowie, Arcade Fire to Kanye West, 2013 was really one for the history books. What could possibly be left to look forward to in 2014? A lot, actually. Here’s a list of 50 albums worth anticipating, plus even more honorable mentions. And just like we had no idea what was coming this time last year, the same will probably be said this time next year. Radiohead, we’re looking at you.