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Seriously, we're a pirate-themed news website. From #ViralPirateRadio #Captain'sQuarters and #StartupIsland, we specialize in original content on music, sports, tech and culture. Our writers come from Bloomberg, ESPN, and other renowned news sources and media points.

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Meet GiwHa, a multi-talented musician playing out of Brighton by way of Lagos, Nigeria!
12/12/2017
#Captain’sQuarters: GiwHa

Meet GiwHa, a multi-talented musician playing out of Brighton by way of Lagos, Nigeria!

It's that time again, and our latest edition of the Captain's Quarters brings us a man who found his musical home in Brighton by way of Lagos. Ladies and gents, this is GiwHa, a very talented musician whom you might have known as Musiq Man. He's since...

Check out our interview with Darker Days Illustration!
10/20/2017
#Captain’sQuarters: Darker Days Illustration

Check out our interview with Darker Days Illustration!

It's been a while since we've put up an interview, or a post for that matter (whoops), so we decided to get back on track and present you all with an interview of the very talented and super cool dude behind Darker Days Illustration. Within one year of...

Rey is totally stoked for Star Wars #TheLastJedi! Artwork by Detectivesinc
10/12/2017

Rey is totally stoked for Star Wars #TheLastJedi! Artwork by Detectivesinc

Coming in hot! The latest #VPR spotlights a super-talented MC and actress Tia P.! Check it out!
08/30/2017
#ViralPirateRadio: Tia P

Coming in hot! The latest #VPR spotlights a super-talented MC and actress Tia P.! Check it out!

The dog days of Summer '17 are here, but that doesn't mean the fun is over. Far from it! It's been a minute since our last edition of #ViralPirateRadio, so we've put together a solid interview with a very talented artist and we know you'll dig it. Joining...

ICYMI, here's our interview with the very talented Myr Design
06/21/2017
#Captain’sQuarters: Myriam Thériault-Carrière

ICYMI, here's our interview with the very talented Myr Design

Art is tricky. There are an incredible amount of definitions for what is and isn't art, but what's always key when creating art is making sure it comes from the heart. Bad rhymes aside, any artist will tell you that they want to create what speaks to them...

If you haven't heard, Tingsek has a new single. So, we had a little chat with the man about it!
06/02/2017
Tingsek’s New Release Continues The Natural Progression Of His Music

If you haven't heard, Tingsek has a new single. So, we had a little chat with the man about it!

Music is always a journey, and an artist's journey generally parallels that of their life. That statement holds true with Sweden's supremely talented Magnus Tingsek. In our previous interview with him, Tingsek told us about the inspirations behind his...

Nintendo gets handheld gaming like no one else. Their next objective is to own mobile gaming.
05/15/2017
Nintendo Clearly Wants to Win Mobile Gaming Once and for All

Nintendo gets handheld gaming like no one else. Their next objective is to own mobile gaming.

If any of you grew up in the '90s, or any time when mobile video games were being created, for that matter, then you're certainly ware of the fact that Nintendo, simply put, owns the mobile gaming industry. And when I say "mobile" I mean "handheld." All of...

Check out our exclusive interview with the very rad Jeff Rosenstock!
05/10/2017
#ViralPirateRadio – Jeff Rosenstock

Check out our exclusive interview with the very rad Jeff Rosenstock!

Hello and welcome to our latest edition of #ViralPirateRadio! We couldn't be more excited about today's interview, and we hope you're just as stoked as we are. If you came up through the DIY punk scene in the 2000's then you're already familiar with the...

Are you going to The Great Escape Festival? Check out these cats who you really shouldn't miss! And if you're not going,...
05/05/2017
10 Must-See Acts at The Great Escape 2017

Are you going to The Great Escape Festival? Check out these cats who you really shouldn't miss! And if you're not going, then check these cats out anyway!

Festival season is upon us, folks! The Pirate pride is primed to attend Brighton's Great Escape Music Festival in just a few weeks time, and our team couldn't be more excited to catch some of the hottest international acts in rare form. To help cut through...

Mama K & The Shades are too good to miss, so what are you waiting for? Check 'em out!
04/18/2017
Get Down With Mama K & The Shades’ “Honey Made”

Mama K & The Shades are too good to miss, so what are you waiting for? Check 'em out!

It's time to get your funk on with the groovy sounds of Mama K & The Shades. The flavor-filled band from Austin, Texas delivers with Honey Made, an innovative album that will not disappoint. Bringing high energy and funky grooves from the stage to...

Casting choices aside, this was an awful movie that didn't hold up to the brilliance of the original. Thoughts?
04/18/2017
Ghost In The Shell Is Just As Big A Flop As You Thought It’d Be

Casting choices aside, this was an awful movie that didn't hold up to the brilliance of the original. Thoughts?

Hollywood's live-action remake of "Ghost In The Shell" came under fire while in production due to the casting of Scarlett Johansson ( a white woman) as the Asian lead. Asian-American actors already have a tough enough time getting roles in general since...

Disney seems hell bent on kicking off the robot uprising.
04/17/2017
Mousenet Looms Large: Disney Files Patent For Humanoid Robots

Disney seems hell bent on kicking off the robot uprising.

I warned you. They're taking our jobs, they took over the world's oldest profession and they've even been slowly replacing half our species. Now, the great and powerful House of Mouse has signed our death warrants. It's like they want us to hate them...

For #MusicMonday we give you this: reports of Gorillaz getting their own TV show.
04/17/2017
The ‘Gorillaz’ Might Be Getting Their Own TV Series

For #MusicMonday we give you this: reports of Gorillaz getting their own TV show.

British virtual band Gorillaz managed to win the hearts of music lovers everywhere despite their 'handicap' of not being, well, real. Stephen Colbert put it best by saying that they were a "good band" but "no 'Jem and the Holograms.'" The group clearly...

ICYMI: Pete Wentz and Didier Drogba co-own a USL team. Here's what you need to know.
04/17/2017
Didier Drogba And Pete Wentz Have A Soccer Team

ICYMI: Pete Wentz and Didier Drogba co-own a USL team. Here's what you need to know.

If you're scratching your head after reading the title of this article then join the club, because we're just as perplexed as you are. And no, it's not a pickup team. It turns out that Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba isn't ready to hang up his...

ICYMI: C.D Eldense. were crushed by FC Barcelona's B team and then promptly ceased all footballing operations. At first ...
04/04/2017
CD Eldense: When The Going Gets Tough, Quit

ICYMI: C.D Eldense. were crushed by FC Barcelona's B team and then promptly ceased all footballing operations. At first it seemed like giving up in an insane way, but that's not the case:

Anyone who has played a sport, or engaged in some sort of activity that involves a struggle, has (at least once) reached a breaking point. When you're on a team, the breaking point can come for multiple team members or the organization as a whole. When...

2/3rd of the #ViralPirate team (Lou and Wes) has had an incredible time navigating the waters (and rum) #SXSW2017 has of...
03/17/2017

2/3rd of the #ViralPirate team (Lou and Wes) has had an incredible time navigating the waters (and rum) #SXSW2017 has offered! Look out for some exciting new content coming your way!

Check out our exclusive interview with Joe DeVito / DeVito ArtWorks, creator of King Kong's ancillary Skull Island works...
03/02/2017
#Captain’sQuarters: Kong of Skull Island Creator Joe DeVito

Check out our exclusive interview with Joe DeVito / DeVito ArtWorks, creator of King Kong's ancillary Skull Island works and be sure to help out his Kickstarter right here for more awesome Kong content.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/425272610/king-kong-of-skull-island?ref=nav_search

King Kong. The name is synonymous with cinema and pulp fiction royalty. His exploits in both cinema and literature have been ongoing since his first appearance in the 1933 film King Kong, which gave rise to a plethora of subsequent monster films and...

A Mary Shelley biopic starring Elle Fanning is in the works. Frankenstein must be stoked
02/20/2017
Mary Shelley Biopic Starring Elle Fanning In The Works

A Mary Shelley biopic starring Elle Fanning is in the works. Frankenstein must be stoked

Although we censor and sanitize scary stories for younger readers, it may be surprising to some that one of the most iconic books of the horror genre was originally written by a teenage girl. That's right, Mary Shelley was only 19 when Frankenstein was...

American Horror Story Season 7 is going to focus on the 2016 Election. Scared yet?
02/20/2017
AHS Season 7 To Be About A True American Horror Story – Election 2016

American Horror Story Season 7 is going to focus on the 2016 Election. Scared yet?

"American Horror Story" has had seasons based around witches, vampires, ghosts, and whatever happened at Roanoke. Now, proving ever-so-topical, the upcoming seventh season will focus on the recent U.S. election. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="331...

ICYMI: Kate Mckinnon is set to be Ms. Frizzle in Netflix's adaptation of The Magic School Bus.
02/14/2017
Kate McKinnon To Star In Netflix “Magic School Bus” Reboot

ICYMI: Kate Mckinnon is set to be Ms. Frizzle in Netflix's adaptation of The Magic School Bus.

Netflix has announced plans to reboot the classic edutainment franchise "The Magic School Bus," with a news series, and they've got current “Saturday Night Live” darling Kate McKinnon on board as Ms. Frizzle. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="...

What happens when a Scottish businessman takes over a team as a sporting bet?
02/14/2017
Businessman Coaches Spanish Soccer Team As A Bet

What happens when a Scottish businessman takes over a team as a sporting bet?

Sports bets usually aren't all that exciting and generally just involve the transfer of money from one party to another depending on the results of the bet. This particular gamble, however, is just a touch different from your standard bet. This bet...

Andy Murray's face says it all: double check your anthems, people.
02/14/2017
USTA Drops The Ball And Plays Nazi Anthem At Fed Cup

Andy Murray's face says it all: double check your anthems, people.

Ah, tennis. It's not exactly the sport of kings, but it is the sport of Billie Jean King... so close enough. And with that said, we turn our attention to the USTA (United States Tennis Association). The group has recently come under fire for playing an...

Long Island's very own MAYVE, who have lined up alongside the likes of Penguin Prison and Miami Horror, are continuing t...
02/13/2017
MAYVE Follow Up Debut EP In Style With “Motion”

Long Island's very own MAYVE, who have lined up alongside the likes of Penguin Prison and Miami Horror, are continuing their strong start with their second EP, Motion.

The members of Long Island-based indie pop band MAYVE are no strangers to the music scene. Following the success of their 2016 debut EP Animals, the group quickly put together a new arrangement called Motion. The addition of two new members helped them...

In need of new tunes? Seneko has you covered.
02/11/2017
Stan Olshefski Goes Alternative With Release Of “Seneko”

In need of new tunes? Seneko has you covered.

Here comes Seneko with a rockin’ debut! Singer/songwriter Stan Olshefski has been writing and successfully pitching country tunes for six solid years and, interestingly enough, one might not believe that he mainly specializes in the Indie-pop genre due...

Less Than Jake released a new EP, but it's missing just a little something.
02/11/2017
Less Than Jake’s “Sound The Alarm” Is A Mixed Bag

Less Than Jake released a new EP, but it's missing just a little something.

Less than Jake’s ninth EP fights valiantly to live up to the hard-hitting name of “Sound the Alarm.” While the EP is composed of a solid batch of songs, the EP left me wanting more. Overall, the EP supplies seven very well-crafted and shaped...

Snagglepuss is back, but he looks REALLY different... in an awful, creepy way.
02/10/2017
Warner Brothers Reboots Snagglepuss In The Worst Way

Snagglepuss is back, but he looks REALLY different... in an awful, creepy way.

Snagglepuss is a classic Hanna-Barbera character who, essentially, a pink mountain lion with the desire to be a stage actor. Basically, he's the animation industry's most famous pink cat that is not the Pink Panther. Chances are you've heard his...

ICYMI: Bill Nye The Science Guy and Buzz Aldrin crushed fashion week.
02/09/2017
Bill Nye And Buzz Aldrin Do A Little Turn On The Catwalk

ICYMI: Bill Nye The Science Guy and Buzz Aldrin crushed fashion week.

Bill Nye's biggest claim to fame was his television show for PBS, but recently he and Buzz Aldrin joined forces to venture into another cultural venue: modeling. And we're not talking about producing scientific models, mind you. [caption id="" align="...

LaLiga might be a two-horse race most of the time, but they're currently on track to revamp the way we watch sports.
02/08/2017
La Liga At The Forefront Of A New Spectator Experience

LaLiga might be a two-horse race most of the time, but they're currently on track to revamp the way we watch sports.

Soccer fan or not, you're likely familiar with Spanish giants Real Madrid -- they're like the Yankees of European football. Sure, they're easy to hate because of their success, the way they do business or even just because they have Ronaldo. But let's...

IVANNA prove there's a great deal more to come from Sweden.
02/08/2017
IVANNA Usher In A New Era Of Etherial ’90s Synth Pop

IVANNA prove there's a great deal more to come from Sweden.

Swedish experimental pop group IVANNA kicked off the New Year with a bang, as their new album "Leaving Town" was clearly made for us music junkies to groove out to. You might not know this, but IVANNA is not new to the music scene, even though their name...

ICYMI: Donald J. Trump was made into a doll to celebrate this Japanese holiday. Disclaimer: fake hair not included.
02/07/2017
Donald Trump Turned Into Japanese Doll For ‘Girls Day’ Celebration

ICYMI: Donald J. Trump was made into a doll to celebrate this Japanese holiday. Disclaimer: fake hair not included.

Barbie has run for and actually been President at some point in her storied career, which includes her working nearly every job under the sun, and she's had the moxie to do so in spite of her quite public origins as a German sex-doll. Now, another...

Sick of seeing politics on your timeline? Try these why don't ya?
02/07/2017
Three Ways To Block Political Opinions On Facebook

Sick of seeing politics on your timeline? Try these why don't ya?

Do you love social media, but hate politics? Will one more article on how Adventure Time is some sort of metaphor for the Reagan administration make you want to gauge your eyes out? Well, Facebook is planning to help you out by offering you not one, nor...

In our latest edition of #ViralPirateRadio we chat with the oh-so-smooth Trevor Wesley. Check it.
02/03/2017
#ViralPirateRadio: Trevor Wesley

In our latest edition of #ViralPirateRadio we chat with the oh-so-smooth Trevor Wesley. Check it.

Welcome back, friends, to another edition of #ViralPirateRadio! With Valentine's Day coming up quick, we're elated to introduce you to Trevor Wesley, a red-hot pop artist with a modern twist. He's a romantic who crafts high-quality tunes with a sweet...

The South African puppets of ZANEWS are weighing in on Donald J. Trump and American politics.
02/01/2017
South African Puppets Weigh In On American Politics

The South African puppets of ZANEWS are weighing in on Donald J. Trump and American politics.

At this point, it seems like everything that has to be said about the current state of U.S. affairs has been said, but the media has forgotten one special group that has yet to weight in: the South African puppets of Puppet Nation. https://www.youtube....

ICYMI: Mr. Clean has a new face.
02/01/2017
P&G Get With The Times And Reboots Mr. Clean

ICYMI: Mr. Clean has a new face.

The Mr. Clean mascot is getting a reboot, complete with a human actor who was chosen in the #NextMrClean contest. Hopefully this means that the company will retire those creepy uncanny-valley CGI commercials sooner rather than later. So, who's the winner...

What do you get when a Danish science journalist makes tunes? Simple: Danophone
01/31/2017
Danophone: A Danish Science Journalist Who Makes Melancholic Music

What do you get when a Danish science journalist makes tunes? Simple: Danophone

Danish science journalist Carsten Nielsen ended 2016 with the remarkable debut of his album Rerun, which was released on December 2, 2016. Simply somber yet full of life, Carsten Nielsen’s songwriting brings you back to the heartfelt soul of John Mayer...

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01/29/2017
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Our clients Illphonics linked up with Viral Pirate for an exclusive interview!! Peep it!

UEFA is kicking off a new footy tournament in an attempt to end those dreaded international friendlies.
01/27/2017
UEFA Creates New 55-Team International Tournament

UEFA is kicking off a new footy tournament in an attempt to end those dreaded international friendlies.

Meet the new FIFA, same as the old FIFA! Blatter may be gone, but Infantino and his band of cronies over at the UEFA office are planning to shake things up like never before. Introducing UEFA's 55-team tournament dubbed the Nations League. In short, it's a...

No need for the Free Shia hashtag, he's out and about.
01/26/2017
Shia LaBeouf Arrested, Released During Live-Stream Of His Protest

No need for the Free Shia hashtag, he's out and about.

Controversial actor and artist Shia LaBeouf has been arrested in New York for a live-streaming incident, and like all news stories these days, the whole shebang centered around a Donald Trump protest that LaBeouf calls an "anti-division" protest. [caption...

Mark Twain's unfinished fairy tale for his daughters is being released this fall, here's what you need to know about it.
01/24/2017
Unfinished Mark Twain Story To Be Released This Fall

Mark Twain's unfinished fairy tale for his daughters is being released this fall, here's what you need to know about it.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known to the world as Mark Twain, author of such classics like Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, The Prince and the Pauper, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, has proven able to become buzz-worthy in spite of his...

April Martin's new album is a breath of fresh air and well worth checking out.
01/24/2017
April Martin Gracefully Explores The Human Condition In Her New Album

April Martin's new album is a breath of fresh air and well worth checking out.

Nothing can stop April Martin from pursuing her passion for songwriting. Her 2010 debut album Pennies in a Jar was well received, reaching more then 10,000 fans worldwide. April continued to grow her international fanbase via internet radio and...

The Asheville Symphony is incredible, and this performance only cements their brilliance.
01/23/2017
The Asheville Symphony Reminds Us Why Classical Music Is Here To Stay

The Asheville Symphony is incredible, and this performance only cements their brilliance.

Incredibly innovative and intellectually composed, The Asheville Symphony Sessions is the perfect balance between jazz, R&B and a classical orchestra. With folky vocals belting out these creative tunes, the strong ensemble counterpart drives the...

Eventually they'll have lasers attached to their heads as well...
01/23/2017
Zebra Sharks Have Learned To Reproduce Asexually

Eventually they'll have lasers attached to their heads as well...

Today, in shark history, a plucky young zebra shark named Leonie broke all the shark trends by having a litter... without the help of a male shark. Female sharks are really doing it for themselves these days, aren't they? [caption id="" align="alignnone"...

The birds in New York are pretty great, if you take the time to notice them.
01/19/2017
Ornithology 101: New York’s Bird Game Is Top Notch

The birds in New York are pretty great, if you take the time to notice them.

If you've ever gone for a walk and marveled at the sheer beauty found in local wildlife you're not alone. Research out of the University of Michigan found that when humans connect with nature it does wonders for our psyches, relieving depression, and...

Paramount Pictures released a film called Monster Trucks that has nothing to do with what you're thinking of. They thoug...
01/17/2017
Paramount’s “Monster Trucks” Surprises Even Paramount At The Box Office

Paramount Pictures released a film called Monster Trucks that has nothing to do with what you're thinking of. They thought it would flop and basically disowned the film, so what happened?

Let's face it, Hollywood is really struggling to produce original content. So much so that they've gone ahead and put together this little gem called "Monster Trucks." The family feature tells the story of a high school loner who befriends a monster, and...

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