Towne – Country Pop’s Biggest Duo Jams With VAVA Before Performing at 30A Songwriters Festival

Towne – Country Pop’s Biggest Duo Jams With VAVA Before Performing at 30A Songwriters Festival

TOWNE is the next exciting act to come out of the Nashville pop scene. Members Jon Decious and Steevie Steeves met one faithful day at a songwriting seminar (both were 2 of 40,000 people who applied for the workshop!) and since then have become inseparable as a music duo. Their debut EP Games We Play released earlier this year and the two will be playing at the 8th annual 30A Songwriters Festival alongside fellow newcomers and music veterans. TOWNE were awesome enough to test out our soon-to-be released VAVA Dash cam…

A Look at Girls Inc. with VAVA – Organizations Helping Girls Succeed

A Look at Girls Inc. with VAVA – Organizations Helping Girls Succeed

It’s no secret that students with better resources and opportunities have a greater chance of succeeding. New books, elective classes, and the latest computers? These aren’t just better learning tools – these resource give students the CONFIDENCE that they can achieve anything they want. At VAVA, we believe that everyone should have access to the greatest experiences life has to offer – and we celebrate people who are helping their communities achieve just that. Girls Inc. is one of those organizations. Founded in 1958, the Girls. Inc of Alameda County was the first…

VAVA Rocks out with Bay Area Girls Rock – A Camp Teaching Girls Real Life Lessons Through Music

VAVA Rocks out with Bay Area Girls Rock – A Camp Teaching Girls Real Life Lessons Through Music

Based in Oakland, California (arguably one of the greatest hubs of culture and music) the non-profit organization Bay Area Girls Rock (BAGR) has been teaching young girls and teens about music and vibrant self-expression since 2008. Since then, the organization has grown to host over 50 awesome camps throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America. Inspired by the first Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls in Portland, Oregon – BAGR instills that no matter your skin color or socio-economic background, a program that celebrates diversity and supports positive role…

Feel The Adrenaline of This Walk Up Song and Playlist From SF Giants Catcher Trevor Brown

Feel The Adrenaline of This Walk Up Song and Playlist From SF Giants Catcher Trevor Brown

Walk up songs have become a crowd-pumping, game hyping tradition in major league baseball. Personal walk up songs weren’t even made popular until Charlie Sheen’s 1989 sporting role in “Major League”. Now, these songs have become an exciting extension of each player’s time on the infield. In recent years, musicians like Drake and AC/DC have come out on top as some of the most popular artists to theme your grand entrance to. via GIPHY Obviously there are tons of amazing walk up songs to choose from. San Francisco Giants catcher Trevor Brown…

VAVA Nation’s Back To School Special

VAVA Nation’s Back To School Special

School’s In! The schoolyard was one of the best places to discover your creativity, meet your future bandmates, and find your purpose in life. Or what I remembered it as – the land of awkward puberty and bad lunches. All joking aside, hopefully most of us can look back on it with an overwhelming feeling of nostalgia that made Pokemon Go and boyband reunions the best things to happen in 2016. In this VAVA Nation special, members of the dance and music community shared their most memorable moments of going…

Elysium: 2016 Mixathon48 Winner

Elysium: 2016 Mixathon48  Winner

The Mixathon48 competition sees entries from all over the global music sphere, pushing artists to flex their music chops and creativity for a chance to win awesome prizes ( *cough cough* VAVA Voom anyone? ) and gain some much deserved recognition. This year’s battle for DJ street cred ended in an exciting win for the Czech Republic DJ Elysium (real name Jonasz Baran). Elysium grew up in a small Polish town of 30,000 inhabitants before moving with his mom to the Czech Republic at 13. Because his social circle wasn’t large,…

Trevor Wentworth of Our Last Night – How Small Town Dreams Become Amazing Realities

Trevor Wentworth of Our Last Night – How Small Town Dreams Become Amazing Realities

Trevor Wentworth, vocalist of the self-described “New Found Glory meets Rise Against” band, is busy preparing for Our Last Night‘s Face to Face tour. The metal band will be hitting all the major U.S cities in mid-November including San Diego, Chicago, Orlando and New York. It’s without a doubt that Youtube covers brought more exposure to OLN and helped expand their fanbase – but this is NOT just another cover band. In fact, it would be more accurate to say that this talented group just happens to be good at cover songs. The quality and popularity of their…

B-Boy Vincanity: Teaching the World to Dance

B-Boy Vincanity: Teaching the World to Dance

B-boying, or more commonly known as breakdancing, is the hip-hop dance filled with crazy flips, tricks, and poses that has made its mark in society.  It’s become a rather popular art form as seen in recent dance shows and movies showing off the style.  And no one else felt the effects of the rise and fall of breakdancing than Vince Horiuchi, or better known to the dance community as b-boy Vincanity. A Sacramento native, Vince started dancing after he learned martial arts and saw his friends breakdance growing up.  From…

Jubilee Project’s Jason Y. Lee and How His Viral Videos are Doing Good for Humankind

Jubilee Project’s Jason Y. Lee and How His Viral Videos are Doing Good for Humankind

The digital phenomenon of viral videos has completely altered how we interact, share, and voice our opinion on social media. Grandma used to email funny pictures to all her grandkids. Now her favorite past time is sharing videos that mock this year’s presidential candidates – all for your friends and family to see. In the mass of World Star videos, Tasty food recipes, and Go-Pro vacation cuts, human interest stories that uplift and bring awareness to causes are some of the most widely shared and talked about videos on the internet. Why is this? When we…

Mixathon48: Shaping the Next Big Music Producers

Mixathon48: Shaping the Next Big Music Producers

If you’re one to dabble in music production, this may be the next biggest thing for discovering the newest music producing sensations!  Mixathon48 is a 48 hour music competition that focuses on the music of producers either looking to share their music or test out their musical skills.  The first competition of its kind, Mixathon48 has had some great success in their first two events and are still finding new talent with the upcoming Mixathon event for the summer.  Team VAVA had the opportunity to sit down with the small…