Sarah Kocur

Sarah Kocur is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in Las Vegas, she is a writer, radio host, and music enthusiast. She also writes for EDM.com

Australian EDM Artists Team Up to Throw Charity Rave

Electronic music promoters Insomniac Events and Brownies & Lemonade have announced a charity rave to raise donations for bushfire relief efforts in the wake of the catastrophic wildfires happening in Australia. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 29 at Academy LA in Hollywood, California.  “Make It Rain: A Benefit for Australian Fire” features an all-Australian lineup with over 10 different electronic acts. The bill features notable performers like What So Not, GG Magree, Nina...

1 in 5 Deaths Are Due to Sepsis, Study Finds

Sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, is likely to be responsible for 20% of deaths worldwide. In other words, one in five deaths is caused by this life-threatening condition- killing one million more than cancer annually, according to a new study. By The Numbers In a report published this week by The Lancet, new research has found that there were an estimated 48.9 million cases of sepsis globally. Additionally, there were 11 million sepsis-related deaths. These numbers are twice as high as...

Raising Minimum Wage Might Reduce Suicide Rates, Study Shows

On July 24, 2009, the federal minimum wage in the United States was raised to $7.25 per hour. Now, over a decade later, that wage remains the same. And while many states have opted for a slightly higher minimum rate, it doesn’t make up for the 19.78% average increase in prices since 2009.  Despite the phrase “money can’t buy happiness” reigning throughout contemporary society, it’s been proven than money problems and mental health are intricately linked – maybe even more so than what...

Salt Lake City’s ‘Get Lucky’ 2020 Lineup Announced

Salt Lake City’s beloved spring music festival Get Lucky will return to The Great Saltair for its 15th anniversary. The two-day festival will take place on March 13 and March 14. Curated by V2 Presents, Get Lucky 2020 will be headlined by industry-leading artists like Dillon Francis, 4B, Nora En Pure, and more. Additionally, the lineup houses more underground names like Odd Mob, and Ardalan, which gives the lineup a unique blend from all corners of the electronic dance music scene. V2 Presents...

Viral Escort Launches “Sex-Proof” Makeup Line

Former escort Lydia Dupra has officially launched her own makeup line “Heaux Cosmetics,” and it’s specifically designed with sex workers in mind. The collection debuted with roughly 25 products including lipsticks, eyeliners, and eyeshadows that all claim to be “sex-proof.”  Lydia Dupra (real name Amanda Drago) is a retired porn star and escort-turned-mentor. The 29-year-old has written a handful of books detailing her experiences in the adult industry, as well as offering advice to other...

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