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.


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


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

Wednesday, September 23, 2015



Chvrches cover Justin Bieber's What Do You Mean in the Live Lounge for Clara Amfo and BBC Radio 1.

Their sophore album Every Open Eye will drop this Friday (Sept. 25th) and you can stream for free the entire album right now at NPR's First Listen right HERE

Chvrches sings Bieber's song "What Do You Mean?"

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Lauren Aquilina
Lauren Aquilina pic via
Downton Abbey fans have gone through laughter, hate, love, heartbreak and death through its five seasons.  This week, the first trailer for its final sixth season aired and it just gives me all the feels. And it looks like time and modernization has finally caught up with the Crawley family and their downstairs servants as it looks as though many of our favorite characters will move on and live life away from the Abbey. 

Well, dare if you wish and watch this super touching and sad trailer for Downtown Abbey's sixth and final season.  It starts off with gentle piano and vulnerable singing that foreshadows the end of our favorite characters.  The song is a cover version of Con te Partirò (Time to Say Goodbye) sang by  20 year-old Lauren Aquilina from the UK. The song, made famous by Andrea Bocelli is given an acoustic make-over and goes oh-so-perfectly with the commercial.  The song first premiered during UK's X-Factor.   Check it out below and also listen to Bocelli's powerful version.  Downton Abbey will air in the UK on September 20th. but will air in the US on January 3, 2016 on PBS.  

You can purchase the song on iTunes right HERE.

Here is Lauren watching the trailer for the first time:


"Con te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye) cover by Lauren Aquilina

Con te Partiro by Andrea Bocelli

Thursday, August 27, 2015


Laura Stevenson

Laura Stevenson is an old soul, stuck and finding her way through this industry that's embracing the digital revolution.  Which is surprising that in her newest offering, Laura takes on a much more fuller and rock-inspired sound for her upcoming album Cocksure which drops October 30th via Don Giovanni Records.  

Just listen to her new single "Torch Song," which premiered on SPIN  today.  The first single off her fourth album, it feels ready-made for the arena with loud guitars and a catchy sing-along chorus.

After more than a year of national and worldwide touring alongside reputable acts including Against Me!, The Go-Go’s, Cursive’s Tim Kasher and The Gaslight Anthem, Laura Stevenson will kick off a national fall tour on October 14 in DC.

Laura Stevenson National Tour Dates 
10/14: Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
10/15: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
10/16: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
10/17: Jacksonville, FL @ 1904 Music Hall
10/18: Tampa, FL @ New World Brewery
10/19: Orlando, FL @ The Social
10/21: New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues Lounge
10/22: Houston, TX @ Rudyards
10/23: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/24: Austin, TX @ The North Door
10/26: Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
10/28: San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
10/29: Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
10/30: San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Co.
10/31: Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
11/1: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
11/3: Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
11/4: Portland, OR @ Dante’s
11/6: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
11/7: Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
11/9: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
11/10: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
11/12: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
11/13: Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
11/14: Akron, OH @ Musica
11/17: Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe
11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry @ Fillmore
11/19: Boston, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
11/20: Kingston, NY @ BSP Kingston
11/21: New York, NY @ Webster Hall Marlin Room

Monday, August 17, 2015



Chvrches' new album Every Open Eye will be their follow-up to their 2013 worldwide hit debut album The Bones of What You Believe.  This new album drops September 25th just as the Scottish trio sets out on their U.S. tour kicking off in New York on Sept. 29th.

Today, they released their new video for "Leave a Trace." You can get the track instantly when you pre-order their new album on iTunes right HERE.

"Leave a Trace" official music video by CHVRCHES

Friday, August 14, 2015


MISTERWIVES have debuted the wild and crazy video for their latest single “Our Own House.”  The song is the title track of their critically acclaimed full-length debut, Our Own House

In addition, the New York alternative pop quintet recently earned their first RIAA gold plaque for the hit single “Reflections.” The song has accumulated over 500,000 digital downloads and streams since its release last year.

"Our Own House" official music video by Misterwives

MISTERWIVES have solidified themselves as one of 2015’s breakout acts. This year they landed at #1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart and even garnered an “Artist to Watch” nomination at the mtvU Woodie Awards. Along the way, they’ve impressed audiences everywhere from Hangout Festival, and Lollapalooza to Sweetlife Festival, and Outside Lands. Following two sold out 2015 tours, MISTERWIVES are gearing up to embark on The Scrapbook Tour this fall, including stops at Boston Calling Festival and Austin City Limits Festival. Full routing below!

MisterWives North American Tour Dates
Aug 19             Seattle, WA @ Showbox
Aug 21             Portland, OR @ MusicfestNW
Sep 12-13       Saint Louis, MO @ Lou Fest
Sep 19             Asbury Park, NJ @ Shadow of the City Festival

The Scrapbook Tour Dates
Sept 23            Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Sept 24            Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
Sep 25             Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
Sep 26             Montreal, QC @ MRCY Fest
Sep 27             Boston, MA @ Boston Calling Music Festival
Sept 29            Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
Oct 1               Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
Oct 2-3            Austin TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 4               Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Oct 6               Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
Oct 7               St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Oct 9-10          Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
Oct 11             Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas
Oct 13             Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
Oct 14             Los Angeles, CA @ The Belasco Theater
Oct 16             San Diego, CA @ North Park Theater
Oct 17             Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Oct 22             Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
Oct 23             Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Oct 25             Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre
Oct 27             Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Oct 28             Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
Nov 3              Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
Nov 4              Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Nov 6              New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Nov 8              Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club


"Let's Love" follows on from Echosmith's Certified Platinum "Cool Kids" and this spring's Certified Gold hit "Bright," which has dominated the charts across the board. Most recently, the band has played to crowds of thousands at festivals like Rock In Rio in Vegas, Governors Ball, and Firefly, sold out shows across Europe, and even joined Taylor Swift as special guests in Philadelphia to perform "Cool Kids" for a stadium of 50,000 people.

"Let's Love" official music video by Echosmith

The LA-based siblings will continue to tour throughout the rest of the summer, performing all across the U.S. and returning to Asia and Europe for a slew of dates in August, including the renowned Reading and Leeds Festivals in the U.K. Following that, they will tour in support of Twenty One Pilots' almost completely sold out Blurryface World Tour this fall - see below and at for a full list of upcoming dates.

Upcoming U.S. tour dates:
07/17               Oak Mountain Amphitheater - Pelham, AL
07/18              J Fred Johnson Stadium - Kingsport, TN
08/05              The Republik - Honolulu, HI
09/08             Echostage - Washington, DC^ *SOLD OUT*
09/09             Echostage - Washington, DC^ *SOLD OUT*
09/11               Festival Pier - Philadelphia, PA^ *SOLD OUT*
09/12              Blue Hills Bank Pavilion - Boston, MA^ *SOLD OUT*
09/13              Sound Academy - Toronto, ON^
09/15              Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY^
09/16              Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY^
09/18              Schottenstein Center - Columbus, OH^ *SOLD OUT*
09/19              iHeartRadio Music Festival Village - Las Vegas, NV
09/20              Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn - Indianapolis, IN^ *SOLD OUT*
09/22              Starlight Theatre - Kansas City, MO^
09/23              Sumter Amphitheater - Papillion, NE^
09/26              Saltair - Magna, UT^
09/27              Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO^ *SOLD OUT*
09/29              Brady Theater - Tulsa, OK^
10/01               South Side Ballroom - Dallas, TX^ *SOLD OUT*
10/02              Bayou Music Center - Houston, TX^ *SOLD OUT*
10/02-10/04   Austin City Limits - Austin, TX
10/05              Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN^ *SOLD OUT*
10/06              The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA^ *SOLD OUT*
10/07              The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA^ *SOLD OUT*
10/08              House of Blues - Orlando - Lake Buena Vista, FL^ *SOLD OUT*
10/09-10/11    Austin City Limits - Austin, TX
10/11                Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK^ *SOLD OUT*
10/13               Comerica Theatre - Phoenix, AZ^
10/15               Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA^ *SOLD OUT*
10/16               SDSU Open Air Theatre - San Diego, CA^ *SOLD OUT*
10/17               Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA^ *SOLD OUT*
10/18               Fox Theatre - Oakland, CA^ *SOLD OUT*
10/20              Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR^ *SOLD OUT*
10/21               Revolution Event Center - Boise, ID^
10/22               Paramount Theatre - Seattle, WA^ *SOLD OUT*
10/28              The District - Sioux Falls, SD^
10/29              The Myth - St. Paul, MN^ *SOLD OUT*
10/30              Eagles Ballroom - Portland, OR^ *SOLD OUT*

^ w/ Twenty One Pilots


Saturday, August 8, 2015


Alessia Cara at The Troubadour

Last Wednesday, 19 year-old 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.  The Canadian songstress quickly rose to fame when she released her first single "Here," an unapologetically autobiographical tune dubbed a party song but in actuality is more of an anti-party song that has amassed over 4 million views on YouTube since it's been released in May.  The single was praised by Pitchfork and Fader and many other music taste-makers. 

Alessia Cara at The Troubadour
Alessia Cara at The TroubadourAlessia Cara at The Troubadour

Working with Sebastian Kole on her upcoming EP Four Pink Walls, Alessia previewed the entire album for the sold out crowd; some fans even getting in line six hours before her scheduled performance.  She even came out before her show and took pics with her fans waiting in line.

Her set lasted only half an hour but in those 30 minutes, Alessia showcased her powerful vocals strewn over alt-pop melodies, sultry soulful beats and some dance-worthy tunes that surely will make her EP a breakout hit.  

Alessia Cara at The Troubadour
Alessia Cara at The Troubadour

Along with her original songs, Alessia sang The Neighbourhood single "Sweater Weather," a song that got her discovered and Amy Winehouse's "Valerie" which she sang acapella after taking a request from a drunk, obnoxious fan in the front row who would not shut the f*#@! up. 

My favorite moment of the night was her song "Seventeen" which was written with Kole in New Jersey after, she said, she had writers-block.  At the time, she was 17, and her father offered some advice.  "Write a song about how life goes by so fast," he said.  And with that advice, Alessia wrote "Seventeen," a nostalgic song wishing she could stay young forever.  

Alessia Cara at The Troubadour
Alessia Cara at The Troubadour

The night ended with her hit single "Here," the anti-party song that gives a shout out to the anti-social wallflowers with lyrics like, "I'm sorry if I seem uninterested / Or I'm not listenin', or I'm indefferent / Truly I ain't got no business here...I'd rather be at home all by myself / Not in this room with people who don't even care about my well being."  

Troubadour setlist (8/5/15) - I'm Yours / Outlaw / Sweater Weather (The Neighbourhood cover) / Valerie (Amy Winehouse cover) / Four Pink Walls / Seventeen  / Here

Alessia Cara at The TroubadourAlessia Cara at The Troubadour

"Here" by Alessia Cara

Friday, July 31, 2015


OF MONSTERS AND MEN premiered their new lyric video for their song “Organs” from their second full-length album,  Beneath The Skin [Republic Records] on Line of Best Fit. 

The video continues the band’s breathtaking lyric videos they have created for numerous songs on the album. This time around, the visual features co-vocalist and guitarist Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir front and center performing the song.

Tour Dates
July 31-8/1                  Montreal, QC              Osheaga Festival
August 1st                    Chicago, IL                  House of Blues
August 2nd                   Chicago, IL                  Lollapalooza
August 5th                    Calgary, AB                Grey Eagle Casino and Bingo Event Centre
August 6th                    Edmonton, AB             Edmonton Folk Festival
August 8th                    Squamish, BC             Squamish Valley Music Festival
August 9th                    Seattle, WA                 Marymoor Park Concerts
August 12th                  Los Angeles, CA         Greek Theatre
August 13th                  Las Vegas, NV            The Pool @ The Cosmopolitan
August 15th                  Elverta, CA                 Radio 94.7 City of Trees
August 16th                  Portland, OR               94.7 Alternative Portland’s Birthday Party
August 19th                  Reykjavik, Iceland      Harpa
August 20th                  Reykjavik, Iceland      Harpa
September 15th           Philadelphia, PA          Skyline Stage at the Mann Center
September 16th           Pittsburgh, PA             Stage AE
Sept.18-20th               Toronto, CA                Toronto Urban Roots Fest
September 20th           Columbia, MD             Merriweather Post Pavilion
September 22nd          New York, NY             Beacon Theatre
September 23rd           New York, NY             Beacon Theatre
September 24th           Brooklyn, NY              Kings Theatre
September 25th           Boston, MA                 Boston Calling Festival
September 26th           Uncasville, CT             Mohegan Sun Casino
September 28th           Columbus, OH            The LC Pavillion
September 29th           Detroit, MI                   Masonic Temple Theatre
October 1st                  St. Paul, MN               Roy Wilkins Auditorium
October 4th                  Austin, TX                   Austin City Limits
October 5th                  Houston, TX                Bayou Music Center
October 2nd                 Kansas City, MO        Arvest Bank Theatre at Midland
October 7th                  Nashville, TN              Ryman Auditorium
October 8th                  Charlotte, NC              Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory
October 9th                  Atlanta, GA                 Chastain Park Amphitheatre
October 11th               Austin, TX                   Austin City Limits
October 13th                Broomfield, CO           1st Bank Center
October 14th                Salt Lake City, UT      The Great Salt Air
October 16th                Berkely,CA                 Greek Theatre
October 17th                San Diego, CA            Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
October 29th                Oslo, Norway              Sentrum Scene
October 30th                Stockholm, Sweden   Munchenbryggeriet
October 31st                Copenhagen               Vega
November 2nd             Berlin, DE                    Columbia Halle
November 3rd              Amsterdam, NL          Paradiso
November 5th             Paris, France              Casino De Paris
November 6th            Groningen, NL              O’Port
November 6th -7th       Weissenhäuser Strand, DE – Rolling Stone Weekender
November 9th              Vienna, Austria            Gasometer
November 10th           Florence, Italy              Obihall
November 12th            Munich, DE                 Zenith
November 13th                 Winterthur, Switzerland – Eishalle Deutweg
November 15th             Brussels, Belgium       Forest National
November 16th            Cologne, DE               Palladium
November 18th            Manchester, UK          Manchester Academy
November 19th            Birmingham, UK         O2 Academy
November 20th            Bristol, UK                  O2 Academy
November 22nd           Dublin, Ireland           Olympia Theatre
November 23rd           Glasgow, UK             Barrowlands
November 24th            London, UK               O2 Academy Brixton
November 25th            London, UK               O2 Academy Brixton
November 27th            Sheffield, UK             O2 Academy Sheffield
November 28th            Lincoln, UK                Engine Shed

November 29th            Newcastle, UK            O2 Academy Newcastle

Free download - Lindsey Stirling Live From London

Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey Stirling brought her futurist world of electronic big beats fused with violin, dance and animation to the world on her 2014 Shatter Me Tour. This limited release, recorded live at London's Forum Theatre, includes four recordings from the show that will be available on the live DVD Lindsey Stirling: Live From London on August 7.

You can download this limited release at NoiseTrade right HERE.

Catch her brand-new, captivating, one-of-a-kind show on the west coast this August:

8/6 - Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre w/ Robert Delong
8/8 - Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre Berkeley w/ Robert Delong
8/10 - San Diego, CA @ San Diego Civic Theatre w/ Lights
8/12 - Tucson, AZ @ Tucson Music Hall w/ Lights
8/13 - Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theater w/ Lights
8/15- Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl w/ Lights
8/17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre w/ Lights

Thursday, July 23, 2015


photo via
I'm a big fan of Pixar films. Today Disney dropped the new trailer for "The Good Dinosaur." It asks the question: What if Earth was never hit by an asteroid that killed off all the dinosaurs?  In this animated feature film, we're taken on a journey with a dinosaur who befriends an unlikely human friend.  The film hits theaters this December.

The trailer also features the song "Crystals" by Of Monsters and Men.  It's from their second studio album Beneath the Skin which dropped last month.  Check out the trailer and the video below.

Pixar's The Good Dinosaur trailer featuring the song "Crystals" by Of Monsters and Men.

Official video for "Chystals" by Of Monsters and Men.

Monday, July 20, 2015


Earlier today, SPIN premiered a new video from Screaming Females.  The New Jersey DIY-punk trio released their critically acclaimed sixth album Rose Mountain, earlier this year and are taking their blazing punk rock heroics on a national summer tour. Kicking things off July 27th in Cleveland, the band will make stops in Chicago, Omaha, Seattle, Los Angeles, Nashville, DC and more.

Today, the band shares a new video for album track “Empty Head” which features life-size puppets of characters created collaboratively by director Tobias Stretch and the band. Drummer Jarrett Dougherty shares, “Tobias Stretch is an amazing video artist and we were very excited to work with him. He has developed a unique style of life-sized stop motion animation that uses the real world around us as the location. To fuse our esthetic with Tobias' style, Marissa and Tobias worked together to create two dimensional characters. We all worked to turn these characters into life-sized puppets and Tobias directed, shot and edited the video over many months. We are very pleased with the final look!" 

Thursday, July 16, 2015


CHVRCHES was selling out venues even before they released their debut album The Bones of What You Believe in 2013. When that album finally came, it definitely exceeded expectations and then some.  This Scottish trio are now gearing up for their highly anticipated sophomore album called Every Open Eye  due September 25th via Universal and they've given up a sneak peak with a new lyric video for "Leave a Trace." 



"Blue" is from Marina and the Diamonds latest album FROOT which was released earlier this year. Froot was Marina's first album to break US's Billboard 200 chart debuting at #8, her highest ever.  After a whirlwind tour promoting Froot which included stops at SXSW and Coachella, Marina and the Diamonds already announced her return with her Neon Nature Tour that launches in October with stops in Los Angeles, Boston, New York and Canada.

Check out the video for "Blue" below.


Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Ryn Weaver, on her first ever U.S. headlinig tour, hit the famed El Rey Theater in Los Angeles on Monday to a sold out crowd.  

On tour since March, Weaver just released her highly anticipated debut album The Fool last month.  

Recently named an MTV Artist to Watch as well as one of Time's "15 Artists To Watch In 2015" and one of Huffington Post's "25 Artists You Need To Start Listening To In 2015," Weaver rose to prominence after her debut single "OctaHate" was released online last year. Since, "OctaHate" has been streamed more than 6 million times on Spotify.

Born and raised in SoCal, this night felt special, like a homecoming of sorts with the sold-out crowd not just singing along to her hits songs "Promises" and "Octahate" but every other song which Weaver made note of. 

She even took a break to joke about the fascination of social media and how everyone has thousands of  'internet" friends yet "real friends" are few and far between.  She then asked everyone to turn and introduce themselves to at least two strangers.  It was a special gesture in a night where everyone in the room, at least, had one thing in common - the love for Ryn Weaver. 

With her father and brothers in attendance,  the highlight of the night was when Ryn turned it down a notch to perform "The Travelling Song" which she wrote in honor of her grandfather. 

And when, at the end of the night, she burst into "Octahate" fans rushed the stage to dance and sing with Weaver. 

El Rey Setlist: Runaway / Pierre / Sail On / Stay Low / The Fool / Free / Traveling Song / Promises / Here is Home / Octahate /  New Constellations

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Icona Pop

As part of the grand opening of the new Verizon store on Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade, Icona Pop will perform live on July 18th at 7pm.  

The duo, consisting of Aino Jawo and Caroline Hjelt are behind the worldwide hit "I Love It" featuring Charli XCX and have gone on tour with Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry. 

On July 18, be sure to come on down to the Promenade, where they'll also have fitness classes taught by celebrity trainer Kim Lyons, a Game of Skate contest with Dew Tour athletes, and free performances by chart-topping major recording artists! This is a can’t-miss event. Bring your friends and join the party!

Who:     Icona Pop
When:  July 18th
Where: Santa Monica Verizon
             1322 3rd Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401


Grand Opening Celebration!

To celebrate the opening of this high-tech, eco-friendly store, Verizon invites the public to its Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, July 18.

Festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m., including:

Performance by a major recording artist (to be announced soon!)
Dew Tour Game of Skate competition and athlete meet & greet
Two free workouts by celebrity trainer Kim Lyons
Live music by renowned LA DJ, Mike Sincere
Design-your-own skateboard deck with artist Thank You X
Free giveaways and much more!
Event Schedule

10:30 AM – Kim Lyons Fitness Class
12:00 PM – Dew TourGame of SKATE Qualifier
12:00 PM – Kim Lyons Q&A
12:15 PM – Kim Lyons Fitness Class 2
1:30 PM – Dew Tour Game of SKATE Semi-Final
1:45 PM – Kim Lyons Q&A 2
2:00 PM – DJ Mike Sincere
2:30 PM – Dew Tour Game of SKATE Bronze Round
3:15 PM – Dew Tour Game of SKATE Gold Round
3:45 PM – Dew Tour Athlete Signing
4:00 PM – Performance by Radial

5:45 PM – Performances by Major Recording Artists Begin