Category Archives: Austin Mahone

Listen To Austin Mahone’s New Track, “Torture”

Austin Mahone has been keeping us waiting for new music since his “Secret” EP came out last May, one of our favorites of the year.  His next single, “Dirty Work,” is expected to drop “soon” and we hope he doesn’t mean band soon!  Austin is fully aware of the torture he’s put us through while we wait for new music, so appropriately enough, he just dropped his another new track he wrote with Robert Villanueva called “Torture!”

Listen to the track below and download for free on SoundCloud!  We can’t wait to hear “Dirty Work” … soon and hope it continues Austin’s 90s-boyband-esque pop sounds.

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Watch Becky G’s “Lovin’ So Hard” Video Featuring Bae Austin Mahone

We love Becky G.  We love Austin Mahone.  So naturally, we love Becky G’s video for her new single “Lovin’ So Hard” featuring her (our) bae Austin Mahone!   It’s basically all of the activities we plan on doing this Summer (beach, arcade, tacos, froyo, hanging with Austin, etc).  Watch the video below!

Pickup a copy of “Lovin’ So Hard” on iTunes or Amazon now!

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Austin Mahone Drops “Waiting For This Love”

Austin Mahone has been busy working on his much anticipated debut album (seriously, he has a book out – but not a full album!)  While we (impatiently) wait for it, Austin wanted to give us some new music in the meantime “as a thank you for supporting everything I do.”  He wrote the track with pal Robert Villanueva in Miami.  We love Austin for his 90s pop-influenced sound, but this track is more of a throwback to classic 90s R&B.  Check it out and download for free below!

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The Friday Five: Best Concerts of 2014

We definitely shattered our record for most concerts attended in a single year in 2014.  While we loved each and every show, and it was nearly impossible to narrow it down to 5 favorites, here are the ones that stood out.

1. Hunter Hayes – 24 Hour Road Race – Palace Theatre – Stamford, CT
We ended up seeing Hunter more than any other artist this year – 7 times in total.  Impressive, considering on his past tours he came nowhere near NYC so we had no hopes of attending.  Hunter, if you’re reading this, please keep coming to New York.  We love you.  Of all the shows, among them the We Are Not Invisible Tour, Tattoo (Your Name) Tour, Arthur Ashe Kids Day, and so on, the most memorable was definitely the 24 Hour Road Race.  True, it was a short concert, but the record-breaking goal gave an added level of excitement, and now we can officially say we were part a Guinness World Record.  Oh, but we can’t forget that time he performed “Storm Warning” right in front of us…

2. Austin Mahone – MTV Artist To Watch Tour – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
We also had a hard time deciding which Austin show to pick, but this show wins since it was Austin’s first big headlining tour.  This show earned him his nickname of the “one man boyband,” due to his on point choreography.  We don’t have many videos of Austin performing, because it’s literally impossible to not dance along, but we managed to get one at his Mets Post-game concert later in the year.

3. Dan + Shay – Where It All Began Tour – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
“Where It All Began” is hands down our favorite album of 2014.  While we saw Dan + Shay for the first time on the We Are Not Invisible Tour with Hunter Hayes, this was our first time seeing them play with a full band.  We were blown away by how passionate and talented they are, and how much they genuinely love performing.  Dan + Shay are so much fun to see live (seriously, the entire audience sings every word), and they make it special every time we see them.  We can’t wait for their next headlining tour in 2015!

4. 5SOS – Stars, Stripes & Maple Syrup Tour – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
This might get the prize for one of the hottest concerts of 2014.  We were shocked when we scored a pair of tickets to this show! It had been such a long time since we went to a “pop punk” show that this finally made us remember why we fell in love.  5SOS have such great energy and they put on an incredible show to the sold out crowd.  Calum, Luke, Ashton, and Michael owned the stage and had everyone singing along to every word, even though the band had yet to release their album in the US.

5. The Strypes – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
Whenever we write about The Strypes, we feel like nothing can do justice to how insanely talented and incredible these guys are.  All four members hail from Ireland and are under the age of 20, yet they play some serious rhythm and blues.  We had never really seen grown men fangirl until this concert.  That’s how good these guys are.  We were floored by their musicianship, and some absolutely insane harmonica solos.

Bonus: 106.1 BLI’s Summer Jam – Nikon Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY
This gets the runner up place because of it’s awesome lineup: Austin Mahone, Cody Simpson, New Hollow, Midnight Red, AJR, and so on. Summer Jam definitely had something for everyone! The number of acts and the variety contributed to the “festival” feeling of this show, along with bonding with the people sitting around you for the entire day.  We hope Summer Jam will be back next year!

The Friday Five: Fangirl Gift Guide

We’re less than three weeks away from Christmas and while we’re still deciding which boyband member we want to find under our tree this year, we’ve created a list of our favorite presents to give this holiday season.  These gift ideas are perfect for the fangirl in your life – even if you gift them to yourself!!

1. Books!
Books are a great keepsake and a fun way to learn even more about your favorite band.  5SOS and Austin Mahone both have new books out, just in time for the Holidays!  For the 90s fangirl, we highly recommend “Out Of Sync” by Lance Bass and “NKOTB: 5 Brothers And A Million Sisters.”

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2. Band Merch!
Crewneck sweatshirts, and Holiday themed sweaters are especially trendy this year.  We love the “Merry Trismas” sweatshirt from The Vamps, and this onesie from Hunter Hayes.  A gift that’s in the Holiday spirit, perfectly cheesy, shows off your favorite band, AND keeps you warm?   Perfect.

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3. Concert Tickets!
You can never go wrong with concert tickets!  It just might take some advance planning and sneaking around.  Check to see which tours have been announced (Dan + Shay’s 2015 headlining tour goes on sale this week!) and try to be stealth about getting tickets so it’s a surprise.  Plus you’ll get an extra gift by the time the concert rolls around!

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4. Ear plugs!
When you go to as many shows as we do, ear plugs are essential.   We know, you think they look un-cool.  You know what’s even less cool?  Not being able to hear.  Invest in a good reusable pair – they’re more discreet and are designed especially to filter music so you’ll be able to hear everything AND look cool.  Promise.

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Lots of artists release special editions around the Holidays.  We love the “LiveSOS” Bundle that 5SOS put together – it includes posters from each of their 2014 tours.

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Austin Mahone Book Tour!

Austin the one-man-boyband Mahone just announced he is going on a tour to support the release of his book, “Austin Mahone: Just How It Happened.”   He’ll be in New York, Chicago and San Antonio signing copies of the book.  Check with your local bookstore for more details on the event, and what you’ll need to do to meet Austin!

Austin Mahone Book Tour
December 9th: Barnes & Noble – New York, NY
December 10th: Anderson’s Bookshop – Naperville, IL
December 11th: Sam’s Club – San Antonio, TX

You can pre-order a copy of the book now at Barnes and Noble – the perfect gift for any Mahomie in your life.

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The Friday Five: Sexiest Men Alive

One of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions is the release of People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue.  It’s the perfect reading material for your car/plane/train/bus ride home.  We can’t help but feel like this year’s list is a little bit lacking.  Here’s who we would include if we could takeover People for a day.  (sidenote: if you haven’t seen the episode of “Don’t Trust The B” where James Van Der Beek receives the sexiest man honor, do yourself a favor and watch it now).

1. Sam Hunt
This up and coming country singer was recruited for the NFL but decided music was his true calling.  And thank god because Sam Hunt’s deep voice and his thick Georgia drawl are part of his charm.  He’s a talented singer and songwriter, with a unique sound incorporated his wide range of influences.  Oh, and his rapping skills are on point too. Grab a copy of Sam Hunt’s debut album “Montevallo” on iTunes or Amazon now so you can sing along on the “Lipstick Grafitti” Tour.

2. Austin Mahone
The one man boyband is basically all of your favorite boyband members in one.  He’s currently in the studio working with Max Martin on his debut full length album.  We’re hoping it will capture more of that 90s pop sound we heard on “The Secret” EP.   Since Martin is responsible for “I Want It That Way,”  “Baby One More Time, and “It’s Gonna Be Me,” among countless others, we’re sure it will.   Make sure to pickup a copy of the new Teen Vogue for some beautiful wall-worthy photos.

3. Jake Miller 
Florida born singer/rapper Jake Miller definitely qualifies as “sexy” – have you seen his muscles?  Any guy who can make a goofy face and still look good is definitely a keeper!  Jake is also very good about interacting with his fans on Twitter.  Be sure to pick up a copy of Jake Miller’s new EP “Lion Heart” on iTunes or Amazon now!

4. Grigor Dimitrov 
HEART EYES EMOJI  all day because not only is Grigor one of the hottest young tennis stars (just look at that backhand!), he also is very sweet to his fans – he even stopped a match to help a ball girl who fainted (probably at the sight of him). Grigor also appreciates the finer things in art like art, custom designer travel bags, and puppies!!  Make sure to follow him on Instagram.

5. Ryan Lewis
Ryan Lewis is just a beautiful man.  Not only is he a talented producer/DJ, he’s also been using his popularity for a good cause and launched the charity The 30/30 Project to help aid those impacted by HIV/AIDs.  Lewis is definitely the lesser known member of the Grammy winning duo (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis if you’re totally clueless), as spoofed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  That definitely would not have been our reaction to spotting Ryan Lewis in the park.