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MKTO’s American Dream Tour Hits NYC

We caught the American Dream Tour last week when it hit Irving Plaza in NYC.  It was an awesome lineup already, with Tiffany Houghton and Action Item opening for MKTO.  But we were even more excited when an old favorite, Patent Pending, was added to the New York show!

We unfortunately only got to see the tail end of Patent Pending’s set, but their energetic live show and infectious energy had the entire crowd pumped up.  Check out their latest project, Mario & The Brick Breakers.

Tiffany Houghton was up next!  We discovered Tiffany when she followed us on Twitter one day, and we’re so glad she did!  We instantly fell in love with her pop country sound and fun style.  Her live performance did not disappoint.  Tiffany is a perfect blend of sweet and sassy, just like her new single “The Best.”  Of course our favorite moment of her set came when she sang “Band Boy,” complete with a cover of 5SOS’ “She Looks So Perfect.”  She certainly won over all of the fan girls in the audience (she’s one of us!)  Watch her performance below.

We were majorly impressed with MKTO, especially as Tony Oller has been dealing with laryngitis. (They had to reschedule their Philly stop!)  He still sounded great – if he hadn’t tweeted about it, we would have had no idea!  What a trooper.  Tony and Malcolm did an outstanding cover of Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong.”

They played most of their debut album, including tracks like “Heartbreak Holiday,” “Forever Until Tomorrow,” “Thank You,” and of course their summer hit “Classic.”

If you can make it to the American Dream Tour, go!!!  There are a few shows left before the tour wraps up in Chicago next week.    MKTO will also be back in NYC for the US Open Arthur Ashe Kids Day on August 23rd with Hunter Hayes & The Vamps!  Get more info HERE!

Be sure to follow MKTO, Tiffany Houghton, Action Item, Patent Pending & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

Tiffany Houghton Releases “The Best” Single

One of our favorite artists to watch, Tiffany Houghton, is currently on the American Dream Tour with MKTO and Action Item.  She just released her latest single, “The Best.”   And it’s one of the best breakup songs we’ve heard in a while.  We love the play between the upbeat song and the lyrics.  Listen to the track below!

If you’re headed to the American Dream Tour (check out the dates here) make sure you pickup a copy of the single on iTunes so you can sing along!

Be sure to follow Tiffany Houghton & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

Action Item Release “Great Mission: Life” EP!

New Jersey power pop band Action Item released their much anticipated EP titled “Great Mission: Life” on Tuesday and it’s a good one! While it only has four songs, the EP is the culmination of a whole lot of hard work, a lot of love, and of course determination.

The lead single from the EP, “We’ll Be Fine”, has received positive reviews and we can only imagine that their opening slot on The American Dream Tour with MKTO and Tiffany Houghton will only bring more fans to the Action Item family.

Check out the track listing for “Great Mission: Life” below.

1. Footprints
2. We’ll Be Fine
3. The Start Of Something
4. Outsiders

Listen to Action Item’s new single “We’ll Be Fine” below!

Be sure to pick up a copy of the EP on iTunes now!
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Action Item Release “We’ll Be Fine”

New Jersey pop rock band Action Item released a brand new single today and yes, we are hooked on it already!  The upbeat track has an American Authors/Imagine Dragons feel to it.  We will definitely be adding “We’ll Be Fine” to our summer playlist and blasting it poolside this summer!

Listen to “We’ll Be Fine” on Soundcloud now and pickup a copy on iTunes!

You can catch Action Item on tour with MKTO and Tiffany Houghton on the American Dream Tour which kicks off on Friday!

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The Friday Five: New Bands That Rock

In the past, we’ve brought you new bands from across the pond, our favorite boy bands, and even our top favorite country artists. This week, we want to formally introduce you to five bands that rock!  All of these artists have a knack for writing a catchy rock song, with their own unique sound.

1 – Born Cages
We’ve featured this Brooklyn based band before and we’ve been lucky enough to see them play more than a few times. As we near the release of their next single, please enjoy one of our favorite songs from “The Sidelines EP“.

2 – New Hollow
This Ohio trio has worked their way into our playlists ever since the 106.1 BLI Summer Jam a few weekends ago. Catchy, grungy, perfect summer throwback sound – New Hollow has it all! Don’t miss these guys on tour this summer. Watch the official video for their single, “She Ain’t You” below.

3 – Action Item
Hailing from New Jersey, Action Item aren’t technically new, but that doesn’t stop them from rocking their way onto our Friday Five list! These guys are dropping a new single called “We’ll Be Fine” on June 24th and we can’t wait to hear what they’ve been up to. They’ll be on tour with MKTO all summer so be there or be square!

4 – The Strypes
The only band on this list from the UK, The Strypes are definitely ones to watch.  After a chance encounter with their name in an ad in Rolling Stone , we checked out their music and instantly knew these guys were on to something.  We love The Strypes cheeky lyrics on their debut album “Snapshot” and it’s about time the US has another proper British rock invasion!  Watch the official video for “What A Shame” below.

5 – Wild Party
One of the five finalists in this years iHeartRadio and Macy’s Rising Star Competition, Wild Party is definitely on the up and up. Their single “When I Get Older” sounds like Rooney and Phantom Planet – just what we need to blast in our car with the windows down and the sunroof open! Catch Wild Party at a free in-store performance at Macy’s in Northridge, CA on June 21st.


Be sure to follow Born Cages, New Hollow, The Strypes, Action Item, Wild Party, and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on your favorite new artists!


MKTO “American Dream Tour”

Before they join Demi Lovato’s World Tour this fall, breakout group MKTO are heading out on a North American tour this summer! Former “As The Bell Rings” cast member, Tony Oller, and former “Lost” cast member Malcolm D. Kelley, came together to form the duo.  We caught MKTO at 106.1 BLI’s Summer Jam 2014 this year and they know how to get a crowd on it’s feet.  These guys really connect with their fans and had Jones Beach rocking as the sun went down!

Tiffany Houghton and Action Item will be joining MKTO on tour, making it a perfect summer lineup.

Want to meet MKTO on tour? Check out VIP Nation for more info!  Tickets for all dates are on sale now.

MKTO American Dream Tour with Tiffany Houghton & Action Item
June 27th – St. Andrew’s Hall – Detriot, MI – Buy Tickets
June 28th – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets
June 30th – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN – Buy Tickets
July 1st – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
July 5th – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO – Buy Tickets
July 6th – The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
July 8th – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA – Buy Tickets
July 9th – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
July 11th – House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
July 12th – The Bank at The Bellagio- Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets
July 13th – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
July 15th – B Ryder’s – Bakersfield, CA – Buy Tickets
July 16th – Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets
July 17th – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
July 22nd – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ – Buy Tickets
July 24th – House Of Blues – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
July 25th – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
July 26th – Provident Bank Park – Pomona, NY – Buy Tickets
July 27th – House Of Blues – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets
July 29th – Revolution Live – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Buy Tickets
July 30th – House Of Blues Orlando – Lake Buena Vista, FL – Buy Tickets
August 1st – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
August 2nd – The Fillmore – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
August 3rd – Theater of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
August 5th – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
August 6th – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
August 7th – Irving Plaza – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
August 8th – Virgin Mobile Mod Club – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
August 9th – House Of Blues – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
August 10th – State Fair of West Virginia – Lewisburg, WV – Buy Tickets  *with Emblem3
August 12th – The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD – Buy Tickets
August 14th – Illinois State Fair – Springfield, IL – Buy Tickets  *with Emblem 3
August 15th – Deluxe at Old National Centre – Indianapolis, IN – Buy Tickets
August 16th – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
August 17th – House Of Blues – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets

Pick up a copy of MKTO’s  self-titled debut album on iTunes and Amazon now!

Don’t forget to follow MKTO, Tiffany Houghton, Action Item, and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest on all your favorite new artists!