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The Friday Five: Sexiest Men Alive

One of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions is the release of People’s Sexiest Man Alive issue.  It’s the perfect reading material for your car/plane/train/bus ride home.  We can’t help but feel like this year’s list is a little bit lacking.  Here’s who we would include if we could takeover People for a day.  (sidenote: if you haven’t seen the episode of “Don’t Trust The B” where James Van Der Beek receives the sexiest man honor, do yourself a favor and watch it now).

1. Sam Hunt
This up and coming country singer was recruited for the NFL but decided music was his true calling.  And thank god because Sam Hunt’s deep voice and his thick Georgia drawl are part of his charm.  He’s a talented singer and songwriter, with a unique sound incorporated his wide range of influences.  Oh, and his rapping skills are on point too. Grab a copy of Sam Hunt’s debut album “Montevallo” on iTunes or Amazon now so you can sing along on the “Lipstick Grafitti” Tour.

2. Austin Mahone
The one man boyband is basically all of your favorite boyband members in one.  He’s currently in the studio working with Max Martin on his debut full length album.  We’re hoping it will capture more of that 90s pop sound we heard on “The Secret” EP.   Since Martin is responsible for “I Want It That Way,”  “Baby One More Time, and “It’s Gonna Be Me,” among countless others, we’re sure it will.   Make sure to pickup a copy of the new Teen Vogue for some beautiful wall-worthy photos.

3. Jake Miller 
Florida born singer/rapper Jake Miller definitely qualifies as “sexy” – have you seen his muscles?  Any guy who can make a goofy face and still look good is definitely a keeper!  Jake is also very good about interacting with his fans on Twitter.  Be sure to pick up a copy of Jake Miller’s new EP “Lion Heart” on iTunes or Amazon now!

4. Grigor Dimitrov 
HEART EYES EMOJI  all day because not only is Grigor one of the hottest young tennis stars (just look at that backhand!), he also is very sweet to his fans – he even stopped a match to help a ball girl who fainted (probably at the sight of him). Grigor also appreciates the finer things in art like art, custom designer travel bags, and puppies!!  Make sure to follow him on Instagram.

5. Ryan Lewis
Ryan Lewis is just a beautiful man.  Not only is he a talented producer/DJ, he’s also been using his popularity for a good cause and launched the charity The 30/30 Project to help aid those impacted by HIV/AIDs.  Lewis is definitely the lesser known member of the Grammy winning duo (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis if you’re totally clueless), as spoofed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  That definitely would not have been our reaction to spotting Ryan Lewis in the park.

 

Austin Mahone Mets Post-Game Concert 9/27

The New York Mets couldn’t have picked a better night for the final show of their concert series.  It was a perfect late September night that kicked off with hundreds of young dance and cheer squads from the tri-state area doing a fun routine to songs by Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande.  Dance Cheer Night meant there were significantly more teenage girls than usual in the stadium – oh, and the fact that Austin Mahone was performing after the game!  Between the cheerleaders and the fangirls in attendance, it’s safe to say that it was one of the loudest crowds Citi Field has ever seen (especially whenever Austin Mahone showed up on the big screen).

P1010768 copyAfter the game (which the Mets ended up winning 2-1 in the 9th!), a stage was quickly rolled out behind 2nd base for the concert, which started just after 10:30pm.   Austin performed a 12-song set, including an acoustic section that showcased his vocals and guitar playing.   And we all know he can dance!   The one man boy band showed off his smooth choreography to hits like “Banga Banga” and his latest, “Secret,” which sounds like a 2014 update of a 90s Backstreet Boys song (and is the Secret Fangirls theme song).  Austin even invited 1 lucky fan on stage to serenade during “U.”   We always knew he was a great dancer, but this was the first time we got to see his choreography up close, and we were majorly impressed.

 

Austin Mahone Mets Concert Series Set List
1. “Banga Banga”
2. “Say You’re Just A Friend”
3. “Shawty Shawty”
4. “Shadow”
5. “Human Nature”
6. “All Of Me”
7. “Secret”
8. “Till I Find You”
9. “U”
10. “All I Ever Need”
11. “What About Love”
12. “MMM Yeah”P1010067 copy

We can’t wait to see who the Mets will have in the lineup for the 2015 concert series!   Besides Austin, recent shows have included Boyz II Men and Third Eye Blind.  It’s a fun way to see your favorite artist, and to spend a perfect summer evening with some baseball, music and BBQ (or Shake Shack, or a burger…the food options at Citi Field are endless).

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Be sure to follow Austin Mahone & Secret Fangirls for more updates!  Check back early next year for the 2015 Mets Concert Series lineup!

Austin Mahone & The Vamps Summer Tour Stops at the Izod Center

We were lucky to catch The Vamps at their first headlining show ever back at The Grammercy Theatre in NYC in February, and at their MTV Artist to Watch show earlier this summer.  So it was amazing to see how far they’ve come in such a short time, and to see them play in an arena setting. (And up next: a stadium!)   The Vamps played all of their singles, as well as their fun covers of Jason Derulo’s “Trumpets” and “Cecilia.”  We loved seeing all of the support The Vamps had in the arena – nearly everyone was singing and dancing along during their set.  Impressive for a band that’s relatively new to the US, but they’ve  had great success here so far.  Their “Somebody To You” EP was released earlier this month and debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard.  Pickup a copy on iTunes now!

 

The Vamps Setlist
1. “Wild Heart”
2. “Last Night”
3. “Trumpets”
4. “Somebody To You”
5. “Can We Dance?”
6. “Cecilia”

IMG_2695Austin, Austin, Austin.  What can we say?  He just gets better and better each time we see him.  His dance moves are so smooth and flawless, and the choreography is always on point.   We love how he interacts with his dancers, another reason why we call him the “one man boyband.”  We imagine this is what it would have been like to see a 90s boyband back in the day.  And we thank him for that.  The concert was a non-stop dance party, for us anyway.  (Yes that was us doing the choreography to “Banga Banga,” “Shawty Shawty,” and “What About Love.”)

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Of course Austin is more than just 90s-era slow breakdowns and perfect slow leans that would make any *NSYNC fan cry.  He can sing, too.  And play the guitar, which he showcased in an acoustic set that included covers of George Strait’s “Check Yes Or No” and John Legend’s “All Of Me.”   Too add to our boyband nostalgia, Austin put on a pair of ripped jeans that would have made Donnie Wahlberg proud.  Our only complaint?  We miss those leather tanktops Austin usually breaks out for tour…

 

 

There are still a few dates left on the tour, check out all of the dates here!   Be sure to pickup a copy of “The Secret” EP so you can sing along during the show!  Our personal favorites are “Secret” and “Next To You.”

Austin Mahone Setlist:
1. “Banga Banga”
2. “Say You’re Just A Friend”
3. “Shawty Shawty”
4. “Say My Name”
5. “Say Somethin'”
6. “Can’t Fight This Love”
7. “Shadow”
8. “Check Yes Or No”
9. “The One I’ve Waited For”
10. “All Of Me”
11. “Secret”
12. “Till I Find You”
13. “U”
14. “All I Ever Need”
15. “Next To You”
16. “What About Love”
17. “MMM Yeah”

Be sure to follow The Vamps, Austin Mahone & Secret Fangirls for more updates!

Austin Mahone Extends Summer Tour!

Get ready Mahomies!  Austin Mahone has added even more dates to his summer tour.  He’s coming to Georgia and Michigan in September!  As usual, Mahomies.com members will have first access to tickets and VIP packages, starting on Tuesday June 24th.

If you’re seeing Austin on tour this summer, make sure you rehearse your dance moves!  We’ve pretty much nailed the “Banga Banga” choreography.  And pickup a copy of “The Secret” EP on iTunes so you can sing along!

Austin Mahone Summer 2014 Tour Dates
September 7th – Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre – Alpharetta, GA – Buy Tickets
September 10th – Freedom Hill Ampitheatre – Sterling Heights, MI – Buy Tickets
**View all of Austin’s Summer Tour Dates here

Tickets for the new dates go on sale to the general public on Friday, June 27th at 10am.

Be sure to follow Austin Mahone & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

Austin Mahone is Coming to Brazil!

Attention Mahomies in South America:  your dreams are about to come true.  Austin Mahone  just announced he is playing a few shows in Brazil in October, including Z Fest with Fifth Harmony!  Be sure to stay tuned to AustinMahone.com for ticket, VIP and meet and greet info.

Here’s a little preview of what the one man boy band will be singing on tour!   Check out Austin performing “Secret” from his new EP, “The Secret” live at BLI Summer Jam!

Austin Mahone Brazil Tour Dates
October 10th – Vivo Rio – Rio, Brazil – Buy Tickets
October 11th – Z Festival – Net Live – Brasilia, Brazil – Buy Tickets
October 12th – Z Festival – Espaco das Americas – Sao Paulo, Brazil – Buy Tickets

Follow Austin Mahone & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

Austin Mahone “The Secret” EP Is Out Now!

When we first heard Austin Mahone’s “Say Something” and
“Say You’re Just A Friend”, we instantly loved his classic pop sound (We’ve never been happier that we actually clicked on an Amazon music suggestion.)  But it was his hit single from last summer, “What About Love,” with its 90s sound and the video’s sweet choreography, that earned him the nickname “the one man boy band.”

Austin Mahone succeeds where others have yet to venture – filling the 90s boy band void in our hearts! (We’re talking real, dancing boy bands)!  His debut EP, “The Secret,” out this week, draws inspiration from and gives more than a few nods to 90s boy bands like *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys.  Songs like “Secret”, “Next To You”, and “Til I Find You” all have those classic throwback elements from the blaring bass in the chorus to the breakdowns that are just begging for a slow lean and pop, *NSYNC style.  If you have Backstreet Boys’ “The Call” stuck in your head after hearing Austin’s EP, we did too.  The (kind of) title track, “Secret” shows off the flashy bass line and synths that sound like an early Backstreet/*NSYNC track that never made the album cut – like that weird *NSYNC song that only got released in Germany.

Austin’s slow jams whole-heartedly channel the likes of 98 Degrees and O-Town (who are reuniting by the way).  While every album needs a good love song,  some of these might fall short of a 98 Degrees  “Because Of You”.  Those are big shoes to fill but Mahone took a chance and reached for it, and we have to give him major brownie points for trying!

Watch Austin Mahone perform “Shadow” live on the Today Show!

Grab your copy of Austin Mahone’s “The Secret” on iTunes or Amazon now!  Be sure to catch Ausin Mahone this summer on tour with The Vamps!  Get all the details here!

Follow Austin Mahone and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for the latest updates on your favorite artists!

Austin Mahone Reveals “The Secret” Tracklisting!

The wait is finally over!  Pre-orders are now live for Austin Mahone’s debut album, “The Secret!”  The album, one of our most anticipated of the year, is due on May 27th, but you can download the tracks “MMM YEAH” and “Till I Find You” now!

We’re so excited to finally have a studio version of “Till I Find You,” which we were instantly singing along to the first time we heard it on the Artist to Watch Tour.  We love the 90s pop sound of this song – perfect for the one man boyband Austin Mahone!

“The Secret” Tracklisting
1. Till I Find You
2. Next to You
3. MMM YEAH ft Pitbull
4. Secret
5. Can’t Fight This Love
6.  All I Ever Need
7. The One I’ve Waited For
8. Shadow

Austin will be heading out on his first big headlining tour this summer with The Vamps!  He’ll also be having a show in London at indig02 on June 23rd, tickets go on sale next week!

You can also catch Austin at the 106.1 BLI Summer Jam at Jones Beach on June 1st!

Meeting Austin on tour, or need some advice on buying tickets?  Check out our Fangirl Handbook!

Be sure to follow Austin Mahone and Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!