Lucas Mariano is a cultural hipster with an appetite for luxury. While pursuing a chic, city lifestyle, he keeps his earbuds plugged into the urban up and coming. Lucas wants to be the first to tell you about a trendy band to download from iTunes, a breakthrough smartphone that’s coming soon, or a posh spot for nighttime nonsense. Since his graduation from Penn State University in 2009 Lucas has used his Journalism degree to live a mobile life. By car, bus or plane, he has ventured all over North America for a glimpse at cultural singularities. In addition to documenting city life for The Antidote, his work has appeared in publications across the Southeast United States. If you see Lucas in your city, stick close to him for a lead on a swanky vacation or a hip concert. He might invite you along.

[media url=”” width=”690″ height=”380″] Listen to a few Sigur Rós tracks, and you’ll undoubtedly be overcome by emotion. It might be utter despair; it might be pure joy. Whichever feeling Sigur Rós stirs within the listener, it will be to an extreme. See the band in concert, and that emotion becomes exponentially more profound.