PUBLIC Interview With SecretFangirls.com

PUBLIC is a pop trio from Cincinatti, OH.  You might have caught them on tour opening for Jesse McCartney’s “Better With You Tour” all Summer long.  They’ve also played shows with Twenty One Pilots, AJR, and WALK THE MOON.  John, Matt, and Ben create infectious pop music and put on a high-energy show that can’t be missed.  They just dropped the video for their new single, “One That I Want,” and are set to take over your hearts and your playlists.

We caught up with PUBLIC before their headlining show at Mercury Lounge in NYC and learned more about their new video, who they’d fangirl over and more.  Watch our interview and get to know more about PUBLIC, your new favorite band!

Pick up a copy of “One That I Want” on iTunes now.

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2018 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Lineup Announced

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays – mostly because it revolves around food.  But we also love the Macy’s tradition of their annual Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Every year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade brings the biggest and brightest stars to perform on some iconic floats surrounded by ginormous balloons of your favorite characters!  This year, Macy’s tapped some of our favorite rising stars to join some big names for the parade.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018 Performers
Anika Noni Rose
Ashley Tisdale
Bad Bunny
Barenaked Ladies
Bazzi
Brynn Cartelli
Carly Pearce
Diana Ross & Family
Ella Mai
Jack & Jack
John Legend
Kane Brown
Leona Lewis
Mackenzie Ziegler & Johnny Orlando
Martina McBride
Pentatonix
Rita Ora
Sugarland
Tegan Marie

Make sure you watch the parade on Thursday, November 22nd from 9a-12p only on NBC! Or, if you’re spending Thanksgiving in NYC, the parade starts at 77th St and Central Park West and heads down to 34th Street to Macy’s Herald Square.

Visit the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade website for more info on the route and a full list of performers!  If you’re going, we suggest getting there early for a good spot (and dressing as warmly as possible!)

State Champs Announce “Living Proof North American Tour 2019”

State Champs just announced the North American leg of the “Living Proof World Tour” hitting cities across the United States and Canada all throughout March 2019.

Their latest album, “Living Proof” is the band’s highest charting record to date and was produced in part by John Feldmann (Blink-182, Good Charlotte), and Mike Green and Kyle Black, the duo that brought their previous record, Around The World And Back, to fruition.

Citi card holders get the first chance at tickets beginning Tuesday October 30th at 10am local time.  Spotify presales begin Wednesday October 31st at 10am local time. Ticketmaster, Livenation, and Livenation mobile app presales begin Thursday November 1st at 10am local time and public on sales begin Friday November 2nd at 10am local time. Check out the North American tour dates below!

State Champs “Living Proof North American Tour 2019” ft. Our Last Night
March 1st – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets 
March 2nd – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets 
March 3rd – Phoenix Concert Hall – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets 
March 5th – Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets 
March 6th – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets 
March 8th – Playstation Theater – New York, NY – Buy Tickets 
March 9th – House Of Blues – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets 
March 12th – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD – Buy Tickets 
March 13th – The Underground – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets 
March 14th – House Of Blues – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
March 15th – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
March 16th – Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY – Buy Tickets
March 18th – Summit – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets 
March 19th – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets 
March 21st – The Showbox – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets 
March 22nd – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
March 23rd – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets 
March 24th – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets 
March 26th – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets 
March 28th – Scoot Inn – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
March 29th – The Granada Theater – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets 

Watch the official video for “Our Time To Go” below!

Grab a copy of the album on iTunes and Amazon, or stream it on Spotify!

State Champs also announced their upcoming “Living Proof Holiday Tour 2018” kicking off in December. They will be performing their first album, The Finer Things, in full to celebrate its 5 year anniversary. Grab your tickets here: http://www.statechampsny.com/tour

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Jack & Jack Drop Music Video For “No One Compares To You”

Jack & Jack’s latest single “No One Compares To You” comes hot on the heels of their smash hit with Jonas Blue and has already racked up over 7 million streams in a few weeks.  The brand new music video was directed by James Larese who’s directed true works of art for Fifth Harmony, Bishop Briggs, and Eminem to name a few.

The new video is extremely colorful which is perfect now that winter is settling over NYC.   Watch the “No One Compares To You” video below!

Grab a copy of the new single on iTunes and Amazon or stream the single on Spotify!

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Niki Black Premieres Debut Single, “Not Coming Up”

Born and raised in Los Angeles, indie-pop songstress Niki Black has crafted a sound as unique as herself. Growing up in a mixed heritage household, Niki blended her father’s Chicago blues roots with her mother’s love of Iranian pop and classical music.  She also cites flamboyant Operatic arias, the expressiveness of musical theater, as well as Lorde, Blood Orange, and Years & Years as major influences, “They’re the perfect blend of otherworldliness, beauty, modernity, and rebellion,” shares Niki.

Niki Black just dropped her debut single, “Not Coming Up” and it’s everything we’ve been craving from pop music!  The single is dark, brooding, and beautiful, inspired by her first queer relationship.  Niki is set to release her debut EP soon which closely mirrors Dante’s Divine Comedy and inspired by her studies in feminist theology loosely describes the journey from heaven to oblivion, or hell.  “I wanted to retell that descent from a modern feminine perspective, one of the damned, which some of us may feel like sometimes, or all the time….whether it’s from religion directly, from a relationship, or from yourself,” shares Niki.

Listen to Niki Black’s debut single “Not Coming Up” on Spotify below!

Grab a copy of “Not Coming Up” on iTunes and Amazon!

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Artist To Watch: Arrested Youth

Arrested Youth is inspiring anyone and everyone who is fed up with the rat race to ditch it and live life on your own terms!

Ian Johnson, better known as Arrested Youth, started writing music when he was 15, heavily influenced equally by the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Kid Cudi and dropped a series of mixtapes as well as a debut EP that climbed into the iTunes Top 25 Pop charts.

With success comes strong discouragement and eventually he took a break from music. He also knows a thing or two about the rat race.  Johnson graduated in 2016 with a triple major in business from Indiana University and landed a coveted job in Anheuser-Busch’s’ Global Management Program. Within eight months, he was offered a promotion and a raise – but the position also required 60+ hour workweeks.  He turned it all down to pursue music full time once more.

“Working in corporate America was a struggle,” shares Johnson. “I found myself waking up every day feeling like a prisoner. I started writing music again as an outlet to express my frustrations.”

Since re-entering the music world full time, Arrested Youth is back to inspiring anyone who’s willing to listen.  In 2017, he released “My Friends Are Robots,” an ode to the lack of self expression he experienced while working in corporate America, and “A Painting In Paris” which touches on the vanity of his generation.

Arrested Youth’s debut LP “FEAR” dropped in September 2018 with the lead single “Mirrors,” epitomizing the theme of the album. “The album reflects our state of mind, growing up in a world controlled by social media, the press, mental illness, violence, and extreme uncertainty,” shares Johnson. “We need to look within ourselves to understand who we’ve become as a society. Only then can we change the ill fate of mankind.”

Watch the tour video for “Mirrors” below!

Currently, Arrested Youth is criss-crossing North America with YUNGBLUD’s  21st Century Liability Tour.  The tour hits Brooklyn later this week for a sold out show at Baby’s All Right!  Check out all of the tour dates here.

Grab a copy of “FEAR” on iTunes and Amazon or stream the album on Spotify now!

Be sure to follow Arrested Youth and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your new favorite artists!

iHeartRadio Announces 2018 Jingle Ball Lineups

iHeartRadio is gearing up to bring you the HOTTEST names in music for the 2018 Jingle Ball Tour presented by Capital One!  This year is promised to be bigger and better than ever and the lineup is proof.  Hitting 12 cities just before Christmas, this tour lineup is EVERYTHING!

This year’s performers include everyone from Shawn Mendes, Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Khalid, to Marshmello!  Literally, anyone you want on a tour, Jingle Ball has them. Presale tickets for Capital One cardholders are available now, while general public tickets go on sale Monday OCtober 15th at 12pm local time. Click HERE for more info.

November 27th: 106.1 Kiss FM Jingle Ball
American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX 
Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Alessia Cara, NF, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi, Sabrina Carpenter

November 30th: KISS FM Jingle Ball
The Forum – Los Angeles, CA
Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Camila Cabello, Khalid, Normani, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, Alessia Cara, Bazzi, Bebe Rexha

December 1st: WiLD 94.9 FM Jingle Ball
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA 
Calvin Harris, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Alessia Cara, Khalid with Special Guest Normani, Sabrina Carpenter, Bazzi, Marc E. Bassy

December 3rd: 101.3 KDWB Jingle Ball
Xcel Energy Center – Minneapolis, MN
The Chainsmokers, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi, Sabrina Carpenter

December 4th: KISS 108 Jingle Ball 
TD Garden – Boston, MA
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, The Chainsmokers. G-Eazy, Khalid, Meghan Trainor, Bazzi

December 5th – Q102 Jingle Ball 
Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA 
Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Calvin Harris, 5 Seconds of Summer, Marshmello, Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, Bazzi

December 7th: Z100 Jingle Ball
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY 
Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Calvin Harris, G-Eazy, Dua Lipa, Khalid with Special Guest Normani, Alessia Cara, Meghan Trainor, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi, Sabrina Carpenter

December 10th: Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball
Capital One Arena – Washington, D.C. 
Shawn Mendes, The Chainsmokers, G-Eazy, Meghan Trainor, NF, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi, Sabrina Carpenter

December 12th: 103.5 KISS FM Jingle Ball
Allstate Arena – Chicago, IL 
Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Alessia Cara, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter

December 14th: Power 96.1 Jingle Ball
State Farm Arena – Atlanta, GA
Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, G Eazy, Marshmello, Bazzi, Alessia Cara, Sabrina Carpenter

December 15th – 93.3 FLZ Jingle Ball
Amalie Arena – Tampa Bay, FL
Shawn Mendes, Marshmello, Khalid, NF, Bebe Rexha, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter

December 16th – Y100 Jingle Ball
BB&T Center – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 
Shawn Mendes, Calvin Harris, Khalid, Marshmello, Bebe Rexha, Alessia Cara, Bazzi and Sabrina Carpenter

 

We are all fangirls at heart.