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Music festival V-ROX

We V-ROX you!

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  • テキスト: ワシリー・アヴチェンコ

(“Vladivostok Rock”) is an expansive city music festival, yet at the same time it is an international conference on matters of the music industry and cultural management. The festival was launched in Vladivostok in 2013, and since then it has been held annually on the last weekend of August, when the sun is bright, the sea is warm, and the city is at its full beauty.

Ilya Lagutenko, the founder and curator of and the leader of headliner rock band Mumiy Troll, boldly put Vladivostok as THE destination place not only on the Russian map, but also on the map of international music.

” is an opportunity for young musicians to build connections and create exposure, and to set the foundation for a new independent music scene in pacific Russia,” — says Ilya. He has the impressive ambition of turning Vladivostok into a musical capital of the APR.

“Ilya! Ilya!„, chants the crowd of thousands in the central square here on a recent night. Clad in a retro-futuristic silver suit, Ilya Lagutenko, Vladivostok’s hometown star and front man of one of the country’s most popular bands, Mumiy Troll, flips his hair and sings in English and Russian about love, sailors and other matters of local pride“ — describes the New York Times during the kick-off of V-ROX in 2013.

V-ROX brings in musicians, producers, music industry professionals, interpreters, and journalists from central Russia, Mongolia, South Korea, China, Great Britain, Germany, South Africa, the U.S., Singapore, and Hong Kong. The Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) campus provides accommodations for the festival’s participants. The same campus hosted the well-known APEC Summit in 2012.

The three-day event features open-air and club performances of a wide range of musicians. However, V-ROX is more than just international music. The festival features lectures, panel discussions and creative workshops offered by experts of the global music industry, owners of festivals and music labels, writers, ministers, journalists, and musicians.

“The V-ROX Festival is all about discoveries. Despite the wealth of information available online, musicians’ careers develop slowly, and the audience lacks seeing the live performances. We want to give people the opportunity to meet off-line, to see and understand what is going on around them, and to discover themselves.

Vladivostok is a young city with young, ambitious, and creative people who are open to new ideas. Large-scale creative labs, such as V-ROX, are a perfect melting pot for all these ideas — just add spices and bring it to a boil, and you have a new, exciting, and competitive product.”

V-ROX is both the result and the cause of the changes occurring in Vladivostok over the years. It catapults Vladivostok to new international heights, enriching the Russian musical scene with Asian philosophy, and introducing a creative Russia to the world.

V-ROX 2015 will be held on August 28th through August 30th on the FEFU campus on Russky (Russian) Island, where several festival stages will be open during the daytime and admission is free.

The evening and nighttime events will take place near Vladivostok’s downtown (on Pogranichnaya Street) with an admission fee to the nightclubs (V-ROX delegates are exempt).

Located in the main building of the FEFU, the V-ROX Media Center will open its doors on August 27th. All conferences and educational programs will be held on the FEFU campus as well. V-ROX 2015 will host fashion shows of emerging designers along with a craft fair. In addition to traditional billboards, V-ROX 2015 will be advertised through contemporary graffiti on the public walls of Vladivostok. Various art installations will illuminate the city during the festival: the famous Mumiy Troll Trolleybus #4, different models of Gibson guitars, and many more. The first Vladivostok Gastronomic Festival, which will serve as the main “food court” of V-ROX 2015, will become yet another new feature of the festival.

Music festival V-ROX We V-ROX you! 写真: テキスト: ワシリー・アヴチェンコ (“Vladivostok Rock”) is an expansive city music festival, yet at the same time it is an international conference on

Old-School Treats Reinvented as Colorado Cannabis Edibles

Old school candies bring to mind carefree, childhood days—and who doesn’t love a bout of wistful nostalgia? Fortunately, you can now indulge those memories with a touch of elevation.

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Pot-Rox

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Look for Pot-Rox at these dispensaries:

  • AMCH Recreational in Denver
  • Magnolia Road Cannabis Co. in Trinidad
  • Euflora in Longmont

Pop Rocks® were the ultimate kid’s treat in the 1970s. Small pieces of buzzy candy were “gasified” with carbon dioxide to create a popping sensation once they hit your mouth. Pot-Rox captures this popping sensation perfectly—with the added bonus of 10mg of CO2 cannabis extract in every pouch. The flavors include Pop Rocks classics like Sour Apple and Sour Grape at around $5 a pack.

CannaPunch

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Look for CannaPunch at these dispensaries:

  • Doc’s Apothecary in Northglenn / North Denver
  • Ballpark Holistic Dispensary in Denver
  • Infinite Wellness Center in Ft. Collins

Hey Kool-Aid! Remember when your mom mixed up a huge batch of Kool-Aid and you downed it in less than a day? There was something about those bright colors and sweet sugar that kept you coming back for more. CannaPunch makes a cannabis-infused drink that tastes just like Kool-Aid. The 100mg THC drinks come in favorite flavors like red (Black Cherry Fusion), blue (Blue Raspberry Sour), and purple (Granddaddy Grape). Even better? CannaPunch is 100% organic and free of gluten, soy, and corn syrup, making it a guilt-free remix of this childhood favorite at $24 a bottle.

Strawberry Shortcake Bar

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Look for Strawberry Shortcake Bars at these dispensaries:

  • The Green Solution in Malley Dr. at Northglenn
  • The Green Solution in Wewatta St. at Union Station in Denver
  • The Green Solution in Commercial St. at Trinidad

If you were born in America, you probably remember the siren song of Good Humor Ice Cream trucks. As soon as you heard it, you’d beg some change from your mom, run outside, and line up to buy your favorite treat. NectarBee has recreated my personal ice-cream-truck favorite (and did it so well it’s almost uncanny). The Strawberry Shortcake Bar tastes exactly like the Good Humor version—without the ice cream. And at only $6.95 for four 10mg treats, the price will remind you of the good old days, too.

Pop Star Caramel Corn

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Look for Pop Star Caramel Corn at these dispensaries:

  • Rocky Road Remedies in Eagle/Vail
  • Herbs4You in Denver
  • Ajoya in Louisville

Remember Cracker Jacks? Pop Star Caramel Corn is like Cracker Jacks, but re-invented for the discerning adult. The only thing missing from this crunchy, sweet, candied popcorn is the toy surprise. Pop Star Caramel Corn is available in single-serving, 10mg THC packages that range between $5—$7. Medical patients may buy a 150mg version.

Lemon Drops

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Look for EdiPure Lemon Drops in these dispensaries:

  • 3D Cannabis Center in Salida
  • Altitude East Colfax in Aurora
  • Altitude in West Denver

Did your grandfather keep a supply of lemon drops in his pocket? Did he slip you a few before dinner when your parents weren’t looking? Grandfathers can be pretty cool like that. EdiPure Lemon Drops taste just like your grandpa’s did, with the addition of 10mg of THC each. These tart candies cost around $15 for a pack of ten.

Sweet Grass Kitchen Buttermelts

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Look for Sweet Grass Kitchen Buttermelts at these dispensaries:

  • Emerald Fields in Manitou Springs
  • San Juan Strains in Pagosa Springs
  • Herban Underground in Denver

If your grandfather kept lemon drops in his pocket, it’s likely that your grandmother kept a dish of buttermints on the coffee table. Maybe you even stole a couple of these sweet, melt-in-your-mouth mints for an in-between-meals snack. Sweet Grass Kitchen recreates these treats using full-flower cannabutter. Each mint contains a 2.5mg of active THC. The Buttermelts come in flavors like Mojito Mint and Moscow Mule.

Sugary treats of your childhood, like Pop Rocks & Kool-Aid, now come in a form with cannabis. Here’s where you can find them.