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The Friday Five: Nick & Knight’s Greatest Hits

In case you haven’t heard, Nick & Knight’s debut album will be released next week!  The album, out September 2nd, is a collaboration between all time boy band greats Nick Carter and Jordan Knight.   In celebration of the album, here’s a look at our favorite Nick & Knight songs and collaborations.  If you’re in NYC, you can celebrate the album release with Nick & Knight at Highline Ballroom!  Get more info here.  You can pre-order Nick & Knight’s album on iTunes now!

1.  Jordan Knight – “Give It To You”
Jordan’s first solo hit was a smash on TRL back in the day, although looking back we probably shouldn’t have been singing this song.  Oh well.  It was co-written by Robin Thicke, so it all makes sense now.

2. Jordan Knight featuring Donnie Wahlberg – “Stingy”
Nick & Knight’s album isn’t the first time he’s teamed up with a fellow boy band member.  We love this collaboration between Jordan & Donnie.

3. Nick Carter – “Just One Kiss”
While Nick’s solo career never reached the height of Jordan’s, he did release his 2nd solo album in 2011, including this catchy lead single.

4. NKOTBSB – “Don’t Turn Out The Lights”
The start of the Carter-Knight bro-mance began in 2010 when the supergroup, NKOTBSB was formed, AKA the greatest thing to happen in boy band history.

5. Nick & Knight – “One More Time”
And the second greatest thing to happen in boy band history: the first single released by the duo!  We can’t wait to see them on tour this fall.  Check out all the dates here!

 

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5 Seconds Of Summer Announce “Derp Con 2014″

5SOS have been on a roll since their album debuted on the top of the charts in the US and they just announced their latest venture, something they’re calling “5SOS Derp Con 2014.”   The band will be holding a worldwide competition for their fans and the lucky winners (plus one friend) get to fly to LA to hang out with the band before their massive headlining show at The Forum in November.  The lucky fans get to represent their country and join in some seriously fun shenanigans with Mikey, Ashton, Luke, and Calum.  Visit 5SOSDerpCon.com for more information on how to get involved in “5SOS Derp Con 2014.”

Watch the announcement video from 5SOS below!

Make sure you get your tickets to see 5 Seconds Of Summer live at The Forum in Los Angeles in November.  Tickets and information HERE.   You can also get your tickets to their headlining “Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour 2015″ in Europe and USA.

Pick up a copy of 5 Seconds Of Summer’s debut self titled album on iTunes or Amazon now so you can sing along and practice your air guitar (or air drumming)!

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The Strypes at the Music Hall of Williamsburg

We caught The Strypes show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, part of their mini-tour of the US this week in support of their “4 Track Mind” EP.  It was a relentless onslaught of talent from start to finish.  It’s hard to believe that all 4 members of the band, hailing from Cavan, Ireland, are still in their teens.  The band got their start by playing in pubs around Ireland, where to get people’s attention, they learned to play loud, fast, good old fashioned rhythm and blues.  Their influences include The Yardbirds, Bo Diddley, The Rolling Stones, and Dr. Feelgood.

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The band proved that they were total masters of their instruments – Ross Farrelly (16) on harmonica & lead vocals; Josh McClorey (18) on lead guitar; Peter O’Hanlon (18) on bass; and Evan Walsh (17) on drums.  As if that wasn’t enough, near the end of their set, everyone just switched instruments – Farrelly on guitar; McClorey on bass; and O’Hanlon on harmonica.  O’Hanlon had an impressive harmonica solo that had everyone in awe.   All their time spent winning over crowds has certainly paid off.  The crowd was one of the most animated we’ve ever seen, and the band had everyone jumping and dancing along from start to finish.

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We can’t say enough good things about The Strypes, and neither can Rolling Stone.  If you ever have a chance to see them live, GO!   They are incredibly gifted young performers, and if they are this good now they can only get better.

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Watch their performance of “Still Gonna Drive You Home” from the “4 Track Mind” EP, out on iTunes now!

The Strypes Setlist 8/23/14
1. Mystery Man
2. So They Say
3. Brand New Cadillac  (Vince Taylor cover)
4. She’s So Fine
5. What the People Don’t See
6. I Don’t Want to Know
7. I Can Tell (Bo Diddley cover)
8. Smokestack Lightning  (Howlin’ Wolf cover)
9. Angel Eyes
10. Ooh Poo Pah Doo  (Jessie Hill cover)
11. Concrete Jungle  (The Specials cover)
12. Still Gonna Drive You Home
13. Hard to Say No
14. Perfect Storm
15. What a Shame
16. Hometown Girls
17. Got Love If You Want It  (Slim Harpo cover)
18. Blue Collar Jane
19. You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover  (Bo Diddley cover)
20. Heart of the City  (Nick Lowe cover)
21. Rockaway Beach  (Ramones cover)
22. Louie Louie  (The Kingsmen cover)

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Dan + Shay Add Los Angeles to Where It All Began Tour

LA!  We’ve got some news that will totally make your Monday.  Country duo Dan + Shay just announced they added a headlining show in Los Angeles on October 2nd, part of the Where It All Began Tour.  So if you couldn’t get tickets to see their sold-out opening set at the Hollywood  Bowl with Blake Shelton, now’s your chance!

Ticket pre-sales start tomorrow, August 26th at 10AM local venue time.  Be sure to visit DanAndShay.com for info on VIP packages & the Dan + Shay + You Experience (which is amazing, and we highly recommend).  Watch our video of “First Time Feeling” from the We Are Not Invisible Tour below.

Dan + Shay at the El Ray Theatre
Los Angeles, VA
Thursday, October 2nd 2014 at 8pm
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Make sure you get a copy of “Where It All Began” on iTunes so you can sing along at the show!  Check out all of Dan + Shay’s headlining tour dates HERE!  After it wraps they’ll be joining Hunter Hayes and The Railers on tour this Fall, part of the Tattoo (Your Name) Tour.

Be sure to follow Dan + Shay and Secret Fangirls for more updates!

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Hunter Hayes: Tattoo (Your Name) Tour with Dan + Shay and The Railers!

During his outstanding performance on the Today Show this morning, Hunter Hayes dropped his big news: he got a tattoo!  Not really, but he is going back out on tour this fall!   The Tattoo (Your Name) Tour kicks off in October in Pennsylvania.   Even better?  He is bringing SecretFangirl.com favorites Dan + Shay and The Railers on tour with him!    Talk about a dream tour lineup.  Hunter also said that he will be doing something unexpected on this tour that’s never been done before, and that they had been working on a new technology to make it happen.  We have no idea what we’re in for, but we can’t wait for this tour!

Watch the trailer for the tour below!

Stay tuned to HunterHayes.com for ticket on sale info, including VIP packages.  Visit DanAndShay.com for info on the Dan + Shay + You Experience.  (Which we highly recommend.)

Hunter Hayes Fall 2014 Tattoo (Your Name) Tour with Dan + Shay and The Railers
Oct. 30th – Bryce Jordan Center – University Park,  PA
Oct. 31st – Times Union Center – Albany, NY
Nov. 1st – Thomas M. Ryan Center – Providence, RI
Nov. 13th – BMO Harris Bradley Center – Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 14th – iWireless Center – Moline, IL
Nov. 15th – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
Nov. 20th – Chaifetz Arena – St. Louis, MO
Nov. 21st – Sears Centre Arena – Chicago, IL
Nov. 22nd – The Palace of Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI
Dec. 4th – Lakefront Arena – New Orleans, LA
Dec. 5th –  Veterans Memorial Arena – Jacksonville, FL
Dec. 6th – Arena at Gwinnett Center – Atlanta, GA
Dec. 11th – Wolstein Center – Cleveland, OH
Dec. 12th –  Rogers K-Rock Centre – Kingston, ONT
Dec. 13th – Budweiser Gardens – London, ONT

Be sure to follow Hunter Hayes, Dan + Shay, The Railers & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

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THE HEYDAZE Join Timeflies Fall Tour!

NYC’s THE HEYDAZE just announced they will be joining Timeflies on tour this Fall!   If you’re not familiar with them yet, then trust us: this is a band you need to know.  After having their first show, ever, back in April, they’ve already sold out NYC’s Webster Hall and scored an opening spot on the In Technicolor Tour with Jesse McCartney.   They were also a part of the iHeartRadio & Macy’s Rising Star Contest.  We love their acoustic-driven, catchy pop sound, and their knack for lyrical puns.  If you’re into the whole “driving around in the car with the top down, loving life kind of thing” then THE HEYDAZE are the band for you.

Listen to their ode to summer, “Arnold Palmer,” below!

Make sure to ‘like’ THE HEYDAZE’s Facebook page for some free jams.  You can also check them out on SoundCloud & iTunes.

Timeflies After Hours Tour with THE HEYDAZE
October 29th – The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
November 2nd – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
November 4th – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
November 6th – Diamond Ballroom, Oklahoma City, OK
November 7th – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
November 8th – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
November 9th – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA
November 11th – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
November 14th – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
November 18th – House of Blues – Boston, MA
November 21st – Webster Hall – New York, NY

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The Friday Five: Summer Love Songs

It’s hard to believe that we’re already nearing the end of summer.  (Seriously, how is Labor Day next weekend?!)   Which means you’ve got just a couple weeks left to find (or enjoy) that summer romance.  Here’s the soundtrack to your summer love.

1.  “19 You + Me” – Dan+Shay
This nostalgic track paints the picture of a perfect summer romance.  From sweet tea kissin’ to that first dance in the sand, just listening to this song makes you feel like you’re spending a hot day on Myrtle Beach back in 19–.

2.  “Alice By The Hudson” – AJR
One of AJR’s biggest influences are The Beach Boys, and you can certainly hear it in this track.  “Alice By The Hudson” sounds like a modern day update of the ultimate summer love song, “Surfer Girl.”

3. “Young Love” – Jesse McCartney
We’re loving the retro-pop vibes of JMAC’s new album, “In Technicolor.”  A great love (or a great love song) will make you feel like you’re 17 again.

4. “Shower” – Becky G
This catchy track is everything you’d want in a summer romance, and will have you dancing in the mirror and singing in the shower.

5.  “Vacation” – Sam Hunt
Okay, so this is more of a love song to summer itself and an ode to being on vacation.  A reminder that you’ve got 2 weeks of summer left:  use them well.

Bonus: “Summer Love” – Justin Timberlake

We are all fangirls at heart.

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