ALESSIA CARA MAKES HER LOS ANGELES DEBUT @ THE TROUBADOUR

Canadian Alessia Cara made her highly anticipated Los Angeles debut at The Troubadour. Signed to Def Jam records based on her Soundcloud page that included covers of Lorde, The Neighbourhood, Sam Smith and Justin Bieber, this show marked Alessia's first headlining gig.

PINS ANNOUNCE U.S. SUMMER TOUR

Ahead of their June 9th release of their upcoming album Wild Nights, UK's PINS have released their new single "Young Girls." Also, they just announced their U.S. summer toiur which kicks off June 13rh in New York.

ZELLA DAY @ THE TROUBADOUR

Zella Day has released her debut album Kicker and she celebrated with a sold out show at LA's famed Troubadour last week.

MAKE MUSIC PASADENA SHINES IN ITS 8TH YEAR

Last Saturday, over 150 bands made their journey to downtown Pasadena to take part in Make Music Pasadena (MMP), billed as the largest free, all-day music festival on the West Coast.

WINTER @ THE ECHO

Winter's new album Supreme Blue Dream is the ideal soundtrack to your summer..

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

TEGAN AND SARA PREMIERE "BOYFRIEND" VIDEO


Tegan and Sara just released their new video for "Boyfriend," off their upcoming album Love You to Death which drops June 3rd via Warner Bros. Records.   Parenthood's Sarah Ramos and designer Rachel Antonoff (sister of Bleachers' Jack Antonoff) both make cameos in the video which, like a lot of people out there in relationships, deals with commitments and often times keeping those close relationships a secret or on the DL.  

"You treat me like your boyfriend
And trust me like a... like a very best friend
You kiss me like your boyfriend
You call me up like you want your best friend
You turn me on like you want your boyfriend
But I don't want to be your secret anymore"

Although it's titled "Boyfriend," the song could relate to both guys and girls.  Who hasn't dealt with being with someone and wanting to show the world how much you care about them but instead, they sort of want to keep it a secret for whatever reason.

Watch the video below. 


Earlier this week, Tegan and Sara announced a 40-date North American headlining tour, kicking off September 9th in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and running through November 16th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (see below for full list of dates).  Tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 29 at 9am local time via http://teganandsara.com/shows/.  

Friday, April 22, 2016

WATCH: CHARLI XCX'S NEW "VROOM VROOM" VIDEO


Charli XCX just unveiled her new video for "Vroom Vroom" off her newest EP of the same name.  The new EP was released in February ahead of her third studio album which is expected to drop later this year.  On top of that, she just dropped her own record label, Vroom Vroom Recordings.

Shot in sleek black and white, Vroom Vroom is a fun, candy-pop tune complete with party dancers and lamborgini under an infectious chorus that explodes into full, saturated colors by the vids end. 

Check it out below.

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

HALSEY RELEASED NEW VIDEO FOR "CASTLE" FEATURED ON THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR

Halsey

Here's a new video for Halsey's song "Castle" which is featured on the upcoming Charlize Theron film "The Huntsman: Winter's War."  The new version, which is off last year's Badlands album shows Halsey, donning a golden crown,  looking into her own mirror on the wall which shows scenes from the movie which hits theaters April 22nd.

Halsey is currently on her Badlands tour through August with stops in Coachella, Lollapalooza and ending at a sold out Madison Square Garden in NYC on August 13th. 


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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

TRAILER FOR MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN PREMEIRES; FEATURES SONG BY "NEW WORLD COMING" BY DISA



Love this new trailer for "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" directed by Tim Burton. Based off the best-selling book series by Ransom Riggs, the trailer stars Asa Putterfield, Eva Greens, Samuel L. Jackson, Allison Janney, Ella Purnell and Judi Dench and hits theaters September 30th. 
  
The song featured on this trailer is by Islandic singer DISA.  The original  1970 song "New World Coming" is by Mama Cass but this trailer uses the darker cover version by Nina Simone covered a year later sung.  

Here's what she had to say on her Facebook page:  "So just before I faint I want to share with you a dream of mine that just came true...Im singing a cover of Nina Simone's ¨New World Coming¨ in the the first trailer for the new Tim Burton - Official Page film, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Omg."

Ransom Rigg's book series consists of three books starting with 2011's  "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"  followed by "Hollow City" and finally "Library of Souls" which was released this past September.



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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Alessia Cara's "Wild Things" Video Drops


Alessia Cara

Check out Alessia Cara's new video for "Wild Things," sort of an ode to Spike Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are" with look-alike fonts and  the care-free youth mentality that lives within us all.

"Wild Things" if from Alessia's debut album Knot-It-All via Def Jam records. Cara is set to play a string of dates in Europe including Paris and London before heading back across the pond to finish her tour in Canada in April. 

"Wild Things" by Alessia Cara
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

THE KILLS DROP ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM; WORLD TOUR


With the announcement of their fifth record Ash and Ice, The Kills have also announced their headline world tour beginning next month in Mexico City and then playing a string of shows at SXSW in Austin before performing at Coachella in April.  After that, they're heading to major cities like New York, Paris, Chicago, San Francisco, Moscow and London.  

The London duo, consisting of Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince also just dropped their first single "Doing It To Death off of Ash and Ice which drops June 3rd.  You can pre-order right HERE.  

"Doing It To Death" official music video by The Kills.
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

CHARLI XCX DROPS 2 NEW SONGS, WILL RELEASE NEW EP 'VROOM VROOM' ON FEB. 27TH



Charli XCX just announced that she'll be releasing her third studio album Vroom Vroom  this Saturday!!! (Feb. 27th) via her new label of the same name. She also released two new songs "Trophy" and "Vroom Vroom" which you can listen to below as well as announcing her new label Vroom Vroom Recordings in which she introduced us to two new artists she signed - RIVRS and CuckooLander.  

Below is the letter she sent out to the world.  


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Hey Angels, 

I'm releasing a brand new EP called VROOM VROOM on Feb 27th on my own brand new record label Vroom Vroom Recordings... and I'm so excited about taking this next step.

I've worked with SOPHIE on the new EP and what we create together speaks for itself. Sometimes we get aggressive, sometimes we get beautiful; he pushes me and I push him. I'm making beautiful party songs right now and this is just the start. The album goes to other places and I can't wait for people to hear it. I feel the most creative I have in a long time and I couldn't be more excited for the next chapter...

You can hear the first track from it, called "Trophy", on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show tonight!!... and starting this Friday 8pm (UK time) I'm hosting my own Beats 1 show every fortnight. I'm going to have amazing guests and music so come tune in.

Vroom Vroom Recordings is my new, experimental pop label and it will combine my love for bubblegum pop with mystery and darkness. The artists coming up through it will be sharp, potent, deadly, and ultimately, will leave their mark on pop music.

RIVRS and CuckooLander are two artists who have so much intelligence, pop sensibility and potential - they know what they want and both have great vision.

That inspires me and it's why I want to work with them. I've always been fascinated by shy and introvert people - it's something that I am mostly not - and I feel both acts are in ways. It captivates me and sucks me in, and I think their music will do the same for others.

We're kicking this off live on March 11th and Ace Hotel in Shoreditch with a live performance from RIVRS, I'll be DJing along with Cuckoolander, and there might be some more surprises on the night. Tickets are on sale HERE but it's super intimate, so don't wait too long.

I'll have news on my full new album coming soon, but until then go check out RIVRS and Cuckoolander on Vroom Vroom and stand by for my full VROOM VROOM EP.

Charli x


"Vroom Vroom" by Charli XCX

"Trophy" by Charli XCX
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Monday, February 22, 2016

CHVRCHES RELEASES "CLEAREST BLUE" VIDEO

Chvrches

Known for being a devout feminist and fighting sexism and misogynistic online comments towards her, it's only natural that Chvrches front-woman Lauren Mayberry dawns body armor in their latest video "Clearest Blue," where we see her wearing shiny armour, alone in a misty forest. 

In the past six months, Chvrches has already released two other videos for "Empty Threat" and "Leave a Trace."  

Currently on tour in support of the newest album Every Open Eye, the video  was directed by Warren Fu.  Check out the video below. 

Every Open Eye’ available now: iTunes: http://po.st/EOEiT


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Friday, February 19, 2016

VAULTS ANNOUNCE NEW SONG & MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘MIDNIGHT RIVER’


Today, cutting-edge electronica pop trio Vaults announce the details for brand new single ‘Midnight River’, set for immediate release on February 19th via Republic Records.  Check it out below.

‘Midnight River’ is the perfect example of what Vaults have on offer; melodic, electronic and atmospheric magic. The track breathes energy and optimism in a way that’s hard to ignore, combining piano built electronica with lead singer Blythe Pepino’s stunning vocals.

The London trio have shot from being the hottest unsigned band in the UK – courtesy of a Number One Hype Machine slot – to acclaimed performances at Latitude and Reading/Leeds festivals. Last year they blew audiences away, selling out the Village Underground in London, touring the US including gigs at CMJ and BBC Introducing in New York, not to mention touring with Paolo Nutini. This band promise one of the most keenly anticipated debut albums of 2016 with over 50 million streams online and fans including Alt-J, Bastille and Ellie Goulding.

Vaults are Ben Vella, Barney Freeman and Blythe Pepino. On stage and in the studio, the talents of threesome alchemically combine to create a product of the trio’s innovative imagination, and of their serious, and seriously broad, individual musical backgrounds.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

NEW VIDEO: FKA twigs Premieres 'Good To Love'


Originally performed live during FKA twigs' Soundtrack 7 residency at the Manchester International Festival, FKA twigs has premeired a brand new single, "Good To Love."

The video was directed by FKA twigs herself and the single will be available across all digital platforms at midnight tonight featuring cover photography by Alexandra Horgan.  

In 2014, FKA twigs released her debut album, LP1, which won her UK Album of the Year which was then followed a year later by the critically acclaimed EP M3LLI55X.

FKA twigs is also pleased to announce that she will perform 'Good To Love' live on television next week. She will appear on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, February 24th, returning to the show where she made her US television debut.

In addition to the Tonight Show performance, FKA twigs will also perform live in New York next week as part of the Tibet House Benefit Concert. The concert will take place at Carnegie Hall on Monday, February 22nd, with twigs joining the likes of Philip Glass, Basia Bulat and Dechen Shak Dagsay on the bill. 

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BLEACHED ANNOUNCES TOUR, RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR "WEDNESDAY NIGHT MELODY"

BLEACHED

We all know bands will go to great lengths to get to a gig; driving hundreds, if not, thousands of miles for a 30 minute set...even playing for peanuts just for the chance to play in front of 5 people (2 of them are bartenders).  

Los Angeles' very own Bleached has gone to the next level with their new video for "Wednesday Night Melody"  which is the second song off their upcoming album Welcome the Worms.  It's their second album since their debut album Ride Your Heart was released to critical acclaim in 2013.

Last month, they released the first single and video for "Keep on Keepin' On." They also announced their tour in support of the new album starting next month at SXSW.

In the video, front-woman Jennifer Clavin is found dead before their show at The Smell.  Rather than calling 911, sister Jessica and bassist Micayla Grace  tidy up her body for one last show, adding color to her cheeks and tying up her arms and legs to her guitar before playing to a packed venue.  

Check out the video below.  Welcome the Worms drops this April.





Bleached tour dates:
March 15 – March 19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 29 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
March 30 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
April 2 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
April 4 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder
April 5 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s
April 6 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
April 8 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
April 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
April 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 13 – Washington, DC @ DC9
April 15 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
April 16 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz POB
April 17 – Toronto, ON @ Garrison
April 20 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
April 21 – Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch
April 22 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
April 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
April 25 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
April 26 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
April 28 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
April 29 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
April 30 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
May 2 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
May 4 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
May 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
May 17 – Manchester, UK @ Gulivers
May 18 – London, UK @ Moth Club
May 19 – Brighton, UK @ The Great Escape Festival @ Horatios
May 20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet

May 21 – Eindhoven, NL @ Stroomhuis
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Thursday, February 11, 2016

PINS Announce 2016 US Tour; Head to SXSW

PINS

Last year has been a busy year for PINS, the five-piece band from Manchester.  Along with performing their own sold out headline shows, they have supported the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Drenge, Best Coast  and Mythopeoia III: Legs.   

This year is no different as they've announced a SprinG US Tour with The Subways.  PINS will kick off their  tour at this year's SXSW next month ending at Los Angeles' famed Troubadour on May 3rd.

The all-female band has been lauded by the likes of the New York Times, NPR, Stereogum and Fader since their release of the widely, successful sophomore album Wild Nights last year. 


PINS U.S. TOUR 2016
3-15-16- 3-20-16- Austin, TX- SXSW
3-21-16- San Diego, CA – The Casbah
3-22-16- Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theatre
4-12-16- Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel*
4-13-16- Philadelphia, PA – Milkboy*
4-15-16- Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall*
4-16-16- New York, NY – The Studio, Webster Hall*
4-18-16 – Montreal, CA – Theatre Fairmount*
4-19-16 – Toronto, CA – Mod Club*
4-21-16- Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop*
4-22-16 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern*
4-23-16- Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club*
4-26-16- Vancouver, CA – Media Club*
4-27-16- Seattle, WA- Tractor Tavern*
4-28-16- Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge*
4-30-16- San Francisco, CA – The Chapel*
5-2-16- San Diego, CA – The Casbah*
5-3-16- Los Angeles, CA – The Troubadour*

* With The Subways

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

ADELE ANNOUNCES SPECIAL SHOW AT THE WILTERN IN LOS ANGELES ON FEBRUARY 12



Adele will play a special one-night only show at Los Angeles' The Wiltern on Friday February 12. Tickets for this show are being offered to existing California area fans registered with Adele.com. 

This special performance will precede Adele's sold out headlining tour of Europe and North America, which kicks off on February 29th and includes 6 nights at STAPLES Center in August. 
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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

BELLY ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR ALONG WITH NEW SONGS!!


Belly has announced via their website that they'll be headed out on tour this summer and that they've been working on new songs.  

Led by former Throwing Muses singer, Tanya Donelly, Belly, rose to fame during the 90's alternative scene with hits songs like "Feed the Tree," "Slow Dog" and "Gepetto."  In 2014, Donelly, who has since been touring solo,  did a co-headling tour with sister Kristin Hersh and Throwing Muses, often singing a few Belly songs during her set.  

No dates have been announced yet but they did confirm that the tour will start in July starting in the UK and then will head stateside around August.  Read their announcement below.

via BellyOfficial.com

"Belly is very happy to announce that we will be reuniting to play some shows this coming summer in the US and the UK.  Dates will be announced as they are confirmed, but right now we can tell you with relative confidence that the UK shows will fall in the middle of July, and US shows will be scattered throughout August and possibly into September. 
We’ve also got a handful of brand new Belly songs in various stages of writing and recording, that we’ll be releasing one by one over the next few months.  First previews will be right here on the website! 
We are very excited to be playing together again, and hope to see you out there in Summer of 2016!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

FREE DOWNLOAD - ALLIE X GIVES NEW SONG "OLD HABBITS DIE HARD" AWAY TO FANS


Since her online debut two years ago, Allie X has amassed a huge, loyal following with her radio-ready, electro-pop sounds.   The Toronto-born artist can be found on many music tastemakers "Artists to Watch" list for 2016.  

With the announcemet of a new North American tour with Troye Sivan, Allie X is celebrating by offering, for free, her new song "Old Habits Die Hard." 

"'Old Habits Die Hard' is an xpression of this action: laughing at your own weakness as it seduces you one more time. It's a cruel reality when you believe you've overcome an addiction, just to find that it still has you by the throat," say Allie X.   "I tried to keep the language of the lyric conversational, because 'old habits die hard', the saying itself, has a jest in it's undertone (like so many idioms do) that seems to justify/celebrate that self destructive moment when you just...give up." 

You can download "Old Habits Die Hard"  here



North American Tour Dates Listed Below 
February 2016:
3rd: Vancouver BC - The Vogue
4th:  Seattle WA - Showbox SoDo
6th:  Portland OR - Roseland Theater
8th:  Oakland CA - Fox Theatre
11th:  Los Angeles CA - The Belasco
12th:  Los Angeles CA - The Belasco
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