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Austin Mahone Premieres “Dirty Work”

REJOICE!!! Austin Mahone finally released new music for us just in time for the long holiday weekend!  The One Man Boyband’s new single, “Dirty Work” is filled to the brim with funky rhythms, a squealing horn section, and the smooth vocals we’ve come to love from Austin.  The track is so much fun – it’s soon to be Number 1 on your Summer playlist!

Listen to “Dirty Work” below and be sure to pick up a copy on iTunes or Amazon!

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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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Jake Miller Releases “Dazed And Confused” Video & Tour Dates!

We’ve been eagerly awaiting Jake Miller’s video for his new single “Dazed and Confused” – especially since he revealed that Austin Mahone would be in it!  Two baes in one video?  MMM Yeah, this is what fangirl dreams are made of!   Guest vocalist Travie McCoy is also featured in the video.    Jake also annouced plans for a  huge Summer tour with the same name! The “Dazed and Confused” Tour will kick off in July at Starland Ballroom, with openers Alex Angelo and Jasmine V.

Watch the official “Dazed And Confused” video now and be sure to check out all the tour dates below.  Tickets go on sale April 10th!

Jake Miller’s “Dazed and Confused” Tour Dates
July 8 – Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
July 9 – Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
July 11 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
July 14 – Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT
July 15 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
July 17 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
July 18 – TLA – Philadelphia, PA
July 19 – Altar Bar –  Pittsburgh, PA
July 21 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
July 22 – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC
July 24 – Beacham Theater – Orlando, FL
July 26 – Freebird Live – Jacksonville Beach, FL
July 28 – The Loft –  Atlanta, GA
July 31 – Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
August 1 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
August 3 – The Rave –  Milwaukee, WI
August 4 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
August 5 – Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
August 8 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
August 9 – House of Blues –  San Diego, CA
August 10 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
August 11 – El Rey – Los Angeles, CA
August 13 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA

Get your tickets and start counting down to your Summer date with Jake!

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Pickup a copy of “Dazed and Confused” off of Jake’s “Lion Heart” EP on iTunes now!

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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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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!