Category Archives: Artist to Watch

Born Cages Release “Rolling Down The Hill” And Announce US Tour Dates

Born Cages just released their latest single “Rolling Down The Hill” and just when we thought the live version was good…the studio version blows it out of the water!  And if a new song isn’t enough, the band announced a string of US  Tour dates.   Listen to the studio version by firing up your Spotify account!  Or watch a live performance of “Rolling Down The Hill” below.

Be sure to catch Born Cages live this September in a city near you!

Born Cages Tour Dates
Aug 23rd – Brooklyn Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY – Free!
Sept 5th – Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Sept 9th – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY  – Buy Tickets
Sept 11th – Heirloom Art Theater – Danbury, CT – Buy Tickets
Sept 13th – Anchors Up – Haverhill, MA – Buy Tickets
Sept 14th -Radiant – Nutley, NJ – Buy Tickets
Sept 17th – Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets
Sept 18th – Paychecks – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
Sept 19th – Double Happiness – Columbus, OH  – Buy Tickets
Sept 20th – Northside Tavern – Cincinnati, OH- Buy Tickets
Sept 21st  – Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
Sept 23rd – Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
Sept 24th – Brewhaus – Rochester, NY – Buy Tickets
Sept 25th – Crocodile Rock Cafe  – Allentown, PA  – Buy Tickets

Pick up a copy of “Rolling Down The Hill” on iTunes now!

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Shawn Mendes Releases Debut EP

Vine star Shawn Mendes just released his self-titled debut EP!  Now you have no excuse to not be singing along to his set on the Austin Mahone tour this summer.    Last week, Shawn made his national television debut, with a performance on “Live With Kelly & Michael.”  Watch the performance of his single, “Life Of the Party,” below!

Shawn was also named as one of Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing Featured Artists, joining The Vamps, Becky G, R5, and Fifth Harmony.  He’ll be joining The Vamps and Fifth Harmony on the Austin Mahone tour – check out all of the dates here!

Shawn Mendes EP Tracklisting
1. Life Of The Party
2. Show You
3. One Of Those Nights
4. The Weight

Buy a copy of the EP on iTunes or Amazon now!

You can also see Shawn Mendes perform at the US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day in New York on Saturday, August 23rd.  And it’s free! He’s performing on the Hess Express Stage.  Get all the info here.

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THE HEYDAZE Announce Summer Tour Dates!

NYC based trio THE HEYDAZE, part of the iHeartRadio & Macy’s Rising Star lineup for 2014,  haven’t been around for that long but we have no doubts that you’ll be hearing a lot from these guys in the future.  THE HEYDAZE just had their first headlining show at New York’s Webster Hall last week – and it was a sold out show!

We love their catchy pop sound and energy. (Seriously, listen to “Little Bandit” once and you’ll be singing it for the next several days.  We guarantee it.)   Watch the video for their new single “Young Blood” below!

Like what you hear?  You can visit THE HEYDAZE’s Facebook page to download their songs (for free!)  Or catch THE HEYDAZE on the Northeast leg of Jesse McCartney’s “In Technicolor” Tour this summer.   We saw them open for AJR earlier this year, and they are just as fun live as their music.

Check out the dates below!   They hope to see you and all of your beautiful souls there.

THE HEYDAZE Summer 2014 Tour Dates with Jesse McCartney
Aug 8th – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets
Aug 9th – TLA – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Aug 12th – Irving Plaza – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
Aug 13th – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Aug 16th – The Paramount – Huntington, NY – Buy Tickets
Aug 17th – The Oakdale Theater – Wallingford, CT – Buy Tickets

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Brandyn Burnette Releases Video for “Thanks For Nothing”

Even if you haven’t heard of Brandyn Burnette yet, chances are you’ve heard one of his songs.   He’s written for artists like MKTO, Jake Miller, and Hot Chelle Rae, just to name a few, including their recent hits like “Heartbreak Holiday,” “First Flight Home” and “Don’t Say Goodnight.”   See what we mean?   Brandyn clearly knows more than a thing or two about writing a catchy pop song, and calls to mind other hit-makers turned solo artists (think Sia, Bruno Mars…)  He is definitely one to watch in 2014!

Brandyn is launching his career as a solo artist, with his first single, “Thanks For Nothing.”   When the song starts, you think it’s going to be a ballad…but then the chorus kicks in and it really packs a punch!   The unexpected, upbeat twist makes for one of the best breakup anthems we’ve ever heard.

Check out the video below and pickup a copy of the single on iTunes now!   Brandyn’s EP, “The Couch Surfing Chronicles” will be released later this fall by Warner Brothers Records.

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Artist To Watch: Derik Fein

It’s still early in Derik Fein‘s journey into the pop music world and he’s already crushing it!  The Miami, FL native recently performed on NBC,  has a loyal following of over 260,000 “Feiners” on Twitter, and his newest single “Funeral of Hearts” has been enjoying some serious success lately.  Derik blends some unique influences creating incredibly catchy Jason Mraz meets Adam Levine pop music.  The acoustic guitar driven “Funeral Of Hearts” showcases Derik’s guitar work and ability to craft an unforgettable song.  We found ourselves singing along by the end!

Watch the official video for “Funeral of Hearts” below.

You can catch Derik on tour this summer, check out the dates below!  Pickup a copy of “Funeral of Hearts” on iTunes now!

Derik Fein Summer 2014 Tour Dates
July 19th – Bamboo Gardens – Vincentown, NJ – Buy Tickets
July 20th – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Aug 1st – Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, NJ – Buy Tickets
Aug 2nd – Inferno Limits – Newark, NJ – Buy Tickets

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Artist To Watch: Jackson Harris

It’s been quite an exciting year for singer Jackson Harris!  Since releasing his debut EP, “Sharks and Vampires” in Feburary, Jackson has opened for artists like Fifth Harmony and Before You Exit, and is currently on tour with Cody Simpson in Europe.  Growing up in NYC, Jackson always knew he wanted to be a musician.  He immersed himself in music, listening to everyone from James Taylor to his sister’s Backstreet Boys albums, and friends’ Fall Out Boy albums.   Fitting right in with today’s DIY pop music trend, Jackson taught himself to play guitar by watching videos of John Mayer on Youtube, and posting his own covers of artists like Taylor Swift and Imagine Dragons.  (de rigueur for pop stars these days!)

Jackson has a versatile sound, and you can hear the range of influences in his songs.  Watch the video for his single “Life Through a Lens” below!

European Tour Dates with Cody Simpson
July 4th – Bord Gais Energy Theatre – Dublin, Ireland
July 5th – Academy 2 – Manchester, England
July 6th – Library – Birmingham, England
July 8th – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France
July 11th – Bikini – Barcelona, Spain
July 12th – Shoko Live – Madrid, Spain
July 14th – Armazem F TMN Ao Vivo – Lisbon, Portugal

He’ll be back in New York for a show on August 12th with Mike Tompkins at the Studio at Webster Hall.   Tickets are on sale now! Pickup a copy of the “Sharks and Vampires” EP on iTunes or Amazon!

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Shawn Mendes Drops First Single “Life Of The Party”

Youtube sensation Shawn Mendes, who was just signed to Island Records, released his first single “Life Of The Party!”  Shawn snagged a coveted opening spot for Austin Mahone and The Vamps on tour this summer.  He’s known for his unique covers of artists like Justin Bieber and Lana del Ray, which he posts to his Youtube channel as well as his Vine account.  “Life Of The Party” is Shawn’s first original song to be released, after teasing fans with (what else) Vine and Instagram videos in recent weeks.

Watch the official lyric video below and download it now on iTunes so you can sing along on tour!

Check out all of Shawn’s upcoming dates on the Austin Mahone tour here!

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