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..

Friday, May 27, 2016

PHANTOGRAM TEASES NEW SINGLE "YOU DON'T GET ME HIGH ANYMORE"


Phantogram just released a clip of their  new single "You Don't Get Me High Anymore" via their official websit coming 6/16 on Republic - listen to a clip here and watch for more from them soon.

http://www.youdontgetmehigh.com

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

SHURA RELEASES FUN '80s INSPIRED TRACK 'WHAT'S IT GONNA BE'


SHURA


UK singer/songwriter Shura just released an '80s inspired track ahead of her July 8th release of her debut LP Nothing's Real.

"What's It Gonna Be" is a pop / dance track that is a flashback of the feathered hair, leg warmer-wearing 80's carefree years reminicent of Olivia Newton-John and Toni Basil but is made fresh with and modern and uplifting syths beats.  

The song is part of her debut album that also includes her breakout hit single "Touch" (over 30 million plays to date), "The Space Tapes," "Indecision" and "2Shy."  

Making the exclusive BBC Sound 2015 list, Shura is the complete package as producer, singer, remixer and editor.  In 2014, Shura's video "Touch" became a viral hit which featured her friends kissing on camera and has since gained over 10 million views on YouTube. 

Since the 23 year-old Shura (aka: Aleksandra Denton) came on to the music scene, her songs have been covered and/or remixed by artists such as Mumford and Sons, Warpaint and  Talib Kweli.

Check out "What's It Gonna Be" below.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

THE WEEPIES ANNOUNCE 2016 SUMMER TOUR

THE WEEPIES

As they prepare for Deb Talan's solo project, The Weepies have announced a handful of intimate, acoustic shows this summer starting on June 8th in Nashville and ending on August 14th at the famed Troubadour in Los Angeles.

Earlier this month, Deb Talan annouced she wanted to return to her roots and record a solo album of new and prevously unreleased songs.

To learn more and support her project via Kickstarter, click HERE.

The Weepies Summer Tour Dates:
6/08 Nashville, TN @ City Winery - TICKETS
6/18 Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall - TICKETS
6/29 Atlanta, GA @ City Winery - TICKETS
8/10 Berkeley, CA @ Freight and Salvage - TICKETS
8/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour - TICKETS

PVRIS @ THE FONDA

PVRIS

PVRIS are quickly becoming the biggest thing in rock.  Friday night, the Massachusetts trio, led by lead singer Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian MacDonald took their first every headlining tour to a sold out Fonda Theatre where they performed for over an hour, singing songs off their debut album White Noise

The group was recently spotlighted on Buzzfeed's  “28 Underrated Musical Artists You Should Be Listening To Right Now,” while hitting the top of Billboard's "Emerging Artists Chart" with their video for "White Noise." 

Fans flocked to the venue hours ahead of time with lines forming around the block.  Touring heavily this past year PVRIS played Warped Tour and opened up for Fall Out Boy.  But this current tour marks their first headlining tour, hitting 23 cities in two months which ends in their home state on June 10th.  


The band is certainly living up to the hype: they recently hit No. 1 on Billboard’s “Emerging Artists Chart” with their new video, “White Noise,” which premiered on Nylon and was directed by Raul Gonzo (Thom Yorke).

PVRIS
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Saturday, May 21, 2016

FLORENCE + THE MACHINE VISITS AUSTIN TEEN IN HOSPICE CARE


"Today we were privileged to witness the clear joy of a room full of teenagers singing with Florence Welch and guitarist Rob Ackroyd from Florence and The Machine who came to Hospice Austin's Christopher House to give a private concert to a teen who missed her concert last night due to her illness. The room was full; full of joy and warmth and love and life and singing. Thank you, Florence!" • #florenceandthemachine #florencewelch #florence #fatm #robertackroyd @florence @9billionnamesofgod

A photo posted by @flomwelch on May 21, 2016 at 2:57pm PDT
Wow. This is a great story and shows the power of music to lift hearts and spirits. Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine, with the help of the staff at Hospice Austin, made a visit to the Hospice House to visit a 15 year-old teen who was unable to attend her concert at Austin360 Amphitheater the night before due to her illness.  The next day Welch, along with her guitarist Robert Ackroyd  surprised the teen with an acoustic performance in front of close friends and family singing "Dog Days Are Over" and "Shake It Out."

As written on the Austin Hospice Facebook page

"We have a patient who held long cherished tickets to see Florence and The Machine last night with her BFF. All week through set back after set back she asked if she would be able to go. We tried to entertain the idea and it felt so scary and overwhelming for the medical staff and her mother that finally I said no, and my heart broke again," said Hospice Austin's Christopher House Nurse Practitioner Christie Kramer. 

"And then, through a remarkable team effort on the part of Christopher House and Hospice Austin Staff, we were able to make contact with Florence. My patient's mom was so nervous- will she really come? Is she here yet? She kept popping out of the room and checking. And Florence came. And her mom burst into tears of joy at the sight of her and Florence gave her a big hug. Florence walked around the corner to the patient's room -- stuffed to the gills with teen friends -- and there were shrieks and squeals and so much joyous music and singing and tears and tears and tears of grief and joy and hope and love and utter devastation and somehow simple kindness made everything better. Many thanks to my wonderful colleagues who made this happen and to Florence + The Machine for giving an amazing gift of kindness." 

 Check out the videos below:



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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

CHVRCHES DROPS "WARNING CALL" LYRIC VIDEO FOR MIRROR'S EDGE CATALYST


CHVRCHES

Chvrches just released their lyric video for their new song "Warning Call," a brand new original theme track for Mirror's Edge Catalyst, a video game coming out June 7th on XBox One and PS4.

"Warning Call" lyric video by Chvrches
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HINDS FINDS BREAKING UP HARD BUT "EASY" IN NEW VIDEO

HINDS


Spellbinding and calming melodies marks Hinds' new song "Easy" and accompanying video with tears soaked eyes.   The song describes the worst moment of a relationship when you love someone but the other person stops loving you eventually.   You can't help but self-destruct because you can't do anything to change it; that (in a sense) is the easy part.

"Easy" is off their album Leave Me Alone which dropped earlier this year.  Watch the video below which was directed by John Strong and produced by Kourtney Gleason. 


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NEW DIE ANTWOORD TRACK "GUCCI COOCHIE" FEATURES DITA VON TEESE

Die Antwoord

Ahead of their new mixtape Suck on This release tomorrow, DIE ANTWOORD has been releasing new music all week.  Their latest, called "Gucci Coochie" features Dita Von Teese.

Last week, they release their first song in two years titled "Dazed and Confused."  

You can listen to both tracks below.





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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

THE WEEPIES' DEB TALAN PLANS SOLO PROJECT





Deb Talan, 1/2 of The Weepies is planning to record a solo album but don't fret. Talan is not leaving The Weepies. She just wants to return to her roots, to her beginnings after 10 years of touring, making records, starting a family and surviving cancer.  She's raising funds and asking for help via Kickstarter to record new and unreleased songs. 

About this project
Deb Talan Lucky Girl
 
I’m making a solo record, pretty much back where I started: in a room alone, writing and singing. I've got a stash of songs that no one has heard and I want to send them out into the world. 
I’ve been in the Weepies for more than 10 years. We've toured tens of thousands of miles, we made 6 albums, we sold about a million records, and while all that was happening Steve and I got married, we had three kids, moved to Iowa, I got stage 3 breast cancer, had treatment and recovered, and we kept working. It’s been a wonderful, terrible, full-joy-full-catastrophe kind of 10 years. 
I feel different, and the same. My kids are out of babyhood, I’m healthy, and I want to reclaim something. Some sense of myself as my own person. 
I'm still in the Weepies! But I also want to step out musically as who I am right now: a survivor, a songwriter, and a lucky girl.
With your help, I can bring these songs to life. I'm nervous. And I’m really excited.
Thanks so much for your support, and as always, for listening.
Deb Talan

To learn more about her project and tosupport Deb Talan click the link below:  
Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/debtalan/deb-talan-lucky-girl-the-weepies-singers-solo-reco


Watch the videos below to a couple of my favorite Weepies songs.


SANTA MONICA'S TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES ANNOUNCE 2016 LINE-UP



  • 2016 LINE-UP INCLUDES MAYER HAWTHORNE, BØRNS, THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS, PROTOJE & THE INDIGGNATION, NATALIA LAFOURCADE, SAVE FERRIS, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA AND MORE
  • SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST FREE CONCERT SERIES, TO BEGIN THURSDAY, JULY 7 AT THE SANTA MONICA PIER
Southern California's largest free concert series, THE TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES, announces the dates and lineup for its 32nd annual season presented by Snapchat.  Returning to the iconic Santa Monica Pier, the all-ages event soundtracks the SoCal summer life every Thursday beginning July 7 through September 8 from 7:00-10:00 PM.

Known as one of the premier free concert series throughout the U.S., the annual genre-crossing line-up offers musical exploration to guests at one of the most iconic beaches in America.  Each week, THE TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES will include two acts and nod to a specific musical genre.  The 2016 lineup is as follows:

R&B/Soul Mayer Hawthorne & Alina Baraz [7/7], Indie Rock/Pop BØRNS & Porches [7/14], Classic '80s Psychedelic Furs & Day Wave [7/21], Reggae Proteje & The Indiggnation & Raging Fyah [7/28], Latin Natalia Lafourcade & Monsieur Periné [8/4], 90s Alt Save Ferris [8/25], Indie Rock Unknown Mortal Orchestra [9/1], Disco Ohio Players with artists for August 11 and 18 to be announced in mid-June.

Snapchat is collaborating with The Pier to bring a myriad of new experiences to THE TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES, such as carnival-style activities and art installations, including one by FriendsWithYou. This expands upon the popular 2015 Snapchat booth, which included games such as "Grab-A-Ghost," "Whac-A-Boo," and "Bye Bye Ghost."

Additionally getting to THE TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES this year will be easier than ever with the opening of the new Expo train line running from Union Station through West Los Angeles to Santa Monica, making travel to the venue a seamless experience. The city has become closer, enabling music fans easier access to THE TWILIGHT CONCERT SERIES for the first time ever on public rail. Beyond the rail line, Breeze (the City of Santa Monica's public bike share program), a variety of ride share services and public lots throughout Santa Monica, offer a choice of options for those planning to attend the series.

The Twilight Concert Series is a co-production of the Santa Monica Pier Corp. and RH&S Concerts.  2016 media partners include KCRW and Alt 98.7 (LA's Alternative).

Monday, May 16, 2016

TEGAN AND SARA PREMIERE'S NEW SONG "STOP DESIRE"


Tegan and Sara has dropped another new song, premiering "Stop Desire" today on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show. It's their fourth song that they've released off their upcoming album Love You to Death.  They've since released "Boyfriend," "U-Turn" and "100x".

Tegan and Sara gave Los Angeles fans a special preview of their new music earlier this week, debuting tracks "100x" and "Stop Desire" at The Roxy and Teragram Ballroom.  They will next play New York City's Le Poisson Rouge on May 9 before performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 10.  These performances precede Tegan and Sara's international tour dates and their recently announced 41-date North American headlining tour.

Listen to the track below. 


ADELE WILL DEBUT NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR "SEND MY LOVE (TO YOUR NEW LOVER)" AT 2016 BILLBOARD AWARDS

NEW ADELE MUSIC VIDEO TO MAKE WORLDWIDE DEBUT 
AT THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”


Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that the video for Adele’s new single “Send My Love (To Your New Lover),” off her latest album 25, will make its worldwide debut during the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.”  The video for the song, which was co-written with and produced by Max Martin & Shellback, was shot in London and directed by Patrick Daughters (Feist, Muse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs).  The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will be hosted by Ludacris and Ciara, and will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC.

Adele is currently in the midst of a sold out tour in Europe, which runs through June 15th.  As previously announced, Adele will headline this years Glastonbury Festival in the UK, from June 22-26.  Adele kicks off a sold out tour of North America on July 5th in Minneapolis, MN which runs through November 15th in Mexico City, DF- all dates can be found on her website: adele.com/live 

The Show Will Broadcast LIVE From T-Mobile Arena on 
SUNDAY, MAY 22nd at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC  

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Friday, May 6, 2016

TEGAN AND SARA PREMIERE "100X" VIDEO


Today, in anticipation of their eagerly awaited album Love You to Death (available June 3 on Warner Bros. Records), Tegan and Sara have premiered the video for brand-new track "100x" via Noisey. The visual was created in partnership with renowned dog groomer Jess Rona and features Rona's celebrated canine clients.  

"I met Jess Rona at a Mafia party in LA and we hit it off immediately," Sara Quin reveals. "An actor, musician and dog groomer, 'JessRonaGrooming' became my favorite Instagram account. I constantly direct people to her beautiful, heartbreaking mini-music videos of her furry clients, because they're an endless delight. It was a true honor to have her do a long form version for our song 100x."  

Watch "100x" here: 



"100x" is the third visual from Love You to Death, following the videos for the song "U-turn" and critically-acclaimed single "Boyfriend." Both songs were released on April 8 to rave reviews, and have been featured as best new tracks by Pitchfork, Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, USA Today, and FADER, among others.  USA Today exclaimed, "Tegan and Sara have been making perfect pop songs for as long as they've been around, and their latest is no exception."

Tegan and Sara gave Los Angeles fans a special preview of their new music earlier this week, debuting tracks "100x" and "Stop Desire" at The Roxy and Teragram Ballroom.  They will be prforming on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 10.  These performances precede Tegan and Sara's international tour dates and their recently announced 41-date North American headlining tour (see below for full list of dates). 

Tickets are available now via http://teganandsara.com/shows/.  

Tegan and Sara North American Tour Dates
September 9 TCU Place Saskatoon, SK
September 10 Centennial Concert Hall Winnipeg, MB
September 12 State Theatre Minneapolis, MN
September 13 Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland Kansas City, MO
September 15 The Majestic Theatre Dallas, TX
September 16 Warehouse Live Ballroom Houston, TX
September 17 Stubb's Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater Austin, TX
September 19 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa, OK
September 21 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
September 22 In the Venue Salt Lake City, UT
September 25 Observatory North Park San Diego, CA
September 29 The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
September 30 Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA
October 1 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
October 3 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
October 4 Moore Theatre Seattle, WA
October 5 Queen Elizabeth Theatre Vancouver, BC
October 7 BMO Centre Calgary, AB
October 8 Shaw Conference Center Edmonton, AB
October 20 Pasbt Theater Milwaukee, WI
October 21 Riviera Theater Chicago, IL
October 22 The Pageant Saint Louis, MO
October 24 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
October 25 Express Live! Indoor Pavilion Columbus, OH
October 26 Royal Oak Music Theatre Royal Oak, MI
October 28 Massey Hall Toronto, ON
October 29 Metropolis Montreal, QC
October 30 Theatre Capitole Quebec City, QC
October 31 House of Blues Boston, MA
November 3 The Fillmore Philadelphia, MA
November 4 Theater at Madison Square Garden New York, NY 
November 5 Stage AE - Indoor Pittsburgh, PA
November 6 9:30 Club Washington, DC
November 7 9:30 Club Washington, DC
November 9 The National Richmond, VA
November 10 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
November 11 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
November 12 Joy Theater New Orleans, LA
November 14 The Beacham Theatre Orlando, FL
November 15 The RITZ Ybor Tampa, FL
November 16 Revolution Fort Lauderdale, FL

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

PHASES AND GOLDROOM @ YOUTUBE SPACE LA MUSIC NIGHT


PHASES


Last Wednesay Youtube SpaceLa had their Music Night social event that featured Phases and Goldroom, both fresh off their performance at last  weekend's Coachella Music Festival.

This free event, at the spacious YouTube lobby in Marina Del Rey, was host to hundreds of social media and online creators to connect and socialize with each other while enjoying  a night of great music, drinks and food.  

PHASES


GOLDROOM
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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/.