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5SOS Release New Single, “She’s Kinda Hot”

After keeping fans guessing with 5onthewall.com and weeks of anticipation, 5SOS just released their new single, “She’s Kinda Hot!”  The track is out just in time for the North American leg of the Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour, which starts tonight in Las Vegas! The catchy track was co-written by Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte.  Watch the lyric video below and get ready to sing along at your show!   (The tour was announced over a year ago, and IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!  #Fangirling hard)

Check out the dates for the Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour below!

“Rock Out With Your Socks Out” North American Tour 2015
July 17th – Mandalay Bay Events Center – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets
July 18th – Sleep Train Ampitheatre – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
July 20th – Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre – Irvine, CA – Buy Tickets
July 22nd – Shoreline Ampitheatre – Mountain View, CA – Buy Tickets
July 24th – Key Arena – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
July 25th – Pepsi Live @ Rogers Arena – Vanocuver, BC – Buy Tickets
July 27th – Rexall Place – Edminton, AB – Buy Tickets
July 29th – MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB – Buy Tickets
July 31st – XCEL Energy Center – St. Paul, MN – Buy Tickets
Aug 1st – First Midwest Bank Ampitheater – Tinley Park, IL – Buy Tickets
Aug 4th – KFC Yum! Center – Louisville, KY – Buy Tickets
Aug 5th – Aaron’s Ampitheater at Lakewood – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
Aug 7th – Gexa Energy Center – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
Aug 8th – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
Aug 19th – The Palace of Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
Aug 21st – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
Aug 22nd – Klipson Music Center – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
Aug 23rd – First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA – Buy Tickets
Aug 25th – Molson Canadian Ampitheater – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
Aug 28th – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA – Buy Tickets
Aug 29th – Hershey Park Stadium – Hershey, PA – Buy Tickets
Aug 30th – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ – Buy Tickets
Sept 1st – Nikon Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY – Buy Tickets
Sept 4th – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ – Buy Tickets
Sept 5th – The Xfinity Theater – Hartford, CT – Buy Tickets
Sept 6th – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA – Buy Tickets
Sept 7th – Farm Bureau Live at VA Beach – Virginia Beach, VA – Buy Tickets
Sept 9th – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
Sept 12th – Midflorida Credit Union Ampitheater – Tampa, FL – Buy Tickets
Sept 13th – Cruzan Ampitheater – W. Palm Beach, FL – Buy Tickets

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GMA’s 2015 Summer Concert Series Includes 5SOS, Ed Sheeran, Dierks Bentley & More!

Good Morning America just announced the lineup for their annual Summer Concert series!   The stellar lineup includes a mix of artists from all genres – we’re most excited about our baes 5SOS, Walk The Moon, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Ed Sheeran, Florida Georigia Line…(okay so most of the lineup).  Two more artists are still TBD so stay tuned, they’re usually big ones!

All GMA Concerts take place in Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.  The concerts are from 7am to 9am but make sure you arrive by 6am when the park opens.  GMA suggests using the park entrance on 5th Avenue and East 72nd Street.   If you’re thinking about going, we say just do it!  It will be one of your more memorable concert experiences for sure.  Artists usually play around 3-4 songs, plus you’ll be around for their soundcheck.  You never know what could happen!

GMA Summer 2015 Concert Series Lineup
May 22 – Jessie J
May 29 – Ed Sheeran
June 5 – Florence + The Machine
June 12 – Jason Derulo
June 19 – Adam Lambert
June 26 – Dierks Bentley
July 3 – Mika
July 10 – Walk The Moon
July 17 – TBD
July 24 – Nicki Minaj
July 31 – Hozier
August 7 – Luke Bryan
August 14 – TBD
August 21 – 5SOS
August 28 – TBD
September 4 – Florida Georgia Line

Watch Luke Bryan perform “Roller Coaster” as part of last year’s GMA Concert series.

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2014 Albums Of The Year

Taylor Swift wrote an outstanding piece in the Wall Street Journal over the summer about the future of music, where she wrote that “people are only buying [albums] that hit them like an arrow through the heart or have made them feel strong or allowed them to feel like they really aren’t alone in feeling so alone.”  We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.  Here are the albums in 2014 that hit us like an arrow through the heart.

1. Dan + Shay – “Where It All Began”
It’s rare and special to find an album where you listen to each and every song, and can sing along to from start to finish.  This album was by far our most played of the year, and the soundtrack to our 2014.  We’ll be able to look back at this year as “where it all began” for Dan + Shay, who have a very, very bright future ahead of them.  We can’t wait to see what’s next for the talented duo, starting with their 2nd major headlining tour in 2015.

2. Sam Hunt – “Montevallo”
We were lucky to have downloaded a copy of the “Behind The Pines” mixtape before Sam exploded over the summer with the release of his hit single “Leave The Night On.”  He released his full length debut, “Montevallo,” in October, opening at the top of the country charts, and third overall.  Sam’s unique style makes us excited about music.  His blend of a 90s R&B sound with country storytelling blends perfectly with Sam’s southern drawl, deep voice, and spoken lyrics.  He’ll be selling out arenas one day.

3. Hunter Hayes – “Storyline”
A sophomore album is always tricky, especially when your debut was nominated for a Grammy and countless other awards.  But Hunter managed to knock it out of the park.    The album is a more collaborative effort than his first, on which he played every single instrument.  Hunter’s music grabs you from the first listen.  We love how Hunter brings this album to life on tour, with unique arrangements for each song.   He’s the rare musician who makes his live show a full experience that stays with you long after the show.

4. The Strypes – “Snapshot”
“Snapshot” is another debut album that immediately got our attention and made us wonder where The Strypes had been all our lives.  Evidently they’d been honing their skills at pubs across their native Ireland, where they learned to play loud, fast aggressive, and just damn good old fashioned rhythm and blues.  And they’re all still in their teens.  There are no filler songs on the album – it’s solid from start to finish.  If you ever have the opportunity to see The Strypes live, don’t miss it.  Seeing the album come to life on stage was one of our favorite moments of the year.

5. Austin Mahone – “Secret”
Technically this is an EP, but at 8 tracks, it’s *almost* an album.  We fell for Austin’s sound with tracks like “What About Love” and “Banga Banga,” but this EP, with it’s 90s pop influences, cemented Austin’s status as the one man boyband.  We’re obsessed with the Britney and *NSYNC-esque slow breakdown in the title track, “Secret,” and couldn’t stop listening to “Next To You” on repeat for days.  Austin’s working on his much awaited full length debut with the legendary Max Martin (who wrote basically every great 90s pop song you can think of), and we can’t wait for more!

6. Jesse McCartney – “In Technicolor”
Possibly the most underrated album on this list.  His newest single, “Punch Drunk Recreation,” is a pop masterpiece.  Armed with a Justin Timberlake sound, and retro look, JMAC outdid himself with this album.  “In Technicolor” is one of those albums that will always be in style.

7. Nick & Knight – “Nick & Knight”
We admit that we’ll probably love anything that involves our favorite boybands – especially when two of our favorite members team up.   But Nick Carter and Jordan Knight’s album is a fun R&B/pop album worth checking out.

8. 5SOS – “5SOS”
It’s a safe bet that 5SOS are going to be extremely monumental in bringing pop punk back to a radio station near you!  We’ve had the band’s debut album on heavy rotation, and we don’t think we’ll stop playing it any time soon.  Also, can people please stop referring to them as a “boyband?”  These guys have the heart, drive, and sound to be restore Warped Tour to the glory days of 2006.

9. The Vamps – “Meet The Vamps”
While we had to wait for this album to be officially released in the United States, it was worth the wait!  The Vamps have an acoustic pop sound that makes you want to dance around your living room singing at the top of your lungs.

10. Walk The Moon – “Talking Is Hard”
With it’s December release, Walk The Moon’s sophomore album “Talking Is Hard” barely made our list.  The Ohio band celebrated by live tweeting with fans the first listen of the album, divulging secrets like “there’s a mess up in this part of the song” to “the weird lyrics are from this member!”  Walk The Moon are taking the album on a full headlining tour in the spring.  It’s not too late to hop on the dance jam bandwagon.

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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!

5SOS Release “What I Like About You” From LIVESOS

We can tell you a couple things we like about 5SOS and this cover is definitely one of them!  The band recently performed their version of The Romantics’ song “What I Like About You” on the American Music Awards.   The video is from their new concert DVD and album called “LIVESOS!” which will be available on December 15th worldwide, featuring recordings of tracks from venues around the world.

5SOS join the ranks of Poison and Lillix in the list of bands that have covered this song.  Lillix’s version appeared on the sountrack to the Lohan remake of “Freaky Friday.”

Watch 5SOS perform “What I Like About You” live at The Forum in Los Angeles.

Pre-order “LIVESOS” now on iTunes or Amazon.  Check out the 5SOS webstore for the “LIVESOS” box set!

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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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5SOS To Release “LIVESOS” Album 12/15!

5SOS announced they are releasing an album of live tracks called “LIVESOS,”  due December 15th worldwide.  That’s right American fangirls – for once we don’t have to scour the internet patiently wait for a US release date!  The 15 songs on the album were recorded in various venues on tour all over the world.

“LIVESOS” will also include both the studio and live versions of “What I Like About You.”  Watch the lyric video below!

5SOS “LIVESOS” Tracklisting
1. 18
2. Out Of my Limit
3. Disconnected
4. Amnesia
5. Beside You
6. Everything I Didn’t Say
7. Long Way Home
8. Heartache On The Big Screen
9. American Idiot
10. Teenage Dream
11. Good Girls
12. What I Like About You
13. End Up Here
14. She Looks So Perfect
15. What I Like About You (Studio Mix)

Pre-order “LIVESOS” on iTunes or 5SOS’ webstore today and get an instant download of “What I Like About You!”  Also be sure to check out the “LIVESOS” CD boxset (hello Christmas gift) – it includes posters from all of 5SOS’s awesomely named tours in 2014.

As the band wrote on their website: “playing live has been something we have been the most passionate about from the beginning. All we want is for our fans to come to the shows, rock out and have one of the best times they’ve ever experienced. Also when a room is full of you guys from all different walks of life, you can let it go when you come to the shows and be free to be yourself.”

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The Friday Five: Halloween Music Videos

Happy Halloween, Fangirls!  This week, we’ve been listening to pretty much only Country music but we decided to get into the spirit of Halloween and bring you our favorite Halloween themed music videos.

1. Backstreet Boys – “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”
BSB really went all out and set the standard for Halloween themed music videos.  Jekyl & Hyde, a Mummy, a werewolf, the Phantom Of The Opera, and Dracula come together for a choreographed dance filled costume ball of epic proportions.  Why are they in costume?  Nobody knows.  And full disclosure, we still know these dance moves and definitely danced along at the BSB tours.

2. Big Time Rush – “Big Night”
The BTR Halloween episode is pretty amazing – we love Kendall as a werewolf, and James the vampire vs the vampire slayer.   Throwback to the BSB video?

3. Kristian Bush – “Trailer Hitch”
Zombies have taken over this country star’s new video and the only way to stop them is by the soothing sound of his guitar!

4. 5SOS – “Don’t Stop”
Doesn’t everyone want to dress up as their favorite super hero on Halloween?   Well, Aussie pop punkers 5SOS just gave you five brand new favorite super heroes. 

5. Patent Pending – “Dance Til We Die”
When we said that the Long Islanders in Patent Pending went all out for videos, we weren’t exaggerating.  The bands video for “Dance Til We Die” is perfect for any Halloween bash.  Gore and zombies take over as the band sings “and the dancing dead are taking over, never gonna make it out!”

 

5SOS Release Official Video For “Good Girls”

After teasing us with clips and stills from their latest video, Australian punk rockers 5 Seconds Of Summer finally released the full video for their new single “Good Girls”.

The video shows Calum, Michael, Luke, and Ashton as a classically trained orchestral band in a flyer but they turn up to the “Reform School For Bad Girls” looking like Angus Young from AC/DC.

If anyone’s confused whether 5SOS are a boy band or not (hint: they’re NOT) this video should prove that these guys are poised to bring guitar driven rock music back to the masses!

Watch the official video for “Good Girls” below.

Pick up a copy of the “Good Girls EP” on iTunes or Amazon now.

Get your tickets to 5 Seconds Of Summer’s massive headlining “Rock Out With Your Socks Out” Summer 2015 tour HERE!

Catch the band at Jingle Ball concerts hosted by KDWB in Minneapolis, Z100 in NYC, and KIIS FM in LA this winter.

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The Friday Five: 5 Songs Currently On Repeat

Whether we hit “replay” on our AppleTV to rewatch Sam Hunt’s live performance videos, or someone catches us humming 5SOS’s new single, we all have those songs that we can’t stop listening to.   This week’s Friday Five is a short playlist of the songs we just can’t seem to get enough of!

1. Jake Miller – First Flight Home
On the heels of his new single “First Flight Home”, Jake Miller announced that he would be playing at Miami’s Y100 Jingle Ball 2014 – something he says has been on his bucket list for a long time! Watch the official video for “First Flight Home” below.

2. Sam Hunt – Break Up In A Small Town
Sam Hunt is being billed as a “soon to be superstar”, and when we caught him opening for Kip Moore on the CMT “Up In Smoke Tour” we fully agreed.  Sam is set to play Emporium on Long Island in November and he’s one artist we will gladly go to “almost the Hamptons” for because he’s THAT good!

3. 5 Seconds Of Summer – Good Girls
Jingle Ball is the perfect exposure for the Australian pop punk band to potential fans that might not realize they actually do like guitar driven music!  5SOS are scheduled to perform at a bunch of annual jingle ball festivities around the United States in anticipation of their huge summer 2015 headlining tour!

4. North Of Nine – We Ride
Jackson Guthy’s new band North Of Nine hit the ground running with a single and a video for “We Ride”.  While the band aren’t touring just yet, they’re looking to the future and something big could be on the horizon for them.

5. Born Cages – Rolling Down The Hill
Local indie band, Born Cages are a fangirl favorite and not just because of their sleek sound, churning out catchy song after catchy song. Their latest single “Rolling Down The Hill” is getting added to a bunch of radio stations and it’s definitely a fun song during live shows!  Born Cages are slated to play two showcases at CMJ in New York this October.

 

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