Travis Barker Announces Virtual Halloween Event with Special Guests

(Cover Photo) Photo Credit: @TravisBarker on Instagram

Travis Barker of Blink-182 will be hosting the ultimate Halloween event this year, complete with a powerhouse of guests.

Barker’s House of Horrors Halloween is an event hosted by blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. The event this year will be virtual. The online event will see guest appearances from Machine Gun Kelly, Avril Lavigne, Blink-182 bandmate Mark Hoppus, Blackbear, Iann Dior, and Jxdn.

Allison Hagendorf and Danger Ehren from The Dingo will host the exclusive event which is broadcasting from a haunted private estate via the platform NoCap on October 28, 2021, at 10 PM E.T. / 7 P.M. PT.

Photo Credit: NoCap

In a release from Barker, he shared “This is the concert we all WISH we could go to.” NoCap is both a platform and promoter of premium live stream concerts and innovative experiences providing fans globally access to memorable performances.

The platform hopes to present live shows virtually by top talent in historic venues like The Roxy Theatre and other locations with incredible concert-quality sound and visuals. The company also offers premiere content, merchandise, VIP, and Meet-and-Greet upgrades.

NoCap worked with artists like Jimmy Buffet, Foo Fighters, G-Eazy, Kehlani, and more. Tickets for Barker’s House of Horror start at $25 and are on sale at the event site VIP tickets are $35 which allow fans to sign on 30 minutes early for performer arrivals, interviews, and get exclusive access to the afterparty. 

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA 

Post Malone’s Posty Fest Postponed to 2022

(Cover Photo) Photo Credit: Astrida Valiforsky | Getty Images

Bad news for Post Malone fans, Posty Fest, will not take place this year.

Post Malone’s annual “Posty Fest” event is postponed until 2022. As a result, the annual event hosted in Texas is postponed. “Due to logistical issues impacting the production of the festival, Posty Fest is rescheduling to 2022,” shared the festival in a statement on their website.

Photo Credit: Official statement from the Posty Fest website

In July 2021, the festival announced its return to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, after a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The 2021 event was to feature performances by Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Jack Harlow, Lil Uzi Vert, Tyga, and Roddy Ricch, with tickets on sale at the end of July. 

Refunds were available to posty fest-goers “at the point of purchase.” A statement on the festival site continued, “We can’t wait to make 2022 our biggest year yet. Stay safe everyone, we’ll see you soon.” No word yet if talent from this year’s line-up will be part of 2022. 

The 2021 event was scheduled for two full days of entertainment over Halloween weekend from October 30-31, entirely outdoors.

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA

New Music: Dad Vibes – Limp Bizkit

Cover Photo Photo Credit: Limp Bizkit “Dad Vibes” Single Artwork

“Hot Dad Riding In on A Rhino”

Limp Bizkit is back with new music for the first time in seven years. On September 29, 2021, the band released the bop “Dad Vibes” and if you’re a dad, this song is definitely for you.

The rap-rock anthem first heard during the band’s set at Lollapalooza in July is about fathers and the lyric video for the song does not disappoint. We see singer Fred Durst rock his new signature hipster dad look. 

“Check out your dad with the swag on the floor/momma gonna brag when I walk in the door/Y’all ain’t ever seen a guerrilla in the mist/Walk the line so fine with a blindfold,” Durst raps.


Photo Credit: Screenshot of Dad Vibes Music Video on YouTube

Throughout the song, you hear the groups signature sound of beats and guitar which takes me back to the days of “Nookie” and “Break Stuff

Limp Bizkit’s last album released was Gold Cobra in 2011 with the group recently performing in 2021 at Lollapalooza in July.

Their upcoming album “Stampede of the Disco Elephants” does not have a release date yet, however, the group recently said in an Instagram Story they will release new songs in rapid succession before the release of the new album. 

For now, you can stream “Dad Vibes” on music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music and let me know your thought on their latest release by hitting me up on Instagram and Twitter @MikeStarkCA. 

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA

Top 5 iOS 15 Features for School

iOS 15 is officially here, and we could not be more excited. If you’re interested in knowing how to get the most of the new operating system, especially when it comes to school, we’ve got you covered. 

If you haven’t done so yet, back up your phone via iCloud, Finder (formerly through iTunes), or your Windows PC and then go to Settings, General, and Software Update. When downloading the new software, be sure you have a strong wifi connection with at least 50% battery life or your iPhone plugged in.

The features listed below are in no particular order, and some features may not be available on all iPhones due to hardware limitations. Check the chart below to see if your iPhone is compatible with iOS 15.


Photo Credit: Screenshot of iOS 15 Compatability Chart from Apple.com

FaceTime non iOS & MacOS users
Ok, how many times have you wanted to FaceTime a friend or family member but remember they do not have an Apple device to do so, well, that problem is officially solved. When you upgrade to iOS 15, iPadOS 15, and or macOS Monterey, these devices can create a FaceTime web link. Once created, you can share the link with people who don’t own an Apple device (Android users, I am talking to you here).

As long as the recipient has access to a web browser, they’ll be able to join your FaceTime without a problem. You’ll find this new feature as soon as you open the FaceTime app on your iPhone.

Drag and Drop Across Apps
This feature is excellent when you are working on the go and is handy for group projects. In addition, you can drag and drop content across various apps within iOS 15, such as web links, internet tabs, text, images, or files.

So if a classmate sends you a link to a research article and you do not have time to look at it right now, you can drag that link to a blank note or drag it to your google doc if you have the app on your phone.

Heads up, you’ll need both of your hands to use this feature. First, select the content and long-press on it, and then switch to the app where you want to paste the content.

Tags in Notes We all use the notes apps, whether to make a to-do list, journal or jot something down real quick to get back to later. You can now organize all those notes with hashtags.


Photo Credit: Screenshot of What’s New in Notes from Apple

For example, if I have a bunch of quick links for a research project and other notes school-related, I can create #school, and then all notes with #school will be grouped for organization and easy access.

This will be a lifesaver when it comes to saving time on trying to find a particular note on a subject area—feeling fancy? In addition, you can add multiple tags to one note. So, for example, if I have a mixture of #business and #school for one note, the same note will go in both categories.

Mute Notifications We’ve all been in a situation where we were in class, and the phone keeps buzzing. The good news, you can mute any app or messaging thread notifications temporarily. You can mute the notifications for the next hour or the day. After that, it is up to you.

Focus Mode
I have saved the best for last because this truly is the best feature. Apple has introduced an improved version of the “Do Not Disturb” mode, called “Focus Mode” which lets you filter out notifications from contacts and apps depending on the activity.

Focus is more customizable than the original “Do Not Disturb” and here’s how. Let’s say you have class every Monday and Wednesday from 11:00 – 12:25 pm, and you do not want anyone to interrupt you unless it’s your parent, for example.


Photo Credit: Screen Shot of Focus Mode on iOS 15 from Apple.com

You can create a focus for “school” and automate so every Monday and Wednesday between 11 am and 12:25 pm, your phone will silence all calls, texts, and notifications from everybody during this time. If a parent calls you, they’re the only notification that will go through (including text).

I have found this extremely handy when working out. I do not like getting notifications while having my music on and then it throws off my workout, so I have set one up for “fitness.” Every morning from 5:00 am – 6:00 am; my phone silences all notifications from all apps and individuals.

If there is an emergency, repeated calls within a certain period will breakthrough focus mode.

You can view the complete list of all the new iOS 15 features by visiting the Apple website. Let me know your favorite feature of iOS 15 by hitting me up on socials @MikeStarkCA on Twitter and Instagram.

Written By: Mike Stark | @MikeStarkCA