Category Archives: Jonas Brothers

Nick Jonas Releases New Single, “Chains,” Signs With Island Records

We’d be totally lying if we said we weren’t still confused by the Jonas Brothers breakup, but we have moved on to the “acceptance” phase of this traumatic event.  We hoped that Nick and Joe would at least still work on their solo music post-breakup.  Nick Jonas & The Administration is one of our favorite under-appreciated albums of all time (if you’re commanding Prince’s band at the age of 17…nothing but respect).  And as great as “Love Slayer” was, we’re still hoping to hear some of the “weird music he wrote with Robert Schwartzman” that Joe mentioned in his NY Magazine tell-all.

We’re thrilled that Nick Jonas has signed to Island Records and released his first post-breakup single as a solo artist!  Nick J really is off the chain in this new single. Listen to the track, “Chains,” below!

It’s definitely a departure from his work with the Administration, but it sounds a lot like the Jonas Brothers tracks we heard off of their unreleased album, “V,” on tour last summer.   By the way, we love how Nick just dropped his single.  No months of hype, no constant tweeting of the word “soon.”  Just music.

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Show Me the Meaning of Being a Boy Band

It seems like the term “boy band” is being very loosely thrown around these days. Just because a group of young, good-looking men are in a band together, this does NOT make them a boy band.  If you go by this rule, then we’d have to call The Strokes and Vampire Weekend boy bands.  I think we can universally agree that they are not.

So, what exactly is a “boy band” then?  Let’s consult the dictionary!

Boy band (noun):  a group of young men who perform popular songs together and dance as a group.

Now compare this to the definition of a band:

Band (noun): a group of musicians who play music together.

See the difference?  The biggest being that boy bands DANCE.   We’d also add that they tend to dress in matching/similar outfits, and are known for their harmonies.

Just because a group of young, cute guys are in a band, and in many cases being marketed to younger audiences, it does NOT mean they are a boy band.  Now, here are some examples.

NKOTB – Boy band!

Big Time Rush – Boy band!

Backstreet Boys – Boy band!

Jonas Brothers – NOT a boy band!

The Vamps – NOT a boy band!

Midnight Red – Boy band!

5SOS – NOT a boy band!

AJR – NOT a boy band!

NSYNC – Boy band!

Got it?  In summary, being boys in a band does NOT make you a boy band.  Please choose your words wisely.

And if you’re a group of boys in a band, and you don’t dance OR play instruments?  We’re just not sure what to call you.

For example, The Wanted – Props for trying though!  Dancing is hard.

Throwback Thursday: Macy Misa on JONAS – The ULTIMATE Fangirl

If you watched JONAS on Disney (religiously like we did) then you’ll recognize Macy Misa on Ravenswood and have fond memories of her not so secret fangirling. Particularly in the episode “Love Sick”.  Macy goes on a date to a basketball game with a boy (Randolph) only to make him wear a curly wig (that she insisted was a hat), even making him dress like her celebrity crush/classmate – Nick Lucas (Nick Jonas).

JONAS Macy Misa's Book Of Nick - jonasbrosfan1998 youtube  — Macy Misa’s “Book Of Nick” that she gave to Randolph

Season 1 of JONAS was absolute GOLD and it’s a shame that they changed the writing and setting for season 2. The humor of season 1 captured the brothers so perfectly and was really a slight exaggeration of them in real life.

Nick says “I don’t come to these games is because I never meet anyone like myself”  and then this happens.
JONAS fake nick 1 - jonasbrosfan1998 youtube

Watch the episode online and remind yourself….if Macy Misa can eventually date her celebrity crush, so can you!

Macy Misa is the definition of “fangirl” and the textbook example of pretty much how NOT to act around your favorite celebs. Somehow her character went on to date Nick which only gives us that much more hope!

Feature photo and all photos from JonasBrosFan1998 – JONAS Episode 1×10 “Love Sick”.
No Copyright infringement intended.

12 Days of Christmas Music

It’s just 12 days until Christmas, which means every radio station, department store, and Duane Reade have been playing the same 5 holiday songs since November.   Need a break from Taylor Swift’s version of “Last Christmas”?  (we love this song too .. the first 5 times we hear it).  Here are some of our favorite holiday songs.

NSYNC – Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays (aka the greatest holiday video of all time)

Death Cab – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You (Because really, can anyone get sick of this song?)

Are you ready? #IMREADY

AJR, brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan of NYC, are currently filling the space in my heart for a musical band of brothers, recently ripped out by the Jonas Brothers (we won’t talk about that ever again).

Except for right now.  Actually it was the Jonas Brothers breakup that led to our discovery of AJR. (The best thing to come out of the breakup besides that article Joe wrote for NY Magazine).  Circa 2007 daily google news searching of Jonas Brothers resumed, as we tried to find an explanation (ANY EXPLANATION) of our concert being canceled 2 days before it was supposed to happen, led to the discovery of this article in the NY Post:

Could AJR Be The Next Jonas Brothers?

Which led to finding this video:

Which led to finding more videos:

And more videos (SKILLS!)

And our new obsession.

Check out the rest of their original music on their Vevo page.  Oh, and did we mention that they write, produce, record and do everything themselves?   The tracks were all recorded in their parents’ living room.   #IMREADY