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North Of Nine Release Official “We Ride” Lyric Video

Jackson Guthy’s new band North Of Nine just released their much anticipated lyric video for their breakout single “We Ride” today.  If you’re a loyal SecretFangirls.com reader, you know how much we love Jackson and we’re so excited about this new project!

Watch the official video below!

Pick up a copy of the band’s debut single on iTunes and Amazon now!
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Jackson Guthy Announces New Band “North Of Nine”

Fangirl favorite Jackson Guthy is back, and this time he’s got a new band with him.  The band is called North Of Nine and they hit the ground running with a brand new song “We Ride.” Listen to the track below.

Jackson is one of our all time favorite opening acts (we caught him a few times on tour with Big Time Rush, Victoria Justice, and 5SOS), and we are thrilled to have new music from him!  “Pretty Lady” is our JAM.

North Of Nine are also planning a surprise acoustic show in NYC this week.  Stay tuned to find out where and when!

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The Friday Five: Our Favorite Tour Lineups

There is nothing better than seeing your favorite artist on tour.   Except when two or more of your favorites team up – then it’s pretty much guaranteed to fall into the best concert EVER category. Or as NKOTBSB billed it:  One Night.  One Stage.  Once in a Lifetime. (or in our case, 3 times.)  Here are some of our favorite tour lineups!

1.  NKOTBSB (New Kids on the Block & Backstreet Boys)
Basically the greatest tour of all time.   Sure anything with these two acts would be amazing.  But the way the show was arranged, with alternate medleys of songs from each group, kept the audience thrilled from start to finish. And they played every song you’d ever want to hear – just giving the fans what they want.  If you’ve never seen Backstreet Boys perform “Everybody” live, you’re missing out! The choreography, set list, stage, everything about this tour was amazing.  It took everyone back in time , be it 1989 or 1999.

2.  The Best of Both Worlds Tour (Jonas Brothers, Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus)
It’s been years and we still aren’t sure how we managed to snag tickets to this one (as we say in our Fangirl Handbook, we refuse to buy resale tickets!)  But we were there, on the floor, and it was even 10 times more awesome than it looked in the 3D movie. We’d seen Jonas Brothers a couple of times before, but this tour was when they really hit their stride and exploded. And this tour was truly a once in a lifetime event.  Especially now that Hannah Montana is dead.

3. The Package Tour (New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees & Boyz II Men)
We love NKOTB and their boy band posse. They recruited newly reunited 98 degrees and Boyz II Men for the appropriately titled “Package Tour.” Once again, NKOTB nailed the set, stage, choreography, etc. They’re older now, as are their fans, so they’re at a point when everyone can just relax, have fun and have the time of their lives.  It’s a beautiful thing.  We’re so glad NKOTB reunited and are better than ever!

4. Summer Break Tour (Big Time Rush, Victoria Justice, Jackson Guthy & Olivia Somerlyn)
The perfect name for the perfect summer tour.   We’re huge Victoria and BTR fans so we were thrilled to see them team up!  Openers Jackson Guthy and Olivia Somerlyn were fun opening acts who had us singing and dancing along by the third go round.  BTR doesn’t get enough credit for being a legit boy band, and for bringing back the genre. We’re convinced NKOTBSB and all these amazing things wouldn’t have happened without BTR.  These guys are talented singers and dancers and totally bring it each night. It doesn’t hurt that they share a choreographer with NKOTB – boy band master Kevin Maher.  Now if the New Kids could just recruit Big Time Rush for their boy band posse…

5. Matchbox Twenty & Goo Goo Dolls
We’re 90s fan girls so when we heard Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls, two of our favorite bands ever, would be touring together we HAD to go. Mostly because if you had told us 15 years ago we would have the chance to go and didn’t, we would have been very upset with ourselves. Luckily we decided to go and it was more than worth it. Both acts played very solid sets including all of their old material.   It was just as great in 2013 as it would have been in 1996. If you are/were a fan of either group, we highly suggest seeing them live at least once.

You can see New Kids on the Block, Backstreet Boys, and Goo Goo Dolls on tour this summer!

iHeartRadio and Macy’s Launch 2014 Rising Star Contest!

iHeartRadio and Macy’s have partnered up for the 2014 Rising Star Competition! 25 new and emerging artists have been chosen and are competing for your votes to become the next rising star. The winner will perform at the 2014  iHeartRadio Music Festival with the biggest names in music!

Watch last year’s winners The Summer Set’s video for “Boomerang”

Check out this years list of nominees below, and make sure you vote here for your favorite rising star starting today!  You just  might discover your new favorite artist.

Olivia Somerlyn – “Better With You”

We Are The In Crowd
Temara Melek
A+ Dropouts
Cassio Monroe

Jackson Guthy – “Young & Single”

Jillette Johnson
Marie Miller
James Durbin
Max Schneider
Brandon Bassir

Hey Day – “Little Bandit”

Scarlett Rabe
Marissa Jerome
The Score

Chris Wallace – “Remember When”

Scavenger Hunt
Paradise Fears
Before You Exit
Catey Shaw

Wild Party – “Out Right”

Colby O’Donis
Dylan Reynolds
PAZ
Synderes

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

5SOS & Jackson Guthy Bring The Stars Stripes and Maple Syrup Tour to NYC!

We caught Aussie band (NOT boy band) 5SOS’ first North American headlining tour when they stopped in NYC this week!  We were just as excited to see opener Jackson Guthy, whom we loved on the Summer Break Tour with Big Time Rush last year.  He played several new songs including his new single, “Young and Single.”  Jackson does a great job of getting the crowd pumped up with his catchy songs and energetic performance.

It’s clear that 5S0S draw a lot of their inspiration from early 2000s pop-punk and add their own twist on it.  The Australian band powered through their set like old pros playing old favorites like “Don’t Stop” and new releases from their EP like “Heartache On The Big Screen”.  It was almost like watching All Time Low and Blink-182’s love child on stage!  Everything from the onstage banter, to the antics to move from stage right to stage left, and even the dueling guitars between Luke and Michael had us wishing we could turn back time to Warped Tour 2007-2008.

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As the band slowed things down (not by much) with their song “Beside You”, the crowd responded with raising paper hearts in the air and signs reading “the city that never sleeps” with the NYC skyline on them.  Lead singer, Luke Hemmings commented mid song how cool the crowd looked from stage and we totally agree.  It’s amazing to see just how much social media has impacted music and concerts today, as hundreds of fans in the audience held up their hearts.

The sold out crowd was extremely enthusiastic, and we noticed a LOT of items being thrown on stage at the band.  Clearly some people haven’t read our Fangirl Handbook for the proper concert etiquette!  (Rule #1:  Don’t throw things at the band.)

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5 Seconds Of Summer are sure to get the respect they deserve with the support and friendship of fellow pop-punk artists, All Time Low.  Alex Gaskarth co-wrote a song called “Disconnected” with 5SOS for the US Tour Edition of the “She Looks So Perfect EP”.  The song definitely sounds like an outtake from an earlier ATL album (hey, we’re not complaining!) and we can hear the ATL influences in their track “Lost Boy.”

If you get the chance to see 5SOS on tour, and you love to feel nostalgic for early-mid 2000’s pop-punk – hop on that bandwagon before it gets too full!

Watch 5 Seconds Of Summer perform “She Looks So Perfect” live at the Best Buy Theater in New York City from last night!

Check out the set list below from PupFresh!

“18”
“Out of My Limit”
“Voo Doo Doll”
“Don’t Stop”
“Heartache on the Big Screen”
“Lost Boy”
“Amnesia”
“Beside You”
“Disconnected”
“Heartbreak Girl”
“Teenage Dream”
“What I Like About You”
“Good Girls Are Bad Girls”
“She Looks So Perfect”
“Try Hard”

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The Friday Five: Songs On Repeat This Week

1. Jackson Guthy – Pretty Lady
We were introduced to Jackson Guthy on the BTR Summer Break Tour last summer and after sitting through his set two times, we were totally into every single song by the third go around! His songs are infectious and catchy. Get to the 5SOS tour early because Jackson is definitely an opening act you’ll want to know. Grab a copy of Jackson’s new song “Young & Single” on iTunes now!

2. The Vamps – Girls On TV
At their first headlining show here in NYC, The Vamps played a few new songs from their debut album “Meet The Vamps” (out now in Ireland, the UK and most of Europe on Monday!). One of those was Girls On TV. It’s got a reggae feel, but still displays The Vamps acoustic driven sound. Pick up a copy of “Meet The Vamps” on iTunes UK now! Check out all of their signings around the UK this week HERE!

3. Cody Simpson – Surfboard
One of our favorite stars on this seasons Dancing With The Stars, Cody Simpson, released his new single “SURFBOARD” to great reviews. It’s been on constant repeat in the fangirl office since it dropped. Pick up a copy of “SURFBOARD” on iTunes and don’t forget to watch and vote for Cody on DWTS every Monday.

4. Austin Mahone – MMMYeah
We can’t say enough awesome things about Austin Mahone but we’ll keep trying. The one man boyband recently celebrated his 18th birthday by announcing his debut album “The Secret” as well as announcing a headlining tour featuring The Vamps and Fifth Harmony. Tickets are on sale now and with every ticket order, you receive a digital copy of Austin’s album!

5. 5SOS – She Looks So Perfect
5 Seconds Of Summer kick off their North American headlining tour today and what better way to celebrate their EP debuting in the top spot on the Billboard Digital Albums Chart! Like Billboard, we totally dig their power pop punk sound and we can’t wait to see them in NYC. Pick up a copy of the US Edition of the “She Looks So Perfect EP” on iTunes and sing along all summer long!

The Friday Five: Summer Tours That We Are Super Excited For

1. Hunter Hayes – “We Are Not Invisible Tour” feat. Dan+Shay, and Danielle Bradbery
It’s no secret that we are completely obsessed with Hunter Hayes (and Dan+Shay for that matter) but this tour tops this week’s Friday Five. Even better, Hunter is trying to set a world record for most concerts played in 24 hours AND it’s all in the country music deprived Northeast!! Click HERE for dates and ticket info.

2. Backstreet Boys – “In A World Like This Tour”
This morning, BSB announced they will be touring North America with Avril Lavigne. We are totally hyped on that lineup because who didn’t love “Sk8r Boi” the first time around?!  Click HERE for dates and ticket info and visit BackstreetBoys.com for VIP packages, upgrades, and fan club pre-sales.

3. 5SOS – “Stars Stripes and Maple Syrup Tour” feat. Jackson Guthy
Aussie band 5 Seconds Of Summer announced their highly anticipated North American tour and it sold out in minutes and tickets keep popping up for $300 on StubHub for the shows! They don’t even have an album out yet and already selling out concerts? That’s crazy. For ticket info and all of the dates, click HERE!

4. Bruno Mars – “Moonshine Jungle Tour 2014”
We all love “The Lazy Song” and “When I Was Your Man”, and who DIDN’T love his halftime performance!?? Don’t miss your chance to have Bruno croon his way into your heart forever on his upcoming summer tour! Get all of the dates and ticket info HERE.

5. Goo Goo Dolls Summer Tour feat. Daughtry and The Plain White T’s
In keeping with the 90s-00s nostalgia, the Goo Goo Dolls decided to go on another summer tour! This time they’re bringing Daughtry out with them. (we tried to sing one of their songs but it turns out we kept singing Nickleback….hey! kinda the same thing, right?) Click HERE for all of the dates and for ticket information.