AJR Celebrate “Living Room” Release at Webster Hall

Indie pop band AJR released their debut album, Living Room, earlier this week, and celebrated with a concert at NYC’s Webster Hall last night.  The album has been a long time coming for brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan, who got their start by busking around New York.  Those experiences certainly influence their performing style – they’ve mastered the ability to win over a crowd with their energetic playing style.

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AJR promised this wouldn’t be a typical show, and they had quite a few surprises in store last night.  Using a GoPro camera and a selfie stick, they filmed a music video for the fan favorite, “Woody Allen” during their set.  We can’t wait to see how it turned out!   They also took crowd interaction to a whole new level when they played their new single “Infinity.”  Drums were placed just in front of the stage, and Jack passed out drum sticks to the lucky fans in the front row so they could drum along with him.  He later jumped into the crowd after a serious drum-off between the three brothers during “Pitchfork Kids.”  They also invited surprise guest  Alex Wolff on stage to play guitar for “Big White Bed.”

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They played every track off of “Living Room,” and the packed crowd was singing along to every word, even the Overture.  It was fun to see the album come to life on stage, and celebrate how far AJR has come.  “Living Room” showcases AJR’s wide range and unique sound – from the mellow “Growing Old On Bleecker Street” to “Big Idea,” with it’s layered loops and lightening fast verses.  We’re glad that “The Green And The Town” made the album, thanks to the support of their fans, as it’s one of our favorite tracks!

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AJR is proof that if you have a Big Idea (pro tools and a mic), you can do anything you like.

Pickup a copy of “Living Room” on iTunes or Amazon now!

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Setlist:
Overture
Thirsty
The World Is A Marble Heart
Infinity
Growing Old on Bleecker Street
Living on Love
The Green and The Town
Woody Allen
My Calling
Big Idea
Big White Bed
Pitchfork Kids
I’m Ready

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Nathan Sykes Debuts “More Than You’ll Ever Know”

Nathan Sykes from The Wanted (RIP) surprised us all by dropping a new single today!  This is Nathan’s first single since The Wanted announced they were taking an extended break to work on separate projects, and also a nice preview of Nathan’s solo album.

We’re excited for new music from Nathan because he has such an incredible voice.  The track has a retro sound complete with horns and finger snaps in the chorus.  It’s definitely the right musical direction for Nathan’s vocal abilities.  Have you heard him live?  Chills!  Listen to “More Than You’ll Ever Know” below!

Download your own copy of “More Than You’ll Ever Know” for free HERE!

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Shania Twain Going on Final “Rock This Country” Tour

It’s real, y’all!  Rumors had been going around that Shania Twain would be heading out on tour, and she confirmed the news this morning with a huge announcement on GMA.  The Rock This Country  Tour kicks off in Seattle on June 5th, with dates across the US and Canada throughout the Summer, including a stop at Madison Square Garden!  It’s been 12 years since Shania’s last headlining tour, but after all these years, she’s still the one.  She also announced that this would be her LAST tour ever!

Her two year residency in Las Vegas ended last year, and if that show is any indicator of what to expect on tour, we are in for an AMAZING show.  Her Vegas show had everything: flying motorcycles, live horses, moving sets, leopard jumpsuits, backup dancers, and more.  If you missed it, you can pickup a copy of Shania Twain: Still The One on DVD and get ready to rock this country with Shania all summer.

Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, March 13th, with pre-sales happening a few days before.  Come on over to ShaniaTwain.com for all the details and check out the dates below!

Shania Twain Rock This Country Tour Dates
June 5 — Key Arena – Seattle, WA
June 7 — Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
June 9 — Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC
June 11 — Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB
June 12 — Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB
June 14 — SaskTel Centre – Saskatoon, SK
June 15 — MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB
June 19 — Budweiser Gardens – London, ON
June 20 — Budweiser Gardens – London, ON
June 22 — FirstOntario Centre – Hamilton, ON
June 24 — Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
June 25 — Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON
June 27 — Wesley Clover Parks – Ottawa, ON
June 28 — Bell Centre – Montreal, QC
June 30 — Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
July 1 — Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
July 3 — Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
July 7 — Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
July 8 — TD Garden – Boston, MA
July 10 — CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA
July 11 — Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI
July 13 — Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, IN
July 15 — Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
July 16 — American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL
July 18 — Bon Secours Wellness Arena – Greenville, SC
July 19 — Time Warner Cable Arena – Charlotte, NC
July 21 — Verizon Center – Washington, D.C.
July 22 — Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
July 25 — Palace of Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI
July 26 — iWireless Center – Moline, IL
July 28 — Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
July 29 — AllState Arena – Rosemont, IL
July 31 — Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
August 1 — Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
August 3 — KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY
August 4 — Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MN
August 6 — Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, IA
August 7 — Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
August 9 — Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX
August 10 — American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
August 12 — Chesapeake Energy Center – Oklahoma City, OK
August 14 — Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
August 15 — EnergySolutions Arena – Salt Lake City, UT
August 17 — SAP Center – San Jose, CA
August 19 — Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
August 20 — Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
August 22 — Valley View Casino Center – San Diego, CA
August 24 — Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA

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Cody Simpson Announces Spring Tour in The US & Europe!

Aussie pop star Cody Simpson just announced the dates for his Spring tour, hitting cities across the US and Europe!  It’s been a minute since he’s toured the US, so we are so excited to see him again this Spring.   It will be his first tour with his new sound, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store.   Tickets go on sale this week – visit CodySimpson.com for more details.  Check all of the dates below and watch his video for “New Problems” now!

Cody Simpson Spring 2015 Tour Dates
April 1st – The Roxy – West Hollywood, CA – Buy Tickets
April 2nd – American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
April 4th – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC – Buy Tickets
April 5th – World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
April 6th – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
April 7th – Opera House – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
April 22nd – The Circus – Helsinki, Finland – Buy Tickets
April 24th – Trädgårn – Göteborg, Sweden – Buy Tickets
April 26th – USF Verflet – Berge, Norway – Buy Tickets
April 27th – Folken – Stavanger, Norway – Buy Tickets
April 28th – Train – Arhus, Denmark – Buy Tickets
April 29th – Postbahnhof – Berlin, Germany – Buy Tickets – Soon!
May 1st – Palladium – Warsaw, Poland – Buy Tickets
May 3rd – Gruenspan – Hamburg, Germany – Buy Tickets – Soon!
May 4th – Kantine – Cologne, Germany – Buy Tickets – Soon!
May 6th – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – London, UK – Buy Tickets
May 7th – The Institute – Digbeth, UK – Buy Tickets
May 8th – The Ritz – Manchester, UK – Buy Tickets
May 10th – TivoliVredenburg – Utrecht, Netherlands – Buy Tickets
May 12th – Alhambra – Paris, France – Buy Tickets
May 14th – DYNAMO – Zurich, Switzerland – Buy Tickets
May 15th – Tunnel – Milan, Italy – Buy Tickets
May 17th – Sala Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain – Buy Tickets
May 18th – San Miguel – Madrid, Spain – Buy Tickets

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Born Cages To Release Debut Album “I’m Glad I’m Not Me” On June 2nd

Born Cages just announced that their hotly anticipated debut album “I’m Glad I’m Not Me” will be released on June 2nd, 2015!  Rejoice further because pre-orders for the album are available on iTunes now, with 4 songs available for instant download.  The album cover features art work from Matthew Cooper who has credits ranging from Franz Ferdinand and Arctic Monkeys, to Paul McCartney and The Kills.

The album features hits from “The Sidelines EP,” and new fan favorites the band have been test driving in their live shows.  Check out the official track listing below!

Born Cages “I’m Glad I’m Not Me”  Track Listing
1. Rolling Down The Hill
2. Bigger Than Me
3. Don’t Look Back
4. Moving On
5. I Just Want The Truth, Baby
6. Give Me A Smile
7. Caiti
8. Metaphor
9. Dirty Money
10. Volcano
11. Green
12. Finding Beauty In A Broken World

Pre-order bundles are also available on BornCages.com with extras like physical copies of the album, t-shirts, and even a crew neck sweatshirt!

Don’t forget that Born Cages are playing their way to SXSW this year, as well as a full summer run on this years Warped Tour!  Check out their upcoming tour dates with Dreamers HERE.

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Thomas Rhett Rocks The Paramount NY In Sold Out Show

Thomas Rhett played a killer sold-out show at the Paramount in Huntington, NY over the weekend.  It was one of those shows that you’ll always remember – everyone in the crowd could feel something special was happening.  Thomas had already been having a great week: he made history when his single “Makes Me Wanna” hit #1 on the Country Airplay chart, making him only the second country artist to ever have 3 #1 hits from a debut album, and the first to do so in over 20 years.

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When he played “Make Me Wanna,” just 4 songs into the set, the energy in the room went off the charts, as the already hyped up crowd dance and sang along to every word.  It was so overwhelming that Thomas had to pause a couple of times to wipe away tears before he could continue (as did we).  Which only egged the crowd on more, as everyone erupted into cheers and the usual chants of “USA! USA!.”  It was a touching and telling moment, and we get chills just thinking about it.  Ladies and gentlemen, Thomas Rhett has arrived.

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Thomas kicked off the night with a newer track, “South Side,” encouraging the audience to shake their “south sides.”  Thomas proved again and again during his set that he is indeed very good at shaking his south side.  He’s mentioned wanting to bring soul and funk back into country music, and he’s certainly doing just that.  Like most of country’s new artists at the moment, Thomas was influenced by a wide range of music, not just country.  A cover of Lee Brice’s “Parking Lot Party,” (which Thomas co-wrote) included a medley of Weezer’s “Beverly Hills” and David Lee Murphy’s “Dust On The Bottle.”  His intro music was Jason Derulo’s “Trumpets,” and he broke into a little of Justin Timberlake’s “Suit and Tie.”  He ended his set with a cover of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ hit “Uptown Funk,” further showcasing his funky side.

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Thomas has the unique ability to make every person in the room feel like they are a part of the show – pointing out fans in the front rows and the rafters, signing hats and taking selfies mid-song, and calling out to one fan in the audience who was standing there with his arms crossed.  Boy, you can’t do that at at Thomas Rhett show.  He got the surprise of his life later in the night when Thomas pulled him onstage during his cover of “Friends In Low Places,” handed him his guitar and encouraged him to sing, “play guitar,” and yes, shake his south side.  After spotting a Birthday poster in the crowd, Thomas made sure to get the Birthday Girl’s name before leading a “Happy Birthday” singalong. He asked the girl if she was having a great time – we think it’s safe to say best Birthday, ever.

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All in all, we went in to the show not knowing what to expect, just that we liked his album. And we walked out much bigger fans than before.  We’re not sorry for partyin’ with Thomas on Saturday night.

Thomas Rhett is currently on tour with Florida Georgia Line and Frankie Ballard.  Check out all of his upcoming tour dates HERE!  And if you have the chance to see him, GO!  He’ll be the one headlining Madison Square Garden one day.

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Set List:
Intro
South Side
Something To Do With My Hands
What You Got In That Cup
Makes Me Wanna
Parking Lot Party Medley
It Goes Like This
T-Shirt
Front Porch Junkies
Sorry For Partyin’
Take You Home
Beer With Jesus
Round Here
Get Me Some Of That
Uptown Funk
Friends In Low Places (encore)

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Pickup a copy of Thomas Rhett’s debut album “It Goes Like This” on iTunes now!  Visit our Tumblr for more photos from the show.

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